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Sheryl Roush presents Communication & Leadership Workshop – July 28, 2012

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presented by Sheryl Roush

hosted by
Project Management Institute – Los Angeles Chapter
and  Sparkle Presentations, Inc.

7 Secrets to Connect with Anyone

Simple tips to improved communication and leadership in all areas of your life

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Program 8:00am-Noon
Registration 7:30-8:00am
Huntington Hospital, Braun Auditorium, 100 West California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105


In this tailored and high-content special workshop, you will:
• Assess your current communication style and what it reveals
• Discover how to connect instantly and easily with others
• Explore ways to generate authentic rapport and influence
• Glean insights into public speaking skills and giving effective briefings
• Gain confidence and credibility in your voice, image and projection
• Enroll employee engagement, teamwork and cooperation
• Boost your interpersonal skills … ideal for training, speaking, managing, leading (and parenting)
*** PMI Members receive 4 PDUs toward your PMP certification for attendance.

Regular Prices (July 1-27)
Member: $69 ……….. Non-Member: $79
At the Door (July 28)
Member: $79 ……….. Non-Member: $89

Register here

Registration Contact:
Onsite registration will only be by cash or check that day.

Online Registration:
Online registration will accept credit cards or PayPal.

Sheryl Roush, President/CEO of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., is an internationally top-rated trainer with over 3,000 presentations delivered in 9 countries. With 35 years in communication, she is a 13-time published author. A Professional Member of the National Speakers Association, she was honored with the "Member of the Year" from both the San Diego and LA Chapters. She is a past President of the San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance. Toastmasters honored her as the 6th woman (28th overall) to receive the elite Accredited Speaker designation for outstanding presentation skills in five categories. To date, only 63 have earned the award out of 4.4 million members in 116 countries. Sheryl has presented on programs alongside Olivia Newton-John, Howard Putnam, Suze Orman, and Marcus Buckingham. Clients include: 7-Up, Abbott Labs, Amtrak, BoozAllenHamilton, County of Los Angeles, Gen-Probe Technologies, HM Electronics, IBM, Intuit, LA Unified Schools, Mitsubishi, San Diego Zoo, Sheraton, Sony, Southwest Airlines, UCLA, Union Bank, US Census Bureau, US Navy, and Verizon Wireless.

For course information or questions, email the speaker

There is Free parking 1.5 blocks from the Auditorium.
Paid parking in the North Parking lot at the main entrance and enter at the Hospital Lobby.
Valet parking at the main entrance, and enter at which will be emailed to you upon registration and before event.
Hospital telephone: 626-397-5000

Download JPG flyer here

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Women’s Leadership Conference Online 2011

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How do you think women in leadership can change the world today?

Do you find it challenging to schedule time for training while juggling commitments at work and at home?

Do you struggle with keeping your energy vitalized each day?


Now more than ever, you have unlimited potential when it comes to what you can achieve. All it takes is the right attitude, the right plan, the right opportunities and the right tools. Getting it "right" is exactly what is unique about The Women’s Leadership Conference Online. It’s specifically designed to give you the powerful information and profound insights that will make a lasting, positive impact on your life.
Join professional women from around the world, to invest quality time with some of the most inspiring people you will ever meet – your conference presenters. These highly experienced and acclaimed experts will move you to action in ways you’ll never forget.
This illuminating conference is filled with 6 practical, idea-packed sessions.
This weekly series of six one-hour online seminars begins on March 3rd through April 7th, from 12 Noon – 1:00pm Pacific. Between workshops you will have the chance to network with participants and presenters through Facebook and Twitter communities. As a part of your registration receive 7 – FREE BONUSES!

Sessions feature professional speakers, top-rated trainers, topic experts, coaches, consultants, authors and thought leaders in their fields:


Ava Diamond

President of Feisty Women Productions. Ava loves her role as a Women’s Success Strategist and Passionista™. She focuses on giving women the inspiration, motivation and tools they need to live their lives with success, joy and passion.


Viveka von Rosen

Nationally renowned LinkedIn speaker, trainer and consultant, working with business professionals sharing the secrets and strategies of using Linkedin effectively.


Holly Green

CEO and Managing Director of The Human Factor, Inc.  Holly helps business leaders and their companies achieve higher levels of performance and profitability.


Sheryl Roush

An internationally top-rated trainer and conference speaker, 13-time author and President/CEO of Sparkle Presentations, Inc.  An 8-time entrepreneur, SherylHeart of a Woman in Business and Sparkle-Tudes!® started her first business at age 16. Her books include:


Tricia Molloy

Business productivity expert who speaks for organizations that want to inspire their people to achieve their goals and perform at their best every day. Tricia is the author of “Divine Wisdom at Work: 10 Universal Principles For Enlightened Entrepreneurs” and the “CRAVE Your Goals!” ebook.


Dr. Wendy Flint

A baby boomer with a message for women of all ages, has transitioned through five careers: elected official, director of a non-profit national organization, four corporations, higher education, and independent business owner and author. She is the master of change and has many insights to share and tools to use to help you leap from one stone to the next in a sea of sharks.

Click here to register, and receive there are 7 free bonus items!

Also view the 2011 Women in Leadership Report.

Sharpen your skills!

Valentine’s Dinner February 13 with Star Trek Stars – Open to the Public!

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If you’re a fan of Star Trek (any of the series) — If you’ve never been able to afford going to the Star Trek Conventions or ComicCon with thousands of fans — and if you’ve EVER wanted to meet the Stars — here is your chance!!!

Valentine’s Dinner February 13 with Star Trek Stars
Open to the Public!
Sunday, February 13, 2011

6:00 – 10:00pm

In celebration of the grand opening of Cafe Cirroc and Restorante Polentoni, owned by “Jake Sisko” in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and his fiancée’s new restaurants … the STARS are coming out!

Organized by Lightspeed Fine Art gallery owner Gary Hasson, this special evening hosts an intimate setting with a charity auction, mingling with the Stars, and live entertainment. 

Dine with your favorite stars. 
Enjoy the all-you-can-eat Italian buffet.

Mingle with your favorite actors:

Cirroc Lofton (it’s his new restaurant!)
“Jake Sisko” in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
started his career at nine years of age with many minor roles. He is best known for playing “Jake Sisko” on the successful 1993 to 1999 TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which during the series, as he aged from 14 to 20, Lofton reached his full adult height of 6′ 3."

Nicole deBoer

"Ezri Dax" in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
A Canadian actor, Nicole is best known for her roles as "Ezri Dax" host of the Dax symbion on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 1998 to 1999 and as "Sarah Bannerman" on The Dead Zone from 2002 to 2007. She was also cast as "Dr. Alison Porter" in Stargate Atlantis.

Walter Koenig

"Pavel Chekov" in Star Trek: The Original Series
Walter is an actor, writer, teacher and director, known for his roles as Pavel Chekov in Star Trek and Alfred Bester in Babylon 5. He wrote the script for the 2008 science fiction legal thriller InAlienable.

Tim Russ

“Lieutenant Commander Tuvok” in Star Trek: Voyager
Tim is an actor, film director, screenwriter and musician. He is known for his roles on Star Trek: Voyager, as Lieutenant Commander Tuvok, Samantha Who?, as Frank, and on the Nickelodeon live-action teen sitcom iCarly, as Principal Franklin, a recurring character. His band can occasionally be seen playing at the Kibitz Room at Canter’s Deli.

Armin Shimerman
Armin i
s best known for playing the Ferengi bartender Quark in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Principal Snyder in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kramer‘s caddy Stan on Seinfeld, voicing Dr. Nefarious in the Ratchet and Clank series and Andrew Ryan, the antagonist of BioShock, and Boston Legal. He also has starred in Stargate SG-1 as one of the Nox.

Kitty Swink is married to Armin Shimerman. She guest starred in her husband’s series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine twice, although the two did not share any scenes. Along with her husband, she contributed her voice to the video game Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Fallen.


Max Grodénchik

“Quark’s” adorable brother “Rom” in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
He played Sovak and Par Lenor in Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "Captain’s Holiday" and "The Perfect Mate."  He is famous for being an expert on the Rules of Acquisition and can quote them by memory.

Aron Eisenberg
Adorable "Nog" on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Rom’s son became the first Ferengi to ever join Starfleet, and best friend to Jake Sisko.

Corin Nemec

“Jonas Quinn” in Stargate SG-1
Corin is known for playing the title character on Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, “Jonas Quinn” on Stargate SG-1, and Harold Lauder in the ABC miniseries The Stand. Nemec was inspired to become an actor after watching the children’s film The Goonies at the age of 13, for which his father had done art direction.

Menu: An unlimited 4-course Italian buffet with appetizer, main course, sides, Gelato, coffee, tea, or soft drinks.  Wine and alcohol are extra.

Sunday, February 13, 2011
6:00 – 10:00pm

Updates here at Lightspeed Fine Art site.

Make your reservations now!

Cafe Cirroc and Restorante Polentoni
11800 Jefferson Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230

Located off the San Diego freeway and Marina del Rey freeway junction.

Call Lightspeed Fine Art at: (800) 490-9690 or (949) 679-4444

Before February 12: $89 per couple; $45 for singles
At the Door: $125 per couple; $70 for singles

Everyone is welcome. Open to the public. Reservations encouraged. Casual and fun attire suggested.

