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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Mary Greenwood Wins Bronze Medal for How to Negotiate Like a Pro at Readers Favorite Book Award Ceremony


Here is a picture of the Readers Favorite Awards Ceremony in Miami as part of the Miami International Book Fair. Debra Gaynor, president of Readers Favorite, gave out the medals at the ceremony on November 17, 2012. I received a bronze medal for How to Negotiate Like a Pro and an Honorable Mention for How to Interview Like a Pro. It was a lot of fun meeting all the other authors

Mary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author of How To Negotiate LIke A Pro: 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Second Edition 2012, Winner of nine book award; How To Mediate Like A Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating Disputes, Winner of twelve book awards; and How to Interview Like a Pro: 43 Rules For Getting Your Next Job, winner of twelve book awards, Second Edition 2012, Visit www.MaryGreenwood.org.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

How to Negotiate Like a Pro by Mary Greenwood wins bronze award and How to Interview Like a Pro wins Honorable Mention at Readers Favorite Book Awards Ceremony on November 17 in Miami.

Mary Greenwood's Books have Won 33 Book Awards


How to Negotiate Like a Pro wins the bronze medal  and How to Interview Like a Pro wins the Honorable Mention at the Readers Favorite Book Awards Ceremony held in Miami, Florida on November 7 at the Miami Regency Hotel. The ceremonies coincide with the Miami Book Fair.

How to Negotiate Like a Pro, How to Mediate Like a Pro and How to Interview Like a Pro have won a total of 33 book awards. 

Mary Greenwood's books are displayed at the South Florida Writers Association Booth, the Readers Favorite Booth and the iUniverse/Penguin Booth at the  Book Marketplace on  November 16-18.




Mary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author of How To Negotiate LIke A Pro: 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Winner of six book awards Best How To Book, DIY Festival Runner Up, New York Book Festival, E-Book and Self-Help Category Finalist ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Finalist, Best National Book Awards, Self-Help Category Honorable Mention, London Book Festival How To Mediate Like A Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating Disputes Winner of five book awards Best National Book AWard, Law Category Best E-Book, New York Book Festival Best How To Book, Beach Book Festival Best E-Book, Indie Excellence Awards Spirit AWard, South Florida Writers Association Email: howtonegotiate@aol.com www.marygreenwood.org

Friday, November 9, 2012

Mary Greenwood will be displaying her books on Saturday November 10 at Jekyl Island Convention Center as part of the Georgia Literary Festival.









Mary  Greenwood will be displaying her books, How to Interview Like a Pro, How to Mediate  Like a Pro and How to Negotiate Like a Pro at the Jekyl Island Convention Center, booth 27, on Saturday November 10, from 9:00 to 6:00.

The Georgia Literary Festival is held in a different Georgia town every year.




Mary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author of How To Negotiate LIke A Pro: 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Winner of nine book awards; How To Mediate Like A Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating Disputes Winner of twelve book awards and How to Intyerview Like a Pro, winner of twelve book awards.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Five Star Clarion Review of How to Interview Like a Pro by Mary Greenwood


Clarion Review
SELF-HELP
How to Interview like a Pro: Forty-Three Rules for Getting Your Next Job

Mary Greenwood iUniverse 978-1-938908-06-4 Five Stars (out of Five)

With the unemployment rate refusing to sink below 8 percent, the United States’ Great Recession marches on, leaving many people scrambling for the limited job opportunities that exist. Those in the job market during this tough time want every advantage they can get. One excellent resource is Mary   Greenwood’s latest book, How to Interview Like a Pro: Forty-Three Rules for Getting Your Next Job.
An award-winning author of two previous how-to guides—How to Negotiate Like a Pro and How to Mediate Like a Pro—Greenwood continues her successful streak with this insider’s view of one of the most anxiety-provoking parts of the job-search process: the interview. Her professional experience as a human resources director and a labor attorney makes Greenwood an expert on all that goes into the interview process, from the first handshake to the hard questions.

Tricky questions don’t have to trip the interviewee up, says Greenwood. She uses her extensive background to explain which questions employers are not legally allowed to ask—questions regarding race, religion, and age, for example—and how to respond appropriately. She clearly and concisely defines complex legal terms like “disparate treatment” and “adverse impact” so that the average person can understand his or her rights in the interview room and not be caught off guard.

Some advice is fairly standard—dress appropriately for the workplace, arrive early, etc.—but Greenwood makes a convincing case for attending to the details. Wear flip-flops? No. Ask questions? Definitely. Stories of interview gaffes illustrate the need for explicit instruction. Greenwood does not want any of her readers to be the woman who brings her baby to the interview, or the man who tells an off-color joke to his potential boss.

Much of Greenwood’s attention focuses on what job seekers can do outside of the interview room, both before and after the big day. Research and rehearsal are essential, says Greenwood, and after giving the interview your best effort, it pays to debrief yourself. Evaluate your performance: what went well, and what you could improve. In the current economic
climate, it is likely that those searching for a job will go on many interviews before receiving an offer, so Greenwood encourages readers to see the whole process as a learning experience.

How to Interview Like a Pro is easy to read from cover-to-cover. Greenwood’s clean, uncluttered style flows from one idea to the next. The usefulness of the book extends beyond the first reading, however. Job seekers can refer to the glossary, indexes, and individual tips as they work their way through the hiring process.

Sheila M. Trask 



Mary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author of How To Negotiate LIke A Pro: 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Winner of nine book awards; How To Mediate Like A Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating Disputes Winner of twelve book awards, and How to Interview Like a Pro, Winner of twelve book awards.  Email: howtointerview@aol.com, website: www.marygreenwood.org

Saturday, September 1, 2012

How to Negotiate Like a Pro Wins Bronze Award in Readers Favorite Book Awards Contest.

