Now it's your turn, "I'm good at _______________, ____________________, and _______________________"

"KNOW THY FUN SELF!"    ~Socrates (kind of)

Calling ALL Freelancers, Speakers, Entrepreneurs, Side Hustlers
with a "convoluted", "afraid you might be boring" story to tell to those around you. 

We ask you...

What's your unique story/angle that you could share that would make people listen? 

Below is one thing we do...

What are you really good at doing?

My Common Denominator (CD) is humor. I'm good at making thighs thinner, getting people to listen-laugh-listen and honoring my mother.

Maybe your (CD) is greatness with color and you're good at speaking, baking cheesecakes and dancing while taking your clothes off (you have a secret stripper pole in your den).

Tell us. 

The host/co-host of The Nobody's Listening Show are lonely. We need connection via voice/face/laughs - one person at a time playing our game. 

Listen to the "Nobody's Listening Show" and be a guest / contestant too & play our new WORD GAME:


"Dream Warriors...Come out to play-ay-ay! "

adapted from "The Warriors" movie 1979

Mondays, 8:30pm EST;
All folks are invited to eavesdrop on the Nobody's Listening Show. 

Phone number will be available for listening only. (phone # will be posted here when we launch, for your eavesdropping pleasure)

Only e-mail subscribers will get the link to watch live and the recording.

Like I said earlier, because of the rawness, we encourage that nobody listens, so giving up something & some effort is involved to see us and to get the recording(s).

• We help you find the Common Denominator in all you do
===>    Also gives you more clarity   <===   
If you have various professional skills,
 we'll help you find what you're best at (what shines through) in ALL of what you do. This breakthrough often happens when you relax and laugh at yourself.
(If your Common Denominator 
is at the tip of your nose, you can’t see your own brilliance. Someone else has to point it out to you. We love doing this! P.S. It's more than just your mood.)

(Launching Winter 2018)

Many people won't give themselves credit for things that other people would find fascinating. 

Example - After speaking to you for 10 minutes - Why are you telling me you're "just" the manager of a bank and all about your bank operations and new deals you've made?

When really you're a "local hero" (the best kind, BTW). I heard later in a casual conversation how you did CPR on a customer, saved their life; it gave the bank great press and you got a promotion! That would be so much more fun and interesting (even if you embellished it a bit). 

NOW... I want to talk to you. I kinda like you already. I might want to know you.

Trust is the only barrier left and [trust] has got a better chance of happening at this point. 

We know, and so do you, that the person you are speaking to "gets" that second, underlined "tidbit" of information so much more than "just" your title. The second response is not "so canned", you are seen as personable, real, so people want more of you. 


... tell us how you really got the job. A job. Your favorite job. Why was that your favorite job. What kind of skills did you need to do that job successfully?

That's one of the things we're after when playing the Fun Story Short word game... your professional and learned skills. We also peek into your dreams (no matter how crazy they may seem). 

The Fun Story Short process is about high-lighting  your other "professional" skills that involve your life.

Have you ever been on a date with a person you really liked and wanted to impress? At a convention where you've bumped into your mentor? How about you're giving a talk on your expertise AND then have that feeling of, "I blew it!" OR "URGH! I'm SO stupid!" after telling your rambling, boring story with the phrase, "Long Story Short" in it? 

Do you ever try to "one up" people with your examples? We have. But no more.

And here's the best part! 

This is the Nobody's Listening Show so if 

  • you want to create a "revenge story"
  • you're "shy"
  • you're nervous
  • you care what people think
  • you don't care what people think, but you're not quite ready to be bold in "public" 
  • you want to be anonymous (optional)
  • you don't give a fuck and want to tell somebody about you're dreams, talents, desires, etc.
  • you're opinionated
  • you care about your appearance
  • you want validation (we'll give it to you)
  • you're ready to tell us (just us) something good or bad about you, that would SURPRISE or even SHOCK people you work with
  • you're not politically correct
  • you want to make an impact
  • you love to laugh
  • you want to be noticed, remembered, referred
  • you simply want to play our game to help us feel not so lonely in our private world

There are NO WORRIES, because nobody's listening anyway. 

We have created a "shame-free" place for us AND for those who want us "to help them throw rocks at their enemies". We need the "real" connection! You will eventually like us. We want you to be "free and open" and play our game in a webinar format. (You can be at home, in your pajamas) You will be allowed to "test" promote your "other" self (story) without seriously being labeled "certifiable**" by your family, co-workers or colleagues. No eggshells to walk on, no embarrassment. You will be seen as fun and interesting to us... always. We are person to person connecting through laughter and stories of our skills, dreams and even revenge.  SO...LET 'ER RIP!   

Do you have a double life? How about a double chin? (Did that make you smile? C'mon, figurative double chin, weighing you down?)
O.K... So, you’re doing the corporate M-F, 9-5, making money that pays the bills, but then living your gift on nights and weekends?

