The JGC/United Publishing Philosophy: Just because we found the world a certain way doesn't mean we have to leave it that way. Our goal is to help readers see beyond what is to what can be by opening minds and hearts with the power of imaginative literature. — John Gile, Editor & Publisher

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John Gile

A Chronic Complaint . . .

With a Clear Answer . . .

Well developed communication skills are the most easily identifiable characteristics separating those who succeed in whatever they do from those who are less successful. Strengthening those skills pays dividends for a lifetime.

Yielding Immediate Results . . .

Learn how to bring out the best in yourself and others with enhanced communication skills that make you a better problem solver and problem preventer, a stronger critical and creative thinker, and a more effective team member on and off the job, 24/7/365.

Through Effective Training . . .
Fostering character, competence, compassion, communication — survival skills for the 21st century.

John Gile, 815.968.6601 or online.

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Call Donna at
815.968.6601 to schedule programs tailored to meet your specific goals and needs.


We’re all "in business" . . .

Every morning we wake up to run the business of self. Our smile or frown is our streetscape. Our written and spoken words are our advertising. Our attitude and communication skills determine how well we do.

Most sought after skills . . .

Surveys of leaders in business and education cite well developed communication skills as the most sought after and most important skills for achieving success in the emerging 21st century workplace. Strengthening those skills goes straight to the bottom line with increased productivity, better teamwork, and greater personal success and satisfaction.

Mind your own business right now . . .

Workshops for schools, businesses, and community organizations by John Gile and others at JGC/United Publishing can strengthen yours. Call Donna at 815.968.6601 or contact us online for programs custom made to meet your goals for personal and staff development.

• Private consultation and coaching anytime. Call 815.968.6601 or click here.

*Programs presented to more than 500,000 in 39 states, Europe, and New Zealand.

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Personal Growth And Professional Enrichment

• Anything Can Happen: Creative Living 24/7 provides tips and tools for using your creative powers, communication skills, and the power of imaginative literature to expand vision, give hope, and inspire change.

• Bringing Out The Best In Ourselves And Others
explores the elements of effective listening and writing techniques for fostering focused and clear thinking to strengthen relationships at home and school.

• Growing Together: Less Than Perfect Parents Of Less Than Perfect Children In A Less Than Perfect World
provides encouragement growing out of the tears and laughter that come with the exciting adventure of family life.

• "Nobody's Perfetc"
is a celebration of our human frailties, imperfections, and shortcomings summed up in a page from Keeping First Things First: “Improvement should be your goal, not perfection. Life is a process; improvement is a process. Constant improvement is the perfection of the process of living.”

• Keeping First Things First
is a sharing of reflections and experiences based on Keeping First Things First and, like the book, is designed to “help you realize how much there is of value in you.”

• Back to Basics: The Four C's Of Leadership And Achievement
focuses on skills which make it possible to bring out the best in ourselves and others

• Writing For Success
— Surveys of business leaders and educators cite writing skills as the most sought after and most important skills for achieving success in the 21st century workplace. Learn tricks of the trade from a writing pro, practical tips and tools you will begin using immediately to make your writing easier, faster, and more powerful.

Workshops On Writing For Publication
(Also Very Helpful For Thesis And Dissertation Writers)

Mining The Gold In Your Own Backyard
— the process of recognizing, capturing, and developing the writing ideas that are all around us. Learn techniques to stimulate and strengthen your creativity and to capitalize on writing opportunities.

Overcoming Writers' Procrastination
— analyzing and overcoming factors that interfere with writing. Learn how to start fast and finish fast.

Writing With Power
— techniques to make your writing come alive.

Marketing What You Write
— making the most of your writing time.

Putting Theory Into Practice
— hands-on writing exercises.

