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James Melton

Author, Pilot & Leadership Coach

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James Melton Biography

Author of more than a dozen books, his latest being, "Red Planet Leadership," Jim Melton began his teaching career in the cockpit of an airplane. As a professional speaker, journalist and former college instructor and airline pilot, he has shared his ideas with many of the top Fortune 500 companies and with thousands of people worldwide transforming complex issues into simple common-sense terms. He holds a PhD in Management Science.

Public television produced an eight-part series on his work titled, Reaching New Heights of Excellence. His is a contributing columnist for the National Space Society’s official magazine, Ad Astra. Melton speaks on innovation, leadership and the future. He is the Ambassador for The Mars Society and speaks at the International Mars Society Conventions.

He has been invited to present hundreds of presentations annually over the past three plus decades in the U.S. as well as internationally in Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, England, China and Dubai, U.A.E.

Melton travels from Palm Springs, California.

Speaking Topics
  • High-Performance Leadership

    Who designates an individual as a leader? How does one enter the upper echelon of the rank of leadership? Do all leaders have the innate ability to inspire confidence and create an atmosphere conducive to trust, and agreement?

    This inspiring presentation offers powerful instruction with segments from his eight-part Public Television series, Reaching New Heights of Excellence, designed to enhance teamwork and communication, as well as provide the specifics of exemplary leadership. Methods will be presented to interpret the actions of others, respect individual differences and make choices to change behaviors. It will become clear why leadership is not so much the exercise of power as it is the empowerment of people. “Leaders are made, not born... If I’ve learned one thing, it’s this: You don’t get anywhere by standing on the sidelines waiting for somebody else to take action.” — Lee Iacocca, Author, Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

    OBJECTIVES:

    • Define the traits of exemplary leadership
    • Examine personal assumptions and beliefs
    • Identify barriers to effective communication
    • Select and apply appropriate leadership styles
    • Incorporate action attitudes for immediate use
    • Discover what inspires others to reach their potential
    • Recognize the duality of leadership through values & vision

    BENEFITS:

    • The Risk Factor
    • Visual Listening
    • Traits of Leadership
    • Activating People
    • Insight vs. Oversight
    • Trust and Integrity
    • The Power of Decision
    • Leadership Principles
    • Inspire Others to Achieve
    • Compassion and Achievement

  • How To Communicate With Impact and Authority

    The most important ingredients to command leadership and the respect of your peers is the ability to convey your ideas in an intelligent, clear and concise fashion. This informative presentation offers powerful instruction designed to enhance teamwork and communication, as well as provide the specifics of exemplary leadership. Based on extensive research, these techniques are offered in a practical, ready-to-use format.

    In today's world, high performance is expected. This fast-paced and comprehensive presentation will address common-sense solutions for every-day situations when communicating to a group or an individual.

    OBJECTIVES:

    • Deliver your ideas with impact and authority.
    • Identify barriers to effective communication.
    • Make training valuable, meaningful and usable.

    BENEFITS:

    • Preparation • Visual aids
    • Voice power
    • Style and delivery
    • Audience response
    • Humor with impact
    • The professional image
    • Confidence enhancement
    • Handling resistant people
    • Consistent, dynamic delivery

  • Challenge The Limits

    Enlightening, Vitalizing and Entertaining! Getting what you want in life demands a purpose in mind—you must be focused, dedicated and disciplined. This session provides immediate and practical help for guiding yourself and others toward higher levels of accomplishment.

    Methods to overcome resistance to change, and the reversal of destructive to constructive behavior will be explored. This presentation is designed to provide a simple foundation for implementing ideas for greater productivity. Learn what change, risk and a take-charge attitude have in common.

    OBJECTIVES:

    1. Become aware of the myths of change.
    2. Learn what fear and risk have in common.
    3. Redirect negative attitudes for constructive result.
    4. Encourage open communication for enhanced understanding.
    5. Realize and tap individual innovative potential.

    Benefits:

    • Embrace Risk
    • Create enthusiasm
    • Develop action attitudes
    • Redirect negative behavior
    • Employ word magic
    • Confront change

  • An Action Plan For Your Future

    This session offers an eight-step action plan to establish and achieve effective purpose, balance and direction in business and personal life. The premise is that there are many ways to reach an end — some are better than others. As a focused, dedicated and disciplined process, it provides immediate and practical help to guide anyone toward higher levels of accomplishment. Methods are presented to overcome resistance to change. Also offered are creative and effective methods to move from the problem to the solution. Also, learn to effectively engage others in achieving solid, bottom-line results.

