5 Tips for Hiring a Great Speaker

Thousands of keynote speakers crowd the marketplace. Every time the economy takes a hit, someone believes they have a great story to tell—and should be paid to tell it. Every person has a story, but not every person has the ability to tell that story and make it compelling. In the centuries before modern technology, values, folklore and customs were passed down from one generation to the next by mouth, but today, only a few people are natural, experienced storytellers. Meeting planners sift through an overwhelming amount of material to find great speakers. Here are 5 tips for finding the right speaker for your meeting’s agenda.

Hiring a Great Speaker Tip 1: Work with a Speaker’s Bureau Continue reading

“How to Slay a Pirate: Lessons on Success from Sailing the Pacific”.

On Tuesday, June 4, my friend, sailor, and adventurer Barbara Gottesman released her first book called “How to Slay a Pirate: Lessons on Success from Sailing the Pacific”. I am writing to support her efforts to achieve Amazon bestseller status by asking you to mark your calendars to purchase the book tomorrow (Tuesday, June 4, 2012) from Amazon (available in both print and ebook formats). It contains Barbara’s story about how she got to sailing the Pacific with her family and unique lessons on success that you won’t want to miss. And please forward this to anyone who enjoys a good adventure and/or personal growth.

The book, “How to Slay a Pirate” is the ultimate guide to setting your goals in motion, slaying your pirates (your negative self talk), and finally achieving what you’ve only dreamed of until now. Accompanied by practical step-by-step exercises to guide you through the process, together with travel blog excerpts from Barbara’s nearly two-and-a-half year family sailing adventure through Mexico, the South Pacific and Australia, this book delivers a candid account of challenge, risk, and reward to make a compelling case for why finding your passion is essential. Continue reading

Neal’s PBS Documentary

29 min PBS documentary on keynote speaker, adventurer and
author, Neal Petersen and his participation in the 27,0000 mile solo
race around the world. Born in South Africa in poverty and on the wrong
side of Apartheid, he was the least likely to finish this epic single
handed race.

Commencement address

Neal Petersen’s commencement address to the Punta Cana International School in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 2013. This was one of the top group to graduate.
Visit www.NealPetersen.com for more about Neal’s keynote presentations.

Baking bread

Here is Darlene baking bread. These are detailed instructions of the process.