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Best Posts of 2021

Updated: Oct 1, 2022

It was a busy year. 106 posts. 65K+ views. Here are the most popular posts (and my favorite posts that I wish were more popular) by category:


This was the most popular Deliberate Post of 2021. Was it the image? The snarky back-and-forth commentary? The message? Probably all three.

This was the second most popular Deliberate Post of 2021. Inspired by a LinkedIn article, this post has links to four fantastic advertisements (two short commercials from EDS, two short films from Johnny Walker) with fantastic delivery and storytelling.

May the Fourth (Bad Corporate Storytelling Jedi Quotes)

Who doesn’t love a combination of Star Wars, bad puns, and Corporate Storytelling?

Beware RBF. The presenter sets the energy level for the audience.

It is important to make good choices and prioritize when packing for a trip… or preparing your presentation.

Paying attention is hard. Don’t make it harder. Some things to consider.

Sound familiar? If so, that’s a problem.

When presenting, you’re competing with cell phones for audience attention. Some tips to consider.

Once the proposal is in and you get to pitch, you have to stop educating and focus on motivating.

Fun discussion sharing really crappy presentation practices.

Do you combine slides in order to have fewer slides? Stop it. Stop it now.

Now that is scary.


Was Edison the lone genius inventor of legend? No. But he was a genius at…

Love him or hate him, he has some profound insights.

Shared an interesting article on protecting intellectual property.


What I was thinking about on Memorial Day.

Got some blowback on this one… maybe it belongs on Facebook, but it was the fourth most popular post last year. My take: stuff like this humanizes the poster. And this human likes margaritas.

Podcast Interviews

First podcast interview. Been talking with David ever since.

Second podcast interview.

Workshop Insights

Workshops do more than develop skills. They help build teams.

Specific benefits of putting a team through a workshop together.

Event Reviews & Lessons Learnt

Posts reviewing workshops or consulting events and lessons learned.

‘Common Problems’ Series

This series discusses common problems in different type of presentations.

‘Broken Frames’ Series:

If you’ve been through a workshop, you learned how to use Frames to provide perspective and create interest. But sometimes Frames fail…usually due to user error. Here are some common causes that you can avoid:

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