RALPH KEYES INTERVIEW (1 OF 4)
Ralph Keyes is a speaker, teacher and author of 15 books. His bestseller, Is There Life After High School? was made into a Broadway musical that is still produced in this country and abroad. His 1995 book, The Courage to Write, has become a fixture among aspiring writers. Ralph’s recent books have focused on language. Nice Guys Finish Seventh and The Quote Verifier explore the origins of quotations, with an emphasis on correcting misconceptions about who said what. I Love It When You Talk Retro is about “retroterms,” words and phrases that are rooted in our past. Here’s a quiz to test your RQ (retroterm quotient).
I really enjoyed The Quote Verifier because I am an avid quote tracker-downer. I’ve written posts about misattributed quotes by Marianne Williamson (not Nelson Mandela) and Kent M. Keith (not Mother Teresa).
Keyes has also written hundreds of articles and essays for publications ranging from GQ to Newsweek. An article he co-authored won the McKinsey Award for Best Article of the Year in the Harvard Business Review.
In addition to writing, Keyes speaks to gatherings that range from professional, corporate and educational groups to ones for writers. As a teacher, he has taught courses on writing at a number of colleges and universities as well as at writer’s conferences.
Following early media appearances on The Tonight Show and All Things Considered, Keyes went on to appear on Oprah, The Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, and 20/20. People magazine has featured him twice.
Click here to visit Ralph’s website.
NOTE: The video quality in this interview is less than stellar. Skype is great for conducting video interviews but it’s far from perfect. Hope you enjoy it nonetheless!
RALPH KEYES INTERVIEW (2 OF 4)
RALPH KEYES INTERVIEW (3 OF 4)
RALPH KEYES INTERVIEW (4 OF 4)
As a bonus, here’s a five-minute video featuring Ralph talking about I Love It When You Talk Retro.
What, you want another bonus? Why didn’t you say so! Here is an essay Ralph wrote called Why I Write.
ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA
Phil is the author of Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. Who will benefit from reading it?
Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to start one
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier
Here is a two-minute video introduction to Through God’s Eyes.
• an overview of the book
• the complete table of contents
• the Foreword by Caroline Myss
• my Introduction
• chapter excerpts
• a sample end-of-chapter story
• endorsements from authors and thought leaders
Just click on the link below to download your free PDF sampler!
THROUGH GOD’S EYES PDF SAMPLER
Schedule a Mastery Mentoring phone session with Phil to learn how to apply principles of spiritual living more effortlessly and effectively. Priced affordably! Click here to e-mail Phil for details.
Phil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent people he interviewed, including Joan Borysenko, Deepak Chopra, geneticist Dr. Francis Collins, acclaimed sportswriter Frank Deford, Dr. Larry Dossey, Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman, Caroline Myss, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, Dr. Bernie Siegel, James Van Praagh, singer Billy Vera, Doreen Virtue, Neale Donald Walsch, and bassist Victor Wooten.
Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories. Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers. Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.
Sixty Seconds was one of three finalists in the General Interest/How-To category at the 12th annual Visionary Awards presented by COVR (Coalition of Visionary Resources) in Denver on June 27, 2009.