05/16/2016 Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking: Lesson 7 - Script and Microphone
If you get up to the lectern and you realize you can't read your script, you're dead! In this article we make sure you've written a clear, clean, easy-to-read script so that you can't make a mistake. We'll also cover the three types of microphones available to you and which one will suit you best.
05/16/2016 Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking: Lesson 6 - Live It And Rehearse
The day before your speech I want you to go to the venue. Walk into the room and imagine where your seat will be, where the lectern will be and what the room will feel like when it's full. Then, rehearse your speech to the point that all you have to do is see a word or phrase and you'll remember the whole point or paragraph. Live it and rehearse it!
05/16/2016 Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking: Lesson 3 - Tiptoe Past The Amygdala
When you feel absolute fear and overwhelm at the prospect of giving a speech, it's the part of your brain called the amygdala that's causing it. In this article we talk about how the amygdala works, how it's designed to protect you in threatening situations, how sometimes it's your worst enemy (like when you have to give a speech) and how we can tiptoe around the amygdala and never let it know we're afraid!
05/16/2016 Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking: Lesson 4 - Why Me?
When we are asked to do a public speech, our first reaction is usually, "Why me?" We look upon the request as though we are being punished for something. In fact, just the opposite is true. Let's change the meaning of what it means to be asked to give a speech and see it for what it really is -- he greatest compliment you could ever receive!
05/16/2016 Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking: Lesson 5 - Who Are You Afraid Of?
When you are scheduled to give a speech there will be two audiences waiting for you - the one you think is out there and the one that is really out there. Trust me, these are two very different audiences. In this article we look at the difference between what you think your audience is thinking about you and what they're really thinking!
08/09/2011 Catching Crabs In The Weekapaug Breachway - From Edible To Illegal
Catching crabs in the Weekapaug Breachway is the ultimate experience in touching, feeling, and coexisting with ancient sea life. But before you begin your excursion it is wise to know not only which crabs are edible or not, but also which are illegal to harvest.
08/05/2011 Benefit Fundraiser - Beer For A Year and A Wagon 'O Whiskey!
Here are two ways to get all the men at your fundraiser benefit to fall all over themselves as they gladly part with $10 and $20 dollar bills and have fun while they're doing it! Give most men a chance at winning beer or liquor at your benefit fundraiser and they'll come running to get in the game! That will be the result when you present Beer For A Year and A Wagon 'O Whiskey.
08/05/2011 Benefit Fundraiser - When Is The Best Day And Time To Hold It?
The day and time of your benefit fundraiser can make all the difference in how profitable and successful it is. Here I lay out my case against Friday and Sunday and why I think Saturday night gives you the best bang for your benefit buck!
08/05/2011 Benefit Fundraisers - I Found A Doorway To Cash!
I've come across a great, fun way to raise money at your benefit fundraiser! All you'll need are some gift certificates and an old door. Let the mystery build and the bidding begin!
08/04/2011 The Weekapaug Breachway - The Ocean's Waves Have Moods
Weekapaug, Rhode Island's breachway is a contrast in nature's moods. Depending upon the tides, the weather and storms at sea the breachway can one day be a place of peace and serenity and the next day turn into a display of nature's nautical violence.
08/04/2011 The Weekapaug Breachway - An Awesome View of The Atlantic's Treasures
The view from the breachway in Weekapaug, RI offers a breathtaking view of not only the ocean, the waves and sea life, but also of Block Island, Watch Hill and Montauk Point, Long Island. The breachway is flanked by extreme wealth on one side and thousands of everyday beachgoers on the other. The breachway is also the sight of a dark day in our nation's history!
08/04/2011 The Weekapaug Bridge - A Bridge Over Two Worlds
Standing atop the Weekapaug Bridge gives one a view of two very different worlds. One view presents the great Atlantic Ocean in all of it's coastal ruggedness. The other view is one of peace, serenity, quaint cottages and quiet waters. Both are to be marveled at and enjoyed.
08/04/2011 Weekapaug's Atlantic Avenue - Rhode Island's Gold Coast
The coastal highway of Atlantic Avenue that connects the quaint vacation hamlet of Weekapaug, RI to a bustling entertainment district is lined with wealth, money and opulence. Enjoy the contrast and dream along with those who marvel at these cottage mansions.
07/06/2011 Election Campaign PR - The Campaign Caravan That Crashed
When seeking media coverage for a campaign stop or appearance, you will improve your chances if you provide a legitimate news hook to your event. The media cannot and will not show up and simply give you a free campaign commercial. The legitimate news hook allows the media to protect its journalistic integrity and the candidate gets the coverage.
06/29/2011 Advertising Your Benefit Fundraiser - Know Your Target Audience
You're putting on a benefit fundraiser for a friend or loved one who has experienced financial crisis through either an illness or accident and you want to know how to advertise the event. Here's how to do it effectively and efficiently as long as you remember the title of an old Rick Springfield song, "Don't Talk to Strangers."
06/28/2011 Benefit Fundraisers - How Do We Put One On?
A friend or loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, has been in an accident, suffered a devastating fire or is faced with some other challenge and you have taken it upon yourself to put on a fundraising event to help that person with their financial needs. I know what you're feeling - you absolutely must do this for your friend or loved one but you have absolutely no idea how, right? Your worries are over!
06/28/2011 A PR Tactic The Media Won't Buy - So Don't Even Try
It's a trick PR agencies and corporate PR departments use in hopes of luring the news media to cover an event without telling the media what the event is. The PR types believe the media will blindly follow the PR pied piper. Find out why it doesn't work and the antidote the media use to render the trick impotent, ineffective and useless.
06/27/2011 How To Use News To Get On The News
Why wait for media publicity? You don't have to wait for the media to contact you. There are things going on at your company or organization the media would love to know about. Here's how you can use national news stories to garner positive coverage for your local company or organization.
06/24/2011 How To Get Great Publicity Because of Someone Else's Mistake
When a story involving your profession, business or industry is making national news whether positive or negative, offer yourself as an expert to the local media. Your insider's knowledge along with helpful information you offer to the viewer or reader will result in positive publicity and will enhance the image of you and your company.
06/24/2011 How To Predict A Call From the Media - The Could It Happen Here Story
A telephone call from the news media can be nervewracking, especially since you have no idea why they're calling. How would you like to know ahead of time when they will call, why they're calling and how to prepare for it? You can, just by opening your eyes and ears as you go through your morning routine.
06/24/2011 Television, Radio and Newspaper Publicity Begins With 5 W's
The 5 W's are the most important 5 letters you need to know as you seek media coverage. Give media outlets the 5 W's about your event, product, groundbreaking or whatever else you're seeking publicity for and you will greatly improve your chances of getting coverage.
06/24/2011 Press Releases: Are Yours Getting You Media Coverage?
It's time to find out just how effective (or ineffective) your public relations and media relations efforts are. Too often, we miss out on getting media coverage because we forgot about the most important person -- the guy in the easychair!
06/24/2011 Media Coverage of Your Positive Events - Be The Kicker!
One of the easiest ways I know of to garner positive television news coverage is to 'be the kicker'. Let's find out what a 'kicker' is, how you can be one and how to use it to your company or organization's advantage.