ENGAGE

Engage With Your Audience
hen you speak, try to engage your audience. This makes you feel less isolated as a speaker and keeps everyone involved with your message. If appropriate, ask leading questions targeted to individuals or groups, and encourage people to participate and ask questions.

Keep in mind that some words reduce your power as a speaker. For instance, think about how these sentences sound: “I just want to add that I think we can meet these goals” or “I just think this plan is a good one.” The words “just” and “I think” limit your authority and conviction. Don’t use them.

A similar word is “actually,” as in, “Actually, I’d like to add that we were under budget last quarter.” When you use “actually,” it conveys a sense of submissiveness or even surprise. Instead, say what things are. “We were under budget last quarter” is clear and direct.

Also, pay attention to how you’re speaking. If you’re nervous, you might talk quickly. This increases the chances that you’ll trip over your words, or say something you don’t mean. Force yourself to slow down by breathing deeply. Don’t be afraid to gather your thoughts; pauses are an important part of conversation, and they make you sound confident, natural, and authentic.

Finally, avoid reading word-for-word from your notes. Instead, make a list of important points on cue cards, or, as you get better at public speaking, try to memorize what you’re going to say โ€“ you can still refer back to your cue cards when you need them.

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PRACTICE

Practice
There’s a good reason that we say, “Practice makes perfect!” You simply cannot be a confident, compelling speaker without practice.

To get practice, seek opportunities to speak in front of others.

If you’re going to be delivering a presentation or prepared speech, create it as early as possible. The earlier you put it together, the more time you’ll have to practice.

Practice it plenty of times alone, using the resources you’ll rely on at the event, and, as you practice, tweak your words until they flow smoothly and easily.

Then, if appropriate, do a dummy run in front of a small audience: this will help you calm your jitters and make you feel more comfortable with the material. Your audience can also give you useful feedback, both on your material and on your performance.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Plan Appropriately
First, make sure that you plan your communication appropriately. Then think about how you’ll structure what you’re going to say.

When you do this, think about how important a book’s first paragraph is; if it doesn’t grab you, you’re likely going to put it down. The same principle goes for your speech: from the beginning, you need to intrigue your audience.

For example, you could start with an interesting statistic, headline, or fact that pertains to what you’re talking about and resonates with your audience. You can also use story telling as a powerful opener. Planning also helps you to think on your feet. This is especially important for unpredictable question and answer sessions or last-minute communications.

Remember that not all occasions when you need to speak in public will be scheduled. You can make good impromptu speeches by having ideas and mini-speeches pre-prepared. It also helps to have a good, thorough understanding of what’s going on in your organization and industry.

Wise inspiration

The Importance of Public Speaking
Even if you don’t need to make regular presentations in front of a group, there are plenty of situations where good public speaking skills can help you advance your career and create opportunities.

For example, you might have to talk about your organization at a conference, make a speech after accepting an award, or teach a class to new recruits. Speaking to an audience also includes online presentations or talks; for instance, when training a virtual team, or when speaking to a group of customers in an online meeting.

Good public speaking skills are important in other areas of your life, as well. You might be asked to make a speech at a friend’s wedding, give a eulogy for a loved one, or inspire a group of volunteers at a charity event.

In short, being a good public speaker can enhance your reputation, boost your self-confidence, and open up countless opportunities.

However, while good skills can open doors, poor ones can close them. For example, your boss might decide against promoting you after sitting through a badly-delivered presentation. You might lose a valuable new contract by failing to connect with a prospect during a sales pitch. Or you could make a poor impression with your new team, because you trip over your words and don’t look people in the eye.

Make sure that you learn how to speak well!

31st of October HALLOWEEN Australia ๐Ÿ˜

Halloween is fun, but the 31st of October is significant in Australia for another reason. 101 years ago our brave light horseman charged machine-guns to take Beersheba with one of the last cavalry charges in history. These amazing light horsemen really define the Aussie spirit.
The Light Horse artwork was painted by our Mythic Australia artist: Ian Coate – Artist / Illustrator.
For more Aussie Facts and Slang, visit our ever expanding gallery on our website: https://mythicaustralia.com/amazing-australia/

Roxanne Peters was given 9 years behind bars for killing her rapist. Should people who take unlawful revenge on their abuser be shown leniency due to their abusive past ?

Roxanne Peters was given 9 years behind bars for killing her rapist. Should people who take unlawful revenge on their abuser be shown leniency due to their abusive past ?

