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TEDX Talk practice #8

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Yesterday. Miraculously, the WordPress photo uploader worked this time.
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Got “greedy” and tried to upload another photo from yesterday but it didn’t work. So i used this one from last year instead.

TEDX Talk practice #8 at a local hospital (1st photo above) for the CEO and the 20-member executive team.

What is fun about this preparation is balancing the high stakes potential personal outcome and the risk that i may not be ready by April 27. To become intimate with what resonates and what doesn’t, repetition and reflection is key.

There are 17 days days until the TEDx Talk in Kuwait.

Meanwhile, i need to prepare for tomorrow’s marathon podcast recording day.

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Practice like you mean it (with flashback 2014 photos)

Disney 2014 Cast Service Awards
Disney 2014 Cast Service Awards.

 

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me, George, Cheryl.

 

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One famous couple and another happy couple.

 

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Taken with my iPhone.

 

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Also taken with my iPhone.

 

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Seriously.

 

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Not so seriously.

 

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It was their idea, not ours.

 

Delivering a special keynote speech i’ve not delivered before.

Why?

An awesome client asked for something i didn’t have.

Initially, the answer to their request almost was no, but in taking a deep breath and asking myself “why not, and, what if”, i instead said, “Absolutely”.

The practice has been fun, inspiring, and enlightening.

The more i do it, the more i love it.

Lost count but it averages three times a day.

Practice like you mean it.

A discovery too…

i can speak the Disney Way about anything.

At Disney Institute for the 15 years i was there, we only spoke about our five core topics, two of which have since been discontinued (in 2013) as stand-alone products (Brand Loyalty…Creativity & Innovation).

 

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Six speaker tips for world class results

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There is a story about how writing five daily, differently-themed blogs began

 

Be passionate, tell stories, use personal examples.

Embed questions, paradox and common sense.

These six speaker tips for world class results, practiced constantly will elevate a speaker into a class of their own.

Proof?

Seriously?

Preach what you practice.

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Book Publishing

Blogging isn’t the product, it’s the preparation

Sitting at Starbucks yesterday, contemplating the options for Mid Life Celebration’s website landing page, this video had me realize something.

 

 

My business centers on speaking.

Prolific blogging and writing are simply the equivalent to an Olympic athlete staying in shape and honing her skills and abilities.

Blogging isn’t the product, it’s the preparation.

The book is the product.

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Could This Change Your Life?

But what if I’m not a disciplined person?

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Good results require good effort. Great results, great effort. At the least, be good.

Here’s what I’d tell you if you said, “But what if I’m not a disciplined person?”
Me: “I bet when you’re hungry, you would use your resources to get food to eat. You’ve been taught how to do this, and I bet you’re really good at it. But I bet you don’t believe you can apply ‘hunger’ metaphorically to discipline yourself to become decent at life’s basics.”

Common sense – discipline yourself to find a million ways to feed your hunger for life’s basics.

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