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Les Brown is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of society looking to expand opportunity. For three decades he has not only studied the science of achievement, he’s mastered it by interviewing hundreds of successful business leaders and collaborating with them in the boardroom translating theory into bottom-line results for his clients.

Yet, as Les himself makes clear in most all of his speeches, this incredible, highly influential speaker and leader came from much more humble beginnings.

Brown was born with his twin brother, Wesley, in an abandoned building in Liberty City, a low-income section of Miami, Florida. He was subsequently given up for adoption and adopted by Mamie Brown, a 38-year-old single woman who worked as a cafeteria attendant and domestic assistant. He was declared "educable mentally retarded" while in grade school. Despite the self-esteem and confidence loss issues this created, he learned how to reach his full potential with the encouragement of his mother and assistance from a helpful teacher in high school, a key point in many motivational speeches he gives.

As you’ll hear in many of the audio segments that follow, he first decided to get into public radio and kept returning to the same radio station time and time again looking for a break. It wasn't until the on-air failures of the afternoon DJ that he took his break in radio into his own hands and was hired full-time as on-air talent. Upon his termination from the radio station, he ran for election in the Ohio House of Representatives and won. After leaving the Ohio State legislature, he decided to get into television and eventually ended up on PBS. He also formed Les Brown Enterprises, now known as Les Brown Global, in order to support his newest career as a motivational speaker and was on KFWB in California on a daily syndicated radio program from 2011 to 2012. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he also won many local and national awards for excellence and he has an Emmy to his name. Brown was a member of the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors from 1982 to 1988.

In 1993, he began hosting a new talk show, The Les Brown Show, which began airing on September 6, 1993.

Today, as a premier Keynote Speaker and leading authority on achievement for audiences as large as 80,000 - Les Brown energizes people to meet the challenges of the world around them. He skillfully weaves his compelling life story into the fabric of our daily lives. The thread is forever strengthened, touting why you can’t afford to be complacent and to aim high, achieve and actively make an impact on the world.

Addressing audiences from Denmark to Dubai, Canada to the Caribbean, Les Brown is invited back again and again for his powerful message and the ability to connect deeply with people from all walks of life. It isn’t just his great smile and his way with words that motivates people to take action like never before; when people face roadblocks or adversity it is the depth of his knowledge on achievement that creates lasting results.  

Les Brown’s straight-from-the-heart, passion and high-energy, motivates audiences to step beyond their limitations and into their greatness in many ways.

©2019 Les Brown (P)2019 Nightingale Conant

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Just what I needed to get through the quarantine!

Very encouraging and insightful. The sound was good and all the technology worked as it should.

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Highly Recommend

This is a very comprehensive collection of Les Brown’s speeches. It’s awesome from start to finish in many topics. Can be listened to over and over again.

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Les Brown is always amazing to listen to

Catching stories, with humorous anecdotes. Les always knows to bring his story in an interesting, motivational and entertaining way. Easy to listen to, I could have gone along for twice the duration

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How do I get my money back?

It seems to me that parts of the beginning of this book come across as the author being very arrogant. For instance, when he's being interviewed about how he told himself that he was going to survive cancer (speaking about how investors/friends were wanting their money back from him because he was dying) he made a reference to not dying from cancer because he wasn't a "sucker". I don't appreciate that term in that particular regard and am surprised someone so educated would let that part of the interview into his audiobook. I understood the preface of what he was trying to say, but man, have some class! Also laughing in the same interview about how he was asking to be put on prayer lists. Maybe the people wanted their money back from him not because he was possibly going to die, but because he was such an arrogant asshole?

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the man the myth the legend!

listen to Les Brown if you would like a large dose of positive reality. great book to be listen to over and over

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Truly one of the greatest speakers of our time

Amazing message, motivational, informative, inspiring, thank you Les Brown! Your persistence and perspective continues to help me in both the trials and victories. Your books and audio are precious gifts I will continue to share with those I love and want to see succeed because the process works, and filling the mind with this information is a game changer. Thank you!

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Fantastic Audiobook

Loved it. Les Brown does not disappoint. His instruction is a great strategy for achieving lifelong success.

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  • 05-29-20

great advice

greatest speeches ever by Les brown. many useful advice for achieving more in life. a very good book for self improvement

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  • 02-15-21

Well rounded

I got this with 1 credit. I would easily pay $500 for this. There are so many chapters to put on repeat.

If you do decide to get this, I reccomend chapter 5 at 23 minutes. I listen to this whenever I need some motivation.

I love the live speeches. There is a wide variety of personal growth messages in this 10+ hour session.