How to Interview Like a Pro Wins its Tenth Book Award


How to Interview Like a Pro wins a Bronze Book Award in the Readers Favorite Book Awards, it was announced on September 1, 2012. The awards ceremony will be held in Miami during the Miami Book Fair on November 18, 2012. This is the tenth book award for How to Negotiate Like a Pro.



http://readersfavorite.com/2012-award-contest-winners.htm#NonFiction-SelfHelp-aMary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author of How To Negotiate LIke A Pro: 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Winner of six book awards Best How To Book, DIY Festival Runner Up, New York Book Festival, E-Book and Self-Help Category Finalist ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Finalist, Best National Book Awards, Self-Help Category Honorable Mention, London Book Festival How To Mediate Like A Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating Disputes Winner of five book awards Best National Book AWard, Law Category Best E-Book, New York Book Festival Best How To Book, Beach Book Festival Best E-Book, Indie Excellence Awards Spirit AWard, South Florida Writers Association Email: howtonegotiate@aol.com www.marygreenwood.com

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mary Greenwood, Award-Winning Author of How to Interview Like a Pro , will be signing books at the 2012 Georgia Literary Festival on November 9, 2012


The 2012 Georgia Literary Festival will be held November 9-10 at the new Jekyll Island Convention Center on the state’s beautiful southeastern coast. There will be a full day of free author programs at the beachfront Convention Center Saturday with additional special events Friday and Saturday at the nearby Jekyll Island Club Hotel. The festival is sponsored by the Georgia Center for the Book with funding from the Georgia Humanities Council and local sponsors.
On Saturday November 10, 2012, Mary Greenwood, author of How to Interview Like a Pro, winner of twelve book awards, How to Mediate Like a Pro, winner of twelve book awards and How to Negotiate Like a Pro, second edition, winner of nine book awards will be signing her books at the Marketplace at the Jekyl Island Convention Center.
The 14th annual festival, which celebrates writers and writing in a different part of the state each year, will be hosted by the College of Coastal Georgia, The Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Jekyll Island Authority. Representatives of area organizations including the Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center have planned the event.
The exciting lineup of more than 30 authors includes Pulitzer Prize winning poet Natasha Trethewey, environmentalist and author Janisse Ray, popular author Mary Kay Andrews, bestselling thriller writer Steve Berry, nationally renown chefs Nathalie Dupree, Hugh Acheson and Damon Lee Fowler.

 www.marygreenwood.org

Monday, August 20, 2012

Who are the Winners of the Summer Book Awards


Who are the Winners of the Summer Book Awards?
    1. The Independent Publisher Book Association Awards (IPPY)presented their awards at a ceremony on June 4. Although there is no grand prize winner, there are twelve Outstanding Authors prizes as well as winners in each category. Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon (McPherson & Company) won in the Literary Fiction category and The Cult of Lego by John Baichtal and Joe Meno (No Starch Press) won in the Popular Culture/Leisure category.   
    2. The Third Annual International Book Awards (IBA) announced their winners and finalists. (How to Interview Like a Pro and How to Negotiate Like a Pro, second edition, both were finalists.)   
    3. The Indie Excellence Awards announced their winners in June. Wedlocked, A Novel, by Bonnie Trachtenberg (iUniverse), was the winner of the Chick-lit category, How to Negotiate Like a Pro (iUniverse) was the winner in the Self-Help category and After the Fog by Kathleen Shoop (CreateSpace) was the winner in Literary Fiction.
    4. The ForeWord Book of the Year Awards (BOTYA) announced their book awards at the American Library Association's Annual Conference and Exhibit, which was held June 23, 2012 in Anaheim, California. The Editor’s Choice Award for fiction went to All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen (The Permanent Press) and the award for nonfiction went to Logodaedaly by Erzsebet Gilbert (Wolverine Farm Publishing). Chelsea Green Publishing was named the Independent Publisher of the Year.    
    5. The Readers Favorite Book Awards Finalists were announced on July 1 and the winners will be announced on September 1, 2012. The awards ceremony will be held in Miami during the Miami Book Festival International in November. How to Negotiate Like a Pro is a finalist in the Self-Help category.
    6.  The Next Generation Indie Book Awards Winners' gala was held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The first place winner in the fiction category was The Parsifal Pursuit by Michael McMenamin and Patrick McMenamin (Enigma Books.) The first place winner in the nonfiction category was Inner Visions, Grassroots Stories of Truth and Hope, by Jan Thrope (Orange Frazer Press.) Both winners won a cash award of $1500.00
    7. The New York Book Festival announced its grand prize winner, Pot Farm by Mathew Gavin Frank (University of Nebraska Press) at the Grolier Club in New York City where he received grand prize of $1500.00 
    8. The Ben Franklin Awards sponsored by the International Book Publishing Association (IBPA) announced their winners at a gala awards ceremony June 4. The award for popular fiction went to A Crooked Number, (Flat Rock Publishing) and for biography went to Damien, the Making of a Saint (Mutual Publishing.). There was no grand prize winner.                            
    9. Congratulations to all the winners.  May these awards make you famous and help you sell lots of books. Hope you had a great summer.
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Mary Greenwood, Author of How to Interview Like a Pro, winner of 12 book awards; How to Mediate Like a Pro, winner of 12 book awards; How to Negotiate Like a Pro, winner of 9 book awards. Visit Marygreenwood.org




Mary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author of How To Negotiate LIke A Pro: 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Winner of six book awards Best How To Book, DIY Festival Runner Up, New York Book Festival, E-Book and Self-Help Category Finalist ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Finalist, Best National Book Awards, Self-Help Category Honorable Mention, London Book Festival How To Mediate Like A Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating Disputes Winner of five book awards Best National Book AWard, Law Category Best E-Book, New York Book Festival Best How To Book, Beach Book Festival Best E-Book, Indie Excellence Awards Spirit AWard, South Florida Writers Association Email: howtonegotiate@aol.com www.marygreenwood.com

Press Release for Star Edition of How to Interview Like a Pro


Job candidates get helpful tips in new how-to book
Award-winning author Mary Greenwood announces the release of “How to Interview Like a Pro”
ORLANDO, Fla. – In the updated edition of “How to Interview Like a Pro: Forty-Three Rules for Getting Your Next Job” (published by iUniverse), one of the entries in her award-winning series of how-to books for professionals, Mary Greenwood gives readers a comprehensive collection of tips for interviewing and landing a job.

“How to Interview Like a Pro,” winner of 12 book awards, provides strategies and practical tips about how to prepare for job hunting, how to interview and how to seal the deal. Greenwood offers readers insight into how to get ready for an interview, how to answer those difficult questions, and how to negotiate salary. To help readers prepare for their interviews, she has included sample answers to interview questions, allowing applicants the opportunity to rehearse their answers.

