An internationally recognized motivational keynote speaker and author gave a smaller group of Manhattan business men and women a sneak preview at a Wednesday luncheon, prior to two seminars planned for Thursday. David Aaker has also been named as “Among America’s Best Speakers” by Sky Radio on American Airlines, and it was evident why during the Wednesday talk.
Aaker told the group we all have a choice when someone is within our sphere of influence of communicating and smiling, and if we don’t take that golden opportunity when the “ship is in the harbor,” it’s a lost moment.
Aaker tells KMAN there are advantages to having a positive attitude, saying everybody benefits–as the speaker, listener, and the company.
Aaker recounted just that day of helping hold the door for a handicapped gentleman at a restaurant while travelling to Manhattan both when he entered and exited the restaurant, with the man telling him how much he appreciated his actions.
Some of his suggestions are to “say it now”–whatever that may mean to an individual, to say yes to more opportunities, and that happiness is a choice, and time spent worrying is wasted.
Aaker is in Manhattan at the invitation of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, and addressed a small group of business leaders at noon Wednesday—with plans for two large interactive seminars Thursday.
Central National Bank sponsored the luncheon, and President Doug Haverkamp says Aaker shares in a very personal way and tells KMAN Aaker’s an excellent resource for his business’ mission of dedication to dealing with service to the community.
Richard Shermoen of Midwest Concrete adds we just have to remember that everywhere we turn there’s always someone who needs help.
Aaker also signed copies of he book he’s involved with, “Success Simplified.”