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Control Bias

We feel safer when we have control. For example many people feel safer in a car than in an airplane (although airplanes are safer) because they feel like the car safety is up to them. We need our audience to feel safe with us to let us lead. Giving our audience chances to check in Control Bias

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Value in One Page

Here are possible sections for showing value on a single page website… Hero Area The beginning of the page is best used declaring the Unique Value Proposition. Stats Clients Online Reviews Amazing Photos Awards Kudos Short bio

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It’s Gotta Be For Someone

When we’re making stuff, it’s gotta be for someone. This is a point I’ve missed before. I made a cooking show on stage in San Francisco. It ran for a year total every week and it was really fun. It was originally Culinery Tuesdays. Then, I left town for a gig and came back to It’s Gotta Be For Someone

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You Had One Job

There are these memes that say “You had one job” Here are some examples… They’re funny… but they make me cringe a little because I see so many freelancers who say this to themselves. The people referred to in the memes probably didn’t have 1 job to do. They probably work all their lives and You Had One Job

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Nine Eleven / Two Thousand One

Daniel Packard, Chris Karney, and I were performing at comedy clubs in Seattle. We stayed together in a youth hostel. News spread through the hostel. People woke us up and we saw the second plane hit. So surreal. I don’t remember being extra displaced by visiting a strange city. I do remember them shutting down Nine Eleven / Two Thousand One

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Lynn Ruth Miller

Lynn Ruth Miller recently died. She was a friend. She was fun and old and a woman. I think those are the important things she’d like you to know. I found out about her passing last night and I thought, “Here we go. Here comes the sadness…” but it didn’t come. I have good feelings. Lynn Ruth Miller

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Why Magicians Suck

Magicians are an example of entertainers who have it easy. A person can buy a trick at the magic shop and perform it within a few minutes. It’s basically show and tell. “Look at this thing I bought.” It works immediately. It gets applause right away. What we get from great entertainment is human connection. Why Magicians Suck

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Fake People in Los Angeles

When I moved to L.A. from San Francisco, a lot of people told me that L.A. was fake, that the people are fake, that the culture is fake. Well, first, there is no culture. It’s a huge city with a million things going on. Nobody’s decided that L.A. has one unifying culture, and there’s not Fake People in Los Angeles

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Major Change For Morons

When I suggest big course corrections for people or organizations, they are often flabbergasted. This gast of flabber doesn’t come from them being dumb or even surprised by the idea of change. They are going thru a little bit of a window of pain where they realize that the way they’ve been doing things might Major Change For Morons

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