Author Archives: Fran Watson

About Fran Watson

Involved in public speaking since 2000. Joined Toastmasters in 2002 and have served in all Executive roles including serving one year as the District Public Relations Officer. Achieved my DTM in 2014. Develop and facilitate workshops in the area of employment and career development.

Maintaining Motivation

Over the past few weeks I have been experiencing difficulty in maintaining my motivation around blogging, working, exercising and more. This week I found myself in a state of anxiety around my yard as it was flooding and was about … Continue reading

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Creative Ideas

Being Creative Do you ever come up with some creative ideas only to rethink them or have someone ask you “What makes you think you can do that?”  If so, you will probably enjoy this podcast by my friend Kelly … Continue reading

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Do You Want To Become A Motivational Speaker?

How to Become a Motivational Speaker Are you an engaging speaker who has had many interesting, rewarding experiences?  Do you want to be a motivational speaker?  Are you looking to motivate yourself to motivate others and get paid for doing … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Snow

Snow As I sit here this morning I am gazing out at the tree branches with their winter coats of snow on.  I live in Canada – the land of seasons, and it seems that winter will soon be upon … Continue reading

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#1 Best Seller

#1 Best Seller That was the result of our online campaign to launch this book.  30 women authors told their inspiring stories and I was one of them.  It was awesome to read their stories and connect with them.  I … Continue reading

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Simple Gifts To Build Your List

Are you an Entrepreneur looking to build your list? Here is a pdf that can help you. Fran Watson   37 Valuable Gift Ideas to Grow Your ListSSTSS

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Gratitude – thoughts about being grateful

Gratitude September 29th, one more day and we start a new month. It seems that the end of the month and the beginnings of the month are times that we think about what has passed and what is to come.  … Continue reading

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Building Your Self-Confidence

Self-confidence can be the key to either success or failure in life. It can be difficult to build self-confidence. There are ways to accomplish this, however, with a few steps. Dress the part It can be easy to let your … Continue reading

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Make Your Point – Tips for Public Speaking

  Make your point – Here is a cool infographic illustrating some tips for public speaking – points to remember when presenting your speech. I’m curious as to what types of topics my readers speak on.  Perhaps you could post … Continue reading

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Choosing A New Path – Pathways

Toastmasters International has introduced a new educational program entitled “Pathways”.  It is designed to fit in more with the way people learn and work by choosing a new path instead of following the old manuals. Those who have been using … Continue reading

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