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Nathaniel Edward Rieed Lecturer Subjects: Future of the American Boy. Every Man's Problem. Figure THE RICE BUREAU, DeLONG RICE, Mgr., 18-20-21 Vanderbilt Building, Nashville, Tenn. THE MAN IF the lecturer has not himself lived his message, the message is not worth while. Or if he has lived his message but cannot persuade his audience to live it, the lecturer is not worth while. NATHANIEL EDWARD RIEED is an example of his own philosophy. His struggle through three universities, his observation and travel, his professional and business experience—among the tenements, at the desk, in the studio, with the directorate, and on the platform—his manifold connections in various ways, at the bottom and at the top, have given him a store of practical information that is of the greatest value in his present splendid work. He is one of the pioneers in the new and important movement for vocational training, a movement that is helping hundreds of boys and girls into adaptable positions. And what has been done so aggressively, he is now saying over again to his audiences, saying it from their standpoint, and with a force that sets them thinking along new lines. His theme, though weighty and complex, is presented in the most popular manner, thus at once combining instruction and entertainment. This happy combination is due partly to his clear thought, partly to his interesting subject matter, partly to his many humorous illustrations, but largely to the speaker's own great personality and unique style. Because of the tremendous enthusiasm with which he is received, The management recommends him to its committees with the utmost confidence. SUBJECTS A Flash of Lightning, or Future of the American Boy. (Special 1911–12) Every Man's Problem. THE MESSAGE Every boy, says Mr. Rieed, is the direct product of two things, heredity and environment, and upon how well the one complements the other depends his strength. Study that sentence closely. The task Mr. Rieed has set for himself in his lecture is to discover the basis of natural ability and the laws of its development. The discovery he applies directly and logically to the existing opportunities in the trades, businesses, professions, and industries. But is not that a task life has set for each of us? Many people, though surrounded by opportunities, are unable to get a start; others start and fail; while others, apparently of no more ability, forge ahead. Is it an accident? The individual as related to his surroundings is an everlasting theme. With such a theme, Mr. Rieed carves out a definite course of action—a course that is at once practical and worth while. A FLASH OF LIGHTNING OR FUTURE OF THE AMERICAN BOY (GENERAL OUTLINE) I. The Clear Sky—Or the present great Opportunities in America In the industries, trades, businesses, and professions For individual initiative For Co-operative action II. The Dark Cloud—Or the present great Obstacles to Accomplishment Increasing selfishness a national factor in wrong-doing Large combinations against the small individual The dishonest individual against the honest one III. The Flash of Lightning—Or the American Boy Solving his problem of the future How his nature helps How his training helps The kind of knowledge necessary The application of this knowledge How one may complement the other Practical plan worked out and applied IV. The Effect of the Flash—Or Failure and Success Contrasted When the Cloud controls When the Sky is clear SOME OBSERVATIONS A GREAT LECTURE FOR BUSINESS MEN—Because it deals with the laws of individual success. A GREAT LECTURE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES—Because it deals with the methods of personal education. A GREAT LECTURE FOR WOMEN'S CLUBS—Because it deals with the subject of highest interest to every mother. A GREAT LECTURE FOR CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS ORDERS—Because it deals with the elements that form true character. A GREAT LECTURE FOR THE POPULAR AUDIENCE—Because it is full of witty sayings and humorous stories and illustrations. PRESS NOTICES It was the greatest number of our course. We want him again. Y. M. C. A., Bar Harbor, Me. I believe your success before our club was due to your quick analytical mind and keen perception, which gave you an attitude at once positive and full of conviction. Sec'y Union Church, Boston. You gave us a splendid evening. The strength of the appeal was everywhere felt. High School, Malone, N. Y. I heard you last night, and must say that you are bringing the message of the age. It was a masterpiece in thought and delivery and should be heard by every one. J. L. Harlquinn, Willimantic, Conn. It was just what we needed for the occasion. Anything we can do for you at any time, we shall be glad to do. Locomotive Engineers' Lodge, Brighton, Mass. I wish to commend your great work. You gave perfect satisfaction to our members. People's Institute, Boston. In a single evening our people could not appreciate the great truth of your statements. They must hear you again. Wilkes Carlisle, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Mr. Rieed has a message to voice that is important and timely. He has both weight and clearness of thought and penetrating impact of statement. He has the sense of values that many a public speaker lacks, and he presents truths and conclusions in balance and just proportion. He has, too, the saving grace of humor without the alloy of levity. While he entertains he does not cater. He is deeply sincere, constructive and earnest. Henry L. Southwick, President of Emerson College of Oratory, Boston.
|Title||Nathaniel Edward Rieed|
|Topical Subject (LCSH)||Lecturers|
|Personal Name Subject||Rieed, Nathaniel Edward|
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