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Nido Qubein Named to Top Ten Best Communicators for 2005

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 16, 2006 - One of the country's leading and largest communications training firms, San Francisco-based Decker Communications, has named High Point University President Nido Qubein to its Top Ten Communicators of 2005 list, alongside such prestigious names as Pope John Paul, Condoleezza Rice, Oprah Winfrey and Steve Jobs.

The entire list – and its counterpart, The Top Ten Worst Communicators of 2005 – can be found at

"I am honored and humbled to be included as one of the Top Ten Best Communicators of 2005," said Qubein. "It is one of my core beliefs that good communication skills are essential for success."

Qubein is number nine on the list, and the firm calls him "a remarkable success story," citing how he came to this country as a teenager with $50 and no contacts and worked his way up to becoming one of America's leading business consultants, a best selling author, internationally known speaker and successful entrepreneur.

The other top 10 communicators are: 1. Steve Jobs; 2. Oprah Winfrey; 3. Pope John Paul; 4. Condoleezza Rice; 5. Patrick Fitzgerald; 6. Charles Schwab; 7. Bono; 8. Janet Parshall; and 10. Malcolm Gladwell.

Decker Communications Inc. is an executive development firm, specializing in communications training and coaching for executives and leaders. National communications expert, commentator on NBC's Today show, author and professional speaker Bert Decker founded the company in 1979.