As I continue to apply my NLP skills as a mentor & coach I am please to be associated with the bright ideas competition as being run by Babbasa …

What is Babbasa’s Birght Ideas Competition ?

What happens after I have entered the competition?

All entries for the bright ideas competition by Babbasa will be shortlisted by representatives of Avon and Somerset police and other members of the community. If shortlisted, you will be asked to present your idea to a panel of judges on the event day and be given the opportunity of winning prize money towards developing your idea. Before the event day you will be invited to take part in two workshops

1) Ideas Shaping workshop

2) Presenting Skills workshop

If you are not shortlisted please join us for an inspirational day with the opportunity to meet and network with other potential entrepreneurs as well as hear from inspirational speakers.

What do you really want in life? Most people don’t discover what they want in life until it’s time to die – and that’s a shame. Most people spend the best years of their lives watching television or doing things they dislike.

An author described humanity by saying, “Most people die at twenty and are buried at eighty.” Are you one of the living zombies? What do you really want in life? Some people struggle in answering such question. When asked what they want or what their goals in life are, many are unsure. They dillydally in their decision, hardly giving any thought about what they want in life. People without definite goals are letting time pass them by. Are you one of these people? If you are undecided about what you want out of life, do not worry. There are many ways of discovering your purpose in life. To discover what you want in life, try looking deep into your heart. Oftentimes, people are ruled by logic. People live by what they think they should be or by what others like them to be. The discovery process is the perfect time to listen to your heart. What your heart desires comes from the whispers of your authentic self. Your authentic self is the real you.

Listen to your heart to be able to listen to your authentic self. What your heart says usually feels right. What your heart desires is what you usually love to do and this represents your passion. Anything done with passion is like play where the task is accomplished without hesitation. You pour out your very best and feel no pressure or resistance.

You will totally enjoy doing things that are your passion. Setbacks, difficulties, and obstacles will make it more challenging, but should not deter you from pursuing your goals. Naturally, there may be barriers that may prevent you from reaching your goal, but your heart’s desire will find ways to overcome these barriers so that you may ultimately get what you want in life. Remember this: the universe supports people who are pursuing their passion and those who are pursuing their destiny. However, this does not mean that you don’t use your head. People are born with both the mind and heart. Your duty is to live your best life and be in harmony with your mind and heart. The poet Rumi wisely said, “Live completely in the head and you cannot feel the breath and rhythm of life. Live completely in the heart and you may find yourself acting like a love-struck fool with poor judgment and discipline. It’s all a fine balance – the head and heart must forge a lifetime partnership if one wants to live a beautiful life.”

Listen to your instinct. Part of human nature is the mysterious and spontaneous reaction on things. Often times, these are called instincts. Your authentic self communicates with you and guides you via instincts. Instincts are those gentle nudges that urge you to act and follow a certain path. Your role then is to listen attentively. Often times, we listen to what others say and allow them to run our lives. Parents often do this to their children. “We come from a family of doctors, so my son must also be a doctor.” How often do we hear this from parents who have good intentions for their children? Parents unconsciously block the true expression of their child’s real self and calling. Friends and critics will discourage you and point out the impossibility of your dream. Before heeding their advice, evaluate the accomplishments of the critics. Did they achieve theirs dreams? Do they dream big at all?

Remember, it is your destiny that is in line, not theirs. It doesn’t mean, though, that you will not listen to what other people say. Hear them out just the same. But the final decision should be yours. There is only thing to remember: Every person, to live truly and greatly, must define how he wants to live and what his brightest life will look like.  Listen to your instincts and follow your heart’s desire. You will never go wrong.


I will be speaking to a group of business owners and individuals with business ideas on the topic of developing and executing an effective marketing strategy within their small and work from home business. The heart and soul of every business, from the largest corporate organisation to the smallest company is its ability to effectively get its products and services to its end user base.

It is unfortunate that the majority of business owners are not skilled in the process of developing and executing an effective business marketing strategy in order to develop their business. The business owner is of course mostly skilled in their core competency but the ability to manage their marketing efforts is something which is often lacking.

As a consequence, what normally happens is that the business runs without effective business negotiation strategies and tends to operate doing the same things that the other business do. This goes on to mean that the business operates without any major competitive advantage over others in the same market place.

If you are running your business and are in London, go to http://www.westminster.gov.uk/libraries/news/wrfevents.cfm and sign up to reserve your place for this exciting business presentation which will give you a chance to work with Stephen C Campbell who has conducted business in over 25 countries throughout Europe, the United States and the Far East.

An essential element of public speaking that should always be considered is knowing how to make a bond with your audience. Public speaking skills like this is one effective way to establish connection that can makes you a great public speaker. In order to establish a connection, you must have a public speaking skills like understanding their situation.

For instance, as part of your public-speaking skills, you can establish questions on what are the reasons why they want to hear your speech or, in the downside, why they don’t. You can categorize your bonding strategies with your audience by age, gender, race,etc. And thus, it is essential that you are able to ask why the group is coming together You have to strive for this because this is one of the great avenue on mastering public speaking.

When you are to do public speaking, sometimes you need to give some instructions to your listeners as part of audience participation. However, such an intent can not be attained if you do not have a bonding with them. This is one of public-speaking techniques that some speakers do not give importance and that is the reason why they commonly fail to deliver a great speech.

Stephen C Campbell

http://www.speechmaking101.com/