Stop Using These Five Expressions When You Speak

Have you ever listened to yourself talk and discovered you overuse certain expressions that don’t really help in getting your message across? I sure have. Today I want to share five expressions we must stop using when we speak if we are to make our communication more effective.  One of the keys to learning any new language is to master the most common words used by native speakers. English being my second language I regularly find myself in situations where my accent is totally different from the native English speakers’ accents. Having to do quite a few public speaking, I Continue reading Stop Using These Five Expressions When You Speak

How to market yourself as a professional speaker – lessons from Sheryl Roush

Do you sometimes feel like you must be paid for giving valuable advice and sharing your experiences through public speaking? Or maybe you already get paid for speaking, either as a speaking professional or as a professional speaker and wants fresh ideas that will help you increase your current fees? The Orange County Speakers Bureau is one of a group of professional and aspiring professional speakers who meet once a month to help one another improve their skills and share experiences. The March monthly meeting was a special event. The bureau hosted Sheryl Roush for a two hour educational session Continue reading How to market yourself as a professional speaker – lessons from Sheryl Roush

How to break writer’s block for non-writers

Writer’s block is a condition, primarily associated with typing, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work. For the past few weeks (more like month or two) I have not been able to write as consistently as I should. Every single day I feel the urge to write but I am always able to talk myself out of it. Can you relate to that?  As I have heard legendary motivational speaker Les Brown say in one of his speeches, one of the keys to getting unstuck is to evaluate one’s position. What brought you here and what is Continue reading How to break writer’s block for non-writers

Best online and offline credit card processing services for entrepreneurs

Finding a reliable credit card processing company can be a real hassle for first time business owners, or entrepreneurs with a business idea. Last year a friend and I started a business providing an affordable referral service to medical doctors. Our clients were people needing uncommon prescription drugs. One of the reasons why the business did not do as well as it could have is because we could not find a payment processor who would do business with us.  There were various reasons. Some of the companies we reached out to had very strict requirements. That is understandable as there Continue reading Best online and offline credit card processing services for entrepreneurs