Speed Reading Foundation Course

Too much to read? Not enough time? I think that all of us at one time or another have become overwhelmed by the amount of reading that we have to do. Reading is one of my passions and something that I enjoy immensely on a daily basis. I love to read fiction books and literature for the sheer joy of good storytelling. For professional reasons, like many of you, I must keep up with the latest developments in my profession. Reading for business and for professional reasons is a necessity is today’s highly competitive environment. The ability to read effectively for both comprehension and for speed is a highly valuable skill. Throughout the years, I’ve taken several speed reading fundamental courses that have helped me to keep up with my vast amount of personal and professional reading. I believe a speed reading course can help you to increase your productivity also.

The Speed Reading Foundation Course by Iris Reading can help you to increase your overall reading speed and comprehension. This course will help you increase your reading speed so that you can read more in less time. You’ll also learn practical strategies to enhance your comprehension so you can remember more of what you read. This course is ideal for students, professionals and lifelong learners.

Speed Reading Foundation Course

To sign up for the speed reading course click here:

Speed Reading Foundation Course (Online)

Advanced Comprehension and Memory Course

Do you have trouble remembering what you read? The Advanced Comprehension and Memory Course will help you improve these important capabilities. This online course is conducted by Iris Reading. This course will help you improve your memory by teaching you useful strategies to comprehend your reading, understand it better and remember it longer. Whether you’re trying to remember what you just read, passwords, birthdays, or to-do’s, this course will provide you with the best available strategies for memory improvement.

Advanced Comprehension & Memory Course

To sign up for the course, you can register here:

Advanced Comprehension & Memory Course (Online)

The Speak to Sell Virtual Bootcamp with Lisa Sasevich

Dear Friend,
I hope all is well. It’s Deborah Austin here and I’m sharing information about a remarkable program with you. The Speak to Sell Virtual Bootcamp by Lisa Sasevich can help you package and monetize your expertise. As a heart-centered expert, professional or entrepreneur, I know that you have a dream in your heart to build a business or get your expertise known where you deeply serve people with your talents. You want to be able to make a difference in the world while making your passion profitable.

Many people are “the best kept secret” as they don’t know where to begin to get their brilliance out into the world. If you’re like a lot of heart-centered entrepreneurs, professionals and experts, there may be a secret desire you’re still holding on to that if you keep doing awesome work, eventually someone will come along and “discover” you. The problem is that the odds are against you. So what happens is people let their dreams languish…..and even die. Some people give up on their dreams entirely and continue to live a mediocre life that they are not passionate about. I don’t want this to happen to you! The Speak to Sell Program is THE program that helped me to jump start my entrepreneurial journey teaching me how to package and monetize my expertise. I am starting to fulfill my dreams. What about you?

Pre-Register for the Speak-to-Sell Virtual Bootcamp to be Ready When it Opens Once Again!

The Speak to Sell Virtual Bootcamp is Open

The Speak to Sell program is helping me to connect with my ideal clients and obtain speaking engagements. I started as an entrepreneur from the ground up without a business background. My Honours BA university degree is in International Relations and the majority of my professional experience is in the public service. Now as a transformation expert, my mission is helping people develop powerful communication and leadership skills so that they can have the success that they deserve!

I believe strongly in this program because it kick started my success journey that I’m sharing the benefits with you. Have you been waiting for years to step up and get started! Who are you waiting for permission or approval from to release your brilliance, serve people deeply and make a difference in the world. Start building your business today with the Speak to Sell Virtual Bootcamp Program.

Get Your Brilliance Out Into The World Now! You can Pre-Register below for updates once the program launches again:
Get Your Expertise and Brilliance Out Into The World!

Lisa Sasevich, the Queen of Sales Conversion is a world renowned sales expert, famous for her Speak to Sell Virtual Bootcamp Program. Through her programs, she has been helping people for years to package and monetize their expertise and has thousands of successful clients worldwide.

Stay tuned for the Speak to Sell Registration When it Opens for a Limited Time!
Speak to Sell Virtual Bootcamp Registration is Open for a Limited Time!

