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Murder as Entertainment: When crime becomes a spectacle, ‘presumed innocent’ seems almost optional

Murder as Entertainment...

by Garrison Wynn, CSP             When did murder trials become entertainment? ? Most people might peg O.J. Simpson as the founding father of prime-time crime. Yet our fascination with high-profile trial outcomes stems further back than that; 150 years ago,...
How to Get Hired on Your First Interview

How to Get Hired on You...

Tips on How to get Hired on Your First Interview Why is it that some people who have the skills, the intellect, the right education and a positive attitude can’t get hired after a year’s worth of interviews, while others with none of the above (and often as dumb as dirt!) get a job...
Customer Service Is Dying — and I’m Not Feeling So Good Myself!

Customer Service Is Dyi...

Speaking of customer service, Have you ever called a company and been greeted with the phrase “Hold, please”? How do they know you can hold? They don’t even know who you are. Maybe you can’t hold; maybe you have 10 seconds of juice left on your cell phone and your hair is on fire!...
The Real Truth About Safety: Creating a Culture of Buy In

The Real Truth About Sa...

How do safety leaders and managers create a culture of safety? Knowing that safety is important is clearly not enough to create (or even put a dent in creating) a culture of safety and  incident-free environments. We have heard the messages “Safety First,” “Target Zero” and, as...
Positive Paranoia: Is it possible that some things you believe about yourself may not be true?

Positive Paranoia: Is i...

As a professional speaker I was in the airport the other day getting ready to fly to Las Vegas. (I’m there more than Cher.) I was relaxing at the President’s Club, eating cheap cheese and old fruit with all my elite-status, high-mileage brethren. The gentleman who sat down beside me...
The Importance of Hiring a Funny Keynote Speaker

The Importance of Hirin...

Why is it important to hire a funny keynote speaker especially when you are primarily interested in “killer content” for your audience? Content + Humor: A Full-on Fusion Boosts Your Meeting’s Success You know your organization’s objectives for the meeting. You spend time...
Generational Differences Speaker Garrison Wynn Presents: Generations Working Better Together

Generational Difference...

Generations Working Better Together: Educational Influence Generational differences speaker Garrison Wynn presents this extremely informative, entertaining, solutions-based session explores why younger and older people don’t see eye to eye. From dealing with coworkers and parents of...

Business Book from Hous...

The Real Truth About Success, a McGraw-Hill title by business relationship expert and keynote speaker Garrison Wynn, recently reached No. 15 on Amazon’s list of Kindle best sellers. In hardcover, The Real Truth About Success steadily ranks among Amazon’s best sellers in the workplace...
Why Would Anybody Want to Be in a Fair Fight? Creating your own advantage

Why Would Anybody Want ...

Create your own advantage! If you have trouble discovering an innate advantage—or if what you find doesn’t seem advantageous enough—you create an advantage. The top 1 percent we surveyed and studied did not always have size, beauty, or remarkable demeanors (some were downright...
Tsunamis, Unrest in the Middle East and Economic Recovery: The Value of Worry

Tsunamis, Unrest in the...

With a current world picture that includes tsunamis, unrest in the Middle East and a struggling economic recovery, it might be tempting to say that the Mayans were right and we’re approaching the end in 2012. Maybe the Mayans were just good at math, which we all know can be helpful but...

Does social networking ...

Remember when social networking meant you went to local networking meetings to connect with supposed rainmakers who could refer business to you? You would eat some rather tough chicken and be exposed to a den of losers whose homemade business cards left you wondering why you showed up in...
Leadership Success: Five BIG LEADERSHIP MISTAKES you may never see coming

Leadership Success: Fiv...

The key to leadership is influence and the key to influence is making sure your people feel valuable. The seduction of power: Being the boss can cause some people to believe they are superior beings.  If you feel like you kind of own your people and they are lucky to be working for you,...