‘Tis the season for parties, gatherings, AND….awkward discussions with people you need for networking opportunities. Public speaking creates massive anxiety for many people, and even more so during the holiday season with endless parties and get-togethers. But guess what? Being an introvert, shy or anxious isn’t a defining characteristic. Public speaking is a skill that you can build and actually excel at. Our guest today, John Bowe, saw this first-hand with a family member. His step-cousin went from an introvert whom no one understood to unbelievably finding a spouse. The big turning point was learning how to connect with people. John shares how we can all connect with others better and become better speakers.
In our headline segment, we are talking about diversification. Many people get it wrong when it comes to diversification. We share why and how you can smooth out the bumpy ride in the stock market with diversification. We’ll also answer Ricky’s question about his mom’s IRA allocation and Doug will share his trivia.
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- Diversifying? Volatility matters more than the number of stocks (Financial Planning)
Big thanks to John Bowe for joining us today. Grab a copy of his book I Have Something to Say: Mastering the Art of Public Speaking in an Age of Disconnection.
- Which state was the first to ratify the constitution?
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- Ricky’s mom is retired and has enough retirement income to support her living expenses. She wants to leave her IRA for inheritance. About half of the account is invested in bonds. Ricky wants to know if she should be more aggressive with the allocation of the account since she does not need the funds.
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Written by: Brooke Miller
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