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This is my personal website...

Hello, I'm Dr. Rick Kirschner.  Typically, and because I'm an entrepreneur who depends on such things for my livelihood, I'm defined by what I do or what I've done.  You know, bestselling author, speaker, trainer and coach, and so on.  But here, I'm just Rick, or Ricky if you count yourself as my friend or part of my family.  

Using the tabs above, you gain access to some personal photos and music, along with my original humor site from the 1990s.  Note: If you don't get the old jokes, no problem, because...well, they're old.  In that case, just have a laugh at what I used to think was funny!   

You will also find links to Dr. K's blog and to  a free offer (a 14 lesson mini persuasion course, along with an entertaining yet practical one hour audio on Dealing With People You Can't Stand that I made some years ago, when my voice was higher and my rate of speech was faster. 

Want to learn more about my business in speaking, training and coaching? (You know you do!)  Just follow the link to The Art of Change website, the professional site for Dr. Rick Kirschner, and follow the links to drill down on my topics, outlines, media material, etc.  One last item: If you want a complimentary 12 issue newsletter subscription (each issue contains a single article on communication, conflict resolution and persuasion) follow this link.

I hope you enjoy this collection of my stuff.  If you're curious to see the old site that used to live here, click on this link.   

What follows below is a third person biographical bit, copied and pasted from elsewhere.

About Dr. Kirschner:

Rick Kirschner is a communications expert, bestselling author, business trainer, international speaker and executive coach. He has presented to and consulted with many of the world's best known organizations, including Heineken, NASA, Providence Health Systems, Starbucks, Texas Instruments and numerous others.  He is the author of the comprehensive communication training audio and books Insider's Guide To The Art Of Persuasion, and the Hyperion book, How To Click With People: The Secret To Better Relationships In Business And In Life,  along with other bestselling books including the coauthored work and international bestseller Dealing With People You Can't Stand: How To Bring Out The Best In People At Their Worst, released as a third revised edition in 2012, with over 2 million copies sold.

He is on the faculty of the Institute for Management Studies, and is a thought leader with Athena Online and CanDoGo learning systems. He blogs fresh content on Dr. K's blog each week, offering ideas and strategies to increase influence and improve persuasive interactions, along with insights into world events and politics as relates to persuasive communication, and the occasional commentary on the latest technology.   

Unless otherwise noted, all material ©Dr. Rick Kirschner, The Art of Change Skills For life