Larry James started his talking career in 1987 and works as a full-time professional speaker, author, and networking coach. He worked within the broadcasting industry for 12 years and was a popular radio personality during the 1960s and ’70s. He has won multiple accolades during this time for his shows on the radio. Larry remembers that he made his first sales call when he was 10 years old. Ever since then, he identified his interest in networking and sales and has been pursuing it. He is a preferred networking coach thanks to his clear and well thought out presentations on important business networking topics. He has been a proponent of inspiring by example and is someone who walks the talk.
As a coach, he is committed and acknowledges that he is responsible to practice what he teaches. This is why he has decided to share his valuable insights and networking tips through Ten Commitments of Networking. Larry has been solely responsible for developing at least 10 networking groups in Oklahoma. The first business networking group, The Tulsa Business Connection was set up on June 4th, 1985. He had supported to set up 9 other networking groups during his time in Tulsa. This explains why he has been popularly called “America’s Guru of Networking.”
He lives by the statement “Helping others help themselves” and follows this mantra in all his networking activities. He shares his knowledge and ideas freely with anyone who is interested in learning how to improve themselves. Larry is a Charter member and past president of the National Speakers Association – Oklahoma. He has also been on the board of directors of the National Speakers Association – Arizona. Additionally, he is the president of CelebrateLove.com.
He works as a Personal relationship coach for high functioning singles and couples and helps the couple who are ready to work to improve their relationships. Larry is also a relationship coach who has been featured in ABC TV’s show The View with Barbara Walters. He has also been quoted in multiple magazines such as Cosmopolitan, InSight, Red Book, Complete Woman, Modern Bride, and other magazines. He has also contributed articles to Living Solo, Elite, Real Estate Today, Singles in Sight, Friends and Lovers: The Relationships, Single Today and various other lifestyle magazines.
Larry had previously worked with Dr. John Gray, author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus and served on the staff for 8 years. During his tenure, he also hosted the popular Mars and Venus Chat Room on America online. Larry is also a trained facilitator who conducts Mars and Venus Seminars and is the associate producer of the Mars and Venus radio show.
He has also authored books such as "How to Really Love the One You're With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship!", "LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing!", "Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers" and "Ten Commitments of Networking: Creative Ways to Maximize Your Personal Connections"