Dr. Bill Crawford, Ph.D., to Present Keynote Address at Glass TEXpo™ 2010
December 14, 2009

Dr. Bill Crawford, Ph.D., will present the keynote address and one additional seminar at Glass TEXpo™ 2010, the bi-annual regional glass industry trade show for the auto and flat glass industry to be held April 14 - 16 at the El Tropicano Holiday Inn Riverwalk in San Antonio. Dr. Crawford's presentation is sponsored by JLM Wholesale.

Dr. Crawford will present the keynote address on Thursday, April 15. His speech is titled "Moving from Surviving to Thriving: How to Bring More Clarity, Confidence, and Creativity to Your Business and Your Life!" Everyone has heard the statistics-75 percent of business owners and managers today describe their lives as "very stressful." Frustration and burnout are common and almost everyone predicts it's going to get worse before it gets better. And even though everyone is experiencing more stress than ever, they are also tired of traditional "stress management" and people giving them simplistic answers to life's complex problems. In the April 15 session, Dr. Crawford will address this problem by first giving us new information about why this level of stress and frustration is so prevalent, and then, using humor, common language and common sense, he will offer a step-by-step system for accessing the clarity, confidence and creativity necessary for success in today's world.

Dr. Crawford will also present on Friday, April 16, "Getting Others to Get It! - How to Ensure That What You Say Is Heard and Acted Upon." Ever tried to communicate important information to someone, only to have him or her become resistant, defensive, and/or argumentative? As a manager or business owner, this can be a big problem, because either you spend way too much time trying to convince them of the value of your perspective, or you just get into a debate around "who's right?" In "Getting Others to Get It," Dr. Crawford goes way beyond "good communication skills" by showing participants what is really happening when others are being resistant and why just continuing to give them data doesn't work. Finally, he will show attendees how to motivate others to not only hear what they are saying as valuable information but also take more responsibility for acting on these suggestions.

In addition to holding a doctorate in psychology from the University of Houston, Dr. Crawford is a licensed psychologist, author of four books and an organizational consultant. Over the last 25 years he has created more than 3,200 presentations for such organizations as Sprint, Shell, JPMorgan/Chase, PBS and many other organizations and professional associations nationwide. He has a unique perspective on life,which he shares with such humor and energy that he is constantly referred to as the "Steve Martin" of corporate America. In addition, his two PBS specials have been seen by more than 15 million people and he has been quoted as an expert in such diverse publications as The New York Times and Entrepreneur magazine, just to name a few.

Now in its tenth year, Glass TEXpo™ is back in San Antonio on April 14-16, home of the Riverwalk. Glass TEXpo will provide you with two days of top-notch educational seminars, training and networking opportunities along with an extensive trade show floor close to home at affordable prices. The event is co-sponsored by the Texas Glass Association, AGRR magazine, USGlass, WINDOW FILM, Decorative Glass and Door & Window Manufacturer magazines.

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