‘Do the Work’ Led Us to a Spot on Inc. 5000 List One of Inc. Magazine's 2018 "Fastest-Growing Companies"

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Using purely anecdotal evidence, I’d say about half of the Phoenix, AZ metro population has a tattoo. Yeah, I know, 50 percent is a big number. But just hang at any coffee shop, grocery store, gas station or street corner and you’re going to see plenty of ink. I have no desire for one myself, but the question invariably comes …

Annual Top Ten Presentation Trends – 2018 Edition What's Hot and What's Not

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Hello friends, it’s that time again, time for my annual list of presentation trends.  Oh yes, another round of the good, the bad and the downright stupid things that I expect presenters to employ this year in an attempt to curry favor with an audience. Try as I might to fully read the tea leaves, I was “wide right” on …

Top Ten Presentation Trends for 2017 The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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In 2016, I crafted my first, and now annual, list of presentation trends; the styles and approaches in live communications that I expected to take shape over the next 365 days. Now, I’m no Nostradamus—but my predictions ended up being closer than even I could have expected. We’re talking everything from social media guru Gary Vaynerchuk’s shameless cursing to a …

Presenting Data Effectively: 3 Ways to Not Lose Your Audience

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In today’s business environment, not a single decision is made without clear, comprehensive, and sometimes overwhelming amounts of data to help inform it. Salary decisions are guided by performance metrics, new products are developed based on market trends, even measly little blogs like this are using data. We can quantify the likeliness of an article being opened down to a …

Why Stories Matter: FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson

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If you haven’t watched FX’s true crime series The People v. O.J. Simpson, you’re missing out. The cast is stellar (Sarah Paulson, Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta, Courtney B. Vance — to name a few). The season finale aired last month and It. Was. Insane. This show (clearly) centers around O.J.’s notorious double-murder trial, and the legal teams who worked …