It’s that time of year! Our “littles” are are making their lists for Santa, standing in lines at the mall to present them with sparkling eyes and having a hard time sleeping as the expectation builds. Hubby and I both have moms who are wonderful gift-givers, and they are asking our family to make our wish-lists for them as Christmas shopping commences.
How about you? What’s on your wish-list this year? I’d love to suggest adding some things to your list that sharpen your speaking gift. (You know you don’t need another sweater!!) How about asking for:
- A Next Step gift certificate–Your loved one can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set this up, and I’ll send them a gift certificate to “surprise” you with on Christmas morning. They can be made out for as little as $25 for one of our Group Services conference calls to $225 for one of our individual services.
- A book on speaking—Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley (this one is 30% off through the end of Nov.) or Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath are two books that are must-reads for speakers. I’m also currently reading Ken Davis’ book Secrets of Dynamic Communication , and I highly recommend it for learning to bring laser-like focus to your messages.
- She Speaks–It’s a big gift to ask for registration to She Speaks, but if you have people who ask you what you’d like for Christmas, this is a great time to start your savings. You might have to say that it can be your gift for every gift-giving event this year :), but it will be worth it!