What do Barney®, Zig Ziglar, Thomas the Tank Engine® and you have in common? All have been served (or are about to be) by Russ Riddle!
Russ serves up quick wit, humorous storytelling and poignant tips, keeping you involved from start to finish. Having practiced marriage for 32 years, law for 24, fatherhood for 23, and braved adventures as a juvenile probation officer, realtor and newspaper columnist, Russ Riddle is convinced that we must never stop learning, laughing and leading.
His love of levity stems in part from an intellectual property law practice that has served such clients as Barney & Friends®, Wishbone®, Bob the Builder®, Thomas & Friends®, the voice of Jimmy Neutron® and impersonators of John Wayne and Michael Jackson.
As a degreed journalist and seasoned corporate trainer / public speaker, Russ has superb communication skills. He has served as:
- Presentation skills trainer for Zig Ziglar’s company (1-day and 2-day courses for their clients such as Halliburton, AAFES, Ventana and Army National Guard);
- Keynoter for Ziglar clients (e.g., Ozarka College – opening keynote and breakout sessions on “Magnetic Communication,” and National Emergency Number Association, TX Chapter – Fall Conference – “9-1-1- Champions”);
- His other presentation skills and communication groups have included Susan G. Komen for the Cure, FKP Architects and Dallas Association of Directors of Volunteers (DADV);
- Past President – National Speakers Association, North Texas.
“When folks have fun, things get done. Joy is energizing. When we’re energized, we’re more productive.” – Russ Riddle
Russ’s philosophy that every productive endeavor in business and life boils down to positive relationships, and that such requires healthy communication, underscores his mission of helping people achieve top performance levels.
He is the author of three books: