V.J. SMITH grew up in the small town of Eureka, SD. He graduated from South Dakota State University and considers himself fortunate to have served as Executive Director of the SDSU Alumni Association.
A professional speaker for more than a decade, Smith gives presentations to businesses, organizations and schools throughout the United States. As for his speaking ability, he credits that with growing up with three brothers and four sisters. “You had to learn to talk loud and fast or you didn’t get much to eat,” he muses. Smith peppers his talks with anecdotes as he feels that storytelling is the best way for him to connect with his audiences.