Frank in the Press: Picked by Forbes as #1 Keynote Speaker of 2016

Frank in the Press: Picked by Forbes as #1 Keynote Speaker of 2016

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By: Cheryl Conner.
Date: January 3, 2016.

10 Top Keynote Speakers Tell How Presenting Advances Their PR Success

Today I’m sharing interviews with 10 of the most prolific and in my own opinion, among the best (with my thanks to Greg Reid, one of the most highly connected people in the world, for providing me with access to each). Some of these may be people you would like to connect with and meet directly in the coming year. Regardless, their ideas are sure to invigorate your own agenda in 2016 and beyond. Here’s what they had to say:

1) Dr. Frank Shankwitz, Founder of Make A Wish ( the creator and founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, I’ve been a keynote speaker for the foundation for over 30 years at Make-A-Wish events, raising money and awareness for the foundation. I was never paid and never expected to be paid for these events.” Interestingly, even though Shankwitz served as the first President/CEO for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, he never accepted a salary for the role. “Four years ago I met Greg Reid, who encouraged me to step out of the Make-A-Wish box and join him on the speaking tour, actually being paid for appearances to help supplement my police retirement income….


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May 18, 2016

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