Archive for June 2017

2017 Ferrari – $10k Cash – Midnight tonight

It’s the kiss of death. It’s every experienced speaker’s worst nightmare. It’s one of the worst things that can happen to you as a speaker. It’s equivalent to the dating world’s, “he/she’s got a great personality”… What I’m talking about is: …After you’ve just giving your all for 60 mins, pouring your heart and soul…

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Superstar saves drowning man at wedding

This last weekend was my niece’s wedding. It was held at a venue straight out of the movies. Absolutely picture perfect. Green grass, fully bloomed colorful flowers everywhere, a covered gazebo for the vows, a separate covered area for food, dancing and …. Speeches. Obviously, during this part, my ears perked up. We had 2…

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Chiropractors are not really doctors

“Chiropractors are not really doctors…“ “Chiropractic care, I’m sorry to say, is little more than the buffoonery of a 19th-century lunatic who derived most of his medical theory from séances.” “The field is based on shaky concepts. Everything that comes from it is fruit of the poisonous tree,” “quacks…” “… pseudoscience…” How does that make…

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Warren Buffett endorses me?

Well, he didn’t say it directly to me. Here’s what happened: I was flying from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to Seattle Washington. In total, it’s like 16 hours flight time. I try to sleep as much of that as I can to kill the monotony of sitting still that long. Unfortunately, this trip I wasn’t…

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Group Presentations Skill the Reigning King

Influencing from the Front graduate and client writes in: ======== Jeff, I appreciate your email… But you got screenings all wrong!!! Take it from a Master Screener… just like speaking, teach people the right way and their whole life can change. Keep up the good work! Trev ========   And to himz I sayz: you’re…

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Why Most MD’s are Liars by Default

One of the biggest complaints that chiropractors have about medical doctors is that they treat the symptom and not the cause. Wouldn’t you agree with that statement? What’s really interesting to me is that if you look at the hippocratic oath, at least a popular modern version (Dr. Lasagna’s), one of the lines is this:…

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The Case Against Screenings

Back in the 90’s I used to work for a lead generation company that used to use fish bowl raffles as their main lead generation system. How it worked was simple: Enter your business card in the fishbowl for a chance to win a free cruise. Then those leads (all but 1) would be called…

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US Vice Consul tries to get in on the action

You ready for this?… The Vice Consul in Karachi, Pakistan conducted a 2-day training workshop solely on presentation skills for UIT (The Usman Institute of Technology). Looks like we’re in competition with Uncle Sam. (Not really) But, 2 questions come to mind: 1.) why is a vice consul of the United States Consulate teaching this…

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