MaiaLearning Helps Students Make Meaningful Career Decisions

MaiaLearning partners with The Talent Enterprise to help students map their strengths and motivators to careers where they can engage and thrive

Career interest is fundamental to student success. The Thriving Index helps guide students toward careers where they are most likely to be engaged and successful.”

— Satish Mirle, MaiaLearning CEO

CUPERTINO, CA, UNITED STATES, March 19, 2019 / — Global youth unemployment is rising, while employers struggle to find young job seekers with the right skills and mindsets. A 2017 Gallup study reports that people who can use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged at work. That leads to higher product quality, improved customer satisfaction, and lower accident rates. These factors make directing students toward careers where they can thrive increasingly important.

MaiaLearning has partnered with The Talent Enterprise to offer the Career Thriving Index®, which guides students toward areas suited to their unique interests and talents. The Index will be available to schools using the MaiaLearning platform.

The Index is one of the few workplace-based strengths assessments. It takes just 15 minutes to complete. Then its artificial intelligence algorithms provide insights into the student’s strengths and work styles. It offers career recommendations across 24 occupational clusters and over 750 roles.

Australian Health Practitioners Board psychologist Gaj Ravichandra says, “The Career Thriving Index allows us to confidently align Positive Psychology with career choices for the first time.”

Radhika Punshi, Managing Director at The Talent Enterprise and Positive Psychology expert, explains that “21st century careers require 21st century skills such as resilience, grit, growth mindset, optimism, and self-efficacy; which are measured by The Thriving Index." She adds, “Our research at The Talent Enterprise has established a clear link between these attributes and success within specific jobs and careers. Positive Psychology and Positive Education provide a scientific basis for helping individuals and communities become better versions of themselves.”

MaiaLearning CEO and Co-Founder Satish Mirle says, “Career interest is fundamental to student success. The Thriving Index helps guide students toward careers where they are most likely to be engaged and successful.”

“The world of work is constantly evolving. Students, educators, and parents need to keep pace with future trends. The Thriving Index enables youth to explore career possibilities based on a data-led, evidence-based approach. We’re delighted about our partnership with MaiaLearning and the impact we can jointly have on helping shape meaningful careers” commented David Jones, CEO and Co-Founder at The Talent Enterprise and labor market expert.

The Career Thriving Index is an optional element for MaiaLearning schools. It is available in multiple languages, with global norms and proven validation studies. It will be offered through MaiaLearning in the second quarter of 2019.

About MaiaLearning, Inc.
MaiaLearning, Inc., founded in 2008, provides students with an engaging, all-inclusive platform for college and career planning. Its current software, MaiaLearning 3.0, helps counselors offer more effective guidance with less effort, and keeps families informed.

MaiaLearning supports interactive learning communities among students, educators, and families in 40 countries. It powers the State of California’s college and career readiness portal. For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact Philip Roybal at (408) 782-4244, or phil(at)maialearning(dot)com.

About The Talent Enterprise
The Talent Enterprise is a leading-edge human capital ‘think’ and ‘do’ tank. It creates youth enablement and capability development solutions grounded in behavioral science and powered by machine learning. The company is headquartered in Dubai. The Thriving Index is a trademark of The Talent Enterprise.

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Club Z! Tutoring of Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley, CA is Offering Free Tutoring and Test Prep

Club Z! Tutoring of Costa Mesa & Fountain Valley, CA Opens for Business:
Offering Free Tutoring and Test Prep to Local Families Now through May 31, 2019

COSTA MESA AND FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA, UNITED STATES, March 18, 2019 / — Club Z! Tutoring of Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley, proudly serving families in Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Mesa Verde, College Park, Eastside Costa Mesa, Santa Ana Heights, and Westside Costa Mesa in California is celebrating its official grand opening with special offers, including FREE SAT or ACT test preparation programs. Local families are encouraged to like and follow the Club Z! Tutoring of Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley Facebook page to participate in all of its grand opening special offers and promotions or call 949-220-1967 to register.

