June 20, 2014

 

Interview with Cormac O’Brien, author of the book Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We’ve had 44 United States Presidents and some of them have been a little bit quirky.

 

Cormac O'Brien:
One of my favorites is the story of James Monroe. He got into an argument with his own Secretary of the Treasury, a fellow named Crawford. It got so bad that Crawford started threatening violence and the President had to chase the guy out of the White House with a hot fire tongs.

 


Cormac O'Brien


June 19, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Karen Otazo, author of the book The Truth About Managing Your Career

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In order to advance in your career it takes more than just skill and brains perhaps even more important is people have to like you.

 

Karen Otazo:
If you are absolutely great at your job but you're not easy to work with it's hard to promote you. Because promoting is about getting you into a position where people want to be with you.

 


Dr. Karen Otazo


June 18, 2014

 

Interview with Kat Duff, author of the book The Secret Life of Sleep

 

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Mike Carruthers:
While some people view sleep as little more than a nuisance.

 

Kat Duff:
I view sleep as a natural resource like the air we breathe and the water we drink. But the lives we lead eat away at our sleep.
 


Kat Duff


June 17, 2014

 

Interview with Kat Duff, author of the book The Secret Life of Sleep

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you get enough sleep?

 

Kat Duff:
The way to know whether you are getting adequate sleep both quantity and quality is if you feel awake all day long and you don’t struggle against drowsiness.
 


Kat Duff


June 16, 2014

 

Interview with Laura Brown, author of the book How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You probably do a lot of writing; letters, reports, emails, texts.

 

Laura Brown:
I think we’re in a situation where we’re all writing more than we ever have been before. But there’s a consensus that writing skills are not as good as they used to be.

 


Laura Brown


June 13, 2014

 

Interview with Robert Glover, author of the book No More Mr Nice Guy

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There are a lot more nice guys around today than ever before.

 

Robert A. Glover:
Since World War II, the number has increased dramatically. I would estimate that maybe one in four to one in three American males are nice guys.
 


Robert A. Glover


June 12, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Patricia Ronald Riba, author of the book Fit Kids Revolution: The Parent's Diet-Free Guide to Raising Healthy & Fit Children

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One reason so many kids are overweight is because their parents let them eat whatever they want.

 

Dr. Patricia Ronald Riba:
I get so many parents and they’re like he’ll eat too much, he eats too much.  And I say, “Yeah if it’s cheese puffs and pizza of course but I’ve never had a kid come in with a stomach ache from eating too many brussels sprouts or carrots or apples.”
 


Dr. Patricia Ronald Riba


June 11, 2014

 

Interview with Peter Post,author of the book The Etiquette Advantage in Business, Third Edition: Personal Skills for Professional Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The rules of etiquette are constantly evolving and changing.

 

Peter Post:
What doesn’t change in etiquette is what we call some principles that drive how those manners are arrived at. And those principles are to be considerate, respectful and honest and those are timeless in cross cultural boundaries.

 


Peter Post


June 10, 2014

 

Interview with Alison Janse, co-author of the book The Germ Freak's Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu: Guerilla Tactics to Keep Yourself Healthy at Home, at Work and in the World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Where are most of the germs in your house?

 

Allison Janse:
A lot of people think that the bathroom in their home is the germiest thing and again that the toilet is the germiest thing. It surprises them to know that their sink has 200 times more bacteria in it than the toilet.

 


Allison Janse


June 9, 2014

 

Interview with Darlene Price, author of the book Well Said!: Presentations and Conversations That Get Results

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The next time you have to speak in front of a group, and you will because we all do, you have to practice and rehearse out loud.

 

Darlene Price:
In fact the national average for professional speakers is 1 hour of rehearsal for every 1 minute of stage time.

 


Darlene Price


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