The first time I did this exercise, after just 40 days I noticed that all my negative internal self-talk
had totally vanished, crowded out by the daily pos-itive focus of the Mirror Exercise. I used to
berate myself for things like mis-placing my car keys
As the parent of this inner child, one of your most important tasks is to engage it and reward it
for behaving itself while you get your work done.
If you had a 3-year-old in real life, you might say, Mommy has to finish this proposal in the
next twenty m
Just as you acknowledge your big successes, you need to acknowledge your small daily
successes, too. The Mirror Exercise is based on the principle that we all need acknowledgment,
but the most important acknowledgement is the acknowledgment we give oursel
committed to drinking every day. And then . . . lets see . . . you finished editing the new staff
orientation manual, and you got a really good start on scheduling the summer management
TRANSFORM YOURSELF FOR SUCCESS
training program. And then you fil
Just before going to bed, stand in front of a mirror and appreciate your-self for all that you have
accomplished during the day. Start with a few sec-onds of looking directly into the eyes of the
person in the mirroryour mirror image looking back at you.
Philosophers are remiss, I believe, for not offering more in the way of
theories which address this prob-lem. In the present chapter, I begin with
a brief reminder of what I take public policy to be, which I described in
Chapter 1. Next, I pres-ent a numb
In the case of prioritization, we need to develop tools and ideas for the
process of framing and organizing the problems we face. Time and
resources are always limited, thus the selection of the problems we
address over any given period can be better or w
It is also an important matter for considering the tools, attitudes, and
dynamism required for the experimentalism I defend in this book.
Experimentalism in leadership calls for a certain fluidity in addressing
moral problems. At the same time, a leader m
If your audience includes people whose first
language is not English, to whom the
nuances of connotation may not be readily
apparent, explain your intentions in more
detail, rather than relying on word
Use Words Concisely
Your goal should
Specific, concrete nouns create memorable images;
likewise, specific, concrete verbs can be especially
effec-tive. It is more memorable, for example, to say,
The leaves of plants in the fields are shredded to
tatters, than to say, The hailstorm severely d
Oral style is more personal. When speaking, you
can look your listeners in the eye, talk to them
directly, and interact. If you see that they dont like
or dont understand what you are saying, you can
adjust your statements and explanations to gain
When you study public speaking, you are also join-ing a
long history with many traditions, including the following:
Fourth to first centuries bce. During this golden age of
public speaking, the Greek philosopher Aristotle
formulated, and Roman orators ref
23 Explain why it is important to study public speaking.
24 Discuss in brief the history of public speaking.
25 Sketch and explain a model that illustrates the compo-
nents and the process of communication.
Why study Public speaking?
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