The Business Professional vs. the Professor

The Business Professional vs. the Professor

Is there really a difference between the corporate world and the academic world? The answer is a definite, “yes.” The academic and corporate worlds often seem as different as night and day. Academics are questioning by nature, and they crave research—sometimes...

The Power of Interpretation

There is always someone who knows better than you what you meant. It happens all the time. We say something and we think we know what we are saying, and yet the interpretation is something different. Would you agree? Consider this example: You’ve got a...
Impress Your Audience With Eye Contact

Impress Your Audience With Eye Contact

Since the dawn of time, humans have used eye contact as a powerful nonverbal tool to connect to each other. Along with the handshake, eye contact is a key trust indicator in any human interaction. On the stage however, you don’t have the luxury of shaking hands with...
The Need for Improv in Business

The Need for Improv in Business

When you hear the word “improv,” you more than likely think of Saturday Night Live, your local improv theater, or about any number of comedians. You think humor. Improv is a fundamental part of comedy because, like great comedic moments, it is spontaneous and...
Mind Your Manners!

Mind Your Manners!

I’m certain your parents stressed the importance of manners as you grew up—at least the basics such as “please” and “thank you.” It’s surprising to me however, how many manners we don’t learn as we grow older, and how many faux pas are made in day-to-day business...