Motivating your team takes different skills and understanding what makes your team tick. Knowing your team is critical to motivation. By better understanding the team you can move the team in a new and certain direction. But, this doesn’t happen by accident! It begins with a plan of where you want to go, followed by a direct, concerted message to all members of the team with consistent follow through. By communicating, I mean literally an internal marketing campaign to insure the team knows what direction you want to go. Further, by providing multiple messages, you are allowing the team to see the information in different avenues and in a different light, helping them better comprehend all parts of the change and direction.

It is important to understand, however, that motivation comes from within. It is not something that you can push on people. You can only create an environment where motivation can become common place. If you try to force it, it will not happen. If you set up situations where motivation (or momentum) is present, then you can create internal motivation. For more on this with respect to motivating your team, click on




Hey all you listeners of FanBase your official blog writer Danny Ryde here. So on our last show we had two guest hosts the first was a possible replacement for Krysta her name was Chippy. The second was my big brother Maniacal. So after the introductions we went right into the show with a blast of sugar. The song we played was Kemiko Deluxe by Chiwa Saito form the anime Kemiko DX. After the sugar we went into WTF News. Our stories for this week were Walt Disney buys Marvel Comics, 14 year old boy pays 14 year old girl for sex on a toilet, Man arrested for trying to commit suicide, Japan’s new prime minister’s wife claim’s to be abducted by aliens, and 20% of Japanese men want to date game characters. After the news we played an interview I did with the owner of Mizucon Jo. Then we  went into a review of Mizucon. we talked about what we liked and what was going on their, for a complete description of what we did look at last weeks blog post which was a complete review of what went on at Mizucon. 


After our review of Mizucon one of our contest winners Andrea called into the show. Because Andrea was so nice to us and because i know how lonely it can be to go to a con by yourself i gave her another pass to Zonacon so she could take a friend. That’s just the kind of guy I am. After Andrea called we tried to give away some free VIP Passes to Zonacon con but everybody we called didn’t answer the phone. The one person we did manage to talk to couldn’t go to Zonacon because he was busy with another convention. So the VIP tickets are still going to be given away in a new contest listen next Thursday for the details. Then we played Ready Steady Go from Full Metal Alchemist because two of the voice actors for FMA were at Mizucon. Then we played an Interview I did with Wendy Powell who was the voice of Envy on FMA. After the Interview i had to call my parole officer  Officer Plywood and we talked about what happened at Mizucon. If you would like to see Officer Plywood’s interrogation of me at Mizucon simply click this link:


After the call to Officer Plywood we played the arcade block. Our music for this week was Devil’s Never Cry from Devil May Cry, Longing from FF7 Dirge of Cerberus, Liberi Fatali from FF8 and Sparkling from Teken 5. Finally we did a quick round table on why there is such a lack of comic book cosplayers and ended the show with Hell Above Water from the band Curve from Iron Man. That’s what happened on last week’s show, Chippy will be back on because Maniacal kind of over shadowed her. So our quest to find a replacement for Krysta continues. Tune in next week at 4om for FanBase where we put The Random In Fandom. 

The Knapster Show

I am a new show on internet radio. Previously I had my show on but moved here to stay in a more localized area. This show is on every Tuesday afternoon from 4-6PM and covers anything and everything about veterans, active duty soldiers, families, benefits, programs and events.

If you have an event coming up for veterans or a fund raiser or anything like that then send me an e-mail at and I will do my best to talk about it during my show. I will also be looking for guests to come on the show or call in to talk about specific subjects.

Listen in and help me to support our Veterans and our Active Duty military and their families. After the show is set up as The Knapster Show -” A Soldier Still Serving” and I am a Vietnam Veteran myself.