Posts Tagged: Manners

Manners Cost Nothing and Are Priceless

When was the last time someone said “thank you” or “please” to you? Really think about the last time someone out of the clear blue said “thank you” for something kind you did for them or said “please” when something was needed. Oh no! You can’t think of a recent time when someone said those… Read more »

Walking Away

“When faced with senseless drama, spiteful criticisms and misguided opinions, walking away is the best way to stand up for yourself. To respond with anger is an endorsement of their attitude.” ~Dodinsky How many times have you thought about walking away from the drama, the words and the noise but you stayed to play one… Read more »

Two Things to Remember in Life

As I was preparing for this week’s show, I came across a quote that I had written down a while back, and it goes like this, “Two things to remember in life. Take care of your thoughts when you are alone, and take care of your words when you are with people.” And this is… Read more »

Deb Sofield – Guest Speaker for National Speakers Association Academy Teleseminar

I was so pleased to be the guest speaker for the NSA’s Academy for Professional Speaking Teleseminar with the famous Pam Lontos. Pam and I had a wonderful group on the call to hear my tips about the New Rules for Public Speaking. For information about being a part of NSA here is the link http://www.nsaspeaker.org From… Read more »

It’s harder to be kind than clever.

“We are What We Choose” Remarks by Jeff Bezos, as delivered to the Class of 2010 Baccalaureate  May 30, 2010 As a kid, I spent my summers with my grandparents on their ranch in Texas. I helped fix windmills, vaccinate cattle, and do other chores. We also watched soap operas every afternoon, especially “Days of… Read more »

What Really Chips Me Off (in case your wondering)

I work with a number of important people – people who have people waiting for them…but nothing chips me off more than when a speaker makes a plane or limo reservation minutes after a presentation is done so they don’t have to take Q&A. If you haven’t prepared your presentation to answer all the questions… Read more »