When you saw that tee shirt above, "Real Men Last 8 Seconds", did you automatically think, "Wow, that's nothing to brag about" {in your dirty mind} or did you know that's a "rodeo term" for cowboys successfully staying on the back of a bucking bull? See how much fun we can have already...

• Let's find the “funny” in your story, your FUN self = ↑Authenticity, transparency, popularity =↑self-confidence, buzz and more gigs/sales WITHOUT being “salesy”. Want to come out to play?

Don't know where to start your story?
Many times using a chronological resume or even a CV may help. But list the skills you've learned too. What skills did you enjoy? Which did you hate? How many "professional" jobs have you had? What kind of skills do you possess that you want to share in your story? What were some memorable moments from those jobs? What images come to mind?Here are some of mine:


Welcome to the Nobody's Listening Show featuring:
The Fun Story Short word game. With this game, our clients have actual fun practicing their fun self... with us. 

Back to lonely... We're as lonely as a bow-hunting, meat-eater among vegetarians (or vice versa). Ever feel that way? Do you ever just want to play around with your "gift offer" or "dream project"?

I mean I have a significant other and a grown son who lives kinda far away from home, but never forgets his momma. I teach up to 30 students a week. Technically, I'm not alone. 

What about my co-host who has kids all around her, a husband and she works "with people", she's hardly ever alone. We actually never seem to have any peace. 

But for some reason, we're still lonely. We feel alone inside because I think we don't share ourselves fully. 

We've always got a project that we are working on and/or, are secretly training to become "something" else. But we can't or won't share (what makes us alive inside) with those folks around us, because fear of rejection maybe? I know I've felt that way. 

People often tell us what they really want to do, without really telling us. So, we help you find the words... usually the funny words/phrases.

We (me & my co-host) want to peel back a few layers because we've definitely been covered up (invisible) for too long. 

We've been too serious but now we're about to lighten things up and make them more fun! More passion. More truth. We don't want to be lonely any more, join us, help us have fun and...

**If you describe someone as "certifiable", you think that their behavior is extremely unreasonable or foolish. [mainly British, informal, disapproval]

And we ask these 3 things from you as you read this site:

  1. Since we're lonely, please come out and play with us, at a minimum, eavesdrop...
  2. Bravely, actively participate and tell us a story we'll laugh and listen to (developing your Fun Story Short and become a guest/ contestant)
  3. Believe in our core message: 
    “Learn to listen and to be interested; then you will become interesting. Remember when we laugh, we listen.”

Here’s my Fun Story Short:

(This is NOT an "elevator talk" or "30-second intro". I rarely say this verbatim. I have it memorized, so I have the freedom to say what works best in any particular situation. I use parts of it, never all of it at once.)

As soon as I graduated from college in the 1980's, I did stand-up comedy for 3 years. I can't tell you how proud my parents were when I went on the road, lived out of my car and slept wherever I could, (sometimes with whomever I could), all to get laughs from drunken strangers in dark, smoke-filled comedy clubs along the East Coast. Why did I stop? Well, I got pregnant before I got famous. Still... I tried to put comedy/humor in everything I did. Like becoming a single mother on welfare, with a college degree, a competitive body builder, then becoming nurse narcissist... now that's funny; how about being in a beauty pageant?... I know... hilarious! Let me tell you... it was my Mom's dry humor that always shined through.

Trouble is... 10 years ago, my mom “dropped-dead” on a treadmill. I’ve been living a Zombie ever since… Well, until I got truth-slapped… twice. Before the slap, I was "½ alive" and doing what I needed to survive (doing work I hated exposed my biggest fear, "Who will wipe my butt in my later years?") AND I was always trying "to get". When I finally accepted I don't like kids, then embraced & grew my "menopause afro", I started to live; I soon found the common denominator in all I do well for people, I truly started "to give"...  

Today, after the truth-slap, in my work & play, I consider myself a Heretic and I hang with other Freelancers. I make their thighs thinner for life, make them laugh (at themselves; but me mostly) and I am offensive (to some). Through listening to your story & using a fun, short process, I help them go from "LONG story short" to FUN Story Short, engage people, leave them smiling and wanting more. I can help you stop saying "Long Story Short" & get YOUR fun story straight, so you don’t put others to sleep when you start talking. (end of story)


Are you asking, "How will this make me more money?"  

Well, here's how I look at it - I want to date them for a little while; not fuck them on the first date. So, I get connected first, this is prep for the money. 

I have found that most folks start to appreciate listening skills after working/playing with us. When people listen to you, you start to listen better to others. You become more interesting because you are interested in others, in "THEM". 

