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Creativity/Innovation | Customer Service | Motivation | Sales
Joel Saltzman teaches people in business to "Shake That Brain!" and discover solutions for maximum profit. It's not just "Rah, rah, you-can-do-it!" stuff; Joel Saltzman reveals specific steps people can take to discover extraordinary solutions for increasing sales, broadening their market, and improving the health and vitality of both their business and personal lives. Audiences leave with smiles on their faces, and the ability to generate and implement bold new ideas.
Joel Saltzman, the author of more than a dozen books including 4 best sellers, is a former comedian who delivers a high-content program filled with laughter, learning, the breaking of delicate objects and the shattering of everyday assumptions. (Also included: On-stage brain surgery.) No wonder his work has been called "witty and rewarding" by People Magazine.
The founder and publisher of Shake It! Books, Joel Saltzman knows the rewards and challenges of business first hand, from creating the popular "team-building" relationship series, How To Be the Almost Perfect Husband and How To Be the Almost Perfect Wife (more than 250,000 copies sold) to authoring The Worst Salesman in the World (less than 250,000 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.
Writing under the name J.S. Salt, Joel Saltzman 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 Saltzman began his career in New York, writing, directing, and producing films for the March of Dimes and the American Foundation for the Blind. He won a U.S. Industrial Film Festival Award and produced commercials for the advertising agency Young & Rubicam. Moving to Hollywood, Joel Saltzman wrote sitcoms for Perfect Strangers and The Robert Guillaume Show, and sold screenplays to Warner Bros. Studios and TeleImage (France). He also wrote, among other books for Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Daffy Duck's unauthorized biography, I'm Okay, You're Dithpicable! Joel Saltzman has performed as a stand up comedian and been interviewed on more than 500 radio shows.
A graduate of Cornell University, Joel Saltzman has taken post-graduate courses in psychology at New York University and The New School for Social Research, and has taught at Santa Monica City College and UCLA. He currently teaches writing and public speaking at Greater Thousand Oaks Telecommunity (GTOC).
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