We Often See Our Own Turning Points In The Lives Of Others.

by Bernie Swain
An article from OWN’s Lisa Capretto recently caught my eye. In it she says, “In 25 years of hosting “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Oprah experienced more than a few “aha moments.” But there was one particular life lesson, she says, that’s always stood out from the rest.“It was one man’s definition of forgiveness that changed my life,” Oprah says.” That man was Dr. Gerald G. Jampolsky, and he appeared on an episode of “The Oprah Show” that aired on January … Continue reading "We Often See Our Own Turning Points In The Lives Of Others."

How to Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur

by Bernie Swain
After 15 years of working for other people, I quit my job—I finally realized I needed to do something on my own. I was frustrated and demoralized, my ideas were being marginalized and I wasn’t waking up in the morning looking forward to a new day. With my wife, Paula, and our business partner at my side, I started a lecture agency, with no experience or real plan. Before too long, other people were working for me. I wanted them … Continue reading "How to Unleash Your Inner Entrepreneur"

You, Me, and the Lecture Business: A Short History

by Bernie Swain
The lecture industry!  Most of what you know concerns famous names and reports of speaking fees.  But it is an industry that, every year, provides us with new thinking and ideas that are so vital to the prosperity of our American culture and world civilization.  Just look at the new visionaries it offers today in the likes of business futurist Dan Pink, Harvard’s Amy Cuddy, or NYU’s innovation guru Luke Williams. As the founder of Washington Speakers Bureau, I will … Continue reading "You, Me, and the Lecture Business: A Short History"