12/22/16 RTIR E-zine: Holiday Toasts, Tax Tips, Better Brains

December 22, 2016

01. Salute! Tips for a Great Toast
02. The Greatest Escape of the Cold War
03. American Idol Winner, Taylor Hicks
04. Got Relatives this Week?
05. Everybody’s Home
06. Finding Grace in the Holidays
07. Rock ’n’ Roll is Alive and Kicking in Russia
08. 3 Weird Year-End Tax Tips for Canadians
09. Get Over it? – Election Health Issues Are Real
10. The ‘Trump Effect’ on Small Business
11. Stop People-Pleasing for a Healthier 2017
12. The Benefits of Smoking Will Ruin Resolutions
13. Have a Better Brain in 2017
14. Why You Won’t Achieve Your Goals in 2017
15. Fun Show – Dreams Behind the Music

1. ==> Salute! Tips for a Great Toast

It’s that time of year! Celebration and transition time
and of course that means toasts and speeches! Are you
shaking in your boots thinking about one you have to
give? The toast to the boss’s wife or husband. The New
Year’s address for the entire staff! Meeting the family
for the first time and their tradition is the newbie
does the toast and your fiancé is counting on a good
performance in front of all 32 members of the family!
Deanna Ford shares strategies, skills and knowledge
she’s gained from over 30-years of stepping out in
front of audiences, first as a musician and then as a
speaker. From her successes—and more importantly her
challenges—she’ll help you plan, prep and perform with
great success when it’s your turn to be in the hot
seat! Deanna Ford is the author of several books
including the upcoming “Command the Stage: A Speaker’s
Guide to Using Notes Strategically to Develop and
Deliver Better Speeches.” Contact her at (807)
475-3631; deanna@deannaford.ca

2. ==> The Greatest Escape of the Cold War

When 84-year-old Hungarian born American Frank Iszak
was 25, he and a group of others committed the first
hijacking of an airplane, flying it to West Germany and
freedom. On July 13, 1956, he gained international
attention for his bold escape from communist-controlled
Hungary. With six co-conspirators, Iszak seized an
airliner and set a course for the West. Invite him to
share his incredible story (including a life-or-death
brawl aboard an out-of-control airplane.) While a
Hungarian court condemned the hijackers to death, in
absentia, the entire team settled in the United States.
Iszak worked as a chemist New York and San Francisco.
He now runs a yoga studio in Rancho Santa Fe, Ca and is
negotiating film rights to his book, “Freedom Fighter.”
Contact him at (619) 920-6456;

3. ==> American Idol Winner, Taylor Hicks

Taylor Hicks launched his career as one of the most
popular American Idol winners of all time. Since then
he’s appeared on Broadway, spent time in residency in
Vegas, written a book and even opened his own
restaurant, Saw’s BBQ and Juke Joint, in Birmingham,
AL. Invite Taylor on your show to talk about Idol, his
varied career, or his new gig as the host of State
Plate, a new food and travel TV series airing Fridays
on INSP Network. He’s also got a new single and CD due
out in January. Contact Harlan Boll at (626) 296-3757;

4. ==> Got Relatives this Week?

Families will gather around this week to mark the
various holidays and as often happens, parents and kids
go their separate ways, with some relatives in the
kitchen and others hanging out in front of the TV.
Invite Robb Lucy to share ways to bond with your clan
and find out a little more about what makes you… you.
“At dinner, instead of making small talk—or arguing
over politics—use the time to share family stories!”
The author of “Legacies Aren’t Just for Dead People”
will share ways to get the conversation started, how it
can bring families closer, and how the stories
collected will be part of your family’s legacy. He’ll
discuss what a legacy is, why it’s not just packaging
up all your wealth and divvying it up to the kids.
“Society says we should ‘leave’ a legacy” says Lucy.
“But the happiest and most productive people in the
world are those who ‘live’ their legacies.” Note: Robb
Lucy is publishing a new edition of his book in January
with this new title: “How Will You Be Remembered? A
Guide for Creating and Enjoying Your Legacies Now.”
Contact him at (604) 874-7700;

5. ==> Everybody’s Home

For many families, the holidays mean Winter Break, with
houses full to the brim with kids home from school. Add
to that: visiting relatives, holiday parties and all
the stress that comes with the holidays. Well, that
could be a powder keg of personalities, to say the
least. Invite Laura Lyles Reagan to share ways to have
a happier holiday–with less fighting—and enjoy your
family time. According to Laura, a sociologist, youth
development and parenting expert, the keys to closing
the generation gap are mutual respect and tuning into
each other’s communication style. Laura Lyles Reagan,
MS is a sociologist and teen and parent relationship
expert with more than 20 years in the field of youth
development and parent education. She’s the author of
“How to Raise Respectful Parents.” Contact her at
956-250-3689; laura@lauralreagan.com

6. ==> Finding Grace in the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it can
also be the most stressful. The holiday season can
gift us with family and financial stressors, or invoke
feelings ranging from overload to isolation. So, how
do we face the winter holidays with grace and prepare
to greet the New Year with a smile? Anne Jolles has a
way for us all to give ourselves the priceless gifts of
joy, hope and gratitude. She’ll explain how listeners
can recharge their batteries with her simple yet
powerful techniques. Jolles created the Grace Trail to
help her cope with the worry of having a son in combat
in Afghanistan. Since then, the concept has guided
thousands. Plymouth, MA is the site of the original
path, but Grace Trail can be walked anywhere, from the
comfort of your kitchen, at the office or any outdoor
spot. Anne is an award-winning life coach and TEDx
speaker. She is the author of “Grace Trail: Find Your
Footing and Move toward the Life You Were Meant to
Live.” Contact her at (781) 878-8589;

7. ==> Rock ’n’ Roll is Alive and Kicking in Russia

Richard Hume moved from Britain to Russia in 2004 and
discovered a vibrant rock community. In 1957, Soviet
authorities had invited Western rock and jazz musicians
to Russia as a ploy to appear open-minded. They
accidentally kick-started a cultural movement. Despite
uniquely Russian problems of government censorship and
expensive instruments, Russian youth embraced rock and
made it their own. Hume began writing articles for the
British magazine Maggie’s Blue Suede News. His new book
“Russia ’N’ Roll!” is a collection of those articles.
From memories of his own experiences at iconic British
rock concerts in the 1970s and 80s to behind the scenes
reports of Russian clubs to interviews with Russian
musicians, Hume brings the rock world vividly to life.
You might start out unaware of bands like Stressor,
Beat Devils, the Marshmallows, or Raw Cats, but by the
end, you might discover your new favorite band. Contact
Richard Hume at richardhume588@hotmail.com or 007495
3759767 (Russia).

8. ==> 3 Weird Year-End Tax Tips for Canadians

2016 has been a year of surprises. No one outside the
U.K. thought that country would vote to leave the
Eurozone. Yet it did. No one outside the U.S. thought
Donald Trump would get elected. Yet he did. Everyone on
Bay Street thought a Trump victory would crash the
markets. So far, the markets are at all-time highs. It
seems opposites were the norm in 2016. With that in
mind, Coach Roel Sarmago offers three weird “opposite”
tax-tips for Canadians that you won’t hear from your
banker. Coach Roel developed his unique views on
personal finance after achieving success in the mutual
fund industry and leaving it all behind to become a
successful real estate investor, options trader and
entrepreneur while maintaining his CFP designation. He
is the author of “Undiscovered Riches: How to Find Your
Hidden Wealth.” Coach Roel has been featured by Yahoo
Finance, MoneySense Magazine, Fox News Radio and talk
radio shows in the U.S. Contact him at (647) 494-7880
(Ontario); roel@coachroel.com

9. ==> Get Over it? – Election Health Issues Are Real

It’s inching closer to Inauguration day and still, Dr.
Kathleen Fry says she’s still getting calls about post-
election-related ailments. “I have had numerous calls
from my clients suffering from fear, anxiety or bouts
of depression. One woman told me that she hasn’t been
able to stop crying; another can’t sleep and tells me
‘my nervous system is shot’.” Invite Dr. Fry, a
homeopathic physician, to share simple, inexpensive
remedies that are easily available and really work.
She’ll also discuss simple stress reduction techniques
that can help listeners ease their anxiety and sleep
better. Kathleen Fry, MD, CTHHom is the author of the
upcoming book “There’s a Remedy for That!” and
“Vitality! How to Get It and Keep It: A Homeopath’s
Guide to Vibrant Health without Drugs.” Contact her at
(480) 695-1383; drkathi@drkathifry.com

10. ==> The ‘Trump Effect’ on Small Business

On January 3rd, 86 percent of U.S. workers will
grudgingly wake up, get dressed, grab some coffee, and
shuffle off to a job they can’t stand. Many will do so
because they feel stuck. But they really aren’t, says
Tom Scarda, a man who made a big change in his own life
17 years ago when he quit his decade-long job working
for the New York Subway system to buy a smoothie
franchise. Scarda says with the new Trump
administration focusing on reversing regulations on
small business, it may be the perfect time to catch the
wave of economic growth with your own franchise. Scarda
will talk about the upside of the franchise industry
and how certain industries within franchising are
bracing for a catapult effect of growth. Tom will also
reveal the franchise industries to avoid during a Trump
administration. Scarda is a dynamic speaker,
entrepreneur and author of “Franchise Savvy” and “The
Magic of Choosing Uncertainty.” He’s been featured in
dozens of magazines and newspapers and is a sought-
after radio and TV guest. Contact Tom Scarda at (516)
322-1435 (NYC); tom@tomscarda.com

