Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Antoinette is a stage and film actress, as well as a voice coach for actors and a presentations coach for speakers. I interviewed her for my book because of the wonderful, quirky stories she tells, to demonstrate a point, in her voice trainings. In the chapter called, "Pour in the Juice!", she shares about a "Devil-Tongued Angel" her grandmother encountered on a train in Australia. Go to http://www.abpresentations.com/ to learn more about Antoinette.
It's been years since Anne first took my course and she's come a very long way. She has won many Toastmasters' competitions and has created a workshop with Antoinette and 2 other speakers which teaches others how to use presentation skills to come across more effectively - in the classroom, the conference room and the boardroom. Anne's power of intention overtook her fear and she became unstoppable!
To the reader - If fear has been stopping you from taking action on a dream, admit it to yourself and make up your mind to take one action a day to move you towards your heart's desire. See, hear and feel yourself being successful and happy. The actions will add up over time and your life will transform.
"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now."
The BPSC meets every other month, presenting guest speakers who educate us about various aspects of writing, publishing and marketing. A newsletter ("Know Thy Shelf!") gets mailed out to members after each meeting. To learn more, visit http://www.bookpublicists.org/.
Irwin will soon be celebrating his 80th birthday... His vitality and deep participation in life obliterate the stereotypes I have in my mind about what it means to be 80. Irwin's got it all and does it all! Plus he has so many people whose lives he has touched and who feel honored to know him.
Irwin embodies the words of George Bernard Shaw -
"I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, because the harder I work the more I live...Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."
Here's to you, Irwin. Thank you and L'Chaiim!