If you’re in Greater Manila (or if you’re visiting the Philippines at that time), mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 1, 2008 for a Book Launching event at Fully Booked, Serendra-Fort Bonifacio. A friend of mine, Raju Mandhyan — motivational speaker extraordinaire, a mind-mapping coach (Tony Buzan method), and a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) advocate (yes, the same belief system that Anthony “Tony” Robbins has) — just came out with his second book, “Heart of Humor.” Raju’s first book, “Heart of Public Speaking,” is one of my best-loved resources in my personal library. Where else can you meet a Fil-Indian who speaks English, Hindi, and Tagalog AND who’s a veteran public speaker who keeps cajoling us to be authentic speakers?
I met Raju in 1998 through Padma Mangharam Siap, another wonderful motivational speaker and drama coach. They sometimes have joint speaking engagements. I enjoy my multi-cultural and inter-ethnic interactions with both of them since they keep me laughing and engaged — and they definitely keep me on my toes. When Raju isn’t busy with his speaking engagements, he’s a devoted single dad. Ah yes, he likes biking. When he visits San Francisco, I have a request from Raju to find him a bike.
For samples of his speeches and interviews, check out Raju Mandhyan’s YouTube videos.
I hope some of you can make it to this special event. Please let Raju know that I sent you to the book launching!
Here’s the text of the e-mail invitation I received.
the HEART of HUMOR
The Heart of Humor is written and designed for all those who believe that all the melodious sounds of laughter are in praise and appreciation of this wonderful gift of life.
Wrapped between simple explanations of the nuances and the benefits of laughter are seven simple language techniques which will highlight for you what makes us all laugh and how.
Time: 5:00PM, Date: April 01, 2008
Venue: Fully Booked, Serendra, Fort Bonifacio
Thank you. I look forward to seeing you there.
“Laughter is like magic – it comes and goes. Give it away as it comes; and the whole world will be laughingly with you – as this book has humanly outlined.” Rosalina O. Fuentes, Ph D., The Laughing Dean, SAIDI School of OD
â€œHumor is a reminder that no matter how high the throne one sits on,
one sits on one’s bottom … never loose perceptive.â€
Donna Hickey – MBA, International Professional Speaker, Chicago, IIlinois.
Components of humor ripped apart so that even comedians can re-assemble their stuff funnier and faster.â€
Leo Martinez, Actor and Comedian, Philippines
“It’s funny but humor really works and I should know!
Learn, laugh and lead with the Heart of Humor!”
Scott Friedman, Motivational Humorist.
â€œRaju has been able to take painful scenarios and play with them to create humor.
And, he walks the talk!â€
Allie Mooney, APS, Most Humorous and Entertaining Speaker
Year 2006, National Speakers Association of New Zealand
“Clear, sensitive and a delight! Through vivid stories and accessible strategies,
Mandhyan wittily persuades how anyone can and should churn out humor for a more vibrant existence.”Sunita S. Mukhi, Stony Brook University, New York
“Up against the WALL? Read this book, it will open doors where none existed.”
Mohan M Phadke, Consultant, Pune, India
â€œPractical tools and suggestions to dispense humor on demand.”
Ajay Gupta, Astrum Solutions, India
â€œFull of fun and foibles that make you ponder, explore and grow!â€
Janice Hung, Model, Actress and Tai Chi Athlete
“I’ve seen Raju make his audiences roll on the floor laughing. In this books he shows
and tells how.”
Bjorn Martinoff, Fortune 100 Coach
INNER SUN CONSULTANTS
A World of Clear, Creative and Conscientious Thinkers!