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7 Questions With an Author: Steve Rizzo

This post marks another installment of my “7 Questions With an Author…” series, where I ask published authors an unchanging set of questions and share their responses here. Today’s featured author is Steve Rizzo. Steve Rizzo is a personal development expert, whose clients include American Airlines, BP, JP Morgan Chase, Scholastic, Sprint, and many others. He's also an accomplished comedian who has performed with headliners such as Drew Carey, Eddie Murphy and Jerry … [Read more...]

The Power of Powerful Body Language

I've been a communications professional for more than 23 years. One of the most important aspects of communication is non-verbal cues also known as body language. Research has found that as much as 50 percent of our interpersonal communication is nonverbal. In other words, only half of what we say is spoken with our mouth. The other half of our message is usually unconsciously and silently conveyed via our nonverbal cues. Your nonverbal cues comprise everything from eyebrow … [Read more...]

Awesome Beethoven Flash Mob

I don't know about you, but flash mobs are one of my favorite types of YouTube videos to search and view. If you're not familiar with what a flash mob is, it's basically a pre-orchestrated gathering of co-conspirators who seek to surprise and delight a crowd in a public setting by doing something funny, shocking, beautiful or unexpected. This video below builds from one musician to a full orchestra and chorus performing Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. It's pretty … [Read more...]

An MLK Day Chat With Cleverbot…

Holidays provide a great reason to have a discussion with Cleverbot. What's Cleverbot you ask? Cleverbot, is a web-based Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) application that supposedly has the ability to learn by conversing with humans via an instant messaging platform. It's a real-world, social-technology experiment that I regularly engage. While it’s a stretch to say that Cleverbot is intelligent, interacting with this particular “thinking” software can be mildly … [Read more...]

Anatomy of a New Year Resolution

This time of year, it's obligatory to write a post about New Year Resolutions - it comes with the blogging territory. One of my top resolutions for 2013 will be to spend more time with my family offline, which means less time online. Toward that ultimate goal, here's an interesting infographic from the fine folks at World of Infographics that looks at the most common types of resolutions that are made each year as well as other statistics - such as resolution failure rates. Regardless, … [Read more...]

25 Christmas songs in 2 minutes

The holidays tend to bring out the best in people - particularly from a creative perspective. Here's a creatively, entertaining video from the folks over at ignitermedia.com - they produce a variety of faith-based videos, skits and production pieces. In this particular segment Rob Thomas (aka "Johnny") and Braun Brown (aka "Chachi") regale us with 25+ Christmas songs in less than 120 seconds. Don't let the goofy wigs or extreme orthodontia scare you, it's a pretty cool … [Read more...]

7 Questions With an Author: Tosca Lee

This post marks another installment of my “7 Questions With an Author…” series, where I ask published authors an unchanging set of questions and share their responses here. Today’s featured author is Tosca Lee. Tosca  is a  New York Times  best-selling novelist whose works include the critically acclaimed Demon: A Memoir, Havah: The Story of Eve,  and The Books of Mortals series with best-selling author Ted Dekker. Iscariot, Tosca's highly-anticipated novel about the … [Read more...]

Guest Post Invitation – Calling All Bloggers

[EdiTOR's Note: This is a re-post of something I wrote earlier this year, but I'd like to extend the offer once again.] For the past two years or so, I've been writing five days a week for my blog, The Daily ReTORt. During that time I've had the privilege of guest posting on dozens of great blog sites including heavy hitters such as: Michael Hyatt, Jon Acuff, Jeff Goins, ProBlogger, Ron Edmondson and Bryan Allain - to namedrop a few. The writing benefits I've gleaned from guest posting … [Read more...]

7 Questions With an Author: Bob Burg

This post marks another installment of my “7 Questions With an Author…” series, where I ask published authors an unchanging set of questions and share their responses here. Today's featured author is Bob Burg. Bob is a successful author and highly-sought speaker who shares information on topics vital to the success of today’s businessperson. He speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including fortune 500 companies, franchises and numerous direct sales … [Read more...]

Women Speak More Goodly Than Guys

The headline of this blog post shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone, in fact the best communicators I’ve known in my professional and personal live have all been the fairer sex – just ask my wife. In fact, the past 14 or so years that I’ve been in corporate communications all of my bosses have been women - and they've typically been some of  the best communicators within the various organizations. That fact comes to bear in two studies I recently read. The first was … [Read more...]