Liu believes that “civilization is its own reward.” She suggests that “by choosing to be polite, people find their best self and experience the elegance, courage, generosity, humanity and humility that politeness creates.” increase. LEW BAYER (Hon)
For over 20 years, Dr. Lewena Bayer has been internationally recognized as a leader in workplace etiquette. Focusing on social intelligence and culturally competent communication, the Civility Experts team, which includes 501 member organizations in 48 countries, has helped hundreds of organizations build better workplaces. In addition to her role as CEO of the international City Training Group Civility Experts Inc. Includes www.CivilityExperts.com, Civility SpeakersBureau and ProprietyPublishing.Dr. Lewena Bayer is the Chairman of the International Civility Trainers’ Consortium, the Chairman of the Organizational Cultural Ability Center www.culturalcompetence.ca, and the founder of the In Good Company Etiquette Academy franchise groups www.ingoodcompanyetiquette.com and www.Highstyleimage.com. Dr. Lewena Bayer was selected as an international advocate for the Aegis Trust, a UK-based organization focused on peace education and genocide prevention. She also chairs www.globalgoodwillambassadors.org/. She is a doctor recently. Bayer has the privilege of being appointed Ambassador of the Global Knowledge Exchange http://www.gkefoundation.org/bios-chang.htm and Master Educator of the Global Teachers Academy.
Here is an interview with Dr. Lewena Bayer
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Would describe myself as a prolific writer, rabid reader and curious person who happens to be an entrepreneur and CEO of busy training business.
How many hours a day do you write?
Most days 4-5 hours. I write content for curriculum, books, articles, blogs etc., seems I always have something to say.
How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
Easily half a dozen books in process.
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Generally the ideas and the research and the tinkering with notes and speaking to people, gathering insight, “stewing” can take months, but then usually I just wake up one day and go nonstop and in about 5 days the book is written.
Where did you get the idea for your recent book?
My books are nonfiction so ideas come from interacting with people, managing challenges in workplaces, listening to what people struggle with communication – wise.
What’s your advice for aspiring writers?
Just do it, don’t overthink it at first. There will be plenty of people willing to critique so best not to be too hard on yourself.
What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
I think I paid $19 for a pro version of Dragon Dictate- I love it. So easy to talk what I am thinking wherever I am; driving, getting groceries, middle of the night, etc., and then the text just shows up on the page.
Will you have a new book coming out soon?
New Social Wealth book planned for September release.
What is your preferred method to have readers get in touch with or follow you (i.e., website, personal blog, Facebook page, Goodreads, etc.) and link(s)?
email- [email protected]
What you want to say about our website?
I like that the site has something for everyone- some inspirational content, some practical – the site is easy to navigate and I could easily spend a couple of hours snooping around.