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Crackers for Your Soup! is an INDEXED collection of (155) inspirational and humorous quips, stories and anecdotes for public speakers, teachers, preachers and casual readers.
Each story (nearly all are one page long) ends with a list of topics or key words in that story. These are alphabetically indexed. (There are 670 entries in the 16 page index!)
The stories are "tweakable" so that public speakers can personalize them to make a point or reinforce an idea in their presentation.
Some of the stories are personal family stories. Many are from the public domain.
What makes "Crackers for Your Soup!" unique is that the author has given permission to change the stories' specifics, (times, places and names of characters) to make them fit a storyteller's needs. Speakers, "Toastmasters", preachers and teachers can use them to their advantage by "tweaking" them for their own needs.
"Crackers for Your Soup!" is a great reader for fast-lane folks who want a quick story to make them smile, but only have time to read a page or so at a sitting. (It's a great "bathroom reader"!)
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Roger Polt was born and educated in Nebraska, earning his BAE in English from Wayne State College in 1972. He sold agricultural products to farmers and began collecting the stories they told. He began editing them in 1995, and self-published "Crackers for Your Soup!" in 1999.
Roger married his elementary school sweetheart, Lois, in 1969. They have five adult children. Roger is the "caboose", being the eleventh child of eleven. Roger was ordained a Roman Catholic Permanent Deacon in 1983. He is employed as a sales associate at Riddle's Jewelry in Marshalltown, Iowa, where he sells "real estate: one rock at a time."
Polt does professional inspirational and humorous public speaking. In 1998 he earned the Toastmasters International ranking of "Able Toastmaster - Bronze".Review:
"A very useful resource for any speaker to add wit, wisdom and 'spice' to a speech." -- Ian B. Edwards, Ph. D., Distinguished Toastmaster, 1995 - 1996 President - Toastmasters International, Balcata, Western Australia
Roger Polt is a great story teller. I have experienced with great amusement the colorful and captivating ways he weaves his tales. Now in written form he has captured those same skills to allow all of us to enjoy those stories at any time. With this book, we can now share these stories and bring smiles and laughter to others. -- Phil E. Rzewnicki, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
When I heard that Roger Polt was coming out with a book, my first reflex was to buy a copy sight unseen. The idea of being able to tap into Polt's wisdom and wit in book form for my own use was truly exciting. Crackers for Your Soup! is a great read and a very useful tool when you're trying to keep an audience interested in what you have to say. Buy this book. I did. -- Lyle George, President, George & Associates, International Business Consulting and Sales, Seattle, WA.
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Book Description Person to Person Publishing, 1999. Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP96070571
Book Description Person to Person Publishing. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0967454700I4N00
Book Description Person to Person Publishing, 1999. Paperback. Condition: Good. This is a used book in good condition and may show some signs of use or wear . Seller Inventory # mon0001969287
Book Description Person to Person Publishing, 1999. Soft cover. Condition: Good. Author inscribed/signed inside front cover: "Happy Birthday D-! Roger Polt 1/15/07." Trade paperback. General wear to cover edges/corners. Content pages are clean and unmarked. 219 pages. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 388566
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