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Jan
2020

Grunt If You're Hearing Me...

By Linda Larsen - Saturday, January 25, 2020
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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. 

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Apr
2019

What's The Problem Anyway

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, April 03, 2019
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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."  

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Feb
2019

How to Become a Wildly Successful Motivational Speaker

By Linda Larsen - Friday, February 01, 2019
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I frequently have people say to me, "I think I'd make a good motivational speaker. How do I go about it?" And since I get this question a LOT, I decided to my share my advice in a blogpost so that I can direct people here when they are looking for answers. And while this isn't everything you need to know, it's a great start. 

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Dec
2018

For 2019 - Your WORD on Steroids!

By Linda Larsen - Monday, December 31, 2018
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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? 

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Mar
2018

How Your Rules Could Be Causing A Problem

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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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: 

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Dec
2016

How to Stay Seriously Stuck

By Linda Larsen - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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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: 

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May
2013

Magician Meteorologist Makes Mincemeat of Motivational Speaker Wife

By Linda Larsen - Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Why would a perfectly rational adult woman who calls herself a funny motivational speaker be okay with allowing her meteorologist husband to endeavor to saw her in half? The answer may very well surprise you. It could also spice up your relationship!  

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Mar
2013

Motivational Speaker Experiences Nightmare on Stage

By Linda Larsen - Thursday, March 28, 2013
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I just read a GREAT blog post by the wickedly funny motivational speaker Brad Montgomery on the Worst Audience for a Motivational Speaker. He was so forthcoming with some of his experiences that it made me want to share one of mine. And it was, indeed, a nightmare. 

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Feb
2013

Fun Twist on the Bucket List

By Linda Larsen - Monday, February 25, 2013
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I recently read a blog post by funny motivational speaker Tim Richardson about his Bucket List and it made me stop and think. While I don't have an actual bucket list, I did create something that I love a LOT that I would like to share with you.  

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Feb
2013

You Want Me To Do WHAT?

By Linda Larsen - Friday, February 15, 2013
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I believe that the quality of our lives is in direct proportion to the quality of how we talk to ourselves and others.  And part of my job as a motivational speaker is to help people recognize when something they are saying isn't very effective, and give them a better way of saying it.  And here's one you've probably either heard - or said yourself: 

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