Forget Boring: How Creativity and Playfulness Help Organizations Succeed

Always right on the money. Great post here.

Marketing Thought Leadership

kathy-klotz-guestKathy Klotz-Guest
Author, Speaker and Comedian
www.stopboringme.com

Kathy Klotz-Guest is the founder of Keeping it Human, whose mission is to help organizations and teams turn jargon-monoxide into compelling business stories, abolish boring marketing, and uncover bold ideas for marketing content, products, branding and more. She calls them idea orgasms! A podcaster (Keeping it Human’s Improvised Marketing Show), stand-up comic and improviser, Kathy has written two short books on humor, content, and storytelling (The Executive’s Bedtime Guide series) in addition to her recently released book, Stop Boring Me! How to Create Kick-Ass Marketing Content, Products and Ideas Through the Power of Improv.

In this podcast, Kathy talks about how improv can help organizations collaborate more effectively and why the safe route is really much more risky. She discusses why it’s important that organizations value humor and don’t take themselves too seriously, plus she explains about idea orgasms and…

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[PODCAST] “Why Creativity is Like Sex” interview by Dr. Jason Richardson on “Gold Medal Mindset” #GMM

I enjoyed hearing about the fullness of your life, Courtney, and all the characteristics that make you one of my favorite humans. Looking forward to the next time we all get together. Thanks for sharing from your heart!

Courtney Smith Kramer’s

Listen to Dr. Jason Richardson, Ph.D Sports Psychologist, Pan Am Gold Medalist and Mental Coach to Extreme Sports champions explores with me what it takes to have a “Gold Medal Mindset”.

We talk human-to-human, creativity, buzzwords, and of course… sex  🙂

Go listen to more awesome interviews with Dr. Jason here.

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What’s missing in the millennial skillset?

Spartan Echo

Dr. Jason Richardson (www.drjasonrichardson.com) is a psychologist who earned his principles for self-improvement as a world-traveling athlete, doctoral student and student of life. He maintained top-10 status on the professional BMX circuit for most of his 15-year career, retiring with a gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games. Dr. Jason Richardson (www.drjasonrichardson.com) is a psychologist who earned his principles for self-improvement as a world-traveling athlete, doctoral student and student of life. He maintained top-10 status on the professional BMX circuit for most of his 15-year career, retiring with a gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games.

One thing is clear: millennials – those born after 1980 – are the world’s future, and they’ve already made significant contributions.

Social media alone wouldn’t be what it is today without millennial entrepreneurs, for example.

“It’s not just technology defining the youngest working-age population, it’s also a distinct optimism and a desire to do work that matters,” says youth psychologist Dr. Jason Richardson.

“I don’t think millennials lack the work ethic and soft skills that others say they do. Many of those things come with age regardless of when you were born. But I do think millennials have been coddled…

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Have you Inspired Someone Today?

Couldn’t have said it better….so i’m sharing THIS!! Great post, timeless truth, Courtney. Thank you 😉

Courtney Smith Kramer’s

Inspire conversation and influence what they talk about.

It sounds so simple, but in reality is one of the hardest things to do in marketing. To inspire someone means that you have to reach out to their heart, and remind them of their purpose long enough so that they actually take action to do whatever you are trying to influence them to do. Sounds like magic; but really, all it takes is being in tune with your inner consumer.

We are all consumers, and all you need to do to be inspiring in your work is to tap into what would motivate YOU on an emotional level to buy the product or service you’re trying to market. The secret is tempering this with the appropriate tone and context, so that your efforts are genuine, speaking the audience’s language, and is coming from a place of complete truth. People can spot…

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5 Ways to Cope with the Monday Blues

My friend, Christy Birmingham always nails it. Great post. Quick read.
Monday is the same as every other day to me, so I’m sharing this in the hopes it can be so for my friends as well.

When Women Inspire

Case of the Mondays, Anyone? Do you have a case of the Mondays? Photo via BuzzFeed.

When the day of the week is Monday, it seems like the blues are in the air! The color blue is well suited as the one used here, in place of happier colors, such as orange or yellow. You may find Monday to be a difficult day if it signals the first day back to work or school after the weekend. You could describe your mood that day as being low or as a “case of the Mondays” if you’ve seen the movie Office Space. Here are 5 effective ways to cope with the Monday blues.

1. Prepare For Monday

One great way to cope with the Monday blues is to prepare for it beforehand. Yes, you know it’s coming up for you. On Sunday, take the time to relax and take care of yourself in preparation for…

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