Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen presents...

Certified Virtual Presenter

Linda's Positively Speaking Blog

Rants & Raves by Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen

Jan
2020

The Case for Kindness

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Featured Image

As a motivational speaker focusing on communication, my early work was with trial lawyers. I helped them communicate more effectively in the high stakes environment of the courtroom. So when I saw a report on a recent trial, it made me stop and think. 

Read More


Jan
2020

Grunt If You're Hearing Me...

By Linda Larsen - Saturday, January 25, 2020
Featured Image

There is no one for whom good communication is more critical than airline pilots. They must be able to clearly hear and understand the transmissions they receive. But what I've learned is that it doesn't stop there. There is another step that is equally as important in their communication model. 

Read More


Nov
2019

Customer Service Communication Mastery

By Linda Larsen - Friday, November 29, 2019
Featured Image

It was one of those travel days that didn't start out particularly well. Facing very little sleep, and three flights to get to the middle of the country for my next speaking engagement, I left my house before the sun came up. When I finally got to the airport, I was running late and desperately trying to find a parking spot… that wasn’t in the adjacent town. 

Read More


Apr
2019

What's The Problem Anyway

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Featured Image

I was wearing my motivational speaker hat, getting ready to speak to a group of teachers. And while I was doing that - I was musing to myself. You know, making one of those nonverbal sounds as I looked at the table the hotel audio/visual guy had brought me.  I was thinking, "that's just about the perfect size for my props."  

Read More


Mar
2019

The Compelling Case for Talking

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Featured Image

An article in Psychology Today reported that women who "self-silence" during arguments with their spouses are four times more likely to die over a ten year period that their peers who express themselves. 

Read More


Mar
2019

Motivational Speaker Sees Dead People

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Featured Image

They ALMOST got me – those left-brained engineers. And while I laugh my boonda off about it now, it turned out to be one of the GREATEST lessons in my life about how to create the outcomes that you want. 

Read More


Feb
2019

How to Destroy a Relationship - With Four Simple Behaviors

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Featured Image

As a motivational speaker I focus a lot on how to create healthy, strong, mutually satisfying relationships. And one of my most favorite sources of information is the work of Dr. John Gottman. Since the 1980's, John Gottman, a psychologist at the University of Washington has brought together over 3,000 couples to study their interactions and, based on how they communicate with each other, determine whether or not they will still be married fifteen years later. His accuracy rate, if he watches them interact for one hour, is a whopping 95%! 

Read More


Feb
2019

Beware of the Idiot Drivers

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Featured Image

You know what I don't like? Bad drivers. Those crazy people who create a swath of mayhem and frustration everywhere they go.  And wouldn't you know, I was the victim of one this morning on my way to Church. (And I know, I know. Motivational speakers are NO ONE'S victims.) 

Read More


Feb
2019

Find the Funny - and I'm Not Kidding

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Featured Image

I said to my husband, as he was preparing to leave for the grocery store, "While you're there would you please get a half gallon of Edy's vanilla bean ice cream - no sugar added, half the fat." 

Read More


Jan
2019

But I Don't WANT to Rub Elbows

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Featured Image

I got the opportunity recently to practice a technique that is very effective in dealing with, as I have laughingly called them, "People who don't behave." 

Read More




Like this blog? Share it!



Recent Posts

Archive

Categories

Tag Cloud

panic attacks happy customers Meryl Runion cell phone addiction bottom line improvement relationship building latex mattress review mattress recommendation overcoming adversity Kelly Swanson election 2016 how to listen personal responsibility marshmallow test marriage attitude best bed for bad back American Idol what you name the thing defensiveness self talk speak up customer service secrets dental practice gender communication political anxiety motivational speaker success building character stress management beauty motivational speaker Brad Montgomery remodel stress mans search for meaning personal development coronavirus happiness achieving success Shakespeare, thank-you notes compassion customer service training changing behaviors truth in politics funny motivational speaker Linda Larsen linda larsen zig ziglar funny motivational speaker negative thinking stressful elections difficult people Dr. Brene Brown, The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto fact checking proactive people motivational speakers nonverbal communication mental illness actors the business of motivational speaker Donald Trump parenting positive attitude National Car Rental motivational speaker on communication difficult patients divorce statistics shakespeare whiners success holiday stress humorous motivational speaker how to get what you want reframing self confidence passion handling fear communication model speaking nightmares getting to yes chronic back pain how to have high self-esteem Lenscrafters facebook activity liking costumes unhappy employees truth Delta clinical depression Conrad Hall Noah Racey's Pulse raving fans magic act changing habits effective communication Hillary Clinton vision boards customer service achievements sleep aging Gary Marachek humor how to happy coping with anxiety gratitude good night's sleep joy understanding feeling good selling happiness motivational speaker Kay Frances Tim Richardson dr. john gottman listening acting happiness at work public speaking horror stories bipolar disorder attitudes personality types how to become a motivational speaker southern accent how to strengthen relationships motivation motivational speaker on customer service controlling your emotional state fear of trump presidency trust in relationships gripers personal growth Asolo State Theater successful dental practices learning Viktor Frankl listening skills habits communication skills Covid 19 anxiety flying eyebrows raising happy children airline pilots Changing perspectives motivational speaker Linda Larsen friendships goal achievement bad drivers change conflict management PhotoShop time management brain chemistry funny video criticism iPhone4S appreciation managing stress Dr. Phil high self-esteem multi-tasking communication cheerleading Hamilton husbands who don't listen back relief personal achievement laughter Broadway contempt dental practice strategies self-image losing weight patient service gift ideas stonewalling positive perspective power of a smile bucket list goal setting building rapport confidence healthcare how to deal with negative people encouragement expectations finding humor lying in politics funny motivational speakers tension depression advertising complainers Lin-Manuel Miranda Politifact