The Power of a Team

The Power of a Team

In Winnipeg this week, I was privileged to be part of the organizing committee of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) national convention. What a rewarding experience! The afterglow of a successful venture is being felt by everyone involved. I truly believe there will be long-lasting benefits to our local Chapter of professional speakers because of the success of this convention.

What is it about working on a project that brings people closer together? There are ...

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Respect

Respect

Respect is one of the most important words in the dictionary.

It never ceases to amaze me how many times a simple act of respect is remembered, even years afterward. People may not remember exactly what you said to them but they will remember how you made them feel. They will remember if they felt respected.

I received a call one afternoon from a woman who had tracked me down to inform me that she still remembered the day I had visited ...

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Fleas in a Jar

Fleas in a Jar

Have you ever tried to put fleas in a jar? One of these days I am going to ask an audience that question and someone is going to say yes, but it has not happened yet. If you put fleas in a jar they will jump out the top, so to keep them in the jar you need to secure a lid. Then the fleas will jump up and hit their heads on the lid, ...

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Are You a Good Contact Hitter?

In baseball, contact hitters are batters who hit the ball often. In the real world, contact hitters are people who connect in a meaningful way with others. They are skilled communicators, engaged listeners, and they invest time in building relationships.

It was while playing baseball that I was first referred to as a contact hitter. I wore that label with pride! I did not hit a lot of home runs, especially when I was young, but I did not strike out ...

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