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Parent, Educator, Author Dan Blanchard the Award Winning Author and Speaker, two-time Junior Olympian Wrestler, and two-time Junior Olympian Wrestling Coach who grew up as a student-athlete. Dan admits that as a youth he was more of an athlete than a student. Since then, Dan has successfully completed twelve years of college and has earned seven degrees. He teaches Social Studies in Connecticut’s largest inner-city high school. In addition, Dan is a Teacher Consultant for the University of Connecticut’s Connecticut Writing Project. He was chosen by the American Federation of Teachers as their face and voice of educational reform. Dan has authored the two dynamic teen leadership books, Feeling Lucky? and Feeling Good. His third book of the Granddaddy’s Secrets series, Feeling Strong! will be out next winter. As an educator, coach, author, and speaker Dan feels that it is his duty to positively influence our youth every chance that he gets! He lives with his wife, Jennifer, their five children, and family dog, Daisy.

From Dan’s TEDx Talk to Yours: Valuable Lessons and TEDx Tips BLOG 59

Dan’s TEDx Talk: Breaking Free from Routine: How to Live a More Exciting Life!   Words that Ignite: A Teacher’s Influence  In my TEDx Talk, I hit on words that ignite and a teacher’s influence, and how the secret of success lies in the transformative power of language. Teachers, as stewards of this power, wield …

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Tech Trailblazer: Embracing Digital Platforms for Speakers   In the rapidly evolving landscape of professional speaking, embracing digital platforms has become more than just an option—it’s a necessity. As technology continues to advance, speakers must adapt and leverage these tools to expand their reach, engage with audiences, and thrive in the digital age. Digital platforms …

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Tech-Savvy Scribe: Embracing Digital Book Formats In the age of digital dominance, authors find themselves at the forefront of a literary revolution. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected through technology, so too does the way we consume literature. For professional authors, embracing digital book formats isn’t just an option—it’s a necessity. Digital book formats offer …

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From Dan’s TEDx Talk to Yours: Valuable Lessons and TEDx Tips BLOG 58

Dan’s TEDx Talk: Breaking Free from Routine: How to Live a More Exciting Life!   From Teacher to Motivational Speaker: A Bold Transition  In my TEDx Talk, I share going from a teacher to a motivational speaker, a bold transition, indeed. I uncovered a crucial secret of success: embracing change fearlessly. Transitioning from one role …

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How to Be a Paid Professional Speaker Blog #17

Revenue Revolution: Exploring Speaker Income Streams   In the ever-evolving landscape of professional speaking, understanding and diversifying income streams has become paramount. Gone are the days when revenue solely relied on stage appearances. Today, speakers have a plethora of avenues to explore, leveraging their expertise to generate income in innovative ways. One of the most …

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Genre Fusion: Diversifying Your Bookshelf Portfolio   In the dynamic world of literature, embracing genre fusion can be the key to unlocking new dimensions of storytelling. As authors, our bookshelves are not just repositories of stories; they’re reflections of our creativity and willingness to explore uncharted territories. Genre fusion offers a tantalizing opportunity to break …

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From Dan’s TEDx Talk to Yours: Valuable Lessons and TEDx Tips BLOG 57

Dan’s TEDx Talk: Breaking Free from Routine: How to Live a More Exciting Life!   The Teacher’s Legacy: Shaping Bright Futures  In my TEDx Talk, I share the teacher’s legacy of shaping bright futures. I unveiled a fundamental secret to success: the transformative power of mentorship. Through nurturing relationships and guidance, teachers sculpt not just …

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Social Proof Showcase: Cementing Your Speaking Credibility   In the realm of professional speaking, credibility is paramount. Whether you’re addressing a packed auditorium or engaging with a virtual audience, establishing trust and authority is key to delivering a compelling message. One powerful tool in your arsenal for achieving this is social proof. Social proof encompasses …

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From Dan’s TEDx Talk to Yours: Valuable Lessons and TEDx Tips BLOG 56

Dan’s TEDx Talk: Breaking Free from Routine: How to Live a More Exciting Life!   Teaching with Heart: Inspiring Student Success   In my TEDx Talk, I share how teaching with heart and inspiring student success is a key secret unveiled through the profound impact of empathy in education. Understanding students’ individual needs, aspirations, and …

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