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Speakers Platform Awards CEO of Afterburner, Inc. with 2011 Top5 Speaker Designation in Corporate Team Building

Jim "Murph" Murphy Earns Prestigious Keynote Speakers' Honor from Prominent National Speakers Bureau

Atlanta, GA - March 9, 2011 - Afterburner, Inc., a corporate team building and training firm in Atlanta, Georgia, is pleased to announce that its CEO and founder, Jim "Murph" Murphy, has been awarded the Top5 Speaker designation in Team Building by Speakers Platform. The annual awards, presented by the highly respected national speakers bureau, recognize five keynote speakers within fifteen popular areas and highlight excellence in public speaking.

Speakers Platform is one of the nation's leading full-service speakers bureaus, and promotes top-rated speakers and trainers within a variety of fields and topics. The national speakers bureau recognizes Top5 honorees based upon: expertise, professionalism, innovation within the topic area, client testimonials and references, presentation skills, original contribution to the field, and public votes. Voters were able to submit comments regarding their selection of the corporate team building nominees, and many expressed the substantive level at which the keynote speakers improved their personal and professional lives. Over 14,000 votes were received at the organization's website from business leaders, educators, association members, and others from around the world.

"The Speakers Platform is one of the leading and most well-respected national speakers bureaus, and it is an honor to have been awarded this prestigious designation," said James "Murph" Murphy, CEO and founder of Afterburner, Inc. "Furthermore, it is exciting to note that this keynote speakers award was voted upon by members of the general public, and that it demonstrates Afterburner's value and effectiveness with our corporate team building clients." To learn more about Murph's recognition within the Speakers Platform's Top5 awards, visit To discover how Afterburner can help you revolutionize your business processes through seminars, consulting, safety training, and placement, visit or call 404-835-3500.

About Afterburner, Inc.

Founded in 1996 by Jim "Murph" Murphy, a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, Afterburner, Inc.'s team of elite military professionals and military fighter pilots has trained over 1.5 million managers and executives in the simple, scalable, continuous improvement processes of Flawless Execution, a strategic quality management model developed by the company from both business experiences and strategic, tactical military execution. Through the program's Three E's - Empower, Equip, and Embed, Afterburner provides keynote speeches, its legendary "Afterburner Day" team-building experience, consulting, software services, and placing certified military professionals within its base. The company's client list includes over 23% of the U.S. Fortune 500, and has landed on Inc. Magazine's "Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Companies" twice and has been featured regularly in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek.


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