Ray Dalio has a new book on the subject of principles. You know what they say about principles. Everyone has them and they’re all different. I first became aware of the Dalio principles when it was reported that a .pdf he had posted online had been downloaded a gajillion times. Ray Dalio had published a […]
“Regrets, I’ve had a few…” Remember that old song My Way, made famous by Frank Sinatra? As a lifelong, commissioned salesperson, I can really identify with a song that references the pain of over-ambition, doubt, tears, taking “the blows,” and “my share of losing.” I’ve lost deals that would pay for a house. Not […]
Being a good interviewee is important because we all learn from each other. This article has guidelines for being interviewed online. Tweet This Interviews used to just happen on network television. But now, webinars, podcasts, conference calls, blogs, and three-way phone calls are all being used to get expert opinions distributed to various audiences. My first […]
Words are powerful, whether they are contained in a passionate speech or the lyrics of a beautiful song. My first career was in the music business as bass player in the Caruso Brothers band. Being a musician taught me to appreciate how songs are put together. Even today, I find myself analyzing bass lines, chord […]
It’s hard to believe that we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s famous I Have a Dream speech. Or are we?
Contrary to popular belief, variations of King’s I Have a Dream speech were delivered many times before and after the “official” date of of August 28, 1963. In fact, King had been using the dream concept in speeches since 1960.
Like many great speeches, the “official” version was an amalgamation of what worked best up until then, combined with the massive media coverage of what was called “The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.”
As I always say, “the best kind of writing is rewriting.”
Hey, happy January! This is my favorite time of year even though these days have their challenges. The holidays can be stressful, the post-holiday blues can linger and lots of us make do with a minimum amount of sunlight in the first month of the calendar. Whether you’re impacted by depression, melancholy, seasonal affective disorder […]
Radio personality, Lisa Barry interviewed author, Michael Angelo Caruso on the subject of how communication affects emotions. This interview aired in January of 2018 on WEMU 89.1 during All Things Considered. Listen to the playback recording here. I’m on the interview circuit to promote a new book titled, Work Hacks, 300+ Cool Ideas to SPEED Success. […]
Americans live in interesting times. The most evolved society in history has overall, made an extra effort to be more patient, more tolerant, and to withhold judgment. Wait, what? Withhold judgment? We’re taught in schools and church not to judge others. Almost every day I hear someone use the phrase, “I’m not judging here” or […]
Compliments are great for relationships; but not everyone is good at giving them Men have never been the best at giving compliments, right, ladies? That’s why it’s good to know that there’s a place you can send men to learn the fine art of saying nice things to other human beings–even to other men. That […]
There’s nothing funny about humor. Tweet this
At least that’s what professional comedians think about the subject. It turns out that the route to a person’s funny bone is quite strategic and even cerebral.
And the trip to the funny bone is often goes through some dangerous territory. All humor makes fun of something or someone, so the art of comedy should be be handled very carefully.
That’s why so few professional speakers are funny. Humor is not easy.
Recently, Detroit’s Metro Times, interviewed several comedians on the art of being funny. Here are their suggestions, along with a few of my own.
Comedy tips from the pros
I write articles so you don’t have to. Tweet this
Everyone that sells a product or service knows that it’s a good idea to post article content to promote your brand and drive traffic.
But who has time to write?
The problem is even more complicated for people who aren’t writers.
So, here’s an easy solution– publish other people’s content. And you can easily do it with their permission!
How to use other people’s articles
England swings like a pendulum do, Bobbies on bicycles two-by-two Westminster Abbey, the tower of Big Ben The rosy red cheeks of the little children. -Roger Miller, England Swings My childhood was steeped in London pop culture. Roger Miller sang about a swinging England. Benny Hill and Monty Python charmed us with their quirky […]