All posts by Curt Steinhorst

Curt Steinhorst is the founder and president of the Promentum Group, where he provides speech and messaging consultation to individuals and organizations; from Heisman Trophy winners, CEOs, and academic thought leaders, to Pro and college sports teams, financial companies, and hospital associations. Curt graduated Magna Cum laude in Speech Communication from Texas A&M University, where he served as President of his 10,000 member class.


The science behind why people are mean onli...

Dec 10, 20133 Comments1747 Views

(Social Media News) People are mean online, but it isn't just trolls, it's everyone, because our brains are hardwired to be that way. Is there hope for society?

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The rare business case for prayer or medita...

Nov 25, 2013No Comments419 Views

We're never supposed to talk about religion at work, but privately reflecting can be a tremendous asset to your professional life and success - let's examine the business case for this argument.

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How to effectively balance your inner peopl...

Nov 20, 2013No Comments327 Views

Being a people pleaser can lead some to take on too much, to always say yes, and then, despite good intentions, they disappoint. Let's discuss how to balance that trait with others.

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Quick tip that will get people to pay atten...

Oct 23, 20131 Comment800 Views

Don't you want more people to read your emails, listen to your speech, or retweet you? There's a proven method to make this happen.


Lessons from Lexus’ “offensive&...

Sep 24, 20132 Comments281 Views

A recent tweet from the Lexus marketing department sent some tweeps into an fury. There is value in being offensive AND in being offended - let us examine both.

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The facts and fallacies of market disruptio...

Jul 29, 2013No Comments315 Views

The term "disruption" remains popular in business schools and startups nationwide, but has there really been a shift, or is the risk/reward system different for big businesses compared to small?


4 strategies to turn your brain from distra...

Jul 09, 201310 Comments1159 Views

Life has become one constant distraction after another, threatening productivity of every one of us, but these non-traditional methods help rewire your brain.


Distraction is an epidemic, how our brains ...

Jun 03, 20132 Comments513 Views

Distraction has become a leading cause of under performance, but our brains are wired to work against us. Here's how it all works and why.

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Why speaking from the heart is a recipe for...

May 06, 20132 Comments211 Views

Many public speakers say that speaking from the heart and not preparing for presentations is the best way to be authentic, but it is actually a recipe for disaster - and science agrees.

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Rutgers’ Mike Rice fired: can yelling...

Apr 08, 20131 Comment544 Views

Rutgers' basketball coach Mike Rice was fired after public outrage at his verbally and physically abusing players, leading to the question - can yelling ever be productive on the field, court, or at the office?

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Condoleeza Rice: U.S. education system is a...

Apr 01, 2013No Comments308 Views

In recent statements, Condoleeza Rice placed so much emphasis on our nation's belief that we have the freedom to achieve, that national security is at risk without that belief, and marketers, advertisers, and storytellers must pay attention

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Four tips to cure your inner prima donna

Mar 14, 2013No Comments257 Views

Whether you're a celebrity asked to speak at an event, or working with prima donnas with pushy requests, these four tips can keep anyone at any level in check.