Holy Cow – Dan Pink has a podcast

I don't know if you've heard of it, but the 1-3-20 podcast with Daniel Pink is out there, it's free, and it's just plain awesome. Daniel Pink is my favorite author, and on top of having some incredible books, he also interviews other outstanding authors for his podcast. According to his page: "In each episode, Dan will choose one book that has made an [...]

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Your Audience is not an Abstraction

Have you ever thought of your audience in the abstract, such as " group of students", "job seekers looking for advice" or "managers needing training"? Of course this can be a [...]

Primer: Make a to-do list

Tonight's exercise: Make yourself a big audacious to-do list. No. Not a "get the groceries, wash the car, do 17 push-ups" kind of list. Instead, spend the next 5-10 minutes [...]

Speaking about what should you talk about

At my Toastmasters Club tonight I gave a speech on my recent post about "What should you talk about?" Below is a cut-out of the handout I gave during the speech: Prompts to [...]

What should you talk about?

Editors Note: I spoke about this topic the day after writing this post, and the handout info is here: http://robchristeson.com/speaking-about-what-should-you-talk-about If [...]

Are you out of Ideas?

This post is second in a series about using writing prompts to improve your writing, or to reach non-writing goals. The first post is here. The next prompt in The Writers [...]

Acknowledge that it is hard

Is there something in your life that you are avoiding? Too many times, we like to place blame somewhere for why we aren't doing the thing(s) we know we should be. Instead of [...]

Good Toastmaster Lessons

Here's three important lessons you should know about Toastmasters: 1. Toastmasters has the flexibility to let you choose your path to success. Many Toastmasters fall into [...]

Do you have an old mind?

I'm finally reading Daniel Pink's book, A Whole New Mind. This was written before his excellent work on motivation, Drive. Drive had a lot of buzz, and I read it first [...]

Book Review: Sway

I recently received a recommendation to read Sway, The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior. To me, this work looked similar to Dan Ariely's work, The Upside of [...]

Make iContact

Photo by Ambro I was chatting with a coworker recently who didn't want to have a web-enabled phone. I asked, "what's the big deal?" and she said, "Get your head out of your [...]