Words, Dance but no Music

Words, Dance but no Music

It’s Friday morning and I’m sitting on a crowded plane in the midst of 8 young men who are headed to Amsterdam for a big weekend together. They are incredibly talkative in an endless stream of chatter, banter, intense debate and raucous laughter. Normally I would have to put in earplugs to maintain my little zen bubble, but not with these guys. They are all deaf. The only noise they make is when one gets overly eager and bounces up and down in his seat in excitement. I’m amazed at…

A Tolerance for Silence 

A Tolerance for Silence 

Listening to Finnish entrepreneurs pitch, you would think it is a nation of Steven Hawkins voice impersonators with monotone, deadpan, and flat voices. But listen carefully and you will discover a real warmth underlying the cold exterior. What they taught me is that the Finns have a huge tolerance for silence.

7 Fatal Voice Mistakes that Entrepreneurs Make when Pitching

7 Fatal Voice Mistakes that Entrepreneurs Make when Pitching

7 Fatal Voice Mistakes that Entrepreneurs Make when Pitching. Why some of the things you can’t even hear yourself saying may be killing your pitch and ruining your first Impressions

In my head I sound like George Clooney – deep and sexy. But when I hear a recording of myself, I’m reminded more of Stevie Urkel. The voice inside my head is a lie. Inside your head too. Learn why.

How Can Entrepreneurs Keep Faith?

How Can Entrepreneurs Keep Faith?

Something that all entrepreneurs will face sooner or later are setbacks, delays and rejection. It goes with the territory, yet one of the hardest things is keeping faith and energy in your project, regardless what comes your way. How do others do it? How do they keep their belief in spite of resistance?