In 1979, my spouse Esther was managing and marketing my stage shows and motivational speaking career. Because of our knowledge and connection to the many popular entertainers and speakers, we decided to foray into the speaker bureau industry. We began to acquire other platform attractions, thus Eagles Talent Connection was created (Now Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau). While Esther continued as the client contact and speaker liaison, I took charge of the marketing and behind-the-scene projects of building a business. The compliment of our different strengths and responsibilities has allowed us to flourish and function harmoniously, both professionally and personally, for thirty-five years and still going strong.
With our company’s continuing development and the advent of extraordinary people joining our team, I have relinquished many of my duties to younger minds and energy. I continue my involvement strictly in an advisory capacity.
A few acknowledgments of my 40 year platform career:
1973. The Golden Mike: The Academy of Variety Artist’s highest awarded for Variety Entertainment.
1978. The Outstanding College Guest Lecture Program Award: from the National Association for Campus Activities.
1993. CPAE Award: The highest honor for professional Speaking from the National Speakers Association.
1994. Inducted into the Speakers Hall of Fame: Joining the likes of Ronald Reagan and Dr. Norman Vincent Peale.
2001. The Dunninger Award: The Psychic Entertainers Association’s equivalent of the Academy Awards.
2010. Inducted into the Veteran Speaker’s Hall of Fame.