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Public speaking is one of the highest paying careers today. Whether the economy is up or down, public speakers are always in high demand. One of the things that will ensure that you are always in demand as a speaker is your ability to communicate. Your ability to communicate successfully is literally your golden egg. Here are three steps that will greatly improve your ability to communicate in front of an audience.

Step 1 – Eliminate your fear of public speaking –

Speaking anxiety will keep you from being the best communicator you can be. Communication goes beyond simply pronouncing words. The words are simply the carriers of the intention. So it is the intention that communicates, not the words. When you feel anxiety, your intention is not communicated as directly and with full power. To really have the full impact of what you’re trying to communicate, you need to be comfortable with who and what you are right now. When you feel comfortable in front of an audience the intention of your message is communicated directly with impact and you will achieve the desired result.

Step 2 – Practice, Practice, Practice!

You have heard this many times. This step will go a long way in helping you become “one” with the message you will be conveying. Remember that you are delivering intention through the words you speak, so practicing allows you to sharpen the delivery of your intention. This is very powerful, so don’t overlook it. This will increase your ability to get the results you expected at the end of your speech.

Step 3 – Start working on improving your personal life –

Who you are as a person radiates and can be perceived. If your intentions are good, the people around you can sense it. Most people are generally good, so one way to make yourself stand out, by being better, above the crowd is to improve yourself.

How to improve yourself:

A. Think of an area of ​​life that really sucks for you.

B. Think about how you would like that area of ​​life to be instead.

C. Buy books or take seminars and workshops that deal with improving that area of ​​life.

When you eliminate your anxiety about speaking, practice practicing your speech before you go on stage, and continually work on improving your personal life, you’ll be recognized as a super effective communicator in front of an audience giving your presentations with confidence and power! You will have discovered yourself to be a really bad public speaker!

Having a teen self-harm can be very, very scary for a parent. Teen self-harm is a topic that has been featured more in the news and media, so it is being talked about more than in the past. It is important to note that many teens get piercings and/or tattoos. While this is concerning to many parents, it’s usually done because teens want to look good and fit in, and it’s not the same as teens getting cut or burned. If you’re the parent of a teen who tattoos or pierces excessively, you may want to explore what’s driving this behavior (especially if the tattooing or piercing isn’t done professionally), however, it’s usually teens seeking to create their own identity, trying to fit in or being rebellious.

Self-harm, on the other hand, involves teens cutting, scratching, or burning themselves to make themselves feel better. It sounds counterintuitive at first… why would someone hurt themselves to make themselves feel better? What often happens is that these teens are hurting inside and feel like they can’t control their inner pain, therefore they create a pain they can control as a way to release the inner pain. In general, when teens self-harm, they don’t want to die, they’re just looking for some relief from their internal pain in the moment. The scary thing, though, is that sometimes teens cut themselves too much, causing very permanent damage or even death, even though that was not their intention.

Teens who cut or burn themselves often keep this behavior a secret and cut themselves in places that are covered by clothing because they are ashamed of their behavior and know it is not socially acceptable. It can be difficult for parents to notice the warning signs because many times these teens seem fine and show no apparent signs of distress. It is important to note that any one of the signs below by itself is not necessarily a cause for alarm, however, noticing several of these signs in your teen may be cause for concern:

1. Wear long-sleeved shirts or pants even in very hot weather.
2. Acting vague and evasive or angry when asked about cuts, burns, or scabs.
3. Refusing to wear a bathing suit in the summer (unrelated to feeling embarrassed about their weight) when they would normally have liked swimming
4. Keep razors or lighters in your room.
5. Appearing more reserved than usual: Spending a lot of time alone in your room.
6. Dispose of bloody tissues in your bedroom or bathroom
7. Partnering with a partner who is known to self-harm
8. Being suspected by anyone of self-harm (friends, teachers, family members, etc.)

Teens who cut themselves can cut themselves on almost anything, however, they often use the following items: razors, thumbtacks, forks, knives, broken glass, paper clips, broken CDs, needles, staples, fingernails, earrings, and scissors. Teens who self-injure by burning may use the following items: lighters, matches, cigarettes, and erasers that rub against the skin to create friction. Other forms of self-harm can include biting, head banging, interfering with wound healing, hitting things excessively, and hair pulling. While rates of self-harm are thought to be higher in adolescent girls, we know that adolescents engage in this behavior as well.

If you suspect or know that your teen is self-harming, you should ask about it. They may feel a sense of relief and be very honest with you, or they may continue to deny what they’re doing. It is helpful for parents who are concerned about self-harm and who are addressing this with their teen to stay calm during the discussion. By staying calm, your teen is more likely to talk openly with you about what’s going on. You can ask questions and let them know if she doesn’t fully understand; Teens generally appreciate honesty and may take the opportunity to explain things better to you.

