Archive | February, 2010
28
Feb

Winter Olympic Games are a great topic for keynote speakers

As a business speaker and business keynote speaker, I am always looking for great stories: The Winter Olympics provided many lessons: 1) These Winter Olympians are high risk takers-skiing down the ice at immense speeds, bobsleding at speeds faster than my car, and snowboarders doing flips on their board-two stories up in mid-air. There is always a possiblity for […]

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27
Feb

Apolo Ohno lets denial be his friend

As a business speaker and business keynote speaker, I am always looking for many great examples of successful strategies. Here is one: Apolo Ohno was disqualified in the 500m race tonight at the Winter Olympics. Afterward, Apolo told Chris Collingsworth that that he should not have been DQ and more importantly, he said the judge (who was Canadian) […]

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26
Feb

Joannie Rochette wins the bronze medal because she mastered her emotions

As a business speaker and  business keynote speaker, there are many great examples that help us become more successful in our lives. Here is one: Canada’s Joannie Rochette gave a brilliant performance in the long program and came away with a bronze medal. Although her mother had died just a few days before, she mastered her […]

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24
Feb

Apolo Ohno's vision quest teaches us about commitment

As a business keynote speaker, there are many great examples that help us become more successful in our lives. Here is one: Apolo Ohno’s seventh medal broke a tie with long track speed skater Bonnie Blair. He now has two gold, two silver and three bronze medals in his three Olympic appearances, and has become  the […]

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24
Feb

Joannie Rochette masters her emotions at the Olympics

As a business keynote speaker, there are many great examples that help us become more successful in our lives. Here is one: Canada’s Joannie Rochette gave a brilliant performance in the short program last night in the Olympics, although her mother had died just a few days before. In most cases those emotions would be overwelming […]

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18
Feb

What makes Shaun White a champion?

As a business keynote speaker, there are many great examples that help us become more successful in our lives. Here is one: Shaun White wins another Gold medal in snow boarding! What makes Shaun such a champion? Shaun White was on 60 minutes a few Sundays ago, and he said what all great athletes will state: […]

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17
Feb

Lindsey Vonn can teach us about overcoming adversity and winning our own gold!

As a business keynote speaker, there are many great examples that help us become more successful in our lives. Here is one: Lindsey Vonn showed true Olympic grit by winning the Alpine Downhill although she had a severely bruised right shin. Lindsey said “It’s tough whenever you have an injury. You have to stay on top […]

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14
Feb

Happy Valentine's Day: Love the won you are with-Why the mispelling?

Stephen Stills, the famous musician, once wrote “If you can’t be with the one you love, then love the one you are with”. That is wonderful advice in love, life, and business. In my book, Full Throttle: 122 strategies to supercharge your energy, I write you first want to be with the one you love. […]

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12
Feb

Why do Olympic athletes risk life and life for their sport?

Why do Winter Olympic athletes risk injury and possible death for their sport? At the upcoming games in Vancouver, Steven Holcomb and John Napier will be flying down the bobsled track, Bode Miller and Ophelie David will be skiing at enormous speeds, and Shaun White will be flying well above his half pike in the […]

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09
Feb

Sarah Palin and her handprompter!

Sarah Palin ripped our President on his use of a telepromter-implying he was not a great speaker without it. Then she displayed her true colors when she pulled out her handprompter to remember some facts. She had a cheat sheet scribbled on her hand! Integrity will find you out-and it has begun to find Mrs. […]

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