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What Happened To Love? – Kenneth Stepp

What Happened To Love? – Kenneth Stepp

Apr 8, 2014

By: Kenneth Stepp   Writing about love has become my mantra for at least a year. I just can’t stop thinking about it. I process the deep questions incessantly, Having spent so much time writing and thinking about such an important subject, I am compelled to write another article about this phenomenon. I have experienced real love only a few times in my life. Not counting family, it’s been sparse. I have been told I am loved by many. But as in most things, time really did tell. Most of these people are gone now. Leaving me with the big question…. What IS love? Is it real? How do we know it is here? I will try unwrapping my thoughts or even conclusions in this article. First. I believe we have over humanized the word love. We love types of food, athletes, actors, places, even gadgets. I wish we would discover another word to either use in that context, or change this thing I will call “real love” to a new word that sets it completely apart from all other things we “love”. Real love has some components that only real love has. It is not affected by time or space. If you love someone and do not speak to them for twenty years, you still love them the same way. If they move to another country. Same thing. Love never changes, it endures. I will try to explain that there is only one type of love below. Love (real love) A. Parental B. Friendship C. Romantic These three are the most talked about loves we have. While I will agree these exist, I want to explain why. love is just that, Love. Then one of these three or maybe something else is added to the mix. How did I learn this? Twenty seven years ago I was in love with a girl. Madly, and fully. We broke up, I moved on, got married, as did she, and we started communicating again after more than twenty years, we began communicating again. I see her a lot now, we talk. I still love her. That hasn’t changed a bit. But now when I look at...

Discover Optimal Health and Happiness in Atlanta

Discover Optimal Health and Happiness in Atlanta

Feb 20, 2013

Listen up, Ladies of Atlanta… Spring is nearly upon us and now is the time to get lean and luminous with Morgan King of G3 Wellness, an authority in female-specific fitness and nutrition.  Morgan draws from her background as a pilates instructor, personal trainer and pre & post-natal fitness specialist to sculpt your long and strong body using functional training techniques and postural principles of pilates.  As a holistic health coach, Morgan’s approach is refreshingly practical, steering clear of fleeting fad diets and working one-on-one to develop sustainable habits unique to your body and lifestyle.  Finally, a one-two punch for optimal health with a one-size-does-not-fit-all mentality! Best of all, Morgan travels right to your door, whether you live in an apartment, condo or home, eliminating the dreaded trip to the gym as well as any excuse keeping you from achieving your best body and life now. G3 Wellness was founded by Morgan King to teach women that their health is in their own hands. Born a student of health and fitness, studying everything from the gluten-free diet and biopsychosocial model to food harvesting charts and Pilates has sparked Morgan’s interest and has led her to consistently cultivate the tools that will help women lead their best lives. G3 Wellness is a multidimensional resource for the busy woman seeking optimal health and happiness with holistic health programs for permanent weight loss and whole-body well being, personalized fitness plans for a strong and lean body, and residential food gardening for backyard organic nourishment. Sign up for your FREE CONSULTATION at www.G3Wellness.com or email Morgan...

Three Unconventional Ways to Improve Your Business Writing – Dr. Bill Lampton

Three Unconventional Ways to Improve Your Business Writing – Dr. Bill Lampton

Mar 6, 2012

Your typical business week could include a variety of writing activities. Among them: -your resume -progress report on a key project -job description – assignments for your team – proposal for a merger or acquisition – news release -article for a trade magazine -pitching an angel investor   Whatever the writing task, you remain on the lookout for ways to become more effective with your written messages. Why? Because better writing would improve your credibility, reduce confusion, prevent conflict, stimulate team work, boost productivity, and ultimately generate more profit. You are familiar with the standard recommendations for honing your writing skills: write several drafts, have a colleague or friend offer feedback on your draft, put your draft aside until the next day when you can read it more objectively, and hire an editor. Now look at three unconventional writing improvement methods you may not have considered.   FIRST: Read articles and books by the most popular business writers They didn’t become best-selling authors by luck or accident. Study their writing styles. Note how frequently they document their instruction by citing case histories and relevant data. Learn how they take financial material that could be dull in the hands of a less imaginative writer, and make the information interesting through profiles of well-known business moguls. Jot down samples of their creative and often humorous play on words passages. Reading a half dozen highly acclaimed business books per year will introduce you to writing strategies you weren’t familiar with in the business arena. SECOND: Watch spellbinding movies Next time you cue up a dramatic movie for your evening entertainment, keep pen and paper nearby so you can make notes about the film’s methods for holding your attention. Maybe after a few minutes you will jot down “lively dialogue.” Later on, think of how you could include that script strategy in your business writing. For instance, suppose your company had interviewed a candidate for a sales management position. Hours later, you send this memo to the CEO: “Marilyn and I disagreed about the candidate we interviewed this morning for the sales management position. I thought he would be a good leader, but she felt his style was...