Club Z! Tutoring of Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley offers in-home and online tutoring for all subjects, including SAT and ACT test preparation and study skills development. In addition, Club Z! Tutoring of Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley has services and programs to support students of all ages, from Kindergarten readiness through college admissions counseling. Club Z! services are also available year-round, with everything from test prep classes to online reading camps available during the summer and early fall.

Club Z! is the nation’s largest in-home and online tutoring and test prep organization, with more than 450 offices in North America. Club Z! Tutoring of Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley is owned and operated by Chris Lohrman. It has been a lifelong dream of the Lohrman to be able to own his own business and help people at the same time. He feels that Club Z! offers him the opportunity to succeed as a franchise owner and gives back to the communities he loves, Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley. His enthusiasm coupled with his patience for children makes him the perfect fit as Club Z! franchise owner. Adds Lohrman:

Club Z! Tutoring of Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley tutors are all highly qualified, professional educators who are passionate about education. In addition, all Club Z! tutors are thoroughly screened and background checked prior to hire, and students are carefully matched to a Club Z! tutor using the company’s proven Z! Tutor Match process. The Z! Tutor Match is based on academic qualifications, personality traits, and other factors that help foster student success. Club Z! even offers a 100% satisfaction Z! Guarantee backing their tutor match. And each student receives a customized learning plan, based on his/her academic goals, timeframe, and level of current achievement, which is implemented using the student’s classroom curriculum or one of Club Z!’s proprietary curriculum options.

Mr. Lohrman is particularly excited to bring Club Z!’s proven SAT and ACT test prep programs to Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley families, having firsthand experience with the intensely competitive nature of college admissions. That is why he is especially confident in the company’s Z! Prep Score Booster, its SAT and ACT diagnostic test and study tool. Club Z! of Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley is offering all families a free 30 day trial of the Score Booster program, now through May 31.

“Students will receive instant feedback on their test performance, including videos with top notch tutors demonstrating the correct way to answer each and every question on each and every test. In addition, students will get 30 days of access to our Z Prep! Online study tools, which include video modules for topics ranging from linear equations to solving word problems. The Score Booster has had a tremendous impact on our students’ results for test prep, with average gains of 200 points on the SAT and 4-5 points on the ACT, and we’re excited for our local families to try it out.”

Club Z! Tutoring of Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley is also extending free online homework help to students in and around Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley, now through May 31, in recognition of the company’s grand opening. The online homework help program is one of Club Z!’s most popular services, providing one-on-one access to a highly qualified tutor, to help with homework assignments in all subjects, ranging from reading to science and math. Club Z! online homework help is available Monday-Thursday from 4pm to 9pm PST, and students will have unlimited access during the promotional period.

Families are encouraged to like and follow Club Z! of Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley on Facebook or call 949-220-1967 to take advantage of the free offers, as well as all of the other exciting grand opening promotions.

Interested in becoming a Club Z! franchise owner? Call one of our franchise developers today 866-658-8978 or visit our tutoring franchise opportunities page to inquire about our current offers and available franchise opportunities!

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All-Star Poets Headline 2019 Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference

Poetry by the Sea

National Book Award winner at Poetry by the Sea

Guggenheim Fellowship and Harvard Medical School Professor

Hayes, Stallings, Matejka, Clark, Hofmann, Finch, Campo, and more!

Poetry by the Sea is to literary conferences what a Stradivarius violin is to a fiddle – in a league of its own.”

— Kim Bridgman



All-Star Poets Headline 2019 Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference
Madison, Conn. March 18, 2019 – For four days in May, some of the most important poets in America will take up residence in Madison, Connecticut.

Better yet, you’re invited to join this vibrant community of people who love to read, create, listen to and appreciate this most versatile literary form.

“Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference” will be held May 21 through May 24 at the Mercy by the Sea Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center, a 33-acre sanctuary on the shores of Long Island Sound.
The 2019 lineup is as impressive as the location is beautiful.

