Herbert V. Prochnow

Herbert V. Prochnow


Born
in The United States
May 19, 1897

Died
September 29, 1998

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Herbert Victor Prochnow

Herbert V. Prochnow (May 19, 1897 – September 29, 1998) was a U.S. banking executive, noted toastmaster, and author during the middle 20th Century. As Vice President of the First National Bank of Chicago, Prochnow wrote several popular books on public speaking. He also wrote epigrams and anecdotes that appeared in The Saturday Evening Post and Reader's Digest.

Quotes:

"A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations. They have the best implements of war."
"The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work."
"'Company policy' means there's no understandable reason for this action."
"A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts."

Bibliography:

The Toastmaster's Handbook (Prent
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The Complete Toast-Master

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The Public Speaker's Treasu...

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Dictionary of Wit, Wisdom a...

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1001 Ways To Improve Your C...

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Inspirational Thoughts on t...

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Jokes, Quotes And One Liners

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Speaker's and Toastmaster's...

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The Successful Speaker's Ha...

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700 Illustrations & Ideas Spea

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