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Rae A. Stonehouse - Transformational Author/Writer & Publisher

 

Rae A. Stonehouse Transformational Author/Writer & PublisherRae A. Stonehouse is a Canadian born author & speaker.

His professional career as a Registered Nurse working predominantly in psychiatry/mental health, has spanned four decades and he has recently retired.

Rae has embraced the principal of CANI (Constant and Never-ending Improvement) as promoted by thought leaders such as Tony Robbins and brings that philosophy to each of his publications and presentations.

He has dedicated the latter segment of his journey through life to overcoming his personal inhibitions. As a 27+ year member of Toastmasters International he has systematically built his self-confidence and communicating ability.

He is passionate about sharing his lessons with his readers and listeners. His publications thus far are of the personal & professional development, self-help, self-improvement genre and systematically offer valuable sage advice on a specific topic.

His writing style can be described as being conversational. As an author Rae strives to have a one-to-one conversation with each of his readers, very much like having your own personal self-development coach. Rae is known for having a wry sense of humour that features in his publications.

To learn more about Rae A. Stonehouse, visit the Wonderful World of Rae Stonehouse at https://raestonehouse.com.

 

Here is Rae's current catalogue of books available for immediate download.

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Power Networking for Shy People: How to Network Like a Pro by Rae A. Stonehouse:

 

Over 40% of North Americans describe themselves as being shy.

Would you?

  • Do your hands start sweating and your legs shake with the thought of having to not only attend a business networking session but actually talk to people?
  • Do you feel paralyzed by the fear of rejection when you are at a business networking event?
  • Would you rather have a root canal than attend a business networking event?
  • Would you rather send an e-mail to a business lead than meet them in person?

Well if any of these apply... you may be shy!

"Get over it!" That's what our extroverted friends would say. "Just do what we do!"

Life isn't that simple. We aren't all extroverts and it would probably be a noisy world if we were. Being shy isn't a personal defect.

You aren't the only one out there, even if it feels like it sometimes. The world is full of shy people and that doesn't prevent you from being an effective networker and reaping the benefits that networking can bring to your business.

In Power Networking for Shy People: How to Network Like a Pro you will:

  • discover proven strategies to reduce your fear [that's what shyness really is] that will help you become an effective, power networker.
  • learn practical tips to strengthen the networking skills that you already have.
  • discover easy to use techniques that will take you from shy to sly.
  • discover the three phases of networking and how you can use each of them to your advantage.
  • learn about common fears or barriers that shy networkers often experience and how to overcome them.

The author knows what it is like to be shy. He knows how avoidance & denial can be a good friend. He knows how uncomfortable it can be to attend a networking event and not know a single person.

He also got sick and tired of his inhibitions getting in the way of opportunities and decided to do something about it. The result… Power Networking for Shy People: How to Network Like a Pro.

This is a must have book for those who want practical, proven tips & techniques on how to network effectively, especially if you are shy.

I'm not really shy. Will this book be of any use to me?

This program manual explores the fundamentals of relationship networking. If you don't have the added challenge of being shy, you will likely find it easier to use the tips & techniques to strengthen the networking and relationship building skills that you already have.

Available for immediate download powernetworkingforshypeople.compowernetworkingforshypeople.com

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52 Power Networking Tips: How to Network Like a Pro by Rae A. Stonehouse52 Power Networking Tips: How to Network Like a Pro by Rae A. Stonehouse

 

If you are a professional, in business for yourself or someone else, or looking for employment, you need to network to gain opportunities. 

We aren’t born with networking skills, even though it looks like some of us are. Those skills had to be developed by trial and error.

The 52 Power Networking Tips: How to Network Like a Pro collection is derived from the book Power Networking For Shy People: How To Network Like a Pro that provides powerful strategies and tactics to enhance your networking efforts.

This list is for those of you who like down and dirty pointers or solutions. 

 

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PROtect Yourself Now Book Cover Ebook PaperbackPROtect Yourself Now! Violence Prevention for Healthcare Workers by Rae A. Stonehouse

Once upon a time it was safe to go to work. Maybe that was just a fairy tale because the times have certainly changed. Increased violence has become part of our everyday life be it at home or at work. We read about it daily in the newspaper and are bombarded with violent stories from the television and radio.

PROtect Yourself! provides an integrative, non violent approach to dealing with physical aggression and verbal threat. Its method of information delivery is designed to help you develop greater awareness and vigilance, hone observational and judgment skills and to learn communication techniques to defuse potentially volatile situations. 

