Criticism and Evaluation

The Effective Communication Class at Greystone Preparatory School consists of three specific components:

  1. Planned, prepared and presented speeches
  2. Profound thinking extemporaneous comments
  3. Evaluation and feedback, commonly called Criticism

All of our students are leaders and high-performance candidates for the military service academies. The following is a portion of my lecture and class presentation on Becoming the Best You.

“Worthwhile leaders with vision can count on receiving criticism. It is a hazard in most occupations and professions.  Criticism can be constructive and positive; it can also be negative and destructive. Intense critical comments have caused many leaders to throw in the towel, give up and quit. I am reminded of the remarks of Theodore Roosevelt when speaking about this subject,

“it is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena – – – – – far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat”.

Leaders must have a sense of humor and the ability to receive criticism.  Additionally, the leader must be able to filter any criticism from fact or fiction. Criticism is best handled by holding on to your wits; responding instead of reacting; asking questions; listening more and talking less; do not be emotional, keep your voice lower and your inflection slower; consider the source; refuse to be discouraged and keep marching toward your goal, vision and mission.

Time is important

Time is an important asset. Time is indispensable and irreplaceable. The average age of life expected is approximately 74. Divide that number by 2 and you get 37.  Middle Age, Maybe ?? Do you have more yesterdays or tomorrows? What is the value of time in your life expectancy?

The Value of A Minute:
24 Hours in A Day;
x 60 minutes in an hour
1440 minutes in a day
x365 days in a year
525,600 minutes in a year
x 10 cents a minute paid for the year – assumed
$52,560 paid for the year – assumed


With the time remaining what will you do to create a Legacy for your life?
Time is priceless. Do not waste it; Do not kill it:

“How you spend your time defines who you are.” – Oprah Winfrey


 

The Gift of Time

Give Someone your time today! Spending time with a person you love is the most important gift you can give. Check out my new channel on Youtube. More coming soon.

Learn at Lunch – KROC Center 06-04-19

       

Proudly Presents:
“The Power of Effective Communication”
With Special Guest Speaker:


Kenneth R. O’Neal


Personal & Business Coach; Public Speaker;
Zig Ziglar Legacy Certified Coach & Trainer
KRONEAL COACHING & TRAINING

 


Tuesday, 06/04/19 @ Noon. Classroom A.
Admission: FREE to the public.
FREE salad lunch provided for attendees (supply is limited).

 

1 Hour Session Giveaway!

This Month Only – We are giving away FREE 1 Hour Coaching Sessions to 3 Winners!

To enter: e-mail merger@windstream.net or text your full name to: 830-285-7010 and be sure to mention the giveaway.

If your name is drawn you could win a 1-hour personal coaching session with Kenneth O’Neal, a Zig Ziglar Certified Coach and Trainer and a copy of Tom Ziglar’s latest book. Winners will be contacted by the end of May to claim their free session.

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