Category: Board of Directors


Having pondered this question daily for over two decades, I know the answer contains many layers of strategies, tactics and persistence to achieve a level of competency and high performance. The key phrase is ‘high performance’, not just have an occasional peak performance or outstanding game once each season BUT, …

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What separates the winners from the losers when pitching a great client if you are an Advertising Agency? There are several key factors why clients most commonly don’t hire an agency after the pitch! Here is a great summary of the best tips I can share after 25 years of …

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US President Donald Trump’s Inauguration summary + FULL speech transcript

  It’s official now, Barack Obama is out and Donald J Trump is our new POTUS. Before I share the FULL Speech and Transcript below, I would just like to highlight why this speech was so impressive, rousing and poignant to me. In fact, I would say I feel more …

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Analyze the Past to Prepare for Success in the Future

By Geoff De Weaver, CEO + Founder of Geoff De Weaver Inc., Touchpoint Entertainment Inc., or connect with me on Twitter:   I firmly believe that the most successful people today are people that studying the past, review history, fail, get back up and improve a few degrees everyday. In …

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Storytelling secrets from a globally experienced Speaker & Mad Men

By Geoff De Weaver, CEO + Founder of Geoff De Weaver Inc., Touchpoint Entertainment Inc., or connect with me on Twitter:   I started my International Advertising Agency career in 1985 at DDB Needham (NOW called DDB Worldwide) and have had many global clients including: Coca Cola, IBM, IMG, …

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A better way to think about INNOVATION for Startups, Entrepreneurs + Corporations

By Geoff De Weaver, CEO + Founder of Touchpoint Entertainment Inc. +   I am often asked to speak about innovation and companies that are the most innovative, most disruptive and outstanding with global marketing. However, I’d like to explain how I think about innovation and the principles …

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10 Core values your Board, CEO & Management must have today!

By Geoff De Weaver, Chief Executive Officer, Geoff De Weaver Inc. Core Values require teamwork. From my global business and marketing perspective, from working on ‘startups’ or working for leading Fortune 500 brands, in markets and countries like:  New York, San Francisco, Taipei, Sydney, London, New Zealand, Singapore and …

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Why US Fortune 500 Boards can’t ignore social media marketing & big data

By Geoff De Weaver, CEO + Founder, Touchpoint Entertainment Inc.   According to a report via Spencer Stuart in 2014, the average age of S&P 500 directors has increased in recent years to an all time high. Of the 361 boards that specify a retirement age, 30% now set it …

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