Conversations with the Masters: Les Brown

Conversations with the Masters

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Les Brown

Best-Selling Author of Live your Dreams
and It’s Not Over Until You Win

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* Do you want to kick off the new year inspired and motivated?

* Are you ready to learn the secrets of becoming a great speaker and presenter?

* Would you like to bring out the millionaire in you?

* Do you aspire to more in your life?

Note from Life Coach Mary

I first learned of Les Brown when I was associated with TPN back in 1993. TPN was a personal development TV network and Les Brown was one of the favorites. I had the opportunity to share the stage with Les Brown and his then girlfriend Gladys Knight. Fortunately, for me, I was first. He is a tough act to follow. Years later, there was a special conference in Atlanta and several of us found ourselves speaking with him in his hotel room. Time to go find that photo of he and I. Les’ commanding presence, never ending energy, enthusiasm and sense of humor is engaging. He speaks from his experience of being born into a low-income family, and making it on his own. While his message is simple, it will penetrate your soul and inspire you.

In August, I was fortunate enough to run into Les Brown at the National Speakers Association conference in San Diego. I immediately ran up and gave him a big hug! I was thrilled when he accepted my invitation to be a guest on Conversations with the Masters. His response was, “I’d love to!” I can’t think of a better man to kick off our 2008!! Let’s give him one of his best audiences ever.

 

During this interview we’ll explore:

* How to get motivated, especially when you’re not.

* Secrets of becoming a fabulous speaker and presenter.

* How to bring out the millionaire in you.

* What it takes to go from low-income living to keynote speaking.

* How to tap your full potential

 

About Les Brown:

As a renowned professional speaker, author and television personality, Les Brown has risen to national prominence by delivering a high energy message which tells people how to shake off mediocrity and live up to their greatness. It is a message Les Brown has learned from his own life and one he is helping others apply to their lives.

Born a twin in low-income Liberty City in Miami, Florida, Les and his twin brother, Wes, were adopted when they were six weeks old by Mrs. Mamie Brown. Mrs. Brown was a single woman who had very little education or financial means, but a very big heart. As a child Les’ inattention to school work, his restless energy, and the failure of his teachers to recognize his true potential resulted in him being mislabeled as a slow learner. The label and the stigma stayed with him, damaging self-esteem to such an extent that it took several years to overcome.
Passion to Learn and His Hunger to Realize Greatness

Les has had no formal education beyond high school, but with persistence and determination he as initiated and continued a process of unending self-education which has distinguished him as an authority on harnessing human potential. Les Brown’s passion to learn and his hunger to realize greatness in himself and others helped him to achieve greatness. He rose from a hip-talkin morning DJ to broadcast manager; from community activist to community leader; from political commentator to three-term legislator; and from a banquet and nightclub emcee to premier keynote speaker.

In 1986, Les entered the public speaking arena on a full-time basis and formed his own company, Les Brown Enterprises, Inc. The company provides motivational tapes and materials, workshops, and personal/professional development programs aimed at individuals, companies, and organizations.
Award Winning Speaker

In 1989, Les Brown was the recipient of the National Speakers Association’s highest honor: The Council of Peers Award of Excellence (CPAE). In addition, he was selected one of the World’s Top Five Speakers for 1992 by Toastmasters international and recipient of the Golden Gavel Award.

In 1990, Les recorded his first in a series of speech presentations entitled You Deserve, which was awarded a Chicago-area Emmy, and became the leading fundraising program of its kind for pledges to PBS stations nationwide.
Best Selling Author and Celebrity

Les Brown is an internationally recognized speaker and CEO of Les Brown Enterprises, Inc., he is also the author of the highly acclaimed and successful books, Live Your Dreams, and newly released book, It’s Not Over Until You Win. Les is the former host of The Les Brown Show, a nationally syndicated daily television talk show which focused on solutions rather than problems.

Les Brown is one of the nation’s leading authorities in understanding and stimulating human potential. Utilizing powerful delivery and newly emerging insights Les’ customized presentation will teach, inspire, and channel your audience to new levels of achievement.