11. ==> Stop People-Pleasing for a Healthier 2017

Want to have less stress, sleep better, get fewer colds
and flus and avoid headaches and heartburn? Doing so
may be as simple as saying no to obligations, chores
and social commitments you agree to just to make other
people happy. Find out why people-pleasers get sick
more often from Dr. Don (MacDonald). He’s a recovering
people-pleaser and chiropractor who realized that many
patients were coming into his office because of stress-
related conditions fueled by their own excess worries
and inability to say no for their own good. Dr. Don
will explain ways moving your body, deciding in advance
what you will and won’t do and defining your purpose
can lead to a healthier and happier New Year. Dr. Don
is the bestselling author of “The Underdog Curse.” He’s
an experienced radio and TV guest who can be reached at
780-983-5102 or drdon@shaw.ca

12. ==> The Benefits of Smoking Will Ruin Resolutions

With New Year’s fast approaching, many people will once
again be setting their New Year’s resolution to quit
smoking. In fact, the CDC says that 7-out-of-10 adult
smokers want to quit for good. Sadly, only 4 – 7% will
be successful. But it’s not their fault, they don’t
know the benefits that are holding them hostage to
smoking. As a therapist working in hospitals for 25
years, Carol Rickard got tired of seeing so many of her
patients fail. In 2011 she became a Tobacco Treatment
Specialist. Combining science with practical
strategies, and surprising, highly relatable visuals
(M&Ms, screwdrivers, and duct tape), Carol provides an
engaging discussion and offers “tools” to help people
quit for good! She is the author of 13 books on stress
& wellness including “The Benefits of Smoking: WHY It’s
So Hard to Quit & WHAT You Can Do About It!” Contact
Carol at (609) 462-7643 or Carol@WellYOUniversity.com

13. ==> Have a Better Brain in 2017

Your listeners are thinking about their New Year’s
resolutions right now so why not do a show on ways to
have a better brain next year? Dr. Stacey Robinson, a
functional medicine physician, will share ten steps for
optimizing your brain for better memory, better health
and a better chance of avoiding dementia down the road.
Dr. Robinson, author of “Road Map to Health,” will
explain what you should be eating, which daily
supplements to take, why your toothbrush type matters,
and what special blood tests to ask your physician
about. She’s an experienced guest on TV and national
radio. Reach her at 727-329-8859 (office) or

14. ==> Why You Won’t Achieve Your Goals in 2017

Leave it to other experts to tell you how to keep your
New Year’s resolutions this year. Tami Gilbert will
tell you why you won’t achieve them. She’ll turn this
oft-discussed topic on its ear by sharing the five
reasons why all but 8 percent of your listeners will
not reach their goals no matter how good their
intentions are. Among them are setting goals just to
please someone else, not having a clear, step-by-step
plan and not taking responsibility for your
distractions. Tami will artfully wield a little
negative psychology to nudge your audience back on
track. She’s a high achiever herself having worked
three jobs to earn both a master’s degree in nursing
and an MBA. She’s also the author of “Career CPR:
Meaningful Strategies to Resuscitate or Nurture Your
Career” and “Courage to Persevere: A Compelling Story
of Struggle, Survival and Triumph.” Reach her at
312-218-1744; info@tamigilbert.com

15. ==> Fun Show – Dreams Behind the Music

Overnight ‘dream downloads’ have played a key role in
the rise to stardom of Sting, Beyoncé, the Beatles,
Billy Joel, Taylor Swift and many, many more successful
music artists. In fact, Craig Webb says over 20 Grammy
wins can be linked directly to dreams. Invite Craig on
your show and hear how Bono dreamt music that led to
collaborations with Roy Orbison and Bob Dylan
(including Roy Orbison spontaneously arriving at his
door the night after he dreamt music for him), to how
numerous artists received dream help from deceased
family and colleagues including Stevie Wonder whose
just-deceased mother came in a dream to urge him not to
take a year off to grieve her death, as he had informed
his business manager and agent. Webb will reveal the
surprising dreams that have shaped our culture from
iTunes’ most-downloaded song, to life-saving
nightmares, to beloved Christmas carols, as well as how
anyone can benefit from the same powerful process. Webb
has made more than 1,000 media appearances, and
consults for Fortune 500 corporations, A-list
celebrities and feature films. His latest book is “The
Dreams Behind the Music.” Contact him at (514)
990-2113; cw@craigwebb.ca

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