How I overcame my stutter/stammer

Written by Stephen Hill

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My girlfriend and I also decided to move to Brixham in Devon from Birmingham.

While looking for work I put an advert in numerous newspapers inrepparttar Devon, and Cornwall area, withrepparttar 145890 headline being “if you have a stutter, I am an ex-stutterer who can help”. I had quite a few responses torepparttar 145891 adverts, however not as many as I had expected. I wrote hand-written letters torepparttar 145892 people who had contacted me, and after only two weeks I helped my first client, a fourteen-year-old girl from Exeter. I helped her over a continuous five-day period, her father was also present, both were more than happy withrepparttar 145893 results.

After two more successful five-day courses, I decided to putrepparttar 145894 career as a Financial Advisor on hold, to try to make helping people to achieve fluency a full time career. I set myself a goal forrepparttar 145895 first year of helping fifteen people, byrepparttar 145896 end of that year I had helped eighteen. I wanted to purchase a computer, which would helprepparttar 145897 letters to look more professional; I bought a computer after about eight months. I felt I needed a website and duringrepparttar 145898 early months of year two achieved this goal, I have since invested in a more impressive and factual site ( which has around two hundred “hits” per week. Advertising is essential to almost every business and byrepparttar 145899 end of year two, I placed adverts in over thirty Yellow Pages across England.

During June of 1999, I had my fifteen minutes of fame. I was featured in Woman’s Own magazine and had articles written about how I had achieved fluency in every national newspaper including a front-page appearance inrepparttar 145900 Daily Telegraph. I was interviewed on Talk Sport, Radio 2, 4 and 5, and numerous local radio stations. This is something I would have found virtually impossible only a few years before.

Overrepparttar 145901 past six years (up to 2002) I have helped many stutterer’s to reach their goal of fluency including people from Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Ireland.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Steve Hill

Stephen Hill is somebody who has overcome a stammer/stutter and who now helps other people to achieve fluency. Stephen runs one to one speech courses held in Birmingham, England. For people who are unable to attend there is a seventy minute dvd available. His main website is at

7 Steps To Having More Energy

Written by Melanie Mendelson

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4. Take a walk.

Sitting inrepparttar chair all day can make you feel stiff and tired, and then you'd feel too lazy to get up, creating a vicious cycle of inactivity.

Make it into a habit to take a walk every day, and your energy levels will increase.

5. Break a routine.

Havingrepparttar 145889 same old routine every day sucks out your soul and steals your energy.

Do not allow yourself to get stuck in a rut! Do something new on a regular basis.

6. See a friend.

Isolation is a recipe for bad mood and low energy. Even when you don't feel like dealing with anyone, spending time with a person whose company you enjoy will energize you.

7. Lose weight.

Carrying excess weight puts additional strain onrepparttar 145890 body. Even an extra 10 lbs are hard to carry. Try lifting a 10 lb sack of potatoes! Now imagine it being permanently attached to you - day and night.

If you are overweight, your body has to work hard to constantly carry aroundrepparttar 145891 extra pounds. Shedrepparttar 145892 excess fat, and you'll feel lighter and more energetic.

Melanie Mendelson helps people lose weight fast with her Foolproof 30 Day Diet. Using her method, you can lose up to 25 lbs in 30 days. For motivation, read weight loss success stories at her website

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