But here’s some great news. You don’t have to wait anymore to be discovered! When you decide to crown yourself and assume the throne as the expert and industry leader that you were meant to be, everything changes. And if that makes sense to you and you’re ready to step up and assume the throne, this last video from Lisa Sasevich’s brand new training series will show you the exact steps to start now. In this video, Lisa is also opening up registration into her Speak-to-Sell Virtual Bootcamp. This is her highly sought-after training where she holds your hand as you craft an offer that is truly irresistible to your ideal clients and then a presentation, or what she calls a Speak-to-Sell Signature Talk, that leads seamlessly to your offer.

When you invest in the program and use my registration link (send me the confirmation) as a special bonus, I will be offering you a special executive level coaching package that will compliment your Speak to Sell Talk. Having been through the program myself and used it successfully to acquire clients and obtain speaking engagements, I have a unique perspective that can help you. My expertise is helping people become powerful speakers. I’ve coached people from various backgrounds including: MBAs, PhDs, entrepreneurs, small business owners and professionals. Let’s together ensure that this year is your breakthrough and breakout year! Learn to Speak to Sell with Lisa Sasevich and Deborah Austin!

Wishing you infinite success!

Deborah Austin, DTM
Speaker – Writer – Trainer
Coach & Consultant
Tel: 416-546-3390

Get a FREE associate level Women Speakers Association Membership Today!

Dear Friend,
I can’t emphasize enough the power that community has for your career, profession or business. It’s what connects, empowers, and develops us. Community is what keeps us accountable and grounds us. As a woman professional, speaker or entrepreneur you are committed to excellence in all that you do. You know that support and community pays a huge part in your success. Most importantly, it opens doors that we never could have imagined. So what’s your community? Mine is the Women Speakers Association, a global network of women in over 120 countries across six continents.

As a Premier Member of the Women’s Speaker Association, I can attest that I’ve received benefits that have helped me to grow personally and professionally. The resources were invaluable as I begun my speaking, training, coaching and consulting business a few months ago. It can be overwhelming when you start a new business and the Women Speakers Association has resources that can help.

To join as an Associate Member today it is FREE! Join today and learn about the valuable resources.

Click here to join FREE as an associate member:
Free Associate Level – Women Speakers Association Membership

If you choose to later upgrade as a Premier member you will have access to the following which will help grow your business. The Premium Member level benefits are:

Online Member Directory
Global Industry Calendar
Weekly Twitter SpeakerChats
Collaborative Live Events
Exclusive Members-Only Gifts
Discounts & Much More

Your Premier Membership will more than pay for itself as you generate more leads, land more speaking gigs, boost your visibility and credibility, and sell more products and services.

Register for this amazing community through the link below. Remember that your associate membership is FREE!

Free Associate Level – Women Speakers Association Membership

If you would like more information please feel free to reach out at deborah@deborahangelaustin.com

I wish you continued success!

Deborah Austin, DTM
Speaker – Writer – Trainer
Coach & Consultant

Book Recommendation: Influence:The Psychology of Persuasion

In the book Influence:The Psychology of Persuasion, Robert Cialdini, PhD outlines the psychology of why people say yes. Cialdini is a professor of both psychology and marketing. In addition, he has his own consulting firm and is a sought after international speaker. The book was a culmination of research and essentially outlines for readers ways in which they can learn how to persuade effectively. The book examines how readers can use, “triggers” or “weapons of influence” to persuade people to take a certain course of action. The six psychological triggers outlined are universal principles that Cialdini’s research revealed. The six triggers are: reciprocity, commitment & consistency, liking, authority, social proof and scarcity.

The book is a fascinating read and the examples used really emphasize why each of the principles are important. While published decades ago, the book is still influential and has been referenced numerous times both in psychology and in marketing circles. If you are interested in becoming more persuasive in your business or your personal life, pick up a copy today so that you can learn the psychology behind what it takes for people to say yes to you.

Book Recommendation – The Power of Full Engagement

Book Recommendation – The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal

We all know that time is a precious gift and a non-renewal resource.There is no doubt that in the modern era that we are all busier than in the past. At the same time, our lives have been made much easier by technology compared to our pioneering ancestors. Often times we think that we don’t have enough time to accomplish our highest goals and priorities. The Power of Full Engagement is a book that outlines the importance of energy management. As the authors state,“Energy not time, is the fundamental currency of high performance.” The thesis of the book by authors Jim Loehr and Tony Schwatz is that energy management and not time management is the key to success.

