Speaking Calculator – Words to Minutes Calculator

TIP OF THE WEEK FOR YOUR BIZ

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like to be able to calculate how long your speaking gig will take?  Many times you are given certain about of time to speak and they let you know that you really can’t go past the allotted amount of time they’ve given you.

Speaking Calculator

I have actually been at workshops where there are several workshops going on at the same time and everyone is supposed to end at the same time, then the participants are able to go to several workshops at the conference.  If a speaker runs on for too long it can really throw a kink into things for all of the other speakers as well as for the attendees.

Well, I have something here for you that is really neat, you know how I love to pass along really great techniques, biz tips, gadgets and techy wisdom to you don’t you!?  I have something here you are really going to love to help you with a pretty good guesstimation of how long your speech will be.

Check out this website that helps you convert the number of words you have written for your speech into the time it takes to deliver your speech.  It’s quick and easy, it’s online and it’s absolutely FREE!  We love free don’t we!?

This techy tool is awesome when you are preparing for a speech or a presentation. The number of minutes you will take is dependent on the number of words and your speed of speech, or reading speed.

Now, be sure to note that this calculator is really close but can’t claim 100% accuracy because some people are slow speakers and some are fast, BUT it even does it’s best to help you choose which speed!

Check out this link and give it a whirl!  http://www.speechinminutes.com/

Speaking & Calculating,
Kathryn Rich Bonner

Let me know if you are longing to craft a presentation or create speaking gigs, I help my clients with speaking, writing, and creating product. Feel free to click on WORK WITH KATHRYN and schedule your FREE 20 MINUTE POWER SESH with me!

Doors and More Doors

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 Doors…

Heavenly Doors…

What are the God-given doorways in your life?

“BLESSED IS THE MAN WHO LISTENS TO ME, WATCHING DAILY AT MY DOORS, WAITING AT MY DOORWAY. FOR THOSE WHO FIND ME FIND LIFE AND RECEIVE FAVOR FROM THE LORD ” Proverbs 8:34-35

Have you ever given much thought to the doors that the Lord might be opening in your life? Especially when you wait on him to call you, then as you truly listen to Him and proceed to take the courage to actually do what He asks of you? The LORD God Himself actually escorts you as you take the steps! If you commence to walking with Him you soon will be astonished with the incredible journey He will take you on! For me it has been truly grand!

As I become more and more obedient to Him, to His direction, the blessings just keep coming my way! I have been so busy these last few months experiencing the many doors He has opened unto me! I have been astounded by His abundance and blessing upon my life. All of the Holy Spirit directed connections, the new women He has placed in my life and all that we are up to together for Him is huge!

God has so much to bestow upon those who seek Him and seek His will. What perspective do you take as you begin to view the Heavenly Doors? Have you ever really thought about doors and the passageways as heavenly portals?

Do you choose to stay in the room with your ears plugged and the doors shut tightly all around you in order not to venture out?  Does that idea feel safer to you so that you do not have to take any risks?

What would it be like for you if you were to view the word risk and shift the perspective of it? Shift the viewpoint of RISK to FAITH?

  • Faithfully seeing a door as a heavenly portal opening up for you?
  • What doors are you keeping tightly shut that you know you should be opening?
  • What might be on the other side of the door should you open it?

In the verse above you see that as you listen to the calling of GOD you will be blessed! I am so amazed at the way He calls us forth to do His work! Until the end of time we must be listening to Him, listening to His voice, His Words of wisdom, His Words of direction, His Words of love.

His true desire is to bless us, not to cause us to fear Him or His calling on our lives.

I love the second part of this passage as we are instructed to watch DAILY at His doors. Not just every now and then, or once a month when we think about it, but every single day we are to be WAITING AND WATCHING at His doors, waiting for Him to bless us!

The thought of this is beautiful to me as I begin to become more and more aware of the doors that He is guiding me to walk through each and every day.

Picture the glow peeking through, radiating from underneath the door, beckoning you to come… to draw closer and closer to the door.

