A Presentation Lesson From Dr. Wayne Dyer

As a presenter, have you ever walked into a packed room with lots of energy and couldn’t wait for your chance to take the stage? It is exciting! On the flip side, have you ever walked into a room with only 25% of the seats filled and no energy? How do you feel? Does it affect your presentation? It used to hurt mine terribly.

First, do you know who Dr. Wayne Dyer is? If not, he is a very spiritually based motivational author and speaker. Some of his favorite quotes are: “You’ll see it when you believe it” and “Stay focused on what you are for rather than what you are against.” When I was first introduced to the world of motivation, I loved listening to Zig, Tony, Brian, and Dr. Dyer.

I was at a church last week watching his new film: Ambition to Meaning. The quote at the top of this article comes from that movie. It took me a while to understand what he meant by that. As we grow in life (or as a presenter) we must realize that some of the things we believed and lived by are not true anymore. We must let go. As Craig Valentine would say, “What got you here, won’t get you there.

As I was watching the film, he reminded me of a lesson I learned from him at one of his live presentations. A lesson I still need to be reminded of on occasion.

Dr. Dyer came to Worcester, MA early in my career. I had read his book, Real Magic, and could not wait to see him live. As a new speaker, as I entered the room I was getting excited. This is what I want to do for a living; here is a celebrity in the business. Cool. The seats were set for a thousand people. One of the local insurance companies had brought him in to speak to their company and decided to open it up to the public to help cover the cost of bringing him in.

Seven minutes before show time, I looked around and saw that only about twenty-five percent of the seats were filled. Oh my! What a difficult setting. How uncomfortable for the speaker. I was embarrassed for him, that there were so few people there. It was weird, I felt bad for him and I had nothing to do with the promotion of the event.

As Dr. Dyer took the stage, he had a certain calmness about him. He carefully looked around and noticed the turn out. Someone must have said something to him, or apologized to him for the low turn out. The first thing he said to the audience was “It is OK”. He said, “The people who are supposed to be here are. That’s all we need.” Wow. It took me a while to absorb what he said.

At that point in my career I would have freaked out. I would have been upset with someone. Bottom line, to him, it did not matter. He was OK with it. He did not let it affect him. In fact, he was excited to help whoever was there, even though the “setting” was not perfect. We all need to remember that, yes, we want to have a full room with lots of energy. But, sometimes it won’t be. Once we optimize the setting for our presentation, our goal as a speaker is to help the people in front of us the best we can, no matter what the setting, or how many people are there. As much fun as a full room can be, we are there to change the lives and inspire the ones that are present. Don’t let your own ego get in the way of your connection with your audience like I used to.

Dr. Dyer, thanks for helping me to “grow up” as a speaker. Thanks for helping me to see that confidence on stage is good, ego is not. How will you look at the next presentation when there is a low turn out?

Cloud Computing Certification – A Worth Having Qualification in The Present Industry

Cloud computing, which is a popular technology today, can be defined as the delivery of computing services such as storage, servers, networking, databases, software, analytics and other associated services, through the World Wide Web (WWW) or the Internet, also called “the cloud.” This technology has significantly changed the manner in which today’s organizations keep and manage their IT resources. It promotes a global access to shared pools of online system resources, which can be deployed at a moment’s notice, with great convenience. Such a cloud is also sometimes called a virtual server.

The majority of medium and large organizations today, especially the MNCs, have either adopted the cloud computing technology or quickly making a transition towards it in order to manage their IT operations effectively. Many other organizations are undergoing the transition phase of deploying this high return technology. The benefits offered by the cloud computing technology for the modern business organizations are hard to be overlooked. The primary benefits of this technology include cost and time saving; unparalleled flexibility; and great reliability. It is because of these benefits only that, today, the cloud computing technology is witnessing great demand across industries, which is only increasing with time.

The constantly rising demand for this technology in the IT industry has resulted in a corresponding increase in the demand for qualified cloud computing professionals. The cloud computing professionals such as the cloud infrastructure engineers, operations engineers, software engineers, operations manager, etc., have today become one of the best-paid professionals in the IT industry. Many large organizations are willing to offer handsome pay packages to such professionals, only if the candidate proves to be a deserving candidate with strong domain knowledge.

