Did you ever hear one of the attendees leave one of your corporate events saying, “wow...that was amazing!”
I’ve been fortunate enough to have event planners tell me that is exactly what they’ve heard people say, and honestly, they’ve said it themselves.
But how do you get to that [...]
Event planners often have some “go-to” ideas when it comes to hiring a headline act for their big corporate event.
Maybe it’s a magician, or a cover band, or an impersonator.
There’s just one problem with all of those types of acts: they’re not improvisational.
And not only is the[...]
The lights dimmed. The crowd quieted down. And as the spotlight hits me onstage, 700+ people in the audience at Navy Pier waited for me to begin.
The rest, as they say, was history.
Make that excellent history.
Make that decibel-busting laughter, applause, singing and clapping history for [...]
Ten years on the stage at Second City taught me one important lesson: use a warm and personal approach to engage the audience.
If you do that, they’ll have fun and stay engaged.
That’s how I’m able to put people at ease, and receptive to hearing your message.
And best of all, I do it [...]
First, let me ask you what makes for a successful corporate event, product rollout or trade show?
It’s when people in the audience are engaged, enjoying themselves, having fun and participating in the evening’s entertainment!
It’s when people are not fidgeting, checking emails or leaving[...]
Surprisingly, we have something in common.
We both want to make your company’s next big event a huge success – we just go about it in different ways.
You do it by hiring the best talent available, and I do it from the stage, making you look good for hiring me.
That’s a win-win for [...]
BE NICE TO YOURSELF: THE ARTIST'S DATE
The last couple of weeks I have been writing about how I remain creative on demand; whenever I need to be, No matter how close the deadline. These are ideas you can put in place with your team and your staff too …. or I can come and show you and your team [...]
Last week I talked about The Artist Way. As one part of The Artist's Way exercises that I use to stay so creative and productive all the time is Journaling.
It's a pretty simple tool. I've been journaling pretty much every morning now for … I don't know …. maybe ten years now. In that time I [...]
One question I get asked all the time is “How do you know the words to so many songs?”
I make ‘em up!
Which is only partly true. These days with contemporary tunes most times a verse and chorus is all you need before people get bored and want something else. We call it The ADD Factor. [...]
One question I get asked all the time is “How do you know so many words to so many songs?”
Long answer? I've been doing this for so long it comes to me pretty easily. But not before some long years and months putting in the hours.
It wasn't always like this. I studied. A lot. I went to [...]