An excerpt from “How to Interview Like a Pro”:

“You need to research the employer, the job itself, and the cutting-edge issues and concerns in this field. What did we do before the internet? Basically we had to go to the library, which often took too much time and effort for most of us. Now we just click, and the answers to our questions appear as if by magic. You know that the employer and HR staff are googling your name, so you should be googling them as well.”

Greenwood offers her book to readers at what she sees as a critical time in the history of the economy and employment. “As everyone knows, the economy is unstable and a lot of people are unemployed and looking for jobs,” she explains. “‘How to Interview Like a Pro’ is a book that will help applicants, especially new graduates or those who have not interviewed for a long time, gain the confidence to give the best interview they can.”

“How to Interview Like a Pro” has been selected for inclusion in the iUniverse Star program, which recognizes excellence in writing and commercial success.

About the Author
Mary Greenwood has worked as a human resources director, with a search firm, and as an employment and labor attorney for more than 25 years. She is also the author of “How to Negotiate Like a Pro,” winner of nine book awards, and “How to Mediate Like a Pro,” winner of 12 book awards. Greenwood lives in Florida.


Website: www.marygreenwood.org

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Star Edition of How to Interview Like a Pro is live

The Star Edition of How to Interview Like a Pro, 43 Rules For Getting the Job You Want is live.


How to Interview Like a Pro, winner of twelve book awards, has been relaunched by iUniverse in a special "Star Edition."

This is the third book in the "how to" series by Mary Greenwood, author of How to Negotiate Like a Pro, (second edition), winner of nine book awards, and How to Mediate Like a Pro, winner of twelve book awards.

Greenwood is currently working on her fourth "how to" book and is also working on a novel.




http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Products/SKU-000591389/How-to-Interview-Like-a-Pro.aspx

Friday, July 20, 2012

Cover of Star Edition of How to Interview Like a Pro

How to Interview Like a Pro has a new cover for the Star Edition, which will be published in August.

How to Interview Like a Pro has already won twelve book awards, including the ForeWord, Indie Excellence, Reader Views, Next Generation Indie, Readers Favorites and International Book Awards.

How to Interview Like a Pro is printed by iUniverse, which is now part of the Penguin Group of Pearson Publishing, which is the largest book publisher in the world.

  Email: howtointerview@aol.com 
website: www.marygreenwood.org

Monday, July 9, 2012

Book Awards Summer 2012; Who are the Winners?


Who are the Winners of the Summer Book Awards?
    1. The Independent Publisher Book Association Awards (IPPY)presented their awards at a ceremony on June 4. Although there is no grand prize winner, there are twelve Outstanding Authors prizes as well as winners in each category. Lord of Misrule by Jaimy Gordon (McPherson & Company) won in the Literary Fiction category and The Cult of Lego by John Baichtal and Joe Meno (No Starch Press) won in the Popular Culture/Leisure category.   
    2. The Third Annual International Book Awards (IBA) announced their winners and finalists. (How to Interview Like a Pro and How to Negotiate Like a Pro, second edition, both were finalists.)   
    3. The Indie Excellence Awards announced their winners in June. Wedlocked, A Novel, by Bonnie Trachtenberg (iUniverse), was the winner of the Chick-lit category, How to Negotiate Like a Pro (iUniverse) was the winner in the Self-Help category and After the Fog by Kathleen Shoop (CreateSpace) was the winner in Literary Fiction.
    4. The ForeWord Book of the Year Awards (BOTYA) announced their book awards at the American Library Association's Annual Conference and Exhibit, which was held June 23, 2012 in Anaheim, California. The Editor’s Choice Award for fiction went to All Cry Chaos by Leonard Rosen (The Permanent Press) and the award for nonfiction went to Logodaedaly by Erzsebet Gilbert (Wolverine Farm Publishing). Chelsea Green Publishing was named the Independent Publisher of the Year.    
    5. The Readers Favorite Book Awards Finalists were announced on July 1 and the winners will be announced on September 1, 2012. The awards ceremony will be held in Miami during the Miami Book Festival International in November. How to Negotiate Like a Pro is a finalist in the Self-Help category.
    6.  The Next Generation Indie Book Awards Winners' gala was held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The first place winner in the fiction category was The Parsifal Pursuit by Michael McMenamin and Patrick McMenamin (Enigma Books.) The first place winner in the nonfiction category was Inner Visions, Grassroots Stories of Truth and Hope, by Jan Thrope (Orange Frazer Press.) Both winners won a cash award of $1500.00
    7. The New York Book Festival announced its grand prize winner, Pot Farm by Mathew Gavin Frank (University of Nebraska Press) at the Grolier Club in New York City where he received grand prize of $1500.00 
    8. The Ben Franklin Awards sponsored by the International Book Publishing Association (IBPA) announced their winners at a gala awards ceremony June 4. The award for popular fiction went to A Crooked Number, (Flat Rock Publishing) and for biography went to Damien, the Making of a Saint (Mutual Publishing.). There was no grand prize winner.     
                            
    9. Congratulations to all the winners.
       May these awards make you famous and help you sell lots of books. Have a great summer.
    _____

    Mary Greenwood, Author of How to Interview Like a Pro, winner of 12 book awards; How to Mediate Like a Pro, winner of 12 book awards; How to Negotiate Like a Pro, winner of 9 book awards. Visit Marygreenwood.org



Mary Greenwood's How to Books have won a total of 33 book awards

                                                          Winner of nine book awards

                                                        Winner of twelve book awards

                                                        Winner of twelve book awards

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

How to Negotiate Like a Pro, second edition is Finalist in Reader Favorite Book Awards



How to Negotiate Like a Pro, Second Edition, is a finalist in the Readers Favorite Book Awards in the Self-Help category. The winners will be selected in September 2012 and the awards ceremony will be held in November in Miami at the Miami Book Festival. This is the ninth book award for How to Negotiate Like a Pro.  How to Mediate Like a Pro has won twelve book awards and How to Interview Like a Pro has won twelve book awards for a total of thirty-three book awards for Mary Greenwood.


Email: howtointerview@aol.com 
website: http://www.marygreenwood.org



Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mary Greenwood's How To Books have won 32 book awards.

