Business 101 on the Radio

Looking forward to joining Scott Gingold Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 11 am (ET) on his popular radio show “Business 101” Join us live or listen later to the podcast: gingold.me/radio and gingold.me/podcast

Scott is one of the fine experienced featured speakers we are pleased to book for your programs, and in this radio conversation we’ll be discussing his and other speakers’ professional careers and the services that our company Speakers International provides.

Click here to meet Scott in this blog post. Click on any of the links here for more about us and please introduce yourself via our social media.

Broadcasting via WGPA from the Lehigh Valley of eastern PA, the show is heard globally every Saturday morning.

Dr. Connie Numbers to Speak at Sunset River Marketplace Gallery

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On Thursday, Oct. 3, Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C. will feature Dr. Connie Numbers as part of the art gallery’s Coffee With the Authors series. The event runs from 10 to 11 a.m. and includes coffee and breakfast treats.

Dr. Numbers has a Masters Degree in Social Work and a Doctoral Degree in Psychology. She has a psychotherapy practice in Ocean Isle, N.C. and is also a spiritual teacher. Dr. Numbers has made a lifelong commitment to knowing oneself deeply on both a psychological and spiritual level.book_dr_numbers

Her book, titled “The Dear Ones Letters: a Path to Growing as a Human and Evolving as a Soul,” is the culmination of 30-plus years of analysis and spiritual mentorship. The “Letters” are notable for their practical wisdom in both spiritual and psychological matters. The author says, “The Dear One letters are like the breadcrumbs leading us on the path out of the forest to help us find our way Home. They remind us of how life really works and how to feel in control of it.”

The book is uplifting in nature and uses everyday situations in a guide to becoming a happier and wiser person. With specific techniques and stories from her own life, the author offers a process for diminishing fear, understanding how life is created, finding self-love and learning how to reconnect with the self.

The event at Sunset River Marketplace is free, but space is limited so reservations are required. Call 910-575-5999 or send an email to lassiter@sunsetrivermarketplace.com. Join the mailing list for notice of future events at the same number and email address.

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 200 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of art work in virtually every genre. Custom framing, painting and pottery classes and art workshops are also offered through the gallery. Since opening its doors in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has supported not only the visual arts, but literary and performing arts, as well. It has become a popular community center and art hub for both Brunswick County and nearby Horry County, S.C.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, N.C. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 910-575-5999 or visit the website: www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com. For daily updates, “like” the gallery’s Facebook page.

 

Cooking Gullah with Veronica Gerald

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Veronica Gerald will be part of the 10-year anniversary celebration at Socastee Library in the Myrtle Beach, SC area July 24. She speaks internationally on the Gullah heritage, tells stories and presents original one-woman dramatic performances.

Contact us to host her programs at your location.

Check out the full schedule of library programs too.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SOCASTEE LIBRARY!

Socastee Library celebrates its 10th year in the present location with fun, food, and special events July 23,, 24, and 25.

Mystery Board Games                    Tuesday, July 23               9:00 – 1:00

Put your sleuthing skills to the test.

The “Real” CSI                            Tuesday, July 23     1:30 – 3:00

 Horry County Crime Scene Investigator Peter Cestare will share what really happens when investigating a  crime scene.

Murder Mystery Game         Tuesday, July 23         3:30 – 6:00

Pre-registration is required.

Reception                                      Wednesday, July 24 11:00

The library director and members of the community will speak about the role Socastee Library plays in the lives of the citizens.

Gullah Storyteller                    Wednesday, July 24 1:00

Veronica Gerald will present “Cooking with Gullah” in the library’s meeting room.

Mountain Music & Dance     Wednesday, July 24 3:00

Jeff Robbins is the presenter for this interactive program that promises to be fun for the entire family.

Second Stage Repertory Theater     Wednesday, July 24             5:00

Skits of all kinds will entertain.

Information Stations           Wednesday, July 24 1:00 – 6:00

Roam around the library to learn about origami, Brookgreen Gardens, our county museum, crafts, knitting, therapy dogs; participate in coloring, writing to our troops; and enjoy stories.

Word Games                                 Thursday, July 25              9:00 -1:00

Fill your morning with gaming fun from Scrabble to Boggle.

