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The Art of Confident Conversation

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The Art of Confident Conversation

by Mike Moore

When I first started speaking for a living I had great difficulty with one-on-one
conversation with members of my audience. I could speak before 2500 people and enjoy
every minute of it, but when I was expected to mix and mingle my tongue became all
thumbs. I decided to get to work improving my conversation skills and researched the
topic thoroughly. My efforts paid off for now I can speak with anyone, anywhere for any
length of time. Let me share with you what I learned.

There are three fundamental principles upon which good conversation is based.
1. It is better to be interested than interesting
2. There is nothing as flattering as the undivided attention of another human being.
3. People long to talk about their favourite topic which is “themselves.” Keep these
in mind and you can’t fail in becoming a great conversationalist.

*Assume the responsibility for starting and maintaining the conversation.
I usually begin with a friendly ” Hi, I’m Mike Moore and I’m from Canada”
Usually the response is ” Hello, Mike I am ____________ and I’m
from___________. (Away you go.)

*Use the person’s name throughout the conversation. It shows that you’re interested
in and focused on the other.

*Let the other be the centre of attention.

*Show a genuine interest in the one you’re speaking with.

*Maintain eye contact.

*Ask questions that require more than a one word answer.

*When you ask a question listen attentively to the answer and be quick to ask
another question arising from the response to the first. You learn what to say by
listening carefully to what was said.

*Put the other at ease by smiling and nodding frequently throughout the conversation.

*Talk in terms of the other person’s interests.

*Don’t feel the need to disagree until you get to know the person better.

GREAT CONVERSATION PHRASES CONVERSATION STARTERS
“That’s interesting. Tell me more.”
“Give me an example of what you mean.”
“How would you like to see it turn out?”
“How did you feel when that happened to you?”
*Give a compliment.
*Ask for advice.
*Seek help with something.
*Give praise.
*Seek an opinion.

 

I keep six honest servants
They taught me all I know.
Their names are what and why and when
And how and where and who.
R. Kipling

This is an excerpt from Mike Moore’s booklet How to Overcome Shyness and Connect with
People
available from http://motivationalplus.com/cgi/a/t.cgi?shy

Mike Moore is an international speaker and writer on humour and human health and relations.

Overcome Shyness and Connect with People

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Unleash the Social Butterfly Within You

Are you sick and tired of being a tongue tied wallflower in every situation??
  Discover How To Overcome Shyness and Connect with People

 


Hi Friend.

My name is Mike Moore and I want to tell you my shyness story and see if it connects with yours.

When I was a teenager many moons ago I was so shy that people felt sorry for me. I was 6’3″ tall and was  130 pounds of rippling muscle.  I really did look like a broomstick with glasses.

I could be the life of the party at home with my family but out in public….NO WAY!

I remember the day I took things into my own hands and decided to do something about it.

I read dozens of books on overcoming shyness, gaining self confidence and making friends.  I made notes and started to put into practice what I had learned from my research.

My research and hard work paid off  in a very short time.  With practice and determination I went from shy guy to social butterfly.   The more people responded positively to me  the more confidence I developed and the more comfortable I felt in social situations.

Today I make my living speaking to large and small groups throughout Canada and the USA  on maximizing human potential.  I meet with CEOs and managers of large successful companies and I feel right at home sharing my ideas and opinions.

My shyness is gone and my confidence level is high. I am no better than anyone else but I am no less than anyone either.  We are all equal in dignity to everyone else on this planet.

I want the same for you.   I want you to awaken the social giant within you. I want you be become  confident and comfortable in all social situations.   I want you to let your personality shine through to others and let them enjoy the gift that you are.

I don’t want you to settle for ANYTHING LESS.

That’s why I wrote my special report ” How to Overcome Shyness and Connect with People.”  It contains all the strategies I used to overcome the terrible scourge of shyness.

Keep reading….

 

Is This You???

I feel panic in social situations

I hate people saying I’m shy in front of others even though
they are right

I feel inadequate

I wish I could be more assertive

I am tongue-tied at every a party I attend
I wish I could disappear in social settings

I am a total flop in the romance department

I never know what to say

 

STOP HIDING AND START LIVING!
Awaken Your Social Butterfly Within!

 

How to Overcome Shyness and Connect With People
By Speaker/Humorist
Mike Moore

Discover…

*  How to attract wonderful people to your life

*  The art of confident conversation
( People will say that you are one terrific conversationalist)

*  How to talk to anyone about anything

*  How to connect with people fast and effectively

*  How to satisfy peoples’  emotional needs
as well as your own

*  What to say to others by listening to what they say to you.

*How to Attract others to you

*  How to connect through humor

*  The awesome power of your smile

*   The prescription for happiness

*  How to be relaxed in any social situation

*   Effective, simple strategies to overcome shyness

*  the ” What if ” and ” So What” Factors

* How to overcome fear

*  overcome shyness

What are you waiting for?

