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December 2015  IN THIS ISSUE:
  • Christmas: ideal time to collect and create Magical Makeovers for Memorable Stories…ones you may even have used or heard before!
  • Also, hurry and take advantage of special timely discounts on home-study educational resources by world class speaker, Craig Valentine, 1999 WCPS  

As Marshall Goldsmith said: "What got you here won't get you there!"
Remember you need 4 items to enhance your speaking skills: time, practice, live audiences, and the correct TIPS, TOOLS and TECHNIQUES! (scroll below)
YES, you can be 3x the speaker you are today by next year!
Extra FREE Christmas bonus instantly from me, if you invest in
 Craig Valentine's educational resources!!! 
Quotations of the month:
  “The holidays mean a lot of family time. This is a perfect opportunity to fill your notebooks with killer comedy material.”
- Judy Carter, author, comedienne
  “In the end all we have are stories and methods of finding and using those stories.” - Roger C. Shank, from ‘Tell Me A Story’ 
'Tis the Season to Collect Compelling Content and Make Magical Makeovers for Memorable Stories!
As a speaker, you know that well-crafted stories with a positive life-changing message are necessary for effective presentations. What a perfect season to listen to others' old and new stories that contain great messages or lessons! After all, isn’t that why we speak? To teach other lessons we have learned,  and consequently, create  positive change in others' lives?
During this festive season of holiday gatherings, take note of what you do and what you hear from people in your family, friends and colleagues. At these events, you can collect and compile a catalogue of life lessons and as a result, have high content rich stories, that are also entertaining and humorous!
Follow this proven technique to determine whether or not you have the foundation
for memorable stories!
  • start with the end in mind: the clear, concise point/lesson you wish to get across
  • decide whether or not the story has 5 of the 9C's, known as the skeletal structure, upon which you can build a story
  • for each C write just 1 sentence; this will ensure you have a solid foundation for your story
  • use this format any time you wish to develop a story
Character(s) _________________________________________________________________
Conflict ____________________________________________________________________
Cure _______________________________________________________________________
Change _____________________________________________________________________
Carry-out Message  ___________________________________________________________
Once you have your skeletal story structure, then add the details, the flesh and blood to humanzie your stories
(I've added a few audios to give you a tiny sample of Craig's Edge of their Seats Storytelling home-study program)
 Yes, you CAN breathe new life into old stories and revive them,
so they’ll be remembered and repeated by others!
Until next month, I wish you a safe, healthy Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and yours!   Wink
   Looking for a Christmas present for yourself to enhance your speaking skills tenfold...I did for me!
What are YOUR goals re speaking? Do any below apply to you?
if yes, act now and make use of  these bargain prices
to instantly invest in your speaking skills!

  • enhancing your self esteem or becoming highly esteemed by others?
  • being given more opportunities to speak?
  • increasing or starting to profit from speaking or shortening your learning curve?
  • avoiding stress and frustration in trying to figure out the right tips on your own?

 Edge of their Seats Storytelling - Dynamic Delivery Devices - Create a Killer Keynote
     $297.00----> 247.00                     $247.00--->$147.00                      $397.00----> $247.00
 Each may be purchased separately
Here is where you really save as Craig has just reduced the bundle
from $599.00 to $399.00
You can receive all 3 for an even lower price
 by applying the 121212 code before checking out!
FINAL PRICE FOR ALL 3 is $349.00 
       Don't forget to apply the 121212 code to receive an extra discount!
FREE EXTRA BONUS from me: Invest in above, I'll receive notice from Craig and then I'll immediately send you a link for my FREE e-book for:
Check out my site under OTHER RESOURCES 
  PS If not for you...maybe your club has the budget to buy all 3 at this currently reduced price or any of the above resources for loan to members?
      Individual Speech Coaching or Group Instruction
  • if you're a toastmaster wanting a competitive edge over average speakers
  • if you wish your group to be more effective presenters to successfully sell their services, products or ideas and increase profit margin
  • if you're in business and need to confidently address a group with a powerful, professional presentation but don't know how to create and deliver it
call 416 489 6603 (Toronto) Leave a message with phone number; I'll respond within 48 hours
even while I am in Florida for the winter months
or if you are in the US call: 239 272 4950 (effective Dec. 29)
We can work together via SKYPE, phone and emails

Let's first discuss your needs or those of your group
 (no fee for consultation) 
Kathryn MacKenzie, M.Ed. DTM
Presentation Skills Instructor/Author
  Keynote Speaker/Coach

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