Nice Bike!

July was a crazy busy month. Took a break from blogging.

Had a few speaking engagements. I was able to spend an intense 3 week period teaching over 50 future leaders at the Korean Cleveland Presbyterian Church. Was able to attend the National Speakers Association (NSA) Annual Convention 2015. I started teaching my second summer course that goes until the 3rd week of August.

There’s a lot to say about the NSA conference, but I’ll save that for a later blog post. I will say this – if you want to learn from the best speaking professionals and learn how 1,700 other speakers conduct their business – this is the venue to go to! Of all of the speakers I’ve heard, Mark Scharenbroich was incredible. No powerpoint, no flashy designs, just a man with great stories and a powerful message. Listening to his “Nice Bike” speech was like sitting in a Master Class on Public Speaking. Check out the video here:

During the last week of July, we were to enjoy a nice family get-a-way. Got to spend some time with family back in Philadelphia. Got a little sun-burned on the beach in Ocean Grove, NJ. Ate tons of great food. Loved every minute of it.

But now it’s time to start up again.

Here’s a take-a-way from the NSA Convention:

There's always so much that you want to do later, but focus on the things you do well right now. Click To Tweet

1. There’s always so much that you want to do later, but focus on the things you do well right now.

2. Be consistent.

This could mean a lot of things to different people, but for me the immediate takeaway was to be consistent with blogging. And I want to learn from Seth Godin’s blog – that it’s not about word count or fancy images – it’s about making a compelling point that can help people.

So for the month of August – I’m going to post shorter blogs every week day. That should be about 21 blog posts for the month of August. No images (unless I find one that is a perfect fit), nothing longer than a few hundred words max.

What’s something you can work on this month? What is an area of strength you want to focus on? What is an area you want to be more consistent with?

 

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