Introduction For Dr. Gene Griessman As Abraham Lincoln
Have you ever wondered who votes for the weird shows that win Emmys? Our speaker does. He’s a voting member of the Television Academy.
Have you ever wondered what makes super-stars highly successful? Our speaker does. He’s conducted exclusive interviews for TV, magazines, and newspapers with some of the most famous people of the world.
He’s written seven books including the best-seller Time Tactics of Very Successful People and The Words Lincoln Lived By. His audio books include “Lincoln’s Wisdom,” and “Lincoln on Communication.”
But for this presentation our speaker comes to us, not as an author, but as the main character from the one-man play that he wrote about Abraham Lincoln. And you are up close for this famous performance.
He has performed at Ford’s Theatre, the Georgia Dome before 25000, at countless conventions, schools, and universities, and recently aboard the famed aircraft carrier, the ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
Many who have seen this performance say that after a few moments they feel that Lincoln is present.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, please STAND and join me in giving an enthusiastic_______________________welcome to the 16th President of the United States, President Abraham Lincoln.
Note to the introducer: Feel free to make extemporaneous remarks before you read this material. However, we would appreciate your reading all the information above word-for-word in order to maximize the Lincoln
Pronunciation of Griessman—rhymes with Riceman
Introduction For Dr. Gene Griessman
And now for a few words about our speaker.
Dr. Gene Griessman has interviewed some of the most famous people of our time, including David Rockefeller, Ray Charles, Mary Kay, Julie Andrews, Hank Aaron, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and Tennessee Williams.
For over a decade, he was host of “Up Close” on TBS, the SuperStation founded by Ted Turner.
Dr. Griessman has written and co-authored seven books in addition to his one-man play on Abraham Lincoln. He has performed at Ford’s Theatre, at the Lincoln Memorial, and before 25,000 at the Georgia Dome.
He is author of the best-sellers TIME TACTICS OF VERY SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE and THE WORDS LINCOLN LIVED BY.
Dr. Griessman has taught at the College of William and Mary, North Carolina State University, Auburn University, and Georgia Tech. He has served as a Fulbright professor at the National Graduate University of Pakistan.
He has won the Benjamin Franklin Award. For years he has been listed in WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA and WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD.
His topic today is LESSONS LEARNED FROM HIGH ACHIEVERS.
When he was a boy, his goal was to play ball in the major leagues. In fact, he says just one thing kept him from becoming a big-league pitcher……………..NO TALENT.
Please join me in giving an enthusiastic SMP welcome to Dr. Gene Griessman.
(Pronunciation of Griessman: long I; rhymes with Riceman. Don’t worry if the introduction seems a bit long—around one minute. Dr. Griessman wants to connect with as many people in the audience as possible by mentioning the names of universities, celebrities, names of books, etc.)