By Nate Hendley
Librarians, book store owners and anyone who hosts presentations: would you be interested in a true-crime talk on the topic, “The Art of the Con”?
This presentation is built around my book, The Big Con which looks at scams and scammers such as Charles Ponzi (from whom we get the term “Ponzi scheme”), Bernie Madoff, online romance fraud, the Nigerian Prince email, disaster fraud, pyramid schemes, medical fakery and other forms of deceit.
Learn about the tricks of the conman trade and how old scams continue to flourish under new guises. Also learn how to avoid being duped by fraudsters.
I gave a presentation about “The Art of the Con” at Albert Campbell Library in Toronto on November 22, 2018. I have also given this talk to the Probus Club of Kitchener-Waterloo, among other audiences.
Over the years, I’ve made countless presentations in libraries, bookstores, etc., based on other true-crime books I’ve written.
Depending on your needs, my “Art of the Con” talk can range from 60 to 90 minutes in length. I always include a Q and A session with audience members.
The Big Con is available at Toronto Public Library and other libraries throughout North America.
A presentation proposal for this talk has been submitted and registered with the Toronto Public Library system.
The Big Con was published by ABC-CLIO.
ABOUT THE BOOK: “Very readable. The Big Con is one of those books that you can pick up and start reading anywhere. There is an extensive bibliography at the back for further reading suggestions. Mr Hendley has done sceptics a genuine courtesy by assembling the history of frauds, cons, scams and hoaxes into one beautiful volume.” –The Miramichi Reader
ABOUT THE PRESENTATION: “Nate Hendley recently gave a talk about cons and scams at our Probus club. I found that the presentation was very well researched and documented. Nate’s style of delivery is very engaging and informative. Our members really enjoyed the presentation; it was one of the best of the year. It’s obvious that Nate is very well qualified in his area of expertise.” –Kerry Long, Probus Club of Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario
For more information about the presentation, email Nate at email@example.com.
(Nate Hendley is a Toronto-based journalist, speaker and author. His website http://www.natehendley.com/ offers more details about his books and background)