Years and years ago, I had read the story of Patrick Combs cashing the $95,000 junk mail check. I had seen a link to it somwhere recently and just reread the whole thing. I think it was circa 1997 when I first ran across the story. In the meantime, it seems like he has really played it up. Since he is a speaker by trade, the whole adventure just gave him a different subject to speak about. I’m serious about getting into the speaker business myself. Over the next few months that isn’t the highest priority, but soonish I want to get the ball rolling. Maybe I’ll start with a presentation at a local users group. There are plenty of topics I could talk on, so I’ll just pick a couple and pitch them.