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Dr. Robert H. Schram
Executive Director/CEO
4950 York Rd Buckingham Green One
PO Box 231
Holicong PA 18928-0231
ALL STATES USA
phone: 215-794-0800 x304
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Dr. Robert H. Schram has experience as the Executive Director/CEO of a large community non-profit organization (BARC Developmental Services) supporting children and adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Mental Illness, and Autism from birth through retirement since 1977. Dr. Schram's selected accomplishments include: A Doctorate in Public Administration and the appointment to Fellow in the American Association for Intellectual Disabilities and Autism for meritorious service. Decades of experience: vocational issues, administration /management, employee issues, workplace safety, discrimination, wrongful death. Dr. Schram has successfully defended fourteen law suits and has provided expert testimony/assessments in a number of others. He has worked for both plaintiff and defense in legal matters and has consulted with both profit and non-profit companies.

Areas of Expertise: Discrimination; Abuse; Wrongful Death; Molestation-Sexual; Harassment; Exploitation; Workplace Policies / Procedures; Company Policies and Procedures; Workplace Safety; Workers' Compensation; Vocational Training; Vocational Rehabilitation; Profit and Nonprofit Management; Guardianship; Drugs / Alcohol; Employment Handbooks; Employment Conduct; Workplace Issues; Wrongful discharge; Wrongful Termination.
Robert H. Schram, DPA
Company Management…Policies, Procedures, Practices is written as a guide for both entrepreneurs initiating their own business and top managers of more established companies. It covers all the critically important aspects of governance and supervision necessary for success including: meeting management techniques; fiduciary and financial responsibilities; strategic planning; legal and risk management; initiating and embracing health and safety committees; developing and utilizing an effective human resources department; creating and implementing a position rating manual; fostering public relations; crafting updating, and employing employee handbooks.
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Michael T. Motley, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
3748 Repton Way
Santa Rosa CA 95404
USA
phone: 530-304-6462
fax: 707-528-2946
Michael T. Motley, Ph.D. has over thirty-five years of experience in the fields of Communication & Psycholinguistics. Dr. Motley serves as an expert witness for opinions on the clarity, lack of clarity, and most likely interpretation of common messages such as warning labels, instructions, advertising, contracts, waivers, and so forth. He has served on over 30 cases; about 2/3 for plaintiff and 1/3 for defense.

Dr. Motley is a Professor Emeritus of Communication at the University of California at Davis. He has authored almost 200 books, articles, and research papers in communication and psycholinguistics. He has won eighteen excellence awards for his research and was recognized as among the "Top 1%" of communication scholars of the 1970's, 1980's, and 1990's.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Communication Messages: Meaning, Ambiguity, Likely and Alternate Interpretations, Communicative Intention
  • Adequacy/Inadequacy of Messages: Product Warnings, Instructions, Waivers, Advertisements
  • Male / Female Misunderstandings: Sexual Consent/Resistance, Date Rape
Services Offered:
  • Expert testimony & Consultation
  • Opinion on Adequacy of Communication Messages
  • Opinion on Likely Consumer Interpretation of Warnings, Instructions, Advertising
  • Opinion on Likely Intrepretation of Sexual Resistance/Consent Messages and Behaviors
  • Social-scientific testing of expert opinion (his and others')
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5/29/2012 · Warnings & Labels
My first expert witness case involved a man who was injured using a chinup bar designed to fit within a door frame. The bar has rubber suction cups at each end, and its length is adjusted by twisting its two sections together or apart for a telescoping effect.

Michael T. Motley, PhD
In this volume, recognized scholars discuss ways they have applied communication research to court cases as an expert witness or consultant in such areas as jury selection, pretrial publicity, sexual consent, warning adequacy, hindsight bias, jury decision making, document authorship identification, graphics and simulations and several others. For attorneys, the volume may provide an introduction to ways that communication scholarship can inform their future cases.
Michael T. Motley, PhD
This book offers solutions for communication problems that erupt in our daily lives. By focusing on socially meaningful applied research in communication, this book offers a new direction for interpersonal communication studies. Featuring original studies that are practical and relevant, chapters provide readers with a balanced combination of rigorous research with pragmatic application.
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Michael Kerr
Author, Certified Speaking Professional
322 Canyon Close
Canmore CAN
phone: 866-609-2640 or 403-609-2640
fax: 403-609-4637
Michael Kerr is known as one of North America’s Leading Authorities and Busiest Speakers on Humor in the Workplace. His company, The Humor at Work Institute, offers keynote presentations, training workshops, articles, books, audio CDs and training DVDs for “seriously-challenged” organizations.

Michael’s expertise is on how humor can help organizations manage stress, spark creative thinking, motivate employees, provide more memorable customer service, and communicate more effectively.

Michael’s books and e-books include “You Can’t Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work” and “Inspiring Workplaces – Creating the Kind of Workplace Where EVERYONE Wants to Work” and “We’ve GOT to Stop Meeting Like This!”.

Expertise Categories:
  • Author / Writers
  • Humor / Entertainment
  • Speakers
  • Business / Motivational
  • Business / Executive Coaching / Training
  • Human Resources
  • Workplace Issues
  • Communication and Professional Skills
  • Stand Up Comedy / Comedians
Business author Paul Hawken said it best, "We lead by being human. We do not lead by being corporate, by being professional or by being institutional." Perhaps that’s why many leaders are embracing one of the most undervalued human resources they have at their disposal - their sense of humor

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Alan Perlman
President and CEO
127 Abel Rd
Rindge NH 03461
USA
phone: 603-899-3043
fax: 603-899-3043
Forensic Semantics: Analysis of and expert opinion on the meaning of words, phrases, clauses, paragraphs, etc., in legal, personal, and commercial communication (e.g., interpretation of contracts, wills, prenuptial agreements, laws and regulations; trademark/copyright infringement).

