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The Benefits of Trying Something New

Earlier this year, I decided to try my hand at a tall tales speech contest. It was a decision made with a touch of trepidation. I had never given a tall tale before. Heck, I wasn’t sure what it was … Continue reading

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How to Find the Right Peeps for Your Business

By Lynne Beverly Strang, Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs In March, Steve Fredlund drove from his home in Minnesota to give a talk at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. But this wasn’t just any presentation. It was a TEDx talk, a locally-organized … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Market Your Business for Free (Well, Almost)

Most new and small business owners operate on shoestring budgets that leave few resources for marketing. If that describes you, take heart. You don’t have to spend big marketing bucks at the beginning (if ever). For greater brand awareness, try … Continue reading

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A Motivational Speaker’s Talk About Roses, Purpose and Self-Fulfillment

After Dana LaMon became blind at age four, he could have wallowed in self-pity and accepted the limitations assumed by others. Instead, he refused to let the loss of sight stand in his way and chose to lead a full, … Continue reading

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Seven Leadership Tips from a Public Speaking Champion

What does it take to get remarkable results in leadership and life? Craig Valentine has a pretty good handle on this question. Craig won the world championship of public speaking for Toastmasters International in 1999. Before becoming a full-time professional speaker and … Continue reading

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Seeing in Others What They Can’t See in Themselves

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you might remember this post about entrepreneur Len Forkas’ experience as a solo competitor in the 2012 Race Across America — a grueling, 3,000-mile bicycle race that starts in California and ends in Maryland. At age … Continue reading

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