See yourself with your face up close to the door; you begin to peer through the opening seeing the lights illuminating!  You are filled with warmth and hope for the day!

You begin to rise, placing your hand upon the old antique door knob which juts out from the old wooden hewn door – leading to the heavenly places of God, as He calls you forth; you go… you go…

You journey on with expectancy from Him who leads…

On the amazing journey with you,
Kathryn Rich Bonner

CLOSE THE DOOR AND PRAY TO YOUR FATHER IN THE SECRET PLACE

door“BUT WHEN YOU PRAY, GO INTO YOUR ROOM, CLOSE THE DOOR AND PRAY TO YOUR FATHER, WHO IS UNSEEN. THEN YOUR FATHER, WHO SEES WHAT IS DONE IN SECRET, WILL REWARD YOU.” ~ Matthew 6:6

 LORD, how I love you, how I love your WORD!

Thank you so much for Your instruction, which is beautiful. You say to “shut the door.” This is sacred – good and holy, keeping all of the distractions away, uniting us – closer – deeper – granting wisdom and understanding, along with guidance and then peace.

Just what I need, what I yearn for – a closeness with You, your people – with me. I am blessed by Your love for me, Your desire is woven into me by Your creative hand, to be close – so close that there are no gaps – no room for wedges.

This is the place – the “closed door place” where I come to You, sometimes crawling on my hands and knees in desperation – thirsty and parched in great need, great pain – even great fears – with worry and needing Your wisdom, direction, comfort and peace that only You can provide.

Other times I come for prayer for the many needs of others, beseeching You to hear me for the sake of their needs and You listen – I trust. I trust. I trust.

Sometimes I simply come to glorify You, to praise you for who You are, for the miracles done in the lives of other and in my own life. To sing praises for my dear husband and my daughters and my sons-in-law, for my grands!

I thank you that you invite me to come to you and shut the doors to the outside world and open your heavenly doors, granting me the ability to enter into Your throne room!  Though your physical presence is “unseen” I still see You!

I see you in others working miracles, I see you in Your creation of the earth! I see You in all of your people, in all of the various flowers and trees and butterfly’s and moths and insects and animals and sunsets and sunrises – in the clouds – in the smiles, in the eyes of humans – in the eyes of cats and dogs…  I see you God – I love what I see.

I FEEL your presence, I experience you. I feel your love.

I experience your heart, your joy, your laughter, as well as your pain. Though I am aware that all of your emotions must run much wider and deeper than mine – for if I “felt” all that you felt I surely could not comprehend – nor handle it all… You are my God & King!

Your word in verse 6 says “you see what is done in ‘the secret place'” – thank you for seeing – thank you for allowing me to come to the “secret place.”

And if that’s not enough, You are a God who loves to reward us – especially when we grow closer to you – that in and of itself is a reward. I treasure this sacred gift of yours – given straight from your heart to mine.

Let me be one who always longs to come and shut the door to the world and open the heavenly doors in which You stand – waiting for me to enter.

Oh the majestic visions in my mind – you reveal so much to me! Your places of holiness are unmatched. I think about people living in chaos – opening all the wrong doors – trying to gain some semblance of satisfaction – but they fail to open the door to Your “Secret Place” – the place of prayer, where they find you and find answers.

If the world would just Open the Doors of their Bibles, they would find YOU! AND in You is all they long for… and them some! Oh LORD, I pray for all those that are seeking and searching… I pray that they stop opening the doors to excess and open the doors to moderation, closing the doors to addictions… and open the doors to peace, to settle down, be still and find your love. Stop opening the doors to “Keeping up with the Jones’s slow down – pray – go to THE SECRET PLACE. This is the REAL SECRET! The Secret to finding all that they look for and long for, it’s the place where there is freedom, the SECRET PLACE of abundance, overflow and rewards!

O LORD, that is the answer, that it THE SECRET! The Real Secret is no secret at all! Your Word is out there for everyone to know and read and come to know you. That’s it, so simple.

