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Michael Aun  

Speaker, Author, Businessman, Actor

Speaker, Author, Businessman, ActorMichael Aun is a man of diverse background. As a successful businessman, he has presided over a real estate development firm, a construction business, a nationally acclaimed family-owned restaurant and a very successful insurance practice with twenty-two offices around the state of Florida.

As a writer, his popular column, “Behind the Mike,” has been syndicated in some sixty southeastern newspapers and periodicals for over a quarter century. He has authored or co-authored five books, the latest of which was published by Dearborn Financial Publishing in 1996 titled The Toastmasters International Guide to Successful Speaking. His other three books are The Great Communicators, Marketing Masters, and Build a Better You, Starting Now! His newest book, "Rules from the Leader Ship" is about to be released.

He has produced a dozen audio cassette learning systems and a score of video training modules used by Fortune 500 companies all over the globe. The author of hundreds of articles on sales, management, leadership, customer service, change, communication skills and relationship strategies, he has been speaking professionally since 1974.

Mr. Aun rose to international acclaim in 1978 when he won the “World Championship of Public Speaking” for Toastmasters International. He won the coveted honor by defeating eight other speakers representing some 150,000 Toastmasters from the 65-country Toastmasters International speaking world.

He has since shared the lectern with Presidents Carter, Reagan and Bush as well as speaking giants Tom Peters, Mark Russell, Tony Robbins, Art Linkletter, Paul Harvey, and the late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale.

In 1983, he was presented the prestigious “earned” Certified Speaking Professional designation by the National Speakers Association, one of only 150 speakers in the world to be so honored at the time. In 1989, the 3,500 member National Speakers Association elected him to their Board of Directors.

In 2000, Michael was presented the Council of Peers Award of Excellence (CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame) award by the National Speakers Association. He is the only living speaker in the world to have received the CPAE, the CSP (from the National Speakers Association) and the World Championship of Public Speaking (from Toastmasters International). The only other speaker so honored was the late Cavett Robert, founder of the National Speakers Association.

In 2001, he received the "George Morrisey Lifetime Achievement Award" from the National Speakers Association Central Florida Chapter.

Speech Topics

LEADERSHIP: Rules From The Leader Ship

LEADERSHIP: Eagles or Buzzards, Which Are You?

CHANGE: The Trouble With The Future Is It Ain't What It Used To Be

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: Have I Gotta Beg To Buy?

MANAGEMENT: Management Is Not A Penalty, It Is A Privilege.

TIME MANAGEMENT: Winning The Time Wars

PROSPECTING: X-Raying The Prospects

COMMUNICATIONS: From Fear To Fame In Public Speaking

RELATIONSHIP STRATEGIES: Helicopters, Drill Sergeants Or Counselors, Which Are You?

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