Marla Runyan placed third in the qualifying trials for the Women's 1500 meters earning a spot on the 2000 U.S. Olympic team the first time a legally blind person has ever accomplished such a feat. Diagnosed with Stargard's Disease as a child, Marla has been legally blind for 20 years; but she refuses to consider her blindness a handicap. "It is not a factor or an excuse for a bad race" she says. Marla's performance in the Olympics stands as a testimony to what can be achieved through determination and hard work.
Matthew Kelly is an internationally acclaimed speaker and author and the founder and president of Beresford Consulting, a consulting firm founded on the belief that your organization can only become the-best-version-of itself if the people that drive your organization are striving to become the-best-version-of themselves.
Emmy-nominated actress best known from the television comedy "Family Ties," Baxter is a champion of women's rights and an advocate for breast cancer awareness and prevention.
A former Wal-Mart Executive who is an author and keynote speaker. My second book about Sam Walton and Wal-Mart comes out in May 2006 which is called, The 10 Rules of Sam Walton Success Secrets For Remarkable Results.
Michael Imperioli (born January 1, 1966 in Mount Vernon, New York) is an Italian-American actor who currently plays the role of Christopher Moltisanti on the HBO TV series, The Sopranos.
The enthusiastic captain who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to its gold medal victory, Eruzione served as a sportscaster for both the 1984 and the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.
An unprecedented combination of power and defense made Mike Schmidt one of the game's greatest third basemen. The powerful right-handed hitter slugged 548 home runs, belting 40 or more long balls in three separate seasons and hitting over 30 home runs 10 other times. His 48 homers in 1980 are the most ever in a single season by a third baseman. A three-time National League MVP, he was a 12-time All-Star and won 10 Gold Gloves. Schmidt was named the "Sporting News" Player of the Decade for the 1980s.
Would you respect a man who came to the United States as a teenager with no knowledge of English, no contacts and only $50 in his pocket, yet ended up a multimillionaire? Would you listen to what he has to say about success?
A talented actor and writer who landed a host of career-making roles in the late 1990s, Orlando Jones got his start in the business with behind-the-scenes creative work on popular African-American sitcoms before gaining attention as a stand out member of the ensemble cast of Fox's irreverent sketch comedy series "Mad TV".
Throughout his 13-season, 198-game NFL career with the Cleveland Browns from 1978 to 1990, Ozzie Newsome was a fixture at tight end, a true team leader in every respect, and one of only five players in Browns history to play in parts of three decades.
On July 28, 2002, Ozzie Smith was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. He is just the 37th player chosen in his first year of eligibility and he is the 22nd shortstop to make the Hall. Ozzie, known in baseball as "The Wizard" has emerged as the best defensive shortstop of all time.
A Funny thing happens to audiences when they see Pablo Francisco live for the first time. In a matter of minutes, crowds go from the quiet response that often greets a relative unknown, to jolts of boisterous laughter and applause.
Pat O'Brien is the co-anchor of "Access Hollywood," the daily entertainment newsmagazine show that provides the most comprehensive coverage of entertainment news and personalities on television.
Former Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the national trade organization of the U.S. book publishing industry
The all time "Hit King" was Rookie of the Year during the sixties and Player of the Decade during the seventies. His career on the field as a player is legendary. His headlines made as a manager are, regretfully, even more legendary.
The all-time passing leader of the New York Giants is Phil Simms, a battle-scarred veteran of fifteen NFL seasons, who fought back from injury and adversity to become one of football's most respected quarterbacks.
The name Picabo Street is synonymous with excellence in the sport of downhill skiing. Leading up to and following her exceptional gold medal performance at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Picabo's career on the mountain has no doubt been jagged and covered with obstacles; however, her resilience and sheer determination has earned her the title of one of today's most talented female athletes.
Barry Friedman and Dan Holzman are the Raspyni Brothers. As one of the most sought after acts on the corporate entertainment scene, they appear annually at over 100 events across America and internationally.
Known for his flair and humor, Rich Eisen - Lead Anchor on the NFL Network and former host of ESPN's flagship program, SportsCenter - is one of television's most popular sports personalities.
Gannon attended St. Joe's Prep (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and won three varsity letters each in football and crew, and twice in basketball.Gannon attended the University of Delaware.
Rich Little is the undisputed master of mimicry and has gained international recognition as one of the most diversely gifted and popular performers in the entertainment business
COMEDIAN, ACTOR & AUTHOR The brilliant, famously neurotic comedian Richard Lewis is known to millions from his thousands of TV and radio appearances, HBO comedy specials and his sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Often referred to as a comic's comic, he was named on G.Q.'s list of the Most Influential Humorists of the 20th century.
Dr. Robert Cialdini, author of the groundbreaking book, Influence, and president of Influence At Work is your guide, translating the scientific research into practical business applications. His widely acclaimed studies are highly instructive to those who want to be more influential. Dr. Cialdini's books Influence: Science & Practice and Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Persuasive were listed on the New York Times & BusinessWeek Bestseller lists.
Roger Martin is a world-renowned expert on business design and integrative thinking, helping leading organizations and companies innovate and create better solution to complex business problems.
Ronnie Lott, an All-America from Southern California, was the San Francisco 49ers' first round draft pick and the eighth player chosen overall in the 1981 National Football League Draft. The 6-0, 203-pound defensive back made an immediate impression and was named the starting left cornerback from his first day in training camp.
Singer, impressionist and humorist Roy Firestone is best known as host of ESPN's Up Close. Well-recognized and honored for his varied abilities in broadcast and sports journalism, he presents a spectacularly funny and inspirational multimedia review, saluting the athletes and sports events of the twentieth century.
For 25 years, Sandra Bernhard has been challenging fans and critics with her knife-edged humor, satire and emotive performances on film, television and stage.
Scott McKain's business philosophy -- "ALL Business is Show Business" -- is the cornerstone for the keynote speeches and high content workshops that he presents.
Scott Ross is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Digital Domain, Inc., one of the largest full-service digital production studios in the motion picture and advertising industries.