Find An Audience Who Gives A $h!#

Matt KramerMotivation, Public Speaking

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“You can’t please everybody.” Have you heard that before? I have. It’s accurate. There are many different tastes, preferences, perspectives, values, morals, standards, etc. Here’s why this is important. When you decide to put yourself “out there,” you open yourself up to criticism and people’s opinions—and they have every right to offer them. Usually opinions and harsh criticism can hurt … Read More

The Ultimate Reason Why You Should Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Matt KramerConfidence, Motivation, Overcoming Fear, Public Speaking

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my mission on this planet (and this site!). How do you explain to someone a feeling or a frame of mind that they’ve never experienced? How can you articulate the real power behind something life-changing?For starters, here it is in words: To help others overcome the fear of public speaking so they can … Read More

This Is How Your Internal Critic Is Hurting You

Matt KramerConfidence, Motivation, Overcoming Fear

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“You suck! You’re a failure! Why do you even try? All you do is make mistakes you loser! And you smell…”How would you respond to someone if they said those things to you? You’d probably return fire or even start throwing dukes around. Those are fightin’ words!So why the hell do we take that kind of crap from our internal … Read More

When “Easy” Is Dangerous

Matt KramerMotivation, Uncategorized

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Procrastination is much easier than work, don’t you think? Let’s see…couch or strain my brain? Hmmm. Tough decision.  Let’s face it, we all procrastinate at least sometimes. But the one thing that makes procrastinating even easier, is procrastinating on something we perceive as being “easy.” Because, you know, we can finish it right quick.   A couple of personal experiences that … Read More

The TOP 10 GREATEST Speeches That Happened In My Lifetime

Matt KramerMotivation, Public Speaking

We’ve heard about Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream speech, Churchill’s Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and Patrick Henry’s Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!  All great, grand, wonderful, and all that good stuff. But, I wasn’t alive during that time. So instead of putting together a master list of historical speeches, I’m going to … Read More

Stop Letting Your Critic Treat You Like Trash

Matt KramerMotivation, Overcoming Fear

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The fear of public speaking is very real. I’ve covered the fear extensively over the past couple years and this year won’t be any different. One significant reason that facing up to the fear (and eventually overcoming it) remains a hardcore adversity is a fierce internal critic. The inner judge varies in jerkishness from person to person, but in each of … Read More

Do You Need A Freaking Break?

Matt KramerMotivation, Uncategorized

Sometimes we need a break. Sometimes our lazy lizard-brain makes us only think we need a break. Then there are times that we need a break yet fight against it. The real skill is determining which is which.  Look, I’ll be completely honest, I can’t guarantee that after reading this post you’ll be able to determine which is which. I’m not … Read More

6 Steps To A Successful Mentor Relationship

Matt KramerMentorship, Motivation, Uncategorized

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2 weeks ago at the Toastmasters Leadership Institute, I sat and watched a keynote speech on mentorship. It was about what it takes to have a successful mentor/mentee relationship.  Mentorship is not a new concept to me, but I had never thought of it from both sides of the equation. After all, it is a two-way relationship. It takes two to tango. … Read More