Category Archives: Motivation

Celebrating Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream”

On 28 August 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered one of the most famous speeches in history, I Have a Dream. I write this post on the 53rd anniversary of that … Continue reading

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“This Moved Me” Podcast: My Interview with Sally Koering Zimney

Sally Koering Zimney is a presentation coach, speaker, writer and host of the podcast, This Moved Me. She works with speakers and develops event programs. Sally also speaks to groups of people, helping them share their stories and move their audiences. You can … Continue reading

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Fearless Fridays: My Interview with Anna Lundberg

Anna Lundberg is a coach, trainer and mentor. A few years ago, she left the apparent security of a full-time job to work independently, pursue her passions, and make sure that she doesn’t have any big regrets when she’s sitting in that rocking chair in the … Continue reading

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From the Bronx to Yale: The Power of High School Speech

Below is an inspiring 13-minute documentary about a group of high school students and their teachers from Democracy Prep school in the South Bronx, New York. They compete in a variety of speech contests at the local, district, state and national … Continue reading

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8 Lessons from a Dutch Fashion Designer

I am a great believer in the power of consistent, focused practice in one’s chosen discipline. As a professional speaker, I spend a lot of time working to improve my skills. I speak, I train, I read, I write. I watch … Continue reading

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