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Stress Busters

By |2013-09-30T04:35:50+00:00June 26th, 2013|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |

SEVEN Instant Stress Busters: 1. The Bart Simpson Maneuver See your situation as your favorite sitcom or cartoon character would handle it. 2. Reframing Use humor to turn a negative into a positive. 3. Flow changers If you're given lemons make lemonade. 4. Internal humor Treat them like they just left a mental institution. Lots of [...]

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My Knees Were Knocking (from public speaking anxiety)

By |2013-11-29T21:42:44+00:00June 26th, 2013|Categories: Articles|

"Do you still get nervous before you speak?" This is my most frequently asked question. My reply? "Yes, a little." A touch of nervousness is good, It means you care about your program and it's effect on your audience.  You don't want it to become public speaking anxiety. Last night I had a different experience. I [...]

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Don’t Let Your Holidays Become Your Hollerdays

By |2013-11-29T21:38:37+00:00June 26th, 2013|Categories: Articles|

The holiday season is upon us once again. It's the time of year that many of us get shopped out, tapped out and stressed out. Stress comes from all directions. Am I going to get a bonus? Am I going to have a job? Will everyone come to our party? Will they ever leave? Will I [...]

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Sometimes There’s Nothing To Do But Laugh At Yourself

By |2013-11-29T21:44:51+00:00June 26th, 2013|Categories: Articles|

I spend about four hours on the phone everyday with clients and prospects for my speaking business. If I cradle a phone handset between my ear and shoulder, I wind up at the chiropractor every week. This year I went high-tech with a telephone headset that fits in your ear with a little microphone. So now [...]

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Laughing in the Face of Stress

By |2013-11-29T21:46:16+00:00June 26th, 2013|Categories: Articles|

To fight the daily onslaught of stress in your life, I suggest that you use your sense of humor. Nothing relaxes and refreshes the body like a good hearty laugh. It makes you feel good. There are no bad side effects and it's non-fattening. The ability to take your job seriously and yourself lightly will go [...]

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How To Write a Top 10 List

By |2013-11-29T21:50:09+00:00June 26th, 2013|Categories: Articles|

Right off the bat I'm going to make this process fifty percent easier for you. Never write a Top 10 list. Make it a Top 5 because: First, it's hard to come up with 10 really funny things. The only reason David Letterman gets laughs all the way through is he has a band punching it [...]

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He Who Laughs, Lasts!

By |2013-06-26T18:05:43+00:00June 26th, 2013|Categories: Articles|

To fight the daily onslaught of stress in your life I suggest that you use your sense of humor. Nothing relaxes and refreshes the body like a good hearty laugh. The ability to take your job seriously and yourself lightly will go a long way in the battle against stress. A sense of humor can be [...]

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