Lightspeed Fine Art offers original art featuring the stars and scenes from your favorite science fiction movies and television series. These highly collectible pieces are offered as: originals, lithographs, chromagraphs, murals and posters in numbered limited and open editions. Many of these works are hand-signed by the artist or the cast members. We also offer an extraordinary collection of environmental art featuring the creatures of the land and sea.

Local Authors Speak to Students at Rancho Bernardo High School

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San Diego Authors Address Rancho Bernardo High School Students

On Friday, March 11, 2011, local San Diego authors and poets will visit Rancho Bernardo High School students in San Diego, CA, discuss their books, what inspired them to become writers and their latest publications. Authors’ books will be on sale. Here is the order of appearance.

Judy BernsteinThey Poured Fire on Us from the Sky is three boys’ account of an unimaginable thousand mile journey across Sudan. With the candor and the purity of their child’s-eye-vision, Alephonsion, Benjamin, and Benson recall how they endured hunger and illnesses. How they dodged life-threatening predators-lions, snakes, crocodiles and soldiers-that dogged their footsteps. How they grappled with a war that threatened continually to overwhelm them. Their story is a captivating portrait of a childhood lost to war, and of the perseverance of the human spirit. Now in their mid-twenties, they live in San Diego, work, and speak at schools and universities.  BIO: In her capacity as a mentor with the International Rescue Committee, in 2001 Judy met co-authors, Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng and Benjamin Ajak. Awed and deeply touched by their tragic childhoods, epic journey, and heroic survival, she turned her attention to helping them develop their poignant stories. "They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys of Sudan" was published in June 2005. 
Joan BradyGod on a Harley – This is the story of Christine Moore, a young nurse with a less-than-perfect figure, a disappointing and almost non-existent love life, and a world-class case of burnout. And, oh yes, she now has lost faith in the idea of a loving God. That is, until she meets a handsome stranger on the beach one night – one who rides a Harley Davidson motorcycle and who seems to know every single detail about her life. Christine has no idea who the mysterious man is … or that he is about to change her life in ways she never dreamed possible. BIO: Joan Brady worked as a registered nurse for twenty-two years before publishing her debut novel, "God on a Harley." Having never taken a writing course in her life, "God on a Harley" (the story of a burned-out nurse who does some serious soul-searching) became an international best seller that was translated into seventeen languages. Film rights were sold to Mimi Polk Gitlin, co-producer of the blockbuster hit, "Thelma and Louise." Joan is an internationally recognized speaker whose presentations are informative and humorous, while encouraging introspection and self-growth. She lives here in San Diego with her dog, "Harley." Website:  
Adolph Brostrom One Sailor’s Journey: Tales from WWII – Perspective! This young man is catapulted into the journey of a lifetime and you are there. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, his good life was forever changed — in its place, new excitement and experiences. The Navy turned his world upside down – from boot camp, the Hollywood Canteen, Treasure Island, even a near brush with death, to work and play on a small island in the South Pacific. Written with humor and compassion, join this young sailor in his adventures in New Caledonia and Australia. In a world now passed, meet movie stars, famous musicians, submarines, barracudas, hurricanes, and sabotage. Enjoy the journey! BIO: Dolph Brostrom, if anything, is versatile. After a lifetime of activity and accomplishment, at 88 he decided to write a book, One Sailor’s Journey: Tales from WWII. Two years in the South Pacific, then, Japan and Korea in 1951. He left the Navy on disability as a Chief Aviation Metalsmith, and was then a fire fighter for twenty-seven years in Oakland, California. He was a carpenter, opal importer, and stone yard owner, prospector, skin diver for gold, private detective, realtor, investor, and renovator. Dolph loves his wife, family, music, fishing, and traveling. He was born in 1921, in New Castle, Australia, but is American, through and through.
Charlie Capazzoli Run to Win, Love and Sacrifice is a true story about a young boy who grew up in New York, was inspired by his parents to always do his best, that "love is what really matters." With their encouragement, he became one of America’s greatest distance runners, winning in the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland, at 21 years of age; 57 years later, in April 2009, he was inducted into the NYAC Hall of Fame, along with Teddy Roosevelt and 2008 Beijing Olympians. – "If Only I Had Known"  is about family, love, and forgiveness. – "A Love Story, Patrick and Shannon" – Two neighborhood children grow up in Ireland. Shannon, born blind, inspired Patrick to achieve miraculous things in his lifetime.  
Judy DuarteMulberry Park – When a seven-year-old orphan pens a letter to God and places it in a tree with branches that reach all the way to Heaven, a woman grieving the loss of her son–and her faith–finds it and answers the heartfelt plea. Her response sets motion to a miracle that touches the lives of 9 strangers, offering each of them a second chance at happiness–if they’ll take it. BIO: Judy Duarte always knew there was a book inside her, but since English was her least favorite subject in school, she never considered herself a writer. An avid reader who enjoys a happy ending, Judy couldn’t shake the dream of creating a book of her own. That dream became a reality in 2002, when Silhouette released her first Special Edition. Since then, more than thirty of her books have hit the shelves. Judy, a two-time Rita® finalist with MULBERRY PARK (2009) and ENTERTAINING ANGELS (2010), has won two Maggies and a National Reader’s Choice Award for her heartwarming stories. 
Curt ErlerSouthside Kid – It’s all here, baseball, movie matinees, young love and Friday night dances. You’ll find yourself surrounded by Rock and Roll and the sounds of Chicago’s jazz joints. Music always played a big part in "The Kid’s" life, and he provides an unparalleled written soundtrack that is bound to provoke happy memories. A wonderful and wildly fun journey down a memory lane filled with laughter and high jinks. Everyone should have a childhood that is this much fun and a life that is this rich. For Curt it isn’t a life, it is a celebration and it is what makes this memoir alternately so touching and so hilarious. BIO: – Curt Erler was born and raised on Chicago’s Southside. Curt and his wife Kathleen recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have three daughters and four grandchildren. As an adventurer and business executive, Curt has traveled extensively. With a career in marketing management with two major corporations and is a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. Curt’s interests include record collecting, gourmet cooking, writing his stories as well as musical lyrics and is an avid baseball fan. Curt has had three titles published: "Southside Kid" ~ "Mantilla Lady Visits Baseball’s Purgatory" and "Heaven Bound In The Dead Of Winter"   
Marjorie HartSummer at Tiffany – Two college girls arrive in New York City from the University of Iowa hoping to find summer positions. Turned away from every department store, they miraculously find jobs at Tiffany & Co. becoming the first women to be employed on the sales floor as pages. There they rub elbows with the rich and famous, pinch pennies to live, experience nightlife and dance away the weekends with handsome guys. A true story in 1945. BIO: Marjorie Hart is the former chairman of the Fine Arts Department at the University of San Diego and a professional cellist. "Summer at Tiffany" is a New York Times best seller.
Hither & Yahn (aka: Bob Lundy & Elizabeth Yahn Williams) – SUMMATION 2008 & SUMMATION 2009 – An anthology of Ekphrastic Poetry, which is poetry written to or inspired by a work of art in some other medium, such as painting or sculpture.  Robert Lundy (Hither) is a retired Demographer and Software Engineer. He acted in community theater for 20 years, is a volunteer instructor in wilderness survival with the Sierra Club, and has been writing and editing poetry seriously for the last 7 years. Elizabeth Yahn Williams is a former lawyer, judge, and high school English teacher who left the law to concentrate on writing and performing poetry 20 years ago. She and Bob Lundy have been writing and performing as the team of Hither and Yahn for 4 years.
Tom KirkbrideGamadin (Series) – Book I – Word of Honor Sixteen-year-olds Harlowe and Matt ditch school to bodysurf killer waves, when they encounter a yacht capsizing off the coast. After saving movie star Simon Bolt and half-alien socialite Leucadia Mars, Fate sends the boys on the greatest ride of their lives. Book II – Mons – Millawanda has parked Harlowe and his friends on a planet with no life, no breathable atmosphere, no beaches and no In-N-Out Burgers at the edge of the solar system’s largest extinct volcano. Book III – Distant Suns – Homesick and eager to find a date and a few waves, Captain Harlowe Pylott and his new Gamadin crew are minutes from touchdown when their homecoming is interrupted by a distress call that sends them on a perilous journey light-years from home. BIO: Tom Kirkbride grew up on the beaches of Southern California, where his GAMADIN saga begins. Tom was a lifeguard, world traveler and an avid surfer. The artwork on the book website is his. GAMADIN evolved from a love of sci-fi and the desire to write a thrill-packed, character-driven story for young adults.  
Marshall LubinFrom Boys 2 Men – is the audacious tale of two young boys, age seventeen, that leave their parents nest to embark on a surfing safari to Hawaii. Dissatisfied with the poor surfing conditions on Oahu in 1964, they search out better waves in American Samoa, a place they had never before heard of. They leave Samoa on a 78’ inter-island cargo boat and later join a 56’ ketch owned by twenty four year old John. The three youngsters had the sailing adventure that young men only dream of. BIO: Marshall Lubin grew up in the Los Angeles area beginning in water activities as a junior lifeguard at Venice Beach. Later he became a surfer and traveled to Hawaii to live his surf dream. A serendipitous turn of events led to surfing in Samoa, travel to Fiji on an inter-island cargo boat and then sailing on a 56′ ketch half way around the world. Marshall has traveled in South America including the Amazon jungle, Mexico and Canada. He currently lives in Encinitas.     
Linda Thomas SundstromBarbie & the Beast – Dear Reader… To what lengths might a twenty-something, single female high-school teacher go when confronted with the desire for a really good date, and big diamond ring? For Barbie Bradley, the answer might lie somewhere in the dark, creepy pathways of an old graveyard. Named after the Mattel toy, Barbie has spent her entire life trying to live down the name. But after one meeting with a cemetery watchman who is much more than he seems, she is about to end up with something the doll never had a werewolf. BIO: Linda Thomas-Sundstrom is an award-winning author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels. Published with major New York publishers, Kensington and Dorchester, Linda is currently writing werewolf and vampire stories for Harlequin Nocturne. She is a teacher at a major California university, and juggles teaching, writing, family, and caring for a big stretch of land. She lectures at several writer’s conferences, speaks at Comic-con International, and is VP of Programming for the Romance Writers of America’s San Diego chapter.   
Erica MinerFourEver Friends – As JFK’s 1960 presidential campaign heralds revolutionary social changes in the American landscape, JESSICA, a talented high school music student, establishes roots of friendship with TOMA, RACHEL, and MARG, who share Jessica’s passion for music and angst over raging hormones. Their inner city Detroit high school is a cultural melting pot of race and ethnicity where students are judged by their intellect and talents, not the color of their skin or religious background. When Jessica’s parents forbid Jessica to date GUNTER, who is five years older, she depends on Toma for an escape and Rachel for advice on sex; but she always looks to Marg for unconditional love. BIO: Former Metropolitan Opera violinist Erica Miner turned to writing as her creative outlet when injuries suffered in a car accident forced her to give up her musical career. She has since won awards for her screenplays, novels and poetry, including the Fiction Prize in the Direct From The Author Book Awards for her romance novel, Travels With My Lovers. Her recently published thriller novel Murder In The Pit has earned rave reviews. Erica has become a household name through radio and online interviews, book signings and speaking engagements, and has been named a ‘top-rated’ lecturer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

