Entries by Brian Ahearn, CMCT®

Grateful to be Back

Last week was my first time on stage to give an in-person keynote in 15 months! To say that I was grateful to be back would be an understatement!! Despite how awful air travel can be sometimes, there was a weird sense of comfort navigating different airports. Sleeping at hotels is never as nice as […]

Einstein was Right!

Albert Einstein is known for his contributions to science, most notably the Theory of Relativity and E=MC2, but he also taught us well when it came to communication. His sage advice was this; “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” And no, he wasn’t talking about memes. Simplifying complex ideas takes […]

How Bernie Madoff with Our Money

Last week the infamous Bernie Madoff passed away in prison. He’d served a little over a decade of his 150 year sentence for perpetrating the biggest Ponzi scheme in American history. I wrote about this in my book Influence PEOPLE. I thought it would be appropriate to share that chapter from the book because, although […]

My Mind Has A Mind of Its Own…And So Does Yours

I’ve often written about the subconscious and how it’s a driver of most of our behavior. In his book Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior American physicist Leonard Mlodinow contends as much as 95% of your behavior is happening because of drivers you’re unaware of! This came to mind recently because of two […]

Becoming Listening STARS – Free Livestream Event

No blog post this week because I want to let you know about a free, one-time, livestream presentation I’m giving next month. On Friday, May 7 (12pm – 1pm Eastern) I’m giving “TIGER Talk” presentation on listening skills. I’m doing this for my friend Neil Collins who runs Innovate New Albany, an incubator for tech startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. It’s no […]

Quarterly Newsletter

My last quarterly newsletter came out on January 4th and I opened with, “2020 is hindsight and I think we’re all happy it’s in the rearview mirror!” Then two days later we saw an attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol! Can we catch a break? Perhaps. It looks like we might have reason for hope […]

Let’s Talk About Cancel Culture

Here’s a phrase you’ve probably encountered in the news lately – “cancel culture.” You may have heard it used with Mr. Potato Head, Dr. Seuss, Gina Carano, Colin Kaepernick, The Dixie Chicks, or any number of other people. But what exactly is cancel culture? According to Wikipedia, “Cancel culture (or call-out culture) is a modern […]