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Frederick J. Knapp

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The creator of FKA Seminars, Frederick J. Knapp received his degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin (Madison). He did post-graduate work there and at Columbia College in Chicago.

Following two years as an officer in the U.S. Army, Fred joined Sears, Roebuck & Company. After work at the Eau Claire and Madison, Wisconsin, stores he was placed in the management development program at the Sears headquarters in Chicago. After various assignments over a five year period, he resigned to become the leading new product spokesman for major companies worldwide.

Fred starred as spokesman and singer for the Broadway-type stage shows which introduced new Buick and Ford cars to their dealers in America, including Lee Iaccoca's first Mustang and Honda's first car in America. He also introduced new products for DuPont, AT&T, IBM, Sony, Monsanto, Oldsmobile, Sylvania, Volkswagen and GE. He was also featured in numerous television commercials.

For the past 25 years Fred has worked with over 64,500 executives, managers and sales executives from a wide array of national and international concerns. He has coached the CEOs of 31 corporations as well as top level corporate officers, diplomats and managers from 29 foreign countries.

Fred has addressed business conferences and conventions. He has helped officers, directors, and managers prepare for their high visibility appearances before the media, government committees, stockholders and financial analysts. He has helped government administrators with their departmental briefings and appearances before the media. His counsel has been sought by the White House and he has coached candidates for political office.

Frederick Knapp Associates work has been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal Book of Chief Executive Style, Roger Axtell's The Do's and Taboo's of Public Speaking, New York Magazine, New York Post, New York Newsday, Philadelphia Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The PR Journal, Psychology Today, The Sales Executive, Self Magazine, Stern Magazine, Successful Meetings, TWA's Ambassador Magazine, various trade journals and on WABC, WNBC, WNYC, Fox News Channel 5 New York, CNN, CNBC, Japanese and Australian business television, among others.

Fred is a member of the National Speakers Association, the Sales & Marketing Executives Club, American Society of Training & Development, American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild and is listed in Personalities of America, second edition.


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