Here’s a winning combination and it makes perfect sense to me. Connect “audience dogs” with speakers to help alleviate speaker anxiety! I love dogs and teach public speaking.
I’ve already shared this information with my friends at Canine Companions for Independence – an organization helping people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs. They opened a new CCI training facility just last year in Irving, Texas.
Communication is easier with a friend. Watch this video.
P.S. The picture you see here is my dog Levi, an adopted terrier mix. In the interest of full disclosure, he isn’t a trained audience dog.
It’s about time to say so long to this year and look ahead, but not without a few observations and reflections on 2015.
- The kindness (and patience) of friends old and new never ceases to amaze me.
- I’m grateful for steady work as a freelancer with challenging work assignments.
- Everyone faces challenges, every day – seen and unseen. Be compassionate.
- Love all living creatures. Especially dogs.
- Imagine a world without war or hatred. Consider what you can do to support this vision and turn it into reality. Pray.
- Help others see the best in themselves. Encouragement doesn’t cost a thing.
- Listen more and talk less.
- Learning is a lifelong endeavor.
Here’s to a wonderful 2016!