"If you're thinking of having Sebastian speak at your event, go for it! We've had over a dozen speakers at Moishe House and Sebastian stacked up well with the best of them. His presentation was accessible, actionable, and intimate -- all at the same time. He's a great guy too, you really want to have him speak to your audience if you have the opportunity." -- Abraham Sorock, Coordinator of the Beijing Jewish Cultural Moishe House and Director of Atlas China
"I recently had the chance to hear Sebastian speak at Osaka Castle in Japan. His mastery-level knowledge of world history blended with actionable advice made for a relevant and enjoyable talk. Sebastian's unique outlook as well as his unconventional path through life enable him to surface themes that would otherwise go overlooked. I'd look forward to any opportunity to hear him speak again." -- Tynan, Creator of SETT Blogging Platform
"I had the pleasure of listening to Sebastian deliver a talk about productivity in late 2012. I am generally skeptical of the self-help industry but Sebastian's presentation was informative as well as practical. I learned some great insights into human psychology and was also introduced to numerous online tools that I have already incorporated into my daily life. Sebastian's tidbits of wisdom about productivity have already benefitted both my personal life and professional life." -- Ben Barth, Canadian Embassy to the People's Republic of China
Marshall brings immediately actionable insights on doing more and better work, productivity, organization, creativity, wealth, entrepreneurship, and various business functions -- wrapped into the format of interesting lessons from recent scientific studies and through comprable lessons through history.
Being an avid lover of history, Marshall can often introduce you and your audience to fascinating settings and people from the annals of Japanese, Chinese, Roman, Byzantine, Turkish, British, Russian, French, Greek, and American history -- and many more interesting and intriguing lost kingdoms and times. You'll get to hear lessons and parables from real figures who existed, and learn how they rose and fell, who won and who lost.
These are guaranteed to stick in your mind and audience, inspire and intrigue, educate and entertain. This is all combined with immediately actionable takeaways and guidelines that have been battle-tested and produced results for professionals and creatives across North America, Europe, and Asia.
Marshall's talks have been well-received at the joint Harvard/Tsinghua IMUSE event, at the Buffalo/Beijing Exhibit Opening at the Today Art Museum, at the Jewish Cultural Moishe House.
Marshall loves speaking and finding the perfect mix for your audience; customizing it with intimate anecdotes and stories of successful entrepreneurs and creatives, both contemporary and historical, as well as the state of the art in science and practical proven methodologies.
Marshall has given talks on the future of fundraising in nonprofits, economics, history, overcoming adversity, finance, biochemistry, productivity, creativity, thinking, mental models, and entrepreneurship.
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One of the best ways to stay in touch with people and be highly productive is to have a "knowledge share" call. Here's the format of a great one:
*Scheduled at least a week in advance *Both people have some experience on the topic to bring to the table *Profitable actionable subject matter *30 minutes to 90 minutes usually; 120 minutes rarely *A great agenda set in advance *Great prep beforehand
*Scheduled at least a week in advance: This gives both participants time to turn the topic over in their heads and notice talking points in their daily life. Even if you don't do this consciously, your subconscious will pick up new subject matter when you know you've got a knowledge share coming up. I recommend scheduling them at least a week out.
*Both people have some experience on the topic to bring to the table: I've found a single broad theme that both people can bring something valuable to be most profitable. I'll also have calls where I'm just helping someone, or vice-versa, can be great. But the best is when you have hands-on experience here. If you don't have any, don't ask for a full knowledge share -- instead ask for a single piece of tactical guidance and go bang your head against the wall doing that for a while, refine a bit, then have the call. You've got to bring a lot to the table.
I’ve always thought a complete list of the Internet’s top personal development blogs would be a fantastic resource. As the saying goes, great minds think alike. Steven Aitchison and Brendan Baker have put together some awesome lists over the past couple years that clearly took a tremendous amount of effort to put together.
I’ve found lots of great blogs through their lists. There were also many blogs that didn’t resonate with me, but that’s to be expected with lists as large as the ones they’ve compiled. I’ve benefited hugely from Brendan and Steven’s lists, and I greatly appreciate the effort they put into them.
Reading there lists inspired me to put together my own list of personal development blogs, but from a different angle.
What’s Different About My List?
Well for one my list only includes 32 blogs. Why 32? Because 50 and 100 are just too many. At that point you’re beginning to sacrifice quality for quantity, and it’s been shown that when you give people too many choices they get overwhelmed and refuse to pick any of them. I also decided to use 32 rather than 30 because it’s unconventional and goes against the grain which is a huge part of personal development.