Making New Year Resolutions!

January 4, 2013 | By Carol Wehe

We were talking about New Year’s resolutions in the office today, and aside from the regular ‘get in shape’ resolutions, I heard a couple of great ideas. 

To help you think up a good list of resolutions, and then make it easy to keep them, I’ll share a few ideas with you.

* Become a great public speaker – For public speaking skills, practice is key. But, practice doesn’t make perfect. You can just end up cementing bad habits and embarrassing yourself. So, start by learning from public speaking experts at the Leadership Institute’s Public Speaking Workshop.

*Change your community – Do you want to make a difference in your community, but don’t know where to start or how to be effective? Go to the Leadership Institute’s Youth Leadership School and Political Activism Trainings in your area to learn techniques from seasoned activists.

*Be more tech savvy
– The internet and smart phones are taking over our everyday lives. Learn to harness technology to make your voice heard online at LI’s Online Activism and Strategy Trainings.

*Run for local office – Sounds scary, huh? See if running for office is for you and learn how to be an effective candidate at the Leadership Institute’s Future Candidate School.  Learn from the experts – former candidates and consultants.

*Pay the rent – You can’t save the world if you can’t pay the rent. Excel at raising funds in your current position, or get a job raising money for conservative orgs or campaigns.  Learn how to effectively raise money at LI’s Comprehensive Fundraising Training.

Hope you enjoyed the holidays, and good luck with your 2013 New Year’s resolutions!