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Bryan Townsend - Biography

Bryan Townsend is a professional speaker and writer. He has spoken for thousands of audiences all across the United States. He has written advertising copy, newspaper columns, magazine articles, and several books including: Life is An Adventure, Making Good Things Happen, How to Get Raises and Promotions, & Selling in the Bear Woods.

Bryan began a career in broadcasting while attending Jacksonville State University. He started as a part time DeeJay and worked his way up to management and ownership. His station became one of the first profitable FM stations in the country. Bryan was asked to speak for various broadcast groups and tell about the success his station was having. He managed the station for nineteen years until he left to pursue speaking & writing full time.

An active member of a lay ministry, Carpenters for Christ, Bryan volunteers to help build church buildings each summer. As a spokesman for this group, speaking for broadcast groups, and speaking for various athletic groups during his tenure as a sports announcer, Bryan developed his unique speaking style.

Bryan Townsend's ability to tailor presentations for a wide variety of groups comes from his diverse background. During his career he has worked as a: carpenter, electrician, radio deejay, commercial fisherman, real estate developer, salesman, manager, business owner, play-by-play sports announcer, newspaper columnist, news reporter, talk show host, professional speaker, writer, commentator & says he has been involved in several other legitimate endeavors; some of which were profitable.

A small town guy who gets around, Bryan has spoken for hundreds of the nation 's major corporations and most respected associations. He has spoken in over 500 cities from coast to coast and quite often is invited back to speak for groups a second and third time around.

Bryan has earned the designation Certified Speaking Professional from the National Speakers Association. The Association has honored him with the coveted CPAE designation and he has been inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. This honor has been bestowed on less than 200 speakers and the roll includes names like: Jeanne Robertson, Al Walker, Charles Petty, Lou Heckler, Doc Blakely, Ken Blanchard, Les Brown, Joe Calloway, Eileen McDargh, Art Linkletter, Rosita Perez, Brian Tracy, Norman Vincent Peale, Earl Nightingale, Zig Ziglar, and Ronald Reagan.

Literally married to his childhood sweetheart, Bryan says, "I met her at church, in the nursery...our first date was to a sweetheart banquet when we were in the fourth grade...I do not remember not knowing her! " Quite often he refers to his wife by the childhood nickname, Judy Babe; a nickname she was given by a much loved family friend. A career teacher, Judy Babe taught at the Alabama School for the Deaf while she and Bryan raised two sons and a daughter at their lake home in the mountains of northeast Alabama. A talented communicator herself, Judy Babe also speaks and has written many of Bryan's stories as well as much of his original humor.

Currently, Bryan is concentrating on his speaking and writing. He also continues to be involved in Carpenter's for Christ. To relax, he enjoys fishing and spending time with his family. You will be glad to know Bryan is a down to earth guy. Meeting planners say he is easy to work with. He's accessible and eager to talk with you during the planning process. On site, he likes to arrive early and he does not get up tight about last minute changes you may have to make. Bryan says, "My job is to help you have a great meeting, whatever it takes. "

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