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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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Running in Circles? Good for You!

Running in Circles? Good for You!

It’s likely that the idiom “running in circles” has a negative connotation for you. It’s typically used in the context of being busy doing something without making much progress or achieving a finished state. My use in this post, though, is quite...

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The Loretta Oak

The Loretta Oak

Since it’s Mother’s Day weekend, I am posting a slightly revised version of a story I wrote in 1988 when my daughter Laura was five. (Sorry about...

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How Well Do You Close?

How Well Do You Close?

I’m excited to announce that I learned something new in writing today’s post.  Most of us are familiar with the term “Greetings and Salutations” as...

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What Does the Car Say?

What Does the Car Say?

In a movie based on a John Grisham novel, the main character is a ten-year-old boy who helps a fake psychic with her customers. While each new...

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How to Sincerely Work a Room

How to Sincerely Work a Room

If you’re new to an industry or group, the first meeting can feel intimidating. It seems as though everyone else knows, well, everyone else. Many of...

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The Aunties

The Aunties

Often too late in life we realize the opportunities we’ve missed to spend time with older family members. We’re all so busy, aren’t we? Are we? My...

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A “Free” Gift to Others

A “Free” Gift to Others

Here’s a homework assignment for my public speaking students: What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?  I encourage them to think deeply on...

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