The books discusses that full engagement is the effective use of your energy in the various aspects of your life. The authors ask readers to review how they are managing their schedules. In other words, is it really a time management issue or an energy management issue of why readers aren’t performing as effectively as they could be in their lives. The four key sources of energy according to the authors are: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy. Once you assess how you manage your energy, the book then outlines how to use the full engagement training system the authors devised to perform at a higher level. The book advocates things like eating the proper energy rich foods and the power of positive rituals to manage your energy effectively to become a star performer. Definitely worth considering adding to your bookshelf.

The Planning Notepad and www.creativesmoothie.com

My colleague John Krissilas has two websites worth checking out if you are interested in learning more about creativity and branding. The first one is, The Planning Notepad http://www.planningnotepad.com//. According to the site: The Planning Notepad features, “thoughts on advertising, trends, and technology from John Krissilas, an archaeologist turned brand consultant with a passion for understanding people.”

John also is the founder of http://www.creativesmoothie.com/ which is a, “creativity coaching service that helps you boost your creativity and create impactful experiences.” On the site there are tips and techniques that can help you to increase your creativity level. As we are all in the era of the “personal brand” learning new and useful information is important.

Book Recommendation – Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation

Do you know how to fascinate? In other words, do you know how to be captivating so that people take notice and pay attention to your message? In Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation, author Sally Hogshead outlines the elements that you need to become more fascinating. The book is based on research from leading experts as well as the results of a national marketing study. In this study over 1,000 people of various backgrounds were surveyed in depth on fascination. The book is divided into three parts. The first part of the book discusses why the ability to fascinate people is so important and some strategies you can use to make your message compelling enough to fascinate.

The second part of the book discusses what are some of the triggers that you can use to get people interested in your message. The seven triggers that Hogshead discusses are: mystique, lust, alarm, prestige, power, vice and trust. For each of the triggers she gives an analysis of how the trigger works and how it can be used to make your message stand out. For the third part of the book, Hogshead helps you to develop your action plan to make your messages more fascinating.

A recommended read for people interested in developing compelling marketing messages and becoming more fascinating.

Featured Business Tool – Trello

There are several project management tools that are on the market right now. One of the most popular is Trello.  As a project management tool app, Trello is one of the most intuitive and user friendly tools. I’ve used the tool to keep track of projects as well as projects where I’ve collaborated with other people. It has features where you can upload documents, track activity and add other elements that you need for your projects. Trello has both a free and paid business version depending on your requirements. For more information visit www.trello.com

Toastmasters: Transforming Lives!

Toastmasters International is an organization that has the power to transform the lives of individuals.  Toastmasters is a leading, global non-profit organization dedicated to improving the communication and leadership skills of its members. Through its individual clubs (over 300,000 members worldwide) members develop their communication and leadership skills in a supportive environment while contributing to the personal development of their fellow members.

As a member for many years, Toastmasters means many things to me. It means: personal transformation, leadership and communication skills development, service, excellence, dedication, fun, friendship and camaraderie. At its core; however, to me Toastmasters is really about service and empowerment. By participating in Toastmasters programs members are empowered to become authentic communicators and leaders. In others words, they are empowered to become who they were truly meant to be while serving others.

The organization started in 1924 by Ralph Smedley. Since that time (for over 90 years) the organization has helped over 3,000,000 men and women worldwide to develop their leadership and communication skills in a supportive environment. While there is an organizational structure in place, it’s the members that are at the apex or the top of the organization.

How Toastmasters works is that members join a home club. Every week, bi-weekly or monthly members come together in the club environment to develop their communication and leadership skills. Members deliver speeches both prepared and impromptu. An important part of the program is learning how to deliver effective feedback through the evaluation of speeches and various components of the meeting. Members develop their leadership and communication skills, along with critical thinking, meeting facilitation, feedback skills among other skills in this supportive environment.

Toastmasters helped me to develop my communication and leadership skills to the advanced level. I have won awards for public speaking. It’s a beautiful thing to witness when members bring their potential to fruition. Through mentoring and coaching members, I’ve seen this beautiful development first hand as members become their true selves as leaders. A personal transformation does occur.

Members take the communication and leadership skills they have developed and use them to affect positive change. Members positively impact their families, friendships, their workplaces, volunteer organizations and their communities. I’ll always be a passionate ambassador and advocate for Toastmasters as I believe that it helps to make the world a better place for all.

What about you? How has belonging to Toastmasters or another volunteer service organization impacted your life?

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