BOOM! They like you. Conversation, real conversation occurs.
Relate first. People have to like you first. During that 5-8 minute exchange, I ask if they would like to connect on LinkedIn. Or I ask if they shop at ALDI? If they would like my ALDI food list, I'd send it to them via email, etc. And/or I give them my website/blog, if that feels right. 

Now they are on MY list and we can develop this relationship without worrying about what other people (not my peeps) may think, like or comment. Down the road maybe, even a joint venture together could happen. The possibilities are endless once someone actually likes you.

Do you consider yourself a Freelancer? A Speaker? An Entrepreneur? If so, please consider joining us and developing more of your natural charm. I help you smile about yourself. Study of your self is the best education. Do you like word games?

I can help you “Get YOUR fun story straight”, so you don’t become the ultimate cure for insomnia when you start talking. Let's continue the conversation! Shall we?

Know Thy Fun Self,

                      ~Lori 'Minky' Radcliffe

#2 Menopause Afro: My Revenge Story

fun story short game show

Here's how the Fun Story Short** word game is played:

  • Contestants/guests are sent a sectioned application with their story questions. This helps us "get" who they are, in their words.
  • Answers are returned to us and they will be told which night would be best to appear on the Nobody's Listening Show's Fun Story Short word game.
  • Contestant spins the wheel and must answer the tough, yet fun, "word game" questions from one or more categories below: 

#1:  Truth-Slapped (My "Aha" Moment Story)

#2:  Menopause Afro (My Revenge Story)

#3:  Irrational Want (My Contrarian Story)

#4:  Biggest Fear (My Procrastination Story)

#5:  Animals or Children? (My Most Proud-Of Story)
#6:  Common Denominator (My Common Denominator Story)

These 6 categories are areas we overlook when we speak about ourselves; but they are in our subconscious mind all the time, driving us, often in the wrong, dry direction and/or they're holding us back. 

The OBJECT** of Fun Story Short is to identify & improve listening skills while becoming more interesting to others.

Fun Story Short, Nobody's Listening Show, Get your story straight
Your biggest fear, who will wipe my butt, Fun Story Short
irrational want, nobody's listening show, fun story short

#5 Animals OR Children?
My Most Proud-Of Story

#6 Common Denominator
My Common Denominator Story

#1 Truth-Slap:
My "AHA" Moment Story

#3 Irrational Want:

My Contrarian Story

The final Fun Story Short is NOT a 30-second intro nor an elevator pitch. When you see my Fun Story Short it's not something I repeat verbatim. But rather, since I have it memorized & organized (it's my life), I just pickout a small piece of it to "wow" folks. If I want to elaborate on one or two points, I can. Depending on who I am talking to, where I am speaking, depends on which part of my Fun Story Short I mention or not. NO MORE FUMBLING ABOUT WHAT TO SAY EVER! I always leave people smiling and wanting more! You do the same. You just pick out a small piece of your FSS to introduce yourself (at your discretion) and then shut up.

All now you have to do is one simple thing... listen. 

Be interested in them and they will find you interesting. Generally, if you can get a person to like just one thing about you, (when they meet you/speak to you), they'll trust you. (But it's best to go for more than one! O.K.?)

#4 Biggest Fear:
My Procrastination Story

Take a listen how it sounds and get more laughs by clicking the link below:

Minky And PangPang...

The "fun, yet may be tough" word questions come from several FSS categories above. Minky & Fox use the answers to prior questions from the contestant's application, lively conversations & original story. This is done behind the scenes to prepare for the show. 

Then when we go live, we will help guest/contestants come up with fun answers and anecdotes to ease that particular "perceived" mess in their story into a fun message! We use word games, simile, fill in the blank, segue, rhyme, alliteration, examples, idioms, mnemonics and sometimes slang and even vulgarity when making suggestions, telling a story and summing up a dream or two.

It will be a timed event. (Still working on the game rules) 

Laughs are expected. Contestants sign releases. Sometimes prizes are awarded.

Mondays, 8:30pm EST; Invitation by email only. You have to already
at least, like us.  (Coming Winter 2018!)

The Nobody's Listening Show

Featuring: "Fun Story Short" game 

A Sloppy Unfocused Mess Production

Your Host of The Nobody's Listening Show & Fun Story Short game:

During an audition recording of one of our raunchiest, yet funniest episodes, we have background noise of a pug. I don't know which end it's coming from, but it's Lacy in the pic below. Opt- in to get the recording WARNING: It's definitely not for everybody. Only the brave ones, with a sense of humor... ENJOY! 

But Minky (me), can't do it alone. Other people have specialties too. This "gem" contributes to the show and she helps me. And I think she is great and has much to offer. I want you to say hello to my Fab 1... Fox

minky's weight cycling CCRAN, nobodys listening show

This is a sample line up of the Nobody's Listening Show:

Intro, Welcome, Disclaimer & Rules:

(5 min.) 

