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Motivational speaker Bryant Smith coming to MC

Barry McNamara
02/04/2010
Motivational speaker Bryant Smith will speak on “Your Life, Chance or Choice” on Feb. 11 as part of Monmouth College’s Black History Month programming.

Free and open to the public, Smith’s multimedia program will be presented at 4:30 p.m. in the Whiteman-McMillan Highlander Room in the Stockdale Center. It is sponsored by the college’s office of intercultural life, the Coalition for Ethnic Awareness and the political science department.

Based on his hit morality tale, “The 5 Black People You Meet Before You Can Get to Heaven,” Smith’s program helps audiences discover what it means to live their life with purpose and intent. He asks questions such as “What type of person would you like to become?” and “What is keeping you from becoming that person?” The program’s title refers to Smith’s probing question, “Are you leaving life’s important decisions to chance, or do you have the fortitude and discipline to make the right choice?”

A “proud product” of the Chicago Public School system, Smith serves as founder and president of Smith Consulting and Networking, a comprehensive training, development and consulting firm. He has dedicated his career to teaching, training and empowering people from diverse backgrounds and experiences on how to establish and maintain “win-win” environments and relationships.