These are scary times and I should know because I’m no stranger to fear. When I was nine years old I watched Earth vs. the Flying Saucers on TV and it flat out scared the living bejibbers out of me. Most of the movie wasn’t all that bad. I could handle the flying saucers zipping […]
My wife gave me a DNA test kit for Christmas and I had big hopes for the results. The first thing I was hoping for was some sort of exotic heritage so people will think I’m cooler than I really am. So when I found out that I am 1/1000 Japanese (True story. Not making […]
I could sit here and tell you about how much fun we have at my events, or I could step away from the microphone and let my clients have their say!
As I drove away from Holland, Michigan, I knew I might be in real trouble. I had read about blizzards and seen them on TV plenty of times, but I had never experienced one firsthand. Creeping eastward on I-196, the dim outline of dark shapes punctuated the whiteness on either side of my car. I […]
The beginning of the year is an excellent time to focus on your vision. I mean, after all, the year is 2020! What bigger hint do you need to take a moment and think about what you would like to see in your future? © 2020 Charles Marshall. Charles Marshall is a nationally known humorous […]
What can you do about inner-office conflict? For the first several years of my career, I was the sole employee of my company. I was both manager and employee. Receptionist and CEO. I was the one and only occupant of my office, but that didn’t mean there wasn’t conflict between me and my coworker. One […]
Most of the inquiries I get are from people who don’t make a living booking speakers. They are assigned to get a speaker for an upcoming event, so they scour the Internet, cross their fingers, and then hope they made the right decision. The problem is that often the experienced and inexperienced can speakers can […]
Have you ever noticed that so much attention is given to training employees, but so little to training customers? You are, at this very moment, training your customers. Every time you interact with your customer in your business, you are communicating something about yourself and your business. In every interaction, no matter how small, your […]