Well, consider the
credibility that can be borrowed although not deserved:
Cavalier has been a program consultant (for
his personal and/or various producers' accounts): serving Motorola, Varian Bros
Electronics, Iberia Airlines of Spain, Mobil Oil, Norwegian- America Line; ITT,
American Gas Assn, Linen Supply Assn
of America (now Fabric Rental Assn); American Dairy Assn, National Coal Assn,
American Meat Institute, Steel Service Center Institute, Automotive Service
Industry Assn, American Dental Assn,
General Foods, S.C. Johnson & Son, Kaiser Aluminum, Centel
Telephone, Haworth Office Furniture, Karpen
Furniture, Signode, Diversey
Chemicals, Wescom, Lloyd's of London/PRM/County of
Los Angeles Health Care System.
(See some client acknowledgment documents
under the 'Business Writing' button; then its 'Clients'
base button.) In addition, he has
substantial credits as a magazine writer. (See 'Recognition' button and its
base buttons, by topic.)
Professional writing and a specialty in
group communications include meetings, training, and audio/visual
presentations. He has also created insights into various once-muddy issues
affecting ordinary people.
Chief among his
Three articles for Meredith publications: a)
the world's-first consumerist format for evaluating and comparing travel tours;
b) examining second mortgages on homes (nation's first how-to for
second-mortgage planning); and c) nation's first how-to article on assessing
condominium apartments--reprinted by a bank!
From other publishers: d) a definitive article on Chicago's Deep Tunnel
flood control that helped to unseat an opposing US Senator; also e) first challenge of city government involvement in race riots in Chicago-'69 (both in Chicagoland magazine). Additionally, e) the first
never-challenged, two pilot-study based, articles re: medical-pilot st regarding the health care industry's
involvement/responsibility for the continuing medical-malpractice crisis
(McGraw-Hill's Modern Hospital, Jan '70; and "Chicago Tribune's" Sunday
magazine, Dec 7, '85; both are reprinted on this site; below the 'Recognition'
As professional meetings manager/coordinator
since 1960, and after a 1970 first-article, he became the leading published
authority in the group communications field-a publishing authority for more
than a decade. That status included over four combined years of consumerist
columns in Crain's Advertising & Sales Promotion and Bill Bros'
Sales & Marketing Management magazines). Cavalier has constructed the
majority of (imitated) how-to methods that are now standard in the meetings
Unnamed, he wrote the second and third (of
three, total) first-and-only special-advertising issues of Business Week
on the meetings topic. Curiously, although the BW subscriber list is
hallowed, those special editions were not supported by the travel industry-likely
because of consumerist viewpoints. No support because the BW editors
couldn't be controlled with ads?
Also he moderated the nation's first travel
incentives conference (sponsored by New York University's School of Continuing
Education; see 'Recognition/Industry'); and co-presented the nation's (world's)
first conference for hotels and company users-combined (sponsored by Sales
& Marketing Management magazine). Credence shots from both of those
printed brochures are contained on this site.
In 1982, he won an MPI award for his Tenth
Anniversary Convention address that demanded standards and ethics in a trade
that still (2017) has no Code of Ethics. An award from the
MPI, but no action from the purveyor-dominated members. (See 'Recognition/Industry'
then 'MPI' base button; last item in the 'MPI' file.) MPI is the second
association to be
formed and is the longest survivor in the meetings field.
Cavalier is a University of
Minnesota graduate and former MBA student at Northwestern University's Graduate
School of Business, Chicago. Having traveled in nearly 40 countries, he created
and published a short-form ESL course based on dictionary codes, not our
childhood's Dewey slogan-with-exceptions-to-exceptions. His Practical Word
Power tutors' script and workbook eliminates years of teen/adult learners'
memorizing of ten new words weekly, via the Dewey Method, that all US
English-speakers have wrestled for a century.
Key: Codes are rote learning and teachable
by native-speaker volunteers--in only 8-sessions of 2-hours each. Code learners
can immediately pronounce every word in the keyed dictionary that's used as a
text. Each publisher uses a different code for copyright; our learners can use
Additional benefit: When English and
bilingual dictionaries are used together, code learners can, within minutes,
get translations and spellings; then pronounce in English any word already
known in their native languages. That's a lifelong independence in vocabulary
development to personal need . . . that the Dewey Method cannot teach!
Educators' problem: The Dewey Method
step-system requires years of memorizing: Whatever will the schools do for new
curriculum with those newly-gained months/years of generic and marginal
Suggestion: Teach grammar far earlier.
Americans speak relatively poor 'book' English. 'Slang' is the official excuse,
but not the problem. Slang is valid in the neighborhood in which it's learned-simply
not more broadly recognized. Dewey himself has been a god to the educational
establishment and to dependent careers. Dewey Method or
Student Independence? Quandry?
Given such credence items as outlined
above, can you believe that Cavalier's independent thinking might help your
meetings and training programs to Achieve Your Objectives?