Everybody to write a small segment about there favorite superstar speaker. Must be a famous person or atleast recognized as a superstar in industry. (Presidents, Preachers, Speakers, Authors, Celebrities)
- Try for an interview to get this information, or read their biography.
- A bit of back ground about speaker.
- Turning point in there life.
- What has made them a success.
- The lean years, major obstacle or great challenge to overcome.
Secrets of Super Star Speakers, by Lilly Walters
This is a wonderful inspiring book for me because of its research and mostly because it shares some of the challenges speakers faced before they made their success. And also that it talks about 3 of my 5 so called mentors in the business of success. (Anthony Robbins, Brian Tracy, James Rohn, Zig Ziglar, Denis Waitley) So complete this part by writing a little more about my five favorite speakers – also get everybody else to write a blur about one, two or three of there favorite superstar speakers.
“the potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some good”
“You are responsible for your own life and you can not change until you accept that”
Brian Tracy is now considered one of the Americas leading authorities on human potential and personal effectiveness but he didn’t start out that way. Leaving BC at 28 years old he went to Edmonton Alberta where he drifted from labor job to labor job. He asked himself the question and began seeking the answer, “Why is it some people are more successful than others”. Little money and little education he began setting goals and design his blueprint for success. He set a goal to align himself with the Canadian business man Dr. Charles Allard which he succeeded to do with the development of a shopping center and the importing and distribution of Suzuki 4 wheel vehicles.
Les Brown started speaking full time when he formed his comapany Les Brown Unlimited Inc. Les had no formal training passed high school but the self education of personal development and human potential. Les was born in an abondon building in Miami Florida. His birth mother gave him and his fraternal twin up for adoption. A single women with a great spirit adopted the two boys and raised them up. Les was inspired by a speech teacher in high school. Mr. Washington had a special character that did not allow circumstances define who you are and looked at you seeing greatness which reminds Les of the quote “look at a man the way he is and he only becomes worse, but look at him as if he were what he could be, then he becomes what he should be”.
Anthony Robbins has become a brand name in personal development. He became a millionaire by the age of 24. Tony grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, his dad was a parking lot attendant who divorced his mother when he was 7. Tony left home at 17 and started sleeping in his Volkswagon Bug. A major turning point was when Tony attended a James Rohn seminar. Tony said “I got so excited. I wanted to make a difference in the world. From that night on I began to set goals, I used the James Rohn technique to write a plan. Then I went back to Jim Rohn and convinced him that I could sell tickets to his seminars and within a month became the top salesman. I sold every human being I sat down with. I studies every sales tape there was and listened to J. D. Evers while I slept. I became the best speaker anyone had seem and at 19 made $20,000 in one month”
Zig Ziglar was born in Coffee County, Alabama and graduated high school in Yazoo, Mississippi. After a discharge fron the Navy in 1946 Zig began selling cookware door to door. Zig had a poor sales record until an executive took his aside and told him he was wasting his time and that if he recognized his ability he could be a great one. Zig was inspired and became the #2 salesman in the company. Zig became a best selling author and public speaker. Zig still speaks and exudes a tremendous amount of energy and enthusiasm on the platform at his ripe old age of 70?