Ten cool things about being a writer

Snowflakes in a Blizzard

Some days, when writers’ block descends, our query letters return like boomerangs and our books aren’t selling, it’s nice to reflect upon what we have going for us.

1. We can travel light. Unlike plumbers and brain surgeons, writers need only a small notebook and a pencil to do our jobs (the current electronic paraphernalia is fine, but optional). And if you’re one of those fortunate souls able to conjure lengthy passages in your head, you don’t need anything at all.

2. We can eat and drink while we work.

3. We face no institutional barriers.  You can’t call yourself a doctor, a lawyer, a minister or a police officer without jumping through some societal hoops. To call yourself a writer, though, all you have to do is write. It doesn’t have to be how you make your living, you don’t need to be published, and you don’t even have…

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Introducing Cynthia Washington-Williams

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Cynthia Washington-Williams presents programs on communications, conflict resolution and self care. Her extensive training and experience is international, and she is especially suited for speaking to military and professional audiences. Contact us to schedule her for your next meeting.

She is an empathetic, effective and motivated professional who combines clinical experience with compassion to meet the challenges facing today’s family. She demonstrates a clear awareness of diverse backgrounds and is alert to widely varied needs and circumstances.

Statement: As an adolescent and family therapist, I believe that all members of a family play a role in the issues that present themselves in a therapeutic setting. Each member of the family enters every encounter as a human being propelled forward by the unique experiences of their past. My work is to focus on uncovering these unconscious patterns in the family system, to identify the habitual protective response for each family member, to begin to heal the core emotional wounds that were created as a result, and then reestablish family relationships based on trust, boundaries, communication and contact.

My experiences have afforded me skills in leadership and training with effective interpersonal and communication skills — writing, speaking, presenting, training, persuading, mediating, negotiating, influencing.  Excellent planning, organizing and time management skills strengthened by a strong background in event planning.

The Cardshark Awaits

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WHAT IS THE CARDSHARK?
CardShark is a live, interactive, sleight-of-hand show. Venture into the world of The CardShark and you will dive deeply into the arts of deception. You won’t believe your eyes as The CardShark…

• Demonstrates how sleight of hand amazes and deceives

• Exposes how con artists fleece unsuspecting victims

• Pulls the curtain back on the ways fortune tellers weave their hypnotic spell

• And teaches a lesson on why you shouldn’t play cards with strangers

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to partner with an expert card cheat, to peer into the future, or to control the outcome of your own destiny, you’ll never forget the experiences you have with The CardShark.

“FANTASTIC show with something for everyone.”
Nelson Griswold, Bottom Line Solutions – Client

WHO IS THE CARDSHARK?
The CardShark is a charismatic, mysterious, and debonair figure who is a master of sleight of hand. He uses his two hands, ten fingers, cleverness, and a deck of playing cards to entertain and educate his audiences about the devious practices of the con man, the charlatan and the cheat.

When you spend time with The CardShark you’ll experience the seedy underbelly of a sometimes dangerous world in a safe and wickedly funny way.

Sophisticated. Fascinating. Disarming. Intense. Sexy.

How will you describe your time spent with The CardShark?

 

“MUST. SEE. SHOW.”
-John Pyka, Producer

WHEN IS THE CARDSHARK?
Are You Ready to Experience The CardShark?

The CardShark Show is best experienced in a formal setting with guest’s full attention.

For groups holding an event in an informal setting where guests will be mingling, The CardShark Atmospheric Entertainment is the best way to enjoy The CardShark.

For audiences who crave a completely unique experience, The CardShark delivers in spades.

“I highly recommend this show to anyone!”
Jacob Lindsey, Audience Member

Let us know if you would like to meet Jason Michaels, the CARDSHARK! 

 

 

Dr. Deforia Lane

Music as Medicine is Dr. Lane’s specialty which she discusses in keynotes especially suitable for caregivers and professional medical meetings.

Ask for details or to schedule a program at your location.

