Talking Tickets 3 July 2020–Brokers! Broadway! Business! And, More!

Hey There!  Thanks for being here again this week. If you are enjoying this newsletter, tell your friends and colleagues to sign up by visiting this link.  The 4th of July weekend is upon us in the US. And, we’ve reached the halfway point of 2020. Let’s hope the second half of the year is a little brighter than the first.  …

How Do You Plan For The Future When Everything Is Up In The Air? What Is Your Value?

This is the first part in series of pieces that I’m going to put together about planning in a crisis or planning to move forward in a downturn or unexpected challenging time.  In the Slack channel I created for folks in the world of live entertainment, sports, and the arts, I’ve set up a book club where we are reading …

Business Book Club–First Selection

As a way to take folks’ minds off of the news and get people focusing in a positive direction, I wanted to throw out the idea of reading a few books that are relevant now. I’ll start with Peter Drucker’s Managing In A Time Of Great Change.  Peter Drucker had one skill that is really helpful in such uncertain times, he …

5 Key Takeaways From My Keynote On Change In Sydney

I was chatting with Angela Higgins about the conference that she put together with Jo Michel in November, Ticketing Professionals Conference Australia. And, we got to chatting about takeaways and things I learned from developing and delivering a keynote in Australia. I realized then that I hadn’t properly recapped my trip to Sydney and Melbourne so that y’all can learn …

3 Areas I’m Focusing On In 2020

Yesterday, I shared my 3 words for 2020: Grow Do Push Today I wanted to share a few of the areas and ideas I’m heading into 2020 with my eye on: All strategy is marketing strategy: Last night, I shared a post from my colleague, Collin Lewis, where he talked about the nature of marketing and strategy for small businesses. …

5 Reasons Many Businesses Find Themselves Struggling or Worse…

Originally published on Medium.  I’ve been doing a private workshop with some of my clients over the last year and it has led me to see a pattern develop in businesses, big and small, successful and unsuccessful. This pattern can typically be distilled to 5 core reasons that feed into each other into a downward spiral of outcomes that slow …