April 24, 2015 – #ActOfKindness

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“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do that same for you.” – Princess Diana

Today’s #ActOfKindness… send someone a note in the mail 🙂

THIS Thursday, April 30th is Pay It Forward Day! I encourage everyone to celebrate and take part. Visit payitforward.com to learn more!

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#ActsOfKindness Project

Throughout my life I have always found enjoyment in doing random acts of kindness for others. With that thought in mind I’ve decided to start documenting the #ActsOfKindness I do as well as sharing those of others. Here’s to PAYING IT FORWARD!

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“We rise by lifting others.” – Robert Ingersoll

This first #ActOfKindess comes from none other than my Mother. A woman who has taught me there is no limits to giving, and for that I am grateful. Every time I look at these flowers I smile 🙂

Design and Delivery

Public Speaking.

Being an average public speaker is easy. Being an engaging, interesting, thoughtful speaker… thats a tough one! I just came across a great parody video titled “Every Presentation Ever,” where all those nasty annoyances and mistakes of giving a simple presentation make there way into an incredibly amusing and very relevant video.

Let’s watch first:

Every Presentation Ever: Communication FAIL

I found this video from an article called “The 10 most important lessons for speakers”. As a Communications major in University, not only do I have a passion for public speaking, I enjoy helping others become more confident, engaging and credible speakers. I spent a great deal of time in University facilitating and instructing fellow students on the basics of public speaking. It is a skill that one can continuously be working on, tweaking and improving.

And here are a few small personal tips of mine:

  • Practice, practice, practice. Knowing the subject you are speaking about and practicing your speech will translate through your presentation.
  • Nervous before your presentation? Relax your body, close your eyes, and take multiple deep breaths. Re-focusing your energy on your breathing, will help calm nerves and jitters.
  • Water. Its always ok to have a bottle of water with you just in case you need a little hydration mid speech or if you tend to get dry mouth.

Remember to enjoy yourself, have fun and be enthusiastic!