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  1. Rayshoun Chambers
    "Get the marbles out"... I remember hearing that when I was in grade school. I still believe it to very much true today... I believe it is very important to know your content, connect with the audience and have collateral. So yes ma'am @Jane Anderson I couldn't agree more...
    Part of the whole "Get the marble out" feedback I use to hear in grade school was around practicing your delivery. I recall the debocle of studying and not practicing out loud. SMH.. .LOL... welp, we know how that turned out now don't we.... since then I have committed to allowing myself the PRIVILEDGE of getting the marble out... before the big day (when you can)... thanks for such a fun, educational article.
    Rayshoun Chambers
  2. ProducerJane Anderson

    Jane Anderson

    How to Speak Like a Rockstar
    How to Speak Like a RockstarWant to know the fastest, most sure-fire way to raise your profile, build your database and make more sales? Then it’s time for you to brush up on your speaking and presenting skills!Speaking offers you an amazing opportunity to connect with your...
  3. ProducerCarole-Ibk Adebayo
    How to Conquer those 'Nerves' as a Public Speaker!
    How to Conquer those 'Nerves' as a Public Speaker!Watch my YouTube Video! So are you nervous about presenting in public? Following a secondary school experience where I ran off the stage - and 'legged it' back to the dormitories - here are a few video tips on how I've managed to overcome those...
  4. ProducerPhilip Calvert

    Philip Calvert

    9 Reasons Why Your Social Media Isn’t Attracting New Speaking, Coaching & Consulting Clients – And What You Should Do About It
    9 Reasons Why Your Social Media Isn’t Attracting New Speaking, Coaching & Consulting Clients – And What You Should Do About ItI was asked recently by a journalist if I could boil down ‘successful use of Social Media’ into a half dozen bullet points. I did so, yet the journalist came back to me with these comments: “But you’ve not said anything about using hashtags”“You’ve...


    Ella de Jong
    16/03/2017 #2 Ella de Jong
    Great @Philip Calvert now I understand why I don't ... :-)
    I've shared it! Thanks!
  5. ProducerKwesi Millington
    5 Ways to tell FUNNIER Stories
    5 Ways to tell FUNNIER StoriesI'm not a funny speaker. I hate trying to be funny. I used to ignore the need for humour in speaking. I thought “I'm an inspirational speaker. I'm a motivational speaker. I'm NOT a humorous speaker.” A big shout out goes to Steve Harvey...
  6. ProducerSandra 🐝 Smith
    Self Acceptance, Small Wins, and the Power of Now
    Self Acceptance, Small Wins, and the Power of NowIn my late 20s, I had a crisis of consciousness. I had to start being creative in order to survive. This meant changing careers, moving country and reducing my income. I see friends now stay in jobs for years that they don't love. ...


