I thought I was a pretty positive person, one that didn’t complain too much, but then reality struck! I’m just one week into my 30 Day Complaint-Free Challenge and I’d tell you how hard it is, but I don’t want to complain! So far I have a lot more questions … Continue reading The Complaint-Free Challenge
I love words! Numbers give me a headache, but words, ahhhh. Beautiful words, awesome alliterations, powerful prose, singular or strung together, with beautiful meanings that grow relationships, oh how they can make my heart smile! With over 150,000 words in the English language, we can cover a plethora of … Continue reading A New Word
It’s none of my business really, but sometimes I just can’t shut up. I met her at a dental convention, she was a ‘scout’ – yes they have scouts for speakers – who knew?! Anyway she liked what she heard and saw and wants to hire me for her convention. … Continue reading Dropping Inspiration
I was in between flights at the airport when I got a call from Donna, the meeting professional of an event I was keynoting at in just a few weeks. I was happy to hear her voice, we had built a nice rapport, and was ready to jot down … Continue reading The Personal Connection
What were you doing Sunday nights? if you were listening to her, I won’t tell. 😉 It just so happened it was her 91st birthday when I saw her documentary this month at the Victoria Film Festival. It left my friend and I so inspired, so impressed and so … Continue reading Amp it up!
When was the last time you did something for the first time? I first heard that phrase from my speaker buddy, Linda Edgecombe. It really makes you think, doesn’t it? Well for me it jazzes me up to try new things (grab your copy of The Try Angle – A … Continue reading Been Embarrassed Lately?
To talk to strangers or not to talk to strangers, that is the question? For the most part, unless my gut is telling me to slowly back away, my answer is a resounding yes! The results of these interactions can impact you for a moment, for a lifetime or somewhere … Continue reading To talk to strangers or not to talk to strangers, that is the question.
I have decided to own something that I’m good at. I’m good at making conversation. Probably because I actually like people and I really enjoy a good conversation – in fact, I crave it. The Hub would joke with me that I could go into a public restroom and come … Continue reading The Art of Conversation
It’s always a beautiful end to my year, the annual conference for my professional speaking association (CAPS). This year I was not on stage and I did not have a big volunteer role, mostly I was there to learn, share, grow and belong – the four words that encapsulate our … Continue reading Ay Caramba