7 Great Quotations from AIN 2015

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I went to my first Applied Improv Network conference back in 2009. I can honestly say it was one of the most important conferences of my speaking career. The AIN is a collection of applied improv practitioners, and attending that conference introduced me to my tribe, people from around the world who had discovered what I… Continue Reading >

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10 Insights from Influence 2015

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I spent the past week in Washington, DC at Influence 2015, the annual convention for the National Speakers Association. It was a great opportunity to connect with other speakers, share my thoughts on the value of what we do, and, of course, learn a ton of great things. Here are 10 Insights I gained from… Continue Reading >

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A Letter to Procter & Gamble

When I left Procter & Gamble two years ago to focus on Humor That Works, I wrote a love / break up letter of sorts to share some of my thoughts on the company I spent 6 years with. Here is that letter (edited slightly for non-P&G people). My Break Up Letter with P&G June 29th… Continue Reading >

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Applied Humor Insights from AATH 2014

This past weekend I presented at the annual AATH Conference in Vincennes, IN (the birthplace of Red Skelton and home of the Red Skelton Museum). If you’re not familiar with AATH, it stands for the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor and is an organization dedicated to helping people practice and promote healthy humor. It… Continue Reading >

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The Wisdom of Commencement Speeches

The June edition of The Ohio State University Alumni Magazine ran a feature on past Commencement Speeches from OSU graduations. All told, more than 400 commencement ceremonies have taken place at the university, starting back in 1878 when the first six people graduated from The Ohio State. A number of notable people have given Commencement… Continue Reading >

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