Unique Public Speaking Tips

Frozen. #40 #birthday #thebean #chicago A photo posted by LFR (@lruettimann) on Jan 8, 2015 at 8:10pm PST As part of my consultancy, I talk to a lot of high-performing sales professionals. (I always look at the crowd and wonder, “Why aren’t there more ugly people in this room? Why aren’t any of you fat? How…

40

Today is my birthday. I am 40. I don’t want anything for my birthday except a parade, champagne brunch, a puppy, a nap, peace in Syria, and a donation to Hustle Up the Hancock. (If you’re so inclined to donate, I would appreciate the support. Thank you!)

How Executives Use Social Media

About 18 months ago, I shared an article that 68% of executives weren’t on social media of any kind. Shocking nobody, the needle hasn’t moved over the past year despite to the rapid adoption of mobile devices. (I also wrote CEOs aren’t on LinkedIn. I received a barrage of hate mail on that one. But it’s true.)…

You Broke Your Resolutions, Already?

You broke your resolutions, already? God, you are such a loser. Just kidding. You are like most people, and that’s okay. There’s a lot of science behind why resolutions don’t stick — from inflated expectations to the rigid ways in which we define success and failure. I think what’s important to remember, on the second day…

2015 Resolutions

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets and resolutions. Today’s post is about resolutions. I make resolutions every year. (Learn to cook. Learn to swim. Take better care of myself. Be a better friend.) I never learned to cook, can’t swim for crap, and I could live on a diet…

2014 Regrets

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets and resolutions. Today’s post is about regrets. I regret not meeting Lil BUB, this year. You want to know — who is this Lil BUB you’re always talking about, Laur? Well, per her website, “BUB is a very special, one of a kind…

2014 Failure

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets and resolutions. Today’s post is about failure. My biggest failure in 2014 was forgetting about Lance Haun‘s birthday. You say — that doesn’t sound too bad. I say — Are you joking? Lance is one of my dearest friends. He is beyond loyal…