Schultz Fires Up Conclave College Crowd
June 27, 2008 at 12:14 PM (PT)
Syndicated progressive talker ED SCHULTZ delivered the afternoon keynote at the CONCLAVE LEARNING CONFERENCE's CONCLAVE COLLEGE in MINNEAPOLIS FRIDAY, doling out advice for aspiring radio professionals and managers alike, talking about his love of challenges and dealing with naysayers like the manager he said signed his release from a local FARGO contract to allow him to go into syndication and then crumpled it into a ball and threw it at SCHULTZ, asserting, "You'll never make it."
In a speech that often took the form of a coach's pep talk, SCHULTZ exhorted managers to encourage risk-taking and new ideas. "You want dreamers," said SCHULTZ, whose show is distributed by DIAL GLOBAL (formerly JONES RADIO NETWORKS). "You want believers. You want passion."
SCHULTZ, who told the audience that he taped a television pilot sitting in the late TIM RUSSERT's chair in WASHINGTON on THURSDAY, joked, "How come this didn't happen to me when I was 40?" but answered, "I wasn't ready."