So You Need A Speaker
Are you looking for a speaker? I may be able to help.
Simply put, I'm a storyteller.
Here's what I mean:
If I can help you tell yours, let me know.
Mr. Lingberg's presentation was captivating and was voted as one of the top presentations we have had. Rick uses still photography, videos, pencil sketching and a clear professional articulation of this very interesting subject matter—Old Guys and Their Airplanes. Everyone was so impressed with the material, we've asked Rick to come back in April for more! While not a veteran himself, it is clear Rick has devoted his life to the preservation of military history by personally sitting down with veterans and ensuring our next generations understand the sacrifices made to preserve our freedoms.
I would extend my highest endorsement in support of Rick Lingberg!
Paul E. Millman, CDR (Ret), USN
Center for Active Generations – Veterans Group
There is a proverb that says, tell me a fact and I'll learn, tell me a truth and I'll believe, but tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.
A story can be a powerful way of illustrating the value of your product or the benefits of your service. It provides an easy way to understand who you are and what you do.
Rick's emphasis on preserving our stories and sharing them with family -- including the role of our God, our faith, and our church in our lives -- will help our family now and in the generations to come to know us and the faith we hold dear. Such stories might just impact someone for eternity!
Rev. Scott Saylor, Senior Pastor, Faith Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, SD
Telling good stories and delivering them to the marketplace is about all I do.
I think everybody has a story worth telling and sharing one's life experiences may be the most valuable asset a person can leave for their children and grandchildren. Along with a number of people who have allowed me to share their stories, I have a few of my own.
|Presenting "Old Guys & Their Airplanes" at Minnehaha County Historical Society
(photo by Steve Hoffman)
Many thanks for your presentation at our Historical Society meeting March 19, 2015, on preserving and sharing family stories. You did a great job and I heard many members say the same. Very interesting to hear what, and how you help preserve stories. Personal stories of your family were a plus. With your added humor, it made for an informative and entertaining evening.
Jim A. Carlson, President, Minnehaha County Historical Society
Here's some story titles from which I speak:
Old Guys & Their Airplanes
WWII Corsair Aviator, Claude Hone & Rick Lingberg (photo by Steve Hoffman)
You can turn on the television and watch combat, airplanes and pilots anytime. However, along with aviation artist and historian, John Mollison, I've interviewed countless combat pilots who have talked about their exploits in America's greatest conflicts. What we discovered is not only what they did and how they did, but most importantly 'why it matters' not just for our country, but in each and everyone of our lives..
Legacy: Preserving Family Stories
It's not uncommon to hear people lament about how they wish they had taken the time to record the stories of a favorite relative, friend, or neighbor. When asked why they didn't, quite often they remark that they just didn't get around to doing it. Well, I did take the time and I'd like to share what I've learned and why I believe it is so important.
Legacy: American Veterans Stories
"The first thing I'm going to do when I get to heaven is to look up those German boys I killed during the war and tell them how sorry I am." That's one of the last things my Uncle Buddy said before he passed away in 1990. It's the only thing I knew about his military career. I'll share this and 'much more' about many of South Dakota Veterans and their stories of courage, bravery and gallantry...and what it all means to me.
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