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The Tag Team Method

I have a bit of a quirky confession for you… When I was a kid, even though I’m a girl, I used to watch Wrestlemania, and the tag team matches were always some of my favorites. Each wrestler would do his (or her) part, taking on the opponent, leveraging...

Are You All In?

The most frequent question I’ve been asked in my many years of working with speakers and artists is this: How do I find more bookings? My first question back to them is always this: Where are you looking now? Seriously, where are you looking? If you’re not...

You Down With O.T.T.?

When I was in high school, I wanted nothing more than to be an animator for Walt Disney Studios. And so I’d buy (and actually read) all those huge hardcover books all about the history and technique behind the unique quality of Disney animation. I remember this...

The Magical Hook

Have you ever wondered what to make of all this talk about miracles and manifestation? I’m as big a fan of magical stories as the next person, but there’s a dash of healthy skepticism in there, too. I was watching the film Hook with my kiddo recently, and...

The Dragon, the Viking Woman, and I

I wrote a poem when I was 19 years old and living in Russia, called “The Dragon and I.” It came to me as an almost instantaneous “download” when I was in the middle of my Sociology class. A good friend of mine read it, and compared the...