    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    23/02/2017 #19 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #17 #18 Thanks, Chas! Thanks, Fatima! Appreciate both of your lovely comments =)
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    23/02/2017 #18 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    @Sandra 🐝 Smith You are good enough. You are worth it. And You do deserve it. Keep rocking at self-discovery. Noone controls our destiny other than us :)
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    23/02/2017 #17 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    I wish for you to continue writing from your heart, for I have shared many similar experiences to yours and can relate. Oft times I put up my guard and don't so easily bear my soul. So, it is through you that I am able to analyse my experiences and reflect upon them. You are a sort of surrogate of my conscience. I thank you for that.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    23/02/2017 #16 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #15 definitely! Slide creation too is so different
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/02/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #14 I'm not sure how I would do now. What worked 10 years ago may not work today :)) And, so much is on video now which adds another layer.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    23/02/2017 #14 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #12 thanks, lisa. I also did a class many years ago but presenting style has changed so much it was almost no longer relevant. I will look for a relevant one locally. Yes i remember feeling a huge rush and wanting to immediately do it again
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/02/2017 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    *this, not his* wow.. I have been the queen of typos lately ;-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/02/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Sandra 🐝 Smith, I think many people can relate to parts of your story! Thank you for sharing and I do hope you overcome your fear of public speaking. How fun it would be to do a TEDx talk. Think of your end game and try to remember your story is important and if others can relate you've got your audience. When I took public speaking in College (in the 2000's), I had to warn my Professor that I may begin to laugh, it was a nervous habit I had when speaking in front of an audience. I didn't laugh, maybe because I admitted it out loud before I began speaking? I was also nervous I wouldn't have enough to say in what seemed like too much time to give a speech, well I went over by 10 seconds and I wasn't done LOL. I loved public speaking so much I began taking more courses. Not sure how I'd feel about it now since it's been quite a while. I remember focusing on only 1-2 people on each side of the room as well. It make it appear I was scanning the audience but I was just going from one side to the other and focusing on a few. You've got his! Thanks for sharing your story, enjoyed.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    22/02/2017 #11 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #8 Thanks, Deb =)
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    22/02/2017 #10 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #9 Thanks Olga :) - "Human Be(e)ings!!" Exactly!! :)
    Olga Lawson
    22/02/2017 #9 Olga Lawson
    Thank you, Sandra, for being so brave. Being Alive is an achievement. A miracle. This Life is wonderful, every day is Divine. Our only task is to notice it. And not to ruin it. We are Human Be(e)ings. Not Human doings & achievings. We are real Stars of this Universe 🐝✨🐝✨🐝🌟😉
    debasish majumder
    22/02/2017 #8 debasish majumder
    lovely insight @Sandra 🐝 Smith! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    22/02/2017 #7 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #3 No but i will have to watch it now, thanks Robin!
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    22/02/2017 #6 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #1 Thanks, Renee - have Followed Paul now - Paul follow me back so I can message you please :)
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    22/02/2017 #5 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #4 Thanks Gert! *heart*
    Gert Scholtz
    22/02/2017 #4 Gert Scholtz
    @Sandra 🐝 Smith What can I say to the girl that at 10 won a contest for creative writing? I can only say: You keep going Girl! Your writing, honesty and intent leaps off the page. I really enjoyed this piece Sandra.
    Robin Barton
    22/02/2017 #3 Robin Barton
    Sandra, this really doesn't have a lot to do with this buzz, but you mentioned Van Gogh, one of my favorite artists. Thinking of him made me think of the Dr. Who episode about Van Gogh. Did you ever see it? You should, because I think it's one of the best ones of the series. (Van Gogh comes to our time and is able to see his work on display and hear how much people love it)
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    22/02/2017 #1 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Sandra, you should get in touch with @Paul Kearley🐝 to help you overcome your fear of public speaking.
  7. Blaine Little

    Blaine Little

    This way of thinking is what led to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Blaine Little


    Blaine Little
    22/02/2017 #18 Blaine Little
    #17 ...and I refer to the original Voltaire quote on the left. Thank you for your interaction.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    21/02/2017 #17 Joris Plaatstaal
    #15 I miss the "I will defend to the dead your right" part......Amazing that you seem to see it.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    21/02/2017 #16 Joris Plaatstaal
    #14 Leaves me with the question. If humanity did not change, who changed the world than?

    I always had this foolish belief that humanity forms the world. Must be a different department........
    Blaine Little
    20/02/2017 #15 Blaine Little
    #12 The American voters decide upon a new path. The President challenges the media. Protestors challenge the President. This sparks debate on BOTH sides.
    The sentiment of Voltaire is alive and well in the USA... not "stuck". Thank you for the interaction.
    Blaine Little
    20/02/2017 #14 Blaine Little
    #10 Has the world changed? Yes. Humanity, no. Thank you for the interaction.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    17/02/2017 #13 Joris Plaatstaal
    #11 "My hope is that the Constitution is never treated as a mockery by its citizens. "

    In the entire world Constitutional Rights are violated by the ones 'in control'.
    Try to win a lawsuit against a party with close to unlimited resources. Justice won't win, money will. For me it is hard to believe in an idea without practical evidence.
    The idea is beautiful, but is has no practical value.
    Robin Barton
    16/02/2017 #11 Robin Barton
    No matter who said it, I agree 150% with this and the US Constitution. My hope is that the Constitution is never treated as a mockery by its citizens.
    Joris Plaatstaal
    15/02/2017 #10 Joris Plaatstaal
    Voltaire lived 300 years ago. In a much different world.