"I'll drink to that!" is a toast that I (Minky) or the co-host (Fox) will say. 

We drink the beverage or "drink" of choice of the guest/contestant. It can be anything from mineral water to wine to peppermint tea to Jack Daniels to a green smoothie. It can even be a drink product that you're promoting. When some wisdom is dropped and we are having fun, I or my co-host Fox, will say, I'll "drink to that!". Then we MUST drink. ALL of us. You too. This happens throughout the show. (without warning)

Segment 1: 

Fun Story Short Live of the week in 3 minutes. Each of us tells a FSS in 3 minutes or less

Segment 2:

Each week Minky & Fox talk about our Pet Peeve(s):

"10 Lbs. in a 5 Lb. Bag" is our Pet Peeve conversation segment that represents a metaphor for all diet & exercise shit that no one listens to.
(10-15 min.)

This look of "10 Lbs. in a 5 Lb. bag" is a very bad look to me. Regardless of your size, if something is fitting you like an overstuffed sausage casing that's about to burst, you have a decision  to make:

  1. You can be uncomfortable and eventually get sued when you put somebody's eye out when that button pops across the table, or worse - you embarrass your self when your pants/ skirt rip while bending over and/or trying to move.
  2. You can do something about it. You get smaller or your clothes get bigger. An easy fix. Just DO SOMETHING. 

Remember [10 Lbs. in a 5 Lb. bag] is a metaphor for ridiculous diet and exercise things we do (but don't have to) and/or simply refuse to listen to what really works for us and then try the easy fixes to put a band-aid on the problem(s).

SPONSOR Announcement

(1 or 2 minutes)


Segment 3:

Fun Story Short Word Game (FSS):

The object of the game(s) is for Minky and/or Fox to guess what you REALLY want to do from your own story. And validate it for you. (It feels great to be validated, to get revenge and to be praised/acknowledged. We know 'cause we validate each other every time we listen to each other.) 

The joke is - Through several weeks of prior conversation and preparation, we (Minky & Fox) have come up with a good FSS and contestant has come up with their own too. Through a word game we try to come up with the same/similar FSS. We'll help you release what you really mean. (usually with laughter)

VALIDATION & RELEASE... What could be better than that? When talking about your work that you want to do, work that's in your heart? Oh, IMPACT, creating an impact on others, that happens too.

FSS Game begins with this question or something similar from the host

"So who do you wanna be?" - Guest contestant tells their story in their own words.  

Then - Guest/Contestant spins the wheel and lands on one of the 6 categories above. (To get their creative juices flowing) They answer a question from that category. Playful banter is infused into the categories. Contestant then plays a word game from that category. They have 1 or 2 more spins, depending on time. 

Did the guest/contestant get even just one great, fun & interesting idea about what to tell about themselves [that they didn't see or know about themselves before?] We sure hope so. That's our goal. (plus connecting)

(~45 minutes for FSS game segment)

Minky -
Heretic, Storylistener & Comedian, Lover of Exercise too.

No FUPWA, No Dicky-Do

(According to the great Jim Rohn, I would, should have a "Fab 5", but I could only afford to pay this 1 very special person (below) to be here. I have no friends "for free". Jim Rohn had more money than I do. Besides, I'm lonely remember!)

Minky talks about some of this in the "10 lbs. in a 5 lb. Bag" segment of the NL Show. How to make  your thighs thinner & getting rid of the FUPWA!   (Also, other don't exercise to lose weight tips) U.nderlying P.ussy W.illow


LOOK we're smiling, even at our ugliest (when we want to 'hyde' it)
We know a lot about stimulants and stimulating people from our past years of dealing with nearly dead people (emotionally & physically) and bringing them back to life.
(we're former nurses & educators)

Really awesome people, just not our calling.

We've seen/done it all (most)...

We've laughed about food, dogs, kids, social media, death, beauty, aging, working at awesome jobs, herpes, ex's and exercise & personal freedom.

Yet STILL lonely... come play with us. (pretty please)

Why are we the best solution to you NOT putting people to sleep when you start talking?...

We're NEVER boring. We think of ourselves as
"Dr. Jerkyll & Ms. Hyde It"

During the show & game, people never know what personality/alter ego they will stimulate in us (soon in themselves) with their story!
(Comedy or Tragedy?)

(Prude or Crude?)

(Good Ass or Bad Ass?)

We will be genuinely interested in your answers and accepting too. You will not shock us!




Are you a Freelancer or Speaker? A connector? Do you want to be a guest & connect with us and play our word game & make your Long Story Short=>> Fun Story Short?

Your answer submitted to this question gives us some basic info about you being a "guest/contestant". We will contact you within 48 hours by the email you submit, then by phone. (You are NOT automatically put on my email list with this submission.)

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