SESSION: In this talk, Bret will share the three principles about improving your chances of being selected to speak publicly that also apply to how to market yourself and your business.

WACM: What is your advice to aspiring community leaders or young entrepreneurs?
B: Give yourself permission to do things others are not willing to do.

WACM: Thinking about your career, your community, and your country, what is your vision for the future at these three different scales?
B: Change scales. Change in our country will begin with change in our community. Change in our community will only begin when each of us decides to change ourselves. Your circle of influence is greater than you think.

WACM: What do you think is the 'secret to success' for taking a bold idea and turning it into reality?
B: No fear of failure and an insatiable drive to learn and improve

Bret L. Simmons, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Management at The University of Nevada, Reno. He earned his doctorate in Business Administration at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater.  Bret teaches courses in organizational behavior, social business, and personal branding to MBA and Executive MBA students. Bret blogs about leadership and social business at his website Positive Organizational Behavior. You can also find him on Google +, Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin.