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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 11.25.2014 | 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 10.07.2014 | 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.

Clinton Rakes It In!

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Bruce Weinstein

Last week the New York Times ran a front-page story entitled, Hillary Clinton Taps Speechmaking Gold Mine. The article suggested that it's ethically questionable at best for former politicians to receive exorbitant fees for speaking engagements. I take issue with this.

Christine Quinn: 'I Think The World Is Ready for a Lesbian Mayor of New York City'

Dominic Carter | Posted 09.07.2013 | New York
Dominic Carter

I sat down recently to interview the speaker of the New York City Council, Christine Quinn. Is she worried whether or not New York is ready for a woman mayor who is a lesbian? With a smile, Quinn responds 'no.'

SXSW: Twitter Divides Conference Audiences Into Three Groups

Karl Gude | Posted 05.06.2013 | Technology
Karl Gude

I was on a 'visual storytelling' panel at last year's conference and, although 600+ people attended the session, only about 1/3 of them were actually "listening" to us! Blame Twitter.

Weeds Creator Developing New Series for Netflix (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.26.2013 | TV
Shira Lazar

Actor Romany Malco from Weeds, 40 Year-Old Virgin, and Think Like A Man talks black movies, making money on YouTube, Tijuana Jackson, and growing up in a bad part of town.

Change Management 101: How Businesses Win With Innovation

Scott Steinberg | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business
Scott Steinberg

As a business leader, to succeed, it's important to think of change management as an ongoing, not occasional, activity that should be ingrained in any enterprise from day one.

The Science Behind Speaker-Making

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Ashley Williams Are you trying to get new speakers in your car but they’re too expensive? Have you ever considered making your own? It&rsquo...

Young Entrepreneur Council: 12 Steps to Break Into Public Speaking and Build Your Brand

Scott Gerber | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business
Scott Gerber

How do you break into the world of speaking engagements to grow your brand?

Historical Context Missing From Debt Ceiling Reporting

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Back in 1995 and 1996, a government shutdown actually happened -- twice. The debt ceiling was not raised, but the country did not default. President Clinton actively used his veto pen, as the Republicans sent him bills that they knew he would not sign.

Two Reluctant Bargainers

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the possibility of a government shutdown looming, it's hard not to see how uncomfortable both Speaker of the House John Boehner and President Barack Obama are at this sort of bare-knuckles game.

Can Boehner Count Votes?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

John Boehner is having a rough week, but the real fight within the Republican Party has only just begun.

Democratic Rep To Vote Against Pelosi's Leadership

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Heath Shuler plans to vote for himself rather than Rep. Nancy Pelosi during Wednesday's floor vote for Speaker, and he predicted Monday that Demo...

LEAKED: The Original Tear-Soaked Draft of John Boehner's Speech

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp

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Friday Talking Points [146] -- Clowning Around

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Send in the clowns! No, that's not a statement on Congress returning to Washington next week. Although if you choose to read it that way, I certainly...

Fox News Wins the 2010 Election

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Fox News did more than just about anyone to weaken President Obama, peel off Senate seats and wrestle control of the House from Democrats.