Archive for October 2017

Purpose driven presentations

Imagine spending your teen years fighting in one of the dirtiest wars in history, in your own backyard. Instead of the beach, movies with friends and playing dodgeball, you’re dodging live bullets, napalm, and agent orange. That’s exactly what Chef Bui did. Before he came to live in America, when he was 17, he joined…

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Rio street beggar: how to influence when ur survival depends on it

Like any major city in America, Rio has it’s fair share of Mendigos (street beggars). There’s a guy on my corner who is there rain or shine and just shouts at passer-byres (i’m not sure if I just made that word up). “Compre-me un café!”… “Compre-me un café!”…. (buy me a coffee) or “compre-me un…

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The most powerful proof

Back in 2008 when Roberto and I first founded, Influenceology (The Chiro Speaking Co. parent company), we were in the grind mode and said yes to EVERY speaking opportunity that came our way. One time I was asked to give a talk on Search Engine Optimization, something, back in 2008 I was qualified to talk…

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Green peace influence tactic

Every Tuesday and Thursday, I take Portuguese lessons. I walk to them because they are relatively close. Where I live in Ipanema, the streets fairly full of people doing ‘their ‘thang’…. The guy selling corn on the cob, churros, beggars and the green peace gang. … I call them a gang because they display gang-like behavior.…

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