Who Said Summer is for Vacations?

By Jane Atkinson

It hasn’t been all cottage, beach and flip flops
for everyone this summer, check out some of the
exciting things that have been going on:


Warren MacDonald’s Oprah appearance aired again
this week. Warren is a Vancouver based speaker
who lost both legs to a giant boulder in an
Australian climbing accident. Oprah was astonished
to learn that, even without legs, Warren continues
to climb mountains like Kilimanjaro. Warren,
congrats on hitting yet another peak!
Link to Warren

John DiPietro’s new book ‘You Don’t Have to
be Perfect to be Great’ is selling like hotcakes.
Congratulations John on a successful launch.
Link to John

Bob’s Prosen’s new book ‘Kiss Theory Goodbye’ just
hit the bookstores last week and the reviews are
excellent. This is one to watch!
Link to Bob

Former pro baseball player turned speaker Mike
Robbins just signed a book deal with Jossey-
Bass/Wiley for his first book ‘Focus on the Good
Stuff’. Way to go Mike!
Link to Mike

Congrats to Michelle Ray and David Gouthro who
both received their CSP’s (Certified Speaking
Professional) at NSA in Orlando. Great job!
Link to Michelle
Link to David


Jon Wee and Owen Morse of The Passing Zone
(juggling entertainers) have made it to the final
of NBC’S AMERICA’S GOT TALENT despite the fact
that David Hasselhoff hates jugglers. The show
airs this Wednesday night. I hope you’ll tune in,
vote, and help them win a million bucks! Go Zone!
Link to Passing Zone


The momentum for The Wealthy Speaker just keeps
building – thank you for your support.
The Wealthy Speaker

This fall, watch for 3 all new articles in
Professional Speaker Magazine, Toastmasters
Magazine and Canada’s Speaking of Impact Magazine.
Plus, I’ve been asked to deliver a breakout at NSA’s
Winter Workshop in Denver in February.
Link to NSA

The Wealthy Speaker Community is under way for
those with memberships and the ideas are flying!
Want to know more about how to join?  Contact
Jane by sending an email here.


Mark your calendar for Wed. Sept. 27th at 3pm
Eastern. Join Patricia Fripp and myself for a
teleclass ‘How to Turn Your Training Programs into
Profitable Keynotes’. Here are more details
That’s all the good news for now…

Jane Atkinson
President, Speaker Launcher