Increase Our Health by Speaking…Up

Inform yourself of the latest health equipment and innovations because your doctor may not be accessible or even as informed as you are.

HealthMy own lymphedema was not diagnosed until I took the initiative of planning a trip to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Informed patients are healthier and more active in their own treatment and proactive health. Requesting the latest tests is your right as a patient and will likely reap more benefits if you are informed and concise in your speaking style. You are your own best advocate.
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Relieve Stress by Speaking

Release the fear valves and obstructions of years of relative silence to open up new avenues for you as a speaker.

Stress ReliefLook at life differently with fresh eyes. Speaking will result in offers of assistance from those you admire. Opportunities to be part of dynamic teams at work and volunteer groups in your communities will appear as word of your speaking prowess spreads. Leadership chances will be offered to you. Career opportunities will ease the stress of feeling locked into a one-way career.

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Rewards for Speaking

Attention for speaking will always happen because so many people are terrified to speak.

In Front of A CrowdThe more you speak the better you become. Tangible gifts such as presents, money, awards, will eventually begin to flow your way.  Recognition of your talents will naturally begin to occur because people will know of your presence in ways formerly hidden.

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Gains from Speaking

How will speaking help raise your self esteem?

Self EsteemCourage will grow as you speak. It is inevitable that when you face your greatest fears, you will begin to be bolder and more successful.  As admiration develops around your speaking and you delight in the applause of your peers and even strangers, you will speak more confidently and competently.  Your self esteem will gradually develop and expand like the tulip buds in spring ~ slowly at first then with grace and beauty.  It is as logical and real as nature unfolding.  Continue reading


“Amazingly You!”: How to Keep Dreams Alive for Entrepreneurs

A realistic, but practical session on how you too can discover your greatest strengths and best ways to meet the challenges.

Join guestspeaker Pauline Duncan-Thrasher at Windermere Manor on May 23rd for the 18th session of the Motivational Luncheon Speaker Series. Meet fellow entrepreneurs from 11:30 to 12:00 and enjoy a delicious lunch.

Discover how Pauline and other entrepreneurs keep themselves feeling and acting “Amazingly.

Call 858-1414 x430 to reserve your ticket.


A Question to Ponder: How Do You Embrace The Woman Within You?

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am excited to be working on a chapter for a collaborative book by 25 authors. The title of the book is The Power of A Woman… Embracing the Woman Within.  I would be grateful if you could share just one or two sentences about the main way that You embrace your woman within. Please just share your first thought – likely the most significant for this questionnaire anyway.

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First 20 Steps to Evaluating Performance

Successful business growth relies on successful work habits. As a leader your responsibility is to enable growth through a professional, positive, constructive process of evaluation.

Excellent evaluation fosters cost effective work habits within an atmosphere that celebrates attitude towards work.

To me, an evaluation needs to be based on a genuine desire to help the person being evaluated, a willingness to put aside one’s own agenda to concentrate on someone else’s success and journey, and an understanding of personality differences, excellence, and ego.

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Four Lessons I’ve Learned from Competing in Speech Contests

In a world that is often cold with cynicism and dark with indifference, speakers need to ignite sparks that will restore hope and energize initiative.

  1. How to create a speech for a contest
  2. How to compress a speech into a limited time frame
  3. How to channel excited energy while speaking
  4. How to want so passionately to be declared the “best” while still being able to deal with not even placing in the top three

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Exhilaration

June 4, 2005: Presidents’ Workshop Reflections

Wondrous, magical moment

Of connection

Eyes to eyes

Speaker to Listener

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How to Plan a Good Meeting: Part II

Excerpt from Speak and Lead Series by Pauline Duncan-Thrasher

Last minute rushes leave people frazzled and out of sorts. Successful meetings are well-planned meetings. Informing people in advance sends the message that you value their time as well as yours.

  • Prioritize three best meeting dates.
  • Appoint a treasurer if money is involved.
  • Create a budget.
  • Discuss suitable locations.
  • Choose a facility (location/ room set up) committee leader.
  • Plan whether and when you will provide refreshments.
  • Confirm as soon as possible place, date and time.

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