Good communication is a key for success

At age 16 I was attending school in Tamworth New South Wales.   At this time I was choosen to travel to sydney and participate in a leadership seminar event.  I really do not know what I was selected.  Perhaps it was because I was the Australia karate champion, or perhaps it was because others did not want to go. Whatever the reason I travelled down by car to Sydney with a girl from the school who was also selected.  My father was the driver, and the school had agreed to pay him to drive both of us to and from the event.  It was about 4 hours from Tamworth, and the trip seemed very long to me then.  The event was several days long, and there were teenagers from all over the state. There were many seminars and many different presenters.  My favourite was the comedy night.  I remember laughing so hard that could barely contain my tears.  Other things were said and done that had an impact however the biggest impact was a man who was dressed poorly and acted extremely nervous.  He stuttered and stammered and was doing a hopeless job of keeping the attention of the…

The true value of Seminars.

When I was 14 years old I had a stuttering issue.  I found it very difficult to communicate, especially in large groups.  The worst letters for me were W’s and R’s. I found this to be huge hurdle that was inhibiting my ability to make friends, enjoy social settings and enjoy the experience of being a teenager. It was around this time that I participated in my first seminar.  It was a 4 day seminar that ran for long hours.  During this seminar I learned about affirmations and the power of the mind.  After this seminar I decided that I had the power to control my mind and speech by repeating the affirmation, “I speak clearly and well”. Each time I found myself with in group of people and felt that I had something to contribute I repeated the words in my mind, “I speak clearly and well”.  I would then speak, and unfortunately much of the time my words would come out wrong. I would stutter and stammer and trip over the words. Often I was annoyed or frustrated at the inability I had to manage and control my tongue. Often I was frustrated with myself and would repeat…

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