Sheryl Roush – Author of the Heart Book Series – Quotations, true short stories and poems.  Heart of a Woman (also translated into Spanish: Corazon de Mujer) celebrates the strength, humor, love and intuition–of women of all ages.  Heart of a Military Womanfeatured by Montel Williams on Montel Across America, WINNER: 2009 Best Inspirational Book from the San Diego Book Awards Association – is a keepsake collection of historical and current military honoring our active and retired service members and families.  Heart of a Mother: Tributes to expecting and new mothers, Mothers and Grandmothers.  Sparkle-Tudes!® A-Z Chapters and quotations, inspirational and for reference. BIO: Sheryl Roush is a native San Diegan, an internationally top-rated inspirational female speaker, an 8-time business entrepreneur and a 13-time author. Known as the Sparkle-Tude!® Expert, she speaks to corporations, schools and universities around the globe. Sheryl was twice crowned "Ms. Heart of San Diego" for community service. She was the third female honored by Toastmasters International to earn their Accredited Speaker designation, from 4.3 million members in 113 countries. She also received their International Presidential Citation in 2009, for enhancing global communication and leadership, selected from 253,000 members. and  Email:

Antonio F. ViannaSecond Son – Second Son is a suspenseful thriller that examines the extent of birth order’s role in determining the character of the second boy in a family, how far that influence is taken and whether it is a matter of life or death. The second son seeks love from his parents and older brother, but settles for tolerance. Upon reaching adulthood he continues to seek love, including the priesthood, but finds that to be disappointing as well. Finally, his older brother asks him a favor that would violate his sacred vows. The second son struggles between good and evil.  BIO: Antonio is endowed with the gift of "literary gab"; an adaptation of his talent as a phenomenal storyteller. A graduate of Union College in New York and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business, he has published 17 books—both fiction and non-fiction—since 2003. Writing with zest and insight, Antonio sets a quick pace with his dramatic language. A frequent radio and television guest offering strategies about changing careers or becoming a published author, Antonio lives in Carlsbad, CA.
Diane Lee WilsonRaven Speak – Asa is the daughter of a Viking chief whose clan is struggling to survive a never-ending winter. All the able-bodied men head to sea in search of food, leaving behind the children, the elderly, the sick—and Jorgen the skald, the wise man who will stop at nothing to take over the clan. When Asa learns the skald wants to kill and eat her beloved horse, she runs away—but soon realizes she must return and try to save her mother and clan. When she meets a strange, one-eyed woman who talks to her ravens, Asa’s adventures really begin… BIO: Diane Lee Wilson is the author of five award-winning novels, including I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade (California Book Award for Juvenile Fiction), Black Storm Comin’ (Spur Award, Booklist Editor’s Choice, Top Ten Social Studies book) and Firehorse (Top Ten Mystery/Suspense, Amelia Bloomer Project selection). She has always ridden horses and includes them in her historical fiction novels for young adults. She lives in Escondido, CA
John "Jack" Wolf Benny Plays the Blues – New York City born and bred Benny Hager and his father can’t face each other after the way Benny’s mother died. Benny goes to Las Vegas to make it as a saxophone player. His family roots are in music and clubs. Problem is, Benny gets tangled in a very special robbery and murder, which is really difficult to show he didn’t do it. Benny runs. Police, tough guys, recording moguls, and one curious woman are all tracking him down. The story is about reconciliation with his past, passion for the future, and the love of music. The crime plays out as a surprising sequence of exciting twists. Benny, well, he learns to play the blues. BIO: John Wolf, author of five exciting adventure stories and television producer for the public access series The Writer’s Loft, writes for the enjoyment of the reader. He is also a local musician and is just as comfortable in a coffee bar playing a guitar. 
Bettie B. YoungsTaste Berries Series Taste Berries for Teens #4 – Inspirational Short Stories and Encouragement on Being Cool, Caring and Courageous.  This national best-seller (2 million copies in print!) of inspirational stories BY TEENS for Teen offers encouragement and insight about understanding oneself and friends and parents and teachers, and how to be a part of making good things happen for everyone, every day. 365 Days of Inspiration for Teens – Each page is a Thought for the day. Taste Berries for Teens Journal: My Thoughts for Life, Love and Making a Difference; Taste Berries for Teens #3: Inspirational Short Stories & Encouragement on Life, Love, Friendship & Tough Issues. BIO: Bettie Youngs is a former Teacher of the Year and the author of 36 books published in 28 languages, including the best selling series for teens, "Taste Berries for Teens"…a series of 14 books written for teens. 

Mary Lenore QuigleyIndelible Ink – A journey into the world of adoption from the perspective of the one adopted and from that of the parents who adopt. Your heart will be moved by this story and by the poignancy with which Mary portrays her life and the lives of those whom she cares about. Mary draws you into the events of her life and makes you companions on her journey. BIO: Mary, founder of NCAP-North County Authors & Poets (2004), an organization that promotes San Diego authors and poets, is the author of two novels: God Danced and her memoir Indelible Ink; one book of poetry, By Fools Like Me and several chapbooks. Mary and author/poet Elizabeth Yahn-Williams co-chair two major annual events: National Authors’ Day (NAD) hosted by the Oceanside Public Library each November and National Poetry Month (April) each year with the Escondido Public Library. In both NAD and NCAP events they promote local talent as well as students from nearby Colleges in the departments of: Communication, Language, Drama, English and Creative Writing. and

Reflections on 2010

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Reflections on 2010
by Sheryl Roush, December 23, 2010

As I look back at this year, I reflect upon the "most interesting" events of this year, both personally and professionally, and share some highlights here. The immediate metaphor that comes to mind is a ROLLER COASTER. There’s been much joy and matching sadness, still with gratitude throughout.

Speaking Engagements:
As an inspirational speaker and business skills trainer it’s a pleasure to be of service for repeat clients (County of Los Angeles, Healthcare Financial Management Association, Lake Elsinore Outlets, Parks & Recreation, Project Management Institute, the Women in Business Symposium, and the World Famous San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal "Safari" Park) as well as new organizations (California Ass’n of School Board Officials, Global Boating Women, National Ass’n of Quick Printers Business Owners, and Welk Resorts).

Emcee for a most unique (and global) event, Del Mar Kiwanis hosts The Ugly Dog Contest in March at the County Fairgrounds (I’m a cat lover). Videos went international and made the news.

I opened the San Diego Summer Pops, for a Lincoln Military Housing sponsored 4th of July Concert for enlisted service members and their families, with the distinct honor of introducing famed conductor and award-winning songwriter Marvin Hamlisch.

While keynote closing the state Dept. of Mental Health in January, I got snowed in with attendees for 3 days at the Embassy Suites in Norman, Oklahoma… and ended up speaking to the hotel staff in the kitchen complimenting their attitude and shining service through it all.

On September 14, I had the pleasure of opening the Central California Womens’ Conference to 3,500 women, delivering the morning keynote on "Sparkle-Tude!®  The Heart of a Woman" on a theatre stage in the Fresno Convention Center.   Marie Osmond (spokeswoman for Jenny Craig, Dancing With the Stars) graciously commented that she was MY closing act! (We also did a live 6am TV interview.)

Locally, this was my tenth consecutive year coaching the San Diego Charger Girls cheerleaders (28 on the squad) in their public speaking and media interviewing skills.

Radio Shows and Interviews:
Still on a high from Montel Williams endorsing my Heart of a Military Woman book on his show in November 2009, I was also interviewed on The Coaching Show, Raven Blair Davis, Skills Radio with Brian Olds, Purpose Guy, Catrice Jackson, Minoshia Gail Humphrey, Army Wives Network, "Bringing Your Heart to Work" on Robin Hardy, Dr. Helena Steiner Hornstyn, Deb Simpson, Red River Writers, Jean Bailey Robor, Angie Strader’s What’s Your Bottom Line?, Fresno KYNO…

While we’re on the topic of books… my Heart of a Military Woman book received the 2009 Best Spiritual & Inspirational Award (nonfiction) from the San Diego Book Awards Association.