A BRISBANE woman has been jailed for killing her rapist after he threatened to harm her daughter unless she submitted to being raped again, she will be eligible for parole in less than two years but should she be in jail at all?

Roxanne Eka Peters, 35, fatally stabbed Grant Jason Cassar, 51, with a blow to his heart using a kitchen knife at her home in Capalaba in December 2015. Then she tied a rope around his body, including his neck, and dragged it behind her car for about a kilometre to a ditch where she hid it.

In the Brisbane Supreme Court on Monday, Peters was sentenced to nine years in jail for manslaughter and a further 18 months after she pleaded guilty to interfering with a corpse.

With time served she will be eligible for parole in June 2020. Justice David Boddice told the court Mr Cassarโ€™s rape and humiliation of Peters, followed by the threats to harm her child, had been a โ€œsignificant provocationโ€.

Now we at FACAA firmly believe in what must be done is just and therefore legal and a child MUST always be protected by whatever means necessary, so lets just lay those cards on the table.
Having said that we do not believe in vigilante justice, but this was not the act of a vigilante, it was a mother protecting herself and her child.

Many people have said there is always a better way than murder, of course given reasonable circumstances there is always a better way, but when you and your child are under threat… survival is all that counts.

โ€œI accept the stabbing occurred in circumstances when you were enraged by what the deceased had done to you and was threatening to do to you again,โ€ he said.

It was, however, to Petersโ€™ detriment that she didnโ€™t immediately seek help after the stabbing, he said.

โ€œInstead you set about the process of callously disposing of the deceased body,โ€ he said.

He said Peters had shown no respect for Mr Cassarโ€™s human dignity.

โ€œNo doubt your rage continued to affect your attitude to him,โ€ Justice Boddice said.

Justice Boddice said Petersโ€™ upbringing around drug users, where she was subjected to sexual abuse, had exacerbated the rage she felt when Mr Cassar came to her home on the day he died.

FACAA question if a rapist understands the words human dignity… any one capable of threatening a child and raping a woman has no human dignity.

Our question is not of Ms Peters’ guilt or innocence….she has however been given 9 years behind bars and we at FACAA are asking should she be imprisoned at all, due to what she had endured and what he was threatening to do to her and her child.

On the other side of the fence, is taking a life ever ok, should it always result in a prison term ?
Killing someone takes away any chance of bringing them to justice, takes away any possibility of them defending themselves.
Is it not better to seek justice ?

Yes, our legal system is abysmal, but shouldn’t we still seek some form of justice if for no other reason than to get their true face shown to the world…. that is unless of course they get a suppression order.

So what are your thoughts FACAA, should survivors of abuse receive leniency if they go on to kill their abuser ?
Should they receive psychological help instead of prison time?
And if so, what are the ongoing implications…

What do you think ?

#FACAA #ProudFACAA #EndingChildABuse #RaisingAwareness #RoxannePeters #MurderedRapist #Murder #Kill #Revenge #Leniency #Legal #Law #LegalReform #ChangingLAws #AskingYouWhatYouThink #VoiceForTheVoiceless #HopeForTHeHopeless #QLD #QLDPOL #QLDPolice #GuardiansOFTheInnocent #ChildrensChampions #WeWillFight #StandUP #NeverGonnaStop #FromHellWeRise #SaveTheKids

https://www.news.com.au/national/courts-law/queensland-woman-who-killed-her-rapist-jailed/news-story/3b8a2b445d9862e17dfdabc123616adc

MYSTIC POET

โ€œOUR HALLOWED EVENING PARTY! a poem a.k.a.: “Jungian Therapy: Integration, At Least Once A Year!” {almost} October 31, 2018 – in less than 1 hour! = Halloween – Odinโ€™s Day! [All Saintsโ€™ Day will be on a Thorโ€™s Day this year!] Invitations go out to: Mr. & Mrs. Dee Spare, Ms. Hope Less, Miss Ann Throp, The Blessings, The Darlings, The Stinkpots, The Cantus, Jen O’Seyed. Ms. Uri & Ms. Mercy Nunn. Felicia has a number of other guests weโ€™re considering; however, we are pretty sure that there will be other folks/fยฎiends coming, invited or not! After all, it IS Halloween! You KNOW what happens on Halloween, right?! Well, if not โ€ฆ . ๐Ÿ™‚ – Who else is on The List?

I also invited our good friends Lov(i)e – & Joy;

Plus! Peace, she came too – with her dear, little boy,

And Comfort – and Warmth, they arrived with nice gifts:

A blanket – and-a-heater – and a fine pair of “lifts!โ€

Phillip – and Iris – brought lov-e-ly flowers,

And Dawn – and her Norm(an) – would insure steady hours!