    Objectives:

    • Elevate individual management / leadership skills, and internalize the principles of self-confidence.
    • Provide a foundation for implementing confidence-enhancing approaches in personal and business life.
    • Acquire sensitivity for others to stimulate and encourage open communication toward goal achievement.
    • Inspire, encourage and engage.

    Highlights:

    • Word Magic
    • The 7+1 Action Plan
    • Nine Cs of Leadership
    • Creative Brainstorming
    • Individual Decisiveness
    • Constructive Alternatives
    • Innovative Alternatives
    • Focus, Dedication, and Discipline

  • Why Mars? Why Now?

    Why is it so important for humans to go to Mars? How can we work together effectively to accomplish this? What makes us think this can and will happen? These questions have plagued humanity since we first looked up into the night sky.

    As distant as Mars may seem, there are reasons why exploration and eventual settlement are important for our own survival. In addition, the spinoff technology that will immediately benefit us will be phenomenal. This program will reveal facts that make Mars so intriguing that you will wonder why we haven’t seriously embraced this idea sooner.

    Highlights of this intriguing view into the short-term future:

    • What opportunities await us in the new Martian world?
    • Are we destined to become a multi-planet species?
    • Insights on who will ideally settle the Red Planet.
    • What role can you play in our new future world?
    • Why we can no longer remain earthbound.

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Leadership Above & Beyond The Crowd

Leadership Above & Beyond The Crowd

Vital Enthusiasm

Vital Enthusiasm

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK James Melton?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like James Melton for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for James Melton, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for James Melton or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK James Melton?

    Speaking fees for James Melton, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that James Melton charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire James Melton, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR James Melton?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like James Melton for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book James Melton for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent James Melton or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for James Melton or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Author, Pilot & Leadership Coach

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Palm Springs, CA, USA
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James Melton Biography

Author of more than a dozen books, his latest being, "Red Planet Leadership," Jim Melton began his teaching career in the cockpit of an airplane. As a professional speaker, journalist and former college instructor and airline pilot, he has shared his ideas with many of the top Fortune 500 companies and with thousands of people worldwide transforming complex issues into simple common-sense terms. He holds a PhD in Management Science.

Public television produced an eight-part series on his work titled, Reaching New Heights of Excellence. His is a contributing columnist for the National Space Society’s official magazine, Ad Astra. Melton speaks on innovation, leadership and the future. He is the Ambassador for The Mars Society and speaks at the International Mars Society Conventions.

He has been invited to present hundreds of presentations annually over the past three plus decades in the U.S. as well as internationally in Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, England, China and Dubai, U.A.E.

Melton travels from Palm Springs, California.

James Melton Speaking Topics

  • High-Performance Leadership

    Who designates an individual as a leader? How does one enter the upper echelon of the rank of leadership? Do all leaders have the innate ability to inspire confidence and create an atmosphere conducive to trust, and agreement?

    This inspiring presentation offers powerful instruction with segments from his eight-part Public Television series, Reaching New Heights of Excellence, designed to enhance teamwork and communication, as well as provide the specifics of exemplary leadership. Methods will be presented to interpret the actions of others, respect individual differences and make choices to change behaviors. It will become clear why leadership is not so much the exercise of power as it is the empowerment of people. “Leaders are made, not born... If I’ve learned one thing, it’s this: You don’t get anywhere by standing on the sidelines waiting for somebody else to take action.” — Lee Iacocca, Author, Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

    OBJECTIVES:

    • Define the traits of exemplary leadership
    • Examine personal assumptions and beliefs
    • Identify barriers to effective communication
    • Select and apply appropriate leadership styles
    • Incorporate action attitudes for immediate use
    • Discover what inspires others to reach their potential
    • Recognize the duality of leadership through values & vision

    BENEFITS:

    • The Risk Factor
    • Visual Listening
    • Traits of Leadership
    • Activating People
    • Insight vs. Oversight
    • Trust and Integrity
    • The Power of Decision
    • Leadership Principles
    • Inspire Others to Achieve
    • Compassion and Achievement

  • How To Communicate With Impact and Authority

    The most important ingredients to command leadership and the respect of your peers is the ability to convey your ideas in an intelligent, clear and concise fashion. This informative presentation offers powerful instruction designed to enhance teamwork and communication, as well as provide the specifics of exemplary leadership. Based on extensive research, these techniques are offered in a practical, ready-to-use format.

    In today's world, high performance is expected. This fast-paced and comprehensive presentation will address common-sense solutions for every-day situations when communicating to a group or an individual.

    OBJECTIVES:

    • Deliver your ideas with impact and authority.
    • Identify barriers to effective communication.
    • Make training valuable, meaningful and usable.

