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Apr.01.2012
CBS Sunday Morning does it again. I never watch it without being introduced to some evocative insight or inspiring individual. Today’s treat was an interview with a refreshingly honest and profound musician … Patti Smith. This is how her thought-provoking interview with Anthony Mason started...
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Mar.25.2011
"When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived!" - Anne Frank I have just climbed the steep stairs to the secret annex at 263 Prinsengracht in Amsterdam and I'm now standing in the small room where a young Anne Frank poured her soul into her...
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Jul.02.2010
Earlier this year, I read an article in The Washington Post about a tanker that had caught fire 800 miles off the Hawaiian coast. Fortunately, a cruise ship happened to be going by and was able to rescue the 11 crewmen. However, as they pulled away, a passenger heard a dog barking....
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Jan.06.2010
My work is helping people get their ideas out of their head and into the world so those ideas can make a positive difference for others and a prosperous living for them.   Ideas in your head help no one. In the 20 years I’ve had the pleasure of helping people become published authors; I have never...
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Oct.29.2009
  15 years ago, Rebecca Morgan was passing out candy to kids on Halloween when she had a better idea. Why not pass out books instead of Baby Ruths? An avid reader and many-time author of such non-fiction books as "Calming Upset Customers" which was featured on Oprah, Rebecca figured...
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Sep.28.2009
It's never too late to be who you might have been." - George Elliot Who are those happy people on the right? My sons Andrew and Tom, 20-year friend Tracey Bennett and me. Why are we beaming? Andrew and I just finished the 2.4 mile Waikiki Rough Water Swim. What motivated me to sign up for...
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Jul.28.2009
"I was forced to go to a positive-thinking seminar. I couldn't stand it so I went outside to the parking lot and let half the air out of everybody's tires. As they came out I said, ‘So . . are your tires half full or half empty?" - comedian Adam Christing The folks at Webster's just...
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Jun.10.2009
What a pleasure it was being interviewed by Elizabeth Chang in the Washington Post Sunday Magazine. The article, Author Profits with Perfect Pitch,starts with, "Sam Horn is an expert at getting noticed, professionally and personally. The author, speaker and consultant, whose latest book is...
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May.12.2009
Knowing how much this community cares about the written word and the writing world, wanted to bring this articleto everyone's attention. It's entitled "Finding the Right Words To Remember Him" by Sally Jenkins in the May 11th Washington Post, page D3 of the Sports Section. She fondly...
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Apr.02.2009
One of the cool things about speaking for Inc. Magazine's GROWCO conference in Orlando was connecting with Ram Charan(Execution with Larry Bossidy) during our book-signing (I was there speaking on POP! Your Communication and signing the newly released paperback version of my POP! book.) It's easy...
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Jan.09.2008
I Can’t Believe I Wrote the Whole Thing  By Sam Horn, Author of Tongue Fu! and POP! Stand Out in Any Crowd  The 6 Biggest Blocks That Keep Us From Finishing Our Book --  And How to Avoid and Overcome Them Do you: have several different writing projects going, all of them half-finished? start...
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