Poetry by the Sea is to literary conferences what a Stradivarius violin is to a fiddle – in a league of its own.-
National Book Award and MacArthur Foundation grant winner Terrance Hayes will deliver the keynote address.
National Book Critic Award finalist Alicia E. Stallings, who is also director of the Athens, Greece Poetry Center, will give the annual conference lecture.

National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adrian Matejka, Pushcart Prize winners Tiana Clark and Richie Hofmann, and Milton Kessler Poetry Book Award finalist Sean Thomas Dougherty will give featured readings.

Poet, writer and performance artist Annie Finch will give metrical consultations to conference attendees on a first come basis.
“Black Girl Magic” author Mahogany L Browne will lead a two-day workshop. Poet, essayist, and Guggenheim Fellowship winner Rafael Campo – a doctor of internal medicine at Harvard Medical School – will lead a daylong workshop.

Lunch, dinner and all catered receptions are included in the conference price.

Creating a community was one reason poet and academician Kim Bridgford founded Poetry by the Sea in 2014.

“People gain community by attending the conference,” said Bridgford, who is also the group’s president. “More than that, I wanted to bring the best people together for days of poetry and conversation. We want everyone to feel included at Poetry by the Sea. People have said that they appreciate the warm ‘vibe’ about the conference.”

Conference attendees say Bridgford has succeeded.

“Poetry by the Sea weaves an unusually diverse collection of poetic ideas and communities into a gracious tapestry,” Annie Finch said. “There are superstar poetry readings; panels spanning formal craft, free verse, and performance poetry; good food; and unforgettable moments.

“I don't know of any other poetry conference that is at once so serious and worthwhile, so inclusive and open-minded, and so fun.”

To see a short video of the 2018 conference, click here.

Click here to see the full Poetry by the Sea schedule, or visit the webpage,

“It's a jewel of a conference – several days of eating, breathing, and sleeping poetry in one of the loveliest spots on the East Coast,” said Able Muse Book Award winner Melissa Balmain, who will lead a three-day workshop.

“I love how diverse the attendees are, and how even the most famous poets there seem to care very little about hierarchy,” Balmain said. “Last year I was chatting with this funny, friendly woman at one of the cocktail receptions, and it took me a couple moments to realize, holy cats, she's (former U.S. Poet Laureate) Rita Dove.”

Poetry by the Sea offers three-, two-, and one-day packages. Click here to see the list of 2019 faculty.
“Poetry by the Sea is a significant event because it is a conference where writers gather to be in each other's company in service to an art,” said Michael Shewmaker, the Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University. Shewmaker has attended Poetry by the Sea as a participant, reader and faculty. “There is space for everyone – beginners and experts alike.
“As someone who grew up largely without that sort of community, it is truly a gift.”

Rooms at the Mercy by the Sea Center are limited, but there are a variety of housing options available nearby, including bed & breakfasts and hotels.

To register the conference, or for more information, click here, or go to the Poetry by the Sea website,


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ArtsPRunlimited begins 2019-20 Fundraising

ArtsPR Awards: The Irish Institute, Short Play Festival, OBIE Award c-producer, Making History,The Record, Scholarship from Rutgers University in Ethics (2015).

NEW YORK, NY, USA, March 18, 2019 / — In January, the William Carlos Williams Center featured a staged reading of: The Rise & Fall of G. Vanderbilt starring Ellen Lanese, Anthony Spaldo, Eric Hafen and Don Zirilli under Daniel P Quinn's direction. Their performances echoed our work on SACCO & VANZETTI, THE WOMEN OF TRACHIS, and FRANKINCENSE.

They honored the plays written by Williams for The Living Theatre and were quite moving. Sanjay Agnihotri who published GLORIA V in Local Knowledge (2016) was a member of the appreciative audience, as was our donor and colleague Anthony Verdoni who traveled from Neptune to Rutherford. Other patrons from Rahway to Rutherford as well. We thank them all.

