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We plan our event to be heavily content-focused, and Mr. Golden did not disappoint! His workshop on Positive Networking, which was geared towards small businesses just prior to entering our tradeshow, received some of the highest survey results out of all of our workshops, with comments such as, “Enjoyed it and found it very helpful!,” “I needed this!!!,” and “Excellent speaker and session.”

About Jim

Jim Golden M.S., an experienced and dynamic award winning national public speaker, adjunct associate and visiting professor, entrepreneur and is the Owner/Principal of Golden Opportunity Learning and Development, LLC which is an award winning public speaking business that provides keynotes, training, and coaching services.  Jim is a sought after speaker and facilitator in Fortune 1000 corporations, government (state and federal), and colleges and universities.  Jim is a frequent blogger and soon to be author who will soon publish a book titled “Presentation Swagger: 10 Keys to Delivering a Powerful Presentation,” which provides sage information on how to captivate your audience and move them to action.  Jim is a Toastmasters International Speaker and President of the Year Award Winner. 

Golden Opportunity Learning and Development, LLC is a Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council Supplier of the Year Award Winner and Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award Winner in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Golden Opportunity is listed as a “Pre-Qualified Vendor” (PVL) in the Commonwealths of Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Jim received his Executive Business Education from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Masters of Science from University of Maryland University College (UMUC), and Bachelors of Science degree from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

Jim holds active memberships in the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) - Maryland Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (Education & Training Committee), Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and the Metro DC Association for Talent Development (ATD).  Jim is also a frequent lector in his local church, volunteer server at Shepherd’s Table Community Kitchen in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Volunteer Wine Consultant (Linganore Winery).