Posts made in February, 2016

A Little Body Language Please Comments Off on A Little Body Language Please

A Little Body Language Please

In two thousand and twelve,  I was introduced to TED, or what many refer to as TED Talks.  These are short talks, presented typically, by experts, LIVE on stage and videoed as content for the TED site for others to watch, learn, and benefit from.  Oddly enough I learned about this non profit U.S. organization, through a innovating fellow, Luke Swanek, in Muskoka, who had the gumption to originate a ‘talk’ from Nipissing U in Bracebridge, Ontario.  While at the Haliburton Broadcasting Group (Moose FM) at the time, the infamous Mike Fry and I made the decision to sponsor the event.  This was leading edge technology. This morning, I was reading the Star Touch on line, and came upon an article about the remarkable Amy Cuddy who had overcome all odds to recover from a terrible car accident and educated her way to greatness.  Having read the article, I went on to the TED site and decided to watch and listen to the talk by Amy.  Fascinating, educational and in particular motivating, which is why i decided to offer the talk to you today. The topic is about the incredibly powerful attributes of body language, but more importantly how practicing various body language poses, can impact our organic state, furthering...

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Sean Connon Comments Off on Sean Connon

Sean Connon

We lost our friend and associate Sean Connon this past January 20th, to an unrelenting cancer, following a triumphant journey against all odds.  While this is a very difficult piece to write for many reasons, I felt compelled to share a few personal thoughts and anecdotes about this special individual. We originally met when I had been hired by Chris Grossman to present a ‘creative session’ in Sudbury for what had become a significant media group in Ontario: The Haliburton Broadcasting Group – HBG for short.  A few years later, I was hired to help the Sales Division which Sean led as Director of Sales.  And what a great leader he was!  Like Christopher, Sean drove throughout much of mid and northern Ontario, to understand the markets, and most importantly, the personnel.  This allowed for a much closer long distance relationship with the Sales team.  On the weekly Monday morning conference calls, Sean often opened with his familiar: “Morning Angels”. No mention of Sean would be complete without mentioning his competitive spirit – in life’s everything!  Closing a sale, ‘hitting a post’, exceeding a goal.  Stubborn to a fault, when Sean had his mind made up, there was little that would halt his momentum.  Once Sean had his sights...

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