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Oct
2015

Motivational Speaker And Actor On How to Sound Spontaneous

By Linda Larsen - Thursday, October 22, 2015
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Yes, I am a motivational speaker now, but for over twenty-five years I was a professional card-carrying actor in film, television and on stages throughout the U.S. As an actor, it was my job to make my words sound as if I was saying them for the very first time – even when, in the case of a live stage production, it was the 100th time I'd said them. How does that happen? How do actors do that? When you, as an audience member, attend a live show, what makes you suspend your disbelief and go full tilt boogie into the world that is laid before you on the stage?  

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Jan
2015

The 7 Dollar Purchase That Will Help You Reach Your 2015 Goals

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, January 07, 2015
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I'm a motivational speakerby profession, which means my job is to help you get what you want out of life. And if I am totally honest, the fact is that sometimes I forget to actually do some of the things I have suggested to people. So on January 1st I did something for myself that I did years ago that was extremely effectively in helping me meet my goals for that year.  It's already having the same effect after only about a week of creating it.  

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Oct
2014

You Gotta Love That Back Fat

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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I'm a motivational speaker - which means I'm going to tell you to love yourself no matter what. I even published an audio series entitled 12 Secrets to High Self-Esteem wherein I go into great detail about exactly how to do that. But here's the deal. Like all fantastic ideas that will change your life for the better, while they may be SIMPLE, they are not always EASY. In fact, this very morning I found myself looking in the mirror and snarling at my...okay, here it comes...back fat. 

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Jun
2014

The Million Dollar Secret to Business Success

By Linda Larsen - Sunday, June 08, 2014
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I am pitiful when it comes to hanging on to prescription glasses. Absolutely pitiful. In the last month I bought FOUR pair of prescription glasses. One for distance, one for reading and two sunglasses. And in the same month, I lost BOTH pair of the sunglasses - one on an airplane (motivational speakers fly a LOT!) and the other one, I think, grew legs and ran away from home. Regardless, yesterday it was time to go BACK to Lenscrafters and get another pair of prescription sunglasses. I was not happy. I did not want to spend more money. I was grinding my teeth all the way there. 

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Jun
2014

Motivational Speaker Shares Her Happy Place With You!

By Linda Larsen - Sunday, June 08, 2014
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As a motivational speaker on dealing with stress and change, I'm always on the lookout for the latest information that will help people manage the "stuff" that bogs them down. And there is a technique that I have used for years that is not only extremely effective, but is also free, fast and fantastic! And - get this - it's backed by science! 

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Apr
2014

Are You Having Fun Yet?

By Linda Larsen - Monday, April 07, 2014
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His exact words were, "I don't go to work every day. I go to fun." 

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Mar
2014

Want to be a Motivational Speaker? Go HERE First

By Linda Larsen - Thursday, March 20, 2014
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"Oh, you're a motivational speaker? That must be so much fun!" 

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Jan
2014

Success Secrets of 12 Dynamic Women Motivational Speakers

By Linda Larsen - Saturday, January 11, 2014
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12 diverse and successful women motivational speakers share their secrets to making it in the professional speaking industry. Really, really, REALLY good advice! Thank you Kelly Swanson for putting this one together! 

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Jan
2014

Depression, Anxiety and the Funny Motivational Speaker

By Linda Larsen - Wednesday, January 08, 2014
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Motivational speakers are supposed to be extremely positive, upbeat and "unstoppable." They are supposed to be the very picture of happiness and success.  They are supposed to tell you how you can do anything - if you just put your mind to it. 

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Jan
2014

Feeling Crappy? Put on a Wacky Hat

By Linda Larsen - Monday, January 06, 2014
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Okay - so I am a motivational speaker NOW - but I used to be a professional actress, performing on stages in lots of plays where the characters were VERY colorful and the costumes were straight from periods of long ago.  I remember rehearsing for weeks learning all the nuances of my character, but it wasn't until we started rehearsing in costumes - that the magic really began to happen.  I remember playing the role of Celia in As You Like It and what happened when I first put on the costume. From the moment I put them on, there was something about that dress, and that lovely little hair piece that made me FEEL like the character. I moved differently, I started THINKING differently, and I actually FELT different.   

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