Author of the best-seller Fumes and a Prayer: How to Live at the Edge and Still be Home for Dinner.
Entertainment... with a point! Your conference or convention attendees will laugh, they will cry, they will be moved! "The highlight of the event at our national conference. Profound! Laced with humor! Many commented, 'Best speaker ever!'" ~ Vic Everett, SEA Conference Coordinator
"I heard the engine cough... sputter... and watched the propeller windmill as we coasted through the air. I was now flying on Fumes and a Prayer! ... The air traffic control guy on the radio asked me, 'Cessna 65Victor... are you declaring an emergency?'"
In his keynote, "Keep Your 'Leadership Cool' in Turbulent Times," Dennis Bauer shows you how to live life successfully even when it takes you to the edge! And he asks you to remember three key words, words his flight instructor taught him, words he didn't know he would need until the day he listened to his engine cough and sputter and die ... five thousand feet over northern Colorado.
Using a story-based presentation, Dennis relates, sometimes hilariously, the dramatic story of when he flew his Cessna 206, with three passengers aboard, from Tacoma, Washington, to Denver, Colorado, and the engine quit 5,000 feet above the ground.
The steps he took in the face of The Unexpected apply equally to life, business, and relationships, and enable you to soar to new heights!
* Define the two most basic elements of your business, organization or venture.
* Plan, recover, and operate successfully with the three key actions ... and know why they have to be done in order.
* Get crucial feedback with the single most important aspect of communication when you're facing challenges.
* Make a plan using the ABCs of navigating your way from wherever you are to where you want to go.
* Practice the one thing you must do to gain mental clarity, a sense of direction, and hope.
11 LITTLE KNOWN FACTS about Dennis Bauer:
* Favors root beer floats
* Favors Peanut M&Ms
* Needs dance lessons
* Built the first Boeing 767 (not by himself)
* Caught a steelhead with a flower (by himself)
* Has 2 golden retrievers named Sailor and Glee
* Crossed the Atlantic on WWII ship, USS Randall, as a boy, then lived in London for 3 years
* Sailed Puget Sound in an electrical storm... with a 40' aluminum mast pointing at the sky!
* Climbed Mt. St. Helens 5 times before it erupted
* Climbed Mt. Rainier. After it erupted (like, 150 years after)
* Is not only a licensed flight instructor, he is also a licensed aircraft mechanic with dreams of building his own airplane one day
EXTRA: Ask him to tell the story about his undefeated year in high school wrestling. And watch for the twinkle in his eye!