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Aug
2012

What's The Problem Anyway

By Linda Larsen - Thursday, August 23, 2012
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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."  

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Feb
2012

Motivational Speaker Sees Dead People

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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They ALMOST got me – those left-brained engineers. Click here to see what happened! It was a miracle!!! 

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Jan
2012

How to Destroy a Relationship - With Four Simple Behaviors

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, January 03, 2012
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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%! 

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Dec
2011

Beware of the Idiot Drivers

By Linda Larsen - Monday, December 12, 2011
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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.) 

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Jul
2011

The Case for Kindness

By Linda Larsen - Friday, July 15, 2011
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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 this in the news lately, I knew it needed closer attention. 

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Jun
2011

But I Don't WANT to Rub Elbows

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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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." 

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May
2011

The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth

By Linda Larsen - Monday, May 30, 2011
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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.! 

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