Sunny – and Lucky brought good-tidings and light;

Patience & Elle, they never will fight!

Yes, we socialized! – but (pause) When-The-Midnight-Hour-came,

A-dreadful-sound-outside-issued!! Who-was-to-blame?

โ€œPARTY CRASHERS! Oh, NO!โ€ someone exclaimed;

โ€œShould we bolt all the doors?โ€ “No,โ€œ said I (pause) And-I-named,

Some-folks-we-might-expect – for – a little-bit-of-fright:

Dickie – and BILL – and MADelyn Night!

About-that-time-ROBbie-arrived! – followed-by Dred, Patches – and Sue;

They came in – to pilfer – and stir legal brew!!

“NO,โ€ I said; โ€œThese are my friends too, as well;

Itโ€™s just that they-all – usually – stay-down in (some) Hell,*

But, at-this 13th Hour, itโ€™s The Halloween Feast;

They come here to party – and gorge LARGE, at least!

Itโ€™s (usually) just once-a-year, but they do tend to mingle,

With the so-called “decent folk,โ€ โ€˜cause, when sleigh bells do jingle,

And thankful-families eat-up their Thanksgiving turkey,

These โ€œfriendsโ€ are-not-invited (pause) for theyโ€™re just kind-a quirky!

But! Without the quirky – bizarre – loathsome-and-creepy,

The World-would evaporate! Weโ€™ve GOT-TO-HAVE-SOME WEEPY!

And some โ€œBlueโ€ and some Hardship – Angst-Envy-and-Pain –

WITH SUNSHINE – YOU-SIMPLY-MUST – EXPECT-A-BIT-Oโ€™-RAIN!โ€œ

So! Yea! About-that-time – THE MONSTERS ARRIVED!

Witches! and Demons! THEY ALL HAVE SURVIVED,

And killers & rapists & thieves of all kinds;

They mingled with-the “good folks,โ€ A MEETING OF MINDS!

For, on Halloween, THE-NICE-FOLKS – will dress up as fienโ€™s,

Because – DEEP-INSIDE – We ALL have some โ€œmeans,โ€

To-NOT BE VERY NICE – and we lose sight of this,

When our laws – and our mores – promote-Kindness & Bliss.

So, everyone got acquainted, and we parted as friends(?)

And!

THE-UNEASY-TRUCE (pause)

OF-ALL-LIFE (pause)

NEVER ENDS! ๐Ÿ™‚ – Ho, ho, ho!

fin <3

* – The Unconscious Mind?!

I-tell-ya!ย  ‘Twas an awful sight!

โ€œDispatching T-workers At The Gate!โ€ a poem October 30, 2018 – Tuesday

The Backyard Gate collapsed last night,

I-tell-ya! ‘Twas an awful sight!

It came unhinged, and so have I;

A hanging gate can make you cry!

Despite repairs to keep it swinginโ€™ –

Such despair – our GATE is bringinโ€™ –

For this might be The Gate from (to) Hell,

And if-it-donโ€™t-close – so very-well,

On Halloween – โ€œthingsโ€ might come through:

Goblins, immigrants – and ghouls too!!

What-about IF we dig a hole,

And plant (right there) a big olโ€™ pole?*

And implant holders in the side!

Then, once attached, the-gateโ€™ll-swing-wide,

BUT – also – close-quite-easily,

And keep-out โ€œthe deadโ€ – and the sleez-i-ly,

Deer(s) and dogs – and migrant workers!

Weโ€™ll get Trump – to post some TWERKERS (T-workers),

Girls, right there, with big olโ€™ butts,

Stinky ones! with scabs & ruts!!

Theyโ€™ll prevent entrance – when the gate is opeโ€™ –

This way – we wonโ€™t have to mope!

Weโ€™ll be SECURE – with our gate true,

A strong, swinging gate, for me and you –

And, on Halloween, when โ€œsmall onesโ€ invade,

They will not cross – The GATE weโ€™ve made!! ๐Ÿ™‚ – yup!

fin. <3

 

