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The Art and Science of Communication: Tools for Effective Communication in the Workplace by Les Brown, P.S. Perkins

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Acknowledgments

My deepest gratitude to:

Betty Perkins Jones, my mother, my hero, my friend and my father, Palmer L. Perkins, Jr., who always found a way and consistently shared the blessed assurance that I had the strength to follow my heart;

Bernell Jones, a true educator, still doing the shot-gun and out dancing us all in the dance of life;

Lisa Hagan, my agent, and our friend Jim Jermanok, who both believed in the power of communication to change lives and my ability to be the channel;

To my loving siblings, Beverly, Natalie, Jackie, Palmer, Tony, and Stephanie, who still believe in dreams coming true;

Tresa, Sheri, and Cathy, whose support kept us afloat when the ship took on water;

Shad and Iain, true friends closer than a brother;

M&Y, R&J, M&C, A&RK, K&S, the family who came to the rescue and stayed;

Edward T. Hall, cultural anthropologist, who encouraged me to help "free my people";

The Speech Communication departments that nurtured me along the way including Molly V. and Hope S., whose spirits keep the dream alive;

Mother Billie Marrs, who never abandoned her love or faith in me;

Big brother Nathan and big sister Peyton, whose zest for life gives me hope;

Tim and Tadhi and the determination to Stand-in-Truth;

The Pass It On family for welcoming me into the movement to keep Passing It On;

Byte All Media Inc., joining me for the next phase of this incredible adventure;

Mama Clara and the spirit of all my ancestors who believed in the power of the word to free their minds, bodies, and spirits; ...

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