Convention Survival: The Psychology of Queuing (OR, How to Make Standing in Line Easier)

Queues! Lines! Whatever you call them, they are a part of life, and a big part of conventions. Whether it’s getting tickets online in a virtual queue, waiting outside a convention hall in the snow just to get in (I’m looking at you PAX East), standing in line to get that epic photoshoot, or just waiting to go for a …

Gamification 101 (or How I Turned my Dead Facebook Group Around Using Stickers)

  This blog post first appeared in the Coffee With Dan Facebook group     Cast your mind back, Wayne’s World style, to July of this year; Spider-Man: Homecoming had just come out and I had written a piece on it that I was fucking proud of. **Crickets** Awesome. My group was on life support and needed a kick up …

Relationships: 30 Life Lessons to My Younger Self

I turned 30 this year, and I reflected on some life lessons about my relationships and the nature of love. It really does feel like a significant number, because I’ve learned so much in this time and yet I know there is SO much more to learn. (And re-learn!)   Looking back, I wish I could go back to my …

Anybody can speak in public

…and moreover in our opinion everybody shall speak in public. William Roy, creator of Pitchcards, a game to improve your public speaking skills which successfully funded on Kickstarter in March 2017, shares his thoughts on what makes a great presentation or pitch.   Check out pitch cards – Whether you are socially awkward or shy or introverted, whether you are outgoing …

Gymtimidation – Podcast 50

Don’t fear the gym! Everyone’s there striving to be better and we’re all at different parts of the journey. In this week’s episode of the Coaching for Geeks show, Coach Austin tackles gymtimidation in his inimitable Hyper Strength style!     It’s available on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, TuneIn Radio, Overcast, and plenty more besides.   Check out more episodes of the Coaching for Geeks show. …

How to be Confident when Things are Falling Apart

 Rami the geek dating coach is back! This week he interviews his old friend JP Lachapelle, the former lead singer of multiple bands, including Mire and Keychain. They talk about confidence, and how to build confidence as a geek. They discover the secrets to creating confidence where it doesn’t exist, and how to recover confidence when something bad happens in …