Les Brown has come up the hard way. He's risen from the ranks of poverty to become one of America's leading motivational speakers. Born I in the Liberty City section of Miami in 1945, Les and his twin brother were adopted at the age of six-weeks by a single woman.
A bored and unmotivated student, Les Brown was mistakenly declared "educably mentally retarded" (EMR) in the fourth grade.
Yet his hunger to learn and his passion for self-improvement enabled him to rise above even those who labeled him. He became a disc-jockey and a community activist. He served three terms in the Ohio State Legislature and became chairman of its Human Resources Committee.
Today, Les Brown conducts seminars and motivational training for Fortune 500 companies as well as inspirational seminars for those who want to improve their lives and their relationships. Les Brown speaks to thousands of people in person and to hundreds of thousands using video and audio tapes as well as through his television specials.
Les Brown is the recipient of the coveted CPAE award presented by the National Speakers Assocation in recognition of his exemplary skills as a public speaker.
You Deserve,..with Les Brown, brings home the message that just about anything you desire can be yours if you put forth the energy, time, effort and tenacity to go after it. (48 minutes)