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Are you looking for a speaker for your next conference or meeting?

Or are you just interested in having your employees learn writing from the best?

For the last 20 years, I've been entertaining groups with my knowledge and easy-going manner. Besides teaching a comprehensive list of adult education courses, I also conduct seminars on various subjects, including business writing, Mexico, and antiques.

Recently, I co-conducted a six hour seminar, Collecting Affordable Antiques and Fine Art, to a sold-out crowd for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. I also offer a six-hour business writing seminar to businesses (conducted on-site) in which I teach employees how to communicate effectively using today's writing techniques.

Speech and seminar topics available include:

SEMINARS

BASICS OF COMMUNICATION SERIES

BASICS OF COMMUNICATION: WRITING (4 hours+)
This intense four-hour seminar teaches the essentials of good writing and offers shortcuts to writing improvement for the busy professional.

BASICS OF COMMUNICATION: LISTENING (4 hours+)
This intense seminar teaches the essentials of listening and its importance in today's competitive business environment.

BASICS OF COMMUNICATION: SPEAKING (4 hours+)
This intense seminar teaches the essentials of public speaking for the busy professional.

BASICS OF COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATIONS (4 hours+)
This intense seminar teaches the essentials of creating and making good presentations.

EFFECTIVE WRITING FROM A TO Z (6-hour one-day seminar)
The above writing fundamentals course in a one-day intensive six-hour format.

WRITING FOR THE INTERNET (8 hours)
This course teaches students how to write for the Internet with exercises to help them convert their print pieces for use on personal and business Web sites.

THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD COMMUNICATION IN DOING BUSINESS TODAY (1-2 hours)
A short lecture on why communication is important in today's business environment.

WRITING 2000: COMMUNICATING IN A HIGH-TECH WORLD (1-2 hours)
A seminar that reviews all the communications technology available to businesses today and when to use each.

BETTER LETTER AND MEMO WRITING (4 hours)
The basics of letter and memo writing.

EFFECTIVE BUSINESS WRITING (18 hours)
A complete course in business communications for business professionals, including basic writing improvement techniques, letter and memo writing, report writing, and revising techniques.

AN INTRODUCTION TO GRANT PROPOSAL WRITING (1- 4 hours)
The perfect short introductory course for community organizations--churches, schools, individuals--looking for grant money. This course teaches the essentials of grant thinking"--looking at a project from all sides.

BASIC GRAMMAR AND PROOFREADING (1-4 hours)
A basic seminar in the essentials of grammar and proofreading, perfect for business support personnel.

WRITING FUNDAMENTALS (12 hours)
A complete course for those who find themselves paralyzed by writing or for those who wish to brush up on their writing skills before going on with further education.

BASIC COMPOSITION (32 hours)
This comprehensive writing course offers not only the basics of good writing but also allows participants to learn to revise and polish their work through lots of assignments.

NEWSLETTER WRITING BASICS (4 hours)
With the dawn of desktop publishing came an increase in the number of newsletters. Producing a good newsletter isn't as easy as it seems. This seminar offers suggestions for organization, writing, and producing a good newsletter for the busy professional.

EFFECTIVE ARTICLE WRITING FOR TRADE JOURNALS (16 hours+)
A essential course for those who wish to pursue non-fiction writing or for the professional who wishes to contribute to trade journals. Included are article planning and organizational techniques, elements of style, and a bit on marketing.

COLLECTING AFFORDABLE ANTIQUES (6 hours)
An introductory seminar on building and maintaining antique collections, including how to begin a collection, an introduction to the styles, materials, techniques, craftsmen, manufacturers, and artists in America from 1830-1930, how to determine value, and how to protect and maintain a collection.

BASIC PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION (2 hours)
This compact seminar shows anyone how to create exciting photographs of family and vacations using ordinary cameras. The secret is in photo composition. Information on digital photography is also included.

All seminars with a "+" after their number of hours can be lengthened according to the needs of participants. Shorter talks on any of the above subjects are available. Basic charge: $150 per hour.

LECTURES

The following is just a sampling of lectures I have available for meetings and conferences:

The Importance of Written Communication in Business Today
What's Your Story?--Public Relations for Organizations
How to Get Published Successfully
Free to Travel--Travel for the Single Person
The Secrets of Successful Freelancing
The Keys to the Kingdom of Success
Using Your Senses Creatively
Developing Your Creativity
Getting the Best Travel Values From the New Technology

ARMCHAIR TRAVELER SLIDE LECTURE SERIES

Norway in a Nutshell
Ireland--castles and Gardens
Rollin' on the River
The New Germany
Alaska--the Call of the Wild
In Search of King Arthur
The Russia of the Czars
Dogsledding
The Call of the Wild--man and the Wilderness
Viva! Mexico
Paris--City of Light
Westward Ho! Along the Oregon Trail
All About the Shakers
Exploring the Mayan World
America's National Parks

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