It's Your Story.
People who have heard Henry Quinlan talk
on retirement issues and "telling your story" say:
"I really enjoyed your presentation today in Rockport. You have a
very comfortable way about you.
-Courtney Rapp, Rockport, MA
"I attended your presentation this morning in Rockport and found it (and) you incredibly informative, thorough and concise. I've attended many types of presentations over the years (as have we all) and don't think I've ever received so many practical strategies, stimulating tips and incredible resources within a one hour time span!
"Your presentation on Autobiography and Memoir writing at the Holmes Library in Halifax today was extremely rewarding. I’m sure all of those present found your advice as invaluable I did. You are most generous to share your expertise in this field with those of us who are feeling our way in this medium."
-Faye George, Bridgewater, MA
"Thank you for your nice presentation on Writing a Memoir. Lots of good tips and very inspiring."
-Gail Garvin, Dorchester, MA
"I was completely "lit up" after your presentation yesterday. You have to know that I signed up for your talk the minute I saw it in the Hanover Senior Center Newsletter which only arrived Monday but wondered if it would be for me since I am not writing a memoir. Happily, I walked away with so many nuggets and suggestions. Better still, I have been steered away from agonizing over the publishing house process to going the route of self-publishing.
What impressed me most yesterday was your ability to synthesize the process of getting one's words into print and on to Amazon in a mere 50 minutes – and to do so with fun and memorable stories!!
I began immediately to work on the paragraph you asked me to send you re: the stories of parents of my students with Down syndrome. Thank you for your encouragement on this project and for thinking that it might be helped along by Crowdfunding or Kickstarter or even Indiegogo. I will get that to you soon. Again, so appreciative that you added the flame necessary to finish this work."
-Anne Tucker Roberts
"Today you were the first speaker here who received applause in a long, long time. Good job."
-Robin Middleton, Director, Senior Center, Hanover, MA
"Your presentation this morning at the Jenks Center in Winchester was interesting and instructive. I am in the process of writing a book and might have some questions in the future. For now, I will appreciate it very much if you send me a copy of your powerpoint. Thank you very much!"
- Mohammad Raqib
"Hard to believe it's a month ago (Tuesday 3/28) that I attended your presentation: "Guides for Writing your Autobiography / Memoir" at the Kennedy Center in Squantum. Thank you for taking the time and making the trip to share your advice, wisdom and experience garnered over your 30+ years in the publishing field. You showed us how the process of self-publication need not be daunting, but rather, is manageable with the resources available online."
-Joe O'Brien, Quincy, MA
“Henry’s presentation has inspired me to start to write my family’s history.”
-Ginny Morgan Pocasset, MA
“The residents truly enjoyed Henry’s presentation–the stories and slides. Everyone understood clearly the steps he was laying out to tell your story. Great presentation, rave reviews from the residents.”
-Dana Mier, Program Coordinator, Stafford Hill
“I have heard Henry talk about these issues formally and informally and each time I get something new to think about.”
-Mary Jordan, Merrimack, NH
“After listening to Henry, my wife Brenda and I are looking more closely at our emotional pensions and I think we will start on a family history. He has given us some very good ideas.”
-David and Brenda Troy, Wellesley, MA
“We did not know anything about an emotional pension but now we do and we are paying attention; it just makes sense.”
-Tom and Maureen Rickenbacker, Andover, MA
"I have seen Henry give this presentation. It was a great help to me. Now I also understand why some of my friends struggle in retirement. Maybe I can help them."
Bob Boisvert, Nashua, NH
“I like the idea of doing a memoir after listening to Henry. I had one particular period in my life worthy of a memoir.”
Gerard Parker, San Rafael, CA
“I was in the audience for Henry’s talk on his experiences in Russia. It was the best I have heard in a long time–informative, funny and delivered with authenticity. If you have a chance to hear it do not miss it.”
David Heath, Nashua, NH