Speakers


JOE GARNER

Five-time New York Times Best Selling Author,
Expert in Popular Culture history,
Acclaimed Keynote speaker

WHEN IT COMES TO AMERICA’S POPULAR CULTURE, Joe Garner has now become its premiere chronicler. With his seminal work, We Interrupt This Broadcast, he combined his talents as a storyteller and historian to bring readers a fresh and fascinating experience of the landmark events that have shaped our times. His inspired pairing of broadcast footage with photographs and the written word sold nearly 700,000 copies and attained the New York Times bestseller list in two consecutive years.

Over the past fifteen years, he has produced several other bestsellers, including Stay Tuned: Television’s Unforgettable Moments; has documented celebrated events in sports with And the Crowd Goes Wild and And the Fans Roared; has honored Hollywood films with Now Showing: Unforgettable Moments From the Movies; has chronicled comedy, with Made You Laugh: The Funniest Moments in Comedy; and captured the milestone moments in NASCAR history in Speed, Guts & Glory. His most recent work, “100 YARDS OF GLORY” is a book and documentary about the greatest moments in NFL history, with Bob Costas, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It became a New York Times and USA Today bestseller in January, 2012.

Garner’s one-of-a-kind collections has made him a sought-after guest on radio and television, and he’s appeared regularly on NBC’s Today Show, Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends, Entertainment Tonight, and numerous others.

Garner has collaborated with such broadcast, entertainment and sports luminaries as Dustin Hoffman, Walter Cronkite, Bob Costas, Carl and Rob Reiner, Regis Philbin, NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon, Dick Van Dyke, and anchor Brian Williams to name a few.

unforgettable Keynote Presentation

JOE GARNER’S TRANSFORMATIONAL STORY of going from a casualty of downsizing to a five-time New York Times bestselling author is an inspiring account of full-blown reinvention, innovative resourcefulness and unrelenting perseverance.

In his dynamic multimedia presentation, Joe weaves his compelling personal story with his captivating behind-the-scenes accounts of pivotal moments from his books, interspersed with actual TV and film clips, and excerpts of his insightful interviews with the extraordinary people at the center of the defining moments.

Joe shares the lessons to be learned from these historic people and moments in mindset-shifting takeaways vital for navigating business and personal life in today’s ever-changing environment.

Given his vast volume of material, Joe is able to customize his presentation to your theme, your particular needs, group demographic, and your expectations.

What they’re saying about Joe

“Fascinating, stimulating, humorous, riveting, and parts of Joe’s presentation gave me goose bumps!” – Sanford D. Elsass, President and CEO at J.M. Woodworth Risk Retention Group, Inc.

“I’m a huge fan of Joe’s not only because of his remarkable and riveting stories, but because he brings such genuine heart and soul to his presentation. I highly recommend Joe Garner for your next event!” – Joe Calloway – National Speakers Association Hall of Fame member and author of Becoming a Category of One

“Joe Garner electrified our audience at the National Risk Retention Association’s annual conference recently. His masterful use of dramatic visual images combined with his personal delivery engaged the audience and was the highlight of our convention. What a guy! Book him as soon as you can. You’ll be glad you did.” – Mechlin Moore, Director-Communications, National Risk Retention Association

“The longest ovation I’ve ever seen for a conference speaker. Joe motivates your group with his personal success story as well as those of the icons he’s come to know. Joe relates! And be sure to leave time for Q/A when it gets even better.” – Bart Tessler, Executive Vice President, News and Talk Programming, Dial Global Radio, Inc.

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