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The presentation people are raving about:

"Very strong and interesting presentation! Changed my conception of life and helped me envision my life's purpose. Loved it!"

"WOW! Blown away at the depth of thought and insight."


"Good poem at the end, very humble presenter, valuable presentation."

"Extraordinary and educational, delivered by a very intelligent man."


"I learned a lot and loved it. I enjoyed the poem that Hal wrote and shared at the end."

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The Most Important Thing You Don't Know

About Hal Blackwell

Hal Blackwell is an accomplished author, speaker, and futurist. He has appeared on Fox Business News, lectured at the Clemson University School of Entrepreneurship, the George Dean Johnson School of Business at the University of South Carolina, and shared his observations and insights on many national media outlets. 

Hal's family, part of the Scots-Irish migration, settled in what was Union County, South Carolina on the Broad River in the year 1767. He was born in the hospital and graduated from the high school in his hometown of Union.

After graduating from the University of South Carolina with degrees in Real Estate Finance and Economics (though he is ardent Clemson Tiger Football fan), Hal began his career as a Business Sales Representative at Liberty Mutual Insurance marketing loss-driven Workers Compensation programs. Hal's success at Liberty Mutual led him to the position of President of Cornerstone Insurance Group.

In 2006 Cornerstone was sold to Palmetto Insurance and Hal accepted a position as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. His experience at Merrill Lynch during the 2008 financial crisis provided the fodder for his bestselling book, Secrets of the Skim (copyright 2010, Amazon). 

Hal's literary career has afforded many opportunities. He submitted a white paper on inherent conflicts in the wealth management industry to North Carolina Senator Kay Hagen which influenced the Dodd Frank Financial Reform Act. 

As the principle at H.E. Blackwell Advisors, Hal has consulted with many business of all sizes requiring representation in the private equity arena. He has consulted on the purchaser side of several large mergers that include of two of Florida's largest newspapers, Cinderblock Merc and Band Merc (a division of LiveNation) and interest in the renewable fuels industry. He was elected to the Board of Directors of East Coast Ethanol.

Recently, Hal has embark on new literary frontiers that explore his interest in the history of western philosophical thought and his deep faith in Reformed Christian doctrine.

Hal brings to his audiences new ideas and thought provoking questions in an entertaining, secular presentation which is appropriate for vast array of learners concerned with many varied interest. 

Book Hal now to speak to your group or at your event. Your patron will be forever grateful for your selection.  

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