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Joel Saltzman

Best Selling Author & High Octane Speaker
  • Founder and publisher of Shake It! Books
  • Prolific author, including several New York Times best sellers
  • Interviewed on CNN, NPR, and over 500 radio shows
  • Refreshingly energetic and humorous presentations on leadership, decision making, and problem solving
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Joel Saltzman is a speaker, facilitator and consultant who teaches people in business to Shake That Brain! ® -- for winning solutions AND lots of fun. And it's not just "Rah, rah, you-can-do-it!" stuff. Joel reveals specific steps you can take to discover extraordinary solutions. Easily. Consistently. And economically.

The author of more than a dozen books, Joel gives out free books like mad during each presentation as part of his high-octane, high-content program-filled with laughter, learning, the breaking of delicate objects and the shattering of everyday assumptions. (Also included: On-stage brain surgery.) You'll leave with a smile on your face, a bounce in your step, and the ability to generate and implement bold new ideas. No wonder his work has been called "Witty and rewarding" by People Magazine and "really, really great" by his ten-year-old son.

What's Joel's latest book? Shake That Brain!: How to Create Winning Solutions And Have FUN While You're at It.

The founder and publisher of Shake It! Books, Joel knows the rewards and challenges of business first hand-from creating the popular "team-building" relationship series, How To Be The Almost Perfect Husband: By Wives Who Know and How To Be The Almost Perfect Wife: By Husbands Who Know (more than 500,000 copies sold) to authoring The Worst Salesman in the World (less than 500,000 copies sold).

His first book, If You Can Talk, You Can Write, became a Best Seller for Warner Books and a selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club. In 2000, his audio recording of the book won him a national Audie Award for "Best Educational & Training Audio."

As J.S. Salt he created the Best Seller, Always Kiss Me Good Night: Instructions on Raising The Perfect Parent by 147 Kids Who Know, a book that continues to rank among the "Top 10 Gift Books" for Random House.

Joel began his career in New York with the advertising agency Young & Rubicam. Moving to Hollywood, he wrote sitcoms for Perfect Strangers and The Robert Guillaume Show, and sold screenplays to Warner Bros. Studios. He also served time as a stand up comedian.

Joel has been a guest on Leeza (twice) and has been interviewed on CNN, NPR, and more than 500 radio shows.

A graduate of Cornell University, he's taken post-graduate courses in psychology at New York University and The New School for Social Research, and he's taught at UCLA.

A transplanted New Yorker, Joel lives with his wife, son and "Tux-the-Wonder-Dog" in California.

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