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Get Creative

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This week I had to be creative while being on the road and in a hotel room to deliver one of my virtual presentations. Here is the set up!

My challenge for us this week is to get creative the next time something comes our way that we are not used to or puts us in a different environment.

Where can we get creative this week? Ready… set… go!




Adventures of Public Speaking: Morocco

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We had a stop in Casablanca, Morocco for our Map to Dreaming BIG tour and we have learned a few things along the way! What has been one thing you have learned this week that others can benefit from?

Ryan Avery’s Videos

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Here you can watch several of Ryan Avery’s full keynotes and trainings in a variety of industry settings. Below Ryan illustrates his flexibility when working with you and your team, his ability to relate to his audience and his value to all in attendance.

WATCH: Ryan Avery Training Reel
Ryan Avery has trained leaders on every continent in the world. Ryan has proven experience in captivating diverse audiences that range in age, size and industry. Watch now what value Ryan Avery brings to this team of leaders at Diageo’s World Class Business Training Day and the refreshing, proven and valuable content he delivers every time!

WATCH: Ryan Avery’s Keynote Speaker’s Reel
Get the taste of what it’s like to have Ryan Avery as your keynote speaker and what his audience members say after they hear him speak. When you are looking for the keynote speaker to wow your audience, to motivate your audience and to educate your audience in the most refreshing, proven and valuable way, Ryan Avery is the speaker you are looking for!

WATCH: EXECUTIVE KEYNOTE – Vistage International VES
Ryan Avery delivers his Go from A to THE keynote at the Denver Vistage Executive Summit in front of 300 CEOs and their Key Executives. Ryan Speaks to 40+ Vistage groups and events throughout the year with his average rating of 4.8 out of 5.0 in content and delivery.

Ryan Avery delivers the opening keynote at Uponor’s User Conference at the Las Vegas Bellagio hotel in front of 1,000 leaders. Ryan spoke for 35 minutes instead of 60 minutes as to get the conference back on track with time. Ryan is flexible, professional and the easiest speaker you will ever work with.

Ryan Avery delivers the custom keynote for IACURH’s annual conference titled, “This is Our Time” as it was the theme of the conference. Ryan spoke, inspired and educated more than 300 college students and he ended his talk with a rousing standing “O” ovation!

WATCH: NON-PROFIT KEYNOTE – Vancouver District 96 Conference
Ryan Avery delivers the opening keynote for the D96 Conference in Vancouver, Canada in front of 200+ Toastmasters. Ryan has spoken to over 30 Toastmaster Districts around the world and has helped start 8 clubs in four countries since 2012.

WATCH: World Record Video
Ryan Avery and his wife, Chelsea Avery, recently set the World Record for being the Youngest Couple to Professionally Speak on All Seven Continents. They were a combined age of 29 years, 8 months and 12 days. They accomplished this by professionally speaking in seven continents in seven months, with their last training in Antarctica on November 28, 2015.

How to Feel Productive Everyday

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I was going through my first published YouTube videos and found this one on

Dream BIG,

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How to create a to-do list that works

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Here is how you can improve your to-do list so you can accomplish your short-term and long-term goals! Make sure you have a balance between what you are doing to maintain your lifestyle and items you are doing to improve (gain) your lifestyle. If you like this method share it using one of the social media icons below!

Adventures of Public Speaking: Philadelphia

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What leadership lessons can you learn when the airlines lose your luggage, a creepy guy sleeps next to you on the floor and you have to pay over $1,000 in one-way tickets to make your speech on time? Adventures of public speaking…. oh the places you will go! What was the worst travel experience you had and what lesson did you learn from it? 

Adventures of Public Speaking: Panama City Beach

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What leadership lesson can we learn from swimming with a school of baby manta rays?

Adventures of Public Speaking: Sumter, SC

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Here are a few leadership lessons learned while in Sumter, SC this week to speak at my first

Advice form John C. Maxwell: Good Leaders Ask Great Questions
He mentioned there are seven questions that can unlock big doors for you. The next time you are getting together with someone ask them one or all of these questions:

1) What is the greatest lesson you have ever learned?
2) How has failure shaped your life?
3) Who do you know that I should know?
4) What have you done that I should do?
5) What have you read that I should read?
6) What are you learning now?
7) How can I add value to you?

The one that I would add that I always ask those I meet with is, “What would you do differently if you were starting out again at my age?” This one always gets me great answers.

Advice from Linda Kaplan Thaler: It’s all about GRIT
“Every time you do something nice for someone, you create a positive imprint, and positive impressions are like seeds. It may take 1, 5 or 10 years, but those seeds will blossom and flower in some wonderfully unexpected way!” – Linda Kaplan Thaler

1) Every leader needs GRIT to succeed: GUTS. RESILIENCE. INITIATIVE. TENACITY.
2) Be brave enough to try!
3) Dont prepare! Over OVER prepare!

There was SO much I learned while speaking and listening to the other speakers, like Craig Valentine and Tim Sanders, and I am very thankful Lefford Fate put this event on in Sumter, SC. Hope you are having a great day and as always…

Dream BIG,

VIDEO: How to Use a Whiteboard to Accomplish Your Goals

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I use a whiteboard to help outline my goals, ideas and coaching sessions. How can you utilize a whiteboard? Are you a whiteboard fan? Share by clicking on a social media icon below and let’s connect!

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