It’s Very Important To Know All You Can About Our US Presidents – Including the Present One

Our founding fathers wanted a citizen’s government. They wanted normal people to be involved in choosing the direction of our nation, not just elite leaders, members of certain families, or special groups of people that got together to serve their own interests rather than the will of the people. At the same time they wanted to make sure that those who were in government and even those that voted had a vested stake in the future of this great nation.

This is why only land owners were allowed to vote at first. They also realized the challenges of an electorate that might utilize the government and take unfair advantage of the nation’s treasury and resources. That of course is very wise thinking isn’t it? The great thing about the United States is that we believe that anyone can become president and rise to that highest office, that everyone has a chance to succeed.

Still, it’s very important to understand who our leaders are, what they think, how they think, and if they are fully qualified. The position these days, seeing as the United States is the only world’s true superpower, mean our president is in essence the leader of the free-world and therefore, well let’s just say the stakes are quite high aren’t they?

Today, in 2012 the US electric has reelected our first black president, a testament to our diversity, and belief in our own system of freedom, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. A belief in opportunity for all – that’s a wonderful thing, a noble cause, an incredible accomplishment for humankind as I’m sure you will agree.

Nevertheless, there is a very good book to read about President Barack Obama, this is a book I do own and often recommend to those who voted for him. You see, I believe everyone should know all there is to know about our sitting president whoever that might be at any particular present period. The name of the book I want to recommend is;

“The Amateur – Barack Obama in the White House” by Edward Klein, Regnery Book Publishers (an Eagle Publishing Company), Washington DC, 2012, 277 pages, ISBN: 978-1-59698-2.

This author also wrote the book; “The Truth About Hillary” many years the prior. This book suggests amongst other things that “Bill Clinton loathes Barack Obama and attempted to get Hillary to run against him,” and “how Obama split from the Kennedy family,” and “how Obama has taken a personal role in foreign policy more than any president since Richard Nixon – with disastrous results.”

After I read this book, I was rather shaken up and I felt that I knew less about our president than I ever had despite all that I had learned from the media, and in reading the president’s three memoirs which account for most of his wealth, that we know about. I encourage everyone to read this book and take a balanced approach, and consider how very important it is to know all you can about our US presidents, including the present one. Please think on it.

Business Presentations and Stage Fright

We have one person in our office that must have been born with the skills, talent, and ability to be a total extrovert and give a speech or presentation at the drop of a hat. However, according to a human resource survey reported in 2005, approximately 15% of employed persons are highly apprehensive about communicating orally in organizational settings. Practically everyone – about 85% of the population, in fact – experiences “stage fright” when they give a speech.

Another person in our office, we’ll have to call him “Joe,” was pretty near the bottom of that 85%. He was probably one of the 5% of us who have an excessive and debilitating fear of speaking in public.

Realizing this could affect his career from moving forward, he decided he needed to do something. Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage. And all the men and women merely players,” but if we’re not pretty good players, then we may face missed business opportunities, lost clients, being passed over for promotions. Any of these occurrences can cost us tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars over a career. So, our “Joe” went for help to acting professionals who teach transferring performance skills to the business arena, and it really made a difference.

I know of two places in Houston, Texas where they have acting classes to help the business person; “Joe” went to the Houston Academy of Dramatic Arts and Lasater Training Most cities of any size have acting schools which also offer lessons for business people who do presenting or any public speaking. Hopefully, you can find someone in your city if you need this type of training. Until then, the following tips should help improve your presentation skills:

    Practice: Okay it’s just like learning to play the piano, practice, practice, practice, but it’s surprising how many people don’t practice in front of a mirror or in front of friends. Visualize: See yourself successfully presenting to a pleased audience, and visualize your audience as just people no different than you. That’s who they are. Know your material: This one should be obvious, but many people simply don’t prepare their material and then have stage fright because they feel unprepared. Go figure. Focus on one idea that’s usable: All your audience really wants is to walk away with something they can use. Relax: If you are at ease your audience will be at ease. Use resources: A good Flash or PowerPoint presentation can make your presentation more interesting and make your job easier.

What will, of course, do the most good is real training, at an acting school or somewhere else, that incorporates practice before class audiences and develops skills such as voice control and body movement. “Joe” is now able to present at work and at networking events with the poise of Tom Cruise.

3 Ways to Make Sure Presents Arrive on Time

Everyone should write Santa letters each year – after all, how do people expect to get their presents if they don’t? Santa won’t know where to stop his sleigh! And you never know, you might get letters from Santa back! So what other reason do you have to not write to Santa and get what you want?

While this is an ideal situation, unfortunately it only works for children. Sorry adults! You have to rely on my traditional methods of transportation to get your presents to each other. Have no fear though, with a bit of careful planning and some thought, your presents will arrive in one piece and on time before the big day arrives. There’s nothing worse than having to wait for presents to arrive after Christmas, so here’s some ways you can ensure their arrival.

The most conventional method for most people at this time of year is to use the postal system. While there’s been a lot of stigma surrounding the postal system for a while, there are ways and methods to do things that will ensure your presents arrive and that you know about it. For example, you can use things like Recorded Delivery or Special Delivery, which basically just means that the person receiving the package has to sign for it or show identification. This way you know your presents have been received.

Another method is to use special delivery companies, such as ParcelForce. They’re a very big name and are trusted with (usually) much bigger or more expensive purchases than your everyday postal system. There are other companies who deliver the same methods and transportation, but you would need to look for them yourself. Have a look around and see which company can offer you the best service. Some of them will even collect from your home to avoid you having to find the time to send them, which is the most common cause of presents arriving too late for the big day.

The other way, and perhaps the most favourite but least used due to time constrictions is delivering them yourself. Nothing says “Merry Christmas” better than your loved ones turning up on your doorstep with an armful of pretty presents. Also this way you know for absolutely definite that your presents have been delivered and have arrived safely and on time. You don’t get any more assurance than that! However, obviously this is a very busy time of year and this option isn’t always viable for many families unfortunately, but if you can find the time and the spare cash for travel, then don’t rule it out!

Presents arriving on time and in one piece is the biggest worry for most families, but if you put some care, attention and planning into delivering your gifts, then your Christmas should go without a hitch.