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Jan: What’s Your Speaking Goal?

It’s a new year and you’re wondering: Is Victor going to talk goals? I have to.  We spent time at the last meeting with valuable discussions on updating our presentation titles, now it’s time to put some muscle behind those presentations. Therefore, specifically, we need to identify our speaking goals. My motivation for this? The […]

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What Swimming Can Teach Us

This is a guest post provided by recommendations of Facebook friends.   There are many great points here which are applicable to all of us speakers.  Enjoy.   While there isn’t an exact formula for success that can be applied to everyone, there are some typical traits and habits of those who have achieved success […]

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Tasteful Toasts 3 Ways to Maintain Your Motivation

3 Ways to Maintain Your Motivation

I’m envious and occasionally jealous of people who have a single-minded focus and boundless energy towards their personal and professional projects. How do they find the time to get it all done? Are they eating special super-foods? Can I learn to be just as successful? I discovered all high achievers from bodybuilder, actor and politician […]

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5 Ways to Follow-Through in February

  After teaching a workshop at the sold-out Leadership and Communication Expo in San Diego, Calif., I had an epiphany. You can use the same five Facebook posting techniques to keep yourself energized about your New Year’s resolutions. My session, Facebook for Fun and Profit, listed five ways to engage website viewers to click-and-order or visit […]

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Barbara and Michael Varma Celebrate 2013

Pick One and Get It Done

Every January you read dozens of articles on New Year’s resolutions, everything from how to eat right, exercise, and balance the work/home life. But all are missing a vital piece of information. I’ve even written a few articles that were printed in newspapers and circled the globe online and yet I, too, overlooked the basic […]

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are you conditioning yourself for professional speaking

What are you conditioned for?

As a public speaker,  are you conditioning yourself? Our bodies conform to our lifestyle habits. A typical blood  cell lives in our body for 120 days.  A typical skin cell dies and is replaced every 35. Your body is constantly changing, out with the old & in with the new. And each time, each cell is […]

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Skip Plan B, It Distracts From Plan A

The title of this post is actually a line from a Will Smith song, and some of his talks.  It has stuck in my head for years, mainly because I am a burner of bridges (the typical plan b resource). Yet recently, I heard Peter Shankman (founder of HARO – Help A Reporter Out) speak […]

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Power of Creating Traction

Success and forward progress comes in many forms, but that traction isn’t created without continual, forward energy. It’s purely physics. “An object in motion tends to stay in motion. An object at rest, tends to stay at rest.” Another tidbit from Hugh Macleod, in his Evil Plans book (can you guess which book I am […]

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Big Jack’s Corner

Big Jack’s Corner. “You don’t know Jack!” Actually, you do. We all do. Jack Nichols, that is.  aka “Big Jack” to most of us. If you’re paying attention, you’ll hear him imparting some good wisdom at some point during your conversations with him.  If he’s shared something memorable with you, and you’d like it posted […]

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