The Amazing Secret To Create A Legacy That Counts

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Question: What would you like people to say about you after you’ve gone

Creating A Legacy “Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”   Shannon L. Alder

The dictionary defines a legacy as something that is handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor from the past. Our legacies will be much more than just an amount of money or property left to someone in a will. Our legacy is accumulated one day at a time. Our legacy is the final aggregate of the words we have said. A legacy is the accrual of the kindness and generosity we shared. Our true legacy will not be the sum of money passed on at the end of life, but the sum total of the impact we have had, positive or negative, on others during the years we lived.

There is an amazing secret action you can do today, that will help you create a legacy that counts tomorrow. Read more

How to start a speech that grabs attention & makes people sit up & listen

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How to start a speech that grabs attention and makes people sit up and listen

How To Start A Speech
“Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking, I want to say a few words tonight about …”

Blah, Blah, and Blah de Blah. (Yawn!)

When some people start a speech or presentation their opening is about as interesting and captivating as a free root canal filling.

How long do I have to get your attention? More importantly, have I still got it? Read more

Have you made the #1 Fatal Mistake When Writing a Speech or Presentation?

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Have you made the #1 Fatal Mistake When Writing a Speech or Presentation?

speech writing & public speaking
“If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.”  said Edward Hopper

I need help!

Recently, a friend came to me saying that he had been asked to give a presentation at an important meeting with senior managers at the company where he worked and he needed help in writing a speech and in developing the idea. So we sat down together, he switched on his computer and then proceeded to open PowerPoint.

NO ! That’s the #1 Fatal Mistake! Read more