As a parent, you shouldn’t focus on blaming yourself for your teen’s self-harm. You are probably not responsible at all, and focusing on this will not be helpful to you or your teen. If your teen self-harms, it’s important to get professional help. It is important for you as a parent to be involved in the treatment process with them and help them learn to express what they feel inside and manage it in a healthier way by using coping skills. You never want to bribe your teen to stop self-harming or try to coddle her after she self-harms to make her feel better. While I have seen parents do this for all the right reasons, what happens is that teens see this as another benefit of self-harming and lose whatever motivation they may have had to change their current behavior. Consulting with a professional can be very helpful for parents of teens who self-injure. As is the case with anything, if you are concerned that your teen is suicidal or in serious risk, you should seek emergency services immediately.

the atlantics were formed in January 1976 by bassist Bruce Wilkinson and guitarist Tom Hauck, two students at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. They were joined by drummer Boby Bear and lead guitarist Jeff Lock. To complete the lineup, Wilkinson recruited singer Bobby Marron, a friend from Wilkinson’s hometown of New Jersey.

The Atlantics played their first concert in the spring of 1976 at The Rat in Kenmore Square. In May 1976 they opened for the Ramones, who played two nights at The Club in Central Square. The Atlantics made their first trips to New York in the summer of 1976, playing at CBGB and Max’s Kansas City. The band quickly became an important and authentic part of the emerging punk/new wave movement.

The following spring, Ray Fernandes replaced Boby Bear on drums. In the summer of 1977, the Atlantics recorded their first independent 45 on Jukebox Records, “When You’re Young”, written by Bruce Wilkinson, backed by “Where Would I Be Without Your Love”, written by Jeff Lock. A thousand copies were printed but never released, and the single is now considered a collector’s item. In the spring of 1978, Jeff Lock left the band and was replaced by Fred Pineau of the Bonjour Aviators.

The Atlantics signed to ABC Records that summer, and in December the band recorded their BIG CITY ROCK LP at the Hit Factory in New York. The album was released in March 1979, just after ABC Records had been sold to MCA Records. His new label, along with Premier Talent, put the Atlantics on a national tour with Roxy Music, followed by a New England regional tour. The band performed with artists such as The Ramones, The Cars, Cheap Trick, Boston, Graham Parker, Talking Heads and many others. Bruce Wilkinson’s single “One Last Night” received regional and international airplay, and the album garnered a rave review in Rolling Stone.

In the summer of 1979, Paul Caruso joined the group as drummer, and the band returned in 1980 with what would become one of New England’s biggest independent singles, “Lonelyhearts”, written by Tom Hauck. It was the flip side of “Can’t Wait Forever,” a Motown-flavored song by Bruce Wilkinson. “Lonelyhearts” shot to the top of the New England radio and dance music charts and stayed for months, and can still be heard on Boston radio stations, including WFNX-FM.

Over the next two years, the Atlantic released several more songs on tape to Boston radio stations, including “Pop Shivers”, “Wrong Number” and “Weekend”. In June 1983, the band played their last show on the Boston Channel.

The original analog tapes of many of Atlantic’s most popular songs were consigned to storage. In 2006 these tapes were recovered and thirteen tracks were digitally restored for the ATLANTICS CD. These tracks were recorded between 1979 and 1982 in studios in the Boston area and have no overdubs or other alterations. In 2007, the Atlantics threw a live set from the Paradise club in Boston. ATLANTICS LIVE was recorded in March 1979 and features many of BIG CITY ROCK’s songs. Atlantics CDs are available from CDbaby and from Newbury Comics.

In October 2011, the Atlantics had the honor of including the cover of the “Lonelyhearts” single in a wonderful new book by Matthew Chojnacki: “Put the Needle on the Record”. It’s a collection of over 250 covers of singles by artists ranging from The Ramones to Pat Benatar to Run-DMC. The versions are accompanied by comments from the artists. The cover for “Lonelyhearts” was designed by Tibor Kalman, who had recently founded M&Co, which became a leading design firm. When the band first met Tibor, he had other ideas; one of them was covering the sleeve with sandpaper (rough side out!). The band thought this was a good idea, but it wouldn’t endear them to record retailers or radio stations. The cover concept they chose, the rows of tiny photos of the band members, was an instant hit and luckily the song was too.

© 2011 Thomas Hauck Communications Services

My favorites though and in no particular order are Leopards Creek and Pezula Resort in South Africa, TPC in Sawgrass known as the 5th largest and Seminole in Florida, Turberry Ailsa soon to host the Ryder Cup again and Royal Durnoch in Scotland, Pinehurst and Ocean on Kaiwah Island in South Carolina, Ballybunnion & Royal County Down in Ireland, Valderrama in Spain, home of the 97 Ryder Cup, and Casa do Campo in the Dominican Republic.

