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Jun
2013

Please Let Me Give You More Money

By Linda Larsen - Sunday, June 16, 2013
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I am amotivational speaker by profession, but I used to be an actor for many years. As such, my favorite pastime whenever I'm not working is to go see live theater.  So last week I saw Noah Racey's Pulse at the Asolo State Theater. Four times. In one week. And if the show hadn't closed today, I would have seen it again. 

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Jun
2013

Thanks and Thanks and Ever Thanks

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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William Shakespeare could have been a motivational speaker in his time, because wow - did he have a way with words. In Twelfth Night, Sebastian doesn't merely toss a casual "thanks" in Antonio's direction after he has been extended such kind concern and thoughtfulness. Instead he says, "I can no other answer make but thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks." 

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May
2013

Just Give Me Some Kind Of Sign

By Linda Larsen - Monday, May 27, 2013
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As a motivational speaker on customer service, I'm always looking for examples of great, and not-so-great customer service. And I didn't have to look far last week. 

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May
2013

Motivational Speaker Makes the Case for Compassion

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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It's true, many women in our town are jealous of her. And to the outside world she does look...well...perfect. She is a successful financial advisor in her own firm, gorgeous, with a beautiful home, a handsome husband and two smart accomplished daughters.  Because she works out regularly she is in AMAZING shape and wears clothes that most 55 year old women could never get away with. When she walks down the street, men driving by get whiplash checking her out. Oh yes. She is perfect. 

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May
2013

Magician Meteorologist Makes Mincemeat of Motivational Speaker Wife

By Linda Larsen - Sunday, May 12, 2013
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Why would a perfectly rational adult woman who calls herself a funny motivational speaker be okay with allowing her meteorologist husband to endeavor to saw her in half? The answer may very well surprise you. It could also spice up your relationship!  

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May
2013

Calling All Multi-taskers!

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, May 07, 2013
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No, you DON'T need a motivational speaker to tell you that men and women approach tasks differently, but I do it in a way that's..um...different.  In fact, I can't even TELL you about it - I have to show you. So here you go.  

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Mar
2013

Are You With Me?

By Linda Larsen - Sunday, March 31, 2013
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As a motivational speaker on communication, I frequently talk about how we communicate nonverbally by gesturing with our head. And what does this gesture called nodding mean? If you are making a presentation to a prospect does their nodding mean they are ready to buy? Well, that may depend upon whether you are talking to a man or a woman. 

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Mar
2013

Motivational Speaker Experiences Nightmare on Stage

By Linda Larsen - Thursday, March 28, 2013
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I just read a GREAT blog post by the wickedly funny motivational speaker Brad Montgomery on the Worst Audience for a Motivational Speaker. He was so forthcoming with some of his experiences that it made me want to share one of mine. And it was, indeed, a nightmare. 

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Mar
2013

Want $150? Just Ask For It!

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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As a motivational speaker, one of my biggest messages to my audiences is to boldly step up and ask for what you want. And probably because I talk about it so often, I actually remember to do it most of the time. This morning was one of those times - and it had a big payoff.  

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Mar
2013

The Best Parenting Advice EVER!

By Linda Larsen - Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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I think I became a motivational speakerbecause I wanted to help people live their very happiest, healthiest and best lives. I see thousands of people in my audiences every year who are living with beliefs about themselves that are not only untrue, but frequently undermine their success in all areas of their lives. I have often wished that our parents had known how they needed to live and what they needed to teach their children to prevent this pain that so many of us experience in life.   

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