Start living the life you want to live NOW

You were not created to be a fly on a wall

PS. Reserve your copy now and start enjoying a productive social life. You have nothing to lose and a lot of friends to gain.

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Words Can Wound-Words Can Heal

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Let me tell you a true story story…

There I was, 17 years old, 6’3″tall and weighing 129 pounds of rippling, power packed muscle. I really did look like a broomstick with glasses.

I was standing in front of a full length mirror combing my hair when my aunt, who was visiting from out of town, passed by, looked at me and said,” You know Mike it’s a damn good thing God gave you personality because he sure didn’t give you looks.” She laughed and moved on past me.

I just stood there in shock and disbelief not knowing what to say.

If you were standing in my place and heard these words directed at you how would you have felt?

I didn’t realize the long term impact her words would have on me during the coming years and how I would struggle to heal and grow beyond their bite.

For many years after I was married whenever my wife and I were dressed to go out on the town she would look at me with admiration and say, “Mike, do you ever look handsome.”

For a long time my response would be, “Carol, I’m clean and I smell good but don’t get carried away.”

The lesson I learned from this is clear: We don’t always know how our words affect others. Once they leave our mouth it’s impossible to get them back and their negative, destructive impact can remain for years.

Because of this hurtful event I became committed to monitoring my mouth to make certain I didn’t hurt others in the name of trying to be funny. Being human, I sometimes fail but when I do I immediately say I’m sorry and get back on track.

I ask you… can you relate to this story? Has something like this ever happened to you? How did you handle it and how did you overcome the negative impact on your life?

This is just one of the stories from Mike’s Top Selling book “Embracing the Mystery” (Living the Life You Want) you’ve got to get your copy of this fantastic book at http://motivationalplus.com/cgi/a/t.cgi?mystery

Both my daughter and I have finished reading your book, “Embracing the Mystery.” What a great read! Thank you for writing it… Very Uplifting. John M. Ontario Canada

 

What Would We Do Without You? Staff Appreciation

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Transform Your Workplace and Your Life

” How to Turn Your Organization into One that People Want to Join and Never Want to Leave”

STOP!! and picture what your workplace would be like if all your employees felt appreciated, affirmed and encouraged!!!

If you had a dollar for every time you’ve heard employees say they didn’t feel appreciated or that they were just a NUMBER to those in Management you would be rich today.

As you listen to and participate in one of Mike’s seminars you will be amazed at how easy it is to change your workplace into an INTENSIVE CARING UNIT using Mike’s CHARM PRINCIPLE…

C. Communication
H. Humor
A. Attitude
R. Recognition
M. Mutual Respect

Give CHARM a Try
Topics YOU MUST address to maximize profit and productivity

Topics

What Would We Do Without You?
Staff Appreciation/ Employee Recognition
( Based on Mike’s popular manual
” How to Create a ” Thank God It’s Monday” Workplace”)

Show your staff you care about their well being and that you appreciate their hard work and commitment.

* Did you know that appreciation and praise are more powerful motivators than sex and money?

* Your staff will walk over a field of razor blades in their bare feet for you if they feel cared for and appreciated. MM

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Call Mike to chat about having him speak at your next conference or event.
519 753 0702

Toxic workplace relationships and the stress they induce are a $300 billion dollar per year profit killer in North American workplaces.

 

My personal promise to you…
” I am so confident that I will meet your needs and expectations as a speaker that I will return 100 percent of our negotiated fee if I don’t.”

TESTIMONIALS

“We brought Mike in to speak to two very different groups: once for thirty people who all work in the same department, and then for a group of over 300 teachers from ESL programs in several communities across Ontario. It doesn’t seem to matter how many people you put in front of him — but Mike’s skill with the larger group was truly impressive.

It’s fascinating to watch someone keep 300 people mesmerized for over three hours. He was definitely the one in charge, but the audience felt like they were part of the presentation. It’s quite wonderful to sit and laugh for hours at a time … it’s later that you recognize just how profound Mike’s message is.”

Marta Lee

LINC Curriculum Facilitator
Centre for Education & Training
Mississauga, Ontario Canada

Dear Mike,
Thankyou so much for being the keynote speaker at the 19th Annual Umbrella Conference. Your address was very inspiring and we heard excellent comments about it. Here are a few:

* ” Mike was entertaining, insightful. His songs were fantastic and his ideas helpful”
* “An excellent presenter. I came away feeling good with some super ideas.”
* ” Would love my husband’s company to hear Mike.”
* ” Very motivational and uplifting. Great ideas to take back to work.”
* ” He was an awesome speaker.”
* “This workshop was hilarious. It didn’t just meet my expectations, but surpassed them.”
* ” Mike was great. He was funny and very informative.”

We hope that you will come back again.
Sincerely Donna Davis
Conference Co-ordinator ( Toronto, ON)
director@umbrelladaycare.com

Mike Moore is an international speaker and writer on staff appreciation,stress, motivation and workplace humor.

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A New Look at Workplace Safety

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“Health and Safety rules and regulations are vitally important but they are just the beginning.”

