Changes …


November 29, 2016


Casey Neistat used to publish a daily YouTube vlog with 5 million subscribers. 5,000,000!!!  And then he quit. Pretty much cold turkey. Though I was guessing something was up when he didn’t publish anything for a few days. He, of course, did a video on that he’s stopping the vlog and moving on to other […]

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Looking back on 2016…


November 29, 2016


There’s still a month left in 2016, but I’m taking the time today to wrap things up here for the year. (More on that tomorrow.) This year was interesting and more successful than unsuccessful. I flew around the globe again, sharing and training the important message of sharing our authentic stories. 90,000 airline miles total […]

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Reliving your entire childhood on one walk


November 28, 2016

Stories, Travel

I grew up in Düsseldorf, Germany, but today live in the United States. On a recent trip back, while I was speaking at three events in Europe, I took a 2 1/2 hour walk around town-basically most of my childhood. It was kind of interesting I walked by my old schools, where I practiced Judo […]

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TRAVEL CLEANLINESS TIP: What a great idea when flying…


November 27, 2016


I was getting ready to fly  Chicago –  New York City when the woman about to sit next to me got out wipes and proceeded to completely wipe down her seat.  Everything. The back. The tray area in front of her, too. I looked at her and she said: “Sorry. Getting sick is the last […]

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Prediction: A/B testing will disappear as experiences become truly personalized

A/B testing, of course, is a technique that marketers use to optimize their content and websites. It’s a somewhat easy way to figure out what works best: Are more people clicking on the blue box or the orange box? Do more people read this article if I post the picture here or there? A/B testing […]

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UPDATED: How to do Instagram live video and why you might ignore it for now 

As of Nov. 25, 2016, live video now works for some. I got my first notification today:  Personally, I can’t go live on Instagram yet, but Antonia Baedt of Koenigsfilm in Düsseldorf –  were I spoke – shared these screen shots:  So, once you can go live, there’s the LIVE tab in Instagram Stories. Once […]

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How event planners and people running meetings can use content marketing techniques for success 

We’ve all been in meetings and at conferences that were just bad. A waste of our time. Why am I here? Who thought this was necessary? Might as well have left me a voicemail that I could easily ignore. Ha. Many times when meetings or conferences blow for the attendees it comes back to one […]

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Thanksgiving/Black Friday book deal just for you 


November 24, 2016


Happy Thanksgiving to everybody in the United States. By the time you read this I should have landed in Europe to speak at three events and conferences. I’m excited to present to you this Thanksgiving and Black Friday sale of my authentic storytelling book only available on this blog. Typically the book goes for $15 […]

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These WordPress plugins help me with content creation and blogging


November 23, 2016


WordPress, the blogging platform that I use for this blog, does offer many different plugins. A plugin is basically an add-on that helps me customize my site’s functions without having to do development work. They can usually be installed with  one click. What’s nice about plugins is that they can make many things easier for […]

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#Dadlife: Why date night without leaving the house is not lame 


November 21, 2016


Every once in a while my wife and I like to have a date night. So our two girls go to the sitters and we go out to a movie or dinner or something like that. It usually included going out because that seems to be the standard definition of a date. But more recently […]

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[FITNESS BLOG] How I plan to lose weight over Thanksgiving


November 20, 2016

My Fitness Tips, Travel

Weight  is one thing I struggle with. It went way up a few years ago, then went way down and then kept going up and down and up and down. It’s like a never ending battle. It’s extremely hard to actually eat the right amount of calories with the size of portions being served in […]

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