Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen presents...

Certified Virtual Presenter

Linda's Positively Speaking Blog

Rants & Raves by Funny Motivational Speaker Linda Larsen

Jan
2020

The Case for Kindness

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Featured Image

As a motivational speaker focusing on communication, my early work was with trial lawyers. I helped them communicate more effectively in the high stakes environment of the courtroom. So when I saw a report on a recent trial, it made me stop and think. 

Read More


Apr
2019

What's The Problem Anyway

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Featured Image

I was wearing my motivational speaker hat, getting ready to speak to a group of teachers. And while I was doing that - I was musing to myself. You know, making one of those nonverbal sounds as I looked at the table the hotel audio/visual guy had brought me.  I was thinking, "that's just about the perfect size for my props."  

Read More


Mar
2019

Motivational Speaker Sees Dead People

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Featured Image

They ALMOST got me – those left-brained engineers. And while I laugh my boonda off about it now, it turned out to be one of the GREATEST lessons in my life about how to create the outcomes that you want. 

Read More


Feb
2019

How to Destroy a Relationship - With Four Simple Behaviors

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Featured Image

As a motivational speaker I focus a lot on how to create healthy, strong, mutually satisfying relationships. And one of my most favorite sources of information is the work of Dr. John Gottman. Since the 1980's, John Gottman, a psychologist at the University of Washington has brought together over 3,000 couples to study their interactions and, based on how they communicate with each other, determine whether or not they will still be married fifteen years later. His accuracy rate, if he watches them interact for one hour, is a whopping 95%! 

Read More


Feb
2019

Beware of the Idiot Drivers

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Featured Image

You know what I don't like? Bad drivers. Those crazy people who create a swath of mayhem and frustration everywhere they go.  And wouldn't you know, I was the victim of one this morning on my way to Church. (And I know, I know. Motivational speakers are NO ONE'S victims.) 

Read More


Jan
2019

But I Don't WANT to Rub Elbows

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Featured Image

I got the opportunity recently to practice a technique that is very effective in dealing with, as I have laughingly called them, "People who don't behave." 

Read More


Jan
2019

The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth

By Linda Larsen - Friday, January 18, 2019
Featured Image

I believe that most people are truthful, most of the time. I assume, as I am sure you do, that when someone tells you something, you can trust that they are telling you the truth. It would be way too much work to assume otherwise. If you had to stop and analyze the veracity of every technician, salesperson, friend, relative, boss and co-worker each time they spoke to you, you'd be exhausted by nine a.m.! 

Read More




Like this blog? Share it!



Recent Posts

Archive

Categories

Tag Cloud

whiners gender communication personal development achievements humorous motivational speaker understanding motivational speaker on communication Lin-Manuel Miranda funny motivational speaker National Car Rental how to listen personal responsibility criticism Broadway difficult people contempt Dr. Phil nonverbal communication how to become a motivational speaker chronic back pain facebook activity motivational speaker Linda Larsen costumes selling happiness Gary Marachek political anxiety healthcare divorce statistics trust in relationships changing habits the business of motivational speaker marshmallow test reframing happiness positive perspective positive attitude controlling your emotional state customer service training stressful elections funny motivational speakers stonewalling joy Delta motivational speakers Noah Racey's Pulse changing behaviors tension Kay Frances bottom line improvement personality types patient service liking motivational speaker success dental practice high self-esteem parenting actors fact checking how to get what you want clinical depression finding humor Shakespeare, thank-you notes encouragement conflict management personal achievement good night's sleep linda larsen latex mattress review motivational speaker husbands who don't listen cell phone addiction Asolo State Theater expectations Viktor Frankl humor building rapport speak up airline pilots acting how to happy self-image depression dental practice strategies relationship building difficult patients effective communication Tim Richardson managing stress election 2016 habits listening skills Covid 19 happy customers best bed for bad back losing weight goal achievement brain chemistry time management how to deal with negative people achieving success flying eyebrows mans search for meaning advertising dr. john gottman fear of trump presidency American Idol personal growth motivation handling fear bad drivers stress management southern accent mattress recommendation defensiveness compassion gift ideas aging complainers self talk laughter lying in politics Hamilton beauty holiday stress listening mental illness shakespeare confidence magic act self confidence Politifact anxiety remodel stress Hillary Clinton panic attacks Kelly Swanson truth cheerleading motivational speaker Brad Montgomery raving fans getting to yes PhotoShop bucket list passion coronavirus vision boards attitudes iPhone4S power of a smile communication model public speaking horror stories sleep overcoming adversity Meryl Runion goal setting building character learning proactive people friendships change Dr. Brene Brown, The Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto gratitude funny motivational speaker Linda Larsen how to have high self-esteem raising happy children negative thinking gripers Conrad Hall feeling good bipolar disorder appreciation truth in politics funny video Lenscrafters what you name the thing coping with anxiety success zig ziglar happiness at work Donald Trump motivational speaker on customer service communication unhappy employees customer service multi-tasking customer service secrets successful dental practices back relief how to strengthen relationships Changing perspectives communication skills attitude speaking nightmares marriage