    Dare I say a more intense world? Yes, I dare.

    Did the world and society change during three centuries? I think we can all agree upon that.

    Did relevance not change with it, then?


    the condition of being relevant, or connected with the matter at hand:
    Some traditional institutions of the media lack relevance in this digital age.

    I am not willing to explain this any further. Think about it, understand or don't.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    15/02/2017 #9 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    #8 Hm. Maybe it was Franklin, quoting Voltaire, on the beBee network of the time :-)
    Blaine Little
    15/02/2017 #8 Blaine Little
    #6 I always thought that first one was Franklin, thanks.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    15/02/2017 #6 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Voltaire, a very wise man, he also quoted:

    Common sense is not so common.
    The best is the enemy of the good.
    The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.

    François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and separation of church and state.

    Ahhh.Voltaire, un homme très sage, il a aussi cité :

    Bon sens n’est pas si fréquent.
    Le mieux est l’ennemi du bien.
    L’infiniment petit ont une fierté infiniment grand.

    François-Marie Arouet, connu sous son nom de plume de Voltaire, était un écrivain, historien et philosophe célèbre pour son esprit, ses attaques contre l’Eglise catholique établie et son plaidoyer en faveur de la liberté de culte, liberté d’expression et la séparation de l’Eglise et l’Etat Français lumières.
    Blaine Little
    15/02/2017 #5 Blaine Little
    #1 Hi Mike. This is actually a quote from an early 20th century biographer. Voltaire was actually discussing the WRITTEN word, but the sentiment is the same. :)
    Blaine Little
    15/02/2017 #4 Blaine Little
    #2 We won't, but the Right goes both ways... it must!
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    15/02/2017 #3 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Second time i have seen this quote today in different places / contexts... obviously preying on people's minds ATM
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    14/02/2017 #2 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Let's hope we maintain this level of thinking so that we don't lose that amendment through an executive order or something!
  8. ProducerBlaine Little

    Blaine Little

    You're Out of Control!
    You're Out of Control!This past year, a recurring theme in the Sunday School Class of my wife and mine, has been that of “control”. At no point have any of the lessons contained the word in its title, but in analyzing the root cause for relationship issues, lack...


    Blaine Little
    12/02/2017 #2 Blaine Little
    Hi Brian! I do always try to remain positive no matter the change or negative situation I find myself in. I was reminded of this returning from a speaking tour this past weekend when my flight was cancelled. I gently told myself "It's OK, you were never in control to begin with". I knew I would get home EVENTUALLY. The airline paid to shuttle me to the next city 90 minutes away. I had a wonderful conversation with a man from Nigeria, who despite all his misfortunes never let life get him down. The cancellation I will forget next week. The conversation I will remember the rest of my life.

    Speaking of remaining positive... https://www.bebee.com/producer/@blaine-little/positively-speaking-and-thinking
    Brian McKenzie
    12/02/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    The more you opt out and stand alone - the more control you will have. I have no religion, company, spouse, children, property nor country that controls me - I control what is me, my and mine. The rest of the world, I am prepared to return them increments of 12 seconds of consideration for the increments of 6 seconds of attention that they have afforded me. PS when self driving cars hit the road, they will be smart enough to always signal for that lane change or turn.
  9. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    Remember These 3 Hacks If You Want To Charm Your Audience
    www.lifehack.org Being able to present ideas and information confidently to an audience is an invaluable skill. Learn the three key ingredients to communication...


