Public Speaking: The First Question You Need to Answer

Public Speaking: The First Question You Need to Answer Guest Blog by Gary Rodriguez The first question a presenter must answer involves the listening audience. The composition of a group influences what and how one prepares. Determining the makeup of an audience involves certain considerations that can be broken down into two categories: Demographics and [...]

Public Speaking: Be Cautious When Using a Manuscript

Public Speaking: Be Cautious When Using a Manuscript Guest Blog by Gary Rodriguez The structure of a talk varies depending on the message and the messenger. Some speakers like to use the “manuscript method;” in which they write out their message word for word, and leave nothing to chance. These presenters have something specific to [...]

Author Interview: Gary Rodriguez – Purpose-Centered Public Speaking

Q. Tell us a little bit about your book. A. The book is designed to help aspiring and active public speakers develop and hone their preparation, presentation, and public speaking skills. Purpose-Centered Public Speaking teaches a simple and systematic approach to public speaking. My goal was to help readers to learn an approach to public [...]

Author Profile: Gary Rodriguez – Purpose-Centered Public Speaking

Q. Why did you decide to write this book? A. I have spoken in public and mentored speakers for a number of years. In doing so I’ve discovered a common need for a book that offers a systematic guide to public speaking. Purpose-Centered Public Speaking teaches aspiring and active speakers how to develop and deliver [...]

Author Interview: D.L. Wilson – Sirocco

Q. Tell us a little bit about your book. A. SIROCCO delves into the very real danger of bioterrorism in today’s high-tech world and the growing potential for foreign terrorists to slide undetected into mainstream America. Q. What excites you most about your book’s topic? Why did you choose it? A. I am concerned that [...]

Book Excerpt: Sirocco by D.L. Wilson

SIROCCO by D.L. Wilson Chapter Excerpt Prologue May 1987, Wonsan, North Korea SHARIFAH ABBAS focused on the faint glimmer of light within the Ministry of Health. It was well after midnight. The sidewalks were draped in shadows and an eerie stillness pervaded the normally bustling sector of the city. She glanced nervously at her watch, [...]

Author Profile: D.L. Wilson – Sirocco

Q. Why did you decide to write this book? A. I met with bio-researchers and discussed the potential for bioterrorism. Their careers were focused on finding cures for diseases from cancer to aids. They had not really thought about how biotechnology could be used to create bio-weapons. When I opened the discussion, they panicked when [...]

Book Excerpt: The Whole-Brain Path to Peace

The Whole-Brain Path to Peace by James Olson Chapter Nine Peace The choice is no longer between violence and non-violence; it is between violence and non-existence. —Martin Luther King Jr. Is the United States a peace-loving nation? Based on an annual comprehensive survey of the world’s nations, apparently not. A worldwide team of experts organized [...]

Author Profile: James Olson – The Whole-Brain Path to Peace

Q. Why did you decide to write this book? A. I recognized that I had been blessed by being able to spend so much time to explore the worlds of mind and spirit, and believing that I had learned some valuable information in my quest to understand the nature of life on earth, I wanted [...]

Author Interview: James Olson

Q. Tell us a little bit about your book. A. The right-brain’s perspective is radically different from the left-brain’s. It’s much more complex. It doesn’t really have a perspective. It sees in all directions.  And it assembles wholes, whereas the left disassembles. They are opposites in many ways. For most left-brain dominants, without help the [...]