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“A friend’s half-serious note spurred us to abandon our careers and risk our family’s fortune on a preposterous idea.”   –Bernie


The most successful people are driven by their defining moments. So says our guest today Bernie Swain. He is co-founder and chairman of one of the most powerful agencies in the world, The Washington Speaker’s Bureau. His client list includes presidents, dignitaries, celebs and sports heros. Sometimes behind the scenes but always leading the pack. Welcome Bernie to the Nice Guys.

What a cool collection of awesome you have put together…you’ve got to be happy with this?

You originally called the Agency a preposterous idea. So crazy in fact, it had to work or you would lose everything. Tell me more.

3 presidents, 4 prime ministers 5 secretaries of state…but Bernie, no Nice Guys podcast hosts, I must have missed the invitation to contribute.

Can you share some of your why for a moment. You are one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our day. It’s not about the money, at least I don’t think it is, your credit score is looking pretty good. What is it about?

Share with our community a story in your book that inspires you most. I know there are many, but is there one that stands out for you?

What’s it like to sign a president, did you keep the pen? Who was your first president, Reagan right? That must have changed your life. Talk about instant fame.

What do you want people to remember your for Bernie? What Made Me Who I Am



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