“Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Richard Shank has written speeches dealing with a variety of topics and is available to speak to audiences nationwide.
Richard Shank
Richard Shank has been speaking to audiences since 1963, when he first competed in a Future Farmers of America (FFA) public speaking contest as a freshman at Solomon High School.

In the past 40 years, he has spoken to more than 2,500 audiences, and has developed several presentations for a wide range of listeners.

Shank's speeches are 25-30 minutes in length and can be lengthened or shortened to meet the needs of the audience.


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Debbie Vignatelli Konzem, retired V.P., AT&T
"Richard is skilled at relating to his audience and subject matter, with a relaxed, yet professional stage presence. His ability to deliver the spoken and written word in a comfortable, down home manner leaves the audience yea ... Read More
Lloyd Craig, Publisher, Winfield Daily Courier
"It is always a pleasure to attend an event where Richard Shank is the speaker. Many of my friends and I have experienced that pleasure on numerous occasions and have completely enjoyed his presentations. He is well informed a ... Read More
Marci Penner, Director, Kansas Sampler Foundation
Richard has an easy yet articulate speaking or writing style and can offer a wide range of topics. I always enjoying hearing Richard speak or love reading his articles as he makes me think, makes me smile, and inspires me. As an ... Read More
Martha Slater Farrell, First Generation Video
Richard Shank is a natural communicator, which has made him a success everywhere he goes. His journalistic mind is always looking for an interesting story, and he knows how to tell it. Book him as a speaker or emcee, and you’l ... Read More
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Richard captivates audiences of any size and all ages with his entertaining and well thought-out speeches.