Daily Inspiration – 136 Effective Presentation Tips

The best way to travel from a state of nervousness to a more natural one is to completely understand the situation. In other words, make the unknown known.

~Tony Jeary

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136 Effective Presentation Tips
The “Practical” Handbook for Everyone
 

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We're all creatures of habit

We’re all creatures of habit. Repeat an action enough times and it becomes habitual — an unconscious behavior. Here’s a worthwhile habit to work on developing: Each day, “catch” at least one person doing something good…and praise them. Over time, you’ll acquire a natural tendency to focus on the good stuff!

~Eric Harvey

Today’s Inspiration Comes From:

180 Ways to Walk the Recognition Talk

The How-To Handbook for Everyone

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We’re all creatures of habit

We’re all creatures of habit. Repeat an action enough times and it becomes habitual — an unconscious behavior. Here’s a worthwhile habit to work on developing: Each day, “catch” at least one person doing something good…and praise them. Over time, you’ll acquire a natural tendency to focus on the good stuff!

~Eric Harvey

Today’s Inspiration Comes From:

180 Ways to Walk the Recognition Talk

The How-To Handbook for Everyone

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Change Is Good…You Go First

Change Is Good…You Go First

Job # 1 for any leader in times of change is to start removing the barriers that will keep your team from executing the plan. For example, if the plan calls for creating a customer first culture, you must identify any obstacles or barriers that will prevent you from doing it. Rest assured, however, that the culprits that are creating the obstacles will usually fall into one of four categories:

  1. Outdated systems
  2. Outdated procedures
  3. Outdated people
  4. A combination thereof

Your job as a leader is to start cutting the trees as quickly as you can so that the people watching will become convinced that good things are about to happen.

Today’s Leadership Solution comes from:

Change Is Good…You Go First

21 Ways to Inspire Change
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Life Begins When You Do

Are you putting off living the life you’ve always longed for?

In her book, Life Begins When You Do, Mary Anne Radmacher invites us to begin the true work of living our lives right now. This inspiring book is based upon Mary Anne’s famous poem – her statement of purpose – Live With Intention:

Walk to the edge.
Listen hard. Laugh. Play with abandon.
Practice wellness.
Continue to learn.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Lead or follow a leader.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.

Please enjoy an excerpt from the first chapter of Life Begins When You Do.

Live Inspired,

Michelle Sedas

Excerpted from Life Begins When You Do
by Mary Anne Radmacher

 

Live With Intention: Investigate and define your purpose, your “must.”
Nearly everyone postpones one grand thing or a collection of mighty hopes and dreams. Between the quote marks of our lives are phrases like these:

“When things slow down … when I finish my degree … when I have kids … when the children are gown … when I get well … when I marry … when I divorce … when I retire … when I get that promotion, that raise, that job, that house, that whatever the fill-in-the-blank is for your specific postponing of life.”

Your life begins when you do.

You may think you are postponing the longing of your soul until life aligns itself with your vision, until elements conspire to be more favorable … but as it happens, life just lolls along at the same remarkable consistent and disinterested cadence. Life is impartial. YOUR personal, subjective life (dreams, satisfactions, contentment, achievements, vision, fullness, passions, aspirations) begins when you begin.

Your purpose, that thing that among the many to-dos of your days, is what you must do. Embrace the truth of your purpose each minute of your precious life … for how very true it is that life begins when you do.

 

Today’s Inspiration Comes From:

Life Begins When You Do

The Road to Happiness

 

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Finish Strong

Finish Strong And Get The Results You Want!

My friend, Dan Green, makes a powerful point in his book Finish Strong.

“I challenge you to find two words that more absolutely define a performance objective. The words ‘finish strong’ are pervasively used in our culture, and they are a perfect example of how the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. When you combine “Finish” with “Strong” you create a powerful platform for action.”

And here are a couple of Finish Strong reminders for each of us:

“The only thing that stands between a person and what they want in life is the will to try it and the faith to believe it possible.”
~
Rich Devos

“The most important thing about goals is having one…”
~Geoffrey  Abert

Today’s Leadership Solution comes from:

Finish Strong
More than a statement…it’s an attitude

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Choices we make

“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it’s expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.”
~Eleanor Roosevelt

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Powerful movie on Leadership

How to Live Your Life Like It Matters

In Scott Black’s new book, he gives us a powerful leadership reminder:

“When employees live their lives like they matter, they do their jobs like they matter.”

The leader then needs to envision a larger responsibility.  One where “getting the job done” also includes:

  • Building passion and commitment
  • Creating vision and purpose
  • Developing teamwork and cooperation

 

So sit back, turn up the volume, and enjoy this powerful three-minute movie on Leadership.

Watch Now

Today’s movie comes from:

180 Ways to Live Your Life Like It Matters


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Dealing With Workplace “Tough Stuff”

Dealing With Workplace “Tough Stuff”

As a leader nothing is more frustrating than dealing with workplace “people problems.” You can turn your back and hope they will go away, but they rarely do. So, here are some important reminders for us all:

  • Not only are the poor performers not doing their jobs, they’re probably preventing the top performers from doing their jobs as well.

 

  • When you do confront workplace problems, be sure to control your emotions. Certainly that’s easier said than done – especially when you’re caught off guard. So, expect the unexpected.  Assume – going into the discussion – that something may happen to trigger your emotions, and have a plan for exactly what you’ll do to avoid “losing it.”

 

  • The best way to begin a problem-solving process is by preparing behavioral statements that identify both DESIRED and ACTUAL performance. Behavioral statements are descriptions of things people say and do. These statements lay out the facts and establish a clear and specific performance gap

 

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Workplace Problem Solving Trio


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100/0 Principle

What is the most effective way to create and sustain great relationships with others? It’s the 100/0 Principle: You take full responsibility (the 100) for the relationship, expecting nothing
(the 0) in return.

~Al Ritter

Today’s Inspiration Comes From:

The 100/0 Principle

The Secret of Great Relationships

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