This 2011 TED-Talk featuring film critic Roger Ebert offers inspiration that speaks for itself. A popular television personality, Ebert was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer in 2002 and later salivary gland cancer. In 2006, Ebert suffered life-threatening complications after jaw surgery to remove more cancerous tissue.
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
“We grow when our life sucks.” Believe it or not, that was the headliner on a recent post in Psychology Today. Sure, it’s not exactly clinical terminology, but profoundly accurate nevertheless. When we are satisfied we don’t move. But when life sucks, we do. Yet pain, in itself, does not necessarily evoke positive motion. Sometimes […]
Equal Listening Opportunity If you are a public speaker committed to equal listening opportunity for all, then you gotta have Communications Access Realtime Translation (CART). With CART, everything that is said is “captioned” live for deaf and hard of hearing folks. Think of CART as closed captioning for non-broadcast settings, such as classrooms, churches, training meetings […]
Lifelines Lifelines for People with Hearing Loss is a worthy read in the New York Times which did well to raise awareness about the extraordinary challenges faced by millions of people who are hard of hearing. It parlayed to medical evidence correlating progressive hearing loss and dementia; and it theorized that those who suffer gradual […]
Sharing with Passion There is high merit to sharing ideas with passion. The Internet has cinched it. It levels the playing field for thought leaders from all walks of life. Less appealing is the Followers game. On Twitter it is accounting by Retweets, Mentions and, well, Followers. On Facebook, the chase is for Fans, Likes, Comments […]