The Terror of Public Speaking

You may know the feeling.  Your knees buckle.  Your hands shake.  Your voice shakes even more.  You start sweating. The title of this post used to describe me.  I was horribly frightened when speaking in front of any groups larger than…zero. My first “public speech” was when I was 12 years old and I was…

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Celebrate Your Wins!

How often do you celebrate your success? Do you explain it away? Do you apologize for being successful? Do you “like” everyone else’s success, but not your own? I’m guilty of doing just that. In this Youtube video I talk about my latest Emmy win and my first Emmy win and how much they contrast.…

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Who is your Hero?

How much do you believe in yourself? I would guess that probably 70% of the people I interview tell me they don’t have a story. Not one story to tell me! Of course, I get them talking and prove that they have a fascinating and incredible life. Don’t sell yourself short. You are capable of…

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Incredible Talent! Take a Look

I’m blessed to work with talented people in my line of work. This short film is an example. It’s crazy the massive amount of work that goes into making even a short film.  Most who try miss the mark.  This film is something everyone involved should be proud of. If you’ve ever paid attention to…

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My Claim to Fame

Sure I’ve been on TV for decades.  I’ve had stories on major networks and done live reports for CNN.  I have a TV show that reaches 82 million households.  That’s all great. But this.  This is really cool! A picture I took while on an episode made it into a desk calendar!  How cool is…

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I Know More than Stephen Hawking

I never imagined I would say those words. I’m not an intellect. Academia was not on my radar until I decided I would not get far without a college degree after realizing my dream of playing for the Dallas Cowboys would never be realized. Stephen Hawking was one of the most brilliant minds the world…

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Learn How To Interview

I had another great opportunity to speak at a Family History conference over the weekend. I am by no means a genealogical expert, but I am asked to speak, because I know about about story.  The power of story cannot be underestimated, especially when it comes to your personal story and the stories of others.…

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Giving Up or Getting the Great Return

I was invited to speak at the annual fall retreat for a small group today at one of the great gems we have in the state of Utah–Sundance Mountain Resort. This is actually where I grew up learning to ski.  If you are from Utah and you don’t ski you hear about it when you…

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Do You See the Mountain?

Do you see the Mountain? It looms large and is full of obstacles. It’s treacherous and seems impossible to climb. I interviewed an incredible man this week who spoke of the mountain. It was right in front of him at a terrible time in his life. It was all he could see. There was no…

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Hurricane Devastation

Praying for all my friends in North and South Carolina as I watch Hurricane Florence heading her way on shore. I’ve had the sad opportunity to see the devastation in the aftermath of storms like Katrina, Harvey and Irma. I’ve shot shot episodes in these areas that will be devastated by this storm. But it…

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