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How to Recognize and Support Struggling Readers in Your Restaurant

By William Manzanares | August 13, 2019

William Manzanares is the author of I Can’t Read. As someone who struggles to read and has a long history in the restaurant business, I can tell you firsthand that struggling readers represent a large and valuable segment of your restaurant’s customers. They patronize your restaurant every day, but you’ve probably never recognized them. However,…

Why I Narrated My Audiobook, I Can’t Read

By William Manzanares | July 24, 2019

William Manzanares is the author of I Can’t Read. For most of my life, I kept a secret about myself: I can’t read. Many people around me didn’t know I struggled to read because I’d built up a lifetime of strengths (a sharp memory, perseverance, and strong conversational skills) to work around my difficulties. But…

Why I Titled My Book I Can’t Read

By William Manzanares | July 15, 2019

William Manzanares is the author of I Can’t Read. When I first announced my book’s title, a lot of people didn’t understand it. Folks in my writing group said, “Shouldn’t it be titled I Can Read?” They didn’t realize that to this day, I still can’t sound out words. My book isn’t about learning to…

Listening to Audiobooks Is Reading

By William Manzanares | July 12, 2019

William Manzanares is the author of I Can’t Read. Audiobooks have been on the rise for years now, and they’re only gaining more popularity. Many people enjoy having the option to listen to their books, but for some of us, audiobooks mean so much more. They’ve transformed my life and the lives of millions of…

I Can’t Read: William Manzanares IV

By William Manzanares | July 1, 2019

Originally posted here: https://www.authorhour.co/i-cant-read-william-manzanares-iv/ If not being able to read were a disease, it would be an epidemic. Millions of Americans can’t read, but illiteracy often goes unacknowledged or unnoticed. If you’re a parent or teacher of a child that struggles with reading, you know the painful way that illiteracy steals their confidence and robs…

I Can’t Read: A Book Review

By Heather Heck | June 26, 2019

Would you read a book to get a job? If you already had a job and were told you would have to read a book in order to keep it, would you do it? This is a question that Will Manzanares poses to his employees. All his employees have done it, and even though someone…

Social Media as a Marketing Tool—Is This Being Taught in Any US High Schools

By Heather Heck | May 4, 2019

My mother was a business teacher. She now works as a substitute teacher in my home county since my dad died back in 2014. Many facets of basic education have changed, but some parts of it—at least where I am in West Virginia—have remained the same. Before everyone starts demanding my head be served piping…

Why Schools Need to Teach Entrepreneurship; not “Just” Business

By Heather Heck | April 12, 2019

Anyone can learn how to run or operate a business. Anyone can work within a business or in any facet of a business of their choice, whether this is through accounting, tech services, customer service, or data entry. Fifty years ago, any high school graduate could get a job as a mail boy or girl…

There Goes My Hero: Will Manzanares and Lee Cockerell Have Breakfast

By Heather Heck | March 25, 2019

It’s no secret that Will Manzanares is a great admirer of Lee Cockerell, and if you haven’t read any of Cockerell’s books yet, you’re doing yourself a disservice. As a best-selling author and a former executive of Disney, Cockerell has literally written several books that deal with customer service and how it can make or…

Graceful Exits

By William Manzanares | December 6, 2018

All entrepreneurs know how to get into business. They incorrectly assume: “I’m going to own my business and it’s going to be great and it’s going to make me rich!” What most entrepreneurs don’t know is how they plan to get out of their business. Most small business owners don’t have proper exit strategies in…