How Do I Stay "Up" When My Team Gives Me Nothing But "Down"?

By Pete Machalek | March 4, 2009 | 0 Comments

Question submitted by a corporate team-leader who saw Dean Hyers and Bill True speak on Emotional Intelligence (responded to by Dean Hyers) Thanks for asking. We have an easy, reliable remedy. And you’re going to have to be consistent in building a new pattern. Right now, some members of your team have a “death-grip” on…

Rocky 2 – Not A Great Movie, But An Apt Metaphor

By Pete Machalek | January 19, 2009 | 0 Comments

At the climax of Rocky 2, the battling demigod boxers Apollo Creed and Rocky Balboa throw simultaneous punches at each other and collapse together in slow-motion to the mat at their feet. Time slows further as the referee counts to ten, and the two contenders struggle to get back up to their feet, both knowing…

SagePresence At The Austin Film Festival

By Dean Hyers | November 6, 2008 | 0 Comments

  I’ve journaled extensively about my personal experiences at this year’s Austin Film Festival over at my Ordinary Life Unordinary blog. Feel free to take a look at that and enjoy! Here, however, I wanted to take a moment to focus on something I learned as a result of bringing SagePresence with me to the…

SagePresence On Selling

By Dean Hyers | October 13, 2008 | 0 Comments

This is an article I wrote for the Professional Sales Association after Dean and I did a presentation there a week or so ago.  I thought I would share it here, too.  Enjoy! – – – – – – – – – –   Friday before last, SagePresence had the pleasure of speaking at a…

Recap: Two Fine Evenings With Minnesota Women In Film And Television

By Pete Machalek | September 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

  SagePresence frequently enjoys the honor of participation in conferences and events oriented toward professional women, but a new twist occurred when a conference focused on professional women in film involved us in presenting and coaching. Two weeks ago, Bill and I led a seminar for MNWIFT about developing the perfect pitch for film, television,…

Is There A Place For Kindness In Politics?

By Pete Machalek | September 2, 2008 | 0 Comments

  All this week, the Q Kindness Cafe in St. Paul is leveraging the national exposure brought to the city by the Republican National Convention by hosting a series of “Conversation Cafes,” facilitated round-table conversations that pose a question related to the RNC’s theme-of-the-day. Lisa Cotter Metwali, co-proprietor of the Cafe and a professional coach…



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