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How to be unforgettable

Every September, I get a call from my wood guy. He contacts me just this one time each year to set up the delivery for my winter cords just before the air turns cold and always before my mind has even begun to move out of summer and into fall. (baseball artist – alternate)…
Chris Chambers
April 6, 2018
The business side

Page 57 just isn’t enough

What if I asked you for your opinion and edits on my just-written 400 page novel…and then handed you page 57…and said ‘go’… Of course, you could read that one page. And you could offer that the chapter name is a bit odd. You might suggest that the ‘Bill’ character…
Chris Chambers
June 6, 2018
The business side

One team, one fight

I have a brother-in-law that went to West Point and two nieces that attend Annapolis. It’s a family affair. It’s Army vs. Navy. And it’s one of the oldest rivalries in the U.S. It’s a fierce rivalry—something you would know if you’ve ever attended or tuned into the Army/Navy football…
Chris Chambers
January 12, 2018
StrategyThe business side

Thousands of attempts

Thomas Edison made thousands of attempts before the light bulb actually worked. And it was great when it worked. And I’ve never heard anyone bemoan the thousands of failures. They were, dare I say, worth it to get to the end result. There’s this video that I love. And by love I mean, I might have…
Chris Chambers
September 5, 2018
PeopleThe business side

Why listening is the new life raft

During my sophomore year, I played the lead in our high school rendition of Chicago. For those of you who don’t know the show, Billy Flynn’s an arrogant defense lawyer who specializes in getting convicted women out of jail. His character has several scenes with copious amounts of dialogue—like the one…
Chris Chambers
December 11, 2017
PeopleStrategyThe business side

Keep it in the jar

A friend of mine was telling me about her chicken soup. Or rather, the process of making it. It’s long and involved, and includes things like soaking the chicken in cold water with two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar for one hour before cooking it for 24. She cooks the…
Chris Chambers
October 11, 2017
The business side

Set. Point.

Our bodies are brilliant. They provide us with built in mechanisms to protect us. We sweat to cool off when we’re hot. We shiver to warm up when we’re cold. We go into numbing shock when we encounter serious pain. When we have no food, our metabolisms slow down to…
Chris Chambers
April 11, 2016
The business side

Losing the paper

A good friend of mine is a TV Director for Fox News. (He’s also a paramedic and our in-house Live Broadcast Director, but who’s counting.) Knowing that I’m a huge ‘live’ geek, he invited me to watch him in action at Fox. We got off on the 9th floor at…
Chris Chambers
January 11, 2016
The business side

Showers are for cleaning…not rehearsing

I don’t know about you, but when I sing in the shower…I sound terrific. Of course, the acoustics help, perhaps the steam, but most definitely the fact that there is no one there to hear me. Same vein, different venue: I have a friend who claims she’s a fantastic driver…but only…
Chris Chambers
September 13, 2015