Public Speaking and the Law of ExpectationsWritten by Mike Moore
Public Speaking and The Law of Expectations by Mike Moore
The Law of Expectations states that we move toward and eventually realize what we expect from life. If you expect to be successful, if you work hard to achieve success and if you never give up, you will achieve your expectations.
When you combine law of expectations with visualization you compound your possibilities. If you expect to be successful and visualize yourself as successful likelihood of you achieving success is certain. Remember, we tend to become what we expect to become.
When applied to public speaking it looks like this. When you are hired to give a speech expect it to be a sparkling, enthusiastic success. Visualize yourself as an interesting, witty, well informed master of art who totally enjoys subject and audience. Hold this expectation and vision in your mind firmly. Don’t let go of it for anything. Repeat over and over,” I tend to become what I expect to become and achieve what I expect to achieve.”
Busy Beavers Build Piles Of SticksWritten by Steve Gillman
Well, you're just a busy beaver, aren't you?" You've either heard or used this cliche, but what do you know about beavers? Let me tell you about something I learned.
One night on Discovery Channel, I watched a scientist determine how beavers knew where to put sticks to build their dams. It's by sound of water, he discovered. A recording of running water would soon have beavers busy covering tape player with sticks. He could get them to build useless piles of sticks anywhere he wanted.
What a great metaphor! Aren't we often building useless piles of sticks? We keep busy, responding to whatever drives us, but without doing anything truly productive. My personal favorite is making redundant to-do lists, or adding something already done to my list, just to check it off. Talk about a useless pile of sticks!
Efficiency Versus Effectiveness
It's worth noting that beavers were very efficient at piling sticks on tape recorders. It didn't help dam construction one bit, of course. Efficiency clearly doesn't equal effectiveness, but is it so obvious in our own lives?