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Speak to be remembered this summer!

Yes, it is the “lazy, hazy days of summer” and we all are looking forward to getting away from the intensity of the year. But you still have to hold a presence in their mind…and you can. You can be “hot” in the midst of the summer heat, without raising the temperature outside…by being memorable with your presentation…and unique.

I have said before that your “brain thinks in pictures” so bring a memorable imprint to the podium with you.

Whether you are bringing a prop up with you…or your message is so strong that it doesn’t even need a prop…make it memorable.
Come out with an incredible opening line statement, and make it powerful. So powerful that people will come up to you later on and say…”That is so cool what you opened up with!”

Mark Twain sayings, can be used frequently for opening or closing sentences. Check out his litany of comments or beliefs and build it into your speech.
If you are giving a presentation with graphs or statistics…why not open with his line of…”There are lies, there are damn lies…and then there are statistics!” Trust me when you say that, it will bring a gentle smile to their face…or it at least will give you a more subtle opening into a dry topic.
No one needs another boring presentation full of statistics, bars and graphs.
C’mon make it easier on your listening audience, by bringing some dry humor into it.
Another memorable Mark Twain sentence is….
“The older I get, the more clearly I remember things, that never happened!”
With that sentence in mind, you can now review information that has to be reviewed…it may be a deluge of data, but at least you can soften it by bringing a lightness to the relevant data, that needs to be presented.
These are just suggestions…but make it easier on your listening audience. Some may even want to be there, but I can guarantee you that the 80%-20% ratio has a portion of people who do not.

So make it memorable, make it credible,…and make it you!

Looking for even more dynamic ideas? Call EileenStrong
at 732-389-3868 today. It’s worth it!

“Tis the season”

Yes, it is the season to celebrate so many things. The fun of family, celebrations, gift giving, laughter and memories. It is your choice of how you to choose to celebrate it.
Many of you have a double celebration as does my husband. His birthday is December 23rd, and he has dubbed it “48 hours of decadency!” Now that is a great attitude! Many people have several memorable dates around this crazy, intense filled week, but is how you personally handle it. I know many people with birthdays and anniversaries this month. And they celebrate each event with intensity. As they should!
Sadness is apparently abundant too.
Depression fills up so many lives. See if you can help people plagued by that.
Still, please find a reason for the season. Whether it is religious as it is for me. My family and I find it a special time to celebrate the birth of Christ. Church services are important and we honor them.
How do you celebrate this time of year? The act of giving; whether it is a smile, or gesture or gifts given to needy families…please be generous with this.
Make memories in your own way. This is truly up to you how you handle this intense part of the year….but remember to give time to yourself, and time to another person in your life. Volunteer, give a gift to a needy child or family. Give a coat to a person without one. Give a gesture of kindness to a stranger.
The rewards will be worth it.
Celebrate the season.
Celebrate the holiday.
Celebrate Christmas!
Merry Christmas to all!

You Gotta Believe….you really, really do.

The Cape of "Ta-Da".....& the fun of believing!The fun of wearing the famous Ta-Da” cape of Loretta LaRouche!

The Cape of "Ta-Da".....& the fun of believing!

Fun, fun, fun…..is guaranteed everyday if and when you practice what humorist Loretta LaRouche speaks on. Most of us in America have lost our capability to laugh with abundance. The economy is down, the housing market is in a crisis, unemployment is up….and these were the headlines that several presidents have talked about for over 150 years.

Most of us know that “History repeats itself.” And that IS the truth!

The truth is also that we no longer laugh as much as a child does. The average adult laughs, smirks, smiles broadly or giggles less than 40 times a day. The average child under 10 does just that from 100 to 400 times a day!

How did we lose this incredible gift?

One of the topics that I speak on is “Laughter is Contagious….Want to Catch Some?” This seminar addresses the incredible stress in our life….at work and at home. What negatively happens at work, we drag back home….and what happens at work we tend to take out on family members that we love.

Take a step back…and smile at yourself in the mirror. Make eye contact with the person you are next to…and genuinely ask how they are doing.

Check in and see how you are doing at least 3 times a day. Check in with yourself in the morning. Review your state of mind mid-day and evaluate how you are doing at the evening hours.

The great, late Norman Cousins, knew of the power of positive and more so the power of laughter.He was advised that his days were numbered and that he should get his affairs in order within the next 3 to 6 months….because that was the prognosis given to him! He checked in to the hotel across the street from the hospital and rented and viewed comedy films, day after day, after day.

What prognosis? He lived another  16 years!!

Give yourself a “Ta-Da” everyday. Laugh out loud…and be silly for no reason. Don’t think about it…just do it. If you don’t pat yourself on the back and give yourself a “Ta-Da”…who will?

As a speaker, I love bringing joy to your company, seminar or workshop. Strong Incentives brings powerful results…..in a positive way!

Blessings in abundance to you everyday!

The Attitude Amazon,

Eileen Strong

The sadness of death…….

Yes, I know it is inevitable, but when you lose someone that you knew or loved or at least liked a lot….the finality of the end of life is simply empty.
A family member, a friend or a pet can simply drain you of all emotions.
I lost my Mom when she was only 55, and I had just turned 23. This was way too young for both of us.
I now have lived much longer than the time that I ever knew her.
Reading of the death of Patrick Swayze, and the murder of the Yale Medical student, the death of a high school friend and the death of my sister in laws sister….has brought the brevity of life into a very clear focus.
I wish you to cherish today, or this evening. Enjoy your friends, your loves, your pets, your family and more important enjoy the quality of your life.The beauty of laughter is soooo cool. Make an effort to smile more….it sounds trite, but damn it is so true. Laugh and love your life starting now. Seriously, you may only have a few moments left. You are worth it, you are worth it….you truly are worth it. Celebrate and love who you are!
Eileen