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05/01/2006 - by Sandra Schrift
May 1, 2006 - Number 223
Table of Contents
1. On Special Offers and Invitations
2. On Valuing Values
3. On a Great Speech
4. On Global Ageing
5. On Recommended Reading
6. On Useful Websites and Announcements
7. On Subscribing and Canceling (at the end of newsletter)
Welcome to Monday Morning Mindfulness . . . to my clients,
colleagues and friends. Join me every other Monday in
getting motivated and inspired to act/think/feel differently.
1. ON SPECIAL OFFERS AND INVITATIONS
Would you like to be more successful with your business?
Scroll down the page and listen to an audio message from
Coach Sandra. http://www.schrift.com/welcome.htm
Have you ever thought about being a well paid speaker? Learn
how to connect with your audience? Persuade people to act on
what you say? You can get answers to these questions and
more at: Approach the Coach. Go to
http://www.schrift.com/approach and ask me your number-one
question about speaking skills or speaking professionally. I
will answer your questions by email within 48 hours.
What if you could have two coaches sitting by your side and
guide you through the skill of speaking confidently and
persuasively? Now you can. An Audio CD , Power Presentations
for Professionals, will help you master a few simple, yet
sophisticated strategies. Do you want to learn how to give a
compelling speech? Would you like to know what sets leaders
apart? Are you ready to prepare a speech that hits your
audiences hot buttons? In this audio CD, two professional
speech coaches share the lessons theyve learned from their
combined 46 years in the field. High content and useful
application for business professionals, emerging speakers
and coaches. Click here for full description and to order.
(available as a CD or MP3 download)
2. ON VALUING VALUES
Would you agree that the 20th century brought us a
staggering amount of knowledge? We experienced huge changes
while creating the worst century for making trouble to the
environment and massive killings of human kind. So I ask,
how can we be so smart and yet so stupid? Albert Einstein
put it this way: Ethics is what should be (values). Science
is what is (facts). It is driven by questions and influenced
by cultural values and religion. It appears that science and
technology were developed without any ethical values in the
The Coach wonders . . . can we correct this in the 21st century?
3. ON A GREAT SPEECH
Here are a few points to keep in mind when you are
delivering a speech , whether you are trying to inspire or
persuade an audience to take some action.
Always have someone introduce you - include your
credentials, your experience in this area, why you were
selected to speak vs. someone else.
Grab the audience's attention with a strong opening- ask a
question, make a startling statement, tell a story.
Provide a concise statement of purpose of the speech
Challenge your audience - tell them what they need to hear,
not just what they want to hear.
Present the solution- provide the plan to solve their
Keep to three major points - this helps with retention
Conclude by asking for something: action, willingness to
think differently, make a change.
The Coach asks . . . when you speak, are you a service
provider or a broadcaster?
4. ON GLOBAL AGEING
The largest global survey into attitudes towards ageing and
retirement ever conducted has found that, around the world,
people want to abandon traditional models of retirement in
favor of self-sufficiency and a mix of work and leisure.
Given a choice, most people (36 per cent) think their
government should enforce additional private savings, rather
than increase the retirement age (23 per cent), raise taxes
(12 per cent) or reduce pensions (12 per cent). Personal
bank HSBC's Future of Retirement: What the world wants study
surveyed 21,000 people and 6,000 companies in 20 countries
and territories and found that, while many older people want
to work, and most employers recognize their skills,
opportunities are still limited.
The Coach sez . . . there are enormous challenges and
opportunities presented by global ageing.
5. ON RECOMMENDED READING
Paul Coelho's personal legend is the journey he takes in his
Book, The Alchemist.' It's 'a saga of sudden journeys,
chance encounters and fellow travelers arriving at timely
moments, a story in which the asking of questions is more
important than the answers, for the answers are different
for each of us.' This book has been read by over 100 million
people in 56 languages. The fable, about a shepherd boy
leaving home to find treasure, is the author's effort to try
to find a meaning for his own life. Read more about this
book at: www.schrift.com/recommended_reading.htm
The Coach thinks . . . there may be some questions that have no answers.
6. ON USEFUL WEBSITES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Visit my new Blog (an online journal) at
www.schrift.com/blog Learn about the benefits of having a
Niche, 'Twelve Step Process For Effective Email,' 'What
Makes a Successful Speaker?' and 'Ten Tips to Motivate Your
Audience in to Action and on to Your Website.' Tell me what
you think . . . and add your own comments.
"Speak Like a Pro for Profit": Struggling to get clients? Want to have a
full speaking calendar? This e-book contains proven tips and techniques to
become a polished presenter to speak effectively to anyone, anywhere, with
confidence. I wrote this for speakers, coaches, authors and business
professionals who want to deliver masterful presentations and/or grow a
profitable speaking business. Only $8.95. Go to
http://www.schrift.com/speaklikeaproforprofit/index.htm for details.
"This book provides practical and sound advice. I have worked with Sandra
and find her knowledge and guidance invaluable." --Dr. Christine Wood,
Pediatrician, speaker, author
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About the Author
Coach Sandra Schrift shares a few easy-to-read insights in this bi-weekly
broadcast, and welcomes positive responses and input. Her 13 years as the
founder/owner of The Podium Speakers Bureau in San Diego afforded her the
privilege to work with many outstanding professional speakers and meeting
planners nationwide. She knows what the Meeting Planners want . . . and
knows what speakers need to know!
If you are an executive, you will benefit by strengthening your
presentation skills, so that whatever audio-visual aid you use will
enhance, rather than distract from, your message.
As your coach, Sandra provides you with greater focus,
increased ways to prospect, more ideas for getting
referrals, and just more business.
E-mail Sandra for your Complimentary 30- minute Coaching: Sandra@schrift.com (http://www.schrift.com)
'Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.'
Thank you for reading this issue of Monday Morning
Mindfulness. Look for your next issue on May 15, 2006
If you have a comment you would like to share, please email
me at Sandra@schrift.com. I appreciate hearing how this
newsletter is influencing your personal and/or your
professional lives. Once a month, I will feature one
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Sandra Schrift is a 13 year speaker bureau owner and now career coach to emerging and veteran public speakers who want to "grow" a profitable speaking business.
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