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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...]

Zig Ziglar and the Daily Inspiration of Salvation

This is a guest post from Chris Vonada. Chris is an authorand geologist, and also enjoys reading, running, anything outdoors, travel, family, friends, music and life! He writes about his passions at I’m Just Thinkin’ (http://chrisvonada.com). You can also find him tweeting at https://twitter.com/ChrisVonada ”Did you know that every human being is created with a purpose and that they have a responsibility to not only discover their purpose but also to fulfill it?”  ~Zig Ziglar I … [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...]

5 Famous Folks I Know (because of my blog)

If you've read The Daily ReTORt during the past few months, it's difficult to hide the fact that I'm a HUGE fan and supporter of author, blogger, podcaster and nationally-sought speaker - Michael Hyatt. Michael is the former CEO and current board Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishing - the seventh largest publishing house on the planet. Michael is also a multiple New York Times bestselling author, and an individual whom I deeply respect. My friendship with Michael began from a series of … [Read more...]

Communicating Without Speaking

Communications experts estimate that more than 50% of communication between humans is non-verbal. In other words we convey at least as much meaning with our body language and gestures as with our voice and words. That's an amazing statistic, especially given the fact that very few people give much thought to the non-verbal cues they use every day. That's one of the reasons I put together this infographic on body language tips for communicators. I gleaned all of the content from the … [Read more...]

My Closing Thoughts…

Here's my final video blog post from the SCORRE Conference, which I attended last week. The conference helps communicators organize and present virtually any kind of  information in a clear manner. The need for the conference became apparent when the organizers conducted a study of 2,500 individuals who had attended a series of speaker events and found the following results: 75% of attendees could not communicate the purpose of the speech they had just heard; 50% of the speakers … [Read more...]

One Thing Good Speakers do to Become Great

This past week I've attended a pair of communication conferences, the Launch and SCORRE Conferences respectively. The conferences introduced a novel way to organize information using the SCORRE methodology.  Then attendees were challenged to convey that information in a presentation that gets recorded and critiqued in a small group. This recording and critiquing process is a tactic that good communicators use to become better at public speaking. I've been making periodic video blogs … [Read more...]

The Dicey Game of Using Humor

Humor is risky - it's often an "all or nothing"  roll of the dice. I respect people who are funny and want to be like those people who have the power to make me laugh. Regrettably, I'm the first to admit that I'm not naturally funny. Oh sure, I try to be - but my attempts are often strained and miss the mark. Sometimes a failed joke to a single person gets a "courtesy chuckle" because the other person is kind and gracious. However, that "graciousness" quickly dissipates in direct … [Read more...]

How I’m Learning Humility This Week

This week I'm attending a pair of communications-training conferences in Colorado. It's been a great experience thus far - except for last night. Below is a video post I shot this afternoon where I talk about the first presentation we had to deliver and how I crashed and burned. Enjoy. … [Read more...]

An Ending and a Beginning – all on the same day

Yesterday afternoon marked the end of the Launch Conference that I've been attending since Sunday. It has truly been a tremendous learning experience. The video blog below marks my third installment of the trip and I recorded it late yesterday afternoon. I talk about the close of the Launch Conference and the start of the SCORRE Conference, which was just about to get underway when I made the video. EdiTOR's Note: Please be advised, I tried a little "motion effect" in the video … [Read more...]