    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    06/02/2017 #1 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Good advice. I used to do a lot of speaking engagements. The Sahara was not as dry as most people who spoke before me.

    I started using Aerosmith's "Dude looks like a lady" as my intro.( I don't)

    I always had an audience who was awake enough to hear my message.
  10. ProducerKwesi Millington
    3 Speaking Success Video Tips
    3 Speaking Success Video TipsThe top questions that I get as a coach (for more on coaching CLICK HERE) involve 3 main topics:CONFIDENCE & PRESENCESTAGE MOVEMENTSPEECH WRITINGOn my active Youtube Channel and Facebook pages, I provide videos that answer the main concerns that...
  11. ProducerKwesi Millington
    5 Steps to Business Storytelling
    5 Steps to Business StorytellingThere is Power in Storytelling. By now, most people know this. However, the number of times storytelling is used – especially in Business – is still far below the number of times storytelling should be used to make your messages stick and...
  12. Kwesi Millington
    If you live in Toronto, come out to this networking and storytelling event on February 8. I'd love to have you as my guest!

    For more info, email me at storysharecanada@gmail.com
    Kwesi Millington
    Story Share
    www.storyshare.ca StoryShare provides an opportunity for you to share your personal story. Think of it this way - If you had ONE message that you could share with the world, what would it...


    Mohammed Sultan
    23/01/2017 #1 Mohammed Sultan
    Nothing is more worthy mentioning than telling stories where people were treated as humans; with dignity and respect. A good writer not only entertain people but also help them avoid pain.
  13. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    When in front of a crowd, improvise…
    medium.com I’m a very meticulous public speaker. Even though one part of me wants to go extempore, talk off the cuff and sound all grandiose,...
  14. ProducerKwesi Millington
    Play to the Peak
    Play to the PeakThink of your speech like Mount Everest. It starts at the bottom, builds as you go higher, then ends up at the peak. When you present your challenge or conflict to your crowd, it does them a disservice if you just let them off easy by solving...
  15. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    7 Phrases the Best Public Speakers Never Say
    www.inc.com Want to deliver the perfect presentation? These seven mistakes could undermine your credibility and alienate your...
  16. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    5 Tricks To Take Your Next Talk From Boring To Fascinating
    addicted2success.com Public speaking isn’t something that comes easily to everyone, and even established pros sometimes find themselves choking...
  17. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    How to become a public speaker in 1 year — Step 8: Prepare content
    medium.com You accepted the opportunity to speak somewhere. The hard work is not done yet: you now need to write the...
  18. ProducerKwesi Millington
    The Grander Purpose of Words
    The Grander Purpose of WordsI love meeting new people online. Connecting is a rich reward when you find like minded people. Because here's the thing: In our world of uber online connection, many of us are still lonely. Reaching out can be a great healing tonic. Sharing who...


    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    22/12/2016 #11 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    "YOUR words...can change someone's Thinking, Feelings, Actions, Habits, Character, Destiny, and Legacy." This is something I believe completely and try to be mindful of. The words you tell yourself are as important as the words to speak to others. We live in a world where so many feel compelled to criticize, condemn and complain. People very easily slash at the character of others with their words but find it difficult to pay a sincere compliment or utter words of support, warmth and love.

