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Sam Chapman, author and popular seminar speaker, will address his book: "The No-Gossip Zone: A No-Nonsense Guide to a Healthy, High-Performing Work Environment."
Although our guest today is Jewish, and is not a Christian, he addresses a problem that is undoubtedly one of the world's most frequently committed sins: Gossip. Tragically, the violation of the Ninth Commandment could very well be the Number One sin in the church of Jesus Christ.
The No-Gossip Zone leads readers across the world through the process of ridding their lives of office gossip, including how to identify gossip, how to curb it, and how to create a work environment which hums with creativity and fun, as opposed to bitterness and restraint.
The No-Gossip Zone is intended for a wide audience of readers, from employees who have been in the workforce grind for generations, to college graduates making their first steps onto the corporate ladder. The lessons outlined in the book are both old and legendary (i.e. do unto others) and new and modern (i.e. take a nap at work to recharge your batteries).
Author Sam Chapman’s personal experiences with gossip in the office (which are detailed in the book) have made him very aware of the destructive and sweeping power of gossip. He has found a way to curb the corrosive chatter in his workplace, and in its in place, created an environment of fun, acceptance, and empowerment. Sharing his message with other managers and employers is part of his personal mission and his corporation’s mission.
Sam Chapman is CEO of Empower Public Relations, Chicago’s most accomplished PR firm. After implementing authentic communication techniques in his office, Sam saw his company grow exponentially and he decided to share his expertise with the world.
Before founding Empower Public Relations, Sam was president of a venture capital firm named Parson Capital. He also founded a consulting firm named Parson Group, which achieved Inc. Magazine's top rating as the fastest growing company in the nation in 2000 (#1 on “The Inc. 500”). The Company was sold to a British public company for $55 million in cash.
Sam’s knowledge and passion for public relations inspired him to open Empower Public Relations in 2006. With extensive expertise in television production, he knows what producers need for great segments. His far-reaching, individualized client campaigns focus on shared experiences, resulting in hundreds of millions of media impressions every year.