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So You Want to Speak in Public? It’s Time to Get Picked!

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With all the noise out there it can sometimes be hard to get noticed. Especially if you want to get picked to speak in public. Public speaking for some is well terrifying, to say the least. Rated among the top of things that people are scared of the most. A new book, Get Picked: Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Creating Irresistible Speaker Proposals perhaps your fears will not be a much of a challenge. The official launch date of Get Picked by Aurora Gregory and David Pitlik is on June 28th. I have spoken publicly over the years in front of various audiences. I spent years as a deejay talking on a microphone at dozens of weddings, parties, and nightclubs. I decided to share my story and testimony in front of strangers at a gala. I also participated in a panel discussion recently on stage in front of a group of entrepreneurs. No matter the audience or venue, I wish I had known what it took to get picked and stick out as well as have more success with my speaker proposals. Get Picked is the resource I have been unknowingly looking for and thrilled to have found. You have a message, experience, and knowledge that needs to be heard. @GetPicked2Speak Click To Tweet Public speakers can be like anything else; you must rise above the crowd and stick out above the rest to get picked. This book is full of techniques and ways to get speaking gigs that are perfect for you and your niche. Everyone has a story to share […]

When Will You Go “Tell Someone?”

We are all called to be the hands and feet of Jesus; we are called to be disciples. We are commissioned to tell someone and share the good news. So when will you tell someone? This is the question that author and world-renowned pastor Greg Laurie addressed in his recently released book “Tell Someone, You Can Share the Good News.” (Please note, affiliate links follow. Your support is greatly appreciated!) I have been longing for a way to share the gospel with others. Discipleship in and of itself it something that many churches preach on. Yet they never break it down on the ‘how” or better yet the “why.” In this book by Greg, he breaks down the barriers by sharing his personal experiences. Experiences that were both from his successes and failures. He examines these events and aligns them with biblical teachings that anyone can use in their daily life. I found myself being able to relate to Greg’s story, his failures and upbringing were ones I could relate to personally. He walks us through his childhood, his story where he was not supposed to amount too much or perhaps even be. He shares stories with humor and raw honesty that anyone of any faith could relate to in their own lives. The author dives into how sharing begins with caring for your fellow man, not just in your family or neighborhood but everywhere. He talks about how when he first was introduced to Christ. He like many people tried to hide his new-found way of living. He ran […]

30-day Worth & Wellness Journal (Review)

Do you like what you see in the mirror in the morning? What if there was wellness journal to find a better you in 30 days, would you use it? Don’t worry this is not a fad diet or some magical pill, we all know those don’t work. There is a way, however that you can change the mindset that has likely holding you back from your true self. The way is here it is the Worth & Wellness Journal: 30 Days to a Healthier you by Amy Latta. 30-day Worth & Wellness Journal combines exercise and diet in a new way that is simple and achievable. No one likes to go to the gym and feel intimidated by their own insecurities. To avoid that feeling, we choose the couch over the gym. Amy takes you through a 30-day journey to a healthier new you, healthier both physically and emotionally. Self-worth is many times a bigger barrier than any dumbbell or jock at the gym. In making small strides each day, we can begin to grow and improve. This journal provides practical nutrition, fitness, and self-care tips for better wellness, and daily writing prompts to help you become more aware of the thoughts and feelings affecting your mindset. Each day Amy’s 30-day Worth & Wellness Journal walks you through the Nutrition, Fitness, Self-Care, and most of all Self-worth. She included on each page an area for mind mapping and a little brainstorming for the topics of the day. By taking each day one at a time and […]