What would you find if you Googled yourself?

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Sam Richter

With excitement and trepidation, I recently ‘Googled’ myself. It wasn’t my idea – I did it at the prompting of internet research guru Sam Richter. Recently, I heard Sam deliver one of his award-winning keynote speeches, where he was chirping about the non-sensible things we do with our Internet personae. As I hit the “search” button, I couldn’t help but think that my kids, my Mom…and hopefully someday my grandkids…could do this same exercise. Would I be pleased with what they find?

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Friday, March 16, 7:15 AM, Minnesota Valley Country Club, Bloomington, Minnesota

Please consider joining me for breakfast this coming Friday, March 16, at the Good Leadership Breakfast. Our guest speaker is Sam Richter a top-selling author and entrepreneur – and faithful husband and father.

Sam is an international speaker on a variety of leadership, sales, and marketing topics. His book Take the Cold Out of Cold Calling, about finding business and sales information online, is one of the most popular self-published book of this era. The book, along with its corresponding “Know More! Center” and “Know More! Toolbar” has received national attention, including being featured in an internationally syndicated column by Harvey Mackay, on CNN and BusinessWeek. And in 2007, he was a finalist for Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year.

That’s the glamorous side of his professional life.

I find the best part about Sam Richter is his quiet confidence. He’s a simple guy with a sensible approach to everything. He grew up a student athlete in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, and eventually earned the honor of Scholastic All American while playing football at the University of Minnesota. Twice! But, he speaks with the most pride about his relationship with his wife and kids and his passion for sharing the Know More message.

His topic for the Good Leadership Breakfast is: “How genuine appreciation can grow your life and career.” It’s a timeless message he continually re-learns by reading the Dale Carnegie classic How to Win Friends and Influence People every year. The breakfast message for us is simple: it’s worth the time to understand how our reputation follows us all the days of our lives – online and in person.

Good leaders are rock stars in their own way (like Sam Richter) and simple, humble people (again, like Sam Richter.) Will you join us for breakfast?

Drop me a note: what would you like me to ask Sam Richter when we interview him at the Good Leadership Breakfast?[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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