John C. McGinley on Memorizing Scripts

John C. McGinley, best known for his role as Dr. Cox on “Scrubs” was interviewed on The Opie and Anthony Show. He was asked how he memorizes a script. He gave three steps: He writes the entire script by hand. This helps cement the words in his head. In the column, he...

Do Less, Make More

In the September issue of “Speaker Magazine” (published by the National Speakers Association), I have a 3-page article. It is called: Do Less, Make More: Work Only One Hour a Day by Mastering Leverage. Here’s the beginning… I’ve been trying a...

Creative Leverage for Professional Speakers

Today’s Wednesday Work Wisdom is an interview between me and Theo Androus where he asked me about the business model of my speaking business. We discussed the concepts of gamification and leverage and how they are important for creating a successful business (of any kind)....

Your Customers Are Cynics

[This article originally appeared on the American Express Open Forum] A large portion of my business is public speaking. And I know many others who make their living the same way. But to be perfectly frank, companies are often wasting their money when they hire a speaker. I say...

Video of My TEDx NASA Speech

For those of you who asked, here is the video of my six minute speech at the TEDx NASA conference. Click the bottom right button on the video player to watch in full screen. Enjoy. Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Innovation @ TEDx NASA

This past Friday I had 6 minutes to share a message about innovation with the world at TEDx NASA.  It was a fantastic event with 29 speakers, authors, musicians, aerospace engineers, a neuroscientist and more.  1,700 people were in attendance and it is reported that nearly...

Podcast: Creating Innovative Products

How do you create products that sell themselves? That is what I will be speaking about at the National Speakers Association (NSA) national convention in Phoenix, AZ this summer. As a way of promoting that event, I was interviewed by professional MC, Camille Valvo, for the “Voices...

Come See Me Speak in Denver

On October 3, I will be speaking at the National Speakers Association Colorado Chapter’s monthly meeting.  But this time I won’t be speaking about innovation.  My presentation is entitled “Costly mistakes I’ve made during my speaking career…and how...