    BENEFITS:

    • Preparation • Visual aids
    • Voice power
    • Style and delivery
    • Audience response
    • Humor with impact
    • The professional image
    • Confidence enhancement
    • Handling resistant people
    • Consistent, dynamic delivery

  • Challenge The Limits

    Enlightening, Vitalizing and Entertaining! Getting what you want in life demands a purpose in mind—you must be focused, dedicated and disciplined. This session provides immediate and practical help for guiding yourself and others toward higher levels of accomplishment.

    Methods to overcome resistance to change, and the reversal of destructive to constructive behavior will be explored. This presentation is designed to provide a simple foundation for implementing ideas for greater productivity. Learn what change, risk and a take-charge attitude have in common.

    OBJECTIVES:

    1. Become aware of the myths of change.
    2. Learn what fear and risk have in common.
    3. Redirect negative attitudes for constructive result.
    4. Encourage open communication for enhanced understanding.
    5. Realize and tap individual innovative potential.

    Benefits:

    • Embrace Risk
    • Create enthusiasm
    • Develop action attitudes
    • Redirect negative behavior
    • Employ word magic
    • Confront change

  • An Action Plan For Your Future

    This session offers an eight-step action plan to establish and achieve effective purpose, balance and direction in business and personal life. The premise is that there are many ways to reach an end — some are better than others. As a focused, dedicated and disciplined process, it provides immediate and practical help to guide anyone toward higher levels of accomplishment. Methods are presented to overcome resistance to change. Also offered are creative and effective methods to move from the problem to the solution. Also, learn to effectively engage others in achieving solid, bottom-line results.

    Objectives:

    • Elevate individual management / leadership skills, and internalize the principles of self-confidence.
    • Provide a foundation for implementing confidence-enhancing approaches in personal and business life.
    • Acquire sensitivity for others to stimulate and encourage open communication toward goal achievement.
    • Inspire, encourage and engage.

    Highlights:

    • Word Magic
    • The 7+1 Action Plan
    • Nine Cs of Leadership
    • Creative Brainstorming
    • Individual Decisiveness
    • Constructive Alternatives
    • Innovative Alternatives
    • Focus, Dedication, and Discipline

  • Why Mars? Why Now?

    Why is it so important for humans to go to Mars? How can we work together effectively to accomplish this? What makes us think this can and will happen? These questions have plagued humanity since we first looked up into the night sky.

    As distant as Mars may seem, there are reasons why exploration and eventual settlement are important for our own survival. In addition, the spinoff technology that will immediately benefit us will be phenomenal. This program will reveal facts that make Mars so intriguing that you will wonder why we haven’t seriously embraced this idea sooner.

    Highlights of this intriguing view into the short-term future:

    • What opportunities await us in the new Martian world?
    • Are we destined to become a multi-planet species?
    • Insights on who will ideally settle the Red Planet.
    • What role can you play in our new future world?
    • Why we can no longer remain earthbound.

James Melton Videos

  • James Melton: Listening to the feeling behind the words.
    Dr. James Melton - Keynote Speaker and Master Class Leader A major distinction between good and poor performers has to do with listening skills....
  • James Melton: Express Enthusiasm
    Dr. James Melton - Keynote Speaker and Master Class Leader
  • ASQ 2738 Leadership Friends YTOY

James Melton Books

FAQs on booking James Melton

  • How to book James Melton?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like James Melton for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for James Melton, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for James Melton or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book James Melton?

    Speaking fees for James Melton, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that James Melton charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire James Melton, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for James Melton?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like James Melton for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book James Melton for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent James Melton or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for James Melton or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

James Melton is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as High-Performance Leadership, How To Communicate With Impact and Authority, Challenge The Limits, An Action Plan For Your Future and Why Mars? Why Now?. The estimated speaking fee range to book James Melton for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. James Melton generally travels from Palm Springs, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Vince Poscente, Joel Zeff, Tim Sanders, Cheryl Cran and Robert Kriegel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling James Melton for an upcoming live or virtual event.

James Melton Speaking Topics

  • High-Performance Leadership

    Who designates an individual as a leader? How does one enter the upper echelon of the rank of leadership? Do all leaders have the innate ability to inspire confidence and create an atmosphere conducive to trust, and agreement?