How to Mediate Like  Pro has won twelve book awards.


 How to Negotiate Like a Pro, first and second edition, has won eight book awards



How to Interview Like a Pro has won twelve book awards.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Tis the Season for Book Awards, BEA New York June 5-7



Tis the Season for Book AwardsBEA, New York, June 5-7 2012, is the place to be. by Mary Greenwood

Spring has sprung and many of the book award contests announced their winners in May and others will announce their awards in June at the Book Expo America in New York.
May Book Awards
  1. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalists and Winners were announced on May 18, 2012, and a gala will be held June 4, 2012 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The first place winner in the fiction category was The Parsifal Pursuit by Michael McMenamin and Patrick McMenamin (Enigma Books.) The first place winner in the nonfiction category was Inner Visions, Grassroots Stories of Truth and Hope, by Jan Thrope (Orange Frazer Press.) Both winners will win a cash prize of $1500.00.
  1. The New York Book Festival will announce its book award winners after May 25, 2012. Later in June, there will be an awards ceremony at the famous literary Algonquin Hotel the evening before the annual Saturday Book Festival, usually held in Central Park.
The Book Expo America
The Book Expo America is in New York again this year on June 5-7. Many of the book awards will make their book award announcements a part of their festivities.
  1. The Ben Franklin Awards sponsored by the International Book Publishing Association (IBPA) will be announced at a gala awards ceremony on the last night of the Publishing University, just before the opening of BEA.
  1. The Independent Publisher Book Association Awards (IPPY) will announce their winners in May and present the awards at a ceremony on June 4 during BEA.
  1. The Third Annual International Book Awards (IBA) will announce their winners and finalists at the BEA.
4. The Indie Excellence Awards will announce their finalists and winners at the same time as the BEA.
BOTYA
The ForeWord Book of the Year Awards (BOTYA) are bucking the trend. They used to announce their awards at BEA, but now they announce them at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibit, which is being held June 23, 2012 in Anaheim, California. This is appropriate because the awards are designed for booksellers and librarians to discover distinctive books across many genres.The finalists were already announced on April 2, 2012 and the winners will be announced on June 23, 2012
Congratulations to all the winners. May these awards make you famous and help you sell lots of books. Next month, I will list some of the winners of these awards.
Mary Greenwood, an Attorney, HR Director and Author of
How to Negotiate Like a Pro, Second Edition, published April 19, 2012
How to Interview Like a Pro, Winner of eleven book awards
How to Mediate Like a Pro, Winner of twelve book awards
How to Negotiate Like a Pro, Winner of six book awards




Wednesday, May 30, 2012

How to Interview Like a Pro by Mary Greenwood wins Twelfth Book Award




How to Interview Like a Pro; 43 Rules For Getting Your Next Job is a finalist in the Business/Career Category in the 2012  International Book Awards. This is the 12th book award for How to Interview Like a Pro: 43 Rules for Getting Your Next Job. 

Here are the other 11 book awards: 
1. Winner, Reader Views Awards 
2. Winner Pinnacle Achievement Awards 
3. Winner, Indie Excellence Awards 
4. Winner, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards career category 
5. Finalist, Next Generation Indie Book Awards 
6. Finalist, USA Book News Book Awards, Business/Career Category
7. Finalist, Eric Hoffer Awards 
8. Honorable Mention DIY Book Festival 
9. Honorable Mention Readers Favorite, business/finance category
10. Extra Mention, Millennium Puboishing Book Awards 
11. Honorable Mention Mention, New York Book Festival



Mary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author of How To Negotiate LIke A Pro: 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Winner of six book awards Best How To Book, DIY Festival Runner Up, New York Book Festival, E-Book and Self-Help Category Finalist ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Finalist, Best National Book Awards, Self-Help Category Honorable Mention, London Book Festival How To Mediate Like A Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating Disputes Winner of five book awards Best National Book AWard, Law Category Best E-Book, New York Book Festival Best How To Book, Beach Book Festival Best E-Book, Indie Excellence Awards Spirit AWard, South Florida Writers Association Email: howtonegotiate@aol.com www.marygreenwood.com

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

How to Negotiate Like a Pro, Second Edition, is the Winner in the Self-Help Category of the National Indie Excellence Book awards





How to Negotiate Like a Pro, Second Edition, is the Winner in the Self-Help Category for the National Indie Excellence Awards, which was announced Tuesday May 29, 2012.




 www.marygreenwood.com
http://www.indieexcellence.com/indie-results-2012.htm

Book Review of Second Edition of How to Negotiate Like a Pro by Mary Greenwood for Readers Favorite


Book Review
Reviewed by Jean Brickell for Readers Favorite

This is the most amazing book. At first thought, it didn't seem to apply to me as I no longer work in an office but delving into it I realized it was for everyone. Not only does the author explain how to handle a dispute by resolving it in a polite but firm way, but she describes the home work that must be done to be on top of things. As well as job-related negotiations, there are tips for the everyday world like medical situations, phone bills, disputes with hotels and airline. Disputes with internet companies such as ebay are also included. There is a chapter on complaints: if all else fail and where to go for help? A glossary is included to understand all the different negotiation terms. 

This book is as necessary as a dictionary to each personal library. With this book in hand a person will have an upper hand in negotiation of any type, business, personal relations, disputes with bills and reservations mishandling. The personal relations might include spouses and/or ex-spouses. This book will tell you what to say, how to say it, how to conduct yourself so that you will have the upper hand and get the results that you want. It even tells you what to do if you don't get the results that you want. I found "How to Negotiate Like a Pro" to be not just an interesting book but one that will provide invaluable help.






Mary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author of How To Negotiate LIke A Pro: 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Winner of six book awards Best How To Book, DIY Festival Runner Up, New York Book Festival, E-Book and Self-Help Category Finalist ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Finalist, Best National Book Awards, Self-Help Category Honorable Mention, London Book Festival How To Mediate Like A Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating Disputes Winner of five book awards Best National Book AWard, Law Category Best E-Book, New York Book Festival Best How To Book, Beach Book Festival Best E-Book, Indie Excellence Awards Spirit AWard, South Florida Writers Association Email: howtonegotiate@aol.com www.marygreenwood.com

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Book Launching and Signing May 10 at 5:30 Barnie's Baldwin Park, Orlando, Fl.

