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Ralph Hood, CSP

  • "The Flying Humorist"
  • Award Winning Writer
  • Teacher
  • Professional Speaker
  • It's Clear on Top
  • You Can't Do It By Yourself
  • A Goal is Not a Goal Unless You Really Plan to Get There
  •  Safety Is No Accident!
  • The Least We Can Do!
Ralph grew up among the marshes and beaches of coastal Georgia before becoming a commercial pilot and aircraft salesman/sales manager in Alabama. Along the way, he graduated from Clemson University, where he wrote for "The Clemson Tiger" newspaper, and where, he says, "Through grit, determination and superior intelligence, I was able to cram four years of college into only five years."

Today, Ralph is a full-time professional speaker and award-winning writer. He writes several regular columns for nationwide trade magazines. "My columns," he says, "are widely read by my wife." His books, The Truth & Other Lies and Southern Raised in the Fifties, have sold from Australia to England and across the U.S.A. Ralph, a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), compares flying an airplane to life itself in his uniquely humorous style.

His speeches and workshops, which have helped rocket engineers, salespeople, physicians, educators and health professionals with team building, motivation, customer service and sales, provide hardworking, bottom-line information that can be put to work in the real marketplace tomorrow morning. His humorous speeches? Well, like we said, who are we to argue with Oprah?

It's Clear on Top
  • Perfect for luncheon, banquet, or keynote. Compares flying "On Top" of the weather to living and working "On Top" of life's problems. Explosive humor, strong message, mixed to fit your needs. Has delighted audiences from Alaska to Puerto Rico. (speech)
You Can't Do It By Yourself
  • Personal team building that really works. Valuable for everyone who needs the cooperation of other people. Used often for managers or employees, or, perhaps best, both together. Learn the two most important concepts of motivating others to join, and excel on, your teams. Hardworking tools you can put to work tomorrow, delivered with humor that makes the points.
A Goal Is Not A Goal Unless You Really Plan To Get There!
  • If pilots planned flights the way you plan to reach your goals, would you fly with them? Learn: To set and reach goals as pilots prepare and use flight plans; the difference between goals and dreams; to plan for emergencies and changes. Humorous examples make sure you remember the clear-cut steps to goal attainment.
    (speech or workshop)
Safety Is No Accident!
  • Learn to set and live by standards of safety: the right standards. Learn the critical difference between standards and goals. Apply to your workplace the standard-setting methods that have worked so well in aviation. One major company called this workshop right on target for their safety managers.
    (speech or workshop)
The Least We Can Do!
  • We have standards for OSHA, EPA, EEOC, ad nauseam. But do we have standards for the customer? It's the least we can do. Learn to set, implement, measure, maintain and improve upon standards for the most important person in your business, the customer. Humor nails down dead-serious methods and techniques that work with real customers.
"...wonderful humor, seasoned delivery, and impeccable timing."

Tennessee Valley Public Power Association

"When a meeting planner successfully matches a first-rate speaker with a receptive, enthusiastic audience, the result is a sense of pride and satisfaction in a job well done.  Your presentations at our recent New Orleans convention were heart-warming, humorous, and motivational; you left the participants feeling good about themselves and their role in education - left me patting myself on the back for having the good sense to choose you! . . . You took the time to join in, reach out, and truly put us all 'on top'."

Gayle Mercer
The National Association of Secondary School Principals

"You made them think, while at the same time you were delightfully humorous.  And it was motivating.  One person said afterwards, 'He made you want to get up and go to work.' "

Patrick B. Coleman
COVAN World-Wide Moving, Inc.

"I heard nothing but positive comments about your seminar, and you certainly kept us in stitches that evening."

Virginia Tire And Automotive Service Dealers Association


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