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Achievers Europe and Achievers North America have named Dan Clark one of the top ten speakers of the world for his effective style of getting a message home with a compelling story.

Dan is CEO/President of the communications consulting firm, Clark Success Systems. In addition to running his own company, he is a songwriter, journalist, and New York Times Best Selling author of 20 books including “Puppies for Sale,” which was adapted into an award-winning film of the same name. He is also one of the few individuals to have been inducted into the National Speakers Association’s prestigious Speakers Hall of Fame as well as earning the Association’s Certified Speaking Professional designation.

Dan started his speaking career rather unintentionally. He was playing football on a scholarship at the University of Utah when one day an accident during a tackling drill cracked one of his vertebrae and severed a key nerve to his shoulder. Doctors estimated that he had a less than 10% chance of recuperating, so when Dan fully recovered a couple of years later, his incredible story attracted invitations to speak about his experience. His riveting presence and natural talent as a speaker quickly got him noticed and he was asked to join Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign.

Dan has worked with influential organizations such as Apple, NASA, Delta, and the Mayo Clinic, among others. He is an active supporter of the U.S. troops, having spoken at bases in Iraq and Afghanistan 23 times.

Dan gives between 150 and 200 presentations per year.

Full Profile

In 1982, Dan was sponsored by Zig Ziglar into the National Speakers Association and soon received NSA′s highest earned designation, CSP — Certified Speaking Professional. Since then, Dan has spoken to over 2.5 million people in all 50 states, throughout Canada and in 15 other countries in Europe, Asia and former Soviet Union. Dan′s incredible story and million dollar business has been featured on over 300 national radio and television programs and in “Esteem” and “Entreprenuer” magazines.

Dan is the author of 10 highly acclaimed books including “Puppies for Sale,” recently made into a motion picture filmed at Paramount Studios starring Jack Lemmon & Jesse James, musical score by Elmer Bernstein. Directed and Produced by Ron Krauss.

What if instead of just talking at your next meeting, you actually modeled the message? Hiring Dan Clark as a keynote speaker is an important and exciting investment in the future of your people. But it should only be a beginning to your relationship with Clark Success Systems.

Dan Clark believes it is possible to increase the value of the sizable investment you make in a meeting. How? By giving your attendees an experience that parallels what they are being asked to do when they leave the meeting. Instead of just hearing about change from the speaking platform, your group participates in addressing the change that confronts them. In today′s world, that translates to working cooperatively with others, knowing that the best solutions can come from anyone, anywhere in the organization.

Dan Clark′s extraordinary corporate management book, “INTERNAL EXCAVATION — Management from the Inside Out,” is the structured text for all of our systems of success. From it, our consultants teach the Twelve Precepts of Being Fully Alive and prove that success is never final nor is it complicated when we become brilliant at the basics. The residual benefits? Increased Productivity & Profitability of Business, Strong Healthy Relationships, Performance with Fulfullment & Harmonious Balance!


Dan Clark Speaker Videos Back to top

Devotional Address at Brigham Young University


Dan Clark shares that we should not rely on outward factors to mold our identity and goals; rather, we need to look inside ourselves to become more of whom we already are. He illustrates this with his hilarious tale of his anticipated flight of an F16 jet and the required training he had to undertake. He recalls the attitude of the air force officials at the flight center:

“When I showed up they all looked at me like ‘You ain’t getting a ride unless you go through five hours of training just like everybody else does.’ And they made it clear that Chuck Norris didn’t pass the training and they didn’t let him fly...And now I’ve got this custom-made flight suit with the steel-toed boots and the helmet and the gloves and the harness and the safety vest. Eighty pounds of equipment and now they take me to the aquatic center where I have to swim two laps of an Olympic-sized swimming pool in full combat gear. I almost drowned fifteen times.”

Dan goes on to describe his experience finally flying, the sense of awe that stuck with him afterwards, and the conversation he had with his pilot, Bill Kutz “Kooter.” “‘Kooter, how did we fly this magnificent F16?’ [I asked.] He says ‘You become the plane.’ I said, ‘What do you mean?’ He said, ‘Dan, when you climbed up that ladder and slid into the F16, did you strap into the F16 or did you strap the F16 onto you?’”

Motivational Keynote Speech



Speeches / Speaking Engagements Back to top


Expressive and endlessly entertaining, Dan Clark knows the power of a good story. His expertise is as extensive as his career; Dan’s topics include business strategies, leadership, team building, customer service, significance, and resilience. Drawing from his own personal struggles and triumphs, Dan offers people the tactics and directions they can use to get from where they are to where they want to be while laughing along the way.

Most Popular Programs:

MOTIVATION
Living A High Performance Life - The Answers Are In The Box!
Living A High Performance Life (Part Two) - The Answers Are STILL In The Box!

CHANGE
No Matter What Your Past Has Been You Have A Spotless Future!

TEAM BUILDING
Are You Willing To Win?

SALES
High Performance Productivity

LEADERSHIP
Wealth Flows Through You, Not To You

CUSTOMER SERVICE
Creating Wows!

CRISIS MANAGEMENT
Don′t Waste A Good Recession: The Six Secrets To Crisis Management

AUTHENTICITY / EMOTIONAL QUOTIENT / DIVERSITY
You′ll Make A Lousy Somebody Else

EDUCATOR IN-SERVICE
(Positive Discipline/ Classroom Management)
Teaching Is The Profession That Makes All Other Professions Possible!

STORY POWER / STORY SELLING
Once Upon A Time...



