Set Speaking Sub-goals. A speaking event should also be a learning experience for you, the speaker. One major goal is of course, to please, motivate, educate and move the audience. Try some new things, take some risks and make sure YOU learn from the event.

Each of these three concepts requires a change in the way you’re thinking about making money if you’re like most people. Usually people learn from parents, teachers and others that the key to success is to get a good education and start a career in your chosen field. Then work at a job in your career for about 40 years and retire. Most people realize by the time they’re in their 30’s or 40’s, however, that they are on a treadmill that’s not getting them to their goals. They come to the sad realization that they’re stuck and the success they’ve dreamed of for years is not likely to ever be reached.

Remember, even top speaking pros get nervous before and during their speeches. Collect stress-busting strategies like these. Observe experienced speakers and see what they do to reduce their nerves. Embrace your stress and it will serve you well.

Picking a casual location for lunch or a nice little coffee shop will allow you to get in, talk to your ex, reconnect with him on a personal level, and then get back home again quickly. Ending the meeting early will leave the both of you wanting more, which will lead to another meeting.

The subject of your break up is off limits. If your ex wants to talk about your past history together, it’s actually a good sign that he wants you back. But steer the conversation clear of anything related to your fights, arguments, or any of the disagreements that may have broken you up in the first place.

Blended families are just like any other family when it comes to seeing and getting autographs from famous celebrities. One Charleston blended family got a real treat this weekend when they got to hang out with the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons were in town to do some training this weekend.

Who wants to be approached by a guy with a straight face and aggressive or closed off body language when they are out and about? No one. Especially not a good looking woman who is just out doing her thing. You will get a much warmer and receptive response when you are smiling, have open body language and just come across like a friendly guy looking to make some small talk.