Get Others to Take Action: Why and How to Write a Persuasive Speech

Has someone ever persuaded you to do something?

Maybe a commercial on TV convinced you that you had to have this certain type of shampoo. Perhaps a guidance counselor talked you into pursuing a certain degree path in college.

Or maybe you heard a speech that persuaded you to shift your viewpoint on an important subject.

We all have had moments where we’ve been persuaded to do something. But what would it look like if you flipped the script?

Imagine yourself in front of an audience. They’re hanging on your every word as you speak confidently and passionately about a key topic.

And by the time your speech is over, the majority of the audience has been persuaded to adopt your point of view.

Persuasive speaking is powerful. It gives you a way to achieve greater personal power and faster success — but only if you know how to do it correctly.

If you’ve ever wondered how to write persuasive speeches that will actually make people come over to your point of view, this blog post will walk you through the steps needed to create and deliver a powerful persuasive speech.

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Start Achieving All of Your Goals – How to Plan for Success in Every Way

Have you ever heard the phrase “success comes to those who work”? 

This is most likely true. But there’s one other ingredient that is absolutely crucial to success: planning. 

When you create a plan, the likelihood that you will be successful skyrockets. Your plan will act as your roadmap to success. Once you’ve created a plan, you will know exactly what you need to do in order to be successful and how you’re going to do it.

If you don’t have a plan, you will be stumbling around working on tasks that don’t really matter, hoping to magically become successful. But success doesn’t happen by magic. It takes hard work — and with a little advance planning, you’ll be equipped with everything you need to begin that work.

Success comes to those who plan. Here’s how to start planning for all of your accomplishments.

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How to Write an Author Bio

You’ve written a book that’s about to be published or an article that’s going live online. Congratulations! But although this is a big accomplishment, your job isn’t done: You also need to write a short author biography — otherwise known as an author bio– so your readers can get to know you.

An author bio shares information about your education and experience. This proves your credibility, showing that you know what you’re talking about. It also allows your readers to connect with you as a person.

Crafting your own bio can sometimes be a difficult task. These author biographies need to be short, yet engaging, so it can be hard to know what to include. After all, your bio may be one of the first things potential readers see when they pick up and open your book.

This blog post breaks down how to write an author bio and what to say in your short bio to connect best with your readers.

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What is Your True Calling in Life? How to Find Your Passion

Some of the most important questions that you ever ask yourself on your journey through life are, “Why am I here?” “What do I really, really want in life?” “Where am I going?” “If I achieve all my goals, what would it look like?”

The most successful people are invariably those who spend the most time thinking about who they are and where they are going. They then constantly evaluate and re-evaluate their progress in light of who they are and what they really want.

To have a fulfilling life, you must find your passion. Today, I want to show you how special you are, identify some things that may keep you from finding your passion, and give you 10 steps to find your true calling and more fulfilling life.

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How to Create a Time Management Matrix to Keep You Accountable for Achieving Your Goals

Almost every one of us wastes significantly more time than we know. Whatever your occupation, the majority of people prioritize the tasks that relieve the sense of urgency over the duties that are truly the most important.

We also spend a significant amount of time thinking about the big tasks we need to accomplish, usually pushing them aside until we have “more time.”

President Eisenhower said that we are too prone to focus on the important and urgent matters, resulting in reactive behavior based on what needs to be done right now, rather than focusing on the important and non-urgent, which would be the foundation of a more strategic approach based on long-term goals.

We are wasting nearly half of our time on tasks that may not benefit us in the long term. We have to create the opportunity to redirect our time to more valuable work.

While there are no shortcuts for getting important tasks done, there is a strategy to help prevent procrastination: a time management matrix.

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117 Leadership Quotes for Inspiration

Becoming a great leader is more about the inner qualities you possess than the title you are given. While a person may be in charge of managing people or heading a project, a genuine leader is one who can inspire others to accomplish something important.

Being a good leader is something you learn and perfect with diligence, compassion, persistence, and experience. 

True leadership is about striving to become better in all areas of life and empowering everyone around you to become the best versions of themselves.

Regardless of where you are in your journey of being a leader —- whether you have the desire to inspire or want to hone the leadership skills you already have, learning from others through inspiring leadership quotes can help you reach your goals.

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How to Become a Thought Leader in 5 Steps

Do you know what a thought leader is? Chances are, you follow several thought leaders in your industry or in other spaces you’re interested in. But have you ever considered becoming a thought leader yourself?

There are a lot of benefits to being a thought leader. You can set your own schedule, and people will value your time. However, this career path isn’t for everyone — there are drawbacks to being a thought leader, too.

This blog post breaks down helpful information on thought leaders, including how to become one if you think this is the right move for you. Read on to learn everything you need to know about thought leadership. 

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Speak Like a Professional: How To Stop Using Filler Words

So, like, umm, and yeah.

In conversation, most people use what are called filler words like these, also referred to as “crutch” words.

Excessive use of these words, however, can make whatever point we’re trying to get across sound less important or meaningful, and may even tune your listeners out.

While using filler words occasionally isn’t necessarily a big deal, too much use of them will hinder your ability to position yourself as a fluent speaker.

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