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VIDEO: Anderson Cooper Moderates Dog Debate?

By Anderson Cooper
CNN's Anderson Cooper recently had some fun moderating a spoof dog debate to help find the Obama family's new pet. Embedded video from <a href="" mce_href="">CNN Video</a>When not interviewing canines or hosting CNN's AC 360, Cooper speaks with groups about issues such as politics and media. For information about
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VIDEO: Ben Stein Says Spend Now If You Can

By Ben Stein
According to Ben Stein, now is the time to shop if you can afford it. With low prices and great deals, consumers with cash are in a good place, the economist told CNN's Anderson Cooper on AC 360. Stein, whose vast résumé includes economist, author, documentary filmmaker, Presidential speech writer, actor and TV game show host, speaks regularly on issues including the economy, politics and media. For information on booking Ben Stein, visit <br ...

Premiere Celebrates 15 Years!

By Duane Ward
While the beginning of a new year is always reason to celebrate, Premiere Speakers Bureau is particularly excited about this New Year's Day, as 2009 marks our 15-year anniversary.Call it a milestone, benchmark or simply "the first chapter,"; but Premiere has just completed a great run.I am more optimistic than ever regarding the future. You may ask, "Why?";1. Powerful speakers creating powerful events. We spent the first 15 years bringing together the most popular and effective speakers that simply deliver ...

Chip Eichelberger Meets With Premiere Agents

By Tyler Clark
Motivation and sales strategist Chip Eichelberger recently met with Premiere Speakers Bureau's agent team for their quarterly training meeting. Eichelberger spoke about getting "switched on";, his term for living and working with purpose, direction and passion. A resident of Knoxville, Tenn., Eichelberger traveled to Premiere's office in nearby Nashville for lunch with the staff shortly before Christmas. Eichelberger is a full-time speaker who specializes in closing sessions a business and ...
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VIDEO: Oprah Gives $365K to Ron Clark Academy

By Ron Clark
Students, teachers and administrators at the Ron Clark Academy received an unexpected Christmas present this year. A few days before Christmas, Ron Clark, the founder of the innovative school in inner-city Atlanta, received a note from Oprah Winfrey. Included in the note was a check for $365,000.Many of the school's students come from low-income homes, and the school finds private donors to pay for most of students' $14,000 annual tuition. Winfrey's donation is the equivalent of a full year's tuition ...
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The Battle Cry That Helps You Win

By Ruben Gonzalez
The following was originally posted on Ruben Gonzalez's blog: The thought processes that help you get to the Olympics are the same thought processes that will help you succeed in business and in life. Successful people in all walks of life think big, focus on the possibilities, and take consistent bold action towards their objectives. When I decided to come out of a six year break to try to qualify for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at the age of 47, most people I talked to were sharply divided into two ...
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Success Is Not Convenient

By Ruben Gonzalez
The following was originally posted on Ruben Gonzalez's blog: What are you willing to do to reach your goals? All you need to do is whatever it takes - whether it's convenient or not. Here's a small, tiny in fact, part of what I'm doing to get ready for the Vancouver Olympics, less than four months away: The top 40 men in the world get to compete in the Men's Luge event at the Vancouver Olympics. These will be determined by last season's race results and four races coming up in about a month - Calgary, ...

VIDEO: Fox Gives Glimpse of Glenn Beck Show

By Glenn Beck
Fox News Channel just released its first preview of Glenn Beck's new daily television program, Glenn Beck. The show premieres Jan. 19 and is said to be somewhat different from Beck's former program on CNN Headline News.Beck spent most of December touring the country with his new best-selling book, The Christmas Sweater, and speaking to groups about the future of conservativism and America. For information about booking Glenn Beck for a speaking event, go to ...
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15 Tips: Conference Commando [Part 2]

By Keith Ferrazzi
[This is part two of "15 Tips from Keith Ferrazzi". If you missed part one, read it here. And now for tips 8 through 15.]#8 Draft off a big kahuna. Get to know some of the most well-known folks at the conference or the conference organizers themselves and hang with them. The important people will rotate by them sooner or later. If you're there, you'll meet everyone who matters. And if you need to reach out to someone who doesn't happen to swing by, ask your new friend-a big kahuna-for an ...
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Q&A: Steve Russell on Capturing Saddam Hussein

By Steve Russell
Lieutenant Colonel Steve Russell commanded the unit that was a central player in the hunt and capture of Saddam Hussein. LTC Russell speaks across the country, rallying the American public to support the troops with victory, not just words. In November, was elected to the senate in his home state of Oklahoma.Congrats on your recent election to the Oklahoma State Senate. What led to your decision to run for office?I am still asking myself that question! Seriously, I recognized when I came ...

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