Available as a downloadable e-book at https://protectyourselfnow.ca  

 

 

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The Savvy Emcee: How to be a Dynamic Master of Ceremonies by Rae A. StonehouseThe Savvy Emcee: How to Be a Dynamic Master of Ceremonies by Rae A. Stonehouse

 

In this practical, easy to use book, Rae A. Stonehouse a.k.a. Mr. Emcee puts the "Master" in Master of Ceremonies. He shares tips & techniques he has learned over the years in becoming a dynamic Master of Ceremonies.

By reading this book you will learn:

* How to take charge of any event.

* How to organize yourself so everyone will know you are in charge!

* How to think logistically, from several different perspectives.

* How to create agendas that work.

* Stage management techniques.

* How to present awards & give recognition.

* How to keep the featured speaker organized.

* About different emceeing opportunities.

* How to get paid for what you do.

As in Rae's other books, he offers a systematic, easy to read approach that provides practical solutions to specific problems.

In The Savvy Emcee: How to be a Dynamic Master of Ceremonies, Rae A. Stonehouse, shares practical advice to help you become a Dynamic Master of Ceremonies, that people will want to pay for your services!

 

Available on-line at https://thesavvyemcee.com

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 Power of Promotion Book CoverThe Power of Promotion! On-line Marketing For Toastmasters Club Growth by Rae A. Stonehouse

For many Toastmasters Clubs, one of the biggest challenges in running a successful and productive club is maintaining a constant flow of visitors to attend and join you and your fellow Toastmasters as a member. Members come and members go. Life happens! Your Club membership can quickly change from a healthy charter-strength club to one in danger of losing its Charter.

Veteran Toastmaster of over two decades, Rae Stonehouse DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster), PDG (Past District Governor, District 21)has witnessed the cycle several times with his own club Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters.

Toastmasters are social!

Toastmasters are known to be quite social, after-all we are striving to hone our communication skills. Then along comes social media and on-line tools that can increase not only our reach but our productivity.

Social media is here to stay!

Social media is here to stay, at least until the next “big thing” comes along. Keeping up with what’s new, what’s hot and what’s not could easily turn into a full-time job. And indeed it has for many people as they have created a new career as Social Media Managers.

The Power of Promotion! On-line Marketing For Toastmasters Club Growth by Rae Stonehouse flattens the learning curve for anyone who wants to maximize their time spent on-line, without turning it into a full-time job.

Rae believes that Toastmasters clubs should be run like businesses and social media platforms provide promotional and marketing opportunities that can help spread the word about one of the world’s best kept secrets... Toastmasters.

In this easy-to-read, how-to manual, Rae shares his experience with using social media to draw attention to his Toastmasters club and to convert visitors to social media properties to actually visit his club and to join. Sometimes it has worked … sometimes not!

Available as a downloadable e-book at https://books2read.com/powerofpromotion .

 

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You're Hired! Job Search Strategies That Work is available as an e-book and in paperback.You're Hired! Job Search Strategies That Work by Rae A. Stonehouse

 

Searching for and landing a job can be a stressful, demoralizing experience, especially, if you don’t know how to do it properly. The ‘old ways’ don’t work anymore.

Finding rewarding work ... is work!


You're Hired! Job Search Strategies That Work, puts you to work in learning how to use ‘best practices’ to land your ‘dream’ job.

This book provides strategic techniques to maximize your job searching effectiveness. Strategies include:

  • Understanding the psychology of job-searching
  • Envisioning your success
  • Crafting & fine-tuning your resume
  • Creating your network web of contacts
  • Leveraging your references
  • How to excel at interview questions
    ... and much more!

Nobody can make a promise that if you follow their program, you will be guaranteed the results you are looking for and we won’t either.

However, we’re confident that if you follow the strategies outlined in this book, you will be successful in landing a job.

From our experience, one of the biggest problems that job seekers often face is that they feel that they are coming from an inferior position and they don’t have a lot of personal power.

The belief being that the Employer has the superior position and has all the power.

Yes, they have the job and they have the power to give you the job ... or not.

What you may not realize is that many Hiring Managers are under similar pressures as you, the job seeker.

They have the pressure of finding the right candidate for the vacancy they need to fill.

They are accountable to their superiors should the person they hire not work out.

Hiring managers are under pressure to hire the right candidate.

Your task is to become the only choice. The right choice!

 

Available as a downloadable e-book or paperback.

Also available as an on-line, self-paced, self-directed e-course

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You're Hireed! Job Interview Preparation - Job Search Strategies That work by Rae A. StonehouseYou're Hired! Job Interview Preparation - Job Search Strategies That Work by Rae A. Stonehouse

 

Searching for and landing a job can be a stressful, demoralizing experience, especially… if you don't know how to do it properly. The 'old ways' don't work anymore. Finding rewarding work... is work!