Welcoming Scott Gingold

Professional speaker now available for your programs, Scott Gingold is an expert in MOTIVATION, MANAGEMENT, NETWORKING, SALES, BUSINESS STRATEGY AND LEADERSHIP.scottgingold_1335382126_8

He is a veteran leader who has successfully advised and guided individuals as well as companies for more than three decades. He previously enjoyed a noteworthy and successful career in senior management at publicly traded and privately held companies. His passion for business management and strategy led him to establish and develop six prosperous companies and acquire others over the past three decades.

Currently his two companies are Greater Business Solutions and Computer Troubleshooters of Bethlehem, PA.

Also, Scott is a radio talk show host with a highly successful weekly show, “Business 101 with Scott Gingold” which is also available via Podcast.

His extensive experience and range of expertise are the reason he has been sought out by numerous media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Smart Money magazine, The Society for Human Resource Management, and Chief Executive Magazine.

He speaks regularly for colleges and universities as well as corporations, think tanks, civic groups, non-profit organizations and others to provide counsel and to impart his knowledge.

Scott is a really fine addition to our group of professionals, and we are pleased to work with him. Let us know when you’d like to meet him!

50,000 Words Later: Farewell, NaNoWriMo 2013

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A few days ago on this blog, Cheri took a look at this year’s successful National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo), the month-long event during which bloggers write a new post every day. The end of November also signaled the finish line of the the granddaddy of all writing challenges, National Novel Writing Month.

This year, 311,575 writers set out to produce a 50,000-word novel in the course of a month. A healthy chunk of those word-marathoners also keep a blog or an author’s site here on WordPress.com. In honor of their labor (and the insane amount of coffee they’ve consumed over the past 30 days), let’s take a look at some of their hard-earned wisdom from the fiction-writing trenches.

The thrill of sharing stories

NaNo projects come in all shades of the storytelling spectrum — from dark horror tales to uplifting narratives of redemption. The challenge brings together first-timers…

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Introducing Our QR

Here it is! Our complete Speakers International website handy with one touch in your phone or iPad when you scan our QR code.

We’ve known about QR for quite a while, but just now realized we should be using it for marketing ourselves and our business. We are often focused on marketing our individual speakers, entertainers and events rather than our overall business offers. Watch the website for individual QR codes coming soon to select pages of our featured presenters too.

If you need a QR reader, here’s info for Android and here’s the link to download a reader for iPhone. FREE FREE FREE

Thanks for your visit, and please do let us know what would be most helpful when you are searching for a speaker, trainer, consultant, entertainer or other program. Feel free to email, respond via the contact form or connect via Twitter or Facebook.

Magic and Motivation

Elliott Smith will charm your audience from the stage or the platform. His magic is a show, or it’s incorporated with a program for serious and not-so-serious meetings when motivation is in demand.

Author of Highway to Success – The Entertainer’s Roadmap to Business, he also is a business speaker for entrepreneurs or any audience with tips on how to start up and develop business savvy including team-building, motivation and sales.

Ask us how Elliott can dazzle your event. He’s a welcome addition to our group of professionals.

First Sign Language Dolls Donated to Deaf Children

Thelma the Guide Dog gave paws of approval to the first signing dolls for the deaf.. She has dedicated her life to supporting the blind. She recently expanded her efforts to the deaf by coordinating the donation of signing dolls to every deaf school in America.

Thelma’s objective is to have every deaf child in the world with a signing doll in the next three hears. She has aligned herself with local Lion’s Clubs across the United States and with every deaf school in the nation.

Thelma’s human support comes from Rob Hartley, and sometimes she uses his creativity. Hartley has hosted a radio show for six years, has created licensed characters and collaborated with many companies as a creative consultant as well as speaking in front of more than a half million people. Also, he created an all blind bowling league which became national champions. He is the only person in the world to bowl four 24-hour bowling marathons non-stop while averaging over 208.

Thelma’s website is ThelmaTheGuideDog, and their publicist is SusanGarren@gmail.com.

Speakers International is proud to introduce Thelma and the rest of the gang. Please contact us to discuss your programming opportunities for Rob and Thelma for corporate programs anywhere in the world.