“Life’s a Pitch, so You Better Start Practicing:” The Power of the Table Topic

“Life’s a Pitch, so You Better Start Practicing:” The Power of the Table Topic

You try to avoid eye contact as the person behind the lectern glances around for her next victim. It is 7:35am in the morning, you’re at your weekly Toastmasters meeting, and it’s time for the dreaded table topics. Hoping that you don’t get called on, you squirm in your chair and start counting the speckles…

See How Easily You Can Become A Better Speaker By Doing This.

See How Easily You Can Become A Better Speaker By Doing This.

You try to avoid eye contact as the person behind the lectern glances around for her next victim. It is 7:35am in the morning, you’re at your weekly Toastmasters meeting, and it’s time for the dreaded table topics. Hoping that you don’t get called on, you squirm in your chair and start counting the speckles…

How Social Media Can Be A Walk At The Beach

How Social Media Can Be A Walk At The Beach

I hear too many people say the following statements regarding Social Media: It’s so much work. I don’t understand it. I’m just not that into it. I’m not sure where to start. I don’t know how to use it. I have a simple answer for these people, but first a story. I was walking barefoot…

Learn How To Save Yourself From Being Chased By A Bear

Learn How To Save Yourself From Being Chased By A Bear

Things at work have been extra busy. You decide to go on a nature hike to get away from it all. You hear a rustling in the bushes. You’re alone on the trail, and it’s late. There’s really no other option except to run away. You feel the instant surge within your body, a set…

Soda And Coffee Are Not Your Friends

Soda And Coffee Are Not Your Friends

So drink more water, exercise more, and tackle those projects with your best self.

The Corn On The Cob Theory: Share Your Idea With Out Giving It Away

The Corn On The Cob Theory: Share Your Idea With Out Giving It Away

You show up 10 minutes early for the appointment, dressed in your best clothes. It’s hot out and you hope that you won’t sweat through your shirt. You’ve been anticipating this meeting, and fear overtakes excitement at this point. He sees you arrive early. He’s larger than you thought. Dressed in jeans and a polo,…

Forget the Business Cards and Collect Real Relationships

Forget the Business Cards and Collect Real Relationships

I pinched myself to make sure that I wasn’t actually under the covers of my bed. Ouch. Okay, so it was real. There I was, on the third terrace level, surrounded by passionate millennial entrepreneurs, at the very top of the West Hollywood Hills. The bird’s eye view of the city was breathtaking. It was…

6 Tips to Effectively Set Up a Booth at an Event

6 Tips to Effectively Set Up a Booth at an Event

There are over 2,000 people walking around you, buzzing from one of the over 200 startup booths. You’re looking at all these people and thinking “What’s the game plan? What the hell can I do to get the most out of this event?” People swarm your booth and you’re trying to come up with a…

How To Be Happy, Healthy, and Have More Money

How To Be Happy, Healthy, and Have More Money

Two elements when combined will make you happier, healthier, and wealthier. Two parts Hydrogen and one part Oxygen. Some people call it water, I call it awesome. Don’t do me a favor, do yourself a favor. Drink More Water. Cheers.

Steps to Make Conference Calls With Calls to Action

Steps to Make Conference Calls With Calls to Action

First calls with potential partners can create anxiety and worry if the call is not approached with authority, an agenda, and calls to action.

How To Use T-Chart Lists (and Become Ammune to the Sorta-Disorder)

How To Use T-Chart Lists (and Become Ammune to the Sorta-Disorder)

At any given time, a startup has a long list of “to dos,” and many of the day-to-day operations have to do with trying to get these things done. Learn how to get more done.

Failure is Your Only Option: So Enjoy

Failure is Your Only Option: So Enjoy

Michael Jordan once said, “I can accept failing, but I cannot accept not trying.” So keep trying, and embrace the #NewWay of thinking about failure, take chances, learn firsthand from your mistakes, and celebrate the failures.