Your resume got you the interview. Now what?

You're Hired! Job Interview Preparation - Job Search Strategies That Work, focuses on the job interviewing process:

  • how to prepare for your job interview
  • how to anticipate and answer questions in a manner that lead towards your successful landing of a job.

This book offers strategic tactics to maximize your job interviewing effectiveness.

The content is excerpted from You’re Hired! Job Search Strategies That Work, with bonus articles covering a range of frequently asked questions about job interviewing.

You're Hired! Job Interview Preparation - Job Search Strategies That Work puts you to work in learning how to use ‘best practices’ to land your ‘dream’ job.

If you are a sports fan, you will recognize that any sport has a set of rules and varying degrees of competition. Searching for a job, your job, is a competitive situation. It could come down to two or more possible candidates, hopefully you, being one of them, having very similar qualifications.

Hiring managers are under pressure to hire the right candidate. Your task is to become the only choice. The right choice!

Available as a downloadable e-book or paperback.

Also available as an on-line, self-paced, self-directed e-course

 

 

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You're Hired! Resume Tactics: Job Search Strategies That Work by Rae A. StonehouseYou're Hired! Resume Tactics - Job Search Strategies That Work by Rae A. Stonehouse

 

It is often said that “resumes are your ticket to job searching success.” You're Hired! Resume Tactics - Job Search Strategies That Work, focusses on resume writing tactics to maximize your job searching effectiveness.

The content is excerpted from You’re Hired! Job Search Strategies That Work, with bonus articles covering a range of frequently asked questions about resume writing.

You won’t win a lottery if you don’t have a ticket and you are unlikely to be invited for a job interview if you don’t have a dynamic, effective resume that features you as a potential solution to a problem. Your resume is your ticket that leads to being invited for an interview where you can expand upon your value.

You're Hired! Resume Tactics - Job Search Strategies That Work puts you to work in learning how to use 'best practices' to create customized resumes that increase your chances of winning an interview.

Hiring managers are under pressure to hire the right candidate. Your task is to become the only choice. The right choice!

 

Available as a downloadable e-book or paperback.

Also available as an on-line, self-paced, self-directed e-course

  

 

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You're Hired: Leveraging Your Network - Job Search Strategies That Work by Rae A. StonehouseYou're Hired! Leveraging Your Network - Job Search Strategies That Work by Rae A. Stonehouse

 

Many job search industry professionals say that networking is the single most effective strategy for landing your next job. You may think you don’t know anyone who can help you with your job search. But you know more people than you think, and they are willing to help you. However, you need to reach out and connect with them first.

You're Hired! Leveraging Your Network – Job Search Strategies That Work, focusses on tactics to build and leverage your networking effectiveness.

The content is excerpted from You’re Hired! Job Search Strategies That Work, with bonus articles covering a range of frequently asked questions about professional networking.

“It’s not who you know… it’s who knows you know…”

You're Hired! Leveraging Your Network - Job Search Strategies That Work puts you to work in learning how to use 'best practices' to create a professional network that will increase your likelihood of landing your job.

Now it’s time to work at letting people know ‘what’ you know and get to know ‘who’ they know. Your next connection may be looking for a candidate to fill an open position. Your task is to become the only choice. The right choice!

 

Available as a downloadable e-book or paperback. 

Also available as an on-line, self-paced, self-directed e-course 

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Power Tactics: Job Search Strategies That Work by Rae A. StonehouseYou're Hired! Power Tactics - Job Search Strategies That Work by Rae A. Stonehouse

 

Looking for work or changing careers?

While looking for a new job and going through hiring interviews can be exciting for some people, for many of us it can be a stressful experience.

Searching for and landing a job can be a stressful, demoralizing experience, especially… if you don't know how to do it properly. The 'old ways' don't work anymore. Finding rewarding work... is work!

Looking for work and going through job interviews isn't something we do every day. It is difficult to become skilled at an activity if you don't practice regularly. 

You're Hired! Power Tactics is a compilation of the contents of the following books in the You're Hired! Job Search Strategies That Work series:

  • You're Hired! Resume Tactics
  • You're Hired! Leveraging Your Network
  • You're Hired! Job Interview Preparation

It is often said that "resumes are your ticket to job searching success." Are your resumes ready to land you that ever-elusive job interview?

Yes, you read that right. Resumes… plural. The days of one-size-fits-all resumes are long gone.

Your resume needs to be a living, breathing document that you customize for each job opportunity.