It’s no wonder they were all voted among the top 100 courses in the world by Golf Digest in 2009 and to me choosing one of them would be disrespectful to the others as they are fantastic courses. I think all golfers looking for a golf break or golf vacation should take the opportunity to play some of these fantastic courses.

Other courses outside the top 100 within Europe but definitely essential to play are San Lorenzo in Algrave, Penha Longa and Oitavos in Lisbon. In Italy the course at Poggio dei Medici and Palazzo Arzaga, in Spain the courses at the resorts of Villa Padierna and Finca Cortesin the venue of the Volvo Masters. In France I would recommend the Four Seasons Provence, in Turkey and Cyprus the new Faldo courses like Elea.

Around the world I would highly recommend the White Witch & Half Moon in Jamiaca, Le Touessrok in Mauritius, Blue Monster at Doral in Miami and Champions at PGA National, Majlis and Four Seasons in Dubai and TPC Stadium at Fairmont in Scottsdale. Others are the Canouan Island Trump Course in the Grenadines, the Banyan Tree Course in Thailand, and last but not least the Palmeraie Golf Palace Course in Marrakech with the excellent Abu Dhabi Golf Club, home of the PGA European Tour.

I hope I’ve whetted every golfer’s appetite with just a taste of what you can play if you’re thinking of traveling on a golf vacation in the near future. At Exclusive Golf we can fulfill your dreams of playing on the same courses as your peers, that’s why we love golf, no other sport can offer this.

We all like to save money, especially when we save money by buying something that we really need in our lives like home appliances. The only room that takes center stage is the kitchen and we are all undoubtedly looking for great deals, which would include a tremendous gas stove price.

Gas stoves bring the power of fire to the kitchen, and for those who make the kitchen their refuge, being able to harness this power leads to some of life’s most satisfying moments, as well as some of its most delicious moments. While it can be intimidating to deal with an open flame, it can be more stressful to know if you’re getting a lot of savings when you buy a gas stove.

Sometimes appliance stores sell a package of kitchen appliances together so that with one purchase you can decorate your kitchen with all the appliances you need. It may sound tempting, but some people consider themselves savvy enough in the kitchen to justify buying a gas stove to find “the best.”

The truth is that “the best” always varies from person to person and from family to family. It is these types of dilemmas that make it vital to really know what to look for when shopping for the right gas stove.

Fortunately, appliance experts can agree that these five secrets could give you the inside scoop as you enter the market:

Spending more does not give you more – Many consumer publications and services point out that some of the best models can often give you the most options at a great price. Although the ‘pro’ model is good, you might get more for your money a price level or two lower.

Know your needs – You are single? In a relationship where you both live together? Do you have children or plan to have children? An answer to these simple questions can help point you in the right direction to buying the right gas stove for you.

have a budget – As with any remodeling/restoration/replacement situation, you never want to leave home without setting a budget. A working budget allows you not to spend more than you can afford, plus it makes you a little more diligent in finding the stove that meets your criteria.

Resale value or value in use – Real estate gurus note that many sellers are doing everything they can to increase the resale value of their home, including some high-end appliances. You need to think about whether your choice of gas stove today has great resale value and nothing else or if you prefer great resale value even after real life use.

choose the right day – Traders and consumer experts point out that finding the right day to buy is very important when looking for a good deal on a gas stove or any appliance. Thursdays are high on the list, as the sale prices for the weekend start to rise. Plus, holiday sales are actually great ways to get your gas stove at the right price. Finally, depending on whether your local appliance store employs people on commission, making ends meet can be a way to have a little more leverage in the bargaining game.

A good gas stove price can make a tough decision easier simply because you’re saving a little extra change in your pocket. Just make sure you know what you’re looking for before you buy.

It has happened to all of us who manage others. We are overloaded at work and need extra help. After what seems like a distraction, our budget requests are granted and we can go out and find someone to ease the workload. We create a “wish list” job description and send it to a headhunter, internal recruiter, or the classifieds section of the local newspaper.

We always start with the best of intentions. We are only going to hire someone who meets all of our expectations; we want someone who fits our “wish list” perfectly. After reading reams of resumes with misspelled words, obviously inflated skill sets, and skills that clearly don’t match the position being offered, we switched gears.

Okay, check the wish list. We’ll take someone with a bachelor’s degree instead of an MBA. Do we really need five years of experience; maybe someone with 6 months experience will help. After all, we can train just about anyone to meet our needs, right?

After a few weeks, or for those of us with a lot of patience, a few months, we scrapped the wish list altogether. “Just find me someone, anyone who can do the job,” we plead with our recruiters. And they do.

