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Public Speaking Skills: The Art of the Acceptance Speech

Public Speaking Skills: The Art of the Acceptance Speech

Every year I try to catch the Academy Awards, of course with interest in the nominees, but also how the Oscar winners give their award acceptance speeches. You’d think that actors would be decent public speakers – and many are – but not so much in one particular public speaking area – acceptance speeches!… Read more
Nonfiction Book Review: Creativity: The Perfect Crime

Nonfiction Book Review: Creativity: The Perfect Crime

In 1974, Phillipe Petit illegally walked a tight rope between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and set himself apart with his unique formula of boldness and skill. With the fame of such an audacious feat and the many other impressive talents he possesses, Petit began a speaking tour presenting his approach to creative problem solving.… Read more
Nonfiction Book Review: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Nonfiction Book Review: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

If you want to know yourself, as Socrates once advised us all to do, author Charles Duhigg suggests the place to start is with habits. In The Power of Habit, he makes a compelling case that we are, at bottom, the sum of our habits.… Read more
Nonfiction Book Review: Happy Wives Club

Nonfiction Book Review: Happy Wives Club

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day which is right around the corner, here’s a review of Happy Wives Club: One Woman’s Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage by LiveTrue book reviewer Melanie Davis. It is a book about author Fawn Weaver’s journey across the world to find happy marriages.… Read more
The Baby Matrix in College Coursework: Interview with Kimya Dennis, Ph.D. Part II

The Baby Matrix in College Coursework: Interview with Kimya Dennis, Ph.D. Part II

Last fall, I posted my interview with Kimya Dennis, Assistant Professor at Salem College, who was teaching the sociology course, The Childfree, and using my book, The Baby Matrix, as part of the curriculum. Now that the course is over, I asked her a few more questions about her experience of teaching this course.… Read more