You can tell a lot about a person by asking them about their favorite movies of all time.Are they romantic, adventurous, intellectual, mysterious, or athletic? To an extent, their movie preferences will tell you.For instance, I'm a big fan of "The Natural," the baseball movie starring Robert Redford.Get me talking about this film, and you'll hear how I played ball, how I find the idea of a guy making a huge comeback inspiring, and how I'm one degree of separation away from one of the supporting leads in the film.So, you'll probably know more than you might ever want, and I haven't even gotten to "Fahrenheit 451," the film made from the book of the same title, by Ray Bradbury. The theme about books being banned in a society that is hypnotized by and addicted to tiny and large viewing screens, is even more pertinent today than it was a few decades ago, when the book and film were released.
I'll tell you how I always wanted to know what Ray Bradbury thought of the film, and I got my chance to ask him, one summer night, as we were standing at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Beverly Drive, in Beverly Hills."It brought me to tears," he responded, and me, too.Look at all the fun we're having and I haven't even mentioned the great Frank Capra movies or "Heaven Can Wait," with Julie Christie and Warren Beatty.When you need a great icebreaker, just ask about the movies, and you'll get an earful!..Dr. Gary S. Goodman, President of Customersatisfaction.
com, is a popular keynote speaker, management consultant, and seminar leader and the best-selling author of 12 books, including Reach Out & Sell Someone®, You Can Sell Anything By Telephone! and Monitoring, Measuring & Managing Customer Service, and the audio program, "The Law of Large Numbers: How To Make Success Inevitable," published by Nightingale-Conant. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, worldwide. A Ph.D.
from USC's Annenberg School, a Loyola lawyer, and an MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University, Gary offers programs through UCLA Extension and numerous universities, trade associations, and other organizations in the United States and abroad. He holds the rank of Shodan, 1st Degree Black Belt in Kenpo Karate.
He is headquartered in Glendale, California, and he can be reached at (818) 243-7338 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By: Dr. Gary S. Goodman