THINKING MECHANICS INSPIRECAST
The Thinking Mechanics Vlog that we call our InspireCast. The videos on this page are short videos that provide insight, knowledge and wisdom with the one goal to inspire and help you become a mechanic for your own thoughts.
We All Have a Choice
Toastmaster International has been a great organisation to be involved with. I love the power of the spoken word and Toastmasters is what I consider my speaking-gym. It's the chance to prepare, practice and deliver a speech when there is no other "stage" available. Hybrid communication - both in-person as well as virtual - is the new skill for communicators moving forward. Toastmaster is very well positioned to support you in developing these skills. My personal belief is that if you master this skill, it will become a personal and professional competitive differentiator for you. At my corporate Toastmaster club at #Oracle we have encouraged our members to not only deliver "live" virtual speeches but also recorded (unedited) video speeches. It helps to practice the two sides of the video presentation coin - live Vs record delivery So, in the spirit of practicing what one is preaching I recorded a speech for a club meeting I was not able to attend. The speech format at Toastmasters is that it is no more than 5-7 mins in duration, has a defined structure based on a topic (the topic of this speech was "Inspire Your Audience: We All have a Choice". I wonder if this speech hit the mark? #publicspeaking #communication #virtualspeaking
There is a liberty and freedom in the choices we make. For a long time in my life I was not aware that I could make choices about aspects of my life I didn't think I had a choice in. One of the most amazing opportunities everyone one of us has is the choice we can make in how we see ourselves which then ultimately is how we then present ourselves to the world. It is in this choice, as I have discovered, where real fulfillment exists.
Symphony Of Life
Life is a fantastic thing. A big part of it - as I am increasingly finding out - is how important the role of leadership plays in it. I have a passion for learning about leadership and applying the principles that resonate with me into my own life. One of the principles that seems to form a important part of leadership is the need for coaching. In this video I explore what I call the "symphony of life" which is how we all need - at one time or another - the helping and guiding hand of someone or some people who have been where we are heading and can now invest the time to help others on their own journey. It's amazing how this relationship pays dividends for all involved. #speaking #leadership #inspiration #coaching #learning
Your Words Count.
Your words count. I learnt the importance of the words we speak when a friend of mine Greg Gardiner said these words to me... ...your mind doesn't know what to think, it believes whatever you tell it. Those words single handedly change my perspective of life. Our words can be the tonic a person needs. They can be the medicine another requires. They can be what lights the match of inspiration for someone to alter how they lead their life. Don't discount the power, influence and authority you posses with what you say. #inspiration #speaking #leadership #selfleadership
The Series | Episode 1 | Greg Gardiner
Greg Gardiner is a gifted and skilled psychologist who I met around 6 years ago. He has over the course of his amazing career helped free people from the tyranny of their own minds. Greg has dedicated himself to help people, including some of the most troubled minds you can imagine, understand how they can reign in their life by taking control of the most powerful tool we have as humans, our minds. In this unfolding crisis we find ourselves in one of the first issues that people will encounter is the wellbeing of their mind-attitude. I personally cannot think of a better person to help us all gain a perspective and practical tools that we can all use to help guard our minds and protect the wellbeing of our mental state. It gives be great pleasure to introduce the Mr Greg Gardiner
Becoming a Thinking Mechanic - Toastmaster International Convention 2019 | Denver, Colorado, USA
My 50 minute inspiration and motivational keynote delivered as an invited educational session speaker at the 2019 Toastmaster International Convention in Denver Colorado. Becoming a Thinking Mechanics - The Nuts and Bolts of Self Leadership.
R U OK?
R U OK? is a question that has a lot of meaning for me. It just so happens that in Australia we have one of the most inspirational organisations I know of that has taken this question and made a day out of it (literally). I wanted to do a quick video, as a "thank you" to R U OK? for what they do. Gavin Larkin, the founder (who sadly passed) started something that is now woven into the fabric of Australia society and I dedicate this video to the heroicness of what he was able to achieve. Three words that can literally save as well as transform lives. #ruokday #listeningskills #speaking #thankyou
Food For Thought
This video relates to the blog post on the Thinking Mechanics website. https://www.thinkingmechanics.com/single-post/2016/05/03/How-a-small-decision-can-turn-your-life-around. Thinking Mechanics helps you manage your thoughts so your thoughts no longer manage you. Reign in life, find your purpose, and achieve prosperity and well being.