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Waldo Waldman inducted into the NSA CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame

Waldo Waldman inducted into the NSA CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame

A few months ago at the annual convention for the National Speakers Association, I was thrilled to be inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame (along with four other speakers.)  As you can imagine, I was extremely honored to receive this award, and it truly was an experience of a lifetime.   Also known as...

Flawless Preparation: The Key to Winning

Flawless Preparation: The Key to Winning

Nothing gets me more excited than carrying out a mission exactly to plan. Whether flying a jet fighter sortie, delivering a keynote, making a cold call, or successfully bluffing at poker, when things go flawlessly, it just feels great! But let’s face it…it almost NEVER happens!! I have a question for you. Are you perfect? Do you ever make mistakes? In the fighter pilot community, no mission is ever complete until we de-brief. Why? Because 99.9% of the time, mistakes are made and ...

Leadership Starts With a Vision

Leadership Starts With a Vision

Knowing your long and short-term objectives, having a solid focus on where you’re going along with the flight plan to get there is a fundamental to success in any venture. But what about others’ vision of you? As a leader, how do your co-workers employees and customers see you? Will they follow you when times are tough? George Patton once said, “You’re always on parade.” What you say, how you say it, and how others view you really counts when it comes ...

How to Say Thanks on Memorial Day

How to Say Thanks on Memorial Day

Many people ask me how they can give thanks to those who serve our country. This is particularly true on Memorial Day. After all, it’s impossible to truly appreciate the sacrifices of our country’s soldiers unless you’ve been a soldier yourself. I believe we can honor our soldiers and fallen heroes by living up to the core American values that they fought and died for: integrity, service, courage, hard work, commitment, and respect (to name a few.) Here's the point: ...