Poetry Café                                 Thursday, July 25              3:00 – 6:00

What would you do with an open forum to share your original work or that of your favorite author?    For this program, YOU are the presenter.  Poems, short stories, or songs may be shared.  There will be refreshments to wet your whistle and keep up your energy level.  You provide the creativity.

For more information, call 215-4700, email socasteelibrary@horrycounty.org, or stop by Socastee Library to speak to the youth services staff.

David H. Brown Releases New Novel: Next in Line to the Oval Office

   Next in Line to the Oval Office There have been a gazillion books, movies, TV shows, etc. about the White House and the presidency.  Now comes the first one focusing on succession to the Oval Office beyond the Vice President.
    Never in U.S. history has anyone but a Vice President replaced a President.  But, what if during the inauguration ceremonies explosions at the west portico of The Capitol kills among others the incoming and outgoing Presidents and Vice Presidents?
    A 1947 law designates the Next in Line to the Oval Office, which is the title of this first-of-a-kind novel.  The Speaker of the House is about to be sworn in but suffers a stroke and cannot take the Oath of Office.  After him comes the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, but before he can be sworn in, the House quickly meets and elects a new Speaker.  She is sworn in, and the Senator vows revenge.
    There are twin plots to this novel: (1) Intrigue at the White House and on Capitol Hill; and, (2) Who was behind the explosions and why.  Just for kicks, there is a Deep Throat II (a reminder of the Watergate Era).  There are enough twists and turns to remind one of O. Henry, and enough excitement to make a film or a television movie.
    One critic said, “You’re not likely to put it down.”  Another said, “This has the strong possibility to be to political thrillers what John Grisham is to the legal ones.”
    Author David H. Brown already is working on a sequel that picks up where this book leaves off, For this novel, he called on his nearly 15 years as an Ohio newspaper reporter, and his 24 years as a government public information officer.  Until his death in December 2012, Sen. Daniel Inouye was the President Pro Tempore, and lived in the same condo building in North Bethesda, MD as Brown.
    Since his retirement from government in 1991, Brown has written seven other books: three fiction, four non-fiction, and a memoir.  He can be reached at grumpsflmd@aol.com.David H. Brown

Beach Music Book Author to Speak in Calabash, NC

Author Howie Thompson will discuss his new book, And the Bands Played On at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash, N.C.  The presentation is part of the gallery’s ongoing Coffee With the Authors series. According to Thompson the book, which features some 60-plus bands, deejays and industry notables, tells the story of beach music from many different points of view.

Carolina beach music developed from various musical styles of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. It includes a wide variety of musical genres and influences, ranging from big-band swing instrumentals to the more raucous sounds of blues/jump blues, jazz, doo-wop, boogie, rhythm and blues, reggae, rockabilly, and old-time rock and roll.

Beach music is closely associated with the style of the swing dance known as the shag or the Carolina shag, which is the official state dance of both North Carolina and South Carolina.

Thompson begins his project by taking the advice of local club owner H. Lee Brown: to talk to legendary Charlotte, N.C. vocalist Billy Scott, who passed away in November 2012. Conversations with Scott provided ideas, experiences and invaluable insights, which served as a perfect springboard for Thompson’s book.

From there, he goes on to share stories of legends, friends, the many men and women, and the bands behind the music.  And The Bands Played On is a treasure trove of historical facts, musical culture and information.

Howie Thompson is also the author of Fat Harold: Legendary King of Shag and several sports books. He was an award-winning coach, earning three consecutive Adidas/NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year awards, two high school and youth state sportsmanship awards.

The Coffee With the Authors event at Sunset River Marketplace will be Thursday, May 2 from 10 to 11 a.m. Coffee, tea and breakfast treats will be served. The presentation is free, but seating is limited so reservations are required. Call the gallery at 910.575.5999 or send an email to lassiter@sunsetrivermarketplace.com

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 200 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of art work in virtually every genre. Custom framing, painting and pottery classes and art workshops are also offered through the gallery. Since opening its doors in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has supported not only the visual arts, but literary and performing arts, as well. It has become a popular community center and art hub for both N.C.’s Brunswick County and nearby Horry County, S.C.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, N.C. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 910-575-5999or visit the website: http://www. sunsetrivermarketplace.com.