What Participants Have To Say
About Programs By John Gile

"Awesome! Inspiring, informative, and fun." "Unbelievable! He was so exceptionally informative, inspirational, and just great!" "Fantastic, enthusiastic speaker." "Deeply inspired me to keep at the writing." "John's presentation was very positive and inspiring." "Lots of great, practical ideas." "Very interesting. A lot of good info." — Participants at Great Lakes Writers' Workshop

"Your presentation was outstanding, superb, and inspiring." — N.K., Alverno College

Title I & Other Programs

Educators' Evaluations

School And District Programs For Students And Teachers

"How A Book Is Born" — A Reading And Writing Program For Students Of All Ages

Writing Workshops — For Students And Teachers

Author-In-Residence Programs — For Students, Teachers, And Parents

Making Writing Exciting: The Basics And Beyond

Turning "I Hate Writing" Into "I Love Writing" — For Teachers

"Using Imaginative Literature To Motivate Students In Reading, Writing, Listening, Thinking, And Speaking Skills"

Staff Development

• "I have three brothers I hardly liked till I heard your story" — Keeping The Peace At Home And In School:
Brothers and sisters — and friends at school — sometimes don’t get along with each other. Find out the surprising results of one father’s peacemaking efforts crystallized in The First Forest — and how you can benefit from the experience at home and in school.

• Nurturing The Nurturers
is designed to help participants use their creative powers to combat stress, avoid burnout, and keep first things first in school and family life.

• To Teach Better Writing, Be A Better Writer
is packed with practical principles, illustrations, and writing aids provided by bestselling author John Gile to help teachers make the most of their schools' writing programs and take their students far beyond boring basics. Participants are helped to discover or rediscover the excitement and pleasure of writing in their own lives. This program of enrichment and inspiration for teachers is available as a one hour sampler, a three hour seminar, and a whole day workshop. Private, small group sessions also are available.

• Overcoming The Limitations Of Technology: Education For Reality, Not Virtual Reality
explores the critical need to balance high tech with high touch. No matter how many bells and whistles we put on our computers and entertainment systems, no monitor or TV can remotely approach the impact on a child of loving, caring parents and teachers. Today’s children — and adults — need more personal attention and interaction, not less.

• Reading: A Bridge Over Troubled Waters
focuses on the power of imaginative literature to change lives and highlights the role of reading and its writing connection in strengthening critical thinking, creativity, and coping skills. It includes a fresh view of the vital role parents and teachers play in helping students develop communication survival skills for the 21st century.

• Rekindling The Fire, Refilling The Cup: First Aid For Teachers And Parents
provides tips and tools for growth in understanding and accepting of ourselves and others.

• Using Imaginative Literature To Motivate And Empower Students In Reading, Writing, And Thinking Skills
is a celebration of the fun and power of writing.Expands on the motivational approaches in Oh, How I Wished I Could Read! and What Is That Thing? Whose Stuff Is This? for helping children read
and develop their vocabulary power.

• Words, Pictures, Fun — And Power: Parents, Teachers, And Children Growing Together
fosters a deep appreciation of our life-changing reading and writing powers and provides parents and teachers with tips and tools they can use to help their children develop those powers — and have fun in the process.

What are the fees for the programs?

Fees for the programs depend on how many presentations are provided, whether the schedule includes related CEU/CPDU staff development sessions and evening programs with parents, whether the visit is coordinated with participation by other schools, travel, lodging, etc. Because of the numerous variables, the fastest way to determine your exact fee is to call Donna at 815/968-6601 weekday mornings or
click here to request information. We realize that many schools do not have active PTO's or funds for curriculum enrichment and teacher development, so we have developed ways to assist schools with program costs. We will work with you and your budget.

John Gile

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“John Gile was an excellent choice for our `Win with Reading Week' guest author. I was able to see his presentations with several different grade levels and he was excellent with all of them. I would highly recommend him.” — Judy T., Librarian, Westhampton Beach, NY

“It was great the way he varied what he said to his audience's age level. . . . I feel his presentation touched the lives of all who heard him. It was very well organized — points clear with excellent examples.” — Rita P., Teacher, Cleveland Elementary, Elkhart, IN

“His constant message is affirming . . . I would welcome visits from this exceptional person on any occasion! Our students need `everyday' heroes!” — Leslie H., Teacher, Hayward, CA

“He is about the best author that I've seen as far as teaching and speaking on what we teach. I'd like to see him here next year.” — Carolyn F., Vestavia Central, Birmingham, AL

“...The ability to motivate the students who are typically reluctant to write . . . It's a great program. I've recommended it to teachers in other districts. I'd like to see it recycle through our schools every two or three years.” — Carl S.,Lincoln, West Chicago, IL

“You are a writer sold on writing and know how to sell writing to children.” — Kollbrand, Vilseck Elementary, Vilseck, Germany

“Mr. Gile talked to the kids in a way they could understand. He answered all of their questions and was very patient . . . Great presentation!” — Kathryn P., and Phyllis K., Teachers, Harrisburg, PA

