10/05/17 RTIR E-zine: Australia’s Gun Laws, Job Hunting Season, Glass Ceilings

October 5, 2017

01. Australia: Stricter Gun Laws Save Lives
02. How to Talk to Kids about Vegas Violence
03. Stop Politicizing Climate Change
04. Cryptocurrency and BitCoin Explained
05. Kids Music Day is Friday
06. October 10 – World Mental Health Day
07. Tinder for Homes!
08. Fall is Prime Job Hunting Season
09. Ladies, Take Off Your Man Suits!
10. Why Saving for Retirement is Wrong
11. The Glass Ceiling You Can’t See
12. How to Lead in Uncertain Times
13. Rate Your Mate Before It’s Too Late
14. Tips to Tame Toddler Tantrums
15. Stay Optimistic in Depressing Times

1. ==> Australia: Stricter Gun Laws Save Lives

Rebecca Peters, of the group International Action
Network on Small Arms, helped lead the campaign to
reform Australia’s gun laws. The group released a
statement after the Las Vegas shooting tragedy: “At
church, at school, in shopping centres, at movie
theatres, clubs and cultural events — once again we see
the mass murder of civilians in the USA, because
weapons designed for killing large numbers on the
battlefield are so easily available. Almost every other
industrialized country has implemented basic firearm
regulation and the results are starkly evident in the
data. The whole world is grieving with the USA, and
anxious for this country to do something about easy
access to lethal weapons.” Rebecca Peters’ pieces
include ““When will the U.S. learn from Australia?
Stricter gun control laws save lives.” Currently in
Guatemala, she is available at
rebecca.peters101@gmail.com, Skype: rebecapeters

2. ==> How to Talk to Kids about Vegas Violence

Once again our kids are facing gruesome headlines and
reports of another senseless attack killing innocent
bystanders. With reports of violent activity making
headlines everywhere and plastering our television,
computer and phone screens, it is becoming more and
more difficult to shield our children from the carnage
and fear that is filtering into our cultural psyche.
How should we best handle the conversation with our
children about the reality of terrorism without making
them overly fearful? Invite Tom Gagliano to discuss how
to talk with kids about the issue. He says, “With
limited life experience, your child doesn’t have the
experience or tools to process and understand the why
or how of terrorist activity and motivation the way you
do. Ask them how they feel and listen without judging
or denying their feelings, whatever they may be.”
Gagliano says you can’t shield kids from life’s ugly
realities but you can try and limit their exposure to
the gory details and be honest and open with them.
He’ll discuss ways to help kids make safe choices yet
still live life without being fearful. Tom Gagliano,
MSW, is a mentor, speaker and the author of several
books including “Don’t Put Your Crap in Your Kid’s
Diaper.” Contact him at (732) 266-4952;

3. ==> Stop Politicizing Climate Change

“Many Americans convince ourselves that climate change
impacts are something that happens in the future,
somewhere else, or not at all. The devastation and
humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico after hurricane
Maria dispel such wishful thinking in stark terms. The
crisis, compounded by the federal government’s tepid
response, has forced people to go weeks without food,
medicine, and clean water.” says Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.
She’ll discuss how to depoliticize environmental issues
and come to grips with climate change – by reducing
greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere,
preventing and preparing for impacts, and responding
better to impacts we can’t avert. “We have a number of
technically easy solutions ready to implement that
would improve our environment, health, and economy, if
only the political will could be mustered.” Ellen Moyer
is a registered professional engineer with a B.A. in
anthropology, an M.S. in environmental engineering, a
Ph.D. in civil engineering, and 30 years of
environmental engineering experience. “Our Earth, Our
Species, Our Selves: How to Thrive While Creating a
Sustainable World” is her third book, and she is a
regular contributor to “The Huffington Post.” Contact
her at (413) 862-3452; ellenmoyer@em-green.com

4. ==> Cryptocurrency and BitCoin Explained

We hear the term bitcoin bandied about, but many people
don’t know what the word means or how that technology
works. Just this week, Wall Street Journal reported
that the first blue-chip Wall Street company, Goldman
Sachs, is preparing to trade in the controversial
bitcoin space. L.A. attorney, JR Lanis, can explain the
rapid development of cryptocurrency and how it works.
Lanis, who’s completed major transactions in this
space, says this “futuristic” technology could, and may
very well soon, change the way money is exchanged for
just about anything and everything. He’ll discuss how
this technology is evolving and what the impact of the
implementation of it will be. JR Lanis is an
experienced securities and M&A attorney and partner at
the international law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath
LLP. Contact Cherie Kerr at (714) 550-9900;
cherie@kerrpr-execuprov.com or (714) 271-2140 (cell) or
Shannon Dugger at (303) 619-3949; Shannon@kerrpr-

