Ed Foreman is a Legend

Pictured above at the Speaker Legend's Award Banquet is Don Thoren presenting the award to Ed Foreman.

Pictured above at the Speaker Legend's Award Banquet is Don Thoren presenting the award to Ed Foreman.


Ed Foreman is now “officially” a legend. On August 23rd, 2008, Ed Foreman received a standing ovation as he was honored with a “Legends of the Speaking Profession” Lifetime Achievement Award at the 21st Veteran Speakers Retreat in Hagerstown, MD.

Since 2000, this award has been given annually at the Veteran Speakers Retreat to honor a very select group of veteran speakers. To receive the award, a speaker must have a minimum of 20 years as a professional speaker, be of outstanding national/international stature, be a responsible public citizen, and must have made unique contributions to the platform and to the speaking profession. The final selections for this award are voted on by former recipients.

Other speakers chosen to be awarded this year along with Ed Foreman, were Jim Cathcart, Danny Cox, Mike McKinley, Joe Batten (posthumous), and Dr. Ken McFarland (posthumous). Past “Legends” include greats like Earl Nightingale (2007) and Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (2006).

Ed Foreman also holds the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE), the highest honor bestowed by the National Speakers Association. This award is held by fewer than 100 people worldwide.

Ed is one of only eight people to receive the Distinguished Faculty Award of the Institute For Management Studies.

There are very few speakers, if any, who are better qualified to motivate, inspire, and teach by their own example, than Ed Foreman.

One Response to Ed Foreman is a Legend

  • Jim Cathcart says:

    I was honored to be there with Ed and to witness, yet again, his brilliance and clarity on what makes life work. Ed is an inspiration on so many levels. I’m really glad that we got the Legends award in the same year.

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