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Posts by D. John Carlson

About DJC

The older I get, the less I know and the more inquisitive I get.

Unfortunately, despite a lifelong search, most of the answers elude me. That said, I love to ask the questions and fuel the debates that will ultimately lead us all to a better understanding of the big issues in life, the universe and everything.

They say that we spend 98% of our lives in our head. I for one would like to use that time as effectively as possible.

Less is definitely more if you don't want your audience nodding off.

The art of public speaking - Part 3

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Less is definitely more when it comes to making a speech.

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19 days ago
(Money & Business)
Values - a key to happiness.

A truly valuable lesson from my 60 years

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I have learned a great deal in my 60 years - including the secret to my happiness. What is yours?

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2 days ago
(Yesterday)

Do we not care about ethics?

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Why do we let so many get away with outrageous double standards?

Business Ethics
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About 1 year ago
(Money & Business)
Diet is a big part of my health, wellbeing and happiness - and I clearly do not just mean food.

Food for thought: Why diet is so important

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Your diet involves so much more than the food you eat - and sustains so much more than your belly.

Ageing Health Food
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5 months ago
(Health & Beauty)
Get over your fear of presenting.

The art of public speaking - Part 4

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Present well, or limit your career.

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7 days ago
(Money & Business)
Who am I? Just follow the clues to a bottle of wine.

Who am I? Guess my name to win a bottle of wine

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Correctly guess the identity of this person, at the peak of their fame between 1960 and 1990, and you could win!.

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12 days ago
(Pastimes)
What are the most important words in the English language? Picture: iStock .

The most important words in the English language

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Listen up! These humble words could change your life.

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2 months ago
(Love & Relationships)
The author believes the merger of many charities would be in the best interests of the needy.

Why do charities exist?

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Should charities exist for the communities they serve and act accordingly, no matter the ramifications? I say yes!

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4 months ago
(Kindness)
Reduce anxiety to be a better presenter.

The art of public speaking: Part 2

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Suffering from speech anxiety? Our expert in the field explains how you can manage it.

Hobbies Relationships Business
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About 1 month ago
(Money & Business)
Why is breastfeeding in public so often discouraged, when it is our first source of nutrients as mammals? Picture: iStock.

Have we forgotten that we are animals?

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Human beings are animals. So why do we deny this - and not embrace it?

Animals Relationships Social Issues
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5 months ago
(Love & Relationships)

Marketers: embrace the emotions

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So many business people and, indeed, so many marketers I talk to, develop strategy without understanding the basics.

Emotion Marketing
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About 1 year ago
(Money & Business)
We should all invest more time in our mates and loved ones .

'But how could YOU have depression?'

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Listen up, gents! This blog post could save a life ... maybe even yours!

Relationships Depression Health
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5 months ago
(Health & Beauty)
Keep your speech as simple as possible.

The art of public speaking - Part 1

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What you say is not as important as you'd think.

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About 1 month ago
(Money & Business)
Shopping provides a fleeting high and is not the path to happiness.

When shopping is your religion

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A Sunday morning stroll through the CBD leaves this author with plenty to contemplate.

Social Issues Retail Money
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6 months ago
(Money & Business)
Much of our 24/7 media outlets report news in a way that contributes to building fear in our community.

The perverse business of fear mongering

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The media, politicians and others with agendas are creating a fearful community. But how healthy is this?

TV Politics Social Issues
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6 months ago
(Money & Business)
An experiment using hotel towels threw up some very interesting results.

Play to norms

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Consumers are attracted to what they see as the norm.

Behaviour Emotion Marketing
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12 months ago
(Money & Business)
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Come on, you know you want to confess! Picture: Shutterstock.

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