A one night stand with Ignite Denver

By Aaron Templer

Creative Mind, Presenting

The whole Mudra crew was in a funk. Having just wrapped a 6-show run of Gyaan, a major production that dealt with heavy themes that we all put pretty much everything we had into producing and performing, we were down like Charlie Brown. Anyone who’s ever performed anything knows what kind of loss the day after the last show is. You might be glad the grind is over but there’s a big hole you now have to carry around where purpose, community, and satisfying creative expression used to be. Our hole was deep. It was like being dumped. So when Ignite Denver called with the news that one of their speakers had dropped out sick two days before their event, […]

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Speaking at CBCA’s Leadership Arts

By Aaron Templer

Presenting

The Colorado Business Committee for the Arts is a terrific organization in here in Denver. They’re a true advocate for the creative industry as an economic power in our society. They’re the ones that perform and publish the creative industry economic impact study. They run a great six-month leadership program called Leadership Arts. It’s for people interested in serving on arts boards and I’ve been presenting Leading In A Social World at this program for years. It’s the perfect space for me: that intersection of arts and businesses, people with a desire to use their business acumen to make arts organizations stronger. Check out CBCA, and consider joining their Leadership Arts program if you’ve considered serving on an arts board.

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Remarkable, thy hair is red

By Aaron Templer

Branding, Presenting, Social web

A remarkable person has just landed a guest columnist gig with Entrepreneur Magazine. Erika Napolefuckintano. The Readhead. I say Entrepreneur is lucky to have her. For anyone who’s attended one of my presentations – Branding for the Rest of Us or Leading in a Social World – you’ve probably heard me talk about Erika. I often use her as an example of remarkability – a section where I mash-up Jim Collins and Seth Godin to talk about declaring and being that thing that sets you apart.

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