Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Keep Calm and Slide On: How to keep your cool when things go awry during a presentation

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Recently, I have had the pleasure – no, really! – of giving three presentations in as many weeks. One was a webinar; one was a more formal classroom-style seminar with slides; and one was a more interactive, conversational format. In truth, the third gig was supposed to use slides, too, but well. . . there [...]

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Changes at DPAC


I love the arts, all of them – visual, performing, culinary, fashion, design — and I derive satisfaction from supporting them.  The arts are, at once, the most basic and most sublime form of human expression. To me, they are the measure of our humanity and the currency of our connection to one another. Since [...]

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Marketing with Patience


In this data driven world, people want every initiative to have a measurable return. But the fact is, in big and small marketing efforts, it’s still impossible to know exactly why a person becomes a fan, and why that fan becomes a customer. Take the World Cup, which started last Friday in Brazil. Leading up [...]

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Open Up to Other People’s Ideas: Why Consultants and Clients Need Each Other


Every summer, when I’m opening all my house windows to Colorado’s sublime climate, I linger at one particular locale. It is a large, front facing window with an arch of leaded glass. It’s not the beauty that stops me. It’s the engineering. We live in an old home, and the old front parlor comes complete [...]

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Denver’s 5 Best Happy Hours


Denver prides itself on having the ‘best’ when it comes to sports, weather and of course beer. However, when narrowing down the list of ‘the best of the best’ for food, bubbly beverages and exceptional deals, it’s nearly impossible. Fortunately with temperatures in the 80s and a forecast of exceptional summer happy hours, I narrowed [...]

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