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Spock

Got Intrigue? The Art And Business of Giving and Getting Attention

I told a participant in my ‪#‎SXSW‬ workshop, “Congrats. Your pitch passed The Eyebrow Test®” “What’s that?” he asked. I said, “The Eyebrow Test®?” is a way to: BE more intriguing in the first 60 seconds when people are making up their mind whether you’re worth their time. TEST whether what you’re saying is confusing, […]

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GYA

“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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eof

    “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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ShowAndAsk

“You had my curiosity, but now you have my attention.” – line from the movie Django Unchained Many of us grew up doing “Show and Tell” in elementary school. A premise of INTRIGUE is, “It’s smarter to ask than tell. And it’s even smarter to show and ask.” Why? Showing and asking verbally and visually […]

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hourglass

THAT’S ALL THE TIME YOU NEED TO GET TO YES. REALLY.   “No one wants to go out mid-sentence.” -Johnny Depp   And, as Johnny would surely agree, no one wants investors to nod off mid-sentence. Investors have seen hundreds of pitches. They’ve been there, heard that. They decide in a couple minutes, max, whether […]

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TEDx

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 […]