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Lyman Kent Steil, American professional speaker, consultant and communications expert.


Steil, Lyman Kent was born on July 23, 1938 in Albert Lea, Minnesota, United States. Son of Leland Kenneth and Gretchen (Johnston) Steil.


Associate of Arts, University Minnesota, 1962. Bachelor of Science, University Minnesota, 1964. Master of Arts, University Minnesota, 1969.

Doctor of Philosophy, Wayne State University, 1977.


Teacher New Lenox (Illinois) High School, 1964-1965. Teaching assistant University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1965-1966. Instructor speech communications, director debate/forensics Macalaster College, St. Paul, 1966-1971.

Chairman speech communication division department rhetoric University Minnesota, 1972-1982. President Communication Consultant Associated, 1962-1979, Communication Development Inc., St. Paul, since 1979. Lecturer communication Minnesota Bureau Criminal Apprehension, St. Paul, 1975-1980.

Member faculty extension and continuing education University Minnesota, St. Paul, 1973-1982. Chairman board directors International Listening Institute, St. Paul.



Served with United States Navy, 1956-1959. Member National Speakers Association (CPAE award 1985), Minnesota National Speakers Association (board directors 1983-1987), International Listening Association (founder, president 1979-1981, executive director 1983-1985, named to Listening Hall of Fame 1985), Achievers United States of America (founder, chairman since 1987).


Married DeAnna Therese Halvorson, July 27, 1963. Children: Scott Alan, Sara Ann, Stacy Leigh.

Leland Kenneth Steil

Gretchen (Johnston) Steil

DeAnna Therese Halvorson

Scott Alan Steil

Sara Ann Steil

Stacy Leigh Steil