We interviewed three to five candidates for the position. Then we make an offer to the best candidate in the group and cross our fingers, on both hands.

As an employee relations manager for a Fortune 100 company, I frequently received calls from managers who said something like this: “I hired this man (or woman) about three months ago. He had a good interview, but it was a disaster. He can’t meet any of the job standards and I want to fire him today.”

After further discussion, I learned that the manager had some concerns about the employee before hiring him, but “was desperate for help. We were overwhelmed with work here.” When asked what managers had done to advise the employee in question, the answer was generally “nothing.”

What many managers don’t understand is that firing an employee cannot be done on a whim. Terminate someone who has not been counseled about performance deficiencies and has not had an opportunity to improve, and the result may be a lawsuit, a complaint to a state agency that the termination was discriminatory, a complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunities. (EEOC) that the termination was discriminatory, etc. Forget the fact that there is no discrimination (in most cases) and the employee just can’t do the job. Before the ink dries on the termination paperwork, the manager has been called racist, sexist, incompetent, or all of the above; and the company is a callous corporate bully.

And after all that, the manager has to start over, looking for someone to fill the position. More time, more money, more training for the new employee.

Get it right the first time

So how to avoid the nightmare described above? You do it right the first time. You hire the right person for the right job. It’s called “hire hard, manage easy.” If you take the time and energy to hire the right person, even if it takes a lot of effort to identify the candidate who can make the grade, you’ll find it easy to manage and you won’t have to rehire. process over and over again.

Start with that “wish list.” What exactly do you need? If you’re looking for a Senior Accountant, you probably want someone with a substantial amount of experience in addition to formal education. It is unreasonable to expect someone who has just graduated to be able to take on the responsibilities of a senior accounting position. Exactly what skills are needed for the position? If the job requires a lot of written communication, toss out those résumés and cover letters littered with grammatical and spelling errors. If oral presentations are required on the job, don’t even consider a candidate who seems nervous or doesn’t express himself well during an interview.

More than once, a manager confided that he felt something in his “gut” when he was interviewing the candidate. “Something just didn’t seem right, but I couldn’t put my finger on it, so I went ahead and hired him.” Listen to your gut. If something during the interview sets off alarm bells, listen to the warning.

The interview itself is crucial, but many managers have not been trained in interviewing. The behavioral interview is an excellent way to find out how a candidate will fit in with your company. “Tell me about a problem you had in your last position and how you solved it.” “Tell me about the worst supervisor you ever had and what made working for him or her so difficult.” If the candidate says something like, “Well, my last boss expected us to work overtime if we were behind schedule and I don’t like working more than 8 hours a day,” this says a lot. If the candidate’s way of solving a problem at work was to take it to her supervisor, is that someone who will reduce her workload or increase it?

Many employers will only give neutral references to protect themselves legally, so it’s hard to get much information when you call for references. But listen carefully when you call references. And it should be the hiring manager who calls, not your recruiter. You are the one who needs to know what kind of employee he was at other companies. If the previous manager seems hostile when asked about his former employee, this could be a sign of potential trouble ahead.

If the employee is going to be working closely with others in your department, it’s not a bad idea to have someone else interview them. You wouldn’t want a managerial candidate interviewing a potential subordinate; but you could ask another director in his department or one closely related to his department to conduct the interview. Or you could ask someone in a higher position (eg vice president) to interview the candidate. It always helps to get a second opinion.

Once you’ve made the decision to hire a candidate, give that person every opportunity to succeed. From the beginning, let him know what you expect of him. Schedule conferences in the first few weeks to check on his progress; let him know where you are meeting his expectations and where you are falling short. In those areas where an employee is falling short, give constructive criticism, letting the employee know you want to work with them to be successful.

Despite our best efforts, we may occasionally fail when it comes to hiring the right person for the job. But putting our energy into identifying the right person will likely result in a successful outcome for us and the new hire.

Before you graduate, your dean of students, a professor, or common sense will tell you that the bar exam is a test not to be taken lightly, that you should take your bar exam preparation seriously. But until you dive into the depths of the sample bar exam essays and practice questions, it’s very difficult to really understand how challenging and absorbing the bar exam can be.

Generally speaking, studying successfully for the MBE and the state bar exam is an immersive process; it requires dedication, focus and time management. It involves more than you’re used to in law school, where simply showing up in class (while IMing classmates or playing games on Facebook) can still get you an “A.” Attending a daily barre review class or participating in a structured online barre preparation course, memorizing barre review materials, and taking practice barre exams is just a starting point. The hardest part of studying is figuring out the best approach that will allow you to study most effectively and adapt your study habits to retain a lot of information in a short amount of time. You have to balance an increased workload with the need to eat healthy and exercise.

