About Bob Veninga

Dr. Robert L. Veninga is an award winning-author and the winner of the 2012 Cicero Award given to the top speech writers in America. He has spoken to over 1,000 audiences throughout the world, including presentations in Europe, South America and China. Six of his presentations have been featured in the prestigious Vital Speeches of the Day which publishes the best speeches delivered to national and international audiences.

Dr. Veninga is the author of four critically acclaimed books and over 100 articles appearing in scientific and professional literature. His research focuses on resiliency and has been featured on the Today Show and cited in Time, Corporate Reports, Readers Digest and other prominent publications. Dr. Veninga is a member of the Teacher's Hall of Fame at the University of Minnesota where he holds the rank of Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Health.

Dr. Veninga's academic background includes graduate degrees (Ph.D., M.A.) in Speech-Communication from the University of Minnesota focusing on organizational and cross-cultural communications as well as a graduate degree (B.D.) from the Sioux Falls Seminary. He is an active layperson in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and does extensive volunteer service to faith-based organizations. Dr. Veninga is the past Chair of the Board of Trustees at the University of Sioux Falls.

Dr. Veninga has had a consistent record of providing inspiring speeches to a wide range of audiences including Fortune 500 companies, financial service organizations, hospitals, government agencies, faith-based organizations and educational institutions. If you are looking for a speaker who can deliver substantive content in an entertaining way, consider Robert Veninga. For a listing of current presentations please click here. For testimonials from those who have heard his motivating presentations click here. If you would like to contact Dr Veninga click here. Dr. Veninga's commitment to you is simple and straightforward: Everything possible will be done to make your meeting a monumental success!

"It's amazing how Dr. Veninga is able to touch an audience's soul without being pejorative or superficial. This was a powerful, life-sustaining presentation. I'll never forget it."

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