Not just a speech… an experience.

The “Original” Mike Smith is a certified professional speaker, leadership and sales trainer, author, and consultant with over 30 years of experience in the youth market – but his messages apply to people in all walks of life. In his speaking career, Mike has addressed over four million people, sharing his sense of humor and passion about life, positive self-talk, and personal responsibility.

 

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I just ran across this thought again: "You have to be teachable to be taught." Strange how often some of us have our minds made up to the point we can't see the value in a new teaching. ... See MoreSee Less

Finally for this Teachers week. One last rhyme I wrote long ago and shared a lot. .

Yes, I’m Proud I Teach

To Know or do one thing well you know is really neat,
But someone has to teach you, if the odds you’re going to beat.

We have heard it since forever and through time it’s stood the test-
When the challenge is to master LEARN only from the best!

But it the master masters and has not the skills to teach,
All that they know is left beyond our human reach.

The moral of this story, you know my friend is true
Those who can must teach while those who “can’t” can do.

And those who have the skills to help those young minds reach
Have got to stand and tell the world - YES! I’M PROUD I TEACH!
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Good morning! I'm not good at this Facebook thing but wanted to offer this rhyme for those who were looking for something to say to a great teacher and to offer it to all those great Teachers I have the pleasure of knowing. I hope you enjoy it.

Thank you DifferenceMaker!

Most people never get a chance
Or cannot find the time,
To thank the teachers who change their lives
The way that you changed mine!

You picked me up when I was down,
Helped me smile if things went wrong.
You stayed beside me when I struggled
And helped me to be strong.

The thousand things you did for me
I’m sure you’re unaware
But because you showed me how,
I, too, now help and care.

Thank you for being that TEACHER
For a scared and worried “taker”
You are my special hero.
You are my DifferenceMaker!

Thank you for the difference you made in my life!
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