Book Signings:
Contributors to the 6-title Heart Book Series signed copies with me in California at BORDERS in Long Beach, and at the Book Warehouse at Lake Elsinore Outlets, including Hollywood Blockbuster recording artists Penka Kouneva and Kirstin Vogelsang, and Charger Girl cheerleader Tonya Helman (Founder of Sweethearts for Soldiers.  My Heart of a Woman book was purchased for international publishing rights in Mexico, fully translated into Spanish, as Corazón de Mujer.

Since active in my 23-year membership and support of Toastmasters International, I spoke at several Districts throughout the US this year, as well as at the International Convention, then was quoted in a couple issues of the Toastmaster Magazine.


Several notable events in this category. My brother Steve rebounded from Stage 4 Melanoma Skin Cancer, at this this writing, scans show no traces whatsoever! (Prayers and Laughter work!) Cousin Janet and Paul Stannard hosted a joyous celebration at their home for 30 relatives to see Steve and his wife Mary from Hawaii.

Mom turned 80 years old in June, with a SURPRISE PARTY — with a SAN DIEGO PADRES Baseball theme!  Keeping the dinner a complete surprise from her was a notable accomplishment for all family and friends present! (Pictured: Hiram, Beverly, and me)

December 11th, we celebrated Dad’s 83rd Birthday… a toasty 80 degrees outside and 20 local family members present, we warmed up my new house, without setting off the new smoke alarms. My oldest brother Rick (a Dean at the University of Melbourne) and his 15-year-old daughter, Ali, came to visit California from Australia for three weeks before Christmas. Ali stayed with me for a lovely ten days, watching every episode I had taped of Stargate SG:1.

Such is the circle of life… after 14 remarkable years, my orange Tabby kitty, Tigger, passed November 17, from a tumor on his brain. This brilliant feline helped me write five books and was the subject of many of my stories and speeches. I cried to the depths of my soul; yet thankful that I recorded his purring on my iPhone months ago.

Dear friend, business adviser and speaking colleague, John Reddish, passed at 64, to Lymphoma cancer. He expanded my thinking, focused my creativity and guided my direction. Mine was only one of thousands he touched in the National Speakers Association.

Uncle Laurence A. Weisser, II, passed on December 9, at 96. He was my school bus driver not retiring until my graduation from high school. His bride, Wardene (my father’s sister), had asked me to officiate the funeral years ago for both of their services, which I was truly honored to do. His favorite upbeat "cowboy" music (Bob Wills, Rex Allen) was played as loved ones entered and left the celebration… with laughter and applause between shared tears and shared stories.

Sci-Fi Fun:
With Comic-Con International San Diego being hosted in my native town, I was asked to "handle" (shuttle, coffee and food needs) Sci-Fi stars again this year, including Stan Lee "Spiderman," James Marsden "Spike" on Buffy, The Vampire Slayer, Kevin Sorbo Hercules and Andromeda… plus Star Trek cast members Brent Spiner "Data," Marina Sirtis "Counselor Troi," Michael Dorn as the Klingon"Worf,"  and LeVar Burton "Geordi LaForge."

New this year, I worked with the Warehouse 13 cast: Eddie McClintock "Pete,"  Saul Rubinek "Artie," and CCH Pounder "Mrs. Fredrick" and the sage village woman in Avatar. (Last year I was personal assistant to "Mr. Spock" Leonard Nimoy for 4 amazing days.) A personal thrilled was meeting the adorable Colin Ferguson "Sheriff Carter" from Eureka backstage before his panel, offering opening jokes for his appearance.

Wedding Celebration:
April 13th, my dear friend, Debbi McGill married Peter Alexis…  Peter’s Greek Orthodox uncle was sick and unable to conduct the services–and with less than 12 hours notice–Debbi asked if I would officiate the ceremonies. What an honor! Overlooking the Pacific Ocean at La Jolla Shores and pelicans flying above head, it was truly a lovely occasion. (Not sticking to the script, I ad-libbed, with the congregation breaking into laughter.) Their surprise gift from me was ELVIS (since Peter had mailed an invite to Graceland), with James Kruk, an award-winning Tribute Artist, performing a private concert for the reception guests. Amazing talent!

Living "Green"
After nine months of looking for a new house (only 4.3 miles from my parents), we finally found it — or it found me!  It’s a completely rebuilt "brand-new 1960" 3-bedroom house with garage (for my new Hybrid car) and yards. All new high-efficiency applicances, tile, cabinets, water heater, toilets, carpet, etc. Adorable, cozy and pristine. Dad has cleaned up the yard, trees and hedges, and we hung gutters to capture rainwater to conserve water. Brother Steve and wife Mary from Hawaii bought and planted five dwarf fruit trees in the backyard. Dad is currently building the frame for my vegetable garden.

What Matters:
Reflecting over this year, it’s indeed been a "Roller Coaster" — up’s and down’s — twists and turns — yet it’s been one exciting "ride."  But I’ve not been alone on this… and cherish dearly each person on the ride with me. Family and Friends, Clients, Audiences… Life is good! Count your blessings. I know I do! Here’s to 2011!

Sheryl Roush

Sheryl Roush Speaks at SCORE-San Diego

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Sheryl Roush Speaks at

SCORE-San Diego

Need a booster in your marketing?
Are your promotions really working that well?
Want more business?!!!

Friday, November 13, SCORE San Diego
Women’s Networking Breakfasts
is hosting:

Solid Gold Marketing Design    
How to Create Effective Promotional Materials

with Sheryl Roush marketing design expert, author and internationally top-rated trainer on the topic (in 8 countries)

Attend and you will discover the Gold Mine of great design for your printed and on-line promotions… fliers, posters, business cards, and more! 

Learn what elements should be placed where for maximum results and why.  Walk away with Golden Nuggets to use right away! 

Program includes breakfast, visual examples, an engaging “how-to” program and 4-page handout.

Women’s Networking Breakfasts
Designed to help women in business, but men are welcome too, SCORE’s Networking Breakfasts feature outstanding guest speakers. Attendees include successful business owners eager to share their knowledge and experience, and provide timely and useful information to help your business grow.

MORGAN RUN Resort & Country Club
5690 Cancha de Golf
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091

8:00 AM until 11:00 AM

Event begins ON TIME!
Please arrive at 7:30am–30 minutes early–to complete check-in process.

SCORE Networking Breakfasts offer informative and timely program presentations along with excellent networking opportunities with more than 100 other women entrepreneurs.
One in eleven adult women in the U.S. is an entrepreneur. Yet, despite the overall success of women-owned businesses, female entrepreneurs face many early challenges. Effective networking, mentoring and guidance in early stages of business is crucial! At these Networking Breakfasts you’ll meet SCORE counselors and others who have started and succeeded in their own small businesses.

Bring your business cards and marketing materials to place on the general networking table.

Breakfast Program Agenda:
  8:00am   Registration, Networking, Exhibits Open
  8:45am   Breakfast Seating, Opening Remarks, Exhibitor Presentations, Table Networking
  9:45am   Speaker’s Presentation (see below for speaker bio) Sheryl Roush
10:35am   Exhibitor Presentations and Door Prizes
10:50am   Closing Remarks, Networking Continues 
11:00am   Program adjourns

Registration fee: $45

Speaker: Sheryl Roush
Sheryl Roush, President/CEO of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., has over thirty years experience in advertising and graphic design. An 8-time entrepreneur, she has owned five graphic design studios in San Diego and is the recipient of four international design awards. Sheryl is a 13-time author and female motivational and inspirational speaker on communication and presentation skills, and boosting workplace morale. Sheryl was only the third woman in 106 countries and 4 million members to earn the “Accredited Speaker” designation from Toastmasters International. As a keynote presenter she has spoken on programs alongside celebrities including Olivia Newton-John, Geena Davis, Art Linkletter, Robert G. Allen, Joan Lunden, Suze Orman, Gallup’s Marcus Buckingham, and countless others. She has presented over 3,000 programs in 9 countries over the past 15 years. Sheryl’s books include: Solid Gold Newsletter Design, Heart of a Woman in Business, Heart of a Mother

  • Her next Speaking Skills and Voice Workshop is January 23, 2010.
  • Veterans Day, 11/11/2009, her new book released, Heart of a Military Woman

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Fundraising Conference Supporting Literacy

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Fundraising Conference Supporting Literacy


Sunday, October 4, 2009
8:30am – 4:00pm
Richard Nixon Library
Yorba Linda, CA

Visit the beautiful Richard Nixon Library and enjoy a continental breakfast and delicious catered lunch in the rose garden!

Enjoy an amazing and talented line-up of best-selling authors and thought-provoking speakers!

AND feel great about supporting Family Literacy in Orange County!

The Read to Succeed conference raises funds to support Family Reading Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help families develop a positive home learning environment by developing habits such as a full family reading time for 20 to 30 minutes daily. The program consists of interactive educational and entertaining presentations – “edu-tainment.” Family Reading Inc. enjoys partnerships with schools, libraries and community organizations inspiring children and parents and supports the "Drop Everything And Read" (DEAR) and Silent Sustained Reading (SSR) programs.


