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Widely Acclaimed Author to Speak at ECU

Bestselling author Sam Parker will speak at East Carolina University on Nov. 10 as part of the Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series, hosted by the College of Business. The public is invited to attend this free event, which will begin at 3:30 pm in Wright Auditorium.

Parker is the co-author of "212° the extra degree," a bestselling classic in the field of motivational books. He is also the author of "Smile & Move" and "SalesTough." In 1998, Parker cofounded Richmond-based Give More Media, Inc., a group that produces and publishes information, ideas, and inspirational content.  He also worked as a salesman for more than a decade in various industries – including office products, financial services, pharmaceuticals, joint replacements, and software.  

For more information about Sam Parker, visit his web site at

The Cunanan Leadership Speaker Series is made possible by a gift from alumni Steve and Ellen Cunanan of Richboro, Pa.  Matching funds are also provided by the Johnson & Johnson Foundation.  The Series brings distinguished leaders to Greenville, representing for-profit and non-profit firms, entrepreneurial activities, government, and public affairs. Topics highlight leadership, professional development, ethics, and the role of business in modern society.



This story appeared originally in the Oct. 29, 2010 issue of Pieces of Eight. An archived version of that issue is available at