Millions of Americans enjoy the love and companionship of their pets. Medical research is proving that the human/animal bond can also have a measurable and positive effect on our physical well-being. Meet Michael Hingson, a survivor of the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11, a very successful professional with 35 years of sales management and corporate management experience, a number one New York Times best-selling author, and a person who happens to be blind. As the human half of a guide dog team, who has worked with seven guide dogs over the past 48 years Michael is one of the world's foremost experts on the human animal bond. Michael will share with your audience some of his life stories growing up with guide dogs and how developing a strong relationship with his furry colleagues has enhanced his tools for success throughout his career. During this presentation Michael will tell the story of his escape from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and how he and his guide dog not only helped each other but helped many others to remain calm and escape. Michael will share with your audience methods he has developed and uses daily to focus on the task at hand and how to keep from being distracted by outside influences. Through his stories laced with humor and wit as well as a serious side Mike will show how we all can learn from animals whether we encounter them on the job or not. He will leave your audience pondering the question of why they haven't spent more time learning from some of the best teachers available to us – the animals in our lives. At the end of this presentation your audience will take away invaluable lessons and memories that will make them better workers, friends and colleagues, and better people to be around. Isn't that what we all want and our associates on and off the job? Book Michael Hingson now for your next event and experience the wit, entertainment, wisdom, and unique experience that he brings to every presentation he gives.