THE RETURN OF PROSPERITY - PART ONE

By Patrick Astre

The Return of Prosperity A Two Part Series.Part One: An objective ViewPart One: An Objective View.If it aint bad, it aint news-Unknown reporter at the scene of Joey Gallos murder at Umbertos Clam House, Little Italy, April 7, 1972.When it comes to finances, nothing is all bad or all good, but the economic cycle will always rule. These cycles have been arou

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YOU CANT HANDLE THE TRUTH!!! Stop Talking and Start Engaging

By Dawnna St. Louis

Two days later she finally admitted that Watching that entire presentation was equal to water-boarding and I CRINGED while watching it. My motto is: If you cant sit through it, why should they? I am now her speaking coach and I am happy to say that we are still friends. If you are an expert that has to speak; then learn to be a speaking expert that keeps your audience engaged.

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The FUNNY finds YOU!

By Dawnna St. Louis

As a professional speaker and speaking coach, people often ask me, How can I inject humor into my speech or presentation?This query is usually followed by some comical ideas. Maybe I could tell a joke, fall down the stairs, or have a large flower on my lapel squirt someone in the eye, they suggest.While that makes me laugh, quite honestly the answer is simple. You cant force

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Can you explain DNA to a 6 year old

By Dawnna St. Louis

Well, I found out what the problem is and why this happens so much! They are CURSED. Yes! Bewitched; under a spell; jinxed. It is called The Curse of Knowledge; and we have all been infected. There is no cure because you cant unlearn what you know. And believe it or not, YOU have probably done it too; hopefully, not on purpose.It happens to all of us and I can prove it. Here is

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Mach Six With Your Hair On Fire

By Dave Sheffield

Do you ever feel like you are constantly running like a hamster in a wheel? Whether you are in business and are constantly trying to find new clients, a parent who is feverishly racing your kids to every activity under the sun, or maybe a business owner who will work on your marketing and branding when you have the time; you may be on a fast track to burnout!Ask any meeting planner or au

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Three Steps to Selling GREEN by Chris Westfall

By Chris Westfall

When it comes to getting consumers to invest in green initiatives, marketing strategies are heavy on green and light on initiative. According to the Consumer Electronics Association (www.ce.org), 60 percent of consumers want to make green purchases, 72 percent say they want energy-efficient homes, and 70 percent are concerned about their energy costs.Yet as few as 7 percent o

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Top 10 Business School Recognizes Chris Westfall with Teaching Award

By Chris Westfall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHRIS WESTFALL Shares Corporate Experience with SMU Cox Students Dallas, TX/USA January 21, 2011 Chris Westfall presented a seminar titled High Performance Team Leadership on Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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12 Most Common Presentation Mistakes

By Chris Westfall

Im on a mission to help people avoid the 12most common presentation mistakes.If you have to give a speech, whether elevator, PowerPoint, or impromptu, remember to avoid these 12 pitfalls:1. Failure to prepareUnless you are Robin Williams, its a good idea to think through your material. Williams was famous for not following the script during his early days in TV, and why should he? He

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12 Most Overlooked Pitch Strategies

By Chris Westfall

1. Know your contentKnowledge shows competence; competence breeds confidence. Everyone in the room wants to know, Why You? Why This? Why Now? Understand your business model and convey that understanding to erase any doubts in the room.2. Show some salesmanshipWhats your unique value proposition? How is the world better, if you write the pilot, build the prototype, or receive the don

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Do you supervise someone who "rains" on everyone's parade?...exhausts everyone with negativity?...resists every new idea?

By Pamela Straker

Managers should address people who rob the energy of their coworkers.Many managers fail to confront, supervise, and/or possibly fire this person because of all of the time and energy they feel this will take. After all, documentation of supervision leading to discharging employees does require effort. One way of approaching this difficult situation is to assess how much time this person is r

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