Entries by Matthew Weiss

What Does Your Name Say About You?

It happened again.     I was talking to someone I had just met when he stopped himself mid-conversation and said, “Oh my gosh, I just realized where I know you from — I saw your TED talk! Wait, let me start over and re-introduce myself… I have to say my name right!”     […]

A Little Kindness Goes a Long Way

When there's so much stress in the world, whether due to the pandemic, financial strain or social division and injustice, it's amazing how a small act of kindness can make such a huge difference – both in your day, and in the world.     My assistant Mary Anne lives in the Philippines and recently […]

Is Your Virtual Presence Half-Baked? Here’s How to Tell

This past Sunday was Mother’s Day, so, to all mothers out there, a belated “Happy Mother’s Day!”     Most of us probably have a memory in mind of mom putting dinner on the table, or baking cupcakes together with us as kids. Personally, I love cooking for my family, but despite an enormous sweet […]

How to Nail Your 30-Second Elevator Pitch

The world is opening back up bit by bit, including sporting events, family gatherings and even in-person networking events, and as it does, there's a particular “muscle” we're going to have to start flexing once again: honing our elevator pitch.     Whether you've appreciated the year-long reprieve or are itching to start again, the […]

Do You Use Your Superpower for Good or Evil?

I'll bet you didn't know that tomorrow is National Superhero Day! Now, under normal circumstances this would not have caught my attention, but the last year or so has brought to everyone's attention millions of previously unrecognized “superheroes” (in masks, if not capes), more commonly known as “essential workers.”     From teachers and restaurant […]

Do You Know Who You Remind Me of?

Has anyone ever said that to you? “Do you know who you remind me of?” I used to get asked that a lot, with answers ranging from Isabella Rosellini to Gloria Estefan and more. My husband gets stopped all the time, but it's always the exact same comment: “Oh my gosh, has anyone ever told […]

How Will You Emancipate Your Voice This Week?

Have you wondered at how people can grow their companies from a couple of employees to over a hundred in such a short period?     Good communication is one factor that’s critical to your company’s success and growth.Words can get lost in translation and in the receiver’s biases. So, how do you convey your […]

How to be a Chameleon at Work

Do you ever feel like you need to be all things to all people? I think it's something we all feel at some point, and it can be exhausting.     The good news is that part of successful leadership communication is not about changing who you are, but rather learning how to adapt your […]

Guess What: Even Tony Robbins Has Tech Glitches

What's more grueling than a 15-hour day? Try FIVE 15-hour days in a row! Yes, you're doing the math correctly: 75 hours of training from 9am to midnight five days in a row. That was the Tony Robbins Business Mastery program I attended last week. It was an amazing experience and there were two immediate […]

24 Hour Challenge: Be a Child’s Guardian Angel

I’m inviting you to join me in changing a child’s life in the next 60 seconds. Many of you know that I serve on the board of The Adoption Center, which provides one of the most important services imaginable: They help children in the foster care system find their forever families.     But a […]