About the Author
Natalie Canavor’s publications, articles, Web sites, and scripts have won international recognition. She successfully launched four monthly national magazines for business and professional audiences and directed all communications for New York State’s largest educational agency, where she supervised hundreds of publications and advised leaders on PR strategy. Her journalism credits include numerous features for The New York Times and Newsday. She consults for Adelphi University’s Long Island Center for Nonprofit Leadership.
Claire Meirowitz, an award-winning author, has served as project manager and copy editor for many leading business, technology, and educational publications and for publishers including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, CMP Media LLC, Ziff-Davis Media, Interex, and United Technical Publications. She has managed projects and edited materials for IBM, Microsoft, HP, Intel, Cisco Systems, Computer Associates, Kodak, Merant, MOCA, and Qwest.
Jerry Weissman, the world’s #1 corporate presentations consultant, is known worldwide for his confidential executive coaching sessions. His private client list reads like a Who’s Who of the world’s great companies, including the top brass at Yahoo!, eBay, Intel, Intuit, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, and many others. His techniques have helped nearly 400 client firms hone persuasive IPO road show presentations that have raised hundreds of billions of dollars. He is author of Presenting to Win.
David M. Levine is Professor Emeritus of Statistics and Computer Information Systems at Bernard M. Baruch College (City University of New York). He is nationally recognized as a leading innovator in business statistics education and is coauthor of such best-selling statistics textbooks as Statistics for Managers Using Microsoft Excel, Basic Business Statistics: Concepts and Applications, Business Statistics: A First Course, and Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists Using Microsoft Excel and Minitab.
David F. Stephan is an instructional designer who has pioneered the classroom use of technology and is a leader in making Excel more accessible to statistics students. He has coauthored several textbooks with David M. Levine.
Mark Magnacca has invested 15 years in discovering what sets great communicators apart. He recently brought his insights together in the book So What? As founder and president of Insight Development Group, Magnacca’s seminar and training programs have been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, and on CNN’s MoneyLine. He has helped thousands of entrepreneurs, salespeople, and executives adopt the mindset that makes them indispensable in any economic cycle. A participant in the Strategic Coach Master’s Program, he is also author of The Product Is You.
Jurgen Wolff is a writer, teacher, hypnotherapist, and creativity expert who has created the courses Beyond Brainstorming, Create Your Future, Hypnotic Writing, and The Creative Breakthrough Workshop. Wolff has presented at venues ranging from the University of Southern California to the University of Barcelona, the Skyros Institute to The Academy for Chief Executives, Grundy-UFA to Columbia-Tri-Star. His books include Do Something Different, Your Writing Coach, Successful Scriptwriting, Top Secrets: Screenwriting, and Successful Sitcom Writing. He also edits the popular Internet creativity newsletter, Brainstorm.
Terry J. Fadem is a veteran manager with 25 years of experience ranging from supervising steel workers (J&L Steel), to managing in a major corporation (DuPont), to working with start-up companies. His business venture teams have been profiled in books and periodicals, and he has also been a frequent speaker and consultant on strategic management issues. Fadem is currently Managing Director, Corporate Alliances at the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is also a member of the Core Team of the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at The Wharton School. In addition, Fadem is President of the Biomedical Research and Education Foundation