Speaker Biography:
Joel Saltzman

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(aka Joel Saltzman)



"Witty & rewarding."
—People Magazine

BEST Educational
& Training Audio

—National Audie Award

"Crazy like a fox."

—Chicago Tribune

Joel Saltzman is the creator of the Shake That Brain!® system — for transformative business solutions. The author
of four Best Sellers, his latest book is Shake That Brain!: How to Create Winning Solutions and Have FUN While You're at It (Wiley, 2006).

A former comedian, Joel delivers a 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.) His refreshingly original approach has inspired organizations as diverse as Grey Advertising International, Harley Davidson, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and Warner Bros. Studios.

Joel's audiences learn specific steps for discovering extraordinary solutions - in areas ranging from sales, marketing, and product development ... to ethics, team building and how to deliver killer presentations. People leave with a bounce in their 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 cool" by his ten-year-old son.

Joel began his career in advertising, working for Young & Rubicam in New York. He moved to California to write for the sitcoms "Perfect Strangers" and "The Robert Guillaume Show." 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 300,000 copies sold) to authoring The Worst Salesman in the World (less than 300,000 copies sold).

Joel has appeared on CNN, Leeza and more that 500 radio shows. In 2000, he won a National Audie Award for "Best Education and Training Audio." Joel graduated from Cornell University and has taught at UCLA. He lives in San Diego with his wife, son, and "Tux the Wonder Dog."
Writing under the name J.S. Salt, Joel created the National 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. From time to time Joel also appears as "Bobo-The-Baker," teaching children the benefits of good nutrition.