The 2018 youth of the year for the Boys and Girls Club of Van Buren will be announced Monday at the second annual Leadership Luncheon.

By invitation only, the event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Commons at Van Buren High School.

The club’s youth of the year will advance to the state youth of the year competition, which will be in Little Rock in February, according to Cindy Faldon, BGCVB executive director.

During Monday’s program, club donors and volunteers will be recognized.

Guest speaker will be Tim David, author of Magic Worlds and True Influence.

Faldon said David is best known for his wildly entertaining delivery style and mastery of presenting information in a way that is remembered and applied long after he leaves the building.

His work has been featured in Harvard Business Review,, Huffington Post, Forbes, the NY Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Today Show, Investor’s Business Daily, and hundreds of other news and media outlets around the world. He also hosts The Studies Show Podcast.

With more than 10 years of speaking, mentoring, writing, and most importantly real-world, in-the-trenches business experience, David addresses his frustration with what is happening to the quality of human connection.

David says his science-based approach is radically different from standard leadership, sales, or communication training as it was honed during his years as a professional and international award-winning “brain science magician” and perfected while working with top companies and organizations from almost every state in the U.S. and around the world.

“Strong human connection makes you more memorable, likable, and influential, which is something everyone wants, but few people realize is a learned skill and not an innate gift,” David said. “In short, anyone can discover simple ways to improve the quality and power of human connection in their life.”