  • What DOORS have you been walking through lately?
  • What DOORS are you finished walking through?
  • What DOORS will you begin to walk through as of today?

Discover the REAL SECRET, the Universal Laws and Biblical Principals are there for you. God is The One who set them all in place…

Doors & Secret Discoveries,
Kathryn Rich Bonner

INNER PEACE IS ONLY A PRAYER AWAY

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INNER PEACE IS ONLY A PRAYER AWAY

When external frustrations and anxious thoughts seem to keep me from feeling peaceful, tranquil, or centered, I remember that I am able to center my consciousness internally and revive my internal serenity.

As I close my eyes and give attention to on my breath, the current worries, frustrations and concerns begin to literally dissolve away.

Again, as I close my eyes, I remember that God is my Great Provider, my Truth and reminds me that He is my Perfect Guard and Guide.

I regain my peace in reflection, one breath, and one prayer at a time.

God is not the author of chaos and chaos has no place within me…
I find peace going within, and experiencing the peace that passes all understanding… and I give thanks. I am fully aware that I am the one who chooses my thoughts and what I focus on. I choose to create my life by focusing on the sacred within, peace, love, grace, forgiveness, and mercy toward myself and others.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7

Peaceful Awakenings,
Kathryn Rich Bonner

MY GIFT TO YOU: To receive my FREE gift to you, a choice of guided meditations simply go to my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awakeningslifebizcoaching and LIKE my page, then click on the tab called SPIRITWALKING MEDITATIONS and follow the directions! You will also receive journaling pages that go with each guided meditation to deepen your experience with The Divi

HOW ARE YOU CHOOSING TO LIVE & AWAKEN YOUR LIFE?

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This is a GREAT LESSON for us!

A powerful lesson regarding the way in which we do life and how we choose to run our entrepreneurial biz! What are the wonderful insights you glean from these women just from watching this video?

It’s a reminder to me on so many levels to create my life and my biz with intention, fun, light heartedness and to always be ME!

I am actually finding myself in a place of transition and transformation – in which I am allowing myself to be much freer than I have ever been before.

Allowing myself to be the me that God created me to be, rather than being the person that someone else expects me to be. God knew what He was doing when He gave me and you our personalities, thoughts, reasoning abilities, creative desires, who we are attracted to, the tribes we circle in… and on and on it goes.

No more trying to beat out of rhythm for me! I am lining up with these fabulous women, not to be like them, but to be like me!

Ahhh… so freeing!

What about you?

What are your thoughts?

AWAKENING YOUR MIND

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So much of the time we try to be ALL THINGS TO ALL PEOPLE…

We need to always be AWAKENING our minds to what is really important.
To truly awaken to who we are, what we are doing…
Awareness to going through the motions, sleepwalking through our lives verses being awakened to all that we do and be.

So, being all things to all people might be a way that you have just set your life up on auto-pilot…
There is no way that we can be all things to all people

I want to encourage you to allow yourself to have an awakening here, a mind check of sorts…

One guaranteed way to add loads of stress to your beautiful and sacred life is to try to “be all things to all people.”

Here’s a great (simple & quick) exercise for you to help you have an awakening. You can do something to determine if you should be doing all the things you are doing. As you do this, you can also make a shift if you are not to be doing it to trust that God will put the right person at the right time in the right place to handle it.

ASK YOURSELF: “Is this something I feel strongly or passionately about?” If your answer is YES – look at your schedule and find the way to fit it in. This could actually be a great way to add passion and purpose into your life.
AND if you have to REMOVE something off of your calendar that you are not passionate about to do it, even better! Get the things off your calendar that you shouldn’t be doing anyway!

For those of us who are in biz for ourselves, entrepreneurs, have family and busy schedules anyway, doing things that we can eliminate will cause of to really live our lives with true passion and awaken ourselves to the plans and purpose that are truly for us to be doing on this earth anyway.

So, rather than trying to do it all – do only that which you are passionate about.

