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Two More Things (Speeches) by tucsonmike on 8 September 2006 6:45am
 
I was driven home by one of my mentors after TV Toastmasters. I am still building topics I can speak about. I have narrowed it to two for now.

1. The book I am writing about September 11th with my friend. Well, it is really about how other societies had become complacent (mostly the United States). I know I cannot really include Britain because for years, you all had IRA terrorism. Obviously I don't want to just speak about 9/11. There are people who actually escaped and widows who can do that and do that.

2. How NOT to Get Arrested. I am still building the ideas for the book for that. Veteran convicts speak about "going straight." I am trying to build this from the point of view of "it only has to happen once." In other words, not losing your cool and looking at things differently.

None of you have met me, (yet). If I were going to speak about these things what would YOU on this site want to hear.

As always, I humbly thank you.
 
Re: Two More Things (Speeches) by MayaV on 8 September 2006 9:45am
 
I don't know if you saw 'Man on the moon' by M.Forman. There's a brilliant scene where the main character - Andy Kaufman, starts his show with the promise to read a book to the audience. The audience laughs like mad at the very beginning - let's suggest at 7pm. At the end - possibly midnight, there are only a few ppl listening to him while he's finishing the book. I'd rather do that instead of a speech.
Read them parts of the book.
But still: I'm guite interested in the first part of point 2. Even more interested in the baseball/royalty note.

 
Re: Two More Things (Speeches) by tucsonmike on 9 September 2006 12:06am
 
Hi Maya, email me. I will explain it.
Mike
 
Re: Two More Things (Speeches) by MayaV on 9 September 2006 3:30pm
 
Ok, Mike, I'll do it.
Maya
 
How NOT to Get Arrested by Ginnyp on 13 September 2006 12:56pm
 
Tucsonmike,
Your book will be a best seller in England. We can be arrested for practically anything except murder these days.The worst thing is the Government creates situations where you're likely to get arrested anyway e.g. 24 hour bars.Then they spend a vast amount taking you to Court, but all the Prisons are full,so they can't lock you up.
 
Re: How NOT to Get Arrested by Ginnyp on 13 September 2006 10:31pm
 
I've just been arrested. I knew this would happen.
 
Re: How NOT to Get Arrested by tucsonmike on 14 September 2006 12:48am
 
Comforting, Ginny.
 
Re: How NOT to Get Arrested by tucsonmike on 14 September 2006 6:16am
 
Ginny, you will have to explain in more detail why people in England get into so much trouble for now and for what.

I am just beginning to put notes together and will do more after the 9/11 book is finished.
 
Re: Two More Things (Speeches) by Holle on 14 September 2006 2:39pm
 
Hi Mike, here you can find a paper describing the legally correct use of one of the most important words in American English - could be helpful for your second book ;-).

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=896790

 
Re: Two More Things (Speeches) by tucsonmike on 14 September 2006 4:40pm
 
LOL! Holger. Glad you surfaced. Was about to email u. Where did you find that gem?:-)

 
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