Does this post push any buttons with you?
I was visiting my sister many years ago and my young nephew was in the room playing happily on the floor with his toys. As we chatted, a radio tuned to Radio 4 played quietly in the background. Suddenly the theme tune for the Archers came on and something extraordinary happened. My nephew stopped playing with his toys, leapt up as if electrocuted and…Read more »
Success in Business is Short-sighted
So many of today’s seminars, conferences, speeches, workshops etc. are sold on the promise of ‘success in business’. Why is success in business so widely admired in society? Because that’s how most people become rich, I hear you answer. Which forces the question – why is being rich so desired by people in general? Why isn’t ‘success in life’ the…Read more »
Why Bettakultcha has to replace Motivational Speakers
Before I explain Bettakultcha, let’s look at the business of motivational speaking. The speaker’s brief is usually to motivate the audience into working harder or smarter for the organization that hired them. The speakers are generally flown into an organization at great expense and with great fanfare. They are usually experts of some kind in their field, but that expertise…Read more »
Why isn’t public speaking taken seriously?
I recently attended an award evening at the school my children go to and they had a motivational speaker in the middle of the prize giving. He was an Olympic swimmer and he had fifteen minutes in which to tell the hundreds of children and parents how great they can be if they apply themselves. His message (I garnered) is…Read more »