This Tip Just Might Land You Your Dream Job!

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“Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.”   –Bruce Barton Years ago, before starting my own business, I interviewed for my “Dream Job”—a Director of Sales and Marketing position over four states for a hospital chain based in Tennessee. I was one […]

The Power of a Sincere Compliment

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 “I can live for two months on a good compliment.” -Mark Twain A number of years ago, I had the honor of being selected by my peers to serve as President of our state’s chapter of the National Speakers Association. One of the things I most enjoyed about my office was standing at the door […]

It’s About Time—Improve Your Life with this Simple Tool!

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Over my career, I have had the privilege of teaching workshops and delivering keynote speeches for some of the most respected professional development companies in the world (FranklinCovey, Shipley Associates, etc.). Another of those companies was DAY-TIMER—the time management company. My mentor there, Warren (Trapper) Woods (affectionately known as “Father Time” to those of us […]

When Was Your Last Renaissance?

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Many years ago, the then Rector of Boston’s Trinity Church, Phillips Brooks (famous for writing the lyrics to the Christmas Song, “O Little Town of Bethlehem”), was asked by an interviewer, “When were you born?” In response, Mr. Brooks said, “I will tell you about it. It was one Sunday afternoon about 3:30 just after I had […]

Do You Know How Great You Really Are?

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Years ago, when I first discovered “Motivational Speakers,” a friend gave me an old copy of a copy of a cassette tape (I told you it was years ago.) containing a speech that had been delivered by former Olympian, Bob Richards. It was titled, “Genius in the Average Man.” In the introduction portion of the […]

World-Class Trainers Wear Three Hats

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Former Notre Dame Football Coach, Lou Holtz, once said, “Build your empire on the firm foundation of the fundamentals.” One of my mentors, Jim DeMoux, once told me that all great trainers wear three hats: Teacher, Presenter, and Facilitator. Since my early training experiences with Jim, I have worked to develop my skills in each […]