Which group of public speakers do you belong to?

Your ability to communicate your thoughts and feelings in a way that is interpreted as you intended is a priceless skill. I am a passionate student of life, and human interactions is one sphere I am particularly interested in. Public speaking is speaking in front of a group of two or more people. I read someone who wrote that if you are not speaking to one person in a situation where absolutely no one else can hear you, you are public speaking. When it comes to public speaking, there are three groups of people.  Below are the three groups and Continue reading Which group of public speakers do you belong to?

One Magic Word to Increase Your Productivity in 2014, And Beyond

Have you ever wondered why some people achieve much and others not so much? Even in similar fields of endeavor, you will always find two groups of people, those at the bottom and those at the top. When I was reading the book “Eat That Frog” by Brian Tracy, I learned that the key to being the most productive every day is to create a list of activities the day before and order the list from the most important to the least important. When you then wake up in the morning, start with the first item on your list.  Have Continue reading One Magic Word to Increase Your Productivity in 2014, And Beyond

2013 in review: What worked well, what can I do better next year?

It is that time of the year again. That time when most people reflect on the past twelve months and decide on what changes they will make in the following twelve. In this post I share a review of my year. I will list some of the things that did work well for me, and other things I will do better or differently next year, because I can.  What worked well in 2013: Reading Books. It is my goal to read at least one book every month. This year, I read more than 10 books, some of them twice like Continue reading 2013 in review: What worked well, what can I do better next year?

Buy into a larger vision of your future

Have you ever been sold a better future that you had envisioned for yourself? That is what I love doing when I meet people. I love selling people a larger vision of their future selves. I keep the book “Move ahead with possibility thinking” at all times in my car. Because I love reading that book, it makes me like getting to my meeting places on time. When I get to a meeting place 20 minutes ahead of time, it gives me 10 minutes of reading that book. That’s about half a dozen pages on average. I have read the Continue reading Buy into a larger vision of your future

3 Steps to Overcoming Stage Fright

Even though I have spoken on many platforms and to different types of audiences throughout the past year. I still sometimes do feel the butterflies in my stomach when I am about to get on stage to deliver a message. In the video below I share the techniques I systematically use to get rid of the nervousness and increase my self-confidence and energy right before I am introduced to speak. Like and share if you find it useful. I will produce more of such educational videos in the coming year, 2014.