                                                  M. Moore

” Any leader without a sense of humour is like a grass-cutter at a cemetery; they have a lot of people under them paying absolutely NO attention.”

Thank God It’s Monday
(Humor in the Workplace)

“Humour makes Great things Happen.”

humor in the workplace

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Contents of ” Thank God It’s Monday” ( Humour,Attitude and Recognition in the Workplace)

* Why Humour in the Workplace
*  How to Develop a Happy and Healthy and Safe Workplace
*  How to Sharpen Your Own Sense of Humour
*  The Motivating  Power of Humour and Positive Attitude
*  How to Use Humour to Solve People Problems
*  Humour in Creative Problem Solving
*  Humour Oriented Leadership
*  Humour Oriented Management
*  How to Start of Humourt Program in Your Workplace
*  Humour as a Marketing Tool
*  How to Use Humour and Attitude to Reduce Stress and Avoid Burnout
*  How to Have Fun in the Workplace and Increase Productivity in the Process
*  The Social Benefits of Humour


A Sample from
“Thank God it’s Monday”

WHY HUMOUR, POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND RECOGNITION IN THE WORKPLACE

by Mike Moore
http://www.motivationalplus.com

1. Humour in the workplace reduces stress levels and stress is the number one problem confronting employees today.

2. Laughter,positive attitude and recognition boost morale while stress erodes staff morale and alienation. It is in the best interest of any business to invest in the happiness of its employees. Laughter is an effective barometer of just how happy your people are. When positive attitude and recognition are added to the mix great things happen that impact positively on both health and safety. When employees feel appreciated, they tend to have a more confident and positive attitude and are more focused when doing tasks that involve caution and attention.

3. Keeping things in perspective tends to boost morale and humor helps us keep things in perspective.

4. Workplace humour helps facilitate change. Change is inevitable and people who laugh well and often tend to be more flexible and adaptable.

5. Communication improves when humour is used appropriately. The timely use of humour can get a point across effectively and assists in the process of problem solving.

6. Laughter and humour in the workplace relieve boredom and increase creative energy.

7. Humour builds confidence. When we laugh at ourselves we are less rigid and more spontaneous. We tend to bounce back more quickly when negative things happen. Humour also makes us less fearful of making mistakes and more confident about overcoming setbacks.

8. Laughter and humour promote positive relationships. When you hear a funny story your first impulse is to tell someone and share the laughter. When laughter is shared a natural bonding takes place. So humour and laughter tend to promote a sense of team and co-operation.

9. Humour promotes happiness and joy. It’s good to be alive.

10. Quality relationships are measured by the amount of laughter present. When relationships are good, people laugh a lot. The same applies to businesses. When employees enjoy one another and laugh easily and often, we see performance improve and profits increase.

11. The humour I speak of here must never be based on laughing at someone, racism, sexism, put downs, sarcasm or ridicule. These forms of humour are destructive attempts at making one look good by making another look and feel badly. There is enough good humour to last a lifetime. Just look for it.

IMPORTANT…

When I refer to the positive role humour has on health and safety it is important to point out that I do not mean that humour and laughter should be present when people are doing dangerous tasks.  That would be irresponsible and distracting. I believe that humour bonds people to one another thus promoting a sense of focussed attention, team co-operation, and caring for the health and safety of those with whom they work ESPECIALLY on hazardous tasks.

THEY WHO LAUGH…………LAST.

This is an excerpt from  Mike’s latest e-book “Thank God It’s Monday”

(Humour in the Workplace)

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How to Parent Teenagers and Stay Sane…

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” Doris Had The Secret To Parenting Teenagers And I Wanted It! By Mike Moore

When I first met Doris she had been recently widowed at the young age of 45. She was now the single parent of three active teenage boys and whatever she was doing she was doing right. Her boys obviously loved and respected her and enjoyed every minute in her company. What was her secret?? I needed to know as I was the father of three sons on the verge of becoming teens and I wanted the relationship with my sons that Doris had with hers.

I thought taking her to lunch would provide the ideal opportunity to tap her parenting wisdom so I extended the invitation and she accepted. When the moment was right I made my move. ” Doris, you have such a great relationship with your sons. What’s your secret? ” She smiled and said, ” Mike it’s really quite simple. See everything, overlook a lot, change what you can and know when to shut your mouth and listen.”

Doris died much too young but what a legacy she left behind for her family and mine. I have tried to make her message the core of my family life and my teaching with some difficulty and much success. ( I still have a tendency to want to preach.)

Today Carol and I have 4 adult offspring who obviously love their Mom and Dad very much and genuinely enjoy being with us. Whenever we’re together LAUGHTER RULES and laughter is a great indication of a good relationship.

In my ebook ” How to Parent Teenagers and Stay Sane ” I incorporate Doris’ parenting wisdom along with what Carol and I have learned in the parenting and teaching trenches. These tips, tools and techniques will make the world of difference in your short term and long term relationship with your difficult teens.

Thank you Doris.