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A Trans Parent: How One Woman Is Inspiring a Nation

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 10.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

The first time I ever heard of Jessica Lynn, I was sitting down in a small recording studio at the base of UCSB's Storke Tower. She seemed like a mythical figure. An amazing woman who'd overcome the war trenches of life to emerge a shining beacon for the Trans community.

Trump Should Be Speaker -- And Still Run For President. Seriously

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.09.2015 | Entertainment
Paul Abrams

Trump as Speaker would also be the greatest campaign move in history. It is not a time-consuming job; all you have to do is make top-line decisions and make deals. The House would no longer be a place for bickering. Everyone would have an incredible time, and put the "grand" back in "Grand Old Party."

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Announces Bid For House Speaker

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

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Groove to the Music in Every Room Using Play-Fi and AllPlay

Michael L. Berman | Posted 09.10.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

In the beginning, the Great Technician created the Sonos speaker system. And it was good, as music reverberated around the Earth. But, realizing his new invention would not play well with others, he ordered the creation of Play-Fi and AllPlay and urged them to be fruitful and multiply.

7 Ways Businesses Can Surf the Silver Tsunami and Survive

Janice Celeste | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Janice Celeste

The Silver Tsunami refers to the takeover of an aging workforce. By 2020, 25 percent of the United States workforce will be comprised of workers age 55 and older. For the first time in history, there will be four generations of employees in the workforce.

How to Reignite Your Personal Power and Branding

Ellevate | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women

Have you thought about reinventing yourself and about reigniting your personal branding? If so, what are the challenges that keep you from acting upon your dreams? How can you break through and achieve success?

Simple Tips to Master Public Speaking

Arabelle Yee | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Arabelle Yee

Ever since I was young, I've always been the one to put my hand up in class. Not sure if it was the rebellious nature in me or if I was just really up for it. Last time I checked, I was still half introvert.

Actor Tommy Ford Partners With Urgent, Inc. to Uplift the Economic Future of Miami Youth

Zach Rinkins | Posted 07.24.2015 | Miami
Zach Rinkins

Urgent, Inc. will produce its 2nd annual Youth Economic Development Conference and FACE Community Expo on July 30-31, 2015 at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus from 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. each day.

Is Too Much Professionalism Harming Your Career?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

My clients often fear that if they show their true selves at work and reveal to their peers the fun sides of their personalities, they won't be taken seriously. If your professionalism makes you feel stymied, then you've probably taken it a bit too far.

10 Hot Tips for Killing the Stage at a Corporate Event

Hisham Wyne | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment
Hisham Wyne

I'm not going to make things easy and say there's a secret recipe that relieves nervousness. There is none. But there is definitely a checklist to ensure things work well.

When It Comes to Pure Sound, Does Size Matter?

Michael L. Berman | Posted 04.13.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

We recently played with three portable Bluetooth speakers ranging in size from "desktop" to "briefcase" and discovered that the smallest of the trio gave us the best sound.

Seven Speaking Faux Pas That Can Derail Your Speaking Career

Kelly Phillips | Posted 04.10.2015 | Small Business
Kelly Phillips

The connections I've made from speaking at events have enriched my business and my life in quite a few ways. Unfortunately, a speaking gig gone bad can do serious damage to your reputation. And it's not just about what you do when you're on stage.

How to Turn Competition Into Collaboration

Alex Kip | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

That's it, simple. The only one you're trying to make better is you, the only one you're trying to beat is you. You can't move forward by looking sideways. Take a look at the things that have been beating you up in the "locker room" and see how you can take them out.

The 3 Paths to the 21st Century Organization on the Edge

Ayelet Baron | Posted 02.20.2015 | Business
Ayelet Baron

Leaders who understand that the world is a fresh new canvass of opportunity are learning to inhale and manage a beta culture that continually evolves and creates.

Fake it 'Til You Make it Is for Cheaters and Wimps: 7 Habits to Create Real Change Using Aikido & Martial Arts Principles

Susan Harrow | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business
Susan Harrow

Instead of faking it 'til you make it, consider the advice of the late musician Jeff Buckley who said, "Be awake enough to see where you are at any given time and how that is beautiful and has poetry inside even in places you hate."

How to Introduce a Speaker

Diane Gottsman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

A well-executed introduction establishes a speaker's credibility, piques the interest of the audience, and creates an environment for an impactful speech. The following tips will help you confidently introduce a speaker at your next event.

Remembering a Few Things We Forgot

Michael L. Berman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

We dove into our piles of gadgets and discovered we unintentionally left four noteworthy items out of our past blogs. There are probably more, but we haven't yet worked our way down to the deepest depths of the piles of boxes in our office.

These New Wireless Speakers Help Quell Our Music Addiction

Michael L. Berman | Posted 10.11.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Being music addicts, we need access to our tunes in the bedroom, living room, boardroom and dorm room - - - even outdoors, if possible. With that in mind, we took a look at five wireless speaker systems and weren't disappointed.

How to Deliver a Hall of Fame Speech

Michael Goldberg | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

There may come a time when you have to give a speech whether at a wedding, funeral or award ceremony. Or you might be introducing the next speaker! Here are some ways to prepare yourself for your next big speech, presentation or talk.

Cerwin Vega Rises From the Ashes with New Speaker System

Michael L. Berman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Cerwin Vega, established in 1954, had been one of the most innovative manufacturers of audio equipment in the 20th Century, but fell upon hard times and declared bankruptcy in 2002.

Support Bestselling Author Michael Hyatt by Urging the National Speakers Association To Rethink Its Name Change

Connie Bennett | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Connie Bennett

In the wake of the National Speakers Association announcement at its annual convention a few days ago that it was renaming the organization "Platform,...

Is It Okay To Be Content?

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Being content is a great thing, however, I've also observed it can be an avoidance technique. There's a difference between not wanting anything because you're content and not wanting anything because you don't think you can have it.

The Power of the Voice Is Amplified When the Message Is of Gratitude

Brian Boyle | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

After several attempts to get me to saw a few syllables, one lucky day it just happened out of nowhere. My respiratory therapist attached a speaking valve, and I tried to sound out a few words and all of a sudden I began talking.

Boehner Hammers Last Nail in Republican Coffin

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

They ought to just change the name, really. Leave it as just the "Democrats" versus the "Tea Partiers" -- because the Republican Party of yore is nothing more than a corpse waiting for burial, at this point. John Boehner, in fact, just hammered the last nail in its coffin.

Diplomatic Solution Fails (In GOP)

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John Boehner tried a diplomatic solution, to allow Tea Partiers to vote for the umpteenth time against Obamacare while still allowing some sort of budget to pass so the government doesn't shut its doors in October. This compromise was just rejected by the Tea Partiers.