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Are You Married to Contempt?

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Contempt is a rocky marriage between disappointment and disbelief.  Contempt is the inevitable result of doing wrong even though you know better.  Priests that molest little boys while preaching chastity and celibacy are contemptible.  Politicians who profit off the poor they claim to champion and care for are contemptible.    Speakers that are too lazy to listen and to learn are contemptible although to a lesser degree.  Cryptic, arrogant and disrespectful excuses create contempt. Let’s look at a few ways to ...

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Do You Take Care of Respect?

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Find out what it means to me.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Take care … TCB

In two minutes and twenty-nine seconds, Aretha Franklin captures a basic human need.  Her timing was so good that the song became an anthem for a generation of women and still touches us today.  When you speak, you probably have more than a couple of minutes, but do you really need it to communicate respect?  The essence of respect is in the stand that you take, in the ...

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How Subtle are Your Actions?

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Action!  A movie director on set yells this and the scene starts.  Each person knows their part and a moment iscaptured forever or is edited out.  When we take action in front of a live audience, we do not have the luxury of editing out what doesn’t work. It is crucial to take actions which captivate and connect.  Powerful presenters know that subtle actions are often the best actions.  Let’s consider a few ways that little actions can make your ...

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What’s The Point of Sloth?

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We all need to take a break sometimes.  Taking it easy helps recharge your batteries and clear out the clutter in your mind.  Emptying your mind from time to time is fine; however, living an empty headed life is just lazy.  You become slothful when doing nothing is all you want to do.  Rest should be something you need to succeed not the thing only you succeed in doing.  Shakespeare warns us all, especially slothful speakers, when he has Macbeth ...

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Do You Labor for Love?

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Labor is still, and ever will be,
the inevitable price set upon
everything which is valuable.

Samuel Smiles

Do you see your life as a labor of love?  The birth day gift each of our mothers bestowed on us is a magical mix of love and labor.  As a man, I can never truly understand what labor pains really mean. Yet, time and time again, I find life’s greatest gifts through labor.  In fact, life itself depends on it. ...

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Is Your Ignorance Blissful?

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Speech Smarts Ignorance Podcast

We have all heard that ignorance is bliss. It’s not. Ignorance is ignorance.  What you do not know cannot help you, and often, it can hurt you.  I am amazed at my own ignorance even though I spend time everyday studying how to think, how to listen and how to speak.   Ignorance lingers like a shadow on the edge of knowledge and darkens our soul whenever we think we know it all.  The ultimate goal of ...

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How Loud is Your Personality?

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Speech Smarts Personality Podcast

Who you are speaks so loudly, I cannot hear what you are saying.

Are you a commodity or a character?  Here is a simple test. If anyone else could be giving your pitch, you are a commodity.  If you are the only one in the world who can say what you have to say, you are a character.  A character is someone whose personality makes a connection.  Your personality is the music of your soul played out ...

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