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Who, said what, to who, with what effect!

Really?

Posted on | September 15, 2014 | No Comments

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There is a lot of talk today about our health and food.

I do wonder if marketing guys are not taking things to far?

Do we believe everything we see?

In the past did a good muesli not clean the liver?

You have to love marketing and packaging.

Speaking and Ideas.

Posted on | September 10, 2014 | No Comments

I tell my students that public speaking is not just about getting up on a stage and belting out a fantastic 3 minutes.

Speaking in public is also about mastering inter-personal communication, the interview.

One of my favorite places to watch people speak well and poorly is QTV on YouTube.

What Jian Ghomeshi brings to the screen is simply fantastic examples of public speaking all wrapped into long-form interviews.

I was listening to Q live yesterday and heard a wonderful conversation with Keira Knightley

Listening to her talk about her latest film is great but it is the end that really caught my attention, her story about being an actor.

I love hearing people talk about their vocations and all the warts that go with it.

This is a wonderful example of how to tell a great story and how to do a wonderful interview.

Is Ms. Knightley a perfect speaker, no.

Does Ms. Knightley tell a compelling story that washes over much of the speaking imperfections, yes.

Tell me what you think?

Nightline is Back!

Posted on | September 9, 2014 | No Comments

Professor by day and talk show host by night, the caped crusader of the airwaves, I am back on the air!

I am very proud of the 6 hours of radio I create with a very accommodating group of guests.

If you haven’t had a chance to listen here is a look at what I have been up to on the show.

You can find us on iTunes, Twitter, Facebook and several other social media havens.

Being able to teach communication and do communication is an incredibly rewarding experience.

So, save the show, share the links and enjoy Nightline with me!

Cool Marketing

Posted on | August 4, 2014 | No Comments

This was just cool and pretty innovative.

3 Fiat 500s made into boats!

And then race them at Huntington Beach in front of the Vans US Open of Surfing.

Very cool idea.

The Beach

Posted on | July 30, 2014 | No Comments

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There is something about a beach state of mind.

Sure you need sunscreen.
Sure you need time.
Sure you need a safe environment.

But there is something about surf, sun and sand that makes my mind totally relax.

The Beach

Posted on | July 30, 2014 | No Comments

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There is something about a beach state of mind.

Sure you need sunscreen.
Sure you need time.
Sure you need a safe environment.

But there is something about surf, sun and sand that makes my mind totally relax.

Great Idea

Posted on | July 22, 2014 | No Comments

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This is a great idea.

1. Make basic water available,  as it is in Canada.

2. Make it easy to refill your own bottle.

3. Let people know how many plastic bottles have been saved.

Water in action.

Oh Canada

Posted on | July 21, 2014 | No Comments

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We are in Vancouver and the thing that grabs my attention, as it does every year, is all the spontaneous green.

Flowers, veggies, moss and more.

Of course all this growth needs water and over the last few days it has been drizzle.

But this is one of the things I love about Canada.

What Next

Posted on | July 8, 2014 | No Comments

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This is one of those things that I said, “why didn’t I think of that ? ”

I haven’t tried it but it looks good.

On the other hand we wonder why we have so many obese people around these days, and this in one clue.

But all the same a pop tart and ice cream to make a sandwich does sound great.

See the Image and The Smell Comes Back

Posted on | July 4, 2014 | No Comments

How often do you see an image of something and then the smell just jumps into your brain?

This was sitting beside the picnic table and without it even being given a little tweek I could smell it.

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Of course it was only moments later before the memory turned to reality and I needed to unload 1/2 the can in an attempt to facilitate the enjoyment of a fantastic moment.

And this is yet another Canadian moment.

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