|FIVE PEOPLE.||FIVE STORIES.||ONE STORYTELLER.|
Avoid making what I call “Stereotypos”
Discover what role curiosity plays
Retention is the name of the game
Know the difference between adversity and a lack of diversity
Navigate past perceptions you may have already formed
Julie Smith David,
Chief Innovative Officer
American Accounting Association
The American Accounting Association asked Don Reed to speak at their Annual Conference, and we could not have been happier with the outcome! He shared his story with our members (accounting professors), with humility and humor. He made us laugh and cry. He led us to appreciate and understand the vulnerability of the personal story. He was available to our members, attended other sessions, and touched our lives. We couldn’t recommend him more – and hope that we can find ways to work with him in the future.” Thank you, Don, for making a HUGE difference at our conference!
Rachel Louise Snyder,
Professor Literature / Author / American University Guggenheim Fellow 2021
Don Reed is a preternaturally-gifted artist, a storyteller using every tool at his disposal to inspire, to inflame, to challenge and to compel us to see what matters most. I have taught one of his NPR stories in every undergraduate and graduate class since I first heard it years ago. It never fails to move and shake us from our complacency. If it’s true that stories can save us – and I believe they can – Don Reed is both gift and prophet.
The Tonight Show
He’s great. Just great. His ability to entertain a crowd AND impart information is his real gift. Pulling people in with stories and taking them on a ride. He beat out a lot of people to get the gig at the Tonight Show. But, the second we saw him – our decision was made. We offered him the job on the spot. That turned into hundreds and hundreds of episodes.