Daniel P Quinn received The Short Play Festival Award for Two and Twenty, The Irish Institute Award for Honesty Is the Best Policy, and his co-production of Diary of a Madman received a Best Actor OBIE as well. He was featured in The Irish Post, Madison, Wisconsin, and The Irish Voice, NYC. Quinn's "organized labor" ( or, was featured on National Public Radio, Village Voice, Coast Star, Bergen Record, and The Italian Voice. "organized labor" was "poignant and alive," "wonderful," and "refreshing."

His writing has appeared in West Virginia, The Herald-News, National Public Radio in Southampton, NY and The Rift Anthology RI, Red Wheelbarrow Press (2015-2018), NYTimes web & Letters to the editor (2009-19).

We would like to invite you too can join them as a Patron from $25- $2,500- for our
New Projects Fund. All checks must be payable to Fractured Atlas online or by check.

We have also appeared at Fair Lawn Library, Meadowlands Museum, Mitzi Newhouse Theatre at Lincoln Center, Italian American Museum; KILKENNY ALEHOUSE, BIRICCHINO; The Landmark Tavern; JOHN JAY COLLEGE; St Benedict's Prep, and our just heard an astounding experience of the Philadelphia Orchestra in a rousing performance for our group at NJPAC.

Our Awards: The Irish Institute, Short Play Festival, OBIE Award as

co-producer, + Making History from City of Paterson, NJ.

PR in The Montclair Times, The Irish Echo, + The Record.

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Dr. Gregory Jantz Addresses Depression and Shares Insightful Solutions in His Books and Teachings

Dr. Gregory Jantz

SEATTLE , WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, March 18, 2019 / — Dr. Gregory Jantz has built a worldwide reputation for his insightful advice on healing and care, made public through volumes of published books and contributions to sources like the Huffington Post. He is renowned for helping patients across the globe overcome eating disorders, chronic anxiety, stress, and depression.

Eating disorder specialist Dr. Gregory Jantz has spent decades researching various chronic issues and the roots of their problems in his patients. He pioneered “whole-person care,” a tactful approach to overcoming obstacles which address various life perspectives to uncover the source of patient issues. In this way, he’s helped thousands of people around the world heal and achieve positive change, allowing them to become the best versions of themselves.

For over thirty years, Dr. Gregory Jantz has carefully listened to his patients and contributed professional help that goes beyond prescription medicine, which he learned was often a disappointing one-size-fits-all solution. He’s the author of more than 30 self-help books with titles like Seven Answers for Anxiety, Hope & Healing from Emotional Abuse, and Ten Tips for Parenting the Smartphone Generation.

Dr. Gregory Jantz has gained a wide understanding of a range of health subjects, but he dedicates a bulk of his time to uncovering solutions for patients suffering from depression. His whole-person approach to care has proven to be a useful ally along the way.

“In a whole-person treatment approach, the entire body is recognized as an important component in depression,” says Dr. Gregory Jantz. “The whole-person approach accepts the body as a complex organism and looks for systemic reasons for depression.”

His research and treatments have helped him prove that the body doesn’t simply respond to depression; it’s an active participant and has the capacity to improve or worsen symptoms of depression with time. Through his whole-person approach, Dr. Gregory Jantz can examine emotional, environmental, physical, and spiritual factors that may contribute and find unique ways of mitigating the problem.

He’s published many articles on depression on his own blog as well as penned a series of books on the subject (which can be purchased through his website). On the topic of depression, interested readers will encounter full texts such as Five Keys to Dealing with Depression and Happy for the Rest of Your Life. Dr. Jantz is praised for his simple style and his easy-to-follow narrative, which ensures his work is accessible to the masses.

Later this year, Dr. Gregory Jantz will release Healing Depression for Life along with an accompanying workbook to help readers track and map out their progress. In this book, he coaches readers through their symptoms and “reveals the treatments, practices, and lifestyle changes that can provide lasting relief from depression.”