A cloud computing certification serves as an express route for those who want to enter the cloud computing field. If the industry experts are to be believed, the demand for these professionals such as the cloud software engineers, architects, application engineers, consultants, and other such professionals, will see a substantial rise in the future. This will broaden the demand and supply gap, which is already present. Therefore, the present time would prove to be the best time to pursue a professional certification course in this field. This can open the gates of many lucrative career opportunities for you.

The cloud computing online training provides the most viable training choice for the full-time students and working professionals who want to obtain professional mileage in this lucrative field. The cloud computing online courses enable the learners to study at the time, place, and pace, best suited to them; quite evidently, the online training offers great flexibility and control to the learners. The learners also get benefited through the online learning resources present in this mode such as a virtual classroom, webinars, 24/7 e-learning content, on-demand mock tests, practice assignments, instant performance report, and what not. These online resources, together, deliver an enriching learning experience to the learners and enhance their professional worth. The only thing that the candidates should take care is that they pursue such professional online training from a credible institution only.

Today online training organization with a proven track record. It offers professional cloud computing training online, along with multiple other online courses in domains such as artificial intelligence, data science, CAD/CAM, and project management, among others. You may get detailed information about the cloud computing online.

About the Author: He regularly writes articles and blog posts on the topics like professional training, education, and certification courses. He is a versatile writer, conversant with multiple types of writing. He holds a rich work experience and has written content for various industries such as health, education, finance, law, travel, and IT services, among others.

When The Past Is Present

In the book, ‘When The past is Present’, David Richo goes into how our past can still influence what is taking place in our present This was a book I read in 2012, so I can’t remember any specific details about it.

However, I had an experience recently that clearly demonstrated how what took place in the past can impact the present. I often spend a certain amount of time in an environment where, at times, I feel as though I’m walking on eggshells.

Unstable

As to whether or not I can relax depends on if a certain person is there or not; if they are, I feel as though I have to be on alert and, if they are not, I can settle down. When I crossed paths with this person a little while ago, my inner world soon changed.

And what added to this experience was when this person ended up making a big deal over something that hadn’t been done. I already felt tense, and I ended feeling emotionally overwhelmed.

The Outcome

Afterwards, part of me became angry and I thought about getting my own back. I could have felt like a victim and seen this person as a perpetrator, which would have meant that I played no part in what took place.

One way of looking at this would be to say that there was absolutely no reason for me to feel this way as my life was not under threat. But, when this situation is looked at from a deeper place, it is possible to see the bigger picture.

A Mirror

There are two parts here: what happened between me and the other person, and what caused me to spend time in this environment to begin with. How I feel when I’m around this person is similar to how I used to feel around my mother as a child – she was emotionally unstable, to say the least.

Many years have passed since that time but, the trauma of those years had stayed within me. How I felt, along with the beliefs I created during this time, is then what played a big part in me having this experience and being drawn to this environment.

Self-Awareness

Now, it wasn’t pleasant for me to have this experience, and if I hadn’t been aware of what was going on, I would have believed that I played no part in what took place. This doesn’t mean that I’m ‘special’ or have a special ability; it’s simply the result of all the work I have put in to understand myself since 2003.

The experiences that I had as a child set me up to feel comfortable with being around people who were emotionally unstable. This became what was familiar, and what is familiar is what is safe to the ego mind.

Final Thoughts

Before this incident took place I was aware of how an early wound was being played out with this person, yet my awareness increased after this took place. Up until this point, it was as though I was looking though a window that wasn’t completely clear.

Due to the work I had done on myself, I was able to observe what was taking place within me. If, on the other hand, I had been identified with it, it would have stopped me from being able to see how my external world was mirroring back what was taking place within me.
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If you can see that there are certain patterns that continually play out in your life, and you want to embrace your inherent power, it might be a good idea for you to reach out for external support. This can be provided by a therapist or a healer, for instance.

Teacher, Prolific writer, author, and coach, Oliver JR Cooper, hails from England. His insightful commentary and analysis covers all aspects of human transformation, including love, partnership, self-love, and inner awareness. With over one thousand eight hundred in-depth articles highlighting human psychology and behaviour, Oliver offers hope along with his sound advice.