Tickets Go on Sale March 30 for Stedman Graham Events

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 29, 2005 — Tickets for Stedman Graham’s upcoming “Build Your Own Life & Corporate Brand” and “You Can Make It Happen” presentations will go on sale at the Show Me Center Box Office on Wednesday, March 30.

Graham will speak at the Show Me Center at Southeast Missouri State University at 7 p.m. April 27. Tickets can be purchased at the Show Me Center Box Office for $15 in advance or $20 at the door. To purchase tickets by phone, call the Show Me Center Box Office at (573) 651-5000. There is a $2 per ticket charge on each phone ordered ticket with a maximum of $12 per order. The Show Me Center accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Show Me Center Box Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Graham, chairman and chief executive officer of S. Graham & Associates, is a businessman, an educator and actively involved in local and national non profit organizations.

He is one of the nation’s most quietly active community business leaders and at one time was held back by considerable self doubts. His words of wisdom and experience will guide participants toward the realization of their professional and personal goals.

Graham champions messages on how to polish a brand. From top executives to people trying to make a difference in their lives, branding is one of the most important concepts in professional and personal marketing today. Graham will inspire those who attend to use branding to maximize their potential – including how to garner recognition, appreciation and response for their corporate brand.

Earlier in the day, Graham will present “You Can Make It Happen,” a special event for Administrative Professionals Day. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Glenn Auditorium of Dempster Hall. Tickets for this event are $20 at the Show Me Center Box Office and are available only in advance. Limited seating is available. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

“You Can Make It Happen” is a health and lifestyle program focusing on self-awareness and personal performance as the best way to achieve optimal results. This program will help participants change their thinking to they are better able to change their patterns and “re-program” to create new habits.

With the approaches and tools gained through this program, participants will be equipped to recognize core issues, remove obstacles to success and create opportunities. Participants will be given a process to move beyond problems and work toward who they want to become. The information Graham will convey to the audience will equip them with grassroots principles of health and well-being that can be applied for a lifetime.

Both the afternoon and evening events will include a question-and-answer session, a book signing and an opportunity to purchase Graham’s books.

Graham holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Hardin-Simmons University. He received a master’s degree in education from Ball State University and an honorary doctorate in humanities from Coker College. He has served as an adjunct management instructor at the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Graham has authored a number of books, including two New York Times Bestsellers, You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success and Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success, You Can Make It Happen Every Day, a motivational pocketbook, and Build Your Own Life Brand, which explores the concept of personal and professional branding.

Graham has made presentations to corporations, organizations and nonprofits, including Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo, Georgia Pacific, CNN, GlaxoSmithKline, Harvard and Wharton business schools and the U.S. Department of Education.

 For more information on the events, call (573) 986-6879 or visit http://www6.semo.edu/coned/speaker.htm.