SELF-DEFENSE STRATEGIES OF POLITICAL SPEAKERS

SELF-DEFENSE STRATEGIES OF POLITICAL SPEAKERS

Jan 18, 2012

SELF-DEFENSE STRATEGIES OF POLITICAL SPEAKERS Bill Lampton, Ph.D. World wide, we constantly see and hear prominent politicians in action—in speeches, debates, press conferences, and interviews. Yes, we get tired of their repetitive appearances, dominating radio, television, and even the Internet. However, the communication strategies they use to get votes and gain support for their programs are worth analyzing. Let’s look at what politicians do to defend themselves when their viewpoints and statements incite their opponents and the media. Tactic One: “My remarks were taken out of context.” When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that he enjoyed firing people who did not give him good service, he fostered widespread criticism. Pundits said Romney could not identify with those who had suffered the pain of lost jobs, and that he had even whimsically referred to himself as “out of a job,” although most well informed people know he is wealthy enough not to need a job anyway. Romney and his aides asserted that “I like to fire people” was just part of his statement, since he went on to say: “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me. You know, if someone doesn’t give me a good service that I need, I want to say, ‘I’m going to go get someone else to provide that service to me.'” Tactic Two: “Circumstances have changed since I first spoke about this issue.” In 2010, Colin Powell– former Secretary of State and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff—said that he was willing to back repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. He explained: “In the almost seventeen years since the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ legislation was passed, attitudes and circumstances have changed.” Tactic Three: “I have matured in my thinking.” During his inaugural speech as Governor of Alabama in 1962, George Wallace said defiantly, “I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”  But eight years later—to the dismay of those who had elected him on that platform–Wallace said he had experienced a religious conversion, leading him to apologize to civil rights leaders for...

HOW PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS CONTROL THEIR STAGE FRIGHT

HOW PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS CONTROL THEIR STAGE FRIGHT

Aug 15, 2011

When you watch professional speakers in action, several questions might come to mind: How do they rely on notes so rarely? Do they have photographic memories? How do they give the same material repeatedly, yet keep their initial enthusiasm?   However, the question you’ll be most likely to ask is: Do professional speakers experience stage fright, just like business and civic leaders do when they face audiences—and if so, how do they control their stage fright, and speak with such obvious confidence and poise?   Here’s how several highly respected professionals responded to that question.   Terry Brock, based inOrlando,Florida, advises: “Focus on the audience. This is the most important step. If I focus on them and their needs, I do much better. If I think about myself I don’t do as well.”   Terry’s advice is absolutely on target. Thinking mostly about yourself in the speaking situation means that every potential distraction will lower your confidence level. When an audience member yawns or checks her watch, you’ll assume you are failing to connect with everybody. Yet focusing on the audience allows you to put distractions in proper perspective. A couple of people fidgeted—so what? You’ll recapture their attention as you speak passionately about your topic, which totally consumes you from your first sentence onward.   Philip Van Hooser ofPrinceton,Kentucky, arrives early “to mix and mingle,” so he will “make connections with the audience members before I take the stage.”   Think about that approach. Which is easier—talking to strangers, or talking to acquaintances? Almost unanimously, we prefer speaking to somebody we have met. As Van Hooser puts it, we have made a connection. So whenever you can get there a half hour ahead to introduce yourself to participants as they enter the building, you will reduce your anxiety. When you stand to speak, you will have a dozen or so people who know you already and await your message eagerly. Port Washington,Wisconsin’s Joan Stewart says, “I tell myself that if I’m nervous, I’m supposed to be. Johnny Carson revealed during numerous interviews that almost every night before he was introduced, he was a bundle of nerves and had terrible stage fright.”   In...

Thursday Morning 6AM Replay and on Demand

Thursday Morning 6AM Replay and on Demand

Jun 27, 2011

  Damon Ladd-Thomas and Dr. Bill Lampton Together Again!   Tomorrow at 6AM for the Replay or CLICK HERE for on Demand Replay of the entire show. This Tuesday at 9AM on the Voice of Brenau, 89.1. Listen Live via the Web. http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbcx/ppr/index.shtml Replay 6AM on Thursday     Listen Live From This Link. http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wbcx/ppr/index.shtml   Dr. Bill Lampton: http://thecompletecommunicator.com/ “Speech Coach for Champions” Championship Communication P.O. Box 908267 Gainesville, GA 30501-0920 Call: 678-316-4300   http://www.commlampton.com/coaching.htm The Complete Story of the last show featuring Damon. http://thecompletecommunicator.com/?p=1582...