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Tommy Yan

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Do Bad Things Come in Threes?

A close colleague received three parking violations in a single month. He finds it strange that he hasn't received any more tickets since then. Although that's good news for him, it leads me to ask, ..
(October 21, 2008)
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Barbara's Deliverance

My financial advisor friend Barbara Norman will be hiking down, and then up a ten-mile trail in the Grand Canyon. In some areas, the trail is so narrow you could literally fall off the cliff if not ..
(September 09, 2008)
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Political Sales Pitch

If you had the chance to watch the showcase of speakers at the 2008 Democratic National Convention you'd probably agree they are a talented assembly of orators led by Senator Barack Obama, Senator ..
(September 02, 2008)
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Doritos Junior

At the supermarket I noticed my favorite Doritos Salsa Verde returned to the lower retail price. It weighed 12.5 ounces. I swore the last time I bought it months ago, it was a heavier 14 ounces. Then .
(August 09, 2008)
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 | News/Economics | Visitors: 168

Victimhood Awareness

Something didn't quite gel. Barbara sent mixed signals. I couldn't put my finger on it right away. She hastily accepted the decision, giving off a sigh of relief, instead of disbelief that she didn't .
(August 12, 2008)
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Not For Sale

"You're disqualified. . . " the Judge ruled, “If you don't reveal to me the person who suggested that you to talk with the Test Speaker. " "I will not, " Ann replied. "So be it, " was the ..
(March 11, 2008)
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 | Self-Improvement/Leadership | Visitors: 168

The Sanctuary for Self-Development

That's the phrase the president of my speech workshop coined for our organization. How fitting that is. Especially since our members are on that journey for self-improvement. While on that journey I .
(April 01, 2008)
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 | Self-Improvement/Inspirational | Visitors: 172

How to Choose a Competent Coach

"You've got to step outside your box. Get uncomfortable. Do this one thing and see what kind of responses you get. " Those were some tough words from Paul Cook, a speaking coach I worked with ..
(April 15, 2008)
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 | Self-Improvement/Coaching | Visitors: 185

Random Acts of Kindness - Love in Action

"How's Valerie?" I asked Kevin her husband. “I haven't seen her the past few weeks. " "She's a little discouraged. She wants to speak more but thinks our group is getting too large. She's ..
(April 22, 2008)
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When Stuff Happens

Have you ever gone through periods where there just seems to be negative energy invading your space? Things aren't working out like you'd planned. Bad news coming from all directions. Even your ..
(May 06, 2008)
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 | Self-Improvement/Success | Visitors: 211

Seven Time-Saving Tips

I was filling up my car when I noticed a lady in a mini-SUV walk in to see the cashier, walk out to the display sign to double-check the price, and then drive off without filling up her vehicle. What .
(May 20, 2008)
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Million-Dollar Mindset

One of the most valuable success lessons to master is: Becoming the person that you are striving to be. For instance if you want to become a millionaire, start behaving like a millionaire. Develop ..
(August 05, 2008)
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 | Self-Improvement/Attraction | Visitors: 482

10 Dos and Donts of an Introduction Letter

My insurance agent Sue has recently retired. Another agent has taken over. He sent out a one-page letter to introduce himself. The letter itself has to be one of the driest, unemotional and most ..
(June 17, 2008)
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Holding Sway Or Falling Prey to the Q and A

August of 2006. It happened in a small conference room with roughly 17 professionals seated around the table. I was giving my first business presentation for a small, local Chamber of Commerce group. .
(June 24, 2008)
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 | Writing-and-Speaking/Public-Speaking | Visitors: 215

Smile Theyre Watching You

It was my first time in Las Vegas back in the mid-90's that I was introduced to hidden cameras. I saw them surveying the casino floor, in restaurants, around hotel lobbies, inside elevators and ..
(June 30, 2008)
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The Power of Articles

One of the most powerful, inexpensive, yet under-utilized weapons to include in your marketing arsenal are printed articles. Either written by you or by a third party. But better if authored by you. .
(July 01, 2008)
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 | Writing-and-Speaking/Writing-Articles | Visitors: 167

Idol, Video and Your Self Promo

It had to be one of the highest rated, most entertaining and energy-driven side shows of any National Speakers Association's National Convention. The music began. A young man walked onto the stage ..
(July 08, 2008)
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 | Internet-and-Businesses-Online/Video-Marketing | Visitors: 147

Improving Your Success Vision

A real estate agent I know is passionate about her fundraiser for women who are victims of abuse, kidnapping and torture from war-torn countries. She raises awareness by making private presentations ..
(July 15, 2008)
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 | Self-Improvement/Success | Visitors: 212

Good Bait No Hook

"Do you like submarine sandwiches?" the blonde lady asked me as I'm walking past a car wash on a busy La Jolla street. "Yes I do, " I answered. When it comes to sandwiches I will never forget the ..
(July 22, 2008)
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 | Business/Advertising | Visitors: 185

Do You Believe in You?

Haley wrote: "Thanks for ‘talking me off the ledge. ’ I have such an intense phobia about speaking and today put me over the edge. Couldn't you tell how bad I was shaking the entire time? .
(July 29, 2008)
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Joni and the King

She was sitting alone out in the lobby awaiting her turn to speak. She's an international voice coach, speaker, and author with almost two decades of training voice with clients from children, to ..
(June 10, 2008)
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 | Writing-and-Speaking/Public-Speaking | Visitors: 151

A Tad of Honey for Rad Ads

I know you wouldn't be caught doing this. . . A friend from Northern California called me for my comment about their school's new banner sign. The city he lives in has just shut down two more public .
(March 25, 2008)
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 | Business/Advertising | Visitors: 226

Saving Time With the Two-Step

If you're involved in marketing products, services and coaching programs for niche markets, one of the best strategies to screen your company from the nation of tire kickers is using the two-step ..
(March 04, 2008)
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 | Business/Marketing-Direct | Visitors: 230

Writing Ads Like the Pros

Once again it's that time of year when your mailbox gets stuffed with holiday catalogs, special offers and every type of tchotchke made under the sun. Most of these items are promoted as nothing more .
(December 04, 2007)
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Independence Day

I want to wish a hearty 4th of July to all my e-zine subscribers in the states. It's the time of the year to be patriotic and to reflect on the roots of our republic. Blood was spilled to gain our ..
(July 01, 2007)
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