    This inspiring presentation offers powerful instruction with segments from his eight-part Public Television series, Reaching New Heights of Excellence, designed to enhance teamwork and communication, as well as provide the specifics of exemplary leadership. Methods will be presented to interpret the actions of others, respect individual differences and make choices to change behaviors. It will become clear why leadership is not so much the exercise of power as it is the empowerment of people. “Leaders are made, not born... If I’ve learned one thing, it’s this: You don’t get anywhere by standing on the sidelines waiting for somebody else to take action.” — Lee Iacocca, Author, Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

    OBJECTIVES:

    • Define the traits of exemplary leadership
    • Examine personal assumptions and beliefs
    • Identify barriers to effective communication
    • Select and apply appropriate leadership styles
    • Incorporate action attitudes for immediate use
    • Discover what inspires others to reach their potential
    • Recognize the duality of leadership through values & vision

    BENEFITS:

    • The Risk Factor
    • Visual Listening
    • Traits of Leadership
    • Activating People
    • Insight vs. Oversight
    • Trust and Integrity
    • The Power of Decision
    • Leadership Principles
    • Inspire Others to Achieve
    • Compassion and Achievement

  • How To Communicate With Impact and Authority

    The most important ingredients to command leadership and the respect of your peers is the ability to convey your ideas in an intelligent, clear and concise fashion. This informative presentation offers powerful instruction designed to enhance teamwork and communication, as well as provide the specifics of exemplary leadership. Based on extensive research, these techniques are offered in a practical, ready-to-use format.

    In today's world, high performance is expected. This fast-paced and comprehensive presentation will address common-sense solutions for every-day situations when communicating to a group or an individual.

    OBJECTIVES:

    • Deliver your ideas with impact and authority.
    • Identify barriers to effective communication.
    • Make training valuable, meaningful and usable.

    BENEFITS:

    • Preparation • Visual aids
    • Voice power
    • Style and delivery
    • Audience response
    • Humor with impact
    • The professional image
    • Confidence enhancement
    • Handling resistant people
    • Consistent, dynamic delivery

  • Challenge The Limits

    Enlightening, Vitalizing and Entertaining! Getting what you want in life demands a purpose in mind—you must be focused, dedicated and disciplined. This session provides immediate and practical help for guiding yourself and others toward higher levels of accomplishment.

    Methods to overcome resistance to change, and the reversal of destructive to constructive behavior will be explored. This presentation is designed to provide a simple foundation for implementing ideas for greater productivity. Learn what change, risk and a take-charge attitude have in common.

    OBJECTIVES:

    1. Become aware of the myths of change.
    2. Learn what fear and risk have in common.
    3. Redirect negative attitudes for constructive result.
    4. Encourage open communication for enhanced understanding.
    5. Realize and tap individual innovative potential.

    Benefits:

    • Embrace Risk
    • Create enthusiasm
    • Develop action attitudes
    • Redirect negative behavior
    • Employ word magic
    • Confront change

  • An Action Plan For Your Future

    This session offers an eight-step action plan to establish and achieve effective purpose, balance and direction in business and personal life. The premise is that there are many ways to reach an end — some are better than others. As a focused, dedicated and disciplined process, it provides immediate and practical help to guide anyone toward higher levels of accomplishment. Methods are presented to overcome resistance to change. Also offered are creative and effective methods to move from the problem to the solution. Also, learn to effectively engage others in achieving solid, bottom-line results.

    Objectives:

    • Elevate individual management / leadership skills, and internalize the principles of self-confidence.
    • Provide a foundation for implementing confidence-enhancing approaches in personal and business life.
    • Acquire sensitivity for others to stimulate and encourage open communication toward goal achievement.
    • Inspire, encourage and engage.

    Highlights:

    • Word Magic
    • The 7+1 Action Plan
    • Nine Cs of Leadership
    • Creative Brainstorming
    • Individual Decisiveness
    • Constructive Alternatives
    • Innovative Alternatives
    • Focus, Dedication, and Discipline

  • Why Mars? Why Now?

    Why is it so important for humans to go to Mars? How can we work together effectively to accomplish this? What makes us think this can and will happen? These questions have plagued humanity since we first looked up into the night sky.

    As distant as Mars may seem, there are reasons why exploration and eventual settlement are important for our own survival. In addition, the spinoff technology that will immediately benefit us will be phenomenal. This program will reveal facts that make Mars so intriguing that you will wonder why we haven’t seriously embraced this idea sooner.

    Highlights of this intriguing view into the short-term future:

    • What opportunities await us in the new Martian world?
    • Are we destined to become a multi-planet species?
    • Insights on who will ideally settle the Red Planet.
    • What role can you play in our new future world?
    • Why we can no longer remain earthbound.

James Melton Speaker Videos

  • James Melton: Listening to the feeling behind the words.
    Dr. James Melton - Keynote Speaker and Master Class Leader A major distinction between good and poor performers has to do with listening skills. Listening behind what another person is feeling is...
    James Melton: Express Enthusiasm
    Dr. James Melton - Keynote Speaker and Master Class Leader
  • ASQ 2738 Leadership Friends YTOY
    ASQ 2738 Leadership Friends YTOY

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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