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Peter Urs Bender CSP

In this age of information,
a key ingredient of business success is Leadership.
Most people see it as the act of leading others.
Peter Urs Bender sees it as leading ourselves.
It starts with understanding our values,
finding our vision and passion,
taking action and communicating
effectively to create results.

Peter Urs Bender has a banking and accounting background from his native Switzerland. Before he went into his own business, he was a sales manager for a large American software company with interests throughout North America and the Caribbean. He also has credentials as a former teacher at Ryerson University where he taught three business courses, and designed his own public speaking program.
       He believes that in this age of information, a key ingredient of business success is Leadership. Most people see it as the act of leading others. Peter Urs Bender sees it as leading ourselves. It starts with understanding our values, finding our vision and passion, taking action and communicating effectively to create results.
       Author of five Canadian best sellers, Peter Urs Bender is an international lecturer and a dynamic speaker. His presentations inform, entertain, and motivate.
       But speaking didn't come easily to Mr. Bender. He didn't even learn English till the age of 23. More importantly, he overcame an extreme fear of speaking publicly, and dyslexia (a learning disability) to get where he is today. Perhaps that's what makes him such a popular speaker, and why companies and the media frequently ask him for advice. He lives what he talks about.
       Peter Urs Bender instructs both top managers and employees in almost any industry you can think of—from high technology and science, to service, manufacturing, education and finance.
       His five books include Secrets of Power Presentations, Leadership from Within, Secrets of Power Marketing, Secrets of Face-to-Face Communication, and Gutfeeling. All emphasize aspects of leadership and communication, from the pragmatic nature of presenting, to the spiritual and intuitive side of business life.
       In 1994 Peter Urs Bender received the coveted Certified Speaking Professional designation (CSP) from the U.S. National Speakers Association. Only a few Canadians have ever achieved this distinction. In 1995 he was awarded the Communications and Leadership Award from Toastmasters International, and in 1996 the Ted Kemper Leadership Award.
       In 2001 he was named a member of the Canadian Speakers Hall of Fame. Only 12 other Canadians have been so honored.

His motto is: "Your past was perfect to get you where you are today."

Peter Urs Bender died from cancer, March 7, 2005.

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