This article will provide upcoming bar exam candidates with constructive advice that other law students have found helpful when studying for the bar exam. The most important thing you can do is honestly assess your study style during law school, build on the positive habits, and be disciplined enough to eliminate the negative ones, before embarking on your study marathon that summer. Remember, you want this to be a one-time deal and it’s never too early to start preparing.

(1) For 1L and 2L: Prepare during Law School

It’s never too early to start preparing for the bar exam during your law school career. Many law students regret not taking more law classes during law school. Some law students even actively avoid bar-related classes because they assume they will only learn the necessary subjects during the formal bar review course. What they don’t realize is that it’s not easy to learn topics like wills, trusts, and estates in the course of a day or two that you’re likely to cover. Your law school probably doesn’t require you to take every bar course as a graduation requirement, and it’s certainly possible to pass the bar exam if you avoid taking these courses. But studying a barre subject a second time, by definition, makes it more familiar. Bottom line: It will be easier for you when you start studying a subject that you already have a foundation with.

We suggest you consider enrolling in the following classes during law school:

Multi-state subjects:

royal property


Commercial Sales (UCC Article 2)


Constitutional Law I and II (a First Amendment class would be helpful)

Criminal law (most law students we surveyed report that this topic is particularly easy to learn during bar review)

criminal procedure


state subjects (varies depending on your state, but will generally cover topics like):

Trust and Estates

State Civil Procedure

State Constitutional Law

family law

State Criminal Procedure

Business Associations | corporations

(2) The bar review course

So you’re thinking, “I’m not a 1L or 2L. I’m a 3L about to graduate. I need a plan of attack now!” We believe that taking a Bar Review class is essential to your summer curriculum. Some choose not to, but if you’re reading this article, you’re probably not one of them. There’s bar/bri and PMBR (which have been around for a long time and have helped many law students pass the bar exam). But also consider the many competitors to the traditional Bar/Bri and PMBR, which students are finding very useful and effective. MicroMash, Supreme Bar Review and AdaptiBar are examples of this. Do some research, because everyone learns differently. One course’s methods of teaching bar subjects may be more effective than others.

(2)(a) For those who intend to stay with conventional conference-style bar review courses (Bar/Bri, PMBR, Kaplan):

If you decide to do Bar/Bri and PMBR, attend all the classes and live in the moment. This sounds simple. But many students are tempted to log on to the Internet and check email. Stay focused because literally every minute over the summer is crucial and it’s important to maximize your time while in class. Make sure you get to classes on time, because they start sharp at 9:00am (they can differ from city to city) and since they are recorded on video, the teacher doesn’t wait for anyone! Note that in larger law schools, there will be a ‘live’ room and everyone else will be forced to go to alternate rooms where you will see the lecture on video. So if you think it’s beneficial to see the bar review teacher in person, rather than on a screen, make sure you get to your class earlier.

It is strongly recommended that you not be embarrassed to use BarBri and PMPR’s “Telephone Help Desk” call features for any important questions you may have regarding the material. Bar review topics get confusing, especially when you start comparing federal law to specific state laws on a given topic (e.g. evidence). Also, it’s almost impossible to ask questions during the actual class (or impossible if you’re watching the video).

Note: Kaplan recently started his conference style bar review course to compete with Bar/Bri. We have received several reports, since the July 2009 bar exam, that Kaplan’s materials had errors and that the practice questions were, in her opinion, inadequate. It seems that they are solving the problems. DISCLAIMER: This is not the opinion of the author.

(2)(b) For those who intend to take online courses (Adaptibar, MicroMash, etc.):

Comfort is a double-edged sword. Some law students may not have the discipline to get out of bed early in the morning with the lure of a few more hours of sleep and the knowledge that they can start learning at any time of day (rather than at night). a certain time every morning). Or you may be tempted to take a day off and double it the next day. If you choose an Internet or DVD bar review course, set your alarm clock and continue with the program.

The great benefit of online bar review is the ability to tackle difficult topic subcategories head-on. For example, when studying for law school using a lecture/book style course, you will only see a certain number of evidence questions related to double hearsay and only occasionally. If that particular subcategory of evidence is giving you trouble, the BEST way to handle it is to (a) review the course material and then (b) ask as many practice questions as you need to get 10 double-heard questions. (in a row) correct. Most online courses will identify your particular problem areas for you and provide you with this highly beneficial and, in the author’s opinion, most efficient and least stressful method of ensuring you have a firm understanding of each topic on the bar.

(3) Ask practice questions and sample essays

At the beginning of your bar review, it would not be atypical for the bar study to take 10-12 hours per day. As you approach the bar exam, you’ll find yourself up numerous nights realizing you’ve been at it for 14 hours, literally studying from sunrise to sunset with short breaks just to eat and, with good luck showering!

