Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen presents...

Linda's Positively Speaking Blog

Rants & Raves by Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen

Jan
2019

Erroneous Assumptions - the Stuff of High Drama

By Linda Larsen - Friday, January 11, 2019
Featured Image

Have you ever known, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that something happened a certain way, only to find out later that it didn't actually happen that way at all? Does the following story sound familiar?  

Read More


Jan
2019

More Laughter in 2019! Linda Larsen's Swivelling Antenna!

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, January 02, 2019
Featured Image

We all know that laughter lowers blood pressure, boosts the immune system and that there is a decrease in stress hormomes (cortisol, adrenaline and dopac) - and an increase in beta-endorphines (which lowers feelings of depression.) And yes, laughter burns calories, feels good and makes us more attractive. 

Read More


Dec
2018

For 2019 - Your WORD on Steroids!

By Linda Larsen - Monday, December 31, 2018
Featured Image

It's true. There's tremendous value in choosing a word that you want to define your upcoming year. A word that will act as a guiding principle for all your actions, choices and intentions. But after January 1, after you have selected your word, how do you make that word actually show up for you? How do you remember to consciously apply that word to your life each and every day? 

Read More


Nov
2018

How to Turn a Difficult, Idiot Patient Into Your Greatest Raving Fan

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Featured Image

“Stand here, bite down on the mouth piece and take a step forward,” the dental assistant said as she put me in the zippy 3D panoramic x-ray machine.  It was clear she wasn’t thrilled to be doing this since I was being seen on an emergency basis right at closing time and this was making her stay late.  I did as she asked. 

Read More


Oct
2018

The Most CRITICALLY IMPORTANT JOB for Patient/Customer Service Providers

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Featured Image

I’m a high maintenance dental patient. That’s right - a motivational speaker who is a high maintenance dental patient. It’s almost an oxymoron. But it’s true. I just think about going to the dentist and my left eye starts twitching. And what makes this really fascinating is that I am also the (self-proclaimed) World’s Most Experienced Dental Patient. Name a procedure and I’ve probably had it done - more than once. So you’d think I’d be over it by now. Yeah, right. I’m not. 

Read More


Jul
2018

How to Give Your Patients What they REALLY Want!

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Featured Image

"Happy energy,” the director responded when I asked why he selected me as one of the actors for the newest Coors Beer national commercial.  He had auditioned over one thousand actors for the ten very small (3 second) principle on-camera roles, one of which I had gotten.    

Read More


Mar
2018

Create Amazing Relationships With Flying Eyebrows Baby!

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Featured Image

As a motivational speaker one of my areas of focus is on how to build strong, healthy, mutually beneficial relationships. As we all know, the quality of our lives is in direct proportion to the quality of our relationships. We also know that one of the best ways to strengthen our relationships is for both people to honestly endeavor to meet the other person’s needs. So what do people need?  

Read More


Mar
2018

How to Feel Great About Delayed Gratification - No Really

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Featured Image

Ever see the laugh-out-loud and extremely revealing video about kids, marshmallows and delayed gratification? It's the one where they give a kid a marshmallow and tell him that he can either eat the ONE marshmallow right now OR, if he waits until the researcher comes back in a few minutes - he will get TWO marshmallows! 

Read More


Mar
2018

How Your Rules Could Be Causing A Problem

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Featured Image

As a motivational speaker who talks a lot about what makes people happy and successful, it is CRYSTAL clear to me exactly what needs to happen in order for the world to run smoothly: 

Read More


Dec
2016

How to Stay Seriously Stuck

By Linda Larsen - Thursday, December 01, 2016
Featured Image

I suppose ALL motivational speakers on the planet talk about what TO do in order to be successful in life, but it suddenly occurred to me that it might also be of value to talk about what NOT to do. Like what NOT to do if I had some habit that I wanted to change. A habit like…oh, I don't know…eating sugar. How about that one. So instead of looking at what I SHOULD be doing to change this crappy behavior, let me look at what I am doing that is keeping me stuck. And if you are interested in changing some self-destructive habit, here are a few things that may be keeping you stuck. I'll use the example of my sugar consumption: 

Read More




Like this blog? Share it!



Recent Posts

Archive

Categories

Tag Cloud

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