Monthly Archive for November, 2009

Metaphors: Examples To Avoid

In the Professional Protégé Program within the Professional Mastery Curriculum, we cover the use of metaphors extensively – especially at the cornerstone event Unleash The Speaker Within. Today’s post is a humorous twist that I thought you would enjoy. It’s a submission from, one of the hundreds of sites owned by our Virtual Real Estate Moguls, graduates of the Flipping Websites For Profit Program.

Every year, English teachers from across the country can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers across the country. Here are last year’s winners.

Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides
gently compressed by a Thigh Master.

His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances
like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.

He spoke with the wisdom that can only come from experience, like a
guy who went blind because he looked at a solar eclipse without one
of those boxes with a pinhole in it and now goes around the country
speaking at high schools about the dangers of looking at a solar
eclipse without one of those boxes with a pinhole in it. Continue reading ‘Metaphors: Examples To Avoid’

Great Footy Quotes

At the recent inaugural edition of Unleash The Speaker Within event, we covered the importance of using humour to communicate with your audience. Within the program curriculum, we supplied several supporting documentation to assist people in developing a wide repertoire of content so they can cherry pick the best ones. Today’s blog post will be added to one of those documents, but I thought I would share it with you – it’s from Mario Kalogiannis, featured in his final presentation below. He is a partner at the Epago Group.

List of Great Footy Quotes

‘I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.’
(Shane Wakelin).

Continue reading ‘Great Footy Quotes’

How to kill your career one puff at a time

Did you know… Australian smokers are individually wasting about 17 days each or as a nation 49.3 million days a year smoking cigarettes. According to Management Today, October 2009. What that means is that if you’re still smoking, you’re killing your career one puff at a time. Employers know how to weed out smokers from their hiring process (pun intended). That means there are opportunities out there you’ll never get BECAUSE you smoke.

Think about it the next time you reach for a cigarette.

I understand that the statistic is all-encompassing and that the 17 days are not all work days, but it’s still time you WASTE – Time you could use to take a course, play a sport, learn a new language or musical instrument, do volunteer work, get that report completed ON TIME…

You know the point – time is precious and the MORE YOU WASTE, the less you’re worth.

It’s that plain and simple – plus chances are you probably STINK of SMOKE – which means most people who are non-smokers will be repulsed by you – if not automatically, subconsciously.

At a recent event I staged, there was ONE smoker in the whole room – when he/she walked in from a break – WHOA!

Can you imagine that person going into a sales call expecting to close the sale?

Chances are he/she has a smoke JUST before the sales meeting just in case it takes a while…

Yeah, yeah, I know he/she’ll take a breath mint or chew gum, but the reek of smoke permeates clothes, hair and skin…

Enough said – I just thought it worth repeating – I know you’ve heard it all before if you’re a smoker…

Here’s a different twist –


You get hired for the best jobs, you get the plumb assignments, you sell more as a salesperson – you get better looking dates, you make more money, you have more friends…

Why? Just because you don’t smoke!!!!

Yip, yip, yipee!!!!