Remember, there are so many questions that the bar exam can throw at you. The more you practice (essays and questions), the more you will “learn the formula”.

The practice questions are thought-provoking, but misleading. It is imperative that you ask at least 50 in-depth questions daily. Part of being successful on the exam is choosing the “least incorrect” answer from the four “incorrect” answer options by utilizing process elimination techniques.

There is something special about writing. A really useful trick is to make sure you don’t neglect rehearsals. Try to do at least 1 rehearsal a night from the first day of studying for the bar exam, and increase the number of rehearsals as the bar exam approaches and your study routine improves. Do not passively read responses to sample essay answers. Make a continuous chart, by topic, of frequently tested areas, and then study that chart. This helps for both essays (obviously) and multiple choice questions.

Another source of bar exam failure is those recent law graduates who work while studying for the bar exam. Personal finances are always a concern. But if possible, the author strongly recommends against working while studying for the bar exam.

Although it seems hypocritical, the author also urges you to maintain some quality of life. While partying is out of the question during the two months or so he’ll spend studying at a bar, having a (singular) beer once a week won’t hurt. It is important to limit the consumption of alcohol (and, of course, drugs). Exercising regularly is a must. Taking an hour break to walk, jog, or lift light weights can be invigorating and will definitely help the study process. Sleep is also important. Studies show that his brain needs enough sleep to better process the barrage of information that he will learn, understand and memorize each day.

The Bar Association will be a very stressful time in your law school career. The goal is to make sure it doesn’t become traumatic. It’s hard to understand how mentally, physically, and emotionally challenging it is until you actually experience it for yourself. But remember: try to keep the exam in perspective and if things get worse, you can take the exam again. Look at these highly successful and powerful people who tried the bar and failed… but have never failed in life: 1) John F. Kennedy (failed 3 times), 2) Florida Governor Charlie Crist ( failed twice), 3) Democrat Kevin A. Callahan (failed 10 times), and 4) New York Senator Hillary Clinton (failed DC bar 1 time).

The author sincerely believes that if you are smart enough to get into law school and graduate, you are smart enough to pass the state bar exam. All it takes is two months of dedication. It really is a hazing process. But, you are not alone and once you pass, you will be looking at your funded study time bar, albeit many years later. GOOD LUCK

“I can’t believe I agreed to give this speech. Look at all those people out there! My knees are shaking and my stomach feels like I just jumped off a roller coaster. My heart is beating so fast and hard my tie he’s jumping I just want to scream and run away!

Public speaking is often cited as the number one fear of adults. The Book of Lists ranks fear of death in fifth place while public speaking is in first place. Jerry Seinfeld said, “That would mean that at a funeral, people are five times more likely to want to be in the casket than to give the eulogy.”

Let’s look at some techniques for dealing with anxiety and giving a great presentation. The methods are divided into the acronym PREPARE

Preparation – The basis of a good speech is based on the 6 “W” of effective journalism. You must determine:

Who is your audience?

What are your key points?

When are you talking? how long?

Where is the speech; physical environment?

Why should the audience listen to you?

how are you going to present

In an effective speech, your audience will only remember 3-4 main ideas. Decide on the essential ideas vital to your understanding of your topic. These are your key points. Make a brief summary with supporting details, quotes, and graphics.

Test – Practice is essential. Try to give your talk without using notes and check your time during this rehearsal. If you have to use notes, just write down your key points. Don’t try to memorize the entire speech word for word. Mark Twain said, “It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” That’s the effect he’s going for: an improvised, conversational style, but with a deep understanding of the material.

Entry – The launch of your presentation is as important as the takeoff of an airplane. If takeoff fails, the rest of the trip becomes irrelevant. Determine how you are going to start your speech and memorize the opening lines. A great start includes telling the audience why they want to listen. What is the benefit for them?

If you’re particularly nervous, find a sympathetic face and talk to that person for several moments. Don’t start with an apology… “I didn’t have much time to prepare for this talk.” Or “I’m not very good at giving speeches.” Starting with a negative makes the audience uncomfortable. Remember that you feel more anxious than you seem. Turn your nervous energy into enthusiasm and launch your speech in a positive way.

postures – Your body is a tool. Learn to use it effectively. Find your center of balance. Your feet should be firmly planted at shoulder height. Keep your shoulders back and your chin up. Stand calmly, being careful not to move or stagger. Let your hands rest at your sides.

Make your movements have a purpose. If you make a gesture with your hands, let them return to the resting position next to you. Don’t wander around the room. If you want to go somewhere different, go there and then stop. Talk to one person at a time and maintain eye contact.

