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She Was Planning Her Own Funeral, until . . .

Hello, hello.It’s Bodine here.When my wife suggested I write up this story as a blog post, I was quite  reluctant.  This was one of the most personal and profound experiences I’ve ever had in 20 years of being a professional speaker.But my wife insisted.  And, truth be told, she’s one of those people who’s opinion is […]


My client sold 230 tickets to my presentation . . .
. . . behind my back!

Sometimes a “surprise demand” can create a breakthrough opportunityThe president of one of the top insurances companies in the Caribbean Islands called me six months prior to their company sales meeting, to hire me to deliver a 90-minute speech on “Sales Achievement” to 40 sales professionals on the island of St. Maarten. Such a beautiful location. […]


Standing Ovation at the
Navy’s Secret Submarine Base

The Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific (SWFPAC) is a secret Navy submarine base in the Puget Sound, just south of Seattle. Much of the area on the base, and most of what they do there, is highly classified.  My wife, Sandi, and I had to get pre-approved government security clearance to be allowed on the base for my […]