Sheryl Roush
Sparkle-Tude!®: How Parents Can Stay Motivated to Raise Healthy Children”
Known as the Sparkle-Tude® Expert, Sheryl Roush helps individuals and organizations rekindle the spirit, raise the bar and create excitement. Her inspirational message is one of humor, heart and hope. As an internationally top-rated female motivational speaker, she has presented nearly 3,000 programs in nine countries, and on programs alongside Olivia Newton-John, Geena Davis, Jane Seymour, Mark Victor Hansen, Art Linkletter, James Ray, Suze Orman, and more. Sheryl was twice crowned “Ms. Heart of San Diego” and “La Reina de Esperanza” (Queen of Hope) honoring her contributions to women and children in the community. She President of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., and is a 12-time author, and creator of the Heart Book Series, which includes: Sparkle-Tudes!™,
Heart of a Military Woman, Heart of a Woman, Heart of a Mother, Heart of a Woman in Business, Corazón de Mujer, and Heart of the Holidays. Her writing has appeared in San Diego Family Magazine, Wise Women, the San Diego Business Journal, and Montel Across America.
This Mother’s Day Sheryl was interviewed on by Montel Williams. <>

Marci Shimoff
TOPIC: How to overcome stress and toxins in today’s fast paced world.
Marci Shimoff is the author of the new instant runaway bestseller, Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out, which offers a revolutionary approach to experiencing deep and lasting happiness. She is a featured teacher in the international film and book sensation, The Secret.Chicken Soup for the Soul, including Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul, have met with stunning success, selling more than 13 million copies worldwide in 33 languages. President and co-founder of the Esteem Group, she delivers keynote addresses and seminars on self-esteem, self-empowerment, and peak performance. Her writing has appeared in national women’s magazines, including Ladies Home Journal and Woman’s World.
Marci is also the woman’s face of the biggest self-help book phenomenon in history, <>

Dr. Ann Corwin, PhD, M.Ed aka The Parenting Doctor
Creator of “The Child Connection Parenting Program”
Dr. Corwin has made it her life’s work to develop practical parenting programs for parents and children. With a Ph.D. in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy and Masters Degree in Education and over twenty five years of experience in parenting consulting and child development education, she has helped thousands of parents – with children ages birth to five years and beyond. Dr. Ann focuses on prevention and helping families learning to help themselves! Her parenting skills development workshops and parent coaching programs have immediate solutions to child discipline behavior issues such as hitting and biting, respect and discipline, poor sleeping habits, relationships and school, toilet learning, new siblings and sibling rivalry, separation anxiety and much more.

Garett Guenot, aka The "Purpose Guy”
Garett Guenot is a purpose coach, author, and speaker who has dedicated his life to helping others discover what they were born to do. Garett is President and CEO of PurposeGuy LLC, a company designed to teach individuals to discover their purpose in life and inspire them to pursue their dreams with excellence. For over 10 years Garett has been studying the art and science of personal development , in a quest to determine the common skills and traits of fulfilled and successful people. In the process, he discovered that true success is a combination of 3 things. Successful people pursue their passion, expand their purpose to benefit others, while progressively realizing their vision and dreams. Garett holds a degree in psychology, a certification in Organizational Leadership, and has received training in counseling and marriage and family therapy from California State University Fullerton.

Seth Sherwood
Seth Sherwood is the founder and executive director of Family Reading Inc., a nonprofit family literacy development program. He specializes in motivating parents and children to develop a positive and healthy home learning environment. Seth and his band perform at libraries and
schools in Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Seth enthusiastically enjoys helping individuals, families and organizations develop success habits allowing them to achieve their goals. As a child he regularly visited his mother’s native country of Guatemala. He completed a two year Peace Corps tour in 1983, working in agricultural projects in Chile and in a refugee camp in Honduras. Before making the transition to Family Reading Inc., Seth was a school teacher in Orange County for 16 years, and a skilled trainer for with Dale Carnegie.


  • Miss California 2009, Kristy Cavinder
  • Channel 4 Traffic Newscaster Paul Johnson

Richard Nixon Library
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886-3949
Phone  (714) 993-3393


Cost: $89 per person
Includes Continental Breakfast and a
delicious catered Lunch in the Rose Garden!  Your choice of turkey, roast beef or vegetarian sandwich.

More Information:

Register Today!   

Bring an open heart and mind…and we’ll guarantee that you’ll be uplifted and have fun!

Hospitality HR Professionals Address Current Issues

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Hospitality HR Professionals Address Current Issues
September 17, 2009

Today’s meeting of the HHRA, Hospitality Human Resources Association, is being hosted at the Omni San Diego, at 675 L Street in San Diego, California in the Fourth Floor Ballroom, hosted by Anthony Belef, Omni’s Director of Human Resources.

The program features speaker Sheryl Roush of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., who was voted HHRA’s 2008 Vendor of Choice. Sheryl is back by popular request from their 2009 First Quarter meeting where she presented Sparkle-Tude!® offering workplace strategies to boost morale, and retain quality employees, even during this current challenging economy. She is the author of 12 books including Heart of a Woman in Business: Stories, Strategies and Skills for Business Success.

Carla Martinez of Ferguson McClure & Associates, an award winning bilingual benefits consultant, will share what her elite hospitality industry clients are doing in terms of motivating employees, hiring smart and helping their property stand out in these tough economic times. Her partners Ed McClure and Brian Ferguson will share their experience of helping businesses become more competitive.

Sheryl Roush will then facilitate the main part of this session leading roundtable discussions where participants share what they are doing at their hotel and resort properties. Each participant will take away an idea which they write down on a provided idea card to implement within this upcoming week. Each participant will receive a resource binder with helpful ideas on the topic. A grand prize of a 2-Hour tailored training with Sheryl Roush will be awarded.

Ferguson McClure & Associates
Carla Martinez, Ed McClure & Brian Ferguson
701 Palomar Airport Road, Suite 110, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Sparkle Presentations, Inc.
Sheryl Roush, Speaker, Trainer
P.O. Box 2373, La Mesa, CA 91943

Speaking Skills & Voice Workshop-Sept. 26

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Want to be a better speaker, trainer, leader?

Need to speak up and be heard?

Time to polish up on your communication skills?

Speaking Skills

& Voice Workshop

Ideal for every level of presenter…
Whether you are in sales, training, management…

You will discover
The Voice of Success™
Sparkle When You Speak!™

Saturday, September 26, 2009  
9:00am – 4:00pm
San Diego, CA


Communication skills are critical to your self-esteem,
professional worth and financial future!

• Public speaking, training, sales and presentation skills
• Voice, projection, diction, assertiveness, voice image, dialect
• Speak to promote your business, product, services or your cause

You will learn tips to:
* Shine on the telephone and in person

* Handle your emotions calmly under pressure
* Demonstrate credible body language
* Build rapport instantly with others
* Design and deliver PowerPoint with professionalism and confidence!


Only $99 for the Full Day Workshop
Includes a 40-page Workbook loaded with exercises, worksheets, tips, and more!


Joni Wilson, a voice expert and performance coach, President of SalesTalkBiz™ Int’l, is the creator of the 3-Dimensional Voice® Training System, and author of the new book The Voice of Success: A Woman’s Guide to a Powerful and Persuasive Voice, published by the American Management Company. Learn from her amazing expertise and insight!

Sheryl Roush
is a conference presenter, top-rated trainer, author, and speaking coach, with nearly 3,000 presentations given in nine countries. She brings over 30 years in sales, marketing, and graphic design to this program. Sheryl is only one of six women in the world to earn the elite Accredited Speaker designation from Toastmasters International in 106 countries and out of 4 million members, and a 12-time author, including Heart of a Woman in Business.

Both facilitators are long-term active Professional Members of the National Speakers Association, and the local San Diego and Greater Los Angeles Chapters.


Business Park
B.E.O.B. Advanced Training Institute
3954 Murphy Canyon Road
Suite D-204, 2nd Floor
San Diego, CA 92123   
Institute is wheelchair accessible.
Details and directions will be provided.
Located at I-15 at Aero Drive, next to San Diego Chargers.
Free Ample Parking.

Pre-register before September 24 for only $99
Register between Sept. 24-25 for $129. 
At-the-door (if available) $159.

Beverages & Treats are served at morning and afternoon breaks.
Lunch is on your own with numerous choices nearby!

Space is LIMITED to 35 attendees.
Attendees receive a 40-page loaded Workbook.

CALL 858-569-6555
Sheryl Roush, Sparkle Presentations, Inc.
Checks payable to Sparkle Presentations, Inc., mailed to P.O. Box 2373, La Mesa, CA 91943
AmericanExpress, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and PayPal are welcome!

Internationally Top-Rated Speaking Coaches Host Speaking Skills Workshop for Women on June 6

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Internationally Top-Rated Speaking Coaches
Host Speaking Skills Workshop for Women
on June 6 in San Diego


Two national speaking and performance experts are training women in business necessary skills to gain greater confidence, project composure and command respect, with a ONE DAY WORKSHOP — Saturday, June 6, in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter!

This workshop is for anyone (ages 16 and up) who uses their voice!
Speakers, trainers, coaches, consultants, voice-over talent, career women, attorneys and executives, teachers and preachers, professionals, small business owners, all stage-frightened individuals…

This workshop for women is facilitated in a supportive and nurturing environment with easy-to-do-“how-to’s” for immediate application.

Need to speak in front of groups?
Want to have greater confidence with others?
Does your voice ever crackle—or feel weak?
Time to improve your communication skills?