Forensic Stylistics: Analysis of the syntax, style, word choice, spelling, punctuation, rhetorical strategies, and other features of anonymous, disputed, or forged documents (including e-mails); expert opinion on plagiarism, authorship and/or characteristics of author.
10/21/2014 · Linguistics
Perhaps 25% of the cases I handle involve the authorship of anonymous, disputed, or forged documents. The client wants to know who's writing those nasty, threatening emails or letters. I typically ask the client for writing samples from the suspected author. Sometimes there's more than one suspect, and I have to decide which of them may be the author of the anonymous document(s).

1/29/2014 · Linguistics
There are many different kinds, dozens of areas of emphasis. Ultimately one becomes one's own kind of linguist, depending on where one's interest and preferences lead.

12/26/2013 · Linguistics
A forensic linguist must be exquisitely sensitive to nuances of text. Where a synonym exists, the very choice of each word represents a decision on the part of the author. Superimposed upon that is the way the word is spelled, abbreviated or capitalized. Truly, a text is a tangle of choices.

All of a sudden, it seems, the search term Plagiarism Rand Paul gets over 40 MILLION Google hits. But the charge is somewhat bogus.

6/21/2013 · Linguistics
I advertise myself (accurately) as a "linguistics expert" so I sometimes get questions about language usage.

9/30/2011 · Linguistics
It's not often that forensic linguistics makes the news. It's not nearly as sexy or yucky as the forensics that originates in the pathologist's lab or at the murder site.

8/9/2011 · Linguistics
"Maybe you already have some or all of the content of your speech, in the form of 'topics I want to discuss' or 'points I want to make.'

6/17/2011 · Languages
'Perfect phrases' is quite an ambitious claim. How perfect are the phrases in this book?

6/17/2009 · Linguistics
When does a lawyer need a linguist? As Roger Shuy, one of the most pre-eminent forensic linguists, has observed, the interpretation and application of the law are overwhelmingly about language

Alan M. Perlman, PhD
Any successful leader will tell you: Giving a strong presentation is the most immediate and powerful way to set goals, form strategies, and sell your vision-to both internal and external audiences. This book not only tells you how to plan and deliver your address, but also provides phrases for every part of the speech or presentation. Organized by speech type and audience, you'll be walked through the beginning, middle, and end of a speech, giving you effective phrases to use.
Alan M. Perlman, PhD
Endorsed by the National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International -- this book is written by an expert speechwriter whose eloquent voice leads readers through the difficult process of writing a great speech.
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Robert G. Rose, PhD, Principal
Robyn W. Porterfield, PhD, Managing Principal
5944 Luther Lane
Suite 650
Dallas TX 75225
USA
phone: 214-234-0266
fax: 214-373-6360
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Rose Porterfield Group (RPG) has over 30 years of experience providing Business Performance and Human Resource services. As experts in human behavior, we provide litigation support strategy and testimony for attorneys and corporations. Offering unbiased, detailed, and objective expert opinion on all aspects of human behavior in the workplace, we can help determine the facts, motivations, and human factors involved in the case.

Forensic and Expert Testimony Cases Include:
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Workplace Injury
  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful Termination
Robyn Porterfield Productivity Expert PhotoRobyn W. Porterfield, PhD - Managing Principal at RPG, spent over ten years in sales and marketing prior to completing her PhD in Industrial Psychology. While completing her PhD, Dr. Porterfield served as Director of Client Services for a Texas-based on-line psychological testing firm, consulting to management on such issues as individual and team fit, conflict resolution, hiring, coaching, and management succession planning.

As a consultant, Dr. Porterfield has assessed executives in such diverse industries as financial management, food service, telecommunications and retail. For five years Robyn and Bob co-wrote a column for the Dallas Business Journal titled, C-Level Coach. Robyn is also a professional mediator and currently mediates for Dispute Resolution Services of Tarrant County, Texas.

Robert Rose Productivity Expert PhotoRobert G. Rose, PhD, Principal at RPG, received his PhD from Florida State University. Since 1976 he has served as consultant to organizations in virtually every industry including health care, retail, IT services, manufacturing, construction, aviation, and many others. In his over 30 years as a consultant, Dr. Rose has encountered virtually every problem that an organization can experience, and has seen that good teamwork - from hiring to development - always benefits both the individual and the company.

Bob is the author of numerous articles on communication, crisis handling, and conceptualizing purpose and culture within organizations, and his books on consulting are required reading by major corporations..

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7/21/2016 · Injury
Almost all of us have been to the yearly company football game, company barbeque, or happy hour. Organizations often think these events create closeness, trust, a sense of "teamwork", or even a sense of family. We love a good burger and a beer as much as anyone but in our experience the injuries, harassment and other complaints that can come from company social events may cause problems for employers. And we find that the defense that the events were "voluntary" may not hold up.

Robert G. Rose, PhD
Robert G. Rose, PhD
This book discusses testing as a critical aspect of the hiring process. Dr. Rose presents a clear, concise picture of the real issues and advantages in testing in an easy to read enjoyable format.