Weekly Show Prep – 8/27/18

Use great headlines to spark a discussion. Share the gist of a story and invite your listener into a conversation.


When no one shows up for a 4 year old’s birthday party, Chuck E Cheese employees buy him presents. Full story here: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/when-no-one-shows-up-for-4-year-olds-birthday-chuck-e-cheese-employees-buy-him-presents/ar-BBLLmVi

Ever have a business go out of their way to be kind to you?

Did you ever have a party that no one showed up to? How did you handle it? When has someone loved on your child in a way that you never through of? How have you learned the channel your inner momma bear when other kids misunderstand your child?

I wish I liked fish. But I just can’t. I surely won’t improve my health with crickets! What do you do that you can’t stand, but you do it in the name of health? Eating crickets helps with gut health, study finds:


There’s actually a list of the most loved and hated pet names. Hopefully ours isn’t on the list! I’m sure my dog hates his name because he never responds when I call him! Ever let your child name your pet and ended up regretting it? Ever name your pet after a strange incident he got himself into? Here’s some pet name with fantastic stories behind them!  https://drandyroark.com/16-pet-names-with-fantastic-stories-behind-them/

Who gave a pet a weird name and you are glad you did it? DRY CALLS you can use for a discussion starter here!


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Wise, Weird & Welcome: Learning and Leading with the Lepers and the Locust Eaters

We’ve all read the same books about teamwork, leadership, communication, and culture that everybody reads. We’ve mastered Maxwell, studied Sanborn, Sinek, and Sun Tzu, and liberally cribbed Collins in aborted attempts to go from good to great, but…

How’s that working out for you? 

What if you left St. Louis with an entirely new lens through which to view and act upon improvements in:

Let’s examine how this all connects together, but approach it from an entirely different angle. Don’t just think outside the box. Kick the box to the curb and start at zero.