Your voice has volume, tone and rhythm. Realize that you will speak faster and in a higher pitch than when you were rehearsing. Be aware of this trend. Speak loud enough so everyone in the room can hear you, but not so loud that people in the front row cover their ears.

Audience – Know your audience. Don’t be like William Safire who said, “Is careless speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don’t know and I don’t care.” What does your audience know about the topic? Try to anticipate their questions. During the presentation, look for reactions, questions and concerns. This makes you appear approachable and allows you to move through the topic with your audience following closely behind.

If possible, greet audience members when they arrive. Ask why they came or about their interests in the topic. Adjust your presentation plans to best meet your needs. Finally, keep in mind that the audience is not your enemy: they want you to succeed. Nobody came to see you fail or fail. Engage people and make them part of your successful talk.

Relax – Remember that the physical reactions you experience in front of a group are normal. When faced with a stimulating situation, the body resorts to the “fight” or “flight” response. Your pulse increases. Adrenaline is released into the bloodstream. Your body prepares for a physical response, but you have to stay still!

Sometimes your mind generates negative thoughts. Michael Pritchard said, “Fear is that little dark room where negatives are revealed.” Deal with fear by building a strong foundation (know your topic!) and feeling confident in your message. Take a few deep breaths. Gentle exercise or stretching can disperse some of the anxious energy. Smile.

ending – Just like landing a plane, your presentation must land correctly. Begin the ending by summarizing your key points. Next, ask the audience questions and clarify any outstanding issues. Then make your closing statement, which should encourage some action. What do you want the audience to do? Memorizing the last few lines ensures a strong close. Finally he smiles and nods his head.

If the thought of public speaking makes you anxious, you probably are. However, if you PREPARE, your anxiety level will be lower and you will give a better and more effective speech. Who knows, you might like giving the eulogy better than being in the casket!

I’m back, after a few days of vacation with the family. The weather was amazing, the beach was full of disgusting jellyfish, yuck! In general, life has been good. I hope life has been so good for all of you.

Well, I’ll start this article by telling you that I CONFIDENTLY ROARed when I was on vacation. I’ve been to the beach several times and trust me walking on the beach and playing with a girl and racing her in nothing but a tiny swimsuit is a total ROAR for this girl. It seems that we are constantly looking for an easy way out to gain confidence. I hate to share this reality, people, but trust is something we already have and have always had since our pretty butts were spanked at birth. Look no further, I have looked up the dictionary meaning of TRUST for your minds to grasp, here it is:

confidence… 1. full confidence: belief in the powers, honesty, or trustworthiness of a person or thing. 2. Belief in oneself and in one’s own faculties or abilities: self-confidence: confidence in oneself, security that implies faith in oneself.

As you can see there, everything is inside your head. You must believe in yourself. First of all, you must trust yourself and your abilities to survive with greatness and good feelings about who you are, how you look, how you think, how you love, how you deal with unexpected events, but most of all how you carry on. to develop your inner confidence, even when the going gets tough. There are so many external elements that continue to test our inner confidence, it’s no wonder we’re quick to smile at best, when we just want to scream. I’ve talked about some of them throughout my blogs: television, videos, reality shows, climbing the “corporate ladder,” society’s constant attack on aging, overweight people, and please don’t forget the kids.

Children face fears that threaten their confidence all the time. They fear that their parents will look down on them for not having the best grades. They fear their peers will throw them to the sidewalk if they don’t follow. They continually hear how messed up their world has become and how it is teaching them negative things. How can that not weaken your CONFIDENCE? I would kill mine. I am happy that I was strong enough to know the difference between WWF wrestling, cartoons and real life.

ROARING with CONFIDENCE is just as effective as telling the world to BITE ME! I love to say that, as you all know. (winks) TRUST is not easy to keep strong, when we feel threatened inside, or feel that our relationship is being threatened. We immediately feel that we are the ones to blame, which in turn breaks down our confidence.

We need to trust ourselves, trust that we know what we want and what is good for us. Your life is not supposed to be a debate about how you should fit in, or if someone tells you how to look or feel about yourself. you are your life. Your lack of confidence takes you away from who you are meant to be. Trusting and having CONFIDENCE in yourself does not mean that you will always be right about things, but it does give you the strength to overcome your doubts, your low self-esteem and correct your mistakes and improve yourself.

Sometimes I wonder why people do what they do. Is it because they lack confidence and feel that any kind of attention will boost their self-esteem? Or is it that they really don’t care anymore and let themselves be the joke of the moment? I have seen women in internet porn (for research purposes only). Now, this is my opinion, so bear with me here: I am in no way judging anyone, but I do want to reach out to them and tell them that there are better ways. to build trust and feel loved and appreciated. For women who fall into the world of prostitution and feel that it is the only path to stardom; when did you lose respect and self-esteem and when were you afraid to ROAR with CONFIDENCE? Women who have been scorned and literally throw themselves into the bar scene, where they become a piece of meat and are treated worse than a dog, you know that you are not happy there and that those paths to better feelings are not the right paths. . How can one respect oneself if one does not have the strength to ROAR with CONFIDENCE? I cry for all the women who have fallen into the traps of feeling that attention will take them higher. They will never find their freedom to ROAR with CONFIDENCE if they continue to depend on something or someone outside of themselves to get them there.

