Public Speaking Category Archive

I Can Do It! Conference Review – Day 3

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

The review of the 2007 I Can Do It! Conference continues. Day 3 – Saturday Bill Phillips – Transformation: You Have the Power and Ability to Change Steve:  After a heart-warming welcome by 80-year old Hay House founder Louise Hay, Bill Phillips took the stage to talk about transformation.  Years ago I’d read his popular book […]

I Can Do It! Conference Review – Day 2

Monday, May 28th, 2007

The review of the 2007 I Can Do It! Conference continues. Day 2 – Friday Brian Weiss, M.D. – Same Soul, Many Bodies Steve:  Friday began with a six-hour workshop on past life regression therapy from Dr. Brian Weiss, author of Many Lives, Many Masters.  The main reason I opted to attend this workshop (there were 9 to choose […]

I Can Do It! Conference Review – Day 1

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Last weekend Erin and I attended Hay House’s 2007 I Can Do It! Conference at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.  This was my third year attending this conference and Erin’s second.  You may have seen our review of the 2006 seminar.  Keynote speakers included Dr. Wayne Dyer, Bill Phillips, Doreen Virtue, Christiane Northrup, and Deepak Chopra. I […]

Confessions of an A-List Blogger

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Since I receive many questions about this topic, I thought it would be fun to share a candid insider’s look at the reality of being an A-list blogger.  These are my personal observations, so I’m not saying they’re true of other high-traffic bloggers, but it wouldn’t surprise me if some of these patterns held up.  While I normally […]

Testing to Failure

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Testing ideas through direct experience is among the best ways to learn and grow.  If you want to know if an idea really has merit, test it under real-world conditions.  Then you’ll have your answer. For example, suppose you want to ask someone out for a date.  One simple test would be to go right up to the person […]

NSA Workshop

Monday, October 16th, 2006

If you’re interested in coming to Vegas to see me speak in person, here’s your chance. Next month I’ll be presenting a blogging/internet workshop for the Las Vegas chapter of the National Speakers Association.  It will be held at the Imperial Palace (on the Las Vegas Strip) on Saturday, November 11, 2006, 9am-4pm. This presentation will be geared […]

Ask Steve – Where to Begin Your Path of Personal Growth

Saturday, July 15th, 2006

There are so many areas I feel I need to work on in terms of my personal growth that I don’t know where to begin.  When I look at all the articles you’ve written as well as all the books, CDs, and seminars out there, it’s overwhelming.  Where do I even begin? If you’d asked […]

I Can Do It! Seminar

Friday, May 12th, 2006

Last weekend my wife and I attended Hay House’s 3-day I Can Do It! seminar at the Sands Expo here in Las Vegas.  The last time I went to this seminar was in 2004, and I absolutely loved it both times.  In fact, I would have to say that this was the best seminar I’ve ever […]

Humor: Sources for Humor

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Many people think the best way to open a speech is with a joke, and in some situations that can work well, as long as you aren’t merely retelling an old joke your audience has heard before.  The best speakers incorporate abundant humor throughout their speeches.  In the Toastmasters International speech contest, it’s common for a […]

Progressive Training

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

A great idea I learned from weight training is the concept of progressive training.  Progressive training means that you keep gradually increasing the weights you lift (over a period of weeks, months, and years), so you always experience a high degree of challenge in your training.  In broader terms progressive training means changing various aspects of your training […]