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"Welcome to the home of INVENTION MYSTERIES. Here you'll find the 2 books that I wrote, along with information on my syndicated newspaper column, Newspaper In Education materials, in-school presentations and workshops, as well as the TV and radio versions of the Invention Mysteries stories."

~ about the author

 



Guest Speaker Services:

Author, syndicated columnist, NIE consultant, goal-setting expert and "invention guru" Paul Niemann is available to speak to your classes ...

Paul Niemann addresses 3,800 students (grades K-12) at the
Chicago
Storm school day soccer game in February, 2007:

Paul Niemann is available to give in-school workshops and presentations to individual classes or to every class in your school. Topics, according to grade levels, include: 

        4th -- 6th GRADES:

·        Kid Inventors: Learn the stories behind popular inventions that were created by kids. “Kid inventions include: The popsickle, ear muffs, the calculator, the TV and more. Also, Paul will teach your students 10 principles that they can learn from inventors.

·        A History Lesson of Illinois’ Top Inventors: A fun and informative presentation on the state’s top inventors & inventions.

·        Invention Convention: A step-by-step overview of inventing basics. Students will learn how to come up with their own inventions, apply for a patent, build a prototype and market their inventions. Ideal prep for Invention Conventions and Science Fairs

       7th -- 9th GRADES:

  • Goal Setting: Four kinds of goals to set, how to set goals, and how they can help students succeed in school and in life.
  • A History Lesson of Illinois’ Top Inventors: A fun and informative presentation on the state’s top inventors & inventions.  
  • Invention Convention:
    A step-by-step overview of inventing basics. Students will learn how to come up with their own inventions, apply for a patent, build a prototype and market their inventions. Ideal prep for Invention Conventions and Science Fairs.

       9th -- 12th GRADES:

  • Goal Setting: Four kinds of goals to set, how to set goals, and how they can help students succeed in school and in life.
  • Writing Workshop: Paul shows students how to write and publish their own books.

Paul Niemann is the author of the INVENTION MYSTERIES books, which are entertaining AND educational. Paul will bring FREE sets of his books for your classrooms and personally sign them for you. They’re perfect for the classroom or library.  

Or, you can purchase enough books to get Paul to speak at your school for free (this way you can take Paul’s speaking fee out of either your library budget or another budget).

For details and rates, or to order his books for your school, call Paul at (800) 337-5758 or send him an e-mail at niemann7@aol.com  

Paul posing with one of the three classes he spoke with
at Alphonsus Academy in Chicago in April of 2007:


* 10 Principles of Paul's Presentation: 
Each of these principles are illustrated by stories in Paul's books.

  1. Work hard and you will reap the benefits. The story titled, "Meet Jerome Lemelson, the most prolific inventor of the modern era" illustrates this point very well. 

  2. Overcome obstacles that you face along the way. The story titled, "The invention that nearly ruined its inventor" illustrates this point very well. 

  3. Learn what you need to know in order to succeed. The story titled, "What’s the difference between a trademark, a copyright and a patent?"  illustrates this point very well. 

  4. Give back to your neighbors. The story titled, "The Case of the Missing Monkee" illustrates this point very well. 

  5. Don't be selfish -- Share with others. The story titled, "Who invented the World Wide Web -- and why did he choose to NOT patent it?" illustrates this point very well.  

  6. Use your inventive genius to solve problems.  The story titled, "The story of the Leaning Tower of Pisa … and the Illinois inventor who figured out how to straighten it" illustrates this point very well.  

  7. Invent with an eye for the future. The story titled, "The future looks bright for these four inventors" illustrates this point very well.

  8. It doesn't matter how old you are when you create new products. The story titled, "Meet Stanley Mason, who sold his first invention at the age of seven" illustrates this point very well. 

  9. It doesn't matter if you're male or female when you create new products. The story titled, "It was quite a year for this “mother of invention" illustrates this point very well. 

  10. Sometimes luck plays a role, but only when luck is combined with work. The story titled, "Accidental inventions" illustrates this point very well.

The 99 stories in the books are ideal for kids, especially for kids who have some "invention potential" of their own. If you're looking for a lively, affordable speaker for your next event, then call Paul. You'll be glad you did. 

For details and rates, or to order his books for your school, call Paul at (800) 337-5758 or send him an e-mail at niemann7@aol.com  

 

INVENTION MYSTERIES • 2614 South 24th Street • Quincy, IL 62305 • Phone: 217-224-8194 • FAX: 217-224-7736 • niemann7@aol.com
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