"I was especially pleased to hear our high schoolers state how interesting you were."— IL

"This was one of the finest programs we have ever had at our school." — NJ

“Outstanding! . . . One of the best presentations I've ever had the privilege to be a part of.” — Rene N., Butterfield School, Libertyville, IL

“Sixth graders were really impressed - no easy task! . . . Great! The children loved it . . . John Gile is a `real' person, a pleasure to work with — cooperative is too restrictive a word but the only one I can think of!” — Laura C., Cultural Arts Chair, Chippewa Elementary, NY

“The presentation made me want to do more writing!” — Larry H., Middle School Teacher, LaGrange, IL

“Wonderful program! Several children left the presentation and sat down to write a book! We really appreciated his reinforcement of things we teach — reading, rewriting. Thank you for a wonderful presentation!” — Gail M., Teacher, Austin Elementary, Odessa, TX

“You made everyone feel so good about themselves that we all left smiling. Keep writing, we all love your messages.” — Karen J., Ballard School, Wilton, NY

“He made the presentation so interesting that it piqued the children's interest. As a result, the students asked terrific questions! . . . Warm, caring, honest demeanor. We loved meeting him. Outstanding presentation — well organized — interesting materials — I love the way he truly cares about children and what he's trying to do for all of us.” — Taylor Park Teacher, Freeport, IL

“Excellent rapport with students . . . The students came away feeling good about their efforts to write. I think this was due to the warm, caring atmosphere that was created.” — Deborah S., Teacher, Hightower Elementary, Conyers, GA

“Children are more interested in spending the time and effort to do quality writing now.” — Dorothy D., Teacher, Perham, MN

“What a wonderful presentation. The children were spellbound . . . For many of them this day will be a memory that lasts forever.” — Cathy G., Cultural Resources Coordinator, Normal, IL

“John knew exactly what worked with kids . . . The students, as well as I myself, were eager to read and write. It excited them.” — Ann C., Teacher, Cascade, IA

“...demonstrates a high level of integrity and a remarkable commitment to these children.” — Elizabeth D., Principal, Morongo Valley Elementary School, Morongo Valley, CA

“Concrete ideas and suggestions to help children realize that there is potential for writing in all of us . . . Truly an inspiration to our children.” — Siri V., Lakeview School, Whitewater, WI

“A great workshop! Children were interested, excited and couldn't wait to make their own book.” Kathy C., Jackson Heights Elementary, Glens Falls, NY

“My students came back to the room very excited about writing.” — Cathy R., VHEC, Germany

“Kids were writing books during recess after they saw your presentation . . . Good student involvement” — Kelly S., Ellsworth Elementary, Naperville, IL

“Thanks for spending time with the children — my writing center was full as a result of your presentation.” — Ann V., Bannes School, Tinley Park, IL

“. . . Involved the kids and got them to draw on their own experiences and identify with the author. . . Wonderful for letting the kids know they are writers. . . John gave us ideas to reinforce with the students. . . I thought it was grade appropriate and kept the children thinking! . . . Motivation!” — Cindy N., Richards School, Whitefish Bay, WI

“One of the best I've had the opportunity to be a part of . . . made every student feel that he could become a writer, too.” — Roberta P., Wilder-Waite, Peoria, IL

“I felt very inspired after your presentation and many students vocalized similar feelings after the presentation . . . One of my students was talking and you moved him in front of you. After the presentation that student kept talking about how wonderful the presentation was. You really impacted his attitude about writing along with other students' attitudes.” — Nicole N., Banner Elementary, Dunlap, IL

“Very enjoyable — the kids were very excited and eager to start writing!” — K. M., Galloway School, Channahon, IL

“This was an excellent program. It held my students' attention and my attention, too! I'm delighted to have had this experience.” — Susan S., Teacher, Madison Cross Roads, Toney, AL

“Students gained a new perspective on writing, and so did I!” — NY

"Faculty was very impressed. Several commented it's the best program we've had." — WI

“Excellent workshop to motivate students.” — Frankie S., Southwest R-5, Washburn, MO

“John Gile was great at building self-esteem and motivating children to read, read, read . . . kept students attention for over an hour. He seemed to be enjoying the day also.” — Judy J., Teacher, Sherwood Elementary, Houston, TX

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