How to Get a TED Talk

My newest TED talk, “How to Get a TED Talk,” has just been uploaded to YouTube (though for unknown reasons, it has been retitled to “Art of Pitching Ideas”). Here it is: I hope you enjoy it. If you do, please consider sharing it. Thank you!

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Storybook Love

Tonight, I picked up Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami from the bookshelf. I found an old bookmark a few pages in – it looks like I started reading it before, but for whatever reason, stopped. Then, I started thinking about how books are a lot like relationships. Sometimes, we just aren’t […]

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Free Book Promotion

This weekend, my first book, How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements, will be free to download on! Building a relationship with a corporate sponsor is one of the most important things an organization needs to do in order to achieve its mission. Sponsors can not only provide a source of income, but also increased […]

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How a Portland Event Being Cancelled Demonstrated White Privilege

This week, a controversy erupted over a local show in Portland, OR. It all stemmed from the promotional artwork meant to look like a Black Friday sale advertisement: The ad features several racial stereotypes about black culture: cocoa butter, oversized basketball jerseys, grills, and so on. Understandably, local racial justice activists were upset by this poster […]

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New Scheduled Appearances: TEDxSalem, Music Millenium, Oregon Paralegal Association

I’ve updated the appearances page with a few more entries. Some of the highlights include: July 12: Portland, OR – Music Millenium I’m hosting a discussion of arts and business as well as doing a book signing for my newest release, Music Business Hacks. The book isn’t really formatted for doing a straight reading, but we […]

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