Public Speaking 101: How to Prepare and Deliver a Great SpeechIf you’ve ever had to deliver a speech in front of a large audience, you already know how difficult that can be. The thought of all those eyes watching your every movement – all those ears focused on your every word. It can be outright nerve-racking! But it doesn’t have to be. With the proper amount of upfront prep work and a few little tricks up your sleeve, you can deliver great speeches every time.

In my newest eBook, Public Speaking 101: How to Prepare and Deliver a Great Speech, I share with you some things I have learned over the years that have helped make me a better public speaker. By the end of this book, you will have an idea of what it takes to properly prepare for in-person speeches as well as online presentations. To help illustrate how the lessons taught in this book work in the real-world, I also share with you several personal, albeit embarrassing, stories of speeches and presentations I have given over the years.

To find out how to prepare and deliver a great speech, head on over to Amazon to get get my eBook for Kindle and be sure to leave me a good review. As always, your feedback is greatly appreciated!

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Android App Dev 101To help others jump on the mobile app revolution bandwagon, I have released yet another ebook and you can get it free for the next 5 days. I actually launched this ebook a while back, but have now published it to Amazon and made it available for Kindle which is something I didn’t do before, but got a tremendous amount of requests for. So, now that it’s available for the Kindle and you can get it for free, what’s stopping you? Head over to Amazon and grab your free copy of Android App Dev 101: Create Your Own Android Apps for Fun and Profit before it’s too late!

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Home Automation with Insteon and X10I just released another ebook. This one is about home automation with Insteon & X10 and I’m giving it away for free for the next 5 days! So, you better hurry and grab your copy before time runs out. BTW, be sure to leave me a review about the book on Amazon and / or any comments on here. You can get the book at

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Android App Dev 101My newest ebook is finally available online. You can get it at It’s currently only available in PDF format. I’m still working on converting it to MOBI and EPUB formats. Once I’m finished converting it, the ebook will be available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for the Kindle, Nook, and other e-readers. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!


Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Downloading and Installing Java, Eclipse, and the Android SDK
Chapter 2: Configuring Eclipse and Creating Your First Android App
Chapter 3: Creating a Layout and Adding Some Code
Chapter 4: Testing Your App with the Android Emulator
Chapter 5: Monetizing your Android App with Google AdMob
Chapter 6: Running Your Android App on Cellphones and Tablets
Chapter 7: Publishing Your Android App to the Google Play Store
Chapter 8: (Bonus) Google Glass and Windows 7
Chapter 9: (Bonus) Computer Vision with OpenCV and Google Glass

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You Are All Too Kind

On November 26, 2012, in Books, General, by LuCuS

BooksWell, apparently there are plenty of readers out there that find my site useful (or at least entertaining in some way :-) ). Over the last few weeks, I have received all kinds of stuff from readers that have wanted to say thanks by purchasing me items from my wish list and by making donations thru my PayPal. I’m not going to disclose any dollar amounts that have been donated, nor will I disclose the names of anyone that has made donations or purchased me items from my wish list. But, I will however list some of the items that have been purchased for me here as I will be writing reviews about these as time permits. I also want to thank everyone that has donated money, purchased me items, contributed to comments, provided feedback about my articles and  replied to comments & questions from other readers, and to everyone that has shown interest in my site. Everyone of you are the reason I do this.

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