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That’s Original: Create a Competitive Edge by Being One-of-a-Kind

“You gotta be original.  If you’re not, what do they need you for?” – actress Bernadette Peters. Do you think everything’s been said and done? Do you think there’s nothing new under the sun? Au contraire. There ARE original ideas, first-of-their-kind brands and businesses, and individuals who stand out from their crowd. In fact, your success depends on your […]

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“Enough about me.  What do you think about me?” – Bette Midler in the movie Beaches While speaking at an INC 500 event, I introduced a new approach for replacing elevator SPEECHES with elevator CONNECTIONS. An entrepreneur named Colleen raised her hand and said, “I can’t figure out how to do this for my business.” I asked what she normally said […]

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I was on the West Coast recently presenting “Got Your Attention?” for a conference. At the speaker dinner the night before, we were going around the table with a “Review – Preview.” Each of us had a chance to reflect on the first six months of the year,share a couple of highlights, then look ahead […]

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What a thrill to hear from publisher Berrett-Koehler that my book GOT YOUR ATTENTION? is the INDIEFAB gold medal winner in the career category.  Here ‘s the announcement from Foreword Reviews. Following that good news, I went to Amazon.com and discovered it is trending at #4 in ‪#‎Business‬ ‪#‎Money‬ ‪#‎Sales‬ ‪#‎Marketing‬ ‪#‎Presentations‬ Then I went […]

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What a joy it was being immersed in a sea of 5000 women at The White House The United State of Women Summit. Everywhere you looked, there were women swapping cards, sharing resources and recommendations, and discussing how their startup, company or cause is educating and elevating women. What I loved most was how the […]

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Thanks to Kunal Sood for giving me the opportunity to be a delegate at the inspiring Novus Summit at the United Nations this past Sunday. Here are just a few of the many highlights of that incredible day. One of the speakers talked about there being two types of people in the world – those […]