A Free Persuasive Speech Sample For You

Written by Brian Benjamin Carter, MS, LAc


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d.What is wellness? Most of my patients come to see me because theyíre desperate to get relief from some pain or disease Ė these are great motivators! But sometimes I get others who go through my health questionnaires for some other reason, and they invariably realize they had more health problems than they had thought. They either werenít paying attention to them, or they had unknowingly lowered their standards to match their slowly eroding quality of life. So, even people who donít think they have any diseases still may not experience optimal wellness. e.Whatísrepparttar difference between disease treatment and wellness? One means ignoring reality until a negative thing happens, then running from it. The other means envisioning a positive, and striving to attain it. Our own experience teaches us how miserable a life is that consists of sticking our heads inrepparttar 107990 sand and then putting out fires. Hopefully, you also have some experience with making positive goals and achieving them, andrepparttar 107991 school of hard knocks has taught you itísrepparttar 107992 better way. f.If you havenít committed to wellness, created health goals, and arenít striving to achieve them, then youíre just waiting for your health to disappear. g.Thomas Edison said, "The doctor ofrepparttar 107993 future will no longer treatrepparttar 107994 human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition,Ē and a co founder of Johns Hopkins University and one ofrepparttar 107995 most influential and exemplary MDís ever, William Osler said, ďOne ofrepparttar 107996 first duties ofrepparttar 107997 physician is to educaterepparttar 107998 masses not to take medicine.Ē In Chinese medicine, we look at acupuncture, herbs, drugs, and surgery as medical interventions for disease, to be used as a last resort- when they are needed, it means we already failed to live well. The norm these days is that almost everyone is so out of balance that they need some degree of medical intervention. No one ever taught us how to live well, to safeguard our energy, to balance ourselves withrepparttar 107999 seasons, etc. h.Albert Schweitzer was a doctor who spent 50 years in Africa fighting leprosy and sleeping sickness, and for that wonrepparttar 108000 1952 Nobel Peace Prize. He once said, "It's supposed to be a secret but I'll tell you anyway. We doctors do nothing. We only help and encouragerepparttar 108001 doctor within." He also said, "Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his willóhis personal responsibility.Ē Most of us have given up some of our power over our own well being. We wantrepparttar 108002 physicians and scientists to solverepparttar 108003 problem of health for us. Instead of changing our exercise and eating habits, we tryrepparttar 108004 next miracle pill. To be sure, drugs are necessary in many situations, but only because our lifestyles took us to a place of disease. As Schweitzer says, we need to take responsibility for our own health. You have more power than you think over your well being Ė take responsibility for it, and make it happen! i.Car maintenance i.If you never changedrepparttar 108005 oil in your car,repparttar 108006 engine wears on itself, and eventually can seize up beyond repair. The common sense of preventive measures is why we have schedule maintenance check-ups, 6 month dental cleanings, and yearly physicals. ii.However, most medical checkups are too short, and are focused on disease, not wellness. They arenít thorough enough to help you live in optimal health. 4.How can you factrepparttar 108007 facts about well being andrepparttar 108008 state of your health? a.Iím putting a lot of information inrepparttar 108009 Prevention and Optimal Living book Iím writing. To help you measure your state of health, and see how constructive your lifestyle is or isnít, Iíve created a series of quizzes Ė theyíll also be in my book, but Iíd be happy to get yourepparttar 108010 rough copies if you just canít wait. b.But you need to know what you can expect from wellness: Comfortable breathing, no pain anywhere in your body,repparttar 108011 ability to go into any reasonable environment without getting a cold or flu, a reasonable appetite, perfect digestion,repparttar 108012 perfect bowel movement Ė comes out easy, doesnít smell, and doesnít require a whole roll of toilet paper to clean up, no PMS, perfect vision and hearing, easy, restful, restorative sleep, staying asleep all night, and waking up refreshed and invigorated, staying alert and energetic throughoutrepparttar 108013 day, emotional balance, serenity, peace, patience, and an open heart and mind 5.What are some Examples ofrepparttar 108014 Goals I want you to set for yourselves? a.The most important things you can change to improve your wellness are your eating habits, exercise, rest, and emotions. b.Iím going to exercise 3 times per week, or even more primary: Iím going to try every form of exercise I can until I findrepparttar 108015 ones I love to do. c.Iím going to eatrepparttar 108016 foods that Chinese medicine says will balance out my patterns of imbalance. d.Iím going to do a relaxing or spiritual activity for a half an hour, 4x per week e.Iím going to have a peaceful dinner with friends or family at least 3 times per week. f.All of these will help you achieve greater well being and prevent more disease. 6.How Can You Achieve Them? a.With persistence and discipline. Weíll never be perfect, sorepparttar 108017 most important thing is that you make progress. John Wooden,repparttar 108018 most winning college basketball coach in history said, ďSuccess is being as prepared as you can possibly be- beingrepparttar 108019 best you that you can be.Ē He also said, ďPeople usually know what they should do to get what they want. They just wonít do it. They wonít payrepparttar 108020 price. Understand that there is a price to be paid for achieving anything of significance. You must be willing to payrepparttar 108021 price.Ē But donít get overwhelmed- If you donít start, youíre continuing to fail. Just pick one thing to work on, and get started. Just do it! b.Another key is teamwork. If you find someone, a group of people, or even just one person who also wants to commit to well being, you can meet weekly to talk about your progress and help each other. If you have trouble duringrepparttar 108022 week, you can call them. Just knowing there are others withrepparttar 108023 same purpose will refresh your enthusiasm. c.Cicero said, ďMen decide far more problems by hate, love, sorrow, joy, hope, or fear, than by reality, authority, or any legal standard.Ē So, get to know what well being is, and learn to love it. Identify your unhealthy habits, and develop a seething hate, a real disgust for them. Healthy people like healthy people, so youíre more likely to find love and romance when you nourish your own well being - unless youíre looking for a really sick partner, or a partner who digs really sick people,. Think about what a pity it is that some people are killing themselves day after day, whether intentionally or out of ignorance, with their poor lifestyles. Develop a positive and hopeful picture of your future and how important well being is to it Ė most likely, every dream and goal you have already assumes that you will feel well enough to enjoy it once you achieve it.

