Scott S. Weiss is CEO and Owner of Speakeasy, a globally renowned communication consulting firm established in 1974 with offices in Atlanta, San Francisco, New York and Amsterdam, as well as ongoing operations in Chicago, Boston, Hong Kong, Bangalore, Dubai, and Mumbai India. The company works with executives and teams in developing the impact and effectiveness of their communication capabilities, both internally with staff and externally with their clients. Last year the company worked with some 5000 executives in 10 different countries. Weiss is the author of the Axiom Business Book Gold Medal Winner and Amazon bestselling book DARE! “Accepting the Challenge of Trusting Leadership.” He is also a frequent guest blogger, and has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, CNN Money, Inc., Investor’s Business Daily, and numerous business blogs. Weiss additionally is a frequent guest speaker at a variety of industry conferences and radio talk shows. Prior to joining Speakeasy in 1994, Weiss served for ten years at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (Time Warner) as an Executive Vice President in charge of satellite distribution for the Turner networks domestically, as well as involvement in many network development projects including creating the CNN Airport Channel and CNN Local Edition. In addition to Turner Broadcasting, Weiss also served four years as Senior Vice President for Southmark CRCA, a New York Stock Exchange financial service and investment banking firm. Weiss is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus for the T. Howard Foundation, a Washington D.C. non-profit, that promotes diversity in the broadcast and electronic media industries. He has served as an “Emmy” voting member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) for some 25 years, and formerly served on the Board of Advisors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Entrepreneur Organization of Atlanta, the Emory University Board of Visitors, and was a Founding Board member of Start Up Atlanta. Weiss attended Michigan State University where he received his degree from the College of Communications Arts and Sciences and has served as an adjunct professor at the Georgia Tech School of Management. He resides in Jupiter, Florida with his wife Marci of 32 years; they are parents to three young adults.