Book Launch and Signing Thursday May 10 at 5:30 at Barnie's Coffee Kitchen, Baldwin Park, 4826 New Broad Street, Orlando, Fl.





Mary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author of How To Negotiate LIke A Pro: 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Winner of six book awards Best How To Book, DIY Festival Runner Up, New York Book Festival, E-Book and Self-Help Category Finalist ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Finalist, Best National Book Awards, Self-Help Category Honorable Mention, London Book Festival How To Mediate Like A Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating Disputes Winner of five book awards Best National Book AWard, Law Category Best E-Book, New York Book Festival Best How To Book, Beach Book Festival Best E-Book, Indie Excellence Awards Spirit AWard, South Florida Writers Association Email: howtonegotiate@aol.com www.marygreenwood.com

Monday, April 23, 2012

How to Negotiate Like a Pro, Second Edition available at Barnes and Noble






By Mary Greenwood, JD, LLM
If you can’t seem to get what you want,
it’s time to learn How to Negotiate Like a Pro.












In this second revised edition of How to Negotiate Like a Pro (the first edition won six book awards,) Greenwood, an attorney, negotiator, and human resources director with over twenty-five years of experience, adds new and revised chapters and provides the tools and strategies to negotiate anything, anytime, anywhere, including your spouse, your boss, a hotel or an online seller on eBay. Here’s a sample of tips you will get:

Gain strategies and practical tips for the negotiation process;

Deal with someone who is unreasonable;

Understand what the other side is thinking;

Break a deadlock;

Learn the ten questions to ask to get the best deal;

Lnow what to do when negotiations fail;

Find out what makes a good negotiator.

With Greenwood’s forty-one rules, you will be soon be negotiating like a professional.




Mary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author of How to Negotiate Like a Pro, second edition; How to Interview Like a Pro, winner of eleven book awards; and How to Mediate Like a Pro, winner of twelve book awards. Visit Mary's website
www.MaryGreenwood.org

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cover of How to Negotiate Like a Pro, Second Edition






Cover of How to Negotiate Like a Pro, Second Edition









How to Negotiate Like a Pro was first published in 2006. After six years and six book awards, the new and improved Second Edition is going to be published soon. The 41 rules are the same, but there are new sections on negotiating with service providers such as a car dealer, phone company, doctor and art dealer. With so many changes in the Internet, the chapter on eBay has been completed revised.

A new section called "Ten Questions to Ask to get a Better Deal," gives the reader some insider tips so they can negotiate like a pro.

It has just been sent to the printer and will be available later in April.




Mary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author How to Interview Like a Pro, winner of eleven book awards, How to Mediate Like a Pro, winner of twelve book awards and First Edition of How to Negotiate Like a Pro, winner of six book awards. How to Negotiate Like a Pro, Second Edition will be available in April 2012. Visit www.MaryGreenwood.org

Friday, April 13, 2012

Review by D.S. White of How to Interview Like a Pro







Title: How to Interview Like a Pro: 43 Rules for Getting Your Next Job

Author: Mary Greenwood

Publisher: iUniverse.com

Release Date: December 2, 2010

Genre: Non-Fiction

Reviewed by: D.S. White

DESCRIPTION:

If you can’t seem to get the interviews and job offers you want, it’s time to learn How to Interview Like a Pro.

Written by longtime human resources director Mary Greenwood, the author of How to Negotiate Like a Pro and How to Mediate Like a Pro, this guidebook offers strategies and practical tips about the interview process. Learn how to prepare for your next interview and how to answer the difficult questions that leave other candidates stuttering.

You will learn forty-three rules that will help you get your next job. Here’s a sample of the types of tips you’ll get:

• PREPARING AND DELIVERING A GOOD ELEVATOR SPEECH IS ESSENTIAL FOR SUCCESS.
• BEING NOSEY ABOUT THE INTERVIEW PROCESS CAN WORK IN YOUR FAVOR.
• THE RIGHT OUTFIT, THE RIGHT HANDSHAKE AND THE RIGHT DEMEANOR ARE ESSENTIAL.
• ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS AT THE INTERVIEW.

This guidebook is the perfect mix of reference materials, case studies, state and federal resources, and checklists. Discover the edge you need to produce results and learn How to Interview Like a Pro.

MY THOUGHTS:

“Rule 8. Be in interview mode all the time.

…An employer told me about an applicant who wore bedroom slippers and short shorts while picking up an application. Often the person you get the application from is the same person who will interview you. If you are wearing bedroom slippers and shorts, the employer does not need to read the application to decide you are not employee material.”

For such a slender volume, this book is chock full of fabulously pertinent advice for the job seeker. It is delivered in a common sense manner and each rule is demonstrated by a concise example as it takes you through all the stages before and after the job interview.

Even after having worked in Human Resources myself, I still learned a thing or three. I wasn’t even half-way through the protected classes section when I realized that I had been hoodwinked and bamboozled for most of my working career, but I must admit that I have no one to blame for that but myself. A wise person once said that we perish from a lack of knowledge.

So what’s my point? You’ve got to have a plan. Studies show that those who end up achieving their goals are those who have a written plan. If you’re looking for a job, your plan could be How to Interview Like a Pro–advice, workbook and reference toolkit all-in-one.

MY RATING:

4-1/2 MICE out of 5 MICE

MY RECOMMENDATION:

This book is suitable for the beginner as well as the seasoned job seeker.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Mary Greenwood is an Attorney, Mediator, and Author of three award-winning books. Her latest book, How to Interview Like a Pro is based on Greenwood’s experience as a Human Resources Director and Attorney as well as her own experience as a head hunter and an applicant. It has already won eleven book awards including the Best How To Book category in the Reader View Book Awards, a Pinnacle Book Award, Honorable Mention in the DIY Book Festival and a silver winner in the ForeWord Magazine Book Awards. She has a BA and MA in English, a Law Degree and an LL.M. in Labor Law. Greenwood lives in Orlando, Florida with her Boston terrier Annabelle.

