Archive for September 2017

Seinfeld’s advice to Chiro speakers

Jerry Seinfeld came out with a new comedy special on Netflix. As a long time fan of his, it caught my eye. The whole act was his personal story — his hero’s journey. That answered the question, “Who am I and how did I get here?” For any student of storytelling and certainly any IFF…

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The art of eye contact

Let’s rap about eye contact… In the context of public speaking and influence, eye contact is one of the less sexy topics you can bring up. But if you think making money is sexy… listen up. Studying and mastering eye contact is sluffed off as inconsequential and trivial. But you don’t have to look further…

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Dope on a rope

I once read a fable in Karen Salmansohn’s book, “How to be Happy Dammit”: DOPE ON A ROPE “There once was this criminal who had committed a crime. (Because, hey, that’s what criminals do. That’s their job!) Anyway, he was sent to the king for his punishment. The king told him he had a choice…

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Avoid dotardedness w/ the new no-tard screener

Dotard. Pronounced DOE-turd. If you’ve been following the rants between Trump and Jong Un, you know they have given each other nicknames. Rocket-man (Kim Jong Un), sent everyone running for a dictionary when he called our executive in charge a “Dotard”. I have to admit, I thought his English was just jacked up and he…

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Why I’m expecting a Nobel nomination

Losing part of my thumb has changed my life forever. There’s no denying that. Things that once were routine, I can no longer do (YET!). While I’m rehabilitating my hand, somethings I used to love to do, such as cooking and lifting weights are simply not in the cards right now. Both, are too dangerous.…

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Why Speakers should become Writers

If you want to become a better speaking, become a better writer. What?!, you say. Is thee ol’ Sterdog speaking blasphemy? Hold your horses a second. I’m not talking about just any kind of writing (though, all writing helps you become a better storyteller), I’m referring to Copywriting. Studying copywriting will improve your public speaking…

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SHOCKED! Massage therapists tries to adjust me

I reminded of the time I actually had a massage therapist try and give me an adjustment here in Brazil. Can you believe it? I could tell what she was cooking up by the way she was stretching my neck from one side to the other, just like you do right before you adjust it.…

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Revealed: the most important influence tactic

Today I had lunch with a buddy of mine who is a fund manager here in Brazil. He was telling me that they have investment bonds here that guarantee 10-15% and that some of the government bonds offer a tax exemption as well. He described how stuff works with the B3 (Brazilian stock exchange), the…

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You, ZERO chance of being a great speaker?

If you’re taking massive action, but following the wrong advice, you’re doomed from the beginning. For example, in the last 5 or 7 years, I’ve noticed a huge spike in the desire for the “Beach body”. The desire to have a beautiful body and the public’s placing value on such vanity has always been there,…

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