* – a 4″ x 4″ stud, about 8 – 10 inches down! ๐Ÿ™‚

โ€œTRIBUTE TO ANDREW!โ€

โ€œTRIBUTE TO ANDREW!โ€ a poem Oct. 30, 2018. (Tuesday) The Feast (Day) of St. Andrew, The Apostle, is generally celebrated on November 30th (Nov. 30 – Dec. 3); however, one month before that date (today, which is the 30th of October) may be more accurate, according to some sources. None-the-less, it was St. Andrew, unwilling to be killed in the manner of his Master Jesus, who insisted on being crucified on a diagonal cross. The โ€œSaltireโ€ is a type of cross and is used on the Scottish flag, being as Scotland, as well as Russia, Greece, Romania et al, celebrates St. Andrew as their Patron Saint. Andrew was crucified in Greece in approx. 60 A. D. On this day before All Hallowโ€™s Eve (Halloween), I thought to write this poem to celebrate the life of St. Andrew, who was the brother of St. Peter, a fisherman as well, and the person who โ€œbroughtโ€ Simon Peter to Jesus. He was, as some have suggested, โ€œThe Great Leader of the Apostolic Band!โ€ Without further ado, here is the โ€œTribute to (St.) Andrew:โ€

Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter,

Brought his brother to The Leader.

He took a lowly, humble post –

And died upon The Cross!-weโ€™ll boast,

Of his sacri-ficial-humility!

He smiled gently – with-civil-ity;

He died upon – a diagonal cross,

Not worthy to die – as did his โ€œboss?โ€

And, now, on this, his sacred day,

We declare him โ€œCrystal-clearโ€ and say:

โ€œAll Hail, The Brother of The Rock – – – Who delivered Simon, at the dock – – – For both he and his brother, fishermen were – – – And both would certainly endure – – – The rigors of The Masterโ€™s path – – – and suffer too The Worldโ€™s wrath!โ€

fin <3

“A leader leads with vision and wisdom”

A leader leads with vision and wisdom” selfish people cannot be leaders because they cannot see A leader leads with vision and wisdom” selfish people cannot be leaders because they cannot see beyond there own interests to see the big picture” a prophet derives from oppression, depression and regression!! The guiding premise of the universe is Morality”A leader leads with vision and wisdom” selfish people cannot be leaders because they cannot see beyond there own interests to see the big picture” a prophet derives from oppression, depression and regression!! The guiding premise of the universe is Morality”A leader leads with vision and wisdom” selfish people cannot be leaders because they cannot see beyond there own interests to see the big picture” a prophet derives from oppression, depression and regression!! The guiding premise of the universe is Morality”A leader leads with vision and wisdom” selfish people cannot be leaders because they cannot see beyond there own interests to see the big picture” a prophet derives from oppression, depression and regression!! The guiding premise of the universe is Morality”A leader leads with vision and wisdom” selfish people cannot be leaders because they cannot see beyond there own interests to see the big picture” a prophet derives from oppression, depression and regression!! The guiding premise of the universe is Morality”A leader leads with vision and wisdom” selfish people cannot be leaders because they cannot see beyond there own interests to see the big picture” a prophet derives from oppression, depression and regression!! The guiding premise of the universe is Morality”A leader leads with vision and wisdom” selfish people cannot be leaders because they cannot see beyond there own interests to see the big picture” a prophet derives from oppression, depression and regression!! The guiding premise of the universe is Morality”A leader leads with vision and wisdom” selfish people cannot be leaders because they cannot see beyond there own interests to see the big picture” a prophet derives from oppression, depression and regression!! The guiding premise of the universe is Morality”A leader leads with vision and wisdom” selfish people cannot be leaders because they cannot see beyond there own interests to see the big picture” a prophet derives from oppression, depression and regression!! The guiding premise of the universe is Morality”A leader leads with vision and wisdom” selfish people cannot be leaders because they cannot see beyond there own interests to see the big picture” a prophet derives from oppression, depression and regression!! The guiding premise of the universe is Morality”A leader leads with vision and wisdom” selfish people cannot be leaders because they cannot see beyond there own interests to see the big picture” a prophet derives from oppression, depression and regression!! The guiding premise of the universe is Morality”

WEAR your poppy with pride โค๏ธ.. REMBERANCE DAY AUSTRALIA NOVEMBER 11 LEAST WE FORGET

Today I saw a man selling poppies stop a lady and asked if he could re position her poppy. While doing so he told that lady she should wear the poppy on their right side; the red represents the blood of all those who gave their lives, the black represents the mourning of those who didn’t have their loved ones return home, and the green leaf represents the grass and crops growing and future prosperity after the war destroyed so much. The leaf should be positioned at 11 o’clock to represent the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the time that World War One formally ended. He was worried that younger generations wouldn’t understand this and his generation wouldn’t be around for much longer to teach them. We must remember those from our current wars too!”

