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A True Story: Do You Need Help?

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Mike’s Mirthful Musings.

This actually happened to me a few years ago.

I had just finished giving a talk in St. Mary’s Ontario Canada and was carrying all my stuff to my van…guitar, boxes of books, briefcase etc. To my left a woman was getting into her car to drive home when she took pity on me and asked, ” Do you need help getting it on?” I must have had a shocked look on my face because she soon realized what she had asked. I replied,” So far in my life so good, but thanks for being concerned about my private life.”

We both stood there laughing. Humour is everywhere just look for the comedy in your chaos.

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Remember this… ” The tragedy in life is not in how much we suffer but in how much we fail to enjoy.” M. Moore

It’s Story Time

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Let’s face it…We all love to tell and be told stories at every age. Some say that we listen to over 100,000 stories a year and that is considered a conservative estimate. So I am starting a story telling page in this blog where you will find brief inspirational,motivational and funny stories from my extensive collection of over 700.

Here is the first of many. Feel free to use them for your purposes. Just give credit.

 

Leader or Follower? by Mike Moore

A father wanted to enroll his son in a popular private academy to ensure a quality education. He proceeded to complete the application and when he came to the question, ” Is your son a leader or a follower?” he immediately wrote down…A FOLLOWER.

The next day he sent the completed application by mail to the school officials.
Within one week the father received a phone call from the registrar saying that his son had been accepted.
When the happy father asked why his son had been accepted so quickly the registrar said, ” Out of the 100 applications we received your son was the only follower. The rest were leaders. This guaranteed him a position.

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Just You Wait   (Attributed to Leo Buscaglia)    Theme:Positive Thinking

On my way home one day, I stopped to
watch a Little League base ball game that was being played in a
park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-
base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was
‘We’re behind 14 to nothing,’ he answered
With a smile.
‘Really,’ I said. ‘I have to say you
don’t look very discouraged.’
‘Discouraged?’, the boy asked with a
Puzzled look on his face…
‘Why should we be discouraged? We haven’t
Been up to bat yet.’

Ten Ways to Become a Captivating Storyteller

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Ten Ways to Become a Captivating Storyteller By Mike Moore

People love to be told stories but are easily turned off when they are told poorly. Here are ten effective tips to make sure your stories are told well and captivate your listeners.

1. Be on the lookout for stories throughout your day. Stories are everywhere so carry a notepad with you and jot the storyline down in point form. Flesh it out later.

2. Know the story you are going to tell.

3. Keep it short, crisp and flowing.

4. Don’t be afraid to make it your own.

5. Tell the story don’t read it. Anyone can read a story not everyone can tell a story well.

6. Use your voice for dramatic effect.

7. Never let a story drag on and on.

8. Don’t get bogged down with detail.

9. Insert stories into general conversation whenever you get the chance. I heard the other day… I read in the paper recently about… I saw a man/woman in the coffee shop and….
These are just a few of the many ways to insert your story into conversation.

10. Never explain your story to your listeners. Let the story speak for itself.

For more on the  Art of Magnetic Storytelling plus a bonus copy of Tell Me a Story ( 30 short life lesson stories)

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Testimonial

Mike: I cannot say enough good things about your ” Magnetic Storytelling” audio.  Last week I implemented some of your suggestions in a three part series I gave.  Had people laughing and crying.  Yesterday, had the same thing happen.  What is most amazing was your advice about not pointing out what you want the audience to learn from your stories.  Both weekends, I have had people come up and tell me what they got out of my talk – they were getting things out that I hadn’t put in!
Thanks again – you’ve given me an extremely valuable tool that I hadn’t realized I was missing.  It has radically transformed my effectiveness!
God bless, Bob Fogarty

 

Cartoons For and About Teachers

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Welcome to Mike’s Teacher Page

“I want teachers to celebrate being part of a noble and vital profession not endure it as another of life’s stresses.” Mike Moore”I want teachers to celebrate being part of a noble and vital profession not endure it as another of life’s stresses.” Mike Moore

“Teachers don’t exist to be the dart boards of society. They are an important player on society’s educational team.” Mike Moore

“Any society that thinks nothing of paying its athletes millions to throw a ball, or swing a bat while reluctant to pay it teachers a professional wage is experiencing a crisis in values.”
Mike Moore

“Teachers don’t exist to be the dart boards of society. They are an important player on society’s educational team.” Mike Moore

“Any society that thinks nothing of paying its athletes millions to throw a ball, or swing a bat while reluctant to pay it teachers a professional wage is experiencing a crisis in values.”
Mike Moore

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Laughter Cuts Teacher Stress in Half

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Humour in the Workplace

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Thank God it’s Monday

(Humor in the Workplace}

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( You receive a bonus copy of Let the Laughter Begin( 17 workplace cartoons) with your purchase.

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Contents of ” Thank God It’s Monday” ( Humour in the Workplace)

* Why Humour in the Workplace
*  How to Develop a Happy and Healthy 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 

Light Up with Laughter

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“If it feels good to laugh then laugh to feel good.”

Light Up with Laughter

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10 reasons why laughter is the best medicine in our quest for health, happiness and the joy of living:

  • Cuts stress in half by reducing cortisol
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases your energy
  • Promotes happiness and joy
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Promotes healing (physical and emotional)
  • Positive humour fosters a positive attitude
  • Promotes social flexibility
  • Increases endorphins (feel good chemicals)
  • Humour has been called SOCIAL GLUE because it bonds us to one another and reduces social conflict

 

The world needs humour and laughter in a BIG WAY!! Reasons why you need this great book:

  • Stress is making us ill and even killing us
  • We’re living in an age of Rage
  • Violence continues to hurt and divide us
  • We can’t get along with one another at home, at work and even at play
  • We live in fear of so many things and we worry constantly about things that will never happen
  • Huge numbers of us are on antidepressants and tranquilizers (28 million Americans are on antidepressants)