One of the best strategies you can employ as a professional speaker is to write a controversial book and embark on an aggressive media campaign. It’s one of the most profitable things we’ve ever done. But if you’re going to follow this path, beware of the potential attacks. After my first appearance on The Today Show, I received multiple death threats. The same happened after Good Morning America. These were not the first threats on my life. I’ve done thousands of interviews and debates on controversial subjects all over the world. The reason these particular threats were so shocking was because of the specific statements I delivered that made people want to murder me. This is a perfect example of the emotionally immaturity of the masses. For those of you that deliver professional speeches, beware of the blowback you #mentaltoughness #personaldevelopment #speakersapprentice #publicspeaking