Change is inevitable!

Change is inevitable!

Sonogram of my 1st Grandchild!
My daughter and son-in-law surprised me with this news. They do NOT want to know the gender, which I like. This surprise bundle should arrive early July! Now that’s what I call CHANGE!

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“I put money in a CHANGE machine and no

“I put money in a CHANGE machine and nothing CHANGED!” George Carlin.
Discover how to handle change smoothly and adapt to it confidently with Eileen Strong
the “Corporate Chameleon!” http://ow.ly/qta7e

Published in: Uncategorized on November 4, 2013 at 3:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

Presentations & Visual Aids: It’s show and tell

Stephanie is spot on regarding this. Remember YOU are the message!

Stephanie Scotti/Professionally Speaking

Most presenters find that using some sort of visual aid helps them to engage their audience. Some people, however, make the mistake of leaning too heavily on their visual aids. Doing so detracts from their speech and distracts the audience.  Think back on the age-old elementary school activity “show and tell”.  You show your audience something and then tell them a story about it. That is how you should use any visual aid in your presentation.

Here are some great visual aids that can add to the success of your presentation when used to enhance your message.

PowerPoint Slides:  Skip the titles, bullet points, and dense paragraphs (they only distract the audience). Simple photos on a projection screen can visually illustrate a point and begin to tell your story without going overboard.  Choose simple, well-composed photos that don’t have busy backgrounds or poor lighting for the best effect. Put…

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Published in: Uncategorized on September 17, 2013 at 2:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

You know your material….why don’t people remember when you speak?

ImageGrant & Kristin both know their professions extremely well! He’s a professional videographer…..and she’s in nursing management. They excel within their fields, and when they are asked questions….they give you concise and concrete answers. That simply means that their listening audience remembers what they said. 

They know how to talk and present because their mother is a professional speaker. And yes they have learned. 

Do people remember you whenever you speak on a topic? Or are your nerves in such a dominant factor that people remember more of your er’s, ah’s & um’s. In Toastmasters we actually have a counter for all of your “er’s & ah’s” to be counted. This is to make you more aware of how you can minimize this weakness and work at eliminating  that habit significantly.

When you speak, focus on the KEYPOINT of what your message is…..and bring it to your audiences attention (no matter the size) at least 3 to 5 times. You want your message and key points to be REMEMBERED…so that they come back and want to learn more from you. 

And of course…..do MORE business with you.

I’ve revamped the K.I.S.S. theory  – Keep It Simple Successfully! Be content rich when you speak; repeat your Key point and be remembered because of what you presented.

As a professional presentations skills expert Strong Incentives can show you how to do this! Call today and make positive changes today in your next presentation. 

 

 

“Think you can…think you can’t…either way you’re right!”

Henry Ford is credited for this sentence….but sadly he never “thought” his only son (Edsel)…could! A lifetime of criticism & disbelief in his sons skills, caused long term conflict between father & son. Once words are spoken, a thousand horses can’t pull them away. Sadly Henry Fords wisdom was hypocritical in this situation. Edsel Ford never recovered from his fathers actions & beliefs.
And yes there is a true “rise and fall” story of the infamous Edsel automobile. Sadly it was a fiasco!

Are you ever thinking or doubting that you can do something? Many of us have….and affects our productivity & profitability.
Belief in yourself and your team remains critically important. Giving a co-worker, a family member or a team leader support is a major catalyst .
Look at the picture of this fish. What tenacity!

Everyday your supportive criticism must be interlaced with praise that motivates. For long term positive results, practice this in your professional & personal life
You, your family & your team members are worth it!

As a professional motivational speaker on Communication & Change Management, Strong incentives, delivers this with every productive presentation. Contact EileenStrong.com to find out that the walk that I talk is applicable to you team too!

Do you wish no one could see you whenever you speak?

Do you wish no one could see you whenever you speak?

