Month: April 2015
One Simple Life Hack to Help You Create Good Habits
I don’t pretend to have all the answers. But lately I’ve been implementing a little trick that has helped me. I think it can help you too.
My agency is growing. We have amazing clients. We also produce a world class conference. The conference and the clients are synergistic events on paper. In execution they are at odds. One takes from the other in time, energy and sweat equity. I needed to clone myself, or find a solution.Read More
A Funny Little Story About a Seriously Big Mistake
In September of 1997, I was in graduate school at NYU. I was living in Queens, NY sleeping on a twin bed in my brother’s living room. He was in Law school at St. Johns. My father had help me to get admitted into graduate school. I felt like a fraud. I studied harder than I’d ever studied before.Read More
The No. 1 Thing You Need to Do Right Now If You’re Unemployed
I have lots of experience being out of work. It happened to me three times in a two-year span. Five times total throughout my career. I’m only 40, so that’s a pretty impressive streak.
Also – I split up a business partnership. I didn’t read the fine print of our contract. I battled my partner for almost a year. I made almost no money.Read More
5 of The Most Inspiring Keynotes You Need to Watch Now
Inspiring, sometimes touching, and always thought provoking – a good keynote is timeless. A bad one, can destroy your event, suck the life out of the room, and make you want to vomit. I believe in the power of the spoken word. I also believe that each of these men are masters at their craft. Here are 5 of the best public speakers I’ve ever heard utter a word.
15 Simple Tips For Introverts Networking That Will Blow Your Mind
I’m an extrovert, and I understand the power of networking. What hurts me is to see introverts not capitalize on the opportunity of an event like the summit. So here are 15 practical tips you can use the next time you’re at an event. I hope you join us at this year’s summit and test them out.Read More
2 Powerful Tools That Will Make You a Better Writer Immediately
Yesterday James Altucher wrote a great post, titled “The One Score That Can Improve Your Writing with a Single Click”
In the post James notes one important fact.
The F-K Score of your writing sometimes dictates it’s success. He notes:
“The Flesch-Kincaid Score was calculated to determine at what grade level you are writing for. If your score is 10, you are writing for a 10th grade level. If your score is 12 you are writing at a 12th grade level. And so on.”
James also notes that great works of literature, score low on the F-K Score. “Heart of Darkness” scored 6th grade reading level. Hemingway’s “Old Man and the Sea” scored a 4th grade reading level.