5. ==> Kids Music Day is Friday

Vincent James is on a mission to promote how valuable
and important music is in all of our lives:
academically, therapeutically or just overall making us
a happier society. To that end, his organization Keep
Music Alive is partnering with over 300 music schools
from 40+ states across the country to celebrate the 2nd
Annual Kids Music Day on Friday, Oct. 6. Music schools
will help celebrate this special day by holding open
houses, student performances, instrument petting zoos,
instrument donation drives and more in their respective
communities. “We recognize so many public schools
across the country are cutting or reducing their music
and arts programs. Research has shown how critical
music and art education are to developing our
children’s minds and character. Our mission is to
spotlight musical programs, and help raise awareness of
how valuable music really is to our children and our
collective future.” Invite Vincent on your show to talk
about Kids Music Day and what your listeners can do to
help celebrate this important day in their communities.
Vincent is also the founder of KeepMusicAlive.org,
KidsMusicDay.org, Teach Music America Week and co-
author of the book series “88+ Ways Music Can Change
Your Life.” Contact him at (610) 812-5231;

6. ==> October 10 – World Mental Health Day

The theme of the World Health Organization’s World
Mental Health Day this year is mental health in the
workplace. Globally, more than 300 million people
suffer from depression, the leading cause of
disability. More than 260 million are living with
anxiety disorders. Many of these people live with both.
A recent WHO-led study estimates that depression and
anxiety disorders cost the global economy US$ 1
trillion each year in lost productivity. Invite Dr.
Christine Adams to discuss the many ways mental health
impacts the workplace, why employees hesitate to share
mental health issues with bosses or coworkers, and how
to deal with an employee or boss who may suffer mental
issues. Dr. Christine Adams has been a practicing
psychiatrist for forty years. She’s co-author of
“Living On Automatic: How Emotional Conditioning Shapes
Our Lives and Relationships”, based on a groundbreaking
new concept of personalities and relationships. Contact
her at christine@doctorchristineadams.com

7. ==> Tinder for Homes!

Online dating has become a mainstream way to find the
perfect mate so it’s no surprise that finding the
perfect buyer for your home could work the same way!
Andrew Smith says, “Sexy web appeal is your home’s new
curb appeal! Someone searching for a mate on eHarmony,
Match.com or Tinder likely wouldn’t ask you on a date
if they are not attracted to your profile. Similarly,
potential buyers won’t view (or buy) your home, if they
aren’t turned on by your home’s online presence.”
According to the National Association of Realtors, the
first step most buyers take is searching for properties
online. In fact, 51% of homebuyers found the perfect
match and purchased a home they found online. One in
five homebuyers made an offer before even seeing the
home in person! Invite Lisa and Andrew Smith to share a
revolutionary new concept to help people sell their
homes faster and for more money and learn how to avoid
7 costly mistakes most home sellers make. Lisa and
Andrew Smith have sold more than 1,000 homes. They have
appeared on numerous radio programs and are the authors
of “Swipe Right Matchmaking 101: Finding the Perfect
Mate for Your Home.” Contact them at 979-777-7677;

8. ==> Fall is Prime Job Hunting Season

For new college graduates looking for their first job
post-college or people already in the job market
looking to change jobs, fall represents a huge hiring
opportunity. “Anyone looking for a new job right now
needs to find their slot before the end of October when
companies start worrying about the holidays and end-of-
year budget challenges,” says Diane Huth. Invite her to
help job-seekers maximize their assets by teaching them
the secrets of personal branding as the key to
unlocking the job search market. From using social
media to writing your resume and finding the secret job
market where more than half of all jobs are found.
Diane Huth has more than 30 years of senior -level
branding and marketing experience at multinational
corporations. She is a professor of marketing and
branding and a seasoned media guest. Her new book is
“Brand You! To Land Your Dream Job: A Step-by-Step
Guide to Find a Great Job, Get Hired and Jumpstart Your
Career.” Contact her at (888) HIREME2 or

9. ==> Ladies, Take Off Your Man Suits!

What does it take to succeed in a man’s world? Many
female executives operate in masculine energy according
to executive coach Ginny Baro, Ph.D. “We show up
protected, controlling, aggressive, driving,
commanding, pushing, unbending, forceful and demanding.
This is the energy we rely on to complete tasks, finish
projects, ‘get it done,’ and get from point A to Point
B in the most effective way.” But Baro says when women
rely on their core feminine energy they are more
collaborative, flexible, and focused as much on the
experience and the journey as the destination. She says
applying the new integrative leadership model
reflecting the best traits found in male and female
energy could prevent burnout, boost employee engagement
and lead to greater collaboration and increased
happiness. Baro is the author of “Fearless Women at
Work, Five Powerful Strategies to Thrive in Your Career
and Life!” and the CEO and founder of Fearless Women
@Work™, an executive coaching and career strategy
company. Contact her at (201) 388-6318;

10. ==> Why Saving for Retirement is Wrong

According to Robb Hill, “Many retirees and pre-retirees
have a firm grip on an empty bag! The pension plans
that many are looking forward to will not be there when
they come to collect. Many public and private pensions
nationwide are underfunded. People are living longer.
For many people; retirement is a myth and they know
it.” Hill says, “People don’t plan to fail, many just
fail to plan.” Invite him on your show and learn the 5
critical mistakes many will make, without even knowing
it, and why trying to save your way to retirement
shouldn’t be your goal. Robb Hill is an independent
financial advisor, speaker and the author of “Ask the
Right Questions, Get the Right Answers: For Sound
Financial Retirement Planning.” Contact him at (773)
765-4491; robb@rhillenterprisesinc.com