How often have you felt terrified about speaking in pubic?
According to statistics, it STILL remains the #1 fear that people have.
Most people do not have the self confidence to stand up in front of an audience and speak with credibility and clarity….and have impact on their audience.
But you can….and will.
I have a FREE CD that you can simply download at my website EileenStrong.com and discover how to speak with less stress than ever before.
You know you have a message. You know your story is valid and important
Now share it with people who want to listen to YOU and truly enjoy what you say.
Neural Linguistic Programming is another great technique to help you reduce your fear of speaking.

Practice this sentence “I choose to be in control. Feeling confident when I speak…is ok with me!”
Say this sentence while pressing your thumb to one finger….and say it with meaning!
Continue on with each and every finger…and say it with meaning!
Success will be yours!
Try it! You’ll like your presentations….seriously!

Do you really believe in “Murphy’s Law?”

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“If You Loot…I’ll Shoot!”

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The Power of the Red Cross!

Disaster after disaster they continue to help people in need. Our Jersey Shore Red Cross has been very busy still helping us out of the massive damage from Storm Sandy, BUT they got in their trucks 2 nights ago, and headed out to Moore, Oklahoma!

Their objective is to help…without questions.  They take action and follow through.

On June 5th, The Jersey Shore Chapter of the Red Cross and Shore Women’s business group are holding an event to raise additional funding for 5 family’s that have been devastated by “Storm Sandy.” These people have LOST EVERYTHING….and of course we are no longer in the news (which is understandable) but their lives are still in a “holding  pattern.”

Please don’t take your precious life and your surroundings for granted in anyway. Honor and live it to the fullest….yet always find if there is someone else you can help.

Were you “fortunate’ enough to see the footage of the elderly woman in Moore, Oklahoma talk about the shelter she sought in her home along with her dog Bowser? She prayed to God to spare her and her pet….but alas she could not find her precious pet amidst the horrific rubble. While filming the interview, the TV producer took a gasp and said…”THE DOG”…”THE DOG!”….and the camera swooped over to even more rubble….AND there were those  scared eyes of “Bowser!!”

The elderly woman strained to lift a heavy piece of debris, and other people helped…and soon Bowser was standing on all 4’s and free from the wreckage. She then said “I asked God for 2 prayers…and I thought I only got 1…..but he blessed me with 2!!!”

My heart soared with joy as I watched this unfold! As yours would too!

So celebrate your life everyday, because you are worth it! Always feel free to contact me at Eileen Strong anytime for uplifting presentations that make a difference.

And do what Ellen Degeneres says at the end of each show….”Be kind to one another!”

Published in: on May 23, 2013 at 6:49 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Change is inevitable!

As a homeowner who took a MAJOR hit from “Super Storm Sandy” I know about CHANGE!

We lost over 13 large trees….one that was growing before the Civil War! On the up note, we are going to have a lot of sun on our in ground pool this summer. Each day we are reminded of the damage to your yard by  the huge tractor trailer marks from the wheels of the Bobcat trailers that were needed to take the fallen trees out of your yard. Oh well…..

The fact remains that CHANGE IS INEVITABLE! You have gone thru it yourself everyday since you were a child. And you adapted didn’t you? What changes have you had handle recently?

I have contracts that seem to “change” all the time. One’s that I’ve been counting on….and at last minute…they get changed! I’ve dubbed myself “The Corporate Chameleon” for a reason. Because I’ve had to adapt to change with such consistency…I’ve simply adapted to the reasons that change has happened.

LIving here on the Jersey Shore has been enjoyable and beautiful. But at what price glory?

As a “corporate chameleon” I’ve professionally and personally adapted. And am ready for more. So go ahead, and take a deep breath and get ready for the next change coming your way. Contact me at Eileen Strong for powerful techniques that will help you adapt to change with an easier transition next time it “hits” you…like “Super Storm SandyImage“…and look at it as an opportunity….and you’ll survive! 

I did….and so can you!

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