Senno Ecto Gammat — 5 must do elements to get your ideas across

Have you ever gone too fast in pitching an idea or project to a team? And then met with some variation of the following conversation like Leeloo (she has the gun) had with Korben Dallas? Senno ecto gammat. “Senno ecto gammat,” says Leeloo as she points a...

"Yes and…" 7 business lessons learned from improv

“And we can find out what the customer believes they’ll get from the other vendor that they won’t get from us.” Or you could react with… What happened? Who is is responsible? How did we get in this situation? Not necessarily bad questions...

Pubs startups and sharks–gotta love it!

What an interesting and fun pub talk. Pubs startups and sharks all at one time! Myself and Tim Varela, president of Meta Fab, were “sharks” at OTBC’s “Westside startup Pitch Event” in which 11 participants presented their startup business...

So you think you're a good listener. Maybe you are, maybe not.

So, you think you’re a good listener. Maybe you are. Maybe not. Spend a day and practice listening and observing. Be diligent in your meetings and spend as little time as possible talking and more time asking, listening and observing. In hallway conversations or...

5 great ways to screw up communication

“7% of any message is conveyed through words, 38% through voice, and 55% through nonverbal elements such as facial expressions, gestures, and posture.” —Dr. Albert Mehrabian, author of Silent Messages who conducted several studies on nonverbal...