901-754-9404
My List0

We've now made it easier for you to research and save your favorite keynotes speakers. Click on the + sign to add a speaker to your Speaker List and email your favorites to colleagues and friends.

Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer

    #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate, and seven other bestselling thrillers, Speaker on Leaving Your Legacy
Fee Range

$20,000 - $30,000

Travels From

New York

TEDxMIA - Brad Meltzer - How To Write Your Own Obituary

TEDxMIA - Brad Meltzer - How To Write Your Own Obituary

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, and well as seven other bestsellers. His first non-fiction book, Heroes For My Son – a collection of heroes throughout history, from Jim Henson, to Rosa Parks, to Thomas Jefferson – also rose quickly up the New York Times inspirational bestseller list. He is also the host of the hit History Channel series, Brad Meltzer’s Decoded—and is the number one selling author of the critically acclaimed comic books, Identity Crisis and Justice League of America, for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award. He is the first author to ever reach the #1 spot on both the New York Times and the Diamond comic book bestseller lists simultaneously.  

Brad Meltzer is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. His books have spent over eleven months on the bestseller lists, and have been translated into over 25 languages. Meltzer has played himself as an extra in Woody Allen's Celebrity and earned credit from Columbia Law School for writing his first book, which became The Tenth Justice. Before all of that, he got 24 rejection letters for his true first novel, which still sits on his shelf, published by Kinko's. 

*In partnership with WME Speakers

How To Be A Hero
On the night Brad Meltzer's first son was born, he began collecting heroes for his boy. And for nearly a decade, Meltzer studied these heroes throughout history. From Thomas Jefferson (who had the humility to never publicly take credit for writing the Declaration of Independence) to the Wright Brothers (who brought extra materials to every test flight, anticipating their own failure) to George Washington to Rosa Parks to Mr. Rogers, Meltzer reminds us that their stories are not about fame they're about what we are all capable of on our very best days. See why Meltzer's book on heroes from Jackie Robinson, to Abraham Lincoln, to Eleanor Roosevelt shot up the inspirational bestseller list. Let Meltzer teach you how to find (and be) the real hero in your life.

What Do You Want in Your Obituary?
When the Wall Street Journal told Brad that one of his charitable acts would be in his obituary, it sent Brad on a quest to find out what else might be there. As he delves into his own personal history, you'll go from Brad's family moving from Brooklyn to Miami with only $1,200 to their name, to the 24 rejection letters he got for his first novel, to his climb to the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List and his own television show. But along the way, Brad delves into the obituaries of other famous Americans -- and proves that your life isn't nearly as important as your legacy. Hear the funny, inspiring, and always entertaining adventure, with a truly incredible ending that will inspire all who hear it. 

Speaking Topics:

Related Speakers

Julius Erving, Legends Speaker

Julius Erving

Three-time MVP of Pro Basketball

Brad Smart, Parenting / Family Speaker

Brad Smart

Hire

Bernice King, Speaker

Bernice King

Minister

Cheryl Richardson, Inspiration Speaker

Cheryl Richardson

Lead Coach for Oprah Winfrey's "Lifestyle Makeover Series" and Best-Selling Author of "Take Time for Your Life" & "Stand Up for Your Life"

Justin Forsett - Executive Speakers Bureau

Justin Forsett

NFL Pro Bowler

Boris Brott, Motivation Speaker

Boris Brott

Symphony and Opera Conductor

Tim Clue - Speaker

Tim Clue

Humorous Motivational Speaker & Host

Henry Patterson speaker

Henry Patterson

The UK’s Youngest Serial Entrepreneur and Business Author

Gary Zelesky, Speaker

Gary Zelesky

The Passion Expert

David Nour, Business Trends Speaker

David Nour

Global Thought Leader

David Meerman Scott, Speaker

David Meerman Scott

Marketing & Sales Strategist  

Craig Karges, Magic Speaker

Craig Karges

The “Extraordinist” an Award-Winning Entertainer and Illusionist

Testimonials

“I am banging my head against the wall right now for all the times I have done this without using Executive Speakers Bureau. This ..

Clorox Client

"The conference was an immense hit – we certainly raised the bar in our company on how conferences are planned and executed. You and yo..

Testimonials | Benchmark Global Hospitality | Executive Speakers

"Johnny Cupcakes was a hit last night! Thank you both so much for all of your assistance through this process, it has been such a positi..

Johnny Cupcakes | Testimonials | Executive Speakers

"You all were awesome to work with and helped make my life easier when planning these events. Thanks so much!” 

 

Testimonial

"Thanks so much for working on this engagement with us. It’s been a very pleasant experience. We will definitely include ESB in our sea..

Testimonial

"They have booked me to speak at events for over a decade and their professional approach and client focus is unmatched in the industry. I am..

Garrison Wynn, Sales Speaker

"Thank you, both, for making last night possible! You have been such a Joy to work with and I appreciate everything you did for us! I can't s..

Salvation Army

Our bank has held an annual business and economic conference for the past 9 years.  We have worked with Executive Speakers every year an..

I’ve used the services of a number of speakers bureaus in the past. However, my current experience working with the Executive Speakers ..

I want to thank you for all of your assistance you and Jenny were wonderful. If it had not been for you sending me suggestions I would not ha..

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call to discuss how we can you help find the right speaker(s) for your organization.

Get Ideas in 1 hour or less

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in one hour or less.

Please fill in information below