You will learn core skills to use immediately!
Skills including positive voice image, vocal care, handling emotions, telephone skills, running meetings, public speaking and training skills, impromptu speaking, body language, assertiveness, rapport-building interpersonal and sales tactics.

Have a deadline, a slide presentation or project that needs help?
Bring it – get coaching specific to your needs.


You are lovingly instructed by experts Joni Wilson, President of SalesTalkBiz™ International, and Sheryl Roush, President of Sparkle Presentations, Inc..

You will learn how to craft, design and deliver effective, persuasive and compelling presentations. Both are small business owners in San Diego, seeing the need to serve other women in business.

Joni Wilson, a voice expert and performance coach states, “From office and world politics, to relationships and family matters, today’s woman is loudly demanding her equal ‘voice.’ Whether she is in a courtroom, a classroom, in an office or on a stage, too many women go through their entire lives frustrated and unhappy with the sound of their voices.” Ms. Wilson is the creator of the 3-Dimensional Voice® Training System, and author of several books—including Amazon’s #1 for business books (above The One-Minute Manager). Joni’s new June release of The Voice of Success: A Woman’s Guide to a Powerful and Persuasive Voice, is published by the American Management Company. A professional singer, she is famous around San Diego (and once opened for Elvis), and prepares contestants for shows and American Idol.

Sheryl Roush is a 12-time published author, an internationally top-rated trainer and speaking coach. Known for her Sparkle When You Speak!™ programs, she has presented nearly 3,000 presentations in nine countries and earned the highest awards from both the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International. She was only the third woman in the world (93 countries and of 4 million members) to earn Toastmasters’ elite Accredited Speaker designation for outstanding professional presentation skills. As a conference speaker, she has presented on programs alongside celebrities including Olivia Newton-John, Geena Davis, Joan Lunden and Suze Orman. As a professional speaking coach, she trained executives, sales teams, Olympians and the San Diego Charger Cheerleaders. Sheryl is a Past President of the San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance.

Saturday, June 6, 2009
Registration 8:30-9:00am
Program 9:00am-5:00pm

The luxurious Victorian style
Horton Grand Hotel
in the Gaslamp Quarter
Regal Ballroom
311 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92110

Pre-register before June 3 for only $139, and get a FREE copy of Joni’s book The Voice of Success, and Sheryl’s Heart of a Woman in Business book! Autographed!

Register at-the-door on June 6 for $159, without the book bonus.

BRING 3 friends who register–and YOU attend the Workshop for FREE–and get the BOOKS!

CALL (858) 569-6555 to PRE-REGISTER!
Sheryl Roush at Sparkle Presentations, Inc., or email
American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and PayPal are welcome.

CalSAE Luncheon Features Workplace Communications Speaker Sheryl Roush

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CalSAE Luncheon Features Workplace Communications Speaker Sheryl Roush

The California Society of Association Executives featured international speaker Sheryl Roush at their San Diego Region Luncheon on Wednesday, May 13 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley, San Diego, CA.

Speaking to the topic of
“Critical Communications, Critical Connections, Critical Times” tailored for senior management and experienced sales team members, Ms. Roush began the program having attendees assess their communication techniques, then guided them through the Seven Multiple Intelligences, or modalities of listening and authentic persuasion. This presentation outlined the critical elements of connecting with others – including fellow members in the organization, employees and peers. 

Closing out the program, Sheryl offered tips on Creating a Positive Work Environment, what employees want, plus boosting morale and attitudes during these most challenging times. Members commented it was the most fun, high-level, and interactive program they have ever had at their meetings. 

Your presentation “Critical Communications, Critical Connections, Critical Times” was a complete hit with the CalSAE members. I found it to be an excellent combination of practical tips, helpful reminders, and was also delightfully funny. I am certain each member of the audience was not only entertained, but was able to learn from your presentation and take away something useful in their personal and professional lives.

I was also impressed with your preparation and personalization for this presentation. You have a special talent for engaging the audience in an inclusive and relaxing way that enhanced the experience for everyone. I’ve rarely seen presenters that can personally connect with so many in the audience in such a short time. It was quite impressive to witness.

It was also clear that your research and mastery on the subject of communications is very high. The subject of communications is critically important, and your information could be used by those throughout any organization. I also appreciate the way in which you were able to tailor the presentation based on the specific needs and requests you received from us in advance.

Thank you for an excellent presentation and I am looking forward to working with you in the future.

Jim Anderson, CAE
President & CEO

Sheryl Roush, CEO of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., is an internationally top-rated presenter, known for her high-energy, high-content, how-to presentations. Her programs rekindle the spirit, raise the bar and create excitement, focused on attitude, communication and customer service skills. Sheryl has over 30 years of expertise in communication, is a 12-time published author, and has presented over 3,000 programs in nine countries with rave reviews and results. Clients include: 7-Up, Sheraton, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Chargers and Charger Girls, Verizon, US Census Bureau. Sheryl is available to speak at conferences, associations, organizations, on-site trainings, and facilitate retreats.


Sheryl Roush presents Sparkle When You Speak!™ Workshop at AICI International Conference May 14

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Sheryl Roush presenting
Sparkle When You Speak!™ Workshop
at AICI International Conference
Thursday, May 14

Want to authentically connect better with others?
Need to polish up on your public speaking skills?
Ready to present with more confidence and credibility?

Internationally top-rated professional speaker and trainer Sheryl Roush is presenting a special 3.5 hour Pre-Conference Workshop entitled Sparkle When You Speak!™
from 8:30am-12 Noon on Thursday, May 14 at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, CA. The workshop launches the annual conference of the AICI – Association of Image Consultants International, running May 14-17.

Sheryl’s interactive workshop helps women have business and personal success to stand up, speak out and shine! Ideal for anyone who has ever felt overwhelmed with nervousness, panic or anxiety — they can fear no more! Whether speaking in front of a small or large group – whether a beginner or expert – participants discover simple tricks, tips and treasures to use immediately!

Attendees will:
* Identify your authentic communication style
* Discover the 7 multiple modalities in any group
* Connect instantly with and retain audience attention
* Develop skills to mind map, craft and organize your presentation
* Design effective presentations using professional visual aids
* Use visual aids including props and slide presentations

Expert speaker Sheryl Roush has presented nearly 3,000 presentations in 9 countries over the past 20 years, to groups as intimate as 5 and large as 5,000. President/CEO of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., Sheryl is a top-rated trainer in eight countries as selected by attendees for engagement, content, interaction, tailoring and impact. She has presented on programs alongside Olivia Newton-John, Jane Seymour, Geena Davis, Suze Orman, Vicki Lawrence and more. She served as the Director of Training for the US Olympic Training Center, coaching Olympians in speaking skills, and is coaching the award-winning San Diego Charger Cheerleaders for her ninth year. Sheryl is an eight-time business owner since age 16, and 12-time published author, including Heart of a Woman in Business.

Sheryl Roush Speaks at CalSAE Regional Luncheon May 13

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Sheryl Roush Speaks at CalSAE San Diego
Regional Luncheon May 13

International speaker Sheryl Roush is the San Diego Region Luncheon keynote speaker this Wednesday, May 13 at CalSAE – the California Society of Association Executives – at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Mission Valley, San Diego, CA.

Communicating and Connecting
During Critical Times

This keynote session is designed for senior management and experienced sales team members. In the current environment of changing economics, expanding technology and increasing work life demands how much would even one new technique be worth to improve your communication skills? 

This presentation will assist in reviewing your own communication techniques while outlining the critical elements of connecting with others – including members, employees and peers. It will also assist you in leading and maximizing communication efforts in your organization! Cut through the noise and get to the point in this fun, high-level, interactive session! 

Topics covered include:

Sheryl Roush, CEO of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., is an internationally top-rated presenter, known for her high-energy, high-content, how-to presentations. Her programs rekindle the spirit, raise the bar and create excitement. Sheryl has over 30 years of expertise in communication, is a 12-time published author, and has presented over 3,000 programs in nine countries with rave reviews and results. Toastmasters International honored her as only the third female in the world to earn their prestigious Accredited Speaker award, out of 4 million members in 93 countries. Sheryl is receiving their highest honor in member service, The Presidential Citation, at their International Convention this August. As a conference presenter, she has spoken alongside celebrities including: Olivia Newton-John, Geena Davis, Jane Seymour, Joan Lunden, and Art Linkletter.  And business giants including: Robert G. Allen, Southwest Airlines’ CEO Howard Putnam, Suze Orman, and the Gallup Organization’s Marcus Buckingham. Some of her clients include: hotels, law firms, real estate, housing, retail, tourism, HR, associations and small business.

Luncheon Registration opens at 11:30am and is open to non-members, $50

Crowne Plaza Hotel
11:30am – 1:30pm
Peacock Room
2270 Hotel Circle North
Mission Valley
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: 619-297-1101

Speakers Summit – Los Angeles May 1-2-3

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Speakers Summit
Los Angeles May 1-2-3

Speakers, Trainers, Authors, Consultants, Coaches,
Experts, Entrepreneurs, CEO’s

Whether you’re a motivational/inspirational speaker, or you speak to grow your business — as an entrepreneur, a coach, a sales person, an author, a lawyer, an expert in your field…

Regardless of profession, Speakers’ Summit ’09 is the Pinnacle Opportunity to turn your expertise into a successful business; to not only master step-by-step the game of speaking, but to navigate the latest technology, and learn exciting new strategies for producing active and passive income.