Iconic Historian Jack Thompson Speaks in Calabash

Jack_Photo Myrtle Beach, S.C. historian, photographer and beloved local icon Jack Thompson, will make a presentation at Sunset River Marketplace  April 11 at 10 a.m., as part of the Calabash, N.C. art gallery’s Coffee With the Author series. His book, which is titled Memories of Myrtle Beach: a Pictorial History of the Grand Strand Through the Eyes of Jack Thompson, features over 175 Grand Strand images that take the viewer on a journey through the author’s life at the beach.JackT_wall

Originally from Greenville, S.C., Jack Thompson has been photographing Myrtle Beach happenings since he stepped off a bus and accepted a job at the Myrtle Beach Pavilion back in 1951. That was Jack behind the camera snapping “mug shots” at the Myrtle Beach Jail. He was there during the heyday of the Ocean Forest Hotel and he was there to witness its implosion. Last year the state of South Carolina recognized Jack as the Official Chronicler of South Carolina’s Grand Strand and celebrated his birthday, Sept. 21, 2012 as Jack Thompson Remembering Myrtle Beach Day in Myrtle Beach.

Jack admits to his love at first sight with Myrtle Beach. “ …She has an alluring charm about her … If you give in to her promise … she will cast a spell over you and fill your shoes with sand that will sweep into your blood and melt your heart. That’s Myrtle, she’s a lady and she has my number … and continues to call!”

During the Coffee With the Authors event, Jack will discuss some of his famous images including the now defunct local Ocean Drive dance joint, The Pad; the implosion series of the Ocean Forest; and chronicling the city’s Sun Fun Festival through its 60-year run.

The event at Sunset River Marketplace is free, but space is limited so reservations are required. Call 910-575-5999 or send an email to lassiter@sunsetrivermarketplace.com.

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 200 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of artwork in virtually every genre. Custom framing, painting and pottery classes and art workshops are also offered through the gallery. Since opening its doors in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has supported not only the visual arts, but literary and performing arts, as well. It has become a popular community center and art hub for both N.C.’s Brunswick County and nearby Horry County, S.C.

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, N.C. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 910-575-5999 or visit the website: http://www. sunsetrivermarketplace.com.

Natalie Daise Tells Stories

Natalie Daise will be featured at the BIG Storytelling Festival in Beaufort, SC April 11-14. She is available for professional storytelling for events anywhere in the world as well as for workshops and programs especially for educators on creativity and the art of storytelling.
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Scan for Natalie’s web page to learn more about her topics.

The Liars Competition @ the BIG Story Fest is an esteemed gathering of those who shoot the breeze with the greatest of ease.Lies are good natured tall tales (either fictional or embellished truth). Some examples include “golf lies,” “used car lies,” “political lies,” “fishing lies” and many more. Lies must be a minimum of 3 minutes and maximum of 5 minutes.

The competition is now closed to registration. See following details for scheduled presentations open to the public.

Complete Rules & Registration Form

Jan Spencer Creates

jan spencer original Jan Spencer, jazz singer, songwriter, speaker and artist is featured in an exhibit at Green Herring Art & Framing in Beaufort, SC March 15 – April 4. Contact Hank Herring for exhibit details: 843.812-6496.

Her mixed media work includes the following new pieces.

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My Hair’s Gone Bad …and More

my hair's gone bad“My Hair’s Gone Bad” by Natalie Daise

Natalie Daise exhibits her creativity through storytelling, writing, speaking and through mixed media. Her visual art might be seen on a wood panel, on a wall cabinet, a piece of furniture or almost anything imaginable. She is featured in an exhibit at Green Herring Art & Framing in Beaufort, SC March 15 – April 4. Contact Hank Herring for exhibit details: 843.812-6496.

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Her newest paintings include the following series:

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“March on Washington ’63” by Natalie Daise

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“Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Roun” by Natalie Daise

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“Hand Over Hand” by Natalie Daise

Learn more about her dramatic performances, storytelling programs, workshops and speaking. Scan for her complete profile page.

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