Dr. Gregory Jantz, through teachings, books, and his treatment facility The Center, A Place of Hope ensures that anyone suffering from symptoms of depression can readily find a personalized solution that fits their exact needs.

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Health Care Professionals: Become Part of the Climate Change Solution at MGH Institute of Health Professions Symposium

The Center is the first-of-its-kind, nurse-led initiative created to address ways all health care professionals can respond to the impact of climate change

Several experts, including former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy, will discuss ways to help patients at April 6 event in Boston.

BOSTON, MA, USA, March 18, 2019 / — Each day, health care professionals help patients whose lives are impacted by climate change because of poor air quality, nutrition and food insecurity, food-, water-, and vector-borne diseases, mental health issues, and much more. These issues disproportionately affect low-income individuals, some communities of color, and those with higher vulnerability to disease and chronic health conditions.

And it’s only going to get worse unless something’s done, and quickly.

Health practitioners can discover ways to leverage their influence and expertise to support the transition to climate-smart healthcare through advocacy, education, research, and clinical practice on April 6 at “Reducing the Impact of Climate Change on Health: The Role of Health Care Professionals,” a day-long symposium held on the campus of MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston.

Gina McCarthy, former US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator from 2013-2017 in the Obama Administration and currently the director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is the event’s keynote speaker. Her talk will be followed by several health care experts who will lead the audience in robust discussions leading to tangible steps to improve the lives of patients. These discussions will include identifying the risks of health climate change, advocating for climate/environmental justice, and mitigating the impact of climate change on health and well-being.

The symposium is presented by the MGH Institute of Health Professions' Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice, and Health – the first-of-its-kind, nurse-led initiative created to address ways all health care professionals can respond to the impact of climate change. The Center’s eleven faculty members have published books and articles on climate change and presented at national and international conferences.

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Upcoming Events at The Georgia Public Policy Foundation

Channel 2 Action News investigative reporter Richard Belcher joins the Foundation Thursday for “Shining a Light on Government.”

Congressman Doug Collins keynotes the Foundation’s April 17 event on “Second Chances.”

Government Transparency. Criminal Justice Reforms. Education Policy. Free Speech.

Foundation events are open to the public and the media; registration is required.”

— Georgia Public Policy Foundation

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA, March 18, 2019 / — The Georgia Public Policy Foundation hosts about a dozen events a year in metro Atlanta and across the state, inviting state and national issue experts to share free-market, limited-government news and views at Leadership Breakfasts, Policy Briefing Luncheons and Happy Hour policy events.

These events are open to the public and media.* Registration is required; the registration fee covers the cost of the event for the Foundation, a state-focused, nonprofit, public policy research and education organization.

The Foundation currently has four events scheduled:

Thursday, March 21: “Shining a Light on Government,” an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast featuring veteran investigative reporter Richard Belcher of WSB-TV/Channel 2 Action News in celebration of Sunshine Week, held annually in March. Georgian Club in Cobb County. $30. (Registration deadline is Tuesday, March 19.)

Wednesday, April 10: “Education Choice: A Case Study in Policy and Politics,” a Foundation Happy Hour Policy Discussion in Athens at 5 p.m., in partnership with The Arch Conservative. Speakers are Kyle Wingfield, president and CEO of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, and Jeffrey Dorfman, professor of Economics at the University of Georgia. Hilton Garden Inn Magnolia Ballroom. $10.

Wednesday, April 17: “Second Chances 2019,” an 8 a.m. Leadership Breakfast with Georgia Congressman Doug Collins, sponsor of the FIRST STEP Act, to mark Second Chance Month, which celebrates opportunities for those who have paid their debt to society. Georgian Club. $30.

Thursday, May 23: “You Can Say That: How Courage Can Defeat Political Correctness,” a noon Policy Briefing Luncheon with David French of the National Review Institute. Georgian Club. $35.

