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    Improv’ing MLS Ticket Sales: An Interview with Bryant Pfeiffer

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    Recently, I was fortunate to catch up with Bryant Pfeiffer, VP of Club Services for Major League Soccer (MLS). We connected over our shared affinity for improv comedy, as he has been infusing improv concepts into training for ticket sales reps for multiple sports leagues over several years. In his current role, Bryant is charged with …

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    Why You Must Act Like A Jerk


    You know all those people you think are jerks for being louder and pushier than you? Here’s a shocker. They get what they want, way more often than you do.

    Compared to those who are less straightforward: people, who emphatically say what they want, get what they want more often. Not because other people are …

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    The Discomfort Zone: An Interview with Dr. Marcia Reynolds

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    Recently, I had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Marcia Reynolds, author of the new book, The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, October 2014). Dr. Reynolds works with clients around the world who seek to develop effective leaders, and understands organizational cultures, what blocks communication and innovation, and what is needed …

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    Learning to Dance: An Interview with Ben Weston

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    Recently, I had the privilege of speaking to Ben Weston, a professional dance and confidence coach for men. Ben has an interesting story, going from someone terrified of dancing to an authority on the artform. We discussed his history, how dance has helped give him more confidence, and the impact dance can have on anyone’s life.…

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    Achieving Sweet Success: Interview with Chef Carla Hall


    I recently caught up with Carla Hall, who is the co-host of ABC Daytime’s lifestyle series, “The Chew,”  seated alongside restaurateurs and “Iron Chef America” stars Mario Batali and Michael Symon, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly, and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz.  She was the  fan favorite former competitor on Bravo’s “Top Chef.” and built …

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    What It Takes to Write For The Daily Show With Jon Stewart


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    I recently had the privilege to sit down with Delaney Yeager, a writer from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Delaney told me about her experience on the show and the hard work it takes to be ready to air at 11pm Monday through Friday. The Daily Show’s focus is …

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    Michelle Phan: Branding Tips from a Video Vixen

    If you’ve ever searched for beauty tutorials online, then you’ve likely come across YouTube superstar Michelle Phan. At age 27, Michelle has amassed over seven million subscribers and over one billion views, created her own makeup brand, em cosmetics, and is the co-founder of beauty social networking site and sampling program IPSY.com. She has been profiled …

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    How to Make Your Content (And Yourself!) Go Viral

    Jonah Berger is a Marketing Professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the New York Times Bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On. He has published dozens of articles in top-tier academic journals, and popular outlets like the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review often cover his research.  Berger is a world-renowned expert on word of mouth, …

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    An Interview With Don Fanelli of the UCB Theater in New York


    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Don Fanelli of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. Don is a performer at the theater that was co-founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh and has bred some of the nation’s best improvisers and sketch writers.

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    Lead Positive: An Interview with Dr. Kathryn Cramer

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    Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Kathryn D. Cramer, a licensed psychologist, executive consultant, and author of the book Change the Way You See Everything, which was a New York Times bestseller and landed her two spots on The Oprah Winfrey Show. In her latest book Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leaders See, Say, …

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