How to Become a Born Leader book now available!

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My newest book, How to Become a Born Leader, becomes available today (Thursday, November 1, 2018). You can purchase your copy on my website by clicking on “Store” at the top right of your screen.A boss and a leader are wildly different creatures. Though millions occupy both role ...
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How to Be Funny (Part I)

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It was every young speaker’s worst nightmare, especially one who viewed himself as a funny motivational speaker. I was giving my first public speech, opening with the obligatory extraneous joke. I'll never forget delivering the punchline, and hearing that spontaneous burst of... silence. Not a chu ...
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LEARN TO GIVE SPEECHES LIKE A PRO!

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Effective speaking skills are not inborn; they are learned. Though some lucky people naturally engage in behaviors that make them dynamic public speakers, it doesn’t necessarily follow that those who do not do those things by second nature cannot learn those same skills and perfor ...
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Call Me “Cheese Whiz”

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WHY HIRE A FUNNY, MAGICAL MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER?One of the most rewarding aspects of being a motivational speaker is the opportunity I enjoy to positively impact the lives of so many different types of people. Though cynics may perceive my profession to be a little on the cheesy side ...
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THE KEY TO GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE: HIRE FRIENDLY PEOPLE!

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   I recently spoke at the brand new Hotel ZaZa just outside Houston, Texas. It’s a boutique hotel chain that currently operates two hotels in the Houston area and one in Dallas, with construction underway on a fourth in Austin. The day I arrived marked the one-week anniversary of the hotel’s ...
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$50,000 IN CONSULTING… FREE! (sort of)

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How to Overcome the Price Objection in SellingPrice is, of course, an important factor when customers consider a purchase, but no one makes their decision based solely on price. Even price-conscious customers rate the actual sticker price of an item no higher than fourth on their in ...
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ROCK YOUR BUSINESS with MARVELLESS MARK KAMP

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What can rock stars teach us about life and business? Plenty, according to my friend and colleague, “Marvelless” Mark Kamp. Mark is a former D.J. and Las Vegas headliner who impersonated celebrities onstage. He’s also made it his mission, as a keynote and motivational speak ...
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TAKE THE RED PILL

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The thesis of the cult-classic film series, The Matrix, is that the world we all perceive is actually a computer simulation fed into the brains of people who are, in reality, held in suspended animation in capsules and are being used as batteries to power the machines who created the alternate reali ...
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How Do You Deal with Change?

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Losers complain when the direction of the wind changes. Winners just set their sails differently to take advantage of it. Whoever adapts fastest reaps the rewards....Billy Riggs, Change Speaker PRESTO CHANGO – There’s Magic in Change! Among the useless and esoteric bi ...
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Niagara and the Danger of Drift

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The Woodward Siblings, 1960 On July 9, 1960, a middle-aged resident of Buffalo, New York named James Honeycutt took the 17-year-old daughter and 7-year-old-son of a coworker for what he assumed would be a pleasant, scenic boat ride on the Niagara River. The children’s mother wasn’t entirely co ...
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