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Dan Naden

The Fight is on for your Attention

The best and brightest, now, and in the future, will have focus, an ability to tune out all distractions, own…

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The Image of Apple

I am continually amazed at the tone and tenor of Apple’s advertising. It seems nearly every sporting event I watched…

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Tip: Start Planning the Rest of 2019

2019 is moving fast and many of us still have a list of TODOs longer than a coast to coast…

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The Goalkeeper’s Jobs to be Done

As a marketer, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ve have probably been introduced…

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The Dangerous Allure of the Data Dump

Think back to your last presentation at work. Was it a dump of data? If so, your audience probably left…

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The Goalkeeper’s Promise

I promise to be ready at kickoff. If I am not sweating, I am not ready. I promise to communicate…

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Clear Your Mind by Writing It Out

Ever have a problem? Sure, we’ve all had our share of blocks. Perhaps you take various routes to solving your…

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A Letter to the Digital Generation

Dear digital generation: Don’t forget about relationships, depth and meaning. Relationships that aren’t hidden behind a screen. True understanding, connection…

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Being Helpful is the Best Medicine

My family and I felt very small over the the last Thanksgiving holiday. And, surprisingly, it felt wonderful to be…

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What are You doing to help the team?

Think back to the greatest team you were a part of in your life? If you are blessed, or maybe…

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The Struggle Shapes the Man

It’s easy to come up with an idea. It’s tough to marry an idea with a market. Once you’ve matched…

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Operational Excellence Meets Forward-Thinking Strategy

Operations is the day-to-day. The ebb and flow of new customers. A refinement of processes that may glean increased efficiencies…

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Changing the Marketing Narrative

Too many people think marketing means embarking on a land grab for leads – no matter the quality. The more…

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Make Your Small Business Singular, Connected and Irreplaceable

A thriving small business community is often the fabric of a community. It disappoints me when small businesses lack the…

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There Will Be Better Days for Liverpool FC’s Loris Karius

It was the biggest game of his life and it went so horribly wrong. All the preparation, the grueling practices,…

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The Five Conversations Every Product Marketer Must Master

If you are a product marketer who is earning your paycheck, you must be having and excelling with crucial conversations.…

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Execute like a Champion to Make your Dream a Reality

The University of Connecticut women’s basketball team is the type of dynasty which makes the Patriots of the NFL look…

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The Complete Goalie Ready Warmup

Objective: Get goalkeepers properly and thoroughly warmed up before a game. Duration: 20 minutes (or as time allows) All goalkeepers…

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Seven Resolutions for Exceptional Soccer Goalkeeping

Strong, consistent goalkeeping can often make the difference between a disappointing result and victory. I have a dream that you…

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10 Ways to Improve Your Next Training Session

Give everyone a pre-quiz before the ‘training’ to make the training count: After scoring and analyzing the pre-quiz, you’ll be…

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