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Office of Fleet Management
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Rick has a magical approach that provides a clear and
concise message specifically designed to the needs of his
audience. Rick will provide all the motivational magic you
will ever need, propelling your organization to the next
level of greater success.
Rick Saldan is a compelling and absorbing motivational speaker and
magician.I have been to five of his
Motivational Magic presentations and it is amazing how he keeps our
college audiences on the edge of their seats.
A highly entertaining performer with great comedy flair. Rich content to
increase students' productivity, peak performance and motivation. If you
need an outstanding motivational speaker for colleges, Rick is definitely
one of the world's greatest speakers and magicians!
Dr. Rob Gilbert, Sport Psychologist,
Montclair State University
Rick Saldan has the wit, wisdom and sorcery of a wizard. He
has a dynamic personality, and all will enjoy his
captivating stories, comedy and magic!
Credit Suisse First Boston
Rick Saldan delivers a first-class show! A pro in every
sense of the word. Funny, unique, entertaining and polished.
Brian Letscher, Actor
Hawaii Five-O, NCIS, Cold Case, Law & Order and The Mentalist.
Rick Saldan is a wonderful combination of master magician, comic
improviser and first class speaker. The audience loved his program, which
was music to our ears. If you love celebrity motivational speakers such as
Tom Hopkins, Dale Carnegie and Zig Ziglar, then you'll love Rick!
Dottie Burman, President
Burtley Productions, Inc.
is an incredibly talented performer and motivational speaker with great insight. He shares many powerful
motivational messages that will enhance your life for the better!
Jack Murray, President
Rick is one of the best inspirational speakers on
the scene today. Funny, fun loving and highly energetic. If you want to
make your next event into an extraordinary one, then invite professional
speaker Rick Saldan and his amazing Motivational Magic.
Are you facing impossible challenges in
your life? Are your setbacks keeping you from who you believe you
are destined to become? This book will teach you how to achieve the
impossible and conquer your barriers. These are some of Rick's
accomplishments and the setbacks he overcame. He will teach you the
secrets for using obstacles to propel you forward for amazing
breakthroughs like these.
* From fear of heights to over 180 parachute
jumps at 13,500 feet (2.5 miles up!)
* From failing high school gym class to
ranking #12 among 80 other U.S. Marines in boot camp at Parris
* From being homeless to earning over
$100,000 per year working as the Manager of Technology Education at
an international mutual funds firm
* From failing in speaking class to
award winning speaker
* From C student to straight A student
* From flunking remedial writing in
college to writing numerous articles, training manuals and books
* From dying of Lupus to daily sprint
Let Rick show you how to accomplish the
impossible in your life and your loved ones.
Toastmasters is one of the most
wonderful organizations that the world has ever known. Millions of
people have grown immensely through the training, support and
friendships gained at the local club level.
Like many organizations, Toastmasters
experiences its fair share of attrition. Each year, more than 40% of
its members drop off the membership roles. Among those who eagerly
join and dream of being a dynamic speaker, only 8% ever complete
their first ten speeches.
This book endeavors to give you insights
and strategies to counter balance and reinforce your local club. We
examine strategies for building up the people you currently have
and techniques for recruiting new members. We look at ways for
creating an atmosphere that makes people want to come back. We
explore ideas for how you can create a club where members eagerly anticipate the next
meeting and enthusiastically sign up for roles. We examine the best
strategies for designing promotional flyers and press releases.
Activism can be described as any action that is designed to create
change in society. Some activists use tools such as public protests,
street marches, public rallies, signed petitions and publicity
stunts to get their message out into the minds of the public masses.
A skillful writer is an activist of another sort who conjures up a
Trojan horse of significantly greater stealth and resilience,
because his political or religious platform might outlast his
lifetime and be passed from one generation to the next. The writers
examined in this book are indeed activists who have launched their
message in a rocket-propelled vehicle that will go on and on through
hundreds of years.
In this book, we examine six such activists throughout world history
that sought to sway, influence and persuade the masses through their
stories, poems and plays. Many such writings have become classics of
literature. Their works have survived the years and continue to
inspire readers everywhere.
Not only did many cold war authors write
of inevitable self-destruction, but Hollywood also found it
profitable to crank out films with apocalyptic themes. Spin-offs
included alien invasions, robots taking over, and science destroying
mankind. Billions exchanged hands as a result of these early
pioneers seeking to persuade the masses to always be vigilant and
wary. Cold War citizens were bombarded with the message of a
constant threat of nuclear annihilation. Those in decision making
capacities leveraged this to increase our government spending to
become the highest military budget in the entire world at $1.6
billion per day. Enough to end world poverty and world hunger.
Have you or your loved ones ever been
the victim of a violent crime? Chances are very high that the
perpetrators were already in and out of the corrections system
several times. Here in America, the recidivism rate is as high as
77%. If you look at the corrections system in Europe, their
recidivism rate is at 15%. That's proof that it can be done. So why
aren't we? Why do we allow such a broken and failed concept to
continue on and on? What our prisons do excel at is producing
graduates who are more intensely violent and better skilled at
committing more crimes. Rehabilitation is practically non-existent.
