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Picture this: A rabbi walks into a bar (after hitchhiking cross-country and sailing up the eastern seaboard in a yacht seized by the Coast Guard for drug trafficking) to enjoy a private performance by a jazz band that cost him the price of a beer. No, this isn't a joke. This is a life. And it's only one small piece of it. So even if you've heard other motivational speakers, you haven't heard anyone like this. Combining poignant and humorous stories with ancient wisdom, Yonason Goldson will deliver an entertaining and interactive presentation that will keep any audience spell-bound while providing a positive message of how ethics, communication, and personal responsibility for the foundation of professional success and personal happiness. Yonason Goldson has circumnavigated the globe, seen the Taj Mahal, the pyramids of Giza, and the tea plantations of Sri Lanka. He's hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and to the tops of the Sierra Nevada. He's jumped out of an airplane and undergone open-heart surgery (but not at the same time). He's seen Richard III performed in Ashland, Oregon, and Stratford-on-Avon, studied at the University of Edinburgh, and taught high school in Budapest, Hungary. He's written four books, raised four children, and been married to the love of his life for almost 30 years. Whatever the audience, he can make them laugh, make them cry, make them think and make them wonder. Most important, he will inspire and motivate them, leaving them with a sense of their own untapped potential and a road-map to guide them forward along the pathways to success and happiness. This is what people are saying about what he has to say: "BRILLIANT… I was blown away. Bravo!" Crane Durham, nationally syndicated radio host "Highly intelligible … able to speak in an engaging and informative way on many topics." Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO "Exhilarating, stimulating, full of life and life's lessons… a joy to listen to." Lawrence M. Poger, CLU, Life Member, Million Dollar Round Table, St. Louis "I highly recommend this dynamic and insightful speaker." Bill Martinez, nationally syndicated radio host "Original and articulate insights… with thoughtful analysis that is always spot on. " James Lowe, Radio Host, KJAGRadio/ KMA Entertainment (Hutchinson, Kansas) MAIN KEYNOTE: WHOSE FACE IS THAT IN MY MIRROR? Creating a culture of engagement, loyalty, and prosperity by seeing ourselves as others see us "What we have here is a failure to communicate." That iconic line, delivered by Paul Newman in his Oscar-nominated role as Cool Hand Luke, describes one of the most persistent problems in personal and business relationships. All too often, we don't mean what we say and we don't say what we mean. Even worse, we don't know when others are being honest with us or if it's safe to be honest with them. Worst of all, sometimes we aren't honest with ourselves. In any community — whether corporate, congregational, or civic — the secret of success lies in creating a culture of mutual commitment, cooperation, and trust. And it all depends on clear and honest communication — which starts when we recognize that others often see us very differently from how we see ourselves: -Do we act appreciative or entitled? -Do we offer counsel or belittlement? -Do we inspire confidence or suspicion? Awareness of how we come across to others allows us to forge healthy relationships, promote productive meetings, and transform a group of individuals into a cohesive team. This keynote will give you: -Entertaining stories and real world examples of ethical conflicts -A guide to foster cooperative spirit when dealing with others -A strategy for holding ourselves to a higher standard of personal responsibility Why choose Yonason Goldson for your event? Because his presentation will leave you with: -A road-map for enhancing engagement, loyalty, and productivity -The skills to develop ethical speaking and thinking -The motivation to apply the principles of ethical communication for personal and professional success Additional topics for keynote speeches, seminars, and training sessions can be modified and tailored for individual audiences and events. These include: Cultural Ethics — How diversity can bring us together and make us stronger The Selfishness of Altruism — Staying real in the virtual world and benefiting ourselves by serving others Call or email for information and availability. Don't miss the Keynote Speaker with 3000 years' Experience.
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