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Aug 22, 2017

CONFESSIONS OF A NUMBER CHASER

By | 2017-08-22T18:18:43+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Accident Prevention, Safety, Safety Communication, Safety Leadership|0 Comments

By Tonya Cheek When I first started as a safety supervisor, my motives were pure. All I wanted to do was help other people. My goal was to show fellow employees how to work safely. Hazards were my enemy and [...]

Aug 18, 2017

“RAISE YOUR HANDS IF YOU ARE ALIVE” Fourth Common Mistake Amateur Safety Speakers Make

By | 2017-08-18T17:20:30+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Business Presentation, Make Safety Fun, Presentation Skills, Safety Communication|0 Comments

A fellow safety speaker who was starting out in the speaking business asked me if I would critique his style. "Sure, I said, send me a video." He had a charming style, connected well with the audience, had a wonderful [...]

Jul 20, 2017

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON! Third Common Mistake Amateur Safety Speakers Make

By | 2017-07-20T18:11:29+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Business Presentation, Make Safety Fun, Presentation Skills|0 Comments

I've written about this before from a different angle However, I had to include it again with this series of amateur safety speaker mistakes series because it happens so often.   When I have free time at safety conventions I like [...]

Jun 27, 2017

DON’T GO OVERTIME! Second Common Mistake Amateur Safety Speakers Make

By | 2017-06-27T19:09:33+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Business Presentation, Safety Communication, Safety Culture|0 Comments

(See my last blog for Mistake #1) I would be lying if I told you this mistake doesn't upset me on occasions. It sometimes hurts my performance and can confuse an audience. If you are scheduled to talk for 20 [...]

May 1, 2017

YOU NEED TO USE A MIC! A Common Mistake Amateur Safety Speakers Make

By | 2017-06-27T19:11:18+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Business Presentation, Make Safety Fun, Presentation Skills, Safety Communication|0 Comments

Recently I was setting up for a talk, and the speaker who was ahead of me on the agenda was also in the room preparing for her talk. I brought over the hand-held mic and said: "here's the mic we have." [...]

Mar 26, 2017

FUN EASTER SAFETY PROMOTION IDEA

By | 2017-03-26T18:39:41+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Encouraging Ideas, Make Safety Fun, Safety, Safety Communication|0 Comments

Here's an idea from one of my "Safety Stuff" subscribers Cindy Nielsen/HR Manager from CRG: We are a small manufacturing company in Marathon Wisconsin. During the Easter Season starting in April, we will have a Safety Easter Egg Hunt. There will be plastic [...]

Mar 1, 2017

DON’T HURT YOURSELF — WARM UP!

By | 2017-03-01T11:09:01+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Accident Prevention, Health, Safety|0 Comments

Here's a brief article you're welcome to pass along to your employees or use as you wish             *          *       * Spring and warm weather is near and for many of us that means more physical activity--including sports.  If walking [...]

Jan 25, 2017

WHY YOU SHOULD “HANG OUT” WITH YOUR AUDIENCE BEFORE YOU START YOUR SAFETY MEETING

By | 2017-01-27T06:35:05+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Business Presentation, Encouraging Ideas, Presentation Skills, Safety Communication|0 Comments

Shake hands and say "Hello." I know what you're thinking -- "But I work with these people all the time, and they know me already." So? Isn't this a special occasion? Aren't you happy you're getting the chance to get [...]

Jan 23, 2017

THREE WAYS to be a MORE POWERFUL SAFETY LEADER

By | 2017-01-27T06:35:05+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Safety Communication, Safety Culture, Safety Leadership|0 Comments

You are powerful. You can change thousands of lives. You can spread your personal energy throughout your company and community and make good things happen. You can be a strong factor in creating or improving your "safety culture" or any [...]