“Two Life Lessons from a Keynote Client” was my article in today’s Stage Time… what did you think of it?
Have you learned similar lessons? Share your thoughts!
Darren LaCroix learned how to be funny the hard way by experience. He is a keynote speaker with a thriving publc speaking career. He authored books, CD’s, DVD’s, & other public speaking courses. He gives motivational speeches all over the world including Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia.
I like the comment about bringing speakers in to say what you have been saying all along. I have found that to be very true and since each speaker has their experience to call on for examples it makes huge impact. You find that the message reaches some people that could not connect with your examples.
I could hear your surprize when Kirby Manning said, “No” to your question, which made me laugh because your question and his response is right out of “Think & Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Henry Ford did just what Kirby is doing – believe without a doubt and surround yourself with good people – a very successful business philosophy!
You’re so right about the need to surround yourself with people who can support your success. As emerging speaker, I’ve knocked at least a year off the learning curve by hiring three professionals: Dave Avrin, the Visibility Coach for marketing; Patricia Fripp, the Queen of Keynotes; and none other than Darren LaCroix, whose speaker boot camp made my keynote 10 times more powerful, funny and effective! Glad you’re in my speaking world!
Thank you Darren for those 2 positive lessons from Kirby Manning:
– of course one must believe in oneself and
– one must surround oneself with good people.
What do we do with the “bad” people?
Really, the world is full of good people with a few bad people who, I believe, stick out like a sore thumb because the “good” people do nothing about it!
Warm regards and positive thoughts!
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“Why not program your life’s GPS? Change is scary… but it’s also exciting!” This is so true for many of us who are comfortable with average and like the dog with a nail on its paw, it’s not painful enough for us to rid of it and experience anything better it is a known factor!
I am partly guilty of it myself and am doing my best to push myself to doing better daily; it’s not easy to get out of our comfort box – it’s safe and secure becuase we know it well!
Thank you for your encouragement for us to want to experience better!
Your client’s comments are right on track. I have learned not only to surround myself with good people but to seek out clients that I am compatible with as well. That makes business so much more fun. There is nothing worse than a negative person, either an employee or client who sucks all the energy out of you.
I liked the twist about parent’s friends being negative when they want their children’s friends to be great examples. I would extend this to the shows on TV and the movies they watch; also the books they read. All of these mediums are influences on ones own decisions about the way life is or could be. What ever our attention is on (good or bad) becomes more real.
Latest blog concering the Florida Construction Company very empowering,powerful & informative! I really injoy this type of inspiring win/win articles!! Thank you Darren!
Two books and two video:
Think and grow rich
The Greatest Salesman in the World
In support of your statements, I am leaving my comfort zone, retiring from my goverment job, to work for a private firm that respects my knowledge and expertise and believes in surrounding themselves with talent and treating them as family. I do this after 33 years in the industry at age 58. Times change and we must move forward or we slide back!