Few presenters have been compared to both Dale Carnegie and David Bowie. Fewer still have the honor of being called “part Monty Python, part Dr. Seuss” by the Washington Post.
An expert in brand strategy and known nationally for his inspiring keynotes, Thaddeus Rex got his start on the cast of an Emmy Award winning PBS show, then toured stage shows for over a decade. After gaining applause from Indiana's Governor for helping develop a unique program to foster rural entrepreneurs, Rex's ability to generate contagious enthusiasm for unique ideas caught the attention of local executives. At their request, he created The Science of Charisma, a process to coach and train companies to create more powerful brands, to be more compelling.
He's been honored to work with exciting companies like Butterball, Australian Gold, Rotary International, and many more...
A former Big Brother of America, active Rotarian, entrepreneur, speaker, full-time father, and lucky husband, Thaddeus loves finding time to give back. He finds real life more exciting than any video game, prefers reading over Youtube, and believes kids are the most important part of our future, a future he also hopes soon includes commercial spaceflights and flying cars... ;)
A FEW RECENT BLOG POSTS:
Sometimes it feels our weaknesses get more attention than any of our strengths ever will. Those weaknesses are sticking out like a sore thumb!
And sore thumbs hurt. What are we to do...?
It might feel weird to live in a world without Macy’s, J.C. Penney’s or Kohl’s. These major retail outlets are household names all over the country, maybe even internationally. J.C. Penney still runs ads in the Sunday paper, and Macy’s still sponsors a Thanksgiving day parade - but how much longer will they be around?
Boom! This workbook has been so much fun to put together. Thank you to all who helped us test the idea, organize the content, and make it truly compelling.
And if you're reading this, you're the most important of all. Can't wait to hear your new ideas! Write us anytime. A few page samples are waiting for...
If you see a picture of Guns N’ Roses with their big hair, sunglasses, and edgy vibe, you’ll likely find yourself suddenly humming “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” or “November Rain,” along in your head. Isn’t it crazy how something as simple as a picture elicits memories of these ballads?
This memorable connection happens in part because of the band’s clever positioning: which you too can use to successfully market your own brand.
Sometimes, if I’m willing to take the time, my mind wanders. I begin to wonder, asking myself why am I here?
And I don’t mean why am I on this earth. But why am I right here. In this moment. In this room. Reading these words.
A rocket runs on rocket fuel. So take your time when filling it up.
Of course, we see so many rockets taking off these days, it feels like we’ll be left behind. We see Google and Uber and other huge companies flying so high. But they all filled up their rockets first. They took the time to learn whatever skills they needed. To build relationships. To locate that million dollar idea.
The world often forgets. It’s busy and gruff. Because people are stuck in their tasks and routines; they miss all the wonders you offer to share.
And this is why you keep working long after your Stuff is already the best Stuff in town. Because it’s not enough to simply be truly fantastic. You have to be truly recognized as well.
As unreasonable as people seem to be this political season, I still have reasonable friends who sit on both sides. And this is difficult to reconcile. How can such reasonable people be part of such an unreasonable group.
Or perhaps it's not that simple. Is division an illusion. Could you be the answer. For you know this power of digging deep. You've done it before. It's your time once again. Your voice is our...
Watermelons rarely disappoint.
Ironically, lemons do the same.
It’s not about being sweet or sour, nasty or nice. The real trick is helping us see the valuable expectations you most easily & handily fulfill.
No matter who you are or what you’re really like inside, you have incredible Stuff to ...
The experts agree. To get noticed on social media we have to be emotive. We only have a single photo, maybe 2 lines of text. We’ve got to be emotionally gripping to grab people’s attention. It’s one of the newly accepted rules of social media marketing.
But emotionally engaging media creates emotionally charged ...