“Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Richard Shank has written speeches dealing with a variety of topics and is available to speak to audiences nationwide.
Richard Shank
Richard Shank has been speaking to audiences since 1963, when he first competed in a Future Farmers of America (FFA) public speaking contest as a freshman at Solomon High School.

In the past 40 years, he has spoken to more than 2,500 audiences, and has developed several presentations for a wide range of listeners.

Shank's speeches are 25-30 minutes in length and can be lengthened or shortened to meet the needs of the audience.

FEES FOR ALL SPEECHES ARE NEGOTIABLE.

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TESTIMONIALS
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Debbie Vignatelli Konzem, retired V.P., AT&T
"Richard is skilled at relating to his audience and subject matter, with a relaxed, yet professional stage presence. His ability to deliver the spoken and written word in a comfortable, down home manner leaves the audience yea ... Read More
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Lloyd Craig, Publisher, Winfield Daily Courier
"It is always a pleasure to attend an event where Richard Shank is the speaker. Many of my friends and I have experienced that pleasure on numerous occasions and have completely enjoyed his presentations. He is well informed a ... Read More
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Marci Penner, Director, Kansas Sampler Foundation
Richard has an easy yet articulate speaking or writing style and can offer a wide range of topics. I always enjoying hearing Richard speak or love reading his articles as he makes me think, makes me smile, and inspires me. As an ... Read More
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Martha Slater Farrell, First Generation Video
Richard Shank is a natural communicator, which has made him a success everywhere he goes. His journalistic mind is always looking for an interesting story, and he knows how to tell it. Book him as a speaker or emcee, and you’l ... Read More
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Richard captivates audiences of any size and all ages with his entertaining and well thought-out speeches.