Brian has been a public speaker for five years, a guest on national radio shows, is president of his local speaking club, teaches medicine, and is the author of Powerful Body, Peaceful Mind: How to Heal Yourself with Foods, Herbs, and Acupressure (http://www.pulsemed.org/).


The 10 Worst Tips To Give Someone Who Has To Speak In Public

Written by Alan Matthews


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But they are also expecting something in return forrepparttar time they are giving up. If you start suggesting that, in some way, this is going to be a lousy speech, theyíll believe you. And theyíll switch off. You will have lost any sympathy they had.

To get over your nerves atrepparttar 107989 start, have a clear and positive opening worked out. This is one part ofrepparttar 107990 speech you can memorise to get you throughrepparttar 107991 first few moments. Just tell them who you are, what you are talking about and what they will gain from listening. Then get on with it.

7. Stand still and donít move your hands about.

A lot of people who are inexperienced at public speaking try their utmost to stop themselves moving about. They seem to have some fear that their bodies will go out of control and theyíll do something totally ridiculous or embarrassing. So they try to keep absolutely still, often by holding onto a lectern likerepparttar 107992 survivor of a shipwreck clinging to a piece of driftwood onrepparttar 107993 ocean.

The best way to make contact with an audience and to keep their attention is to behave as if you are speaking to them in a normal conversation. So you move about, you use gestures, you look at them. When speakers try to stop themselves doing these things, they become unnatural, distant fromrepparttar 107994 audience.

So donít get too hung up about any mannerisms you think you may have. Itís usually better to look natural than to try to deliver a talk as though from a straightjacket. Just avoid some obvious distractions, like playing with something in your hands, pushing your hands in your pockets and juggling your change( a male thing ), shifting back and forth on one leg. But, if what you are saying is interesting, people will listen.

