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Kevin McCrudden

Kevin Mccrudden is President of Motivate America, Inc. and superior Sales Training. He is also the founder of National Motivation & Inspiration Day, which was passed by the United States Congress in December 2001 and creator of The American Motivation Awards. He has appeared on Channel 7 TV ABC - NY, and has been mentioned on ABC's 20/20, as well as several other TV and Radio programs. Kevin is well-known for "on the stump" speaking to thousands, in the past 10 years, facilitating over 3,000 hours of programs across America. He established one of the first "Media Convergence Models" in America in the late 90s.

Kevin has a broad-based background in sales, marketing, advertising, media convergence, Internet E-commerce, management, leadership and sports. He has conducted sales, management, leadership and motivational programs from Seattle, WA to Miami, Fl and Boston, MA to San Diego, CA. He has provided motivational programs for management, sales, youth, college and professional sports teams.

Kevin also spent years as a media sales trainer, having recently been in charge of advertising sales training for New York's Newsday and the St. Petersburg (FL) Times. Kevin was also a lead multimedia sales trainer for Promax, an industry leading sales development firm.

Since speaking for the Newspaper Association of America on e-commerce in 1998, Kevin has worked with and performed programs for Universal's USA Network, New York Company, Freedom Newspapers, Forum Communications, LIU Southampton College, Community Newspaper Holdings Group [CNHI] newspapers, Morris Newspapers, and many other organizations around the world.

Kevin is a graduate of The State University of New York at Brockport with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and a Journalism minor. He has also been a professional athlete, candidate for political office and a certified mediator.

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