Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra on Music and Presentations Deliver a Strong Performance for Your Audience

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In this edition of Maximizing Opportunities, Brian and Derek talk about the parallels between good music and good presentations, and how in both arenas fortune truly favors the bold.

Our special guest for this episode is a songwriter, producer and real-deal rockstar of the band Better Than Ezra: Kevin Griffin. We also get good vibes and insight from one of our very own pirates: the passionate and musically gifted Maxx Parcell. Finally, review the music-sharing software that will change your life: Spotify.


Maximizing Opportunity Host

Brian Burkhart

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Brian is on faculty at Northwestern University and is Founder of SquarePlanet Presentations in Chicago. Through his work with TED speakers, Shark Tank contestants and business leaders around the globe, Brian’s mission is to help bring innovative ideas to life through the power of communication.

Maximizing Opportunity Co-Host

Derek Rudel


As SquarePlanet’s Curator of Growth + Marketing Solutions, Derek leverages his unique combination of creative, design and technical skills to lead the charge on all things marketing, community engagement and workflow optimization. He is also the co-host of the Maximizing Opportunity Podcast, and hates the taste of cilantro.