This book takes a look into the ongoing problems of our corrections
system that nobody seems to want to fix. If the Europeans can fix
their corrections system, why can't we? Why not rehabilitate these
men and women and help them to integrate as productive members of
While it has been years since it first
hit the big screen, the life lessons in The Matrix seem much more
pertinent today than they did a decade ago. Just as Neo learned
everything he always trusted in had crumbled, so we see the fabric
of society crumbling around us. Job security is a thing of the past
with "at will employment laws" enacted in almost every state. Many
large American corporations now have more employees overseas than
here in the USA. The middle class is quickly evaporating. More than
50% of American households live from one paycheck to the next. Many
college graduates can only find menial jobs while being straddled
with huge school loans. All of these trends will continue
escalating. How do we cope? We must learn the same lessons as Neo
and dig deep within to uncover gifts and talents than can help us to
thrive in this challenging new world. We must learn how to set
ourselves free from fears, doubts and inhibitions that are holding
us back. We must learn the skills that help us to rise to excellence
in our fields. We must become master innovators.
us on a whimsical journey using magic and mayhem as a
psychological evaluation tool. A satirical look at the world of
assessment of the inner workings of the mind through
the use of stage magic. I smiled to myself, as comical visions
danced through my mind of psychologists all over the world one day
employing a similar subterfuge of magical mayhem serving to disguise
a psychological intrusion and exploration into the minds of both
adult and child audience members, without any of them ever knowing
that their inner processes had been probed and duly mapped without
ever a wary parent raising a single solitary suspect concern. That
is surely one of the great features and benefits of possessing the
skill set of being a modern day conjuror and prestidigitator.
Lupus often dismantles every aspect of
lives of victims block by block. In many ways, Lupus can be viewed
as a modern day form of leprosy. It's sun sensitive victims often
have to hide in darkness because the sunlight causes such extensive
pain and a number of other symptoms. Their social calendars go
haywire because they never know when the Lupus flare-ups will
strike, and all plans have to suddenly be canceled. They agonize
because so many around them say things like, "Oh, she looks
absolutely fine. I don't think anything is wrong with her. It's
probably all in her head." Lupus is a chronic, inflammatory disease
in which the body's immune system fails to serve its normal
protective functions and instead forms antibodies that attack
healthy tissues and organs. Up to 2 million people have been
diagnosed with Lupus, making it more prevalent at that time than
sickle cell anemia, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and cystic
fibrosis combined. Lupus affects 1 in every 185 Americans. There is
no cure for Lupus.
Just when we think that racial tensions
have eased, the head of racial hatred rears its ugly head yet again.
At times it seems like an endless game of whack-a-mole with no end
in sight. We know that racial hatred is passed down through one
generation to the next. We must find ways of addressing the issues
of racial hatred within our schools. If we stay focused on this
objective, it is conceivable that one day we might be able to
eradicate racial hatred in a single generation. Just as we did with
polio, smallpox, malaria, hookworm and other dreadful diseases. One
method of doing this in the schools is by examining classic
literature that addresses the topic of racial hatred and prejudice.
By creating a classroom environment where young people can safely
air their views within the context of discussing literature, we can
at least begin an intelligent dialogue. We can eventually train up a
new generation of youth that no longer carries the seed of racial
hatred. The short stories in this book are two such examples. The
two short stories are, "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings", by
Gabriel Garcia Marquez; and, "Battle Royal" by Ralph Ellison. Both
of these stories examined in a classroom setting provide opportunity
for each student to openly talk about racial hatred and what can be
done to eventually rid ourselves from it.
Does mind control technology actually
exist? After the release of the $96M political thriller "The
Manchurian Candidate" starring Denzil Washington, it sparked a
renewed underground interest in psy ops, mental programming and
psychological conditioning techniques to create the super soldier.
Has our government used such technology in their programs?
The purpose of this book is to examine the assassinations of
President John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy and the accused
shooters, Oswald and Sirhan. We look at several bodies of evidence
that point to the strong possibility of these two being mind control
patsies. Facts such as the "magic bullet" theory to explain how the
Oswald bullets where able to fly and reverse themselves in mid-air.
Or the fact that the three alleged Oswald shots are still nearly
impossible to duplicate even today. A fourth gun shot later
What of other applications. Can the mind actually be programmed like
a computer? Can hidden powers of the mind be developed and
reinforced? Is it true that we only use a very small percentage of
our overall brain capacity?
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Rick says, "With perseverance, drive,
and vision, you can achieve what once seemed impossible. I
encourage you to strive toward
your vision for a new future -- one that
energizes your gifts, your passions and your untapped hidden potential!"
Rick's ideas, messages, strategies, and first-hand stories
of overcoming adversity against all the odds will inspire your
people. They become enthused, excited, and committed to take
massive action that impacts your bottom line. Your return on investment is powerful.
Rick is a unique
speaker and seminar leader
that combines comedy, theatrical illusions and extensive
audience interaction with inspirational presentations. He
creates a powerful