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Lunch and Learn with Bernie Swain, author of What Made Me Who I Am

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Name: Lunch and Learn with Bernie Swain, author of What Made Me Who I Am
Date: October 20, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
On Friday, October 20 at 12 noon join the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and Northshire Bookstore for a lecture luncheon with Bernie Swain, co-founder of the Washington Speakers Bureau and author of "What Made Me Who I Am." 
 
Cost per ticket is $50, which includes lunch, a copy of the book, and a discussion with Mr. Swain. If you wish to send two people and receive one copy of the book, cost is $75.
 
Washington DC-based BERNIE SWAIN is co-founder of Washington Speakers Bureau and today's foremost authority on the lecture industry. Over the past 35 years, Swain has represented former US Presidents, cabinet members, business executives, public figures, media leaders, and sports legends. 
 
"What Made Me Who I Am" shares powerful and moving stories of inspiration, adversity, and triumph from the Washington Speakers Bureau.
Starting a business is a wonderfully naive venture. Only a fortunate few will survive--and very few of those who thrive will have something special to say about failure, success, and leadership.
Bernie Swain is one of those few very fortunate people. He quit his job in 1980 to start a lecture agency with his wife and a friend. By the end of their first rocky year--just as his savings were running out--Swain's first revenues trickled in. He began signing every speaker on a handshake; this proved to be the hallmark of trust that helped accelerate the company's growth. Years later, his roster of speakers would be the greatest in history since America's first agency represented a host of notables such as Mark Twain, Susan B. Anthony, and Frederick Douglass. The firm continues its practice of signing speakers on the strength on a handshake.
The best of Swain's fortunes turned out to be the speakers themselves because these remarkable leaders had become his friends. What Made Me Who I Am captures the leadership transformations of 34 of those friends--from Doris Kearns Goodwin to Colin Powell, Terry Bradshaw to Tom Brokaw, and Tony Blair to Dave Barry. This assembly of people defines a generation. What were their most powerful influences? Defining moments? Decisions that contributed the most to their character and accomplishments?
Swain captures answers to these questions and more in an inspiring, practical collection of true-life stories for leaders today. 
Event Media:
Location:
The Inn at Saratoga
231 Broadway
Saratoga Springs
Date/Time Information:
Friday, October 20
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:
$50 per person
$75 for two and one book
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