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About the Authors

About the Authors

Deborah Shouse is a writer, speaker, editor and creativity catalyst. Her work has appeared in periodicals such as Reader’s Digest, Newsweek, Woman’s Day, Hemispheres, Family Circle, and Ms. She is the co-author of the books Antiquing For Dummies (IDG Books) and Working Woman’s Communications Survival Guide (Prentice Hall) and the author of several business books. She and her partner Ron Zoglin do keynote presentations and workshops in storytelling.

Ron Zoglin is a writer, professional storyteller, and co-owner of Brookside Antiques in Kansas City, Missouri. Antiques dovetail into Ron’s passion for storytelling. As a professional storyteller, Ron has performed for businesses, universities, and international conferences. He is the voice on the audiotape, Even Mystics Have Bills to Pay and The Adventures of the Little Green Dragon. Ron feels that stories add a warmth and meaning that complement and enhance life in this technological age.

Susan Fenner Ph.D. is the Manager of Education and Professional Development at the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. She edited the Complete Office Handbook published by Random House, and has written many articles on workplace skills and developed interactive training sessions used throughout North America. Her goal in life is to help people and organizations develop potential. Storytelling is one medium she frequently uses to illustrate points and reach audiences.

How to Use This Book

This Fifty-Minute™ Series Book is a unique, user-friendly product. As you read through the material, you will quickly experience the interactive nature of the book. There are numerous exercises, real-world case studies, and examples that invite your opinion, as well as checklists, tips, and concise summaries that reinforce your understanding of the concepts presented.

A Crisp Learning Fifty-Minute™ Book can be used in a variety of ways. Individual self-study is one of the most common. However, many organizations use Fifty-Minute books for pre-study before a classroom training session. Other organizations use the books as a part of a systemwide learning program—supported by video and other media based on the content in the books. Still others work with Crisp Learning to customize the material to meet their specific needs and reflect their culture. Regardless of how it is used, we hope you will join the more than 20 million satisfied learners worldwide who have completed a Fifty-Minute Book.

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