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John-Hartquist_AS

Accredited Speaker John Hartquist

Mill Creek, WA (USA)

johnhartquist@comcast.net

Subject Areas

  • Portray and Perform Mark Twain
  • Leadership and Management of Change
  • Strategic Alliances - Domestic and International
  • Public Speaking and Presentations

Educational and professional background: 

  • MBA, MSF (Master of Science in Finance)
  • CPA, CMA, CFM
  • Retired Senior Executive
  • Director of Strategic Planning - Internal and External growth scenarios, Strategic Alliances, Acquisitions, Competitive Analyses

Special awards or recognition you have received inside and outside of Toastmasters: 

  • DTM, Accredited Speaker
  • Graduated first in MBA and MSF programs.
  • National Winner - team case study for Small Business Administration
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

The type of presentations: 

  • The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain performance
  • Keynotes
  • Workshops
  • Seminars

The audience to which you typically present (business, community, etc.): 

Wide spectrum of groups and venues.

What advice do you have for potential Accredited Speaker Program applicants? 

Content is at the top of the list - presentations to include gifts and take aways for audience that will be long remembered.  Research!!! Prepare!!! Rehearse!!!

Available to serve as a mentor for Accredited Speaker Program applicants? Yes.

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