8. Stare overrepparttar 107995 heads ofrepparttar 107996 audience.

This is a way of pretending to establish eye contact without really doing so, because some people feel awkward about it. They donít really want to look atrepparttar 107997 audience. The idea is that, if you look out over their heads, they will think you are looking at them.

Actually, they wonít. Theyíll think ď Why is this person looking over my head? ď.

To my mind,repparttar 107998 key factor in gaining an audienceís attention and keeping it ( apart fromrepparttar 107999 fascinating content of your talk ) is eye contact. If you were talking to someone who never looked at you, what would you think?

Chances are youíd think ď This person isnít interested in me. Heís not listening. ď Or, ifrepparttar 108000 person was speaking but not looking at you, you may think they were a bit shifty, perhaps dishonest. In any event, you wouldnít find it a pleasant experience.

The same goes for speaking in public. If I am in an audience andrepparttar 108001 speaker doesnít look at me, I canít feel that person is interested in me or whether I am listening. So I stop listening. Onrepparttar 108002 other hand, ifrepparttar 108003 speaker makes a point of keeping eye contact with me, it gives merepparttar 108004 feeling that he cares about making some connection with me and Iíll feel less inclined to switch off.

So look at them while you speak, keep your eyes moving aroundrepparttar 108005 room so you engage everyone there. If itís a very big audience, you can look at a section at a time but, with a small audience, you will need to look at individuals. Not for too long, but glance at everyone as you speak so no Ė one feels left out.

9. Imaginerepparttar 108006 audience naked.

This is supposed to be another way to deal with nerves. I have actually seen it in guides to presentations.

The best answer to this is one I found inrepparttar 108007 book ď Successful Presentations for Dummies ď by Malcolm Kushner: IDG Books. He says there is probably halfrepparttar 108008 audience who you wouldnít mind seeing naked. The other half you certainly would never want to see naked. Either way, itís not a calming thought.

Another Ď tip Ď I have come across is to pretendrepparttar 108009 audience isnít there. This probably works in a way because I can guarantee, if you pretendrepparttar 108010 audience isnít there, pretty soon it wonít be.

I mentioned eye contact above. You canít just ignorerepparttar 108011 people out there and expect your talk to have any impact. There are lots of ways to tackle nerves but they come under 3 categories:

* preparation, think through what could go wrong and prepare for it, know your subject and be clear about why you are givingrepparttar 108012 talk, also keep things in perspective Ė whatísrepparttar 108013 worst than can happen? Youíre not performing brain surgery.

* relaxation or deep breathing exercises.

* positive self Ė talk, visualiserepparttar 108014 talk going really well, tell yourself it will be a success, know that you have prepared and that you can do this and stop yourself when you start to think it will all be a disaster.

Above all, remember that everyone gets nervous when they have to speak in public. If you donít feel nervous, you should ask someone to check your pulse. The nerves themselves are notrepparttar 108015 problem. You can carry on and give a great talk even though you feel nervous atrepparttar 108016 start.

10. Have a drink beforehand to calm your nerves.

No, no, no. Alcohol and nerves are a lethal combination. Have you ever sat through a Best Manís speech at a wedding? Then youíll know what I mean. Donít do it.

Incidentally, if you want to have a glass of water at hand in case your mouth gets dry Ė use still not sparkling. Belching into a microphone is not to be recommended.

There you are Ėrepparttar 108017 top 10 things to avoid when speaking in public. Keep away from these, follow my simple rules, and you wonít go far wrong.

Good luck.



Alan Matthews is a Marketing Coach, Trainer and Speaker who helps business owners to prepare and deliver a compelling marketing message. For a free report " Why Isn't This Working? How To Get People Interested In Your Business " email mailto:attractclients@getresponse.com email: mailto:alan@trainofthought.org.uk Website: http://www.trainofthought.org.uk


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