speaking engagements

Are you ready for 4 to 5 figure checks from just speaking? For most of us, who haven’t survived a life-changing accident or haven’t been featured on Real Housewives, the upper bounds for speaking rates are in the low 5 figure range. Hearing that would probably excite people, and in some cases, it’s worth getting…

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preparing for first interview

  As the title suggests, when you’re working as a hiring manager, your main job is to supervise the recruitment process. Whenever there are vacant positions available in your company, it’s your task to send out job postings, as well as to screen the applicants. If you think that this is going to be just…

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As someone who travels around the world speaking about generations, uncovering the source of terms like avocado and Millennials or ‘Ok Boomer’ is a part of my job. The best part about understanding the ontology of the term, is that its source is often much different than popular opinion. Unfortunately, most of these terms are…

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speaker industry

When I first began my speaking career, I read almost every book under the sun about the industry. The end goal – find out what works and do what the successful speakers do. Throughout all of them, the most peddled advice, a great keynote is your best marketing tool. As a result of this strategy,…

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digital marketing

As a business owner, digital marketing should be you are very familiar with by now. Many companies do it to keep up with the technological advancements and to stay relevant in their industry. Popular brick-and-mortar stores have also started to build their online presence and implement digital marketing strategies in an attempt to capture a…

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preparing for first interview

Not only is it a new year it is a new decade which means time to get those plans in action.  If landing a new job is top of your list then I’ve got some tips which will help you smash your first interview. Today, we have a special guest Amy Rehan a manager at…

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managing software engineering teams

Who would have known it would have come to this… Several years ago, when I worked in corporate as a software engineer, I spent most of my time in a high rise building in San Francisco. It was tier 2 Silicon Valley startup, free food, flexible hours, game room, but you probably never of heard…

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manage unionized environment

There are countless if not thousands of articles written on the dynamics of management. Everything from Bottom Up Management, One Minute Management to Six Sigma Management. In fact, you can say there are just as many management flavors as there are ice cream flavors at Basket Robbins. However, most management forms are written for white-collar…

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succession planning

Can you solve a problem even if it’s too late?  During September 2019, I was working with a group of VPs across various marketing companies during a conference breakout session. Unfortunately, one of the leaders was in deep water. She (let’s call her Sally) currently worked on a remote team where some employees were reaching…

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