Speech transcript on “Real About Diversity” first delivered to the Tri-State Human Resource Management Association Diversity Program (October 26, 2012). Learn more about this keynote & view presentation slides here. Until I did it for me I ponder the numbers a lot these days. —25 years of service in human resource management, overseeing employment of thousands […]
About Brian Patrick Jensen
Brian Patrick Jensen is a father, business leader, writer and passionate orator. He is a successful human resources and corporate communications executive, training consultant and college lecturer renowned throughout his career for his spirited presentations and straight-talk. In 2010 Brian suffered sudden and profound hearing loss; and he is now deaf. His signature public speaking service and namesake blog--BrianPatrickJensen.com--was launched in July 2011 and has already inspired thousands.
Entries by Brian Patrick Jensen
Humbling Down Disclaimers People insist to say that, if they had to do it all over again, they wouldn’t change a thing. But that, of course, isn’t true of anyone. Humbling down the opposite position ain’t all that remarkable either. Good leaders reflect self-critically, readily admit mistakes and strive open-mindedness–all good. But too often we […]
Child on the Mall It’s the week before Christmas on the local mall at the height of holiday buy-season. It is late—near closing, which is 11pm. Of course, the storefronts are adorned to the max in festive holiday décor. The opulent commercialism doesn’t bother me a bit.
Feel-Good Elixir Most motivational speakers and success gurus pump positive about optimism. The sage advice: When the going gets tough, think of things you are grateful for. Never lose hope; this too shall pass. Stay cheery; and don’t forget to smile a lot, even if you have to “fake it until you make it.”
Speaker Match Back in a day as a newbie presenter I was naturally keen to network, learn and try on my pitch with like-minded public speakers. I joined a select few among the gazillion public speaker Groups on LinkedIn, including one called SpeakerMatch. There, I navigated to a VERY active discussion string which proffered the […]