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Fear of Moving On!

This isn’t your Grandma’s FOMO
We’re not talking about “Fear Of Missing Out” but rather…

The time hasn’t come to “go back” to work, but the time has come to move on with life.

We’re getting closer to a solution that enables us to gather together safely.

We’re getting closer to a time where offices won’t be empty.

And that’s scaring some people!

So what’s to blame for this new FOMO – FOMO 2.0?
🔹 The same culprit that sabotages your change efforts at work.
🔹 The same culture that said “work from home will never work for us” prior to this pandemic.

The Three Deadly C’s:

So if you’re feeling a pang of anxiety when approaching change, here are three strategies to try:
👍🏼 Instead of comparing yourself to others, compare yourself to who you were yesterday. Strive to be better than THAT person.
👍🏼 Instead of trying to control the situation, focus on how you can control your response. That’s ALWAYS within your control.
👍🏼 Make peace with the fact that life is constant improvement. Biologists call it evolution. “Trying to maintain is a fool’s game”

Go be the change you want to see in the world my friends! 😍

Gregory Offner is the “Man with a Million Dollar Voice!” He is an expert at Disruption having recently spent over 2 months in total silence as a result of 14 surgeries needed to repair and rebuild his vocal cords. That was the critical spark needed for Greg to know how to help individuals and organizations identify the one change that can change everything! To book Gregory for your next virtual or hybrid event contact us today at 888-766-3155.

How to Master Public Speaking- Infographic by Lydia Bailey- Mastersprogramsguide.com

Thanks to Lydia Bailey- Content Creator with  Mastersprogramsguide.com  for finding me as she was doing her research for this great Infographic, and then reaching out to me to share it here with each of you!  Let us know what you think! Just drop us a comment!

You can do this!
“Simply” Sue Falcone

How to Master Public Speaking
Source: MastersProgramsGuide.com     by Lydia Bailey – Content Creator

Periscope, Are You Scoping? Tips to Be the Best!


Periscope,  https://www.periscope.tv/ is the latest live streaming App owned and launched by Twitter in March 2015! It has taken on a global life of its own, where you can quickly share your message in person anytime, it’s easy to set up using your mobile device-phone or iPad, Twitter account and the App, and you can network with others all at the same time as you are learning and sharing with others!

A few of my favorite “Scopers” are:
Carol Andrews- https://twitter.com/carolandrewsnc who is a speaker here at our agency
Kim Garst-https://twitter.com/kimgarst
Sue B Zimmerman- https://twitter.com/suebzimmerman
Ja’Net Adams-https://twitter.com/JaNetAdamsSpeak
Joy Cook-https://twitter.com/joycookpr
Scott McKain- https://twitter.com/scottmckain,
Heather Heuman- https://twitter.com/heatherheuman

What prevents most people and businesses from doing live streaming is FEAR! It is a reality wake up when you see yourself speaking and all the action that is going on live! Content, connection and being visual always attract people to your business. I see how being on Periscope and listening and interacting with others, and then doing “scopes” yourself can be such a great Social Media addition to your business strategy. To overcome that #FEARfactor you can always do “private” posts where you can practice before going public!

Did I create enough excitement for you to want to download the App and dive in?  Some suggestions first before you go live:

  •  When setting up account include your picture, and fill out your profile completely.
  •  Take time to watch other “scopes” before you do your own.
  •  Be natural and confident of who you are and what you do.
  •  Avoid being a distraction: don’t adjust your clothes, use profanity, or go too long.
  •  Make sure you are using Wifi, otherwise your data plan could explode.
  •  Plan on having featured guests, either live or by Skype.
  •  Always have a CTA-Call to Action.
  •  This is not a perfect science, be patience, keep broadcasting the replay will be fine.
  •  Your broadcasts are only available for 24 hours, subscribe free to http://katch.me/.
  •  Be a great follower when you listen to others. Comment, give hearts, & share them.

Sue Falcone
Sue Falcone

I love Periscope for our business, and the ability it allows me to showcase and interview our Talent and staff! I normally do two scopes a week, or when things come up I urgently want you to know about; and then I listen to others daily!   Follow us at @simplysuespeaks, and look forward to “scoping’ with you!





Weekly #WOWfactor- Guest Blogger Stan Popovich

fearspeakingHow To Manage Your Fear Of Public Speaking

 By: Stan Popovich

Sometimes a person’s fear and anxiety can overwhelm them when they talk in front of a group of people.

As an author of a managing fear book, here is a list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their fear of speaking in public.

Usually before a person gives a speech it seems that everything happens all at once. When this happens, a person should take a deep breath and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get their mind off of the problem.

A person could take a walk, listen to some music, read the newspaper, or do an activity that will give them a fresh perspective on things before you give your speech.

A technique that I found very helpful is to have a small notebook of positive statements that makes you feel good.

Whenever you come across an affirmation that makes you feel good, write it down in a small notebook that you can carry around with you in your pocket. Whenever you feel anxious on the day of your speech, open up your small notebook and read those statements. This will help to manage your negative thinking before your presentation.

Sometimes, we can get anxious over an upcoming presentation. Before the big day comes, imagine yourself giving the speech using your mind. By doing this, you will be better prepared to perform for real when the time comes. Self-Visualization is a great way to reduce the fear and stress of a coming situation.

In dealing with your anxieties in public speaking, learn to take it one day at a time.

While the consequences of a particular fear may seem real, there are usually other factors that cannot be anticipated and can affect the results of any situation. Get all of the facts of the situation and use them to your advantage.

Take advantage of the help that is available around you if you get really anxious in your presentations. If possible, talk to a professional who can help you manage your fears and anxieties. They will be able to provide you with additional advice and insights on how to deal with your current problem.

I found that the more speeches you give, the more chances you will feel comfortable in talking in front of large groups of people. Also its important to know your topic well and speak from the heart. This is a lot better than memorizing a speech word for word. The more passionate you are about your topic, the better you will be in giving your speech regardless the number of people in the audience.


Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods”. Stan’s managing fear book has become very popular with over 300 positive book reviews and counting. Please read the many book reviews of Stan’s popular book by going to Stan’s website at http://www.managingfear.com/