Is busyness a competition?

Speak Schmeak

Back in the late 90s, after having started and run my nonprofit organization for several years while also working a full-time job, I started noticing a tendency to brag about my busyness. The busier I appeared and the more meetings and events I organized and attended, the more important I felt. The latest busyness competition on social media is around how many Zoom meetings we're having in a day, thanks to COVID-19. People are busy. People are overwhelmed.

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6 Ways to Achieve Your Resolutions Through Public Speaking

Speak Schmeak

However, "people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don't explicitly make resolutions."** You may not explicitly make resolutions about public speaking, but here's how public speaking might enhance your 2008 resolutions. Resolution: Get a better job/advance your career Building public speaking skills can help build your career. Resolution: Make more money/get out of debt Get paid for speaking!

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Favorite fan mail…that has made it through

Duarte Blog

Our goal is to stay better organized so we can respond to your questions faster. For all things media-related, including speaking engagements, contact: It’s from a guy named Scott Lynch who works at Sustain Dane , a nonprofit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin. I *heart* fan mail. There is nothing better than hearing from you guys.

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