To learn more about Mary and her books please visit her site: http://marygreenwood.org.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Book Awards: The Gift that Keeps on Giving by Mary Greenwood









Book Awards: The Gift that Keeps on Giving by Mary Greenwood, author of award-winning How to Interview Like a Pro





1. Put award-winning book or award-winning author interchangeably with the name of your book or your name as the author. If you have won more than one award, use "multi-award winning."

2. Go through everything you write and change it to award-winning. This can include your profile on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Look at your blog and Website. If you have previously written ezines or other articles, update them with your new awards.

3. Use Google Alerts with the name of your book to see how much PR you are really getting. This will help you decide where to put your continued efforts. I like to google some key phrases periodically to see what Google alerts has missed.

4. Write a detailed Press Release every time you win an award. I like to tell the history of the award and even list the other winners in my category. I may even write some nice things about the other winning books in my category. Then I write an email to those other writers with a copy of the link along with my congratulations. Sometimes these other winners will reciprocate by putting something about me on their blog or website.

5. Send copies of the Press Releases to anyone who might be interested in publishing the information. For example, send to your current newspaper and other newspapers such as your home newspaper or a newspaper where you previously lived. Send to your alumni associations, your employer and your professional organizations such as the local bar association or Rotary. Send to your local writers' group newsletter.

6. Put book award information on your signature on your email account so that everyone who receives an email from you will see this information. This is sent automatically and often, I will get a response like, " I did not know you were an author," or "My daughter is looking for a job and could use this book on interviewing." If it is not relevant to your email, you can always delete the signature before sending.

7. Write blurbs or tips that people will want to share with others on Facebook or retweet. That will help your information go viral.

8. Send the information frequently. You don't want to be obnoxious, but sending something only once may leave out people who don't check Facebook or Twitter on a regular basis. Some things do bear repeating. You can always tweak the post so it is a little different from earlier ones.

9. Recycle your reviews especially if you won an award with the reviewer's book contest. For example, my books have won awards with Reader Reviews and Readers Favorites. When I share these links, I mention that I won a Reader Reviews or Reader Favorites book award.

10. Use your awards to get an interview or make a pitch. I have gotten many leads for articles mentioning my books about interviewing and negotiating as a result of (HAR0)) www.helpareporter.com. This is a free service and once you sign up, you will get several emails a day with the needs of journalists for future stories. If you see something related to your expertise, you can send a timely pitch which will be forwarded by HARO. My first sentence usually is "I am an award-winning author ..."

11. The list for promoting your book awards is endless and only limited by your imagination.

All of this may seem narcissistic, but if you don't not toot your horn, who will?


Mary Greenwood has won 29 book awards for How to Negotiate Like a Pro, How to Mediate Like a Pro and How to Interview Like a Pro.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Book Awards: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Award-winning author Mary Greenwood







Book Awards: The Good, Bad and the Ugly









When applying for book awards, you need to use some common sense and caution.

Getting awards is fun (the Good), but you don't want your money to be wasted (the Bad) or even be scammed (the Ugly.)

Here are some things to look at when deciding whether to enter an award contest.

1. What is the cost?

Some think that any cost is too much and won't enter an awards contest that costs anything. My view is that $50 is a good price point. If you do win, where can you get that kind of publicity for $50? In addition, there are some administrative costs to running an awards event and that seems reasonable to me. I won't apply for a contest that costs $150 or more. You have to wonder where that money is going.

2. How often is the book award contest conducted?

If more than once a year, I am a little suspicious. Also if I don't win one year, I am not going to try again. I already have an idea what they think of my book and I don't have to pay more money to find out for sure. If anything, there is more competition the next year.

3. If an award asks for personal information like passport number or drivers license number, run for the hills!

If you read the instructions and see that you have to give personal information, you may be setting yourself up for a scam. Usually you have a choice on how to pay. I like to write a check even though it takes longer to get there. I also like to pay with PayPal. If you are requested to pay before you get instructions, then you know you are being scammed.

4. What is the prize? Don't give away your rights.

If the prize is a publishing contract, be sure to read the rules very carefully. You don't want to give away the rights to your book. Is this really a contest or a way for publisher to get you to pay a fee a book contract or a way to get you to pay a big fee for editing.

5. What is the prize? Be wary of winning an entry in an anthology

There may be legitimate anthologies for poetry or a specific topic, of course. However, if your prize is the opportunity to be in an anthology and you get the right to sell copies of that anthology, you may want to rethink that. Who is going to read this anthology except for the authors?

6. What is the prize? A trophy but you must pay for it.

Now if you are charged $5 or $10 to get a medal, that is reasonable, but if you have to pay $100 or more for a trophy, that seems excessive. You have to ask yourself, who is making the money?

7. What is the prize? Money, judges' comments, website listings, stickers, trip to award ceremonies, book festivals and press releases.

I like book awards because of the Public Relations for my books. The book awards may send an email or press release that can be shared to your friends and contacts. Money is nice, but usually that is only for the grand prize winner. Judges' comments can be useful, but sometimes they can also be annoying. Lately a judge criticized my book on interviewing because it didn't have anything on resumes. Well there are plenty of books on resumes, but mine is about interviewing! It is usually too late to make any changes anyway so I don't ask for judges' comments anymore.

Often the book award will list your book on its website. If you get that opportunity, be sure to do that. Often there will be a link to Amazon or Barnes and Noble to buy your book so that can be another revenue stream. Others will give you stickers or charge a small fee for them. My experience with stickers is that they fall off and can look unseemly. I don't put them on my books anymore, but it is nice to take a photo of the sticker for your website or blog. Often the grand prize winner will get a trip to the awards or a weekend at a writers retreat. This is nice but remember only one person gets this. You will have a better chance getting a prize in your category.

8. Who are the judges?

Read the fine print and see who the judges are. When the books are part of a reviewers' book awards, such as Readers Views and Readers Favorites, the books will be reviewed as well as judged. Be careful if the rules say the judges will read only a certain percentage of the book. We all know it may not take long to tell whether a book is award material, but you want your book to be read.

9. Who are the sponsors and how long has the award existed?

The book awards are usually sponsored by publishers, publisher organizations, reviewers, and book festivals. The Eric Hoffer Book Awards were previously called Writers Notes and a few years ago got permission from the Eric Hoffer Estate to use his name. The Writers Digest has been around for 20 years and the IPPY Awards for 16 years. Just because an award is new does not mean I won't enter it since it is also a way to get on the ground floor for something new. If I like the concept, I will go ahead and enter.

