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Driving home from the airport and listening to sports talk radio, the discussion was on great play-by-play sports broadcasters. To my delight, one of my favorites was on the panel voicing his opinions — and, it DOES have an impact on your career and business! Indianapolis is lucky because one of the great radio basketball announcers has made his career calling the games of the Indiana Pacers. His name is Mark Boyle, and it would be difficult to find anyone better at his craft. I’ve met Mark a couple of times, and he’s a great guy. And, I was really surprised at how much his opinions and mine on the subject being discussed were similar. Calling a game on television is much different than on radio — or, at least it should be. On radio, you have to describe the game in such a manner that the listener creates their own mental picture of what’s happening. Television, t... (more)

Fly the Disconnected Skies…

New Media Journal on Ulitzer For better or worse, much of my life these days is spent online. Don’t misunderstand – I’m not complaining! In fact, I like it this way. The opportunity to reconnect with long-lost friends on Facebook, to keep updated on ideas and insights via Twitter, to share my thoughts and opinions on this blog – I think it’s great! Naturally…as with anything…something you enjoy can become detrimental if it is overdone. Research indicates you can enjoy a glass or two of wine in the evening, and it’s good for your heart – but, if you start consuming much more on a ... (more)

Steve Jobs and the Future of Apple – All Biz Truly IS Show Biz…

Perhaps the ultimate adage in show business is, “Leave ‘em wanting more.” As a professional speaker for the better part of three decades, the constant reminder is it is “better to stop too early than too late.” And, this afternoon, Steve Jobs showed he knows that all business is show business as well as any executive who ever lived. Certainly, we hope and pray there is no subsequent annoucement about his health. However, why would he desire the role of Chairman of Apple’s Board of Directors if he didn’t plan on being around? Instead, look at what he has done. He returned to the c... (more)

The Craving for Connectivity…

CRM on Ulitzer I was sitting in my local Starbucks, staring at my laptop wondering how to begin this blog. Then, as I looked around me, I noticed my fellow customers – students studying, Moms taking a little break, professionals such as myself getting a little work done outside the office on a wireless high-speed Internet connection and couples on their way to or from a day of golf – and it struck me. Right now, I am a customer at a coffee shop. So, I came here to get a cup of coffee, right? Well, yes and no. I certainly have the coffee I purchased sitting next to me – however,... (more)

Google Voice

Quick note from my iPhone — my friend (and my wife’s high school classmate) Kevin Mullet told me over the weekend that he had just been approved for Google Voice. I was SO jealous! If you haven’t explored what it will do — you need to take a look, and apply, right away! (Check it out here! Google GIVES you a phone number FREE! Then, you program in your existing numbers. When someone calls your Google number, it rings ALL your phones. You’ll only need one number again…ever. And, it doesn’t matter if your home or cell or office numbers change. The Google Voice number will always ... (more)