The Lesson from 2013 - Digest and then DO more!

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This post is what I just posted on JoeFarinaSpeaks.com -  It's from the heart and I wanted to share it with the great readers of Timetoplay! Overcome!!! I have a personal message and lesson to share with everyone.  Its from the heart and…

I Know It’s Not Easy --- But, Don’t Give Up! Here Are Some Problem Solving Skills

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  This week’s article is going to concentrate on following your heart and your dreams and TAKING STEPS TO MAKE THEM HAPPEN! Too often we have something deep inside our heart, something we may feel is our mission for being put on this…

2014 - Another Year of Possibilities, But Another Year…. GONE

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This article is not, in any way, meant to be pessimistic.  I,  personally, have never actually welcomed “New Year’s” as an exciting event.  I have always had a quieter, melancholy outlook towards it.  With that being said, I have…

Public Speaking Skills - Microphone or just a Phone

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The joy of being the appointed "expert" on public speaking is the freedom to comment on any aspect of Presentation Skills. Most folks would think that presentation skills only come into play when there is a microphone in the room. I have a secret…

Are You In Denial?

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So, let me tell you a story about this past week.  I’ve worked in healthcare for 27 years and have told many people to seek medical assistance and evaluation for chest pain.  Over the past few days I had been experiencing some symptoms myself. …

EMCEE or MC this speech is not about me

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This fall brought me an opportunity to help a friend and then another.  My feelings on becoming a better speaker is to never turn down an opportunity and when that opportunity is something you never did before, that is even better. I hope you…

Moving Forward!

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What is the one of the most under valued secrets to success?  I believe its the ACTION of MOVING FORWARD.  Some of the greatest moments of our lives happen right after some of the most trying.  To many times we end up stopping just short…

Mariner’s club: An Extra-ordinary Way to Travel

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Did you ever wonder how some people come back from a vacation and they've had amazing, even rare opportunities to go “behind-the-scenes.” Maybe they had an exclusive tour of a renowned vineyard, a luncheon at a private villa on the Italian…

Sheila and Chris Korte: After unexpected career changes, we wanted to fulfill our dreams of owning a business.

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(Article Featuring Sheila & Chris Korte from Cruise Planners Franchise Magazine August 2013)The Korte’s Story – Sheila and Chris Korte met in the Army and have been together ever since. With a love for travel and an entrepreneurial…

Jumping to Conclusions

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No matter how much I read, am educated, or grow older, I find myself continuing to do this.  How many of us jump to conclusions because something "seems" like _____________ -- you fill in the blank. "She does not like me", "My boss picks on…