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SXSW V2V: How Neurobiology and Yoda Can Make You a Better Speaker

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“On October 20, 2000, they pulled the plug,” explained motivational speaker John Bates. “We had lost $80 million and when you do that, they come in, usually with security guards, lock you out and you have nothing. I was so embarrassed, so crushed, I thought I was going to die,” he explained. But, Bates survived the bursting of the internet bubble and today, as founder/CEO of ExecutiveSpeakingSuccess.com, he teaches executives all over the world how to pitch to obtain funding and achieve other objectives. And, he's good with a light saber. Read More »

Dear Tinny: A Prisoner’s Response to Letters from Other Prisoners

Anthony Tinsman

Prisoner re-entry comes in various forms, ideally long before prisoners actually release from prison. In a recent mail-call, examples of great re-entry strategies surfaced through the work of entrepreneurs ironing out routes to sustainable careers after release, while serving time. One is an author. The other is helping offenders resolve blemishes on their driving records. The Imprisoned Writer Reginald Amin ... Read More »