More than 300,000 financial advisors in the United States provide saving, investing and retirement advice, but only one made the top ten of the Forbes 2013 list of the most influential celebrities: Suze Orman.
Orman was very influential in helping me develop my theories and techniques as a communication specialist. I was a television business journalist when I first interviewed Orman (She was a bestselling author at the time, but had yet to become a regular on Oprah or have her own show on CNBC). Several years later I interviewed her for my first book on communication and public speaking skills. In getting to know Orman I observed that inspiring speakers are passionate, authentic, and have the courage to communicate simply.