For the past 65 years, Bernard Otis has made quite a name for himself in the business world. As an expert in marketing, sales and customer service, he is known for providing consulting and training services to esteemed gurus and young professionals alike. Throughout his lengthy and celebrated career, one motivation has shined above the rest: his desire to share his knowledge and experience with those who follow him in life.
Among his many methods of helping people is writing and speaking on his numerous areas of expertise. His first book, “Revenue Generation Through the Sale of Kumquats and Other Things,” makes the convincing argument that selling can and should be fun. It explores his own career, as well as the possibilities within the industry, in an attempt to guide and inspire future generations.
Recently, Bernard has shifted his focus from business ventures to everyday life. His recent book, “How To Prepare for Old Age: Without Taking the Fun Out of Life,” examines the process of growing old and how it doesn’t necessarily have to involve adjusting to a boring, intellectually stagnant life.
The back of the jacket best describes both the book’s nature and its aim:
In this touching, often humorous and very personal account, Bernie shares his 86 years of life, love, loss and laughter as an inspirational guide to what it means to age without growing old. His advice on love after 60, how to talk with family members about illness, what you should be prepared for when confronting tragedy and loss, what it means to be a caregiver to a loved one and many other of life’s challenges are a must for family members young and old. Bernie’s book is a treasure trove of personal and professional life experiences that will help you prepare for old age and take control of the nature of aging. Be prepared to laugh out loud and quietly shed a tear as Bernie takes you through the voyage of life.
Although he has only released two books thus far, Bernard continues to provide advice and guidance to receptive individuals through regular blog posts on his website, Senior Moments with Bernard Otis. Bernard often begins his blog posts with an anecdote or light-hearted story that directly relates to the topic he is about to discuss, which keeps the posts engaging and thought-provoking, in addition to being helpful.