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1. Article/Post

Why Public Speaking Is Good for You & Your Brand

Most freelancers and small business owners are required – like it or not – to spend a substantive amount of time on marketing. To ensure that the jobs and the clients keeping coming, we are constantly hustling – pitching new projects, updating our portfolios and CVs, and taking exploratory meetings. Yet, one of the best ways to build and promote your individual brand or company is one of the most oft overlooked: public speaking.

2. Picture

For The Fallen
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

3. Comment

"Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity."
- Irving Kristol

4. List

10 Tips for Getting it Done Today

Most freelancers and small business owners are required – like it or not – to spend a substantive amount of time on marketing. To ensure that the jobs and the clients keeping coming, we are constantly hustling – pitching new projects, updating our portfolios and CVs, and taking exploratory meetings. Yet, one of the best ways to build and promote your individual brand or company is one of the most oft overlooked: public speaking.

The Benefits of Public Speaking

  1. Know how long it takes.
  2. No time like the present.
  3. Challenge irrational thoughts and cognitive distortions in a daily journal.
  4. All tasks can and should be broken down into parts.
  5. Work backwards from a due date.
  6. Keep track of it all in an organizer (or organizer app).
  7. Keep a daily to-do list.
  8. Start every day with a review of your day, week and to-do list.
  9. Keep your schedule up-to-date.
  10. Take back control and reward yourself when you finish a task.

5. Video

On a serious note you should watch Michael Specter talking at TED on The Danger of Science Denial

By Brian Logan Permalink Sun 25-Apr-2010

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