Claudia Duncan                   

Marketing Director                   

phone: (615) 902.1871
cell: (615) 516.8821


Nashville, TN, June 27, 2012
—Ismael Cala, one of the most recognized and influential personalities in Latin American media, hosts the highly acclaimed CNN en Español primetime show, “CALA”. With his high energy and inquisitive personality, Cala is best known for this up-close and personal interview show. With more than 20 years of on-air presence in the U.S., Canadian, and Latin American broadcasting arenas, Cala will be releasing his first book, "El poder de escuchar" (“The Power of Listening”), through Grupo Nelson, the Spanish division of Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Speaking about his debut title, "El poder de escuchar," Cala says, “This book is about personal growth. The power of listening is an overriding aspect of my work and has been the key to my success. As I unfold the secrets to success, I hope that readers will connect with me on a much more personal level.”

In "El poder de escuchar," Ismael Cala reveals how readers can develop a “third ear.” “This skill brings the invincible power of listening to both the words and the soul of those we communicate with,” explains Cala. “It is the ability to ‘hear’ what goes unsaid—the difference between what people say and what they really mean—and become part of their ideas and emotions. In "El poder de escuchar," the concept of the third ear helps readers fully understand the message that people deliver through everyday conversation, whether at work or at home.”

Cala continues, “I am so happy my dream has finally come true. The process of writing this book has been a catharsis for me. In "El poder de escuchar", I openly share stories about my life I have never told before. The book is a dialogue, an enjoyable conversation of sharing ideas and stories with the readers. This book is for everyone: families, young people looking to realize their dreams, entrepreneurs, and leaders. It is a tool to empower readers to discover a new approach for growth.”

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring Ismael’s first book to the market,” says Larry Downs, Vice President and Publisher of Grupo Nelson. “His crisp, clear, and direct manner, combined with his delightful stories, will give readers an opportunity to understand the events and people that helped shape Ismael into the person he is today.”

Ismael Cala is the host of the show that shares his name, “CALA,” which airs one-on-one primetime interviews on CNN en Español. Cala is one of the few young Latinos to have over 20 years of television and radio experience. His career extends to Cuba, his country of origin, and to Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Cala has also contributed occasionally as a reporter and host for CNN International, Univision’s Despierta America, and the Nancy Grace show on HLN (formerly known as CNN Headline). He is fluent in Spanish and English.

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El poder de escuchar Ismael Cala Published by Grupo Nelson
ISBN: 9781602557543 Price: $19.95 U.S. – Hardcover
Available in print and digital format: January 2013

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