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Take 30 days and turn gratitude into a habit gratitude Dec 10, 2020
by Steve Foran, the Gratitude Guy
We’re hearing a lot about finding the good in 2020 and being grateful for it. I fully support this idea, but we have to be careful in crossing the line into judgement. In spite of believing you can find lots...
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Tips for taming your monkey focus Dec 08, 2020

I'd like to share a video I was asked to contribute to this week's annual convention of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers.

A few of us were asked to provide content for a section titled "One thing I know for sure". I decided to...

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Insights for connecting while distancing Dec 06, 2020

by Patricia Morgan (Therapist, author, speaker)

In March 2020, the world’s population was called to demonstrate resilience by adapting to health protocols to keep us all healthy and safe. By April, I was providing emotional support to more...

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Tips for maintaining mental health in difficult times Nov 22, 2020

It’s been a year of mental stress for everyone. The anxiety brought by Covid-19; the systemic racism that prompted the Black Lives Matter movement; the divisions and disinformation of the US elections.

Where we are, in Atlantic Canada, there...

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Focus on the soup, not the can virtual events Nov 14, 2020

The virtual world is like a can of soup, says Halina St James. The technology is the can, whether it’s Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, or some other video-conferencing app. But what’s in the can, the soup, is the most important thing. The...

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Good listening is much more than keeping quiet Nov 11, 2020

Being a good speaker is important in our virtual world. But it’s not the most important skill a leader should be displaying in Zoom and Skype calls.

The most important skill, according to leaders of the faculty of executive education at the...

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How Joe Biden controls his life-long stutter Nov 09, 2020

Joe Biden has struggled with a stutter all his life. Even now, after 47 years in the public spotlight, he says there are times - when he is tired - that he finds himself stuttering.

So how did he prepare for the most important speech of his life?

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Does your virtual meeting feel like a seance? Nov 09, 2020

A Facebook posting characterized speaking virtually as 'a seance’. There was a picture of four people holding hands and around a table with a candle. Their leader was saying, “Elizabeth, can you hear me? Show yourself, Elizabeth. Say...

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Building trust in a virtual world authenticity trust Nov 09, 2020

Trust drives business. It’s the first thing we need to establish to be successful and it must be maintained to stay in business, writes guest contributor Lea Brovedani.

Before the pandemic we established trust with most people in person....

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Tips for successful media interviews media interviews Oct 14, 2020

Reporters want the best product they can deliver in the time available. News is a production line. Information and quotes are the raw materials. The quality of the product is judged, in newsrooms, by the impact of the sound bite or clip, the...

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Made a mistake? Make the most of it. Oct 14, 2020

Some of the greatest inventions have come out of what was thought to be a mistake at the time.

What mistakes have you made in your business? How can you re purpose them into something delicious?

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Advice for our time: be kind, be calm, be patient Oct 14, 2020

I just had the pleasure of moderating a virtual discussion between award-winning Canadian journalist and news anchor Ian Hanomansing and an audience of members of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS).

There was plenty to talk...

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