    A few years ago I was paying for my groceries and the lady behind me at the checkout was with a little girl about six years old whose face was deformed. I think this was a mother and her daughter, but I cannot be sure since the woman was so mean and cruel to the little girl. I remembered something I read in a book by Wayne Dyer which said we are all as perfect as we were intended to be. We tend to think of people with disabilities and chronic health conditions as being imperfect, and as a result we project that thought onto children and others. That is unfair since our true nature is one which is perfect and without limits. I asked the little girl if she was a princess and told her I thought she must be one because she was so beautiful. I hope my words gave her some peace that day and made her mother reconsider her behaviour. I often think of that poor girl. I hope she learns to temper the cruelty of this world with the knowledge that she is the only one who can truly define who she is.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    22/12/2016 #10 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Great Article. Our spoken words from our heart. I agree that connection is so important because I feel what is part of programming that is whom we associate will on a daily basis (in person, online, audios) and the books we read. All this go in to are subconscious. This "underwater iceberg" is the root our words in which triggers the rest of which you wrote.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    22/12/2016 #9 Graham🐝 Edwards
    Hi @Kwesi Millington... glad you see you to you made it to beBee! Hope all is well and keep communicating... because I will always listen !!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    21/12/2016 #8 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    What I take away, @Kwesi Millington, is that being in alignment with who we are is the best way to interact with the world. But it can be hard work to spend the time to know ourselves properly, because so much of modern life is about consuming what other people want us to want. And being who others want us to be. But joy and the power that comes from expressing positive energy is an inside job of meshing our thoughts and feelings.

    "The World needs your Words."
    Kwesi Millington
    21/12/2016 #7 Kwesi Millington
    #1 Thank you for reading!
    Kwesi Millington
    21/12/2016 #6 Kwesi Millington
    #5 Love that quote too!
    Henri Galvão
    21/12/2016 #5 Henri Galvão
    I like how you put it all in a sequence that really makes sense (at least it shows how much work we've got ahead of us!)

    Your mother seems to be a wise woman. That quote reminds me of what Eckart Tolle said: "Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior", and "You are beneath the thinker."
    Kevin Baker
    20/12/2016 #3 Kevin Baker
    There is a world of difference between lonely and lonesome
    Sharon Fulgenzi
    20/12/2016 #1 Sharon Fulgenzi
    Excellent post and very motivating. Thank you.
  19. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    5 Tips That Will Make Your Next Presentation Amazing
    www.airsassociation.org You have a presentation to deliver? Here are five simple tips to make it amazing and, I promise, it will reduce your stress and engage your...
  20. ProducerKwesi Millington
    Why you NEED to Speak
    Why you NEED to SpeakSIGN UP ONLINE HERE FOR MORE SPEAKING TIPS, VIDEOS & TUTORIALSWhy YOU need to Speak “If we wish to be a person of greatness, it will require a stunning release of love into the world.” (Brendon Burchard) You NEED to be a Speaker or...


    Ignacio Bustos
    02/12/2016 #1 Ignacio Bustos
  21. ProducerPaul Kearley🐝
    Paul's Blog: Speaking Evolution
    Paul's Blog: Speaking EvolutionYou are giving a presentation. You have a message to deliver. Please don't do it the way you always have before. Just don't tell it all to me right now, I won't be able to, nor would I want to, absorb it all. What I can absorb is something that...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/11/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I have to admit @Paul Kearley🐝, I had to look up edutain and now I will remember that word :)) This was short yet to the point. As a side note, it could almost read as prelude to a romantic encounter. Sorry, I had to say that!!
  22. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    The one thing that makes a great public speaker
    intentionalemployee.com Do you want to be a great public speaker? There is one key difference between being a good or a great public speaker. Discover the primary factor...
  23. ProducerKwesi Millington
    Make Them Feel It
    Make Them Feel It"People will forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel." (Maya Angelou) Truer words in speaking have never been said. My wife drives a Lexus. I'm not saying that to brag, but to prove a point. When we were car shopping,...
  24. ProducerKwesi Millington
    3 Ways to Capture Your Confidence
    3 Ways to Capture Your ConfidenceThat speech you want to give. That step you want to take. That person you want to talk to. Whatever it is that is holding you back...it's time to let it go. It's time to take action. Most people live with regrets instead of living with the...
  25. ProducerKwesi Millington
    Bring on the Battle
    Bring on the Battlehttp://www.communicatetocreate.com What is your favourite biggest good vs evil / good guy vs bad guy historical story?​David vs Goliath?Germany vs The Allied Forces?Optimus Prime vs Megatron? :) Every great story has a hero and a villain.A fall...
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