Bodine Balasco has established himself as one of the
country's most knowledgeable and entertaining keynote speakers. At their annual
conference, members of the Institute of Management Consultants gave Bodine a 10+
rating on their 5-point scale.
He is academically trained in public speaking and human behavior with degrees
from UCLA in Speech Communications and Social Psychology. While attending UCLA
as a scholarship athlete, Bodine also earned honors as team captain.
Shortly after graduating from UCLA, Bodine became fascinated with the art of
sleight-of-hand magic. He immediately immersed himself in his newfound passion.
Six months later he was making his entire living as a professional,
Over the past 20 years he has accumulated an adventurous entertainment
background, and in the process he has become one of the premiere sleight-of-hand
entertainers in America. His peers, at the world famous Academy of Magical Arts,
have nominated him "Best Sleight-of-hand Magician of the Year." His magical
skills are equaled only by his ability to make his audiences laugh. For three
years in a row, members of the Academy of Magical Arts have also nominated
Bodine as the "Best Comedy Magician of the Year".
But it wasn't until he was invited to create and deliver his first keynote
speech, fourteen years ago, that Bodine found his true calling in life. He
received a standing ovation after that first speech, and he's been at it ever
since -- writing, researching, and creating tailored presentations for his
client groups, nationwide.
His academic training, multifaceted background, and years of research have given
him an extraordinary knowledge of human behavior and human achievement. Bodine
has achieved national-class success as an athlete, as a professional magician,
as a speaker, and a seminar leader. His client list reads like a page from the
Fortune 500 -- AT&T, Mitsubishi, ARCO, 3M, Warner Bros.Television, DuPont and
Boeing, to name a few. And his clients all agree Bodine possesses an insightful
understanding of the principles for business success in the changing business