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The Success of Your Banquet Depends Largely On Your Toastmaster And Your Speaker MAJOR NORMAN ALLAN IMRIE LECTURER, TOASTMASTER, AFTER-DINNER SPEAKER FOR TERMS & OPEN DATES Address PERSONAL MANAGEMENT BUREAU 147 W. 42ND ST., NEW YORK Address Culver Military Academy Culver, Ind. or Union League Club Chicago Imrie Never Disappoints An Audience NORMAN ALLAN IMRIE NORMAN ALLAN IMRIE was born in Canada; educated in the United States, specializing in the field of history and government at the University of Chicago. He served four years overseas with the Canadians in the World War, rising from the ranks to a Captaincy. Returning to the United States he became Instructor of History at the Culver Military Academy. His success as a speaker has been remarkable. During the halcyon days of Lyceum and Chautauqua his voice was heard in every State of the Union, in Canada, Alaska, and far-off New Zealand. But it is as an after-dinner speaker and Toastmaster that Imrie's success has been most unique. From his first appearance in Chicago before the Union League Club's complimentary dinner to the U. S. Senators from Illinois, down to the present he has been in popular demand all over the country. Why? Because along with fine historical background, keen mentality and platform eloquence he has the charming faculty of lighting up his addresses with a delicious humor. His Talks to Sales Organizations are Effective, Inspiring and Fruitful SUBJECTS What America Needs Not a better five cent cigar, not more territory, not more gold, but something indicated by a modern SIGN IN THE SKY. An Adventure in Fraternity A vivacious recital of a Good-Will Tour through the countries of our former Allies. What do our former Allies think of America and her part in and since the War? This address attempts to answer these questions. America and Britain—Some Problems In Common A stirring, forceful, and thought-provoking analysis and presentation of some political situations which obtain in India, Egypt, The Philippines and other parts of the English-speaking world and of the challenge to these English-speaking peoples to co-operate for the promotion of the peace of the world. Victory By Surprise A stimulating address full of homely humor and philosophy about success, contentment, and how to achieve them. Some Lions I Have Met You have just got to hear it to know what it is about. WHAT OTHERS SAY OF MAJOR IMRIE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CREDIT MEN You are certainly obtaining outstanding speakers for your meetings and you could not have chosen any finer than Major Imrie. Not only is his subject matter of intense interest, but his manner of telling his story is magnetic. —Brace Bennitt, Central Division Manager. ROTARY CLUB OF CHICAGO I rate Major Imrie one hundred per cent. He went over big at our luncheon, and you would make no mistake in booking him for your club. We have had him twice. —George Treadwell, Secretary INDIANA SOCIETY, CHICAGO His was a delightfully witty number, and it went big with the crowd. The banquet was a huge success and a large share of the credit is Major Imrie's. —John T. McCutcheon. (Cartoonist of The Chicago Tribune.) UNIVERSITY CLUB OF CHICAGO Major Imrie's address was scintillating and vivid, and elicited enthusiastic comment on all sides. His platform technique is nothing short of artistry, while the fluency of his diction was a thing of delight. —Prof. A. G. Bovee, Entertainment Com. LOUISVILLE CREDIT MEN'S ASSOCIATION We have never had a speaker who held the attention of his audience so thoroughly. His 'Floyd Gibbons' style of delivery, his beautiful word pictures, his delightful stories, so ably blended and masterfully presented, all contributed to an address which was one of the finest it has been our pleasure to hear. —S. J. Schneider, Secretary-Manager. ILLINOIS BANKER'S ASSOCIATION We have been highly complimented from many sources on having you as our speaker. Your contribution to the banquet's success realized our highest anticipations. —Omar H. Wright, President. ST. LOUIS ROTARY CLUB One of our very best meetings. It was a treat to stay twenty minutes overtime to hear the Major. Dynamic, rapid, humorous, witty, he held the 100% attention of the club.— The Pepper Box. N. Y. CITY FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUB Major Imrie's message never fails to bring an enthusiastic reaction from his audience. He makes definite contributions in concrete thoughts on important current topics, and does it in a mist delightful and acceptable manner. His sense of humor, coupled with his magnetic personality gets his message across every time. —Mrs. Constance Sporberg, President. DULUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE On every side comment is enthusiastic. It was a magnificent address. —S. V. Saxby, Executive Socretary. DETROIT ATHLETIC CLUB Reports were most enthusiastic—so flattering, in fact, that we would like very much to have you with us again next year. —Chas. A. Hughes. THE NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL TRAFFIC LEAGUE Major Imrie has the rare faculty of entertaining while he informs. I can thoroughly understand the enthusiasm of his audiences. —J. H. Beek, Executive Secretary. MILWAUKEE KIWANIS CLUB We never had such a rapid-fire speaker before, nor one who packed so much of interest into so short a time. —Huron H. Smith, President. OTTAWA CITIZEN, OTTAWA, CANADA Major Imrie proved himself larger than his subject and engaged in a discourse that evoked an almost continuous gale of laughter among the guests, who included His Excellency Lord Willington. The speaker, who has few rivals as an