J. Craig Klope launched a celebrity talk show from the spare bedroom of his apartment while he was still in his twenties. He didn't know it was impossible to tackle such a feat without any prior experience so he proceeded to make it happen. Against all odds, he landed interviews with some of the biggest names in entertainment and the show became syndicated nationwide. In each speech, Craig shares the story of this amazing journey as well as in depth conversations of motivation, humor and inspiration from celebrities like Art Linkletter, Glen Campbell, Buddy Ebsen and Oliver North.
This fall, Craig will be sharing this amazing adventure in his new book, "Celebrities in my Guestroom."
Some may look at Craig and think he's a quiet guy that couldn't be funny; but never judge a book by its cover! I've heard a few of Craig's stories, jokes and speeches; he's very funny, intellectual and inspiring. He's the type of engaging speaker that can hold your attention for hours. Some of the memorable conversations I remember were about the days he interviewed celebrities from his basement. Who does that or would think to? Only Craig!!!
Having seen Craig's performances and his interaction with people for years I can truly say there is no one else like him. A master storyteller that can make any situation into a night of nonstop laughs and a man who also can bring to life any room and audience. Cannot recommend this man more highly!
Craig Klope had his audience in the palm of his hand... one minute they were laughing, the next they were listening in suspense. He managed to communicate universal truths via compelling, personal anecdotes. I would recommend Craig Klope to any audience.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 20 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
Craig has a unique ability to entertain, inspire, and motivate his audiences into changing their way of thinking from the ordinary to the extraordinary. At each event, Craig takes you on his own journey of overcoming odds and starting a celebrity talk show. He shares funny and inspiring stories that have been told to him by some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.
You will leave believing you too can follow your dreams and achieve greatness.
Former host of 2 nationally syndicated celebrity talk shows, J. Craig Klope is now a speaker, author and producer residing in Nashville, TN.
Below is just a small portion of the events where J. Craig Klope has done Speaking Engagements, Announcing or Spokesperson work.
~ Sundance Film Festival - Park City
~ South By Southwest Music Festival - Austin
~ Sea Fair Festival- Seattle
~ Airventure Air Show - Oshkosh, WI
~ The World Series - Boston/STL
~ Texas State Fair - Dallas
~ The Indy 500 - Indianapolis
~ CMA Music Festival - Nashville
~ Greek Festival - Chicago
~ Superbowl - Phoenix
~ Hot August Nights - Reno
~ MLB All Star Game - New York
~ Barrett/Jackson Show - Las Vegas
Additional Booking Notes
Wireless mic (Preferable)
If overnight stay is required, hotel must be a Courtyard, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn or comparable.
Requires one small table in back of hall for merchandise
Craig is able to customize his speech to suit the specific audience's needs.
Influences & Inspiration
Zig Ziglar, Dale Carnegie, Napoleon Hill, Nick Vujicic and John Maxwell are just a few of the people who have inspired Craig over the years.
Sound system capable of projecting with clarity to the back of the room.
One professional grade mic. (Wireless preferable) *Note* Craig can provide mic if necessary.
One table for merchandise.
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