Book Awards have really helped me in my marketing effort. If you follow some of the guidelines above, you will be entering book contests like a pro!

Mary Greenwood, Author of How to Interview Like a Pro, winner of 11 book awards; How to Mediate Like a Pro, winner of 12 book awards; How to Negotiate Like a Pro, winner of 6 book awards.






Mary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author ofHow To Negotiate LIke A Pro: 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Winner of six book awardsBest How To Book, DIY FestivalRunner Up, New York Book Festival, E-Book and Self-Help CategoryFinalist ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year AwardsFinalist, Best National Book Awards, Self-Help CategoryHonorable Mention, London Book FestivalHow To Mediate Like A Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating DisputesWinner of five book awardsBest National Book AWard, Law CategoryBest E-Book, New York Book FestivalBest How To Book, Beach Book FestivalBest E-Book, Indie Excellence AwardsSpirit AWard, South Florida Writers AssociationEmail: howtonegotiate@aol.comwww.marygreenwood.com

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Review of How to Interview Like a Pro by ShaniceXOXO blog





How to Interview Like a Pro by ShaniceXOXO, 17 year old blogger,












Are you looking for a job? Are you afraid of those big interviews? Well I recently had the opportunity to read this book called “How to Interview Like A Pro” written by Mary Greenwood. This is a great book for people who have a few questions about interview etiquette or what happens during an interview. This book gives you 43 steps/rules that you should try to follow that could help you ace that interview and get that job you always wanted. Greenwood gives you advice that ranges from detailed and practical to a couple of funny stories.

Chapter 4: How to Answer Interview Questions
Rule 26. Rehearse answers in advance.

This had to be one of my most favorite chapters because she gives you the most commonly used questions from interviews and gives you guidelines on how to answer the questions along with explaining what these questions mean. She also prepares you for questions such as “Why were you fired?” It’s a very hard question to answer especially for people who when they were fired they didn’t leave the job on a good note. She helps you word the answers that you already have into better sounding statements.

This book can help even if you’re looking for a first job, like me, and you wondering what interviews will be like. If you want to be prepared from all angles I recommend this book.




Mary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author of How To Negotiate LIke A Pro: 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Winner of six book awards, How to Interview Like a Pro, winner of 11 book awards and How to Mediate Like a Pro, winner of 12 book awards.
website: http://www.MaryGreenwood.org
email: HowtoInterview@aol.com

Review of How to Interview Like a Pro by Rose Powell, Immutable Ramblings Blog







Monday, February 6, 2012
"how to INTERVIEW LIKE A PRO" Review














I recently was given the opportunity to review a book by Mary Greenwood, JD. LL.M. Before getting into the specifics of the book, I wanted to share with you a little bit about the author. It is important to me that you get to know the author, gather an understanding of her background and qualifications before I tell you about her latest book entitled: "how to INTERVIEW LIKE A PRO: forty-three rules for getting your next job"


Mary Greenwood
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mary Greenwood is an Attorney, Mediator, and Author of the award-winning books, How to Negotiate like a Pro: 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, which has won six book awards and How to Mediate Like a Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating Disputes, which has won twelve book awards. Her latest book is How to Interview Like a Pro, 43 rules for getting your next job, has won ten book awards.

Mary has been quoted in the New York Daily News, the Kiplinger Retirement Report, the Orlando Sentinel, Philly.com, State Farm Good Neighbor Magazine, 70 Tips for Interviewing, CBS Money Watch, FlexJobs, Career Column, MSNBC, Triadcareers.news, Meidation Digest and BusinessInfoGuide.com

Mary has worked as Human Resources Director at Winter Park, Hollywood, Miami Beach, Monroe County, Keys Energy and Roger Williams University. She has worked as Legal Counsel at Winthrop University, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and Colorado College, Manatee County and Monroe County. Mary has taught Labor Law and Employment Discrimination at St. Thomas Law School, Stetson Law School, Winthrop University, St. Leo's University and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Barry Law School.

Greenwood has a BA from New School for Social Research, an MA in English from the University of Southern California, a Law Degree from California Western School of Law and an LL.M. in Labor Law from George Washington Law School.

Mary is a mediator, arbitrator and negotiator. At last count, she has had at least twenty-five jobs and wishes she had How to Interview Like a Pro available at some of her interviews. Greenwood lives in Orlando, Florida with her Boston Terrier Annabelle.

ABOUT THE BOOK

How to Interview Like A Pro: Forty-Three Rules for Getting Your Next Job by Mary Greenwood

Description:

If you can't seem to get the interviews and job offers you want, it's time to learn How to Interview Like a Pro. Written by longtime human resources director Mary Greenwood, the author of How to Negotiate Like a Pro and How to Mediate Like a Pro, this guidebook offers strategies and practical tips about the interview process. Learn how to prepare for your next interview and how to answer the difficult questions that leave other candidates stuttering. You will learn forty-three rules that will help you get your next job. Here's a sample of the types of tips you'll get:
PREPARING AND DELIVERING A GOOD ELEVATOR SPEECH IS ESSENTIAL FOR SUCCESS.
BEING NOSEY ABOUT THE INTERVIEW PROCESS CAN WORK IN YOUR FAVOR.
THE RIGHT OUTFIT, THE RIGHT HANDSHAKE AND THE RIGHT DEMEANOR ARE ESSENTIAL.
Let The Parties Tell Their Story
ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS AT THE INTERVIEW.
This guidebook is the perfect mix of reference materials, case studies, state and federal resources, and checklists. Discover the edge you need to produce results and learn How to Interview Like a Pro.

PERSONAL STATEMENT:

Let me proceed to tell you, that I am not a personal friend of Mary or a close associate, other than being given the opportunity to review her latest book, we have no direct affiliation, all opinions and ideas expressed beyond this point are words of my own creation based on my reading of Mary's newest book, "how to INTERVIEW LIKE A PRO: forty-three rules to getting your next job", so you can rest assured that I have no personal bias invested in this review. I requested the opportunity to review the book because I have a direct interest in the read and felt that by reading/reviewing the book, it could possibly assist me in my personal journey to landing MY NEXT JOB, so I was very excited to have been selected to review it.

