I Was Not Alone on Stage (the conclusion)

I Was Not Alone on Stage (the conclusion)

I guess I had a long nap since the last post but here is my conclusion to my experience on stage at the national speaker’s convention!

After the fifth failed attempt at practising my speech the night before, I gave up and went downstairs to the opening night reception of the convention. A couple of hours later, a dear friend asked me if I was ready. I blurted, “I guess not. I ...

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I Was Not Alone on Stage

I was Not Alone on Stage  

Eight months ago, the president of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), sat down with me to ask how recovery from my heart attack was going. I have admired her since I first saw her give a key note many years before. She really cared about the progress with my health and I told her about my successes and challenges in the past year.

She asked me if I would consider giving ...

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Your Audience is Your Friend

Draw Strength from Your Audience

The primary reason we speak in public is to communicate a message to an audience. And to do that well we need to make a connection with them. Whether those presentations are made at work or at a social function, good contact hitters can reach out and make that connection with people.

Do you ever have to speak in public? Are you comfortable doing so or really nervous? It is important to realize when giving a ...

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Trusting Your Instincts

Trusting Your Instincts

Do you ever feel you should act in a certain manner but you are unsure why? Let’s call that your instincts talking to you. I think this happens all of the time. Your past experience and knowledge are important guides to decision-making but sometimes all you have to rely upon are your gut feelings or instincts.

The key is to put yourself in a position to be able to listen to those instincts. Many times in our lives important ...

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