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I subscribe to several email newsletters and for months I’ve been contemplating actually doing one myself. Well, I’ve decided to finally do it and I’m excited to invite you to sign-up for my free e-newsletter.

I call the newsletter “Fast Results” as the focus is on helping you achieve your goals fast. The newsletter will contain information to help you succeed with your personal and business goals. I’ll also add at least one “recommended reading” book review each month.

Feel free to sign up by clicking here. Next issue will be sent out on February 1st.

How to master a skill quickly

In two simple words, “Teach it!” Reading something is nice, writing down notes to help you remember key points is better, but if you really want to commit what you’ve learned to memory, share it with someone else.

Taking notes reinforces what you’ve learned, especially if you think further about the subject or idea while doing so. But unless you decide to research the subject in more depth, you’ll only have limited knowledge.

That’s why if you really want to understand a subject, you need to teach it to at least one other person. Consider the following points:

Quick tip #4 – Prepare for a speech using audio & video

Whenever you’re giving an important speech (such as a keynote) it’s important that you practice. Practicing out loud in front of a mirror is good. Practicing in front of a test group (such as a Toastmasters club) will help you get some feedback.

If you really want to improve your speech quickly, record it. Audio only is fine because it’ll force you to improve the speech’s content. You can also listen to it in the car, at work, while you jog, etc… so you’ll have the content of your speech perfected and memorized. If you have the ability to edit audio and create CDs, that’s even better as you can sell the recording at the event.