Saturday, February 15, 2020

Together by Vivek Murthy

My latest blog post is about a new book by Dr Vivek Murthy that will be released in April.  

Together by Vivek Murthy is all about the epidemic of loneliness that is growing in the US and around the world. With all the digital tools, people are not feeling more connected.

Take a read of my thoughts on this book and the work of Dr. Murthy.



Monday, October 21, 2019

Manufacturing Keynote Speaker

I have had the honor to speak for many manufacturing companies and associations recently.  These are some of the best audiences. Manufacturing is the backbone of our economy.  The people in these organizations are the ones driving the future.  

The message in "The Paradox of Potential" is about how to get individuals and teams to navigate the gap between potential and performance. This is why managers seek this topic. 

As a manufacturing keynote speaker, it is very important that I speak to people in the specific industry to get a good feel for what is going on in their companies.  

Check out my website for more information.  

Also, if you need a Master of Ceremonies / Emcee to bring more energy to your event, I can do the opening keynote speech and stay the whole event as the host.  This is a unique way to engage your audience and drive home the power of the keynote content. 


Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Open Mic Comedy Austin - "The Profile" - WEDNESDAYS

Open Mic Comedy - Austin, TX:  Roughcut Comedy is launching a new open mic in on Wednesday Night's in Austin, Texas.

Hosted by me (Thom Singer).  

What?  Yes, I agreed to be the EmCee of the new weekly event.  I like comedy, and this adventure into stand up has had a positive impact on my work and life. 

  • Each comic have a five minute set (why 5 minutes? Because I like longer sets, three minutes just goes too fast).  

  • Capped at 20 comics (why capped? Because I am old and want to be in bed by midnight).  
  • Every week we will feature a "Profiled Comic" who gets a ten minute set (why? because I want to make it more than just an open mic, but give it a "show" feel).  
  • List at 8:00.  Show at 8:30.  The list will be reordered.  
  • Location - Stereotype. (510 Rio Grande St.  West 6th St Area).

Open Mic Comedy Austin

I began doing comedy a year ago. I am a long way from being "really good", but I have had fun and learned a lot. Plus, the local comedy scene has some amazing people doing comedy.  I want to support them by trying to build a show that is more than a few comics in the audience. 

Thus, I am seeking people to make their Wednesday Night Austin fun time out to include ""the Profile" open mic.  

We are launching the show on July 10, 2019.  I figure it will take 4-6 weeks to get the comedians and the audience to find the show.  But my goal is to make this a little different and a lot of fun for everyone. 

Open mic comedy - Austin has a new face..... "The Profile".  Check it out. 

Monday, July 01, 2019

Leadership Keynote Speakers

Having presented nearly 1000 times at live events (and hosted over 470 episodes of my entrepreneur podcast, Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do), I am fascinated by what makes an audience lean into a speech.

Check out my thoughts on a post about Leadership Keynote Speakers on my website.


Sunday, June 30, 2019

Business Development Coaching for Lawyers

In the last two weeks I have had several lawyers reach out to me about coaching.  I began my freelance career working one-on-one with attorneys helping them understand how to market and present themselves.  I had moved away from this work, but realized recently I miss it.

I am now offering Business Development Coaching for Lawyers.  If you know anyone who could use this assistance, let them know about me.