• Nov 25
    2019
    I thought back on my time in school, I had very limited opportunities to present and work on public speaking. In fact, there’s only one time that I can think of that still sticks in my memory where I did have the opportunity to present in public. It was my senior year of high school and I was asked to go speak to 5th and 6th graders and their parents ...
  • Nov 19
    2019
    Sales people often view their job as a series of hurdles to overcome before the finish line is crossed. Count the number of times you hear “no” before getting a “yes.” Match the tone of the potential customer and carefully observe their body language. What if the secret to being a good leader and sales rep was just to be able to ask better questions? Who knew a philosopher who ...
  • Nov 04
    2019
    When most people are asked what their actual fears are when it comes to public speaking, it normally comes down to three different responses: fear of judgement, fear of being unprepared, and the risk of looking like a fool. Regardless of how you feel about giving a presentation, the fact is you cannot shy away from it if you want to professionally succeed and advance in your career. You may ...
  • Oct 11
    2019
    Watch the video or read the transription, below! Today, I want to talk about an article I recently read about why students can’t write. It was something I found pretty fascinating for a couple of reasons. One, it’s not just students. The writing problem has definitely bled over into the business world. It really brought me back to my school days around how I was taught to write through elementary ...
  • Sep 26
    2019
    With organized sports having played such a big part of my formative years, I am always fascinated by the parallels between success in sports and in the workplace. For me, a skill that has always been critically important in both is the ability to communicate. Over the first few weeks of the NFL season, I have read several articles driving home the importance of communication for athletes. For example, radio ...
  • Sep 24
    2019
    So, you’ve built your presentation from the ground up, and the day is coming up on you fast. You shouldn’t feel alone when you panic or experience anxiety before your big moment, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to buckle down and transform your fears into something helpful and productive! Here are a few steps you can follow to make the road to giving your presentation easier and less ...
  • Aug 21
    2019
    Today marked the end of summer vacation for our kids. As we prepped for this over the past several days by trying to get sleep schedules adjusted, discussing appropriate behavior, and attending “meet the teacher”, our kiddos were inundated with information. We felt confident they were set up for success on their first day of school (1st and 5th grade). About halfway through the day, I was hit with a ...
  • Aug 08
    2019
    As I was cleaning out some boxes in the garage over the weekend, I came across my old sports trophies. As I reflected fondly on the “good old days” of high school football a la Al Bundy, I couldn’t help but be struck by the countless leadership and life lessons I picked up through my years of playing organized sports. One of the lessons that jumped out at me is ...