This Blog Has Moved

Image via Sanja Gjenero

Image via Sanja Gjenero

Just in case you hadn’t heard, this blog has moved. Please check it out in its new location on my newly overhauled website.

Same great content, new less-filling location. Posts about storytelling, presentation skills, writing, editing, visual communication, use of humor and all the other things.

I’d be thrilled if you joined me there and added me to your RSS feed. Thank you!

Rob Biesenbach

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The Road Taken

Via Anzaar Nabi

Via Anzaar Nabi

Eleven years ago I started on a strange journey, fulfilling a long-held desire to perform by signing up for classes at Chicago’s famed Second City training center. That led to improv and sketch shows, theater performances and national commercial work.

But a funny thing happened on my way to becoming an actor. I discovered these two roads I was on — business and performance — were not so different …

For the rest of the story, I invite you over to the new home of this blog, on my brand new website, which I am proud to unveil today. If you’ve enjoyed these posts over the past couple of years, I hope you’ll follow me over there. Thank you!

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11 Deadly Sins of Public Speakers and Presenters (Pt. 2)

Via Superburg

Via Superburg

Perhaps the only thing worse than sitting through a dull, lifeless PowerPoint presentation is being the person at the head of the room delivering that presentation …

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5 Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

BoxOn Sunday night I got home from a short vacation and found our very old, very dear cat in a terrible state. After a rush to the animal ER and a diagnosis from our specialty vet, we made the difficult decision the next day to let her go.

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Sterling’s Gold: 7 Lessons for Success from Mad Men

John Slattery as Roger Sterling

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Roger Sterling: fictional ad man, chronic drinker and serial womanizer. An inspiration to wiseasses everywhere, he says the things we wish we could say in the workplace — only funnier …

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Cut Your Writing to the Bone: 6 Tips

English: blue scissors Español: tijeras azules

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Editing your own material is one of the hardest things for a writer to do. And it is a must-have skill in this attention span-challenged age …

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Fewer Inspirational Quotes, More Original Thinking, Please

Stop Quoting.001The Internet has ruined quotations for me …

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