Here's my personal review posted on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, Shelfari:

Do's & Don't of Interviewing, Glossary of Terms, the Federal Laws Prohibiting Discrimination and even State Fair Employment Agencies. I'll admit that I've used the Glossary of Terms as a reference several times throughout the book to confirm or familiarize myself. Lastly, I loved that this appealed to every audience and provided powerful knowledge and insight for both local and non-local interviewing and job search. All in all, Mary Greenwood's: how to Interview Like A Pro, was a phenomenal and informational read that has changed my view about interviewing and how I interview. I'm walking away from this experience with more knowledge than anticipated.

Some additional Key Points:

As I was reading how to Interview Like A Pro, I took time to takes notes in the margins, mark/highlight important ideas and began implementing them into my job search regimen. I was prod to learn that I had already used some of Mary's 43 rules/tips, but was also able to learn new ideas and information, which made this book, impossible to put down.

Rule 2. Prepare a good elevator speech.
I'd always been baffled by that age old question: So, tell me a little bit about yourself, what exactly do you want to know interviewer, my life story? My job experience? Do I detail my resume for you? NO, your resume can speak for yourself, an elevator speech is essentially a blip about you, what you have to offer and bring to the table(job), thirty seconds or less, and make it count. Mary details what this should include, why its important and how it can be used, she also shares with the reader HER elevator speech. I have no fully created my elevator speech just yet, but this has definitely intrigued me and encouraged me to create one, that will not only express who I am and what I have to offer, but finally give me an opportunity to NAIL that question that generally gives me much pause.

Rule 3 & 4: Make a list everyone you know and tell them you are looking for a job.
You'll want to take a moment to jot down all of your contacts, acquaintances, friends, family members near and far, previous co-workers, etc., this will create your own personal network of individuals that you can reach out to, inform them that you are currently looking, you never know who has the inside edition of jobs that will match your qualifications and be able to put you in touch with someone. Say it loud and say it proud, share your elevator speech, ask to visit their job. The more active and the more visible you are, the better off you'll be. Use your network to your advantage.

Rule 7. Prepare a great cover letter.
Now this rule is pretty standard, however, as I read Mary's insights, it made me think about my cover letter, how I've withheld one in the past and how my current cover letter could use a little tweaking. But to add to this, I've also learned to include an enclosures note at the bottom of the letter, but also to label in the footer of your resume(if it has multiple pages) your name and page ___ of ___ just in case the pages get separated.

Rule 14 & 15. Be prepared and Check the employer's website and its competitor's websites.
Familiarize yourself with the company, ask questions about the interviewer, know what kind of interview you will be attending, research the employer and the company, get to know the field they are in, by doing this, you'll be better equipped to respond to that last question: "Do you have any questions?", I almost always say no, but if you're backed with knowledge about the employer, you are able to formulate applicable questions for the interviewer that will show them that you're not only prepared, you are uniquely interested and have done your homework. (This goes with Rule 25. Never say you don't have any questions)

I actually appreciated and am capitalizing on much of the information given in this book, I especially loved the ENTIRE CHAPTER 4. How to answer interview questions, yes, something I would have never imagined that would be included in a book, this how to is really an amazing tool and full of so many helpful entities. "Tell me about you and your background?", "Why are you interested in the position?", "Why do you want to work here?" and so many more that always give you that pause, which is never appealing to the interviewer/s.

I know that I've shared quite a bit of information here, and there is more of the book that can be shared/explored. I mean literally it maintained my interest all the way through, even when I got to the "Law section", I found this book to be like a bible for Interviewing and the process that follows. In my opinion a complete MUST READ!

Mary Greenwood
email: howtointerview@aol.com

Friday, January 27, 2012

Jackisms, Third Anniversary


Jackisms

These are my Dad's sayings, which we call Jackisms

After three years, I am still adding to the list. Now that Mom has "slipped her moorings, too" (my Dad's expression), I will be writing "Peggyisms" as well. Almost every day I tell a friend, " As my Dad (or Mom) used to say, " and I quote one of their phrases. There was a lot of wisdom in those two.

JACK GREENWOOD’s Jackisms 1915-2009
A Gentleman and A Scholar

1. If you stick with me, you will be wearing diamonds.
2. Keep your snorkel up
3. Keep your chin up
4. Better than a sharp stick in the eye
5. Oppydildock
6. Bellyup (like a fish)
7. Don't take any wooden nickels
8. Let it roll off your back.
9. Roll with the punches.
10. As I live and breathe.
11. You are a sight for sore eyes.
12. Go get 'em tiger.
13. Connecticut is God's country
14. Connecticut is the banana belt of New England
15. The head gink.
16. Never get into a pissing contest with a skunk.
17. Put your best foot forward.
18. Always dress your best.
19. Go pound sand
20. Knock themdead
21. You can always tell a Greenwood, but you can't tell him much.(on pens at 90th birthday party)
22. What have you done for your country today?
23. Hold the fort.
24. Rigamarole
25. discombobulated
26. Don't forget your mittens. (from Shaggy Dog movie and when Marnie rented the porch to live)
27. Good on you.
28. Everyone is a critic
29. Give me high test (coffee)
30. That will grow hair on your chest
31. That will stick to your ribs
32. That is good for what ails you.
33. Have a hot toddy.
34. Pipe down
35. Hold the phone (stop)
36. Hold your horses
37. He's a peach of a guy
38. Trust in the lord
39. You don’t know how to eat.




Mary Greenwood, Mediator, Attorney and Author ofHow To Negotiate LIke A Pro: 41 Rules for Resolving Disputes, Winner of six book awardsBest How To Book, DIY FestivalRunner Up, New York Book Festival, E-Book and Self-Help CategoryFinalist ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year AwardsFinalist, Best National Book Awards, Self-Help CategoryHonorable Mention, London Book FestivalHow To Mediate Like A Pro: 42 Rules for Mediating DisputesWinner of five book awardsBest National Book AWard, Law CategoryBest E-Book, New York Book FestivalBest How To Book, Beach Book FestivalBest E-Book, Indie Excellence AwardsSpirit AWard, South Florida Writers AssociationEmail: howtonegotiate@aol.comwww.marygreenwood.com