One of the greatest lessons Bill Gove, The Father of Professional Speaking, taught me was to always be prepared for my big speaking opportunity. Bill would say, “practice, practice, practice, just like you did as an athlete, and when your big opportunity arrives, you’ll be ready. That’s what happened on December 9, 2001, when we were scheduled to speak onstage with President George W. Bush at the Hilton Washington Hotel. It turned out to be one of the saddest days of my life. This video tells the story and the lesson I learned. #publicspeaking #georgewbush #billgove #personaldevelopment