Author: Bill Connolly

Bill Connolly is a marketing/branding expert, career adviser, and professional improv comedian. Bill is also the author of the book, “Funny Business: Build Your Soft Skills Through Comedy” (July 2013), and host of a radio show by the same name on the UR Business Network. He is an actor at Boston's Improv Asylum, and performs regularly with the group What Up D'oh. Bill resides in New York City.
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Ditch the Pitch: An Interview with Steve Yastrow

Recently, I had the privilege to connect with Steve Yastrow, a former marketing executive and the founder of Yastrow & Company, a consulting organization that helps businesses improve results through breakthrough marketing, customer relationship, and sales ideas. Steve’s new book, Ditch the Pitch: The Art of Improvised Persuasion, makes the case against a standard sales …

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Aerodynamics of Yes: An Interview with Christian Capozzoli

Recently, I had the privilege of grabbing coffee with Christian Capozzoli, one of New York City’s top improvisational comedians, the author of the improv manual, Aerodynamics of Yes, and a member of the team “Bucky” at the famous Upright Citizen’s Brigade theater. In addition to his presence at UCB, Christian is a respected teacher for …

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Romancing the Brand: An Interview with Tim Halloran

Recently I had the privilege of connecting with Tim Halloran, President of Brand Illumination and author of the new book Romancing the Brand: How Brands Create Strong, Intimate Relationships with Consumers. We discussed the key ingredients needed for a strong brand, how small businesses can take the first step to create meaningful, long-term relationships with …

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Side-Hustling: Chantel Waterbury, CEO of Chloe + Isabel

I recently had a chance to catch up with Chantel Waterbury, founder and CEO of Chloe + Isabel, an exciting jewelry company that employs merchandisers to build their brand. It is very popular with Millennials, and each merchandiser is essentially an entrepreneur “side-hustling” to bring in extra income, which makes Chantel an excellent addition to …

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How to Improve Your Career in Your Free Time

How do you get ahead in the workplace?

Some people over-deliver on projects they are assigned, hoping to be recognized with increased pay or a promotion. Others look for inefficiencies in the company that can serve as new leadership opportunities. Still, some employees favor becoming a voice of the brand, writing external-facing articles and speaking …

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Fit at Last: An Interview with Ken Blanchard

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Ken Blanchard, one of the most influential business leadership experts and author of the iconic One Minute Manager. His newest book, Fit at Last, demonstrates how his leadership techniques can be applied to achieving success and strengthening commitment by chronicling his journey to better health. We discussed …

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Economy of You: An Interview with Kimberly Palmer

Recently, I spoke with Kimberly Palmer, senior money editor and Alpha Consumer blogger at U.S. News & World Report. Kimberly is also a successful “side-hustler,” building an Etsy shop of money planners to help create some financial freedom. She also is releasing a new book, entitled The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and …

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POWER of Branding: An Interview with J.D. Power

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with James David “Dave” Power III, the visionary entrepreneur whose company, J.D. Power & Associates, has become a household name since it’s inception in 1968. Dave shares many of his successes and failures in the new book, POWER: How J.D. Power III Became the Auto Industry’s Adviser, Confessor, …