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That’s Intriguing #123: What’s A Recent Entrepreneurial Aha?

That's Intriguing #123: What’s A Recent Entrepreneurial Aha?

    “The only danger is not to evolve.” – Jeff Bezos, Amazon Thanks, John Lee Dumas for interviewing me on your #1 rated business podcast – Entrepreneur on Fire. John is different than most interviewers.  Instead of asking the usual questions about business tips, he encourages […]

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That’s Intriguing #122: Want to Get the Attention of Your Convention Audiences?

That's Intriguing #122: Want to Get the Attention of Your Convention Audiences?

  “I have found there is no substitute for paying attention.” – TV anchor Diane Sawyer   Unfortunately, in today’s culture of impatience and distraction, it can be challenging to motivate people to pay attention to our programs, events and conventions. That’s one of the reasons Kate […]

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That’s Intriguing #121: How Can I Motivate People to Pay Attention to Me?

That's Intriguing #121: How Can I Motivate People to Pay Attention to Me?

    “Let’s address the elephant in the room. ‘YO Elephant!’” – humorist Gene Weingarten An executive hired me to help him with his habit of “over-talking.” He knew it was undermining his impact and wanted to learn to be more concise so people would give him […]

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That’s Intriguing #120: How Malala Yousafzai’s Story Has Inspired The World

That’s Intriguing #120: How Malala Yousafzai’s Story Has Inspired The World

“The role of the musician is to understand the content of something and to being able to communicate it so it lives in somebody else.” – Cellist Yo-Yo Ma This morning, 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (winning the award jointly […]

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That’s Intriguing #119: Pitching Advice Straight From The “Shark Tank”

That's Intriguing #119: Pitching Advice Straight From The "Shark Tank"

    “When we are selling our ideas, the audience must first buy us.” – Peter Coughter, VCU BrandCenter Where can you go to get examples of how to – and how not to –  pitch? That’s right, TV’s popular Shark Tank. Kudos to Bill Murphy Jr., […]

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That’s Intriguing #118: Did You Know GOLDFISH Have Longer Attention Spans than Humans Do?

That’s Intriguing #118: Did You Know GOLDFISH Have Longer Attention Spans than Humans Do?

“A lot of times people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”  pioneer Steve Jobs I agree with Steve Jobs. That’s why, as soon as Intrigue Agency Project Manager Mo Sahoo discovered a startling statistic from Harvard Business School researcher Nancy F. Koehn, […]

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That’s Intriguing #117: Are Titles Really All That Important?

That's Intriguing #117: Are Titles Really All That Important?

A consulting client asked me, “Are titles really all that important?” I told her, “You bet they are.” My first agent, Michael Larsen, who now heads up the San Francisco Writers Conference with his wife Elizabeth Pomada, once told an audience at Maui Writers Conference, “Titles sell books.  There are […]

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