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GYA

Did You Know GOLDFISH Have Longer Attention Spans than Humans Do?

“A lot of times people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”  pioneer Steve Jobs I agree with Steve Jobs. That’s why, as soon as Intrigue Agency Project Manager Mo Sahoo discovered a startling statistic from Harvard Business School researcher Nancy F. Koehn, that goldfish YES GOLDFISH, have longer attention spans [...]

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Malala

“The role of the musician is to understand the content of something and to being able to communicate it so it lives in somebody else.” – Cellist Yo-Yo Ma This morning, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (winning the award jointly with Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi). As The Washington [...]

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    “The only danger is not to evolve.” – Jeff Bezos, Amazon Thanks, John Lee Dumas for interviewing me on your #1 rated business podcast – Entrepreneur on Fire. John is different than most interviewers.  Instead of asking the usual questions about business tips, he encourages his guests to be reflective about their journey [...]

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Meeting Crowd

  “I have found there is no substitute for paying attention.” – TV anchor Diane Sawyer   Unfortunately, in today’s culture of impatience and distraction, it can be challenging to motivate people to pay attention to our programs, events and conventions. That’s one of the reasons Kate Mulcrone, Web Editor for PCMA – Professional Convention [...]

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    “Let’s address the elephant in the room. ‘YO Elephant!’” – humorist Gene Weingarten An executive hired me to help him with his habit of “over-talking.” He knew it was undermining his impact and wanted to learn to be more concise so people would give him their attention. I asked him, “Do you know [...]

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TRANSFORM YOUR RUN-OF-THE-MILL PRESENTATION IDEAS BY APPLYING THE “SEVEN CS OF ORIGINAL MESSAGING.” BY SAM HORN It’s been said that there are no original ideas. But what may seem like old hat to you could become the next compelling TED talk. You can transform your presentations by mining your expertise, experience, and epiphanies. Start by writing [...]