You need to save yourself. You stay in negative environments where you feel threatened because you need acceptance so much that you have been tricked into believing it will strengthen your CONFIDENCE. You were born with what you need to save yourself! DO NOT wait for help. Help himself. Don’t cry to be rescued, it won’t happen. YOU and only you, have to make that climb. Just trust your feelings and follow them. Trust that only you can give yourself all the strength to ROAR with CONFIDENCE.

I hope that through my website and these written thoughts, some women will wake up and see that they are unique without all the negative attention that they feel is the way. Just be you! You can only be the best you can be by being yourself. Not by following someone else’s standards, but by meeting your own. I love you first and more. Strive to ROAR with CONFIDENCE and DON’T let anyone bring you down.

It is you, and that in itself is a very special gift that no one else has. The more I believe in myself, the easier it is for me to strengthen myself inside and fight against all the negative elements that I encounter day after day. Life is not easy, nor does it come with promises. As I’ve said so many times, “What doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger.” Live those words folks and I mean it when I say it, “ROAR with CONFIDENCE”. It really is a tip to feel good. (ROAR)

I look for myself in everything I do.

I found myself.

I dream my dreams wherever I go.

I become myself.


Igor Ledochowski

Igor Ledochowski is a classic example of how people who find their true calling in the midst of a very successful career can change course and achieve even greater success. Igor is also an example of how one can be successful and recognized all over the world in very different fields at the same time.

He was the creator of the great success “The power of conversational hypnosis”, he is a lawyer, martial artist, mentor, trainer, as well as being a master hypnotist. Igor is a full-time member of the British Society for Clinical Hypnosis, the International Humanistic Neurolinguistic Programming Network and the Neurolinguistic Programming Association.

One of the highest paid trainers and speakers on the circuit, his services are in high demand and very popular with the corporate sector and many top executives from Fortune 500 companies will attest to this fact. Professional bodies such as the Hypnotherapy Association or the London College of Clinical Hypnosis use their services to give master classes and train hypnotherapists in advanced skills. Igor is rightfully credited as the founder of the “Street Hypnosis movement”, he has brought many new techniques and original concepts to the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

Igor Ledochowski was;

Born on April 1, 1974, Igor obtained his LLB from the University of Exeter in 1996. In 1998 he became a solicitor at the prestigious Linklaters law firm. While studying law at University and Law School, he developed an avid interest in the field of accelerated learning and this quest to unravel the human mind saw him gravitate towards hypnosis. By 1999, Igor was deeply involved in the study of Ericksonian Hypnosis. Igor’s search for a deep understanding of the human mind eventually claimed the law as his victim and Igor resigned his position as a lawyer to pursue his field of interest.

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By 2002, Igor had been mentored by some of the world’s most accomplished hypnotists, including Richard Bandler, Stephen Brooks, Stephen Gilligan, John Grinder, John LaValle, and Paul McKenna. Igor quickly gained recognition from his peers and became a highly respected and qualified hypnotherapist in the UK.

In 2002 he was called by the London College of Hypnosis to teach classes at a master’s level. It is during this time that the corporate world took note of Igor’s prowess and many Fortune 500 companies hired him as a consultant. Here he designed training programs to teach corporate executives powerful tools that can be implemented effectively in the workplace, Some of the companies to benefit from Igor’s understanding of the human mind include, but are not limited to, Proctor & Gamble. , J. Sainburys, BDO Stoy Haywards, and Grant Thompson.

The most respected and practical text on hypnosis, The Deep Trance Training Manual, Volume 1′, was written and published by Igor in 2003. This book was an instant hit and quickly became a best seller in the hypnosis genre. Since then, many editions have gone out of print. Over the years, Igor Ledochowski has introduced many concepts and methods that have helped people overcome addictions like smoking, overeating, etc.

Some of his latest methods deal with training the mind to help people have better control over what they do, feel and think. An avid martial artist Igor is an expert in Kenpo, a self-defense system similar to karate, here too he excelled and received his black belt in record time, he also trained his peers at the University of Exeter and several students earned black belts. Igor Ledochowski currently lives in Richmond, London, UK and continues to write books and do pioneering work in the field of neuro-linguistic programming and hypnosis. It is not surprising that such a multifaceted personality is the role model of many students of Hypnosis.