You won't win a lottery if you don't have a ticket and you are unlikely to be invited for a job interview if you don't have a dynamic, effective resume that features you as the solution to a problem. Your resume is your ticket that leads to being invited for an interview where you can expand upon your value.

You're Hired! Resume Tactics - Job Search Strategies That Work, offers resume writing tactics to maximize your job searching effectiveness and get you invited for an interview.

Many job search industry professionals say that networking is the single most effective strategy for landing your next job. How's your networking working?

You may think you don't know anyone who can help you with your job search. But you know more people than you think, and they are willing to help you. However, you need to reach out and connect with them first.

You're Hired! Leveraging Your Network – Job Search Strategies That Work, offers tactics to help you reach out to build and leverage your personal and professional network.

"It's not who you know… it's who knows you know…"

You're Hired! Leveraging Your Network -- Job Search Strategies That Work puts you to work in learning how to use 'best practices' to create a professional network that will increase your success in landing your job.

Is the thought of an upcoming job interview keeping you awake at night?

While looking for a new job and going through hiring interviews can be exciting for some people, for many of us it can be a stressful experience. 

Searching for and landing a job can be a stressful, demoralizing experience, especially… if you don't know how to do it properly. The 'old ways' don't work anymore. Finding rewarding work... is work!

Your resume got you the interview. Now what?

You're Hired! Job Interview Preparation -- Job Search Strategies That Work, systematically builds your skills to excel at interview questions and help you sleep at night.

Hiring managers are under pressure to hire the right candidate. Your task is to become the only choice. The right choice!

 

Available for immediate download

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You're Hired Job Searching Success Tips List by Rae A. StonehouseYou're Hired! Job Searching Success Tips List by Rae A. Stonehouse

 

Looking for work? Having difficulty in landing your dream job… or any job? Don't know how to do it?

The Job Searching Success Tips List is derived from the You're Hired! Job Search Strategies That Work program and provides powerful strategies and tactics to land your next job.

Searching for and landing a job can be a stressful, demoralizing experience, especially, if you don't know how to do it properly. The 'old ways' of finding a job often don't work anymore. 

Finding rewarding work... is work!

For those of you who like quick and to the point solutions to problems, Author Rae A. Stonehouse offers 55 helpful tips and sage advice on job searching and landing your job.

Any one of the tips may be the one that levels the playing field between you and the employer and help you become the only choice. The right choice!

 

Available at books2read.com/jobsearchsuccesstips

 

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Blow Your Own Horn! Personal Branding for Business Professionals available as an e-book & paperbackBlow Your Own Horn! Personal Branding for Business Professionals by Rae A. Stonehouse

There’s an old saying that goes “the squeaky wheel… gets the grease.”

The saying may have been true at one point in time but now…

The business world is a busy and crowded place. How can a business professional standout from the cacophony of others clambering for attention and recognition?

Some will tell you it is easy now-a-days to create an on-line reputation.

The author believes creating your on-line persona is important however, it is but one step at a self-promotional and marketing strategy.

Blow Your Own Horn! Personal Branding for Business Professionals delivers strategies to build your on-line presence and gain recognition in your community.

Your goal may be to raise your prominence at work to apply for a job you have been eying. Perhaps, your goal is to run for political office, but it seems no one knows who you are.  

This book is for business professionals who want to raise their visibility in a crowded workplace or a personal interest venture.

Some will tell you blowing your own horn is bragging. The author argues against that belief. If we are to move forward and benefit from our accomplishments, we need to self-promote.

Blow Your Own Horn! Personal Branding for Business Professionals offers:

  • Strategies for personal branding and marketing.

  • Self-promotion utilizing Linkedin as a tool.

  • Effective networking techniques for self-promotion.

  • Self-promotion strategies related to job searching.

  • On-line reputation management and…

  • Additional social media venues that could be helpful to you in developing your personal brand.

Now is the time to let the world know what you have offer. It’s time to start blowing your own horn! This book shows you how.  

 

Available for immediate download at https://blowyourownhorn.online

 
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Working With Words: Adding Life to Your Oral PresentationsWorking With Words: Adding Life to Your Oral Presentations by Rae A. Stonehouse

 

Working With Words: Adding Life to Your Oral Presentations provides you with the recipe for using words to help you become a dynamic speaker.

Veteran Toastmaster of over 26 years, Rae A. Stonehouse provides sage advice and helpful tips to whet your appetite to become a more dynamic speaker and presenter.

The book explores the following public speaking strategies:

  • The Language of Speaking
  • Improving Your Descriptive Powers
  • Using Vocal Variety to Make Your Presentations Come Alive
  • Using Gestures for a Powerful Speech… and much more!

