May 2021

As I see it, 2021 is the Year of the Communicator. As the winds of change continue to blow through the business world, the ability to tell a compelling story will become even more essential. As we try to restore the meaning of the words “truth" and “trust"—not all of our fellow Americans have the same level of the latter about the former—businesses will need to be transparent, leaders will need to be authentic, and communicators will need seats at the table. Are you ready to be empowered and respected? To, as the old cliché goes, speak truth to power?

Want some help to create your messaging strategy? Hit the Contact button in the top right.

Our Friend TED

Do you want to give a TEDx Talk? Expert booker Marie Incontrera and I have put together a program to help you explore how to find ideas and put them together. We’re launching a new cohort of our TEDx Starter Kit in the next month or two.

One of the people in our first cohort of the program booked a talk at TEDx Beacon Street, like, 15 minutes after the final Zoom. Your mileage may vary, but at the very least you’ll walk away with a solid outline of a TEDx-worthy speech.

Speaking of TEDx Talks, the good folks at TED have put my TEDx Talk on their website. Enjoy!

“Nonprofit of the Quarter" (maybe Year?)

I instituted a new practice in the fourth quarter of 2020, dedicating a percentage of my revenues—that’s gross income, not net—to an organization whose work I want to amplify.

For 2Q2021 I’m going to stick with Running Start, which educates young women about “leadership, campaign strategy, and teamwork, without a partisan lens."

Learn more about Running Start and add your own donation, or start a Nonprofit of the Month/Quarter/Year program for your own business. Live your values and make the world a better place.

I’ll update this page as things change. And thanks to Derek Sivers for the idea of the “Now" Page.

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