Two roads diverged in a yellow wood

One of the poems that I remember most from my school days is The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. Even many years later, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood …” sticks in my brain. Just as life often presents a fork in the road, there are two paths...

I see my clients everywhere I turn

I flipped open my Facebook this morning and noticed something about my newsfeed: A lot of the posts were from clients of mine! Checking my inbox, I see the same thing – emails sent from my clients out to their lists (I like to be on their lists to keep an eye on...

How to become a Jedi Speaker

Today is May the 4th, or better known as “Star Wars Day” for us Star Wars fans (“May the Fourth be with you … get it?) Star Wars is loved by millions of fans around the world not because of the CGI, cool weapons, or the whole Jedi mythology –...

How to shortcut your speaking career

I read an article the other day about a “secret” portage route used by Indigenous people in my province at least 1000 years ago. The narrow path cut through the deep woods and allowed them to save a lot of time and avoid dangerous ocean travel to get to...

Alexa Flash Briefings

About a month ago I launched my Alexa Flash Briefing, The Marc Mawhinney Minute, and the results have been pretty cool. I’m getting hundreds of downloads a day for it (my goal is 1000/day by next month) and it’s growing my email list as well. If...

You have to sell to help

I’m fond of saying that “you have to sell to help” (I don’t know whether I coined the phrase or not, but I’m going to take credit for it) Anyways, selling is especially important for coaches. If you can’t get someone through the...

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