 

 

 

 

Working With Words: Adding Life to Your Oral Presentations is for any speaker or presenter who wants to take their speaking to the next level.

Available at https://workingwithwordsbook.com 

Also available as an on-line, self-paced, self-directed e-course.  

 

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Make it Safe! A Family Caregiver’s Home Safety Assessment Guide for Supporting Elders@Home by Rae A. StonehouseMake it Safe! A Family Caregiver's Home Safety Assessment Guide for Supporting Elders@Home by Rae A. Stonehouse

 

 

It is often said "it takes a village to raise a child."

The same can be said about helping an elder age at home.

Perhaps not a village, but certainly a family.

Caregiving at home has proven its value in offsetting the high costs of in-facility healthcare, and at the same time, improving the quality of life for many elders. However, educational training and support for caregivers has been in short supply.

The focus of this book is to help you as a family caregiver create a safe living space and  conditions to support an elder living semi-independently in the community or adapting your family household to support an elder as a member of your family.

 

Make it Safe! A Family Caregiver’s Home Safety Assessment Guide for Supporting Elders@Home is a compilation of safety tips, and sage advice to help support an elder in aging semi-independently and safely.

This is a book meant to be read, and then put into action. A downloadable home safety inspection sheet is provided so you can complete an elder's home inspection, or yours for that matter. 

Available for immediate download https://makeitsafe.online 

Also available as an on-line, self-paced, self-directed e-course.  

 

 

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Published Articles:

On Ending the Stigma of Mental HealthOn Ending the Stigma of Mental Health as featured in the June 2018 issue of Mu Magazine

Networking As A Job Search StrategyNetworking As A Job Search Strategy as featured in the April 2018 issue of Mu Magazine

Connecting in the Okanagan Connecting in the Okanagan as featured in the December 2016 issue of Mu Magazine

Mastering the introductionMastering the introduction as featured on Castanet, October 22, 2016

Master of the ShowMaster of the Show as featured on Castanet, October 29, 2016

 

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Rae Stonehouse

Author Bio:

Rae A. Stonehouse is a Canadian born author & speaker. His professional career as a Registered Nurse working predominantly in psychiatry/mental health, has spanned four decades.

Rae has embraced the principal of CANI (Constant and Never-ending Improvement) as promoted by thought leaders such as Tony Robbins and brings that philosophy to each of his publications and presentations.

Rae has dedicated the latter segment of his journey through life to overcoming his personal inhibitions. As a 27+ year member of Toastmasters International he has systematically built his self-confidence and communicating ability. He is passionate about sharing his lessons with his readers and listeners. His publications thus far are of the personal/professional self-help, self-improvement genre and systematically offer valuable sage advice on a specific topic.

His writing style can be described as being conversational. As an author Rae strives to have a one-to-one conversation with each of his readers, very much like having your own personal self-development coach. Rae is known for having a wry sense of humour that features in his publications.

 

Author of Self-Help Downloadable E-Books, paperbacks and on-line courses:

 

Power Networking for Shy PeoplePower Networking for Shy People: How to Network Like a Pro

52 Power Networking Tips: How to Network Like a Pro

PROtect Yourself Now!PROtect Yourself Now! Violence Prevention for Healthcare Workers

The Savvy Emcee: How to be a Dynamic Master of Ceremonies.

Power of Promotion: On-line Marketing for Toastmasters Club Growth

You're Hired! Job Search Strategies That Work: Available as an easily downloadable e-book or as an on-line e-course.

You're Hired! Resume Tactics: Job Search Strategies That Work

Job Interview Preparation: Job Search Strategies That Work

Leveraging Your Network: Job Search Strategies That Work

You're Hired! Power Tactics: Job Search Strategies That Work

You're Hired! Job Searching Success Tips List

Working With Words: Adding Life to Your Oral Presentations

Blow Your Own Horn! Personal Branding for Business Professionals

Make it Safe! A Family Caregiver's Home Safety Assessment Guide for Supporting Elders@Home

 

Phone Rae 250-451-6564 or info@raestonehouse.com

Rae’s social … are you?

Twitter: http://twitter.com/RaeStonehousehttp://twitter.com/RaeStonehouse

Linkedin? Rae is http://www.linkedin.com/in/raestonehousehttp://www.linkedin.com/in/raestonehouse

Copyright 2018- 2021 Rae A. Stonehouse.

The above document may be freely copied and distributed as long as the author’s name and contact info remain attached.

 

To learn more about Rae A. Stonehouse, visit the Wonderful World of Rae Stonehouse at https://raestonehouse.com.