Bob Neal Named Distinguished Alumnus

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Widely respected sportscaster Bob Neal added another honor to his impressive credentials when his alma mater, Northern Illinois University, awarded him the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Journalism, named after Dr. Donald Grubb, founder of the NIU journalism program 55 years ago. Neal remembers his professor very fondly.

Also in the photo: Dr. Grubb’s widow Ruby, and daughters Karen and Virginia.

A humorous note: During the awards, Bob displayed a paper he had written for Dr. Grubb that prompted a grade of F–because of misspellings. Bob said that just wasn’t allowed in print journalism, and the failing grade taught him a valuable lesson for his career.

MORE ABOUT BOB NEAL’S STERLING CAREER

For more information about Bob Neal, check the Pinnacle Seeker’s page on my Web site:

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RADIO SHOW CO-HOSTS

Bob and I are co-hosting an Internet radio show. We’ll keep you updated on the start date, and how to access our podcasts. The show’s title:“Winning Words and Ways.”

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Meeting Veteran Sportscaster Bob Neal

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As a full-time communication professional since 1997–keynote speaker, communication consultant, speech coach, and video trainer–I have sought opportunities to meet and learn from internationally known experts. Yesterday brought a true highlight among my connections with real pros. I enjoyed meeting with 40-year veteran sportscaster Bob Neal, based in Atlanta yet familiar to viewers and listeners worldwide.

MOVING FROM THE TUBE TO THE LUNCH TABLE
I had watched Bob Neal for years on “the tube.” Now I welcomed him to the lunch table for what turned out to be a three hour action-packed conversation. We reviewed his career, and compared out communication activities and interests.

In person, Bob Neal is every bit as affable and personable as he appears on your TV screen. When the dining club’s host greeted Bob and said he had watched Bob many times and admired his work, Bob responded most appreciatively.

TEACHING HIS CRAFT

As we dined, Bob told me–quite enthusiastically–about his upcoming “Introduction to Sportscasting” evening class he will direct, scheduled for April 22. His presentation will cover all the major aspects of sportscasting. I encourage you to read the description, and then register to learn from this renowned sportscaster, winner of the coveted 2012 Lindsay Nelson Award. Here’s the information about the class, and directions for registering.

http://www.youract.tv/sportscasting.html

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Bob and I will welcome your comments. Go to the end of the blog entry in the section below and click NO COMMENTS if none have been made, or if comments have been made click 1 comment, 2 comments, or whatever the comments button says. The comments section will appear.

GET DAILY COMMUNICATION TIPS AND STRATEGIES FROM MY FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE

Here’s the link to my Facebook business page:

http://bit.ly/iRv6EA

You’ll find beneficial guidelines for business communication and for speaking with “poise, power, and persuasion.” Click “Like” to stay connected for updates.