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How to Be a Magnetic Storyteller

I get so many questions from people asking how to feel more passionate, or connected, to their story. One of the words I love most is ‘magnetism’. We all want to be magnetic, right? That’s what gets people to pay attention to you. This is my favorite definition of magnetism: He or she who has […]

Trust Your Body

I love working with people who have a background in physicality. Most of us do, unless you’re sedentary. And if you’re not active, go back to a time when you were active. Maybe you were a dancer or a musician or an athlete—go to that place.  The reason this matters is because when you’re speaking, […]

My Top 3 Tips for Developing Your Story

First off, you’ve got to find the story. It’s in your memories. Look at your life between ages 9 and 12. Don’t look for stories that make you proud. Find the moment when there were no answers. Maybe you got cut from Little League or were dumped at the prom. When were you rejected? And […]

Your Passion Follows You

Since I talk a lot about dreams and becoming the best, you ask me a lot about how to find what you’re passionate about. Fair question. But you know what? I never go down that road. I just don’t. I don’t know who made up, “You’ve got to do what you love,” or “You’ve got […]

Once, We Were Oilers

I loved playing in the NFL. Those of you who are familiar with my story know that it was my dream, at age 9, to be a professional football player—to be the best safety in the world. If you don’t know, I was tiny when I was younger. You would not have looked at me, […]

The Will to Win

Where does our drive, our motivation, come from? Have you ever thought about that? I have—a lot. Why do some people stop at nothing to make their dreams come true, while others are good with being average or accepting whatever life hands them. My wife and I explored that topic at my last event. Here’s […]

Behind-the-Scenes Secrets Revealed

So I never really know what goes on backstage. People pretty much just tell me this is the job, this is where I need to be, this is the audience and boom, it happens. When it comes to how those opportunities show up, I pretty much stay out of that part of it and focus […]

Your Audience Is Your Lifeline

Dawn: You performed “Runt of the Litter”, the one-man show you wrote, 1,300 times. I’ve seen these stories over and over again, at every speech. Some of you have seen his Axel story or UC Davis story repeatedly. So how do you keep it fresh? Bo: Most people just repeat whatever they did the last […]

My Creative Process

Dawn: You’ve been teaching everyone about how you warm up, your creative process, and some of the writing exercises that you do. Can you share more about your personal creative process, like when you’re preparing for a speech? Bo: Yeah, my creative process is on the walls of my office. The walls are covered with […]

Take Your Personal Story to the Top

Many of you who follow my blog know about my past life as an NFL player. I refer back to it because making that dream a reality set the foundation for how I would play in everything I pursued in life. To play at that level meant I had to become obsessed with being the […]