Los Angeles
Embassy Suites Los Angeles Int’l Airport/South
1440 East Imperial Avenue
El Segundo, CA 90245


√  DESIGN dynamite Power Point presentations
√  MASTER the art of Social Networking  Article Writing,
    Teleseminars, Webinars and other online marketing tools that make profits
√  LEARN to automate and monetize your business
√  MEGA-MARKET yourself as a speaker
√  ATTRACT a torrent of traffic to your website
√  CRUISE FREE and make bunches of money
√  DEVELOP your material in any time frame
√  DOUBLE speaking fees and triple bookings as a guest on radio shows
√  UNCOVER what’s uniquely marketable about you and your mission
√  GET and attract corporate sponsorship
√  LAND lucrative speaking gigs in the college market
√  DON’T get branded, get command-branded
√  USE high impact customized sales-closing strategies
√  BECOME a great storyteller
√  CREATE dynamic, stand-out one-sheets and brochures.
√  LEARN the difference between self-publishing and mainstream publishing
√  KNOW that the secret of speaking has nothing to do with theme, time, style

Leading Edge…Hands-on…Interactive
Never before has a roster of superstars from all branches of the speakers’ arena been assembled to touch on every aspect of your presentation potential — and blast you up the mountain — to the Pinnacle.

Each year, since it’s inception, Sheryl Roush, Marketing Design Expert has been invited back to present

Sheryl is presenting in a key spot on the agenda, on Saturday Morning, May 2, from 10:30-11:45am.

Are your marketing materials really working for you?
Need fresh ideas?

Discover golden nuggets you can use immediately on your one-sheet,
brochure, website, postcard, business card, flyer…
Bring YOUR printouts for instant application!

You will learn how to:
•    Understand who your readers are – and what they need to buy/book
•    Choose the best typestyles, colors and page layouts
•    Capitalize on your uniqueness and branding

Sheryl Roush is a 30+ year veteran in graphics and marketing design, and 20+ year Professional Member of the National Speakers Association. She is an internationally top-rated trainer (9 countries), 12-time author (5 books on the subject,) and considered NSA’s one-sheet guru. Her articles on one-sheets have been published in NSA’s Professional Speaker Magazine, and her “Solid Gold Speaker One-Sheets” DVD is endorsed by NSA presidents. A keynote speaker who understands the market, she has presented on programs alongside numerous celebrities including Olivia Newton-John, Geena Davis, Robert G. Allen, Joan Lunden…
San Diego (858) 569-6555

Investment:  $297.. but use this registration link and code… and it’s only $197
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Jack Barnard
Jean-Noel Bassoir
Alex Carroll
Lisa Cherney
Colin Daymude
Daniel Hall
Linda Hollander
Bill Johnson
Susan Levin
James Malinchak
Nancy Marmolejo
Barbara Niven
Ellen Reid
Sheryl Roush
Lisa Sasevich
Rob Schultz
Marilyn Snyder
Nancy Solari
Geoff Zimpfer

Sheryl Roush Speaks at Dental Conference

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Sheryl Roush Speaks at Dental Conference

San Diego based internationally top-rated speaker Sheryl Roush is presenting the keynote address March 27 for the Alliance of the American Dental Association in Baltimore, Maryland. To boost workplace morale and offer tips for improving overall performance, Sheryl’s presentation on Sparkle-Tude!™ provides insights, ideas and inspiration that attendees can apply immediately. Her style is highly engaging, lighthearted, and interactive, and her attitude is contagious.

Following her high-energy conference opening program, Sheryl will then present a breakout session workshop entitled "7 Secrets of Leadership for Women" How to Authentically Connect and Communicate. According to noted research by Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., and Howard Gardner, Ph.D., there are seven multiple intelligences, or modalities of how people listen, learn, lead, speak, manage and process information. Sheryl simplifies the extensive research into easy-to-use real-life application for leaders, speakers, trainers, and sales and marketing professionals.

Sheryl is President/CEO of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., and has presented nearly 3,000 prgrams in nine countries and on conference programs alongside celebrities including: Olivia Newton-John, Geena Davis, Jane Seymour, James Ray, Marcus Buckingham and Suze Orman.

Sheryl is a 12-time author, with her business and inspirational gift books featured at Borders, and on, and at Her most recent book is Heart of a Woman in Business, and is currently collecting short stories for her Heart of a Military Woman book.

Speaking Success Series for Women in Business

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Speaking Success Series for Women in Business

Tuesday, March 16, 2009 Debra Simpson interviewed two nationally recognized performance experts on her show "Syndicating Your Content"  — Joni Wilson and Sheryl Roush.

Joni Wilson is an internationally recognized voice expert, professional speaker, and best selling author with over 20 years experience of training voices. Her extensive background includes being a professional singer and entertainer, a TV talk show host, stand-up comedy, the opening act for Elvis (the real one), and owned and operated her own dinner theater (and trained the actors). Joni has personally trained both speaking and singing voice’s including business executives from major corporations—and even an American Idol finalist. Joni is also the creator of the 3-Dimensional Voice® Training System: A cutting-edge voice method so effective it is changing the lives of speakers, entertainers and business professionals all over the world.

Sheryl Roush is a conference keynote speaker, an internationally top-rated trainer, and speaking coach. Her extensive background includes nearly 3,000 presentations in nine countries. She was only the 3rd woman in 93 countries and out of 4 million people to receive the Accredited Speaker designation for speaking from Toastmasters International. She has presented on programs alongside celebrities including Olivia Newton-John, Geena Davis, Joan Lunden and Suze Orman. Sheryl has coached executives, sales teams, Olympians and the San Diego Charger Cheerleaders.

Both are long-time Professional Members of the National Speakers Association, and collectively have over 70 years of experience.

Seeing a huge need right now for more effective communication and presentation skills, the two ladies have created a 5-week series held in San Diego, beginning April 1st.

"Job lay-offs, company down-sizing, economic hardships and changing family dynamics are forcing more and more women back into the work-force. As women step-up to take their places in today’s changing job market, it is vital that women have strong business and communication skills. How a woman perceives and presents herself in her company, to her clients or at the all-important interview can make or break her career!" comments Ms. Wilson.

"This workshop series teaches career women, attorneys and executives, teachers and preachers, professionals, small business owners, young women starting their first jobs—core skills including positive voice image, vocal care, handling emotions, telephone skills, running meetings, public speaking skills, impromptu speaking, body language, assertiveness, rapport-building interpersonal and sales tactics," affirms Ms. Roush.

Speaking Success Series for Women in Business
Classes are facilitated in a supportive workshop-style with easy-to-do-“how-to’s” for immediate application.  Participants who have a deadline, specific challenge or project are welcome to bring it – get coaching targeted to your needs. Classes build on one another, basic to more advanced skills, for accelerated growth and improvements you can feel!

Series dates are Wednesdays: April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.
Time:  8:30-11:30am

Connect the Dots Entertainment studio
2110 Hancock Street, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92110
Old Town Avenue exit off I-5.

Refreshments: Light morning treats and beverages served. Café on-site as well.

Tuition: Includes personal coaching, handouts, and materials.
Single classes – $55; Full Series –  $225
Credit cards welcome.

Pre-pay for the Series, save $50, and receive a free copy of both Joni Wilson’s The Voice of Success book and Sheryl Roush’s Heart of a Woman in Business book.
For more information and registration, contact Sheryl Roush at Sparkle Presentations, Inc., at (858) 569-6555, or email

“Little Voice Mastery” Blair Singer Special Download

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"Little Voice Mastery"
Blair Singer Special Download

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Sheryl L. Roush
(MP3 file download)

This lighthearted session will help you keep your sanity while dealing with difficult people and challenging situations.

Laugh and learn as you boost your attitude with 7 Sparkle-Tude™ Boosters!

Fast-paced and highly-energetic, discover tips and phrases you can use right away in your personal and professional life!

This program was presented following  Olivia Newton-John, at the Sharp Womens’ Healthcare Symposium.

Sheryl Roush is a 12-time published author and an internationally recognized for high-content “how-to” keynotes and seminars on boosting attitude, communication skills, and creating positive work environments.

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Sheryl Roush is available to present at conferences and events.
Visit for topics, titles and availability, or call Toll Free 1-800-932-0973 to schedule Sheryl Roush to speak!

See for inspirational gift and business books for women, including Heart of a Woman in Business, Heart of a Woman, Heart of a Mother, and Heart of the Holidays.

Sheryl Roush to speak March 3rd on “Bringing Out Your Brilliance” and Autograph Books

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Sheryl Roush to speak March 3rd on
"Bringing Out Your Brilliance"
and Autograph Books in Del Mar

Want to be more true to yourself, your dreams, your soul?

Rekindle your spirit, tickle your funny bone and rejuvenate your energy!

Sheryl Roush, noted internationally top-rated speaker is presenting “Bringing Out Your Brilliance” on Tuesday, March 3rd, at Soul Shine bookstore, from 6:30-8:30pm in Del Mar, California.

Attendees will be able to walk away with simple tips to stay centered, authentic and magnificent, even in these most challenging economic times.

Soul Shine
1217 Camino del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
San Diego County

RSVP to Soul Shine™ to Melanie Bivens at (858) 793-1907 or email

An authentic speaker, Sheryl Roush is President of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., and is the author of 12 books including Heart of a Woman, Heart of a Mother, and Heart of a Woman in Business. Sheryl speaks around the globe and has presented nearly 3,000 programs in nine countries, and addressed seven nations in the Arabian Gulf, and was the only woman on the three-day program. In the US, she presents on  womens’ conference programs alongside Olivia Newton-John, Jane Seymour, Geena Davis, Carol LeBeau, Joan Lunden, and Suze Orman.

