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I can help with creative ideas for speeches directed towards self-improvement and sales training. I will help you catch a group`s attention with humor, stories, and contests. I cannot answer direct questions on writing the perfect speech, but I can help with basic organization.

Experience in the area

15 years in outside sales and 5 years in sales management.


AMA- American Management Association
Enterprise Fleet Services


4 year Business Administration Degree

Awards and Honors

Salesman of the year in my firm in 1990, 1998, 1999
#3 ranked manager in 2003 out of 40 branches nationwide

What do you like about this subject?

I have 18 years experience in sales and have a passion for peak performance ideas and strategies.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I have performed in front of 200+ but still want to grow comfortable with greater numbers of people. I still need to be a less emotional person as a manager and think long term.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

The number one fear behind death is Public Speaking. Unbelievable.

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Ajith Kumar05/29/13 
sagar12/04/09101010that is quite good solution. but i .....
Heather10/23/08101010Thank you SO MUCH, Mike!!! You have .....

Recent Answers from Mike Pugh

2013-01-14 Re : Creative ways for Presentation:

Ok...without knowing the overall outcome you are searching for or how these topics all connect I will take a more creative approach for each...    1. Partnership..bring a salt and pepper shaker..  the

2012-04-30 Holding Attention:

Caine,     Wow, that is cool.  I admire someone at your age that knows exactly what they want and they go get it  My best advice is deliberate practice will be the difference so you know your stuff so

2012-03-09 Interview presentation:

Kate-     First off, thanks for reaching out.  I can tell how much you want this position so lets get right down to it.  First, as an assistant to this important Ops Mgr your main focus areas are threefold:

2009-12-02 training presentation:

Sagar--    Thank you for your question.  I would think a "5 chapter book report" on powerpoint slides would be interesting and different.  Here is what I would do---    1.  Get a hold of a powerpoint program

2008-10-22 3 minute sales presentation:

Heather--     Wow-- Good Luck-- I interviewed for a similar position for my first job and I did not get it.  You will do better than I did with this advice.  The key is to keep it simple, easy to understand


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