It was two days after my fortieth birthday. It was a penalty without a goalkeeper. I would give a great keynote speech on charisma, one of my favorite topics. I would blow those 350 lawyers out of their designer socks. It was such a done deal. And it all went so wrong.
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It is an art. Getting top ranks for your links on Google is an art. In the past I have worked with numerous search engine optimizers. You need the skills of ten Dr. Sheldon Lee Coopers to get anywhere near the top. But all the mathematical metrics aside, what is the number one reason . . . → Read More: What Speakers Can Learn From Google
Today, we had a special guest. For 16 years, our guest was a breeder of Golden Retrievers. Her life situation changed; she had to give up her passion. She was looking for a family for her last remaining Golden. She found us. Today, she came over to our house for lunch.
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I’m a great fan of Ernest Hemingway. Think about him. Think about his 1952 classic The Old Man and the Sea. How does a writer like Hemingway start his book? I mean the first lines. Does he say, Dear reader, it’s a great pleasure and honor to welcome you in my book today. My name . . . → Read More: 10 Ways To Destroy Your First Impression
Do you know these speakers who present something for twenty minutes, and while they’re presenting they plant and stand still the entire time – like a tin soldier? The result: the attention span in the audience drops like a hot potato. Stage movement is a must for public speakers. Stage movement increases the level of . . . → Read More: Three Ways To Move More Effectively On Stage