My grandpa might not read this article, but if he does, it's because he loves and supports me. He worked hard to provide for his family without expecting anything from his employer except a paycheck, benefits and a good retirement plan. The world has changed a lot since my grandpa entered the workforce. Today, many employees work to make a difference, not just a paycheck. Successful employers recognize this and implement motivational strategies in the [...]
In Part 1 of this article, we discussed ways to overcome negative thinking to build confidence in speaking. Part two is a step-by-step guide focused on the output of your newfound confidence — planning and delivering your presentation. There is no magic involved, just practical habits you can adopt to turn group presentations into a repeatable, cookie-cutter process that can work for any speaking challenge. The public speaking tips in this two-part guide can help [...]
This is the first of a two-part series to help you develop confidence in speaking. This article will explain how to build inner confidence, and How to Speak Confidently Part 2 will address the output of your new-found confidence in public speaking. There are no gimmicks or shortcuts to learn how to talk confidently, but there are practical changes you can make that will help you thrive in the public speaking arena—not just survive it. [...]
Isn’t it so easy to feel excited about making a major change in life? And isn’t it even easier to lose that excitement after a little time has gone by? And isn’t it even easier, than losing steam, to make excuses and come up with reasons as to why you’ve given up on that goal? This is human nature… or is it? Why do we lose energy and vision towards something we deeply wanted to [...]
Olympic gold medalist. The most decorated gymnast of all time. A combined total of 32 Olympic and World Championship medals. A traitor. A Quitter. Weak. Undeserving. If you watched the Olympics this year, or the news surrounding USA’s highs and lows, surely you heard the heated debates about the young American star who had sacrificed so much, only to bow out at the last minute. What happened with Simone Biles? And why were we [...]
Adam Markel is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and transformational leader. After building a multi-million dollar law firm, Adam became CEO of one of the largest business, leadership and personal development training companies in the world, overseeing more than $100 million in sales. His unique expertise is in combining practical business tactics with accelerated learning strategies to embrace change, build resilience, encourage innovation and increase sales for people and organizations worldwide.