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Jun

30

2016
What gives you the right to speak in public?

What gives you the right to speak in public?

Of course you know your subject. Of course you have been doing it for 40 years and there is nothing you don’t know about “Widget Making” or “Scone Baking” (replace the last two with your field of expertise). The challenge is that there are tens of thousands of people who have also been doing what you have been doing. What makes you so special? You…

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Jun

29

2016
Speakers – Are you having a good year?

Speakers – Are you having a good year?

Having a good year? Hit by the recession? How will Brexit affect your business? Those of us who get together regularly at speaker meetings, airports, mastermind groups or at the back of the hall will know this question well. “Hi Peter, (or Fred or Gill) you busy?” The answer is usually something like “Gee, it’s hectic. Had to turn down a gig last week, just…

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Jun

23

2016
Pause for effect

Pause for effect

How often do you Pause? As a speaker I spend a great deal of time working out the words I should use to get my message across in a meaningful way. I have to convince my audience to understand and accept my point of view and to entertain them while I am doing it. I have discovered, however, that silence can be as powerful as…

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Mar

29

2016

There are no Victims in the successful workplace.

We’ve all done it. We’ve all tried to find excuses for poor results. Blame it on the weather, the economy, politics, the competition, the boss, the company, the product, your colleagues, anything... As long as we don’t have to take the responsibility. It is too easy to do. When we blame something or somebody else for what happens to us we become a victim and...

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Mar

15

2016

Plan to Win

I have recently started a new project. This is a substantial project that will probably take the next 10 years to bring to fruition and maybe $20 million to get it off the ground. Like all projects, it started with a thought. The thought shared with my wife grew into an idea. That idea was cemented into a vision. That vision became a commitment. This...

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Mar

1

2016
Your belief system rules your life – Part 4

Your belief system rules your life – Part 4

Positive affirmation is saying to yourself on a regular basis that you are what you want to be. You Do Not Have To Believe It Just Yet! Just repeat it over and over again when you are on your own, in the car driving to work, on your way home or having a shower in the morning. Anytime you are on your own you keep...

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Feb

23

2016
Your belief system rules your life – Part 3

Your belief system rules your life – Part 3

Right now your belief system is telling you what you deserve in your life, what position you should hold at work and what you should be earning. Your belief system is telling you where you should live, what type of car you should drive, who you should marry and how successful you will be. In short, your belief system is in control. In your company,...

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Feb

16

2016
Your belief system rules your life – Part 2

Your belief system rules your life – Part 2

When I left school I was at a loose end for a while. I was not good academically. I struggled with spelling at school and that affected most subjects in those days and while I just about passed that was all I could manage. After School I was not sure what I should do so my Mother said to my Father "What about taking Richard...

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Feb

8

2016
Your Belief System Rules Your Life

Your Belief System Rules Your Life

Do you believe that you can earn ten million rand this year? No? Why not? Don't worry about it just yet, you are in the majority, most people feel the same way. "Ten Million Rand" We say, "I will never earn ten million rand in a year". Our belief system tells us that we can not do it so we do not even try. We...

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