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Norma Thatcher, Author

Welcome to my blog! Sometimes I’ll offer advice about public speaking. Maybe I’ll tell you a story. Or perhaps I’ll make you laugh, teach you something interesting, or help you think a bit differently on a topic. Please consider subscribing so you don’t miss any of my posts.

 

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Goodnight Who?

Goodnight Who?

Have you ever read a book so many times that it literally starts to fall apart? As you can see in the photo, such is the case with my children’s copy of Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. First published in September 1947, total sales have...

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Time For The Telling

Time For The Telling

This story has waited for three years. God’s time says today is the day to tell it. During the Christmas season of 2017, my cousin Beth emailed me with thanks. She began, “Thank you for empowering me to speak.” Beth had attended a Christmas...

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Tap Tap Tap

Tap Tap Tap

My friend Ken shared this story of his five-year-old great-niece Eloise: The occasion was the funeral of Ken’s elderly mother (Eloise’s great-grandmother). As the family made their way to the front of the church, there was a bit of concern as to...

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Just Like Cupcake

Just Like Cupcake

Today's post is based on my 2005 Christmas letter. In November 2004 we made the difficult decision to put down our beloved family dog of thirteen...

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With Open Arms

With Open Arms

The iconic Cristo Blanco, a 26-foot white statue of Jesus Christ, towers over the city of Cusco, Peru, on Pukamoqo Hill. Legend has it that Pukamoqo...

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The Missing Link(s)

The Missing Link(s)

Those of you who receive my posts by email may have thought I disappeared after the November 8 post about beagle time. Nope. Due to some glitch...

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The Color of Christmas

The Color of Christmas

This entire day I have been thinking about people I personally know who are suffering in some way. My heart is full of loving compassion for them....

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Mentoring Is Not A New Idea

Mentoring Is Not A New Idea

In my mid-20s I began working as a secretary for an office furniture and supply company. When I was transitioning into my first middle management...

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Experience With a Capital E

Experience With a Capital E

Note-taking is in my DNA. I just can’t help it. Whether I’m listening to a TED talk, attending a live presentation, or watching a YouTube or Udemy...

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