Woodrow Wilson Elementary School, West Allis, Wisconsin Smiles, friendships, growth, loss and aging are all innocently presented in this picture. More than enough of these smiling 3rd graders have already passed away. Quite the shock! Makes you realize how brief life truly is. As a professional speaker and trainer I share many stories from my […]
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Most presenters find that using some sort of visual aid helps them to engage their audience. Some people, however, make the mistake of leaning too heavily on their visual aids. Doing so detracts from their speech and distracts the audience. Think back on the age-old elementary school activity “show and tell”. You show your audience […]
Imagine if the world suffered from “Pinocchio” syndrome? Everyday all of us started with an average size nose. No problems, no exaggerations, no false “small talk” where you weren’t paying attention in the first place. Your “nose” would stay the same size! But as you begin your day….your nose WOULD grow. Why because you LIED! […]
- The Only Thing You Have To Fear Is Fear Itself!September 5, 2014 - 12:52 pm
Yes that sentence was said by the late, great Franklin D. Roosevelt at his 1st Inaugural speech. And we WERE a country was living in fear. We had high unemployment, we had social and government and international problems that SCARED most of us. Sounds familiar to what is going on today! The play on words […]
- Eileen Strong