11. ==> The Glass Ceiling You Can’t See

Just because you are not a woman or a minority does not
mean there isn’t a glass ceiling over your head—an
invisible barrier that prevents you from being more
successful at work. Leadership experts Roe and Don
Polczynski, Jr. say that nearly all of us have such
personal glass ceilings and when the companies we work
for ignore them their own corporate glass ceiling
becomes thicker too. With a recent Gallup survey
suggesting that 67% of American workers don’t care
about their company’s mission, it’s time to listen to
Roe and Don as they discuss what individuals can do to
take a hammer to their personal glass ceiling and what
management can and must do to help them crack it.
Increasingly employees want to feel that their boss
listens to them and treats their problems as their
problems. A more empathetic workplace is not an option,
Roe and Don say, but a requirement. The couple have
developed a life’s formula to help people break through
their glass ceilings and reach their ideal future. It
is contained in their book, “Changing Your Equation.”
Reach Roe and Don at (315) 368-8661;

12. ==> How to Lead in Uncertain Times

Change and uncertainty—along with complexity and
responsibility—come standard with leadership. Whether
it’s a reorganization, mergers or natural disaster,
leadership expert Brenda K. Reynolds says, “Learning
how ‘to be’ when the answers are unclear is the most
important leadership muscle you can build but it’s not
typically taught in business schools.” Reynolds will
discuss how to go from the way things were to the way
they will be and why it’s critical to avoid rushing
through this uncomfortable period in between called
uncertainty. Instead, she advises, “Turn your “now
what?” moment into a “why not?” moment by recognizing
that those uncomfortable shifts provide opportunities
to make something even better out of the situation.”
Brenda K. Reynolds has been featured in Bloomberg News,
Business News Daily and on Starcom Radio Network. Her
new book is “TBD: To be Determined: Leading with
Clarity and Confidence in Uncertain Times.” Contact her
at (610) 639-5722; brenda@bkrconsult.com

13. ==> Rate Your Mate Before It’s Too Late

We all know people who keep winding up in relationships
that go nowhere, or who fall for the wrong person time
and time again. Some people think they’ve found their
perfect match and suddenly, without warning, discover
their relationship is in shambles. What went wrong?
Beatty Cohan says, “Chances are the signs were there
all along. They just didn’t know what to look for!”
Invite her to share a 10-step, fail-safe formula,
already successfully used by thousands of men and women
around the world for assessing who’s right or wrong for
you BEFORE committing to any serious relationship.
Beatty Cohan nationally-recognized psychotherapist, sex
therapist, speaker, columnist for the Huffington Post,
Thrive Global, DivorceForce and Three Tomatoes. She’s a
national radio and television expert guest and the host
of Ask Beatty on the Progressive Radio Network. Her
latest book is “For Better, for Worse, Forever:
Discover the Path to Lasting Love.” Contact her at
(941) 914-3063 (cell); BeattyCohan.msw@gmail.com

14. ==> Tips to Tame Toddler Tantrums

Toddler tantrums seem to happen at the worst possible
times when children are demanding, parents become
irritated and onlookers are scowling their disapproval.
Parents want to avoid meltdowns but toddlers want
things they can’t have and they need to go where they
sometimes don’t feel like going. So what’s a parent to
do? Vonda Scipio, Ed.D., will share a secret weapon
that parents can use before, during and after a
tantrum. She’ll also discuss identifying tantrum
triggers, how to diffuse a full-on meltdown, and ways
to keep your cool using non-verbal cues. Dr. Scipio is
the author of “Let Babies Teach” and “Let Me Teach You,
Baby.” A mother and grandmother, she has been a
kindergarten teacher, adjunct professor, and early
intervention specialist. Reach her at (901) 567-4176;

15. ==> Stay Optimistic in Depressing Times

With bad news bombarding us at all hours and the world
seemingly going crazy, how can we manage to maintain a
sense of optimism? There is an easy, often overlooked
solution to erase stress and have fun — it’s called
exercise, says Sharkie Zartman. As a professor,
Sharkie has taught or coached more than 40,000 students
and athletes in the areas of health, fitness and
sports. “I have noticed many positive physical changes
in my students, but more importantly, mental and
emotional changes from adding exercise to their
lifestyles. But in order for people to exercise, it has
to be fun,” she says. Sharkie Zartman was one of the
top 25 all-time volleyball players at UCLA, and is a
former member of the USA National Volleyball Team. She
hosts the weekly radio program Sharkie’s Pep Talk on
Healthy Life.Net Radio and is the author of six books
including her latest, “Have Fun Getting Fit: Simple
Ways to Rejuvenate Your Mind and Body.” Contact her at
(310) 379-1869 or (310) 415-0190;

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