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Journey to Blog 100:  Celebration and Top 10 Takeaways from our first 100 posts

Today marks the milestone of our 100th blog post! First, thank you (yes, YOU reading this blog!) for joining us on this journey. These blogs have attracted over 12,000 unique readers from all over the world with our top visitors coming from the US, UK, India, Germany, Switzerland, and almost every country in the continent of Africa!

In 2021 I gave my team a challenge – to publish blogs more regularly. This wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication of David France and Grace Ramamoorthy on the team who diligently write, edit, proofread, post and publish these blogs. Thank you!

My mission has always been to provide you with resources that lead you to that crucial first step towards transforming your dreams into reality. Sometimes the biggest obstacle you face is not knowing where to start or feeling overwhelmed by the magnitude of your dreams. That sentiment has helped me stay consistent providing you with a wide range of voices and ideas from which to choose the best path forward. My entire social media presence is dedicated to help you achieve your dreams so it’s been a blessing to hear how you’ve turned these blogs into action and applied the Start Now Start Simple principle in your own lives and careers.

In this milestone post I want to celebrate and share 10 tips from some of our most viral posts. It’s not enough to just provide you information. True transformation requires that theory transfers into action and I encourage you to continue to actively find ways to apply these principles.


10 Key Takeaways from the first 100 posts

Tip #1 Deliver a Message with the Confidence of a President, James Rosebush

Finding your authentic self and your success at public speaking are cause and effect. Understanding who you are in relation to a profession, performance, skill, or life experience can help turn you into an effective speaker. Your genuine authenticity is what will ultimately win your audience. Your content may be lacking, but if your customer believes in you, the sale is made. There is no more important rule to learn in public speaking than this.

Tip #2 5 Daily Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs, DanRam

When you commit to investing in yourself at the start of your day you will not only see a positive shift in how your day flows you will also experience new momentum in your business. Life is about balance and when you can find the sweet spot that juggles these essential habits, the important work you do, meaningful relationships, and necessary breaks; you will experience a measured increase in your productivity and overall personal satisfaction in life.

Tip #3 How to Become a Thought Leader from Square One, Taylor Payne

First, never try to please everyone. One of the biggest misconceptions about becoming a thought leader is that you have to be universally liked and trusted. In reality, you need to specify your focus to identify a clear, distinct audience. You can’t market your expertise to everyone or you’ll spread yourself too thin.

Tip #4 5 Ways to Overcome Stage Fright, DanRam

The more you fear being on stage the more you need to realize that winging it is not a viable option if you want to be successful speaking in front of an audience. When you practice with an analytical mindset your enjoyment of the sessions will increase. The more details you can become aware of, the less monotonous your practice will be. If your preparation includes these 5 strategies I know you will feel more confident the next time you speak in front of an audience.

Tip #5 10 Golden Rules of Effective Speaking, Rosemary Ravinal

Rule #8 Serve your audience with intention. What is your purpose? What is the big idea you want to convey? How will your audience benefit from listening to you?

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Tip #6 How do you Start Now Start Simple, DanRam

Whenever I’m asked to speak, 4 words come to mind. “Start Now, Start Simple” has been my motto for years and it’s been the driving force in all of my decisions both professionally and personally. I recently found out what this philosophy means to you. To say that I was blown away is an understatement. I’ve been encouraged and re-invigorated by reading all of the responses of what this means to YOU and I wanted to share them as further encouragement to Start Now, Start Simple

Tip #7 Build a Brand that Attracts High-End Clients, Sabah Ali

The foundation of your business starts with understanding who your products are and are not for. One big mistake happening in the online space is businesses talking to everybody; if you talk to everyone you end up talking to no one.

Tip #8 How to Hook your Audience in 30 Seconds, DanRam

Sharing a story that is both relevant and relatable is the key to building empathy with your audiences. This is true even for tech talks, financial reviews, and budget overviews. When preparing your talk, spend time thinking about what stories you can include that will resonate with the hearts and minds of your audience. Relatable stories are those that are told with refreshing honesty and transparency. The more relatable your story is, the more you will find the entire audience nodding with you in agreement.

Tip #9 Leveraging the Power of Enthusiasm, Jay Miller

Enthusiasm doesn’t just happen. It won’t fall out of the sky, and you can’t expect your listeners to bring it to the interaction. YOU have to bring enthusiasm into the room, so find it in yourself and give yourself permission to put it out there into the room. Then watch how your listeners respond.

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Tip #10 How to be Expressive with your Face, DanRam

The eyes are the Windows to the Soul! If you blink really fast that generally means discomfort or distress. If your eyes are dilated it generally is used to show interest or arousal. If you stare very intently at someone it usually shows attention or anger. Or if you look away it generally shows discomfort or distraction. If you are on screen during a virtual presentation and keep looking away the entire time your audience would think you were distracted and not present for them. Try to be conscious of these cues because when you are on stage or on screen you don’t want your eyes to communicate a conflicting message.


Cheers to the next hundred blogs and beyond. –Dan Ram

Dan Ram ignites the stage as an in-person event and virtual event MC/ Moderator & Speaker at over 100 events a year. He has shared the stage with international luminaries including President Barack Obama, Sir Richard Branson, Reid Hoffman, Nico Rosberg, and Grammy-winning artists and celebrities. He has also been recognized as a Top 40 under 40 leader 2020 as well as a Top 100 Yale Alumni in Technology 2021. He has dedicated 2023 to providing resources and coaching 500 international dreamers who are dedicated to launching new initiatives.  His passion is to inspire people with his motto ‘Start Now Start Simple’ in building a future we all want to live in. If you you are launching something new this year join #The500Club to receive resources and coaching from Dan!

4 thoughts on “Journey to Blog 100:  Celebration and Top 10 Takeaways from our first 100 posts”

  1. Andrew Stapleton

    Well deserved congratulations Dan! Thank you for all the value you put out in the world.

    1. Yes, Chloe I have a great team who work consistently with the content. It took about 2 years. Yes, it was a difficult task collating just 10 tips out of all those 100 excellent blogs.

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