Popular Speaking Topics
- The Ten NC Governors I Have Known – humorous insights, as well as observations from inside, about Governors Sanford through Cooper
- Humor in the Classroom – true stories and actual experiences in the classroom during Phil’s visits to 750 public schools in North Carolina as the chairman of the State Board of Education, as well as a few from his service in the North Carolina General Assembly and Governors’ offices.
- Leadership – Phil has presentations on many aspects of leadership and can tailor the speech to the audience’s expectations and needs, including:
- How Can Business Help Shape Public Policy
- How to Make Your Business and Local Chamber More Effective
Phil also speaks on education reform, economic development, business involvement in education, North Carolina’s growing wine industry, and North Carolina travel and tourism.
A popular choice for graduations and commencements, Phil has spoken to more than 50 graduating classes including grade, middle and high schools; universities and community colleges; prison culinary classes and leadership programs.