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CEO and Founder of Afterburner, Inc. Awarded Prestigious Top5 Speaker Designation for Team Building and Leadership

Speakers Platform Recognizes Jim "Murph" Murphy as Top5 2012 Keynote Speakers Honoree on

Atlanta, Ga. - Feb 14, 2012 - Jim "Murph" Murphy, founder and CEO of Afterburner, Inc., a leading corporate team building, training and consulting firm based in Atlanta, Ga., and the global authority on the Flawless Execution℠ model, was recently awarded a prestigious 2012 Top5 Speaker Designation for the category of Team Building and Leadership. The designation was awarded by Speakers Platform, one of the most prominent keynote speakers bureaus in the United States.

Established in 1994, Speakers Platform provides access to professional, top-rated keynote speakers and trainers on a variety of topics, including sales, business, economy, team building, leadership, communication, innovation and more. Every year, Speakers Platform recognizes five keynote speakers, within ten popular topic areas, based on expertise, professionalism, presentation skills, original contribution to the field and public votes received at the website. Over 13,000 votes were cast from business leaders, educators, association members and others from around the world.

Jim "Murph" Murphy was awarded the Top5 Speaker Designation for the category of Team Building and Leadership, for which Afterburner, Inc. is well-known. "Murph" utilizes his signature Flawless ExecutionSM model to improve corporate efficiency, communication and teamwork, with a variety of motivational leadership development keynote speeches and events. The CEO and founder of Afterburner, Inc. plans and facilitates experiential team building and leadership development workshops with his team of experienced fighter pilot keynote speakers around the nation, utilizing his experience in the U.S. Air Force and the Georgia Air National Guard to teach companies the zero-tolerance-for-error Flawless Execution℠ methodology.

"Murph" has flown successful missions to Central America, Asia, the Middle East and Central Europe. He and Afterburner's experienced team of keynote speakers have shared the podium with a variety of prominent speakers, including Bill Clinton, Terry Bradshaw, Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. Through "Murph's" leadership, Afterburner has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek and Newsweek, with numerous television features, including appearances on CNN, Fox News and Bloomberg News. "Murph" has also been named one of Atlanta's top 50 entrepreneurs by Catalyst Magazine, and has spoken about team building and leadership development at many prestigious business schools worldwide, including Cornell, Harvard, Emory and Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

"I am thrilled and honored to receive a Top5 Speaker Designation on behalf of Afterburner, Inc.," said Jim "Murph" Murphy. "Our leadership development keynote speeches and experiential team building events are designed to impact and align any team, allowing individuals to focus on the most important business process improvement initiatives. I am exceptionally proud to receive this award, as it proves that Afterburner's powerful Flawless Execution℠ methodology positively impacts and affects the team building and leadership development initiatives of our past and present clients."

To learn more about Afterburner's Flawless ExecutionSM model, or to schedule an experiential team building or leadership development event with our team of fighter pilot keynote speakers, call 404-835-3500 or visit For more information about the Speakers Platform Top5 Speaker Designation 2012 honorees, visit

About Afterburner Empower

Afterburner is a group of elite military professionals and military fighter pilots who train leaders to use Flawless Execution tools and techniques. Staying alive and prospering in today's hostile business environment is a necessary skill - but most companies don't have it. With a proven track record of success, Afterburner is skilled in creating ROI in companies around the world. Producing some of the highest impact keynotes and employee team building programs available, Afterburner helps companies stay focused on Flawless Execution principles, including Empower, which highlights keynote speeches and the legendary "Afterburner Day" team-building experience. For more information on Empower, please visit


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