Information and registration for all events can be found on the Georgia Public Policy Foundation's Events page.

*Media who wish to attend an event must contact Benita Dodd at 404-256-4050 or

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Fabulous Diamonds, Marine Paintings and MidCentury Modern Classics at Michaan’s in April


Ceramic Vessel

Diamond Ring

Horse Shoe Pin

Michaan’s April 13 Gallery Auction promises to sustain the momentum created by the exciting monthly sales in 2019’s first quarter.

Press Office Contact!
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Auction: Gallery Auction Saturday April 13 at 10am
Previews: April 7, 12 and day of sale
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Fabulous Diamonds, Marine Paintings and MidCentury Modern Classics at Michaan’s in April

Michaan’s April 13 Gallery Auction promises to sustain the momentum created by the exciting monthly sales in 2019’s first quarter. Fine diamonds are as abundant as flowers in springtime. A lush Bay Area landscape by an Italian painter of wide renown is a leading highlight. Midcentury furniture by Gerald McCabe of Santa Monica is not to be missed. A massive red embroidered silk panel is among the Asian art treasures. Michaan’s is a premier destination for worldwide jewelry buyers, whether they seek period heirlooms or contemporary jewelry from fine estates. In April the selection features the designers Roberto Coin, Tiffany & Co. including Frank Gehry for Tiffany, Marina B., David Yurman and more. April’s birthstone is the diamond — symbolizing “endurance” — and the auction offers beautiful diamonds in many precious pieces. Fine diamonds in the hands of a legendary designer … does it get any better? Roberto Coin’s "Appassionata" bracelet of diamonds, 18k rose and white gold is a stunner estimated at $4,000-$6,000. The chic gold basket weave design is accented by a diamond-encrusted clasp. The bracelet by Bonebakker of

Amsterdam comprises 49 round brilliant-cut diamonds set in 18k white gold ($3,000-$5,000). Diamond rings abound in April such as the 14k yellow gold ring featuring two old European-cut diamonds, each about one carat, presented in a vintage box ($2,500-$3,500). Another ring centers a round 1.85 carat diamond flanked by two pear-cut diamonds in a platinum mounting ($4,000-$6,000). Diamond jewelry highlights also include several fine necklaces, an Art Deco bracelet ($1,000-$1,500) and a diamond horseshoe stickpin ($400-$600). Beautiful period jewelry pieces in the April auction include the Elgin 14k gold hunting case pocket watch with original box ($1,200-$1,600) and the exquisitely detailed Victorian enamel, seed pearl and gold cross pendant ($500-$700). Also featured are the diamond-accented boulder opal pendant ($3,000-$5,000) and the translucent jade Guanyin with GIA report ($5,000-$7,000). Michele Cascella (1892-1989) painted Impressionistic landscapes and florals in his native Italy from an early age. His vibrant works were shown often at the Venice Biennale, in Paris and internationally. By the mid twentieth century he had made Palo Alto, CA his second home. In Palo Alto Cascella painted “Dr. Jim Inglis Home and Garden,” offered by Michaan’s at $8,000-$10,000 on April 13. The large 1984 oil on canvas descended to the present owner through the family of Dr. Inglis, who enjoyed serving as a docent and gardener at Filoli, the historic garden estate in Woodside. Also featured are works by American painter Charles Herbert Woodbury (18641940). A founding member of the artist’s colony at Ogunquit, Maine, Woodbury is best known for marine paintings of uncommon expressiveness. His works can be found in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and at Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum, among others. A Charles Herbert Woodbury coastal view and a landscape are estimated at $3,000-$5,000 each in the April 13 sale. The lot comprising “Study of Water” and “Girls on the Beach” is offered at $2,000-$4,000. Michaan’s Fine Art specialist Susan Paffrath is delighted to feature ceramic artist Claude Conover (1907-1994) in the April sale. After a 30-year career in commercial art, Conover turned to clay. He developed a disciplined and comprehensive process for creating ceramic art, and his singular works are widely collected by museums and private enthusiasts. In April Michaan’s offers a Claude Conover vessel at $4,000-$6,000 and a bowl at $3,000-$4,000. The Midcentury furniture of Gerald McCabe, with its organic inspiration and gorgeous craftsmanship, needs no backstory to interest buyers. But his story is