WEAR your poppy with pride โค๏ธ…. I never knew this folks , gives more meaning , salute to all those who fallen

Child Abuse

Andrew Philips had to be taken to hospital after finding out he will serve at least 11 years behind bars for sexually abusing 3 boys.

Do you feel sorry for him ?
Yeah, neither do we… our thoughts are with the survivors and their families, not with predators who spend their lives destroying childrens ability to trust and their sense of self worth.

So, thank you to the person who was so strongly concerned for the welfare of child rapists that they felt it necessary to tell us we would be going to hell for “sharing our lies” and making their lives miserable, but I think you’ll find that hell is not a threat to survivors, we are very familiar with it, thanks to those you choose to defend… the child predators who abused us.

Hence one of our hashtags #FromHellWeRise because we’ve been to hell and our mission is now to prevent any more children from being dragged there by child rapists, abusers and sex offenders.

Oh and by the way… all of FACAA’s posts are able to be googled and fact checked, so if you feel you’ve been lied to….. you probably have, but not by us.

So…….back to raising awareness of these predators who can, like Mr Philips, enter our houses via the internet, send explicit photos to our children and groom them right under our noses.

A South Australian paedophile who sexually abused a young boy at his home while his parents slept will spend at least 11 years behind bars. The court heard Andrew Thomas Philips bribed three young boys with soft drink, ice cream and money before repeatedly abusing them, until his 2017 arrest.

On Thursday the 53-year-old was jailed for crimes including the persistent sexual exploitation of a child, maintaining an unlawful relationship with a child, disseminating child exploitation material and gross indecency.

Apparently he became quite ill in the dock, sobbing uncontrollably and even vomiting. Must be hard to know that your vile crimes have been revealed for the whole world to know and that you are about to go behind bars for them.
Must be hard to know that the whole world now sees you for the depraved monster you are and not the facade you have hidden behind for so long.

Yeah, must be hard, but you know whatโ€ฆ. Itโ€™s a LOT harder for your survivors to live with the horrendous trauma you made them endure !
So cry me a river you evil mongrel !

South Australian District Court Judge Geraldine Davison said Philips’ offending was a “gross breach of trust” and fell into the most serious category.

She said he preyed on a 13-year-old boy on several occasions as he walked home from school, and in his house as his parents slept.

Another victim was abused over several months and bribed with ice cream, while a third was offered $50 to expose himself in a public park.

Philips was arrested after he was confronted by the boy’s father, and his computer and memory cards were seized by police.

FACAA would like to applaud this brave young survivor who did the right thing and went to his dad who dealt with the situation properly, as a father, I know that must have been tough to not take matters into your own hands. Kudos Sir ! If we can help you or your son with our Phoenix programs in any way please drop us an inbox !

Officers found more than 200 online chats, of which 137 featured child exploitation material sent from Philips’ account.
So in 137 out of 200 online conversations Philips sent inappropriate images to the children he was speaking to, images of himself or of other children being sexually abused.

This is why we constantly reinforce the importance of monitoring your children’s social media accounts. These predators are extremely well rehearsed, they know how to manipulate children and children do not yet have the experience to know that these predators are dangerous.

Philips had more than 1000 images and videos of child exploitation material on two SD cards, and police discovered he had asked children to send him images online.

“You have, by your offending behaviours, changed the course of the lives of at least three families and probably many more,” Judge Davison said.

Philips held his head in his hands and sobbed throughout the sentencing hearing, which had to be adjourned twice after he fell ill. Poor baby, Paramedics treated him inside the court and he was later carried out on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance, shielding his face and making no comment to media.

Judge Davison imposed a 14-year head sentence with an 11-year non-parole period. Taking into account time already spent in custody, Philips will be eligible for parole in 2028.

So in a decade he gets out, we can only hope by that time he will have been ravaged by the passing of time and incapable of hurting anymore children.

#FACAA #ProudFACAA #NoExcuses #AndrewPhilips #SA #SAPOL #SAPolice #Child #Abuse #ChildAbuse #EndingChildAbuse #RaisingAwareness #ChangingLaws #ChangingLives #HealingSurvivors #ChildRapist #Rapist #Toddler #Baby #BabyRapist #Monster #GuardiansOfTheInnocent #VoiceForTheVoiceless #HopeForTheHopeless #ChildrensChampions #WeWilLFight #StandUP #TakeAStance #JuliasJustice #PhoenixProgram #SaveTheKids

One of the sources for this post was
https://www.9news.com.au/2018/10/25/20/56/andrew-thomas-philips-pedophile-jailed-11-years