Monday, February 4, 2013

Free Resources Page

I have created a new page on my corporate web site. This page is a list of 30+ free resources for you. It includes slide shows, posters, documents, training activities, etc. 

Let me know if there are other elements you need that I might be able to list for you. Enjoy.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Music Lists I Use in my Programs

I have saved a large image of my top program play lists in Pearltrees. 
  1. Click on the Music bubble. 
  2. Click on the YNS Music Lists Fall 2012 bubble.
  3. In the screen that opens, click again and it will open up the full image that you can right-click and download and view.  Good luck!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

New Visual Tool for Indexing Web Sites

rhettdean and Study / Fellow Speakers / Travel / Social Media in Rhett Laubach (rhettdean)

I stumbled upon this app ( and have found it to be a very functional and cool method for organizing and sharing web sites.  It has an iPhone and iPad app that I use to add sites to my tree, seen above and accessible here - I have added and will continue to add sites I find valuable. It is a useful tool for anyone (teacher, speaker, corporate trainer, etc.) who is in the business of aggregating and sharing information on the web. I have used for years to index content I find valuable.  However, Delicious doesn't do a good job of visually representing the information or of just showing the source web sites.  PearlTrees does.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Slide Show: "I Am" Team Bonding

I have a self-running slide show called "I Am" that works great for team bonding.  Instruct each team to sit close together with their team mates so they can chat softly.  Each slide contains the beginning of a sentence.  The goal of each team member is to finish the sentence to their team and explain why their answer.  Set the rule of only one person talking at a time.  This isn't conversation or asking follow-up questions time.  This is personal sharing time from one team member to the entire team.  Each slide will stay on the screen for two and a half minutes, so make sure you have twenty plus minutes to do this activity.  You will get a good amount of honest, open and authentic personal sharing and team bonding. 

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Website: Send to Dropbox

If you are a Dropbox user (and you should be), you probably have wished for the same thing I have wished, which is the ability to be able email files to your Dropbox.  The free service I have found and am currently using is Send to Dropbox.  It creates a unique email address that is linked to your Dropbox.  It is simple and seamless.  You email to your unique address and the document shows up in your new Attachments folder.  Perfect.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Books: The New Authenticity Rules E-Book

My new Authenticity Rules E-Book is here.  Following are just a few of the questions I answer in this complete speaking and facilitation handbook.

  • What is the best way to control nerves?
  • What are your three biggest enemies?
  • Why is authenticity so important?
  • What is the CVS Formula?
  • What makes a great keynote?
  • How do you keep an audience engaged?
  • Why does it matter how you give driving directions?
  • What can you learn from a kangaroo?
  • What is the Can’t Ignore Club?
  • How do you make boring content engaging?
  • What is the 7-Minute Rule?
  • What are energy gaps?
  • What is the difference between effective and non-effective coaching?
  • How do you establish credibility?
  • What are the steps to effective workshop planning?
  • How do you handle difficult audience members?
  • How do you know what the audience wants to hear?
  • Why does your personality determine how you should build a speech?
  • How is a surfer like a great presenter?
  • What is the MOVE Formula?
  • What do you do when a herd of water buffaloes attack your presentation?

Click here to purchase your copy today ($5).

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Monday, May 7, 2012


Issuu is an online document sharing and viewing tool.  It is a great place to publicly display PDFs, PowerPoints, etc.  It can also be used to share documents with a select group of people.  Registration and use are free.  Below is the link to my Issuu library with some leadership documents you will find useful. 

Rhett's Issuu Library