worth telling nonetheless. Straddling two significant creative worlds, design and music, Gerald McCabe had an orbit of influence that far surpasses most furniture makers. In Santa Monica he founded McCabe’s Guitar Shop where the great Ry Cooder, at just age 13, discovered the instrument. At the same time McCabe was transforming beautiful wood, glass and steel into modern furniture that continues to thrill collectors. McCabe said “ I think my furniture has a lasting quality. When you come into a room, it doesn’t hit you over the head, doesn’t fall into a category, it’s an entity by itself and is still appealing years later.” On April 13, Michaan’s offers a round oak dining table ($700-$900) and the Shedua wood tall cabinet ($1,800-$2,200) both from Gerald McCabe’s Orange Crate Modern line for the Eon Furniture Company of Santa Monica. A sleek and fabulous oak and lucite entertainment console, unmarked but possibly by McCabe, is offered at $700-$900. Also in the auction is a Gerald McCabe trestle dining table ($700$900). Collectors of Asian art have many fine choices in April, the selection curated by Annie Zheng who recently joined Michaan’s team of appraisers and specialists. Exemplary cinnabar boxes carved with decorative and symbolic motifs are estimated at $3,000-$5,000 for the lot of two. A handsome tripod censer, of bronze with silver inlay, pierced wood cover and carved jadeite finial, bears a ‘Shisou’ mark in archaistic design. Estimated at $3,000-$5,000, it is one of several fine censers in the sale. Chinese furniture includes the pair of bamboo form armchairs ($300-$400). Adorning Michaan’s gallery walls in April is the magnificent Chinese red silk embroidered panel, circa 1840 to 1900. Measuring a full 120” x 55.5”, it features three marvelous figures: Ma Gu, the female immortal; Shou Lou, god of longevity, and a young boy. Bats, deer, cranes, lingzhi and other Buddhist symbols decorate the ornate border ($3,000-$5,000). Michaan’s Auctions offers a variety of platforms to bidders. Visit for the auction catalog, 2019 events calendar, and full details on the April 13 Gallery Auction.

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Austin Trahern Reveals Top Tips to Conducting a Successful Business Meeting

Austin Trahern

Successful business meetings start with successful people and Austin Trahern reveals how to achieve both simultaneously.

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, March 18, 2019 / — Conducting business meetings are always stressful. Regardless of whether the businessperson is green or has done it a million times, failure is still a possible outcome. It does not matter how unlikely or how surefire the topic is to impress, people are unpredictable. Therefore, when going into a business meeting, the only true catalyst the conductor can control is their presence.

Fortunately, creating the right self-image is all a business needs to be successful. Austin Trahern reveals the top tips to conducting a successful business meeting. The best part is, everything that is needed, is under the presenter’s command.

Come Prepared

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail,” Benjamin Franklin is credited with this phrase. While the quote was likely printed on many middle school posters the truth in this statement is nevertheless relevant. The fear of failing can manifest in many ways. The most common way, though, is lack of adequate preparation. Knowing what you are talking about, down to the letter helps pave the road to success by facilitating three cornerstones.

First, preparation plans out the meeting’s topics and helps the presenter grasp the heart of their purpose. Second, it also helps the presenter know what to inquire about. If there are any issues, preparation will help a presenter mitigate those problems before the presentation. Third, being prepared helps to facilitate the other tips that ensure business meeting success.

Show Confidence in Every Aspect of Your Demeanor

Confidence is the factor which decides who wins and who loses; who succeeds and who fails. Failure is inspired by a lack of preparation, which allows a seed of admitting inability to fester. That seed will culminate until the moment of presentation; at which time it will effectively suffocate any remaining sliver of hope you have of success.

