Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen presents...

Linda's Positively Speaking Blog

Rants & Raves by Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen

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

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

The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth

By Linda Larsen - Friday, January 18, 2019
Featured Image

I believe that most people are truthful, most of the time. I assume, as I am sure you do, that when someone tells you something, you can trust that they are telling you the truth. It would be way too much work to assume otherwise. If you had to stop and analyze the veracity of every technician, salesperson, friend, relative, boss and co-worker each time they spoke to you, you'd be exhausted by nine a.m.! 

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


May
2013

Motivational Speaker Makes the Case for Compassion

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Featured Image

It's true, many women in our town are jealous of her. And to the outside world she does look...well...perfect. She is a successful financial advisor in her own firm, gorgeous, with a beautiful home, a handsome husband and two smart accomplished daughters.  Because she works out regularly she is in AMAZING shape and wears clothes that most 55 year old women could never get away with. When she walks down the street, men driving by get whiplash checking her out. Oh yes. She is perfect. 

Read More


Jun
2011

Grunt If You're Hearing Me...

By Linda Larsen - Friday, June 03, 2011
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


May
2011

Leaping for Joy

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Featured Image

All I said was, "I want to take a picture of you loving this beautiful beach." That's all I said. And I watched as he ran into the water with all his clothes on and leapt around like a 4 year old. John Scalzi, my fabulous playmate, my funny Weather Muffin and above all, my greatest teacher.  

Read More


May
2011

The Frown, The Smirk and The Snort - Part II

By Linda Larsen - Thursday, May 19, 2011
Featured Image

So in my previous post, we learned what you should NEVER do when someone says something you absolutely know is incorrect. Today, let's look at some things you can do when facing this situation: 

Read More


May
2011

The Frown, The Smirk and The Snort

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Featured Image

I saw it. The look that came across his face after Peggy made some benign comment. The frown, the smirk, and then - the snort. Everything about his nonverbal body language said, "You are a complete jerk for saying that. You are so wrong. You know nothing. What an idiot you are."  

Read More




Like this blog? Share it!



Recent Posts

Archive

Categories

Tag Cloud

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