Jim Smith, Jr.
Executive MBA Lecturer
Jim Smith, Jr., CSP, a highly sought-after presentations skills specialist, comes on board to ensure that Rutgers EMBAs learn the art of making exceptional, high impact business presentations. Professor Farrokh Langdana had been searching for a veritable superstar to train the EMBAs to make absolutely memorable presentations, and he finally found him, thanks to Brian Warrick (Metlife Executive, EMBA 2008).
Jim is the author of the best selling books, "Crash and Learn: 600+ Road-Tested Tips to Keep Audiences Fired Up and Engaged!" and "From Average to Awesome: Lessons for Living an Extraordinary Life." He is co-author (along with Ken Blanchard, Jack Canfield, Mike Van Hoozer, John Christensen and others) of the leadership book "The Masters of Success." His last book, "The No Excuse Guide to Success: No Matter What Your Boss or Life Throws at You" was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Jim is currently the President and CEO of Jim Smith Jr. International and works with his clients in the areas of leadership, motivation, personal power and presentation skills.
Over the last 20 years Jim has worked with a number of large and small organizations, both nationally and internationally (over 25 countries) including: MetLife, Merck, Sabic (Saudi Arabia), The American Club (Singapore), Celgene, TDBank, HBO, ADP (Dealer and Retirement Services), Western Union, The Kimmel Center, INROADS Philadelphia, Astrazeneca, Aimco, Famous Dave's Restaurants, Biogen, Cousins Subs, Thompson's Children's Home, Subaru, PEMCO, Schering Plough, The National Security Agency and Sheraton Hotels.
Doctorate in Business, Temple University Fox School of Business
MJ, Journalism, Temple University
BA English, Widener University