Although, preparation alone cannot save you from failure. Confidence comes from preparation, but it is your demeanor that truly entices success. From the way a presenter talks, moves, and even enters the room is an indication of their confidence. An audience will notice these things and unfortunately, the level of confidence you have will dictate their first impression of you. Most of the time, that first impression is what will decide whether you will succeed or fail. What you say is secondary to the level of command you have over yourself, your presentation, and the audience’s attention.

Control the Room

The ability to control a room is based on both preparation and confidence, according to Austin Trahern. After all, people are attending this meeting for a purpose. Whether it is a staff meeting or you are meeting with a hopeful investor, they are giving you their time. They have already deemed the meeting worthy of a portion of their day. Thus, you have already established an element of control. The hard part is keeping it. To keep it, you must be worthy of it. To be worthy of it, you need to showcase your knowledge, your passion, and your confidence. Give them that in a concise package and you will not only succeed, you will have earned their respect.

In summation, the way you perform in the meeting dictates the outcome. Being prepared, displaying confidence, and controlling the room is vital to conducting a successful business meeting. Austin Trahern knows this and has experienced first hand the power of these devices and has excelled tremendously because of them. Yet, he is also aware that it is not good enough to simply understand these concepts. To be successful, utilization and practice is the truest form of proof. Therefore, only one question remains…what are you waiting for?

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Abraham Kiswani explains key elements of professional Taser training

Abraham Kiswani

Certified security contractor Abraham Kiswani shares an insight into the professional Taser training process.

BURBANK, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, March 18, 2019 / — Formal professional Taser trainer certification provides the basis for security industry experts, such as Abraham Kiswani, to teach approved courses focused on hands-on weapons training, practical knowledge, and the real-life scenarios where such devices may make a life-saving difference. Here, Illinois-based Kiswani offers a closer look at the professional Taser training process.

Open to licensed security experts and employees, professional Taser training covers numerous topics and methodologies. "Topics include Taser technology, medical and safety information, legal issues, and tactical considerations," explains Kiswani, a veteran of more than 20 years in the security field.

"Other topics, meanwhile," he continues, "include voluntary exposure, the effects of neuromuscular incapacitation, targeting, probe removal, and post-incident considerations."

Certified to train both specialists and civilians in Taser usage, Abraham Kiswani has been a certified professional Taser instructor for more than 5 years. Of the methodologies involved in professional Taser training, Kiswani goes on to explain that these include a number of drills and exercises, many of which require physical exertion. "Accordingly, it's important to be in good physical condition," adds the expert.

Currently, such drills include both firing and non-firing drills, isolation exercises, stress courses, and the undertaking of various Taser-related scenarios. Prior online exercises may also need to be completed, according to Abraham Kiswani, with professional Taser training certification lasting for two years.

While the term 'taser' has today become synonymous with various conducted electrical weapons designed to facilitate neuromuscular incapacitation, 'Taser'—or 'TASER'—is, in fact, a brand of such weapons—also commonly referred to as 'TASER Self-Defense'—supplied by Axon, formerly TASER International. First developed by Jack Cover, 'TASER' is also an acronym for 'Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle.'

"Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle," explains Kiswani, wrapping up, "is a young adult novel first published in 1911 under the pen name Victor Appleton, today perhaps most notable for having inspired the name of the original TASER device."

'TASER Self-Defense' is a division of Axon Enterprise, Inc., a publicly traded company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Based out of Chicago, Burbank, Bedford Park and Bridgeview, safety and security expert Abraham Kiswani is a Taser trained security consultant with more than two decades of experience in the field. A graduate of Alan B. Shepard High School in Palos Heights, Illinois, Kiswani's other interests include antique muscle cars, car rebuilding, sporting and movie memorabilia collecting, softball, scuba diving, skydiving, and cooking.

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