Inspiration stories

How Lucky is She? It's only a tumour!

You know the scenario. The 'inspirational' speaker is introduced. She has survived a plane crash, he’s lost 90 KGs and has now climbed Everest, he’s an ex-con who now runs an international social enterprise.

What great stories, with lessons that motivate thousands. They’re set for a long professional speaking career – how lucky are they!

Bill Jarrard
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Brain Break Imagineering - Need an idea? Take a nap!

I’ve always been a visual person, which is why I like the creative thinking skill of Imagineering – imagine what might be and engineer it into reality. So when a Byte Stories email arrived telling me a competition for best liked stories ended in 48 hours, I knew I had to take action.

Bill Jarrard
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The funny thing about laughing

I love U2, but you need to see the first one to understand the plot.

Did you laugh? No? Well that’s a shame. Because it’s been proven that Laughing has amazing benefits that cover all facets of physical & mental health. It even helps improve your immune system!

Stu Pop Fisher
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Real Adventures and Lessons from a young Boy’s Life

As we get older, I’ve just turned 60, we realize if we’re lucky, that much of who we are and have been was formed in younger years. My formative years, years that shaped my values, beliefs, style and much of my personality, were when I was 7-10 living in the North End of Winnipeg Canada and which I

Bill Jarrard
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Edward de Bono’s Serious Creativity - Seven People That Changed My Life 4

In 1986 I was in my first senior management role. Alan had promoted me to manage Admin for the bank’s data processing which as usual I wasn’t qualified to do. This included Finance, HR, 8 Computer Facilities and Computer Security - 9 managers and 200 staff.

Bill Jarrard
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Taking the Shine of Glossophobia : (Fear of public speaking) : Why Everyone Should Try Stand Up Comedy

What if they don’t like me? what if they reject me? what if they boo? What if turning up in PJ’s isn’t a Dream?

There are many “strategies” to dealing with this crippling fear, such as, imagining your audience naked. However, often, these strategies aren’t affective. (I’ll never be invited back to speak at the Playboy Mansion again).

Stu Pop Fisher
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