Is Integrity Dead in America?

by Larry Broughton

With ethical lapses in every nook and cranny of society occurring just about every other second these days…it’s a fair question.

5 Business Strategies for Upcoming Motivational Speakers

by Michael Wigge

The speaking profession seems to be a popular industry to get into for people who like to have an independent career that includes public appearances, traveling nationally and internationally and a positive impact on the lives of others. But the main challenge seems to remain for many aspiring speakers how to achieve and maintain a stable and constant stream of income!

Lt. Col. Larry Parker at the 100 Black Men National Convention

by Larry Parker

Lt. Col. Larry Parker, Marine Corps Recruiting Command proof source at the 100 Black Men National Convention and head of Enlisted Plans section of Manpower Plans and Policy Branch, Headquarters Marine Corps, speaks at the International Board of Directors Meeting in Hollywood, Florida on June 12, 2014. The 100 Black Men National Symposium integrated Marines throughout the week to discuss key topics that support African-American youth to succeed in their careers and throughout lifetime goals.

About Our Name

Yes, we know there's a difference between a lectern and a podium. A lectern is the stand upon which a speaker can hold their notes. It often holds the microphone. A podium is the platform. A stage.

Our name, Behind the Podium is meant to convey that there's a lot that happens backstage, before a speaker ever gets in front of an audience. Behind the Podium can give you, the reader, some insight about how a speaker got to the podium, and what they're doing behind the scenes.

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