Author Archives: Rob Biesenbach

About Rob Biesenbach

Rob Biesenbach helps organizations and leaders communicate with purpose, power and impact so they can achieve their business goals and enjoy more success. He’s an award-winning communications consultant, an in-demand speaker and trainer, and the author of three fun, practical books that use lessons from the world of show business to help people with their business. His latest book is Unleash the Power of Storytelling: Win Hearts, Change Minds, Get Results, on which this post is based.

This Blog Has Moved

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 … Continue reading

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The Road Taken

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. … Continue reading

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

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 … This blog has moved! You can check out the rest of this post … Continue reading

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5 Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

On 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 … Continue reading

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

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 … This blog has moved! You can check out the … Continue reading

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Cut Your Writing to the Bone: 6 Tips

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 … This blog has moved! You can check out the rest of this post … Continue reading

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Fewer Inspirational Quotes, More Original Thinking, Please

The Internet has ruined quotations for me … This blog has moved! You can check out the rest of this post here.  

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