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Training on How to Survive an Active Shooter Helps School

On April 10, 2017, in San Bernardino, CA, a man walked into a classroom where his estranged wife was teaching and opened fire on her. He killed her and an eight-year-old student, wounded another child and then killed himself. This was not a terrorist attack, but a case of domestic violence. It did not appear [...]

Survive an On-Campus Active Shooter

Are you a teacher or student? Would you know what to do in an on-campus shooting situation? Mark Gordon, chief of police at Oakland University (Rochester, MI), recently spoke to the school’s professors on how to handle and survive an active shooter. According to a report by Laurel Kraus in the Oakland Post, Gordon offered [...]

Thoughts on Pearl Harbor Day

We begin this message on a somber note by recognizing the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Watching some of the new and older documentaries about that pivotal moment in our history has reminded us how far our nation has come in so many ways. Please join us in remembering those who died [...]

Excerpt: How to Survive an Active Shooter

If you find yourself in an active shooter situation, you have four basic action options: Flee Defend Oppose Defeat This excerpt from How to Survive an Active Shooter: What You do Before, During and After an Attack Could Save Your Life discusses the first option. How to Survive an Active Shooter is based on an [...]

How to Survive an Active Shooter

Active shooter situations are becoming all too common. As the number of incidents rises, so do the chances you’ll find yourself in the middle of one. Do you know what to do? In How to Survive an Active Shooter: What You do Before, During and After an Attack Could Save Your Life, we set the [...]

How Not To Handle an Interview Request

Several months ago, I met someone I thought would make a good source for a Conversations ebook on email marketing. Conversations is our series of affordable ebooks based on in-depth conversations with leading subject matter experts. This potential source was speaking at a business event I attended. (He uses speeches and seminars as lead generators.) [...]

13 Tips to Boost Your Creative Juices

Creativity is not something you either have or you don't. We are all creative beings. How creative we are (or aren't) depends on how purposeful we are in cultivating this skill. Try the following tips to boost your creative abilities: 1. Repurpose. Find new uses for existing things. Don’t look at items for what they [...]

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Why You Need a Great Profile Picture – and How to Get One

Your profile picture is one of the most important elements of your online presence. There may be plenty of photos of you floating around, but your profile picture is the one that’s going to get the most views. It’s the one that most people see first—and most often. What does it say about you? Does [...]

Publishing Scam Alert: Major Subsidy Publisher Has New Owner

Authors are getting smarter and avoiding publishing scams. On Dec. 31, 2015, a small blurb in Publishers Weekly announced that Penguin Random House sold its Author Solutions division to a private investment firm. Author Solutions is a major subsidy publisher and is the parent company of AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Trafford Publishing, Wordclay, Xlibris and Booktango. Author [...]

Is Your Website Legal?

Have you ever wanted to sit down with a lawyer when the meter wasn’t running and ask questions about how to make sure you won’t get sued for anything that you’ve put (or didn’t put) on your website? Our latest Conversations book lets you do that. Is Your Website Legal? How To Be Sure Your [...]