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YOU CAN DO IT! SPORTS MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS GAINING NOTICE
Published March 31, 1998
Demand for sports motivational speakers has risen 25% in the last year, according to CNBC's Garrett Glaser. Glaser: "Many companies are willing to pay almost any price to hear the words of a sports legend." Glaser called former Bears LB MIKE SINGLETARY a "rising star in the world of motivational speaking." Glaser: "Singletary charges around $15,000 per speech, and that doesn't include things like airplane tickets and hotel rooms if he has to travel." Top speakers include GEORGE FOREMAN, who gets "close to" $75,000 a speech, while Celtics coach RICK PITINO gets $50,000 for a two-hour talk, and Heat coach PAT RILEY gets "upwards of" $45,000 a speech ("Business Center," CNBC, 3/30).