How I Help Others

I create presentations that are human, useful, and memorable (“HUM”).

I create and lead workshops on presentations and storytelling. I make my workshops short and fun. What happens after the workshop is even more important than what happens during it so I give clear takeaways, practical advice and internet resources to enable continual learning.

I make people laugh. Because life is fragile and people are difficult.

People ask me for book recommendations. I tell them about the ones that are the axes for the frozen seas within us. Here are three: The Courage To Be Disliked, Awareness, and The Untethered Soul. If I think they have the capacity for a little madness and a lot of shaking, I tell them to read Think On These Things.

People sometimes ask me for advice. The best way to help people is not to give advice. The best way to help people is to listen and ask questions to help clarify their own thoughts. Unfortunately, I often don’t take this advice.

I share wisdom on my blog for many years now. There are quotations from great books and beautiful sentences from wise people. This is my commonplace book. If you are one of the few people who read me regularly, I hope this blog has helped you.

I feed Ginger the cat.

I try not to be an asshole.

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