Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Winner of Family Drama Book Giveaway

Winner of this book is : Esme. If you are the winner, please email us your address so we can mail the book to you.

To continue my clutter clearing campaign to get rid of my thousands plus books that are literally taking over my home, I'm giving away a hard cover copy of this book to my blog's followers. On August 31, 2011, a winner will be randomly picked and will be announced here on this blog. To have a chance to win this book, please do the following:
  1. Be a follower of my blog.
  2. Subscribe to our newsletter and get an additional entry to win this book.
  3. Scroll down the side bar on the right and click "Like" on Facebook to get an additional entry.
  4. Have a U.S. mailing address.
  5. Scroll down this post and fill out the giveaway participation form.

Hopefully, I will get rid of all my books pretty soon. I do have separation anxiety with all my books (this is only the 20th book I'm giving away.... at least I'm making a tiny progress....), but I've got to start parting with them, or I won't even have room to sleep in... So follow my blog to be informed of my latest book giveaway.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Inspirational Quote I Last Read

" A wise man will make more opportunity than he finds." - Francis Bacon

Photo Courtesy: Peony Glass Tray $9.95

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Songs in the Books Giveaway

The following is a song I never heard but I learnt about while reading page 8 of this book.... Enter our giveaway to win a cute purse by emailing us the title of this book that mentioned this song. You have to be a follower of our blog to participate in this giveaway. We will randomly select a winner from all the entries on September 15, 2011 and announce on this blog.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Inspirational Quote I Last Read

"Better to be proficient in one art than a smatterer in a hundred." - Japanese Proverb

So what is the one art that you are proficient in? Win a cute purse by emailing us to us know. You have to be a follower of our blog to participate in this giveaway. Deadline for entry to win is September 31, 2011.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lesson on Public Speaking

I am currently reading the book,"Confessions of a Public Speaker". The author talks about how mistakes happen all the time even with the most experienced public speakers. The good news is the audience in general never cared or noticed any of such mistakes that the public speakers themselves obsessed about. What is considered to be a disastrous mistake during a speech is often the drama in the speakers' own mind. The following is a video of the author showing himself delivering a talk that he considered to have a bad start, a disaster where some slides were missing, where he was making mistakes and he was performing poorly. But just like the author said in the first chapter of his book; I, as an audience, don't care or notice that the talk was disastrous at all.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Inspirational Quote I Last Read

" You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny." - Upanishad

Monday, August 8, 2011

Inspirational Quote I Last Read

"When you are inspired by some great purpose.... you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world." - Patanjali