artist in anecdote, succeeded in creating the proper atmosphere as soon as he rose to his feet, and maintained the excellent relations to the end. ALASKA CHRONICLE, KETCHIKAN, ALASKA Major Norman Allen Imrie was all that was said of him as a machine-gun orator. He treated his theme in a masterful manner. His witticsms were refreshing and he held his audience completely captivated for more than an hour and a half. NATIONAL FOOD BROKERS ASSOCIATION Major Imrie has a magnetic, sparkling personality which carries him right into the hearts and the interest of his hearers. He is a story teller of rare excellence and a speaker of great power. —Paul Fishback, Secretary. ADVERTISING CLUB, PORTLAND, OREGON The Club's annual election of officers was overshadowed by the club's interest in Imrie's address. His story was told with such eloquence and charm of description that it brought the club-men to their feet in applause.— The Oregon Daily Journal. WAYNE CO. REPUBLICAN CLUB, DETROIT, MICH. We have never received more favorable reports of any speaker than have come to us regarding Major Imrie. He certainly made a hit with the forces here at Headquarters. The Governor of Michigan has been telling everyone about the Major's wonderful address. WAR INDUSTRIES BOARD This Board is made up of Dollar-a-year men who served in Washington and its personnel embraces the leading business men of the country. The committee were insistent that we should have you speak, several members having heard you recently at the Meat Packers' banquet. —John Angus Morrison. GREATER BUFFALO ADVERTISING CLUB, BUFFALO, N. Y. Major Imrie gave one of the finest talks that we have ever had before our Club, and sent a bunch of tired business men back to their desks with a smile, a feeling of good cheer and a conviction that they had spent three-quarters of an hour to the best possible advantage. We demand a return engagement. —Alfred M. Saperston. SOME TYPICAL ENGAGEMENTS OF N. A. IMRIE MISCELLANEOUS Executives Club, Chicago (twice). War Industries Board Duluth Day Observance. Canadian Club, Ottawa, Canada. Associated Industries of Alabama, Birmingham. Meat Packers' Institute, Chicago. Indiana Society, Chicago (three times). Creve Coeur Club, Peoria, Ill. Knife & Fork Club, South Bend, Indiana. British Empire Club, Providence, R. I. National Traffic League, Chicago. Traffic Club, Birmingham, Alabama. Detroit Traffic Club. John Erickson Club, Chicago. Illinois St. Andrews Society. University Club of Chicago. Union League Club of Chicago. Detroit Athletic Club. Chicago Automobile Trade Association. South Shore Country Club, Chicago. Forty Club, Chicago. Isaac Walton League—N't'l. Dinner, Chicago. Isaac Walton League—Evanston. Isaac Walton League—Racine, Wis. Isaac Walton League—South Bend, Indiana. INSTITUTES Marion County, Indianapolis. Frankford High School, Philadelphia. St. Joseph County, South Bend, Indiana. Cass County, Logansport, Indiana. Michigan Federation Teachers Clubs. Michigan Education Association, 8th District. Niles Teachers Club, Niles, Michigan. Kane, Kendall, McHenry Counties, Illinois. Randolph County, Winchester, Indiana. Jasper County, Rennselaer, Indiana. National Federation of Commercial Teachers. Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Boone County, Lebanon, Indiana. COMMENCEMENTS University of Chicago High school. Englewood H. S., Chicago, Ill. Joliet, Illinois. Clinton, Indiana. Froebel High School, Gary, Indiana. Indiana State Teachers Col., Terre Haute, Ind. Lansing High Schools, Lansing, Michigan. Covington, Kentucky. Frankfort, Indiana. South Bend, Indiana. Antioch, Illinois. North Side High School, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Tipton, Indiana. Delphi, Indiana. Sullivan, Indiana. Decatur, Indiana. New Carlisle, Indiana. McClachlan Institute, Grand Rapids, Mich. BANKERS Illinois Bankers Association. Indiana Bankers Association. Wisconsin Bankers Association. Michigan Bankers Association. American Institute of Bankers in Philadelphia, Milwaukee, South Bend. CREDIT MEN'S ASSOCIATION OF Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Louisville. NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, ANNUAL DINNERS OF Millers. Food Brokers. Grocers. Tanners. Music Merchants. Finance Companies. Sport Goods Distributors Jewelers. Furniture Warehouse Men. Apple Growers. Farm Equipment Manufacturers MANUFACTURER'S ASSOCIATIONS OF Illinois Indiana Tri-City, Davenport, Iowa. CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF Huntington, W. Va. Fort Wayne, Ind. Patterson, N. J. ROTARY CLUBS OF Chicago (twice) St. Louis Cincinnati Newark, N. J. Bronx, N. Y. Fort Wayne, Ind. Grand Rapids, Mich. Milwaukee, Wisc. Youngstown, Ohio Terre Haute, Ind. Champaign, Illinois KIWANIS CLUBS OF Chicago, Ill. Newark, N. J. Camden, N. J. Atlantic City, N. J. Battle Creek, Michigan EXCHANGE CLUBS OF Detroit Toledo Pontiac ADVERTISING CLUBS OF Buffalo, N. Y. Chicago, Illinois Rochester, N. Y. Omaha, Nebraska Portland, Oregon. MASONIC Scottish Rite—Indianapolis, St. Louis, Fort Wayne, South Bend. Shrine—St. Louis, Fort Wayne. WOMEN'S CLUBS Government Club, New York City. New York City Federation of Women's Clubs. Matinee Musical Club, Philadelphia. State Federation of Pennsylvania Women. Michigan Federation of Women. Women's Department Club, Indianapolis. Chicago D. A. R. Oak Park Women's Club. Englewood Women's Club, Chicago. Fort Wayne Women's Club. Roger's Park Women's Club, Chicago. Detroit Review Club.
|Title||Norman Allan Imrie: lecturer, toastmaster, after-dinner speaker|
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|Personal Name Subject||Imrie, Norman Allan|
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