4 Surefire Ways to Get the Most from the Next Conference You Attend

One thing leaders need to lead well are new and fresh insights, and one of the best ways to find them is by attending conferences. But eureka moments are not automatic. It takes intentionality to get the most of out of your experience.

4 Surefire Ways to Get the Most from Your next Conference

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In my experience, people go to conferences for a lot of reasons other than the stated purpose. It’s a chance to get away from the office, to reconnect with colleagues and friends, or maybe just hide out in a hotel room and catch up on an important project.

Those might be fair reasons to go, but what if you’re actually there for the content? How do you get the most from your experience?

Episode 9: Slay Your Dragons Before Breakfast So They Don’t Eat Your Lunch [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this ninth episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about how to attack your most important priorities first, at the beginning of the day.

I’m a morning person. I love waking up before everyone else, love that first cup of tea or coffee, love the sunrise and silence of a new day. How about you?

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If you want to take your public speaking to the next level, this is the single best conference you could attend. We teach you our unique six-part framework for preparing more quickly and speaking more powerfully.

Date: October 13, 2014—October 16, 2014
Event: SCORRE Conference
Topic: Prepare with Focus, Deliver with Confidence, Speak with Power
Sponsor: Dynamic Communicators International
Venue: Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
(970) 949-1234
Location: 136 East Thomas Place
Beaver Creek, CO 81620-1595
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

The 3 Biggest Mental Battles Every Blogger Faces

There’s usually a narrow gap separating winners from people who give up and go home early. If I had to label that gap, I’d call it mindset, and it’s critical when we’re talking about building your platform.

The 3 Biggest Mental Battles Every Blogger Faces

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When I was in ninth grade I broke my right elbow. Living with the cast would have been frustrating under any circumstance, but I had just started taking guitar lessons. It’s hard enough memorizing chords and running scales, but I had to do it with a big piece of plaster on my arm.

As tough as the physical challenge was, the mental battles were more significant. It took a mindset of focus and determination to succeed. And I think that’s true for anything in life that really matters.

The Top-10 Characteristics of Lousy Leaders

If you look at the major news stories in business, politics, diplomacy, whatever, it’s pretty hard to miss that most of the crises we face are crises of leadership.

The Top-10 Characteristics of Lousy Leaders

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I once worked for a man who couldn’t pull the trigger on a project, ever. I would bring him a request with all the supporting documentation. He would ask me to rerun it. When I came back, he would want it rerun again, and again.

It was like an endless doom loop of frustration. I could never get him off the dime. By the time he approved it, the opportunity was lost, and he would blame me for missing it. It was utterly dispiriting.

Are You Letting Hurtful Words Sabotage Your Success?

We all know our words are powerful. We can slice someone to pieces with just a few syllables. That’s bad enough, but what happens when we turn that power on ourselves?

Are Your Words Sabotaging Your Success?

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As a young man, the writer Peter Leonard showed a short story to his famous father, novelist Elmore Leonard. Instead of encouraging his son, Elmore Leonard wrote a lengthy critique saying his characters were flat and lifeless.

“I didn’t write another word of fiction for 27 years,” Peter recalled. But as sad as that story is, we do the same thing to ourselves, don’t we?

Episode 8: Twenty Questions to Ask Other Leaders [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this eighth episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about a set of questions I use whenever I meet with leaders.

To grow as a leader, you need to be mentored, either formally or informally. One of the best ways to take advantage of the opportunities you get to meet with other leaders is to come prepared with a set of questions.

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Four Emotions Derailing Your Goals

Emotions are powerful, especially if we let them work in our lives without paying full attention. They can derail our goals if we let them.

Four Emotions Derailing Your Goals

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In my experience there are four emotions that usually come mixed in a powerful cocktail, sure to undermine our goals: fear, uncertainty, doubt, and shame. Most of us succumb to these from one time to another. I certainly do.

Don’t Quit Before the Whistle Blows

What do you do when you find yourself down on the track while the race goes on without you? We all trip and fall. The question is what comes next?

Heather Dorniden, now Kampf, is a highly decorated runner with an impressive string of accomplishments. But what’s most impressive was the time she won first place in the 600 meter dash—after falling flat on her face.

Early Bird Special on SCORRE Conference Ends Soon

We’re only two months away from the SCORRE Conference in Vail, Colorado, but you can still register today and save $200. But first…

Have you dreamed of being a speaker, writer, or powerful communicator? Do you have a message with the potential to change lives? Are you passionate about speaking in a way that inspires people to action?

If you answered Yes to any of these questions, the SCORRE Conference is for you.

Episode 7: Why Doing Less Is the Best Way to Do More [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this seventh episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about Greg McKeown’s most recent book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.

Like cleaning out a cluttered closet, McKeown recommends that we intentionally declutter our lives from the well-intended commitments and activities we’ve accumulated.

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