Are You Looking At The World Through A Filter?

People see what they want to see. It’s why whenever a politician opens his mouth, half the people praise their insight and courage to speak “the truth” and the other half thinks they’re stark raving mad and out to destroy America.   Often we think we can self-assess our needs, talents and abilities but are …

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Episode 49 – Lois Creamer – Positioning

Lois Creamer (@loiscreamer on twitter) sits down with Craig immediately after her presentation “Book More Business” and talks being a speaker. More like the business of being a speaker. Craig weasels information for himself under the guise of podcasting, getting Lois to talk position statements, leveraging testimonials, understanding who your target market is, their different perspectives on Toastmasters and why Craig dislikes Purple Cows.
Lois Creamer can help speakers build their business at http://www.bookmorebusiness.com

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Are You Focused on Personality or Attitude?

For some, they find this reality hard to believe because they confuse the underlying foundation of someone (personality) with the constantly changing and often finicky attitude. Attitudes can change in an instant. Get a phone call, win the bet, spill your coffee, get a compliment, lose your keys, or find a dollar on the sidewalk. Instant …

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Episode 48 – Crystal Washington – Social Media

Crystal Washington (@Cryswashington on twitter) joins Craig to discuss afroPuffs…yes afropuffs, being harassed by the TSA, tornado helmets and most importantly social media. With so many platforms popping up it can get confusing very quickly. Crystal talks platforms, strategies and maybe social media isn’t something you don’t need to be on every second of everyday.
Crystal can be found at her own website – http://www.crystalwashington.com

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Are You Willing To See Other’s Perspectives?

  I was once reprimanded by an unsolicited life coach who told me “It’s not a problem, but a challenge!”   To which I replied “I’m sorry, Sudoku is a challenge, ordering Mongolian Barbecue is a challenge[1]. Talking to you is a challenge. What I’m talking about is a problem. Challenges can be ignored. Problems …

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Episode 47 – Dr. Michael Nuccitelli – Cyberbullying

Dr. Michael Nuccitelli talks cyberbullying with Craig on this week’s Reality Check. Be it texting, tweeting or trolling facebook statuses, “The Nuche!” as Craig gleefully calls Michael, discusses why kids bully, how to identify if you child is bullying or being bullied and introduces his new iPredator Protected membership based advisory services that works to protect, advise and educate online users, their families and businesses.

You can find out all about it at www.ipredator.co (no “m”!)

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Can You Accept Rejection?

In this “everyone gets a medal” “all ideas are equally valuable” and “there are no mistakes, just happy accidents” world we’ve created around ourselves, one valuable tool is often missing in many people’s arsenal[1]: The ability to accept rejection.   I come from an entertainment world where you are rejected far more than you are …

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