For more information on Sheryl Roush visit

Complimentary for the Soul Shine™ Community
$10 for Guests.  Open to the Public.

They say wellness is a journey.
Anyone have a map?

We and many of our friends have often wished for a road map on the journey to wellness. There isn’t one of course because like a snow flake or fingerprint, each of us is unique. We can’t promise that acupuncture is what you need or that you’ll feel better on a gluten-free diet. But we can let you know what paths exist to your destination, suggest routes that have worked for travelers before you, and connect you with the best practitioners in your area so that together you can decide what’s right for you.

We know what it’s like to spend hours at your computer researching therapies you know nothing about. We know how it feels to be desperate for answers but not know who—or what—to trust. We know from personal experience. At Soul Shine, we’ve done the research for you. We’ve personally screened all the practitioners in our network to bring you the best of the best in both traditional and non-traditional approaches to wellness. These practitioners all share the Soul Shine philosophy of a mind-body-spirit approach to wellness.

If not a map, Soul Shine is the guiding light that connects you with the knowledge, the people and the resources to achieve true physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation. We help you look at the big picture to achieve lasting and meaningful results. Most importantly, the Soul Shine staff, practitioners, and community of other like-minded individuals are here to support you on your journey every step of the way. We hope you’ll join us to discover what it is that makes your soul shine.

National Speakers Association: Spirit of NSA Day November 14

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National Speakers Association:
Spirit of NSA Day
November 14

November 14 has been designated a national day of advocacy for the National Speakers Association
Posted October 14, 2008

To honor NSA Founder Cavett Robert, CSP, CPAE, and continue NSA’s legacy of sharing and giving, November 14, 2008 will be our 2nd Annual Spirit of NSA Day, a national day of advocacy encouraging NSA members to support one another. This year, and on every November 14 going forward, the day serves as a reminder to NSA members, encouraging them to:

  • Focus on giving back
  • Provide genuine support to speaking colleagues
  • Take time to connect, help, mentor or refer business to other members without any expectation of reciprocation

Many members already follow Cavett’s role model. However, imagine the strength of spirit and growth of our profession if all of our members focus on unconditionally giving of themselves to our community on this day. The NSA community is known for the concept of removing competition by building a bigger market for all speakers.

The strength of NSA is in the education we provide and the strong community we have built. As members, you are asked to support the Spirit of NSA by introducing colleagues to clients, referring business or mentoring emerging speakers.

Help the legacy continue and "build a bigger NSA pie" by participating in Spirit of NSA Day on November 14, 2008!

  • Provide peer to peer encouragement
  • Introduce a colleague to a potential client
  • Refer business to a colleague
  • Mentor an emerging speaker

Professional Member Sheryl Roush, commented, "I would not be where I am in the speaking profession today, had it not been for the overwhelming generosity of colleagues mentoring, coaching and cheering me along the way." Speaker Mary-Ellen Drummond recruited Sheryl to join NSA in 1990, on her board as Newsletter Editor for the San Diego Chapter. Roush then went on to serve another 13 years on the Chapter Board, received the "Member of the Year" award, and holds the Golden Microphone Award designation from the Greater Los Angeles Chapter. To date, she has presented in nine countries, plus addressed seven nations in the Arabian Gulf, and is a 12-time published author.

President of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., she coaches and mentors Toastmasters International members into becoming professional speakers and authors today, as one way of giving back, and supporting the future of the profession. Sheryl was only the third woman in the world (of six) to earn Toastmasters’ Accredited Speaker designation for outstanding professional platform speaking skills, in their global membership of 4 million people in 93 countries. To date only 58 have earned this elite designation.

In honor of Spirit of NSA Day, Roush is donating graphic design work to two of her NSA colleagues on their NSA Fall Conference workshop presentations next weekend. She is also donating an after-dinner church fellowship presentation, "Humor for the Holidays" to senior citizens
in her home town at the Chula Vista Congregational Church, located in San Diego, California.

National Authors Day: Celebrated by North County Authors & Poets in San Diego

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National Authors Day:
Celebrated by North County Authors & Poets in San Diego

National Authors Day was celebrated yesterday in San Diego County’s northern-most area of Oceanside, next to Camp Pendleton’s Marine Corp Base, as the North County Authors and Poets (NCAP) hosted a full-day free event, themed "So You Want to Be An Author!"

Covered in its entirety by local television station KOCT-TV (, The Oceanside Channel, and reporter Faamasani S. Unutoa, the special story will air mid-November. KOCT is a non-profit Corporation that provides public, educational and government access programming and services on Cox Communications Channels 18 and 19, as well as on AT&T.

to the public free of charge and hosted at the Oceanside Civic Center Library, the event featured 32 local published authors and poets, reading from their works, sharing tips and offering inspiration for those wanting to become authors and know more about the publishing business. The Community Room was filled to capacity with eager attendees sponging up the information shared.

Library Director Deborah Polich welcomed everyone to the event, and congratulated the NCAP members and guests, adding her thanks for keeping the passion for reading and writing alive and healthy. She was followed by Anna McElroy, Head Librarian, making her welcoming remarks, and introducing the day’s Moderator, Dr. Elizabeth Yahn Williams.

PUBLISHING: Then-and-Now
Keynote presenter was Dr. Robert Goodman, owner of Silvercat, a San Diego based publishing firm. His comments  addressed publishing then-and-now, with all the changes that have occurred in the industry, and technology’s part in that. Twenty years ago, some 70,000 books were published each year, whereas in 2007 there were 412,000. "Marketing has become a major challenge…the average shelf-life of a book in stores is three weeks. There are fewer bookstores, replaced by megastores (CostCo, WalMart) which carry books." He also addressed eBooks, On-Demand printing, On-Line Readers (Amazon’s Kindle), On-Line Review Journals, and Virtual Book Clubs. Boldy predicting "The bookstore of the future, in 10-15 years, will be a vending machine," with much of the audience agreeing with him. Goodman is the
co-founder and past president of Publishers & Writers of San Diego, co-founder and faculty member of the La Jolla Writers Conference, and a Board Member of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), formerly the Publishing Marketing Alliance (PMA).

The morning’s readings were offered by authors and poets: Roger Conlee (Counterclockwise), Jennifer Kise (The Birthday Surprise), L. Curt Erler (Southside Kid & Mantilla Lady); Janie Lancaster (Julie & The Lost Fairy Tale); Teresa Gonzalez-Lee (Love Was Born During The Dance); and Sheryl Roush (Heart Book Series).

Native San Diegan author Sheryl Roush, internationally recognized inspirational speaker, and 12-time published author shared her process for creating her for
Heart Book Series (five books in the past two years, featured in Borders). The series has also added Music CDs to accompany the titles for Heart of a Mother and Heart of the Holidays. Sheryl is the President of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., and a member of the IBPA.

Sheryl invited Dharlene Fahl-Brittian to the stage to read her touching Tea Prayers published in Heart of a Woman in Business and Heart of a Mother. Dharlene, "The Tea Lady," and expert, is also the author of Take Up the Cup, and a line of inspirational laminated Tea Prayer cards.

Sheryl then invited Mary Lenore Quigley read her poems published in the Heart of a Woman in Business and Heart of a Woman, including one dedicated to her retired husband, Patrick, who was delightfully surprised, seated in the audience. Mary is also the author of Indelible Ink: A Memoir.

Dr. Teresa Gonzalez-Lee, Professor at Mira Mesa College, eloquently translated and read in Spanish the opening poem to Corazon de Mujer (Heart of a Woman), "Renacimiento de una mujer" penned by Consuelo Sanchez.

Following the mornings readings, the wealth of knowledge panel included
Poet: Marjorie Stamm Rosenfeld
Collaborative: Composer David Lewis (Director-San Luis Rey Chorale); Author/Poet Dr. Bob Lundy(Partners-In-Rhyme-Hither & Yahn); Author/Editor Rose E. Magyar (Mira Costa College); Artist Marion Wong;  Author/Poet Dr. Elizabeth Yahn Williams (Partners-In-Rhyme-Hither & Yahn)
Editor: Lois Winsen (Editor-On-Tap) with "Helpful Do’s and Don’ts for New Writers"
Resources: Author/Teacher Marie Giordano (Mira Costa College)
Translators: Professors Dr. Teresa Gonzalez-Lee (Mira Costa College);
and Dr. Edith Jonsson-Devillers (UCSD)
Marketer: Karla Olson (Owner of BookStudio), offered valuable tips and a handout for a Marketing Plan/Proposal Template

Pictured here, KOCT-TV reporting assistant holding some of the BOOKS published by those at the event!

The afternoon’s readings were offered by authors and poets: Carol Ann Lindsay (Songs From a San Diego Morning); Glenn Jacobs (The Samson Process); Marie Giordano (I Love You Like A Tomato); David Valley (The General’s Women); Maggie Chantiloupe (Iraq-The War That Shouldn’t Be-You Decide); Barbara Deming (The Quilt Maker); and Dr. Elizabeth Yahn Williams and Robert T. Lundy (Hither & Yahn).

Faamasani S. Unutoa of KOCT-TV shown here interviewing Moderator Dr. Elizabeth Yahn Williams, regarding the success of the event, and future plans of the North County Authors & Poets.

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