ANOTHER QUICK EXERCISE: As you begin to REMOVE the things you should not be doing trust the fact that GOD already has that person lined up ready to step into this role. You could even ask someone that comes to mind who would love doing this to step in.

Live your life awakened,
Kathryn Rich Bonner

 

Affirmations for Renewing My Mind

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In the coaching of my client’s one of the things I have found to be one of the greatest hurdles in the mind, especially for those who are Spiritually minded entrepreneurs, is the fact that somehow they don’t feel deserving of one thing or another.

We all know about the negative mindsets that can clang around within our minds, like gongs going off all the time. These noisy gongs are beating and drumming you down, perhaps to the point that you begin to believe that rather than the truth of what God really longs for you and your success and abundance.

Nothing could be further from the truth and you deserve all of the blessings, beauty, sacred moments, joy that this amazing universe holds for you. Allow God to pour out His blessings upon you and stand in belief and praise for all He gives… in healthiness, relationships, your biz, money, personal achievements, bliss, love, and in every facet of your life!

Take a meditative moment with me here to renew your mind…

Breathe in deeply the Power of the Spirit…Breathe in all that He has for you knowing that He makes us deserving of all you have and all you are to receive. 

Speak Out Loud Your Affirmation to Renew Your Mind: “I Am Deserving!” 

For help in Renewing your mind with guided Biblical Meditations that come with Journaling Pages go to:
http://www.awakeningslifebizcoaching.com/spirit-walking-meditations/

Now, journal out what the above means to you…

Then journal around the two Scripture verses below asking God to share with you all that this means for you:
“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.”  Romans 12:2 MSG 

“If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. [If by the Holy Spirit[a]we have our life in God, let us go forward[b]walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit.]”  Galatians 5:25 AMP 

No more sleepwalking through your phenomenal life!  Spiritwalking with you on the journey…   

Awakening Your MIND, BIZ, & SPIRIT,
~xoxo Kathryn Rich Bonner

 

Free biz resource tip – wiggio

TIP OF THE WEEK FOR YOUR BIZI have many of you asking for free resources and I want to share this webinar resource that some friends highly recommended with you.

I must create a disclaimer of truth right off of the bat… I personally have not tried this yet, but my friends are “all about it”!

So, I feel good in sharing this Free Resource with you!

For those of you interested in giving a webinar, seminar or presentation, my friends tested out www.wiggio.com as a virtual meeting place with audio and video.

There are some great tools there for your biz, groups, ministries and the like… and it’s all free.  My friends were thrilled with the quality of the video stream.

Some Of It’s Great Features:

  • It has a whiteboard you can use on the fly.
  • As a host you can control everyone’s video/audio, i.e. turn them on, turn them off…
  • You can send files.
  • Run a video or presentation within the meeting.
  • They also noticed you can have several whiteboard presentations preset, so all you have to do is press a button to move through the different whiteboard drawings. This is nice, so the presenter doesn’t have to worry about talking, drawing, hosting, etc, all at the same time.
  • All the guests and host can send public or private chats while in the meeting.
  • Phone audio is also connected to Wiggio, so you have a phone number you can offer peeps to call in and just receive audio.
  • There is a wiggio app as well, so others can log in from their phone.

The downside I need to mention:

So it almost always seems there is a “catch” to the freebies doesn’t it?  Well, that is also the case here… The down side is there is no recording of the meetings.
If you’re just interested in the audio recording, there are several apps you can use to record the meeting on your own.  I’m not pushing wiggio, I have been in too many Google+ hangouts that are very choppy on the video and audio, so just trying to help you all find alternative options that may work better.

If any of you have any other places that are good, like Hangouts and Wiggio for webinar presentations or group gatherings, feel free to make a comment and share your wealth of information with everyone! 🙂

Here is a link of a review of Wiggio which lists some other amazing and wonderful things about using it as well as some of the cons:   http://voip.about.com/od/Webinars/fr/Wiggio-Review.htm

Here’s to your presentations, percolations, & productions!

Kathryn Rich bonner