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The Power of Words

Spoken Words Have More Power Than You Realize Jasmine often called herself unattractive names. Sometimes, she did it when she was with friends and making self-deprecating jokes. But other times, she did it when she was angry and wanted to … Continue reading

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Seek First To Understand

For years one of my fellow Toastmasters, by the name of Fred Schuck has been insistent that we need to “seek first to understand” the people we meet and interact with. On September 11th, yesterday, my daily reading included this … Continue reading

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Sandwich Month

I was reading a blog this morning this morning and found out that August is sandwich month. The first thought that came to mind was a toasted tomato sandwich with a tomato fresh from my garden (although I am still … Continue reading

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Measuring Your Comfort Zone

Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone Peter Drucker famously said “What gets measured, gets managed”. What if you could measure your comfort zone? Would this encourage more people to face their challenges and live more exciting lives? “You never change your … Continue reading

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Wordless Communication aka Body Language

There is a language that we all speak, but few are conscious of: the language of our bodies. When we are talking to others – either face-to-face, or from the front of the room, our posture, gestures, eye movements and … 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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