Dan Clark Speaker Testimonials Back to top

"I would like to let you know that the event with Dan yesterday went terrific! Dan is a wonderful guy and made a good impression on the audience. I have the feeling that he enjoyed it too."
KPMG Advisors A.E.
(Event booked by Speakers Platform)

"Dan Clark is THE primary contributing author to our New York Times Best Selling series, ′Chicken Soup for the Soul′ and author of his own ′Little Souls--Best Night Out With Dad.′ Dan is bigger than life, one of the greatest story tellers in the workd and one of our most popular and beloved authors. His stories are powerful, unforgettable, motivational masterpieces!"
-- Mark Victor Hansen & Jack Canfield
Creators of Chicken Soup for the Soul

"My good friend, Dan Clark, is one of the truly outstanding speakers in our country. Dan has a lot of good information and delivers it in an inspirational and humorous manner. He speaks from his head and heart to your head and heart. Most importantly, Dan Clark is a man of integrity. I had him speak to my company. I encourage you to invite him to speak to your group. You′ll be glad that you did."
Zig Ziglar
World Renowned Motivational Teacher

"As an event planner for 15 years, I have hired over 150 of the biggest names in professional speaking. Dan Clark stands out among them. Dan is so prepared he will customize his message to meet your newest needs - even the day of his speech; so flexible he will easily deal with any sudden on-site changes in time and staging; so full of life and incredible experiences he will captivate your crowd. Dan Clark is clearly one of the TOP TEN SPEAKERS IN THE WORLD!"
Les Hewitt
Achievers Canada, & Co-founder Achievers Europe

"...he′s an international speaker, Achievers North America and Achievers Canada named Dan one of the top ten speakers in the world. He′s a New York Times Best Selling Author, adventurer, athlete. He′s funny, he′s inspirational, he′s Dan Clark! You′ll love him!"
Larry King
CNN

Financial

G.E. Capital (3X)
Alex Sheshunoff Management (10X)
National Mortgage Brokers Association
National Independent Bankers Association
California Mortgage Bankers Association (3X)
Republic Mortgage Insurance Company (20X)
Texas Bankers Association
Missouri Bankers Association
Bank Holding Company Association
Utah Bankers Association
Nations Bank (16X)
Bank of Nova Scotia (Canada)
Montreal Trust Bank (Canada)
First Security Bank (Utah)
Ozark Mountain Bank ( Missouri)
Sequoia National Bank (Maryland/Virginia/D.C.)
Centier Bank
Spirit Bank (Oklahoma)
Union Savings Bank
Capital Corp of the West (California)
Bankstar One (Missouri)
Bank Directors Magazine
Fleet Mortgage
Inland Mortgage
Freedom Mortgage
Crossland Mortgage
Firstplus Financial

Healthcare / Insurance

Orthopedic Nurses Association National Convention
Columbia Health Care
Intermountain Health Care (4X-National Convention)
Kansas Orthopedic Nurses Association
South Dakota Health Care (2X)
Idaho Health Care Association
Lincare, Inc.
Texas Hospital Association
Utah Hospital Association
Wyoming Hospital Association
Milliman and Robertson Consulting
LIMAC -Life Insurance Managers Association of Canada
Prudential Insurance Presidents Club
Utica National Insurance Group (7X)
Central Insurance Agencies of New York (15X)
Security National Life Insurance Co.
Utah Life Underwriters Association (2X)
Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin Mutual Insurance Agents
Missouri Association of Insurance Agents
National Rehabilitation Association
Alabama Rehabilitation Association
MARC Center (Arizona-2X)
Sportscare, Inc.

Technology / Communication

IBM
SCT
3M
Motorola (International)
NCR (National)
AT&T
Lucent Technologies (8X) (International & Regional)
IXC Telecommunications
Sprint (3X)
U.S. West Communications (2X - National)
Computer Language Research, Inc.
LINK Corporation
PSI - Engineering (3X)
Software Solutions (2X)

Sales

Boeing
Mobil Oil
Shell Oil
Nordstrom (3X)
Video Software Dealers Association
Ingram Entertainment - Books and Videos
International Association of Shopping Center Developers
Footlocker (8X)
Kinney Shoes (7X)
Jostens
Easton
Fairway Foods
First American Title (3X)
Title West
Texas Automobile Dealers Association
The Service Group
Montana / Idaho / Wyoming Automobile Dealers
Utah Auto Mall Dealers/Reps
Houston Automobile Dealers Association
Edmonton (Canada) Motor Dealers Association
Edmonton Journal (Canada)
Montana / Idaho / Wyoming Association of Realtors
Texas Association of Realtors
Nutrition For Life

Education

High School Athletic Directors (National)
100′s of Colleges and Universities (International)
National School Board Association
School Board Associations: California, Missouri, New York, Texas, Alabama, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Indiana
ASBO- International School Business Officials (Int′l Convention and 25 state Conventions)
National Elementary School Principals Assoc. Leadership Conf.
National High School Activities Assoc. (National)
100′s of School Administrator, Teacher In-Service and Coaches Clinics
Calgary (Canada) Teachers Assoc. (2X)
American Association of Educational Service Agencies (National)
American School Counselors Association (3X National, 6 state)
AVA- American Vocational Association (National, 4 state)
Many State PTA Conventions
All of the National Student Vocational Leadership Conferences
International Key Club (3X)
National Junior Achievement Conference
National 4-H Congress (7X)
International Hugh O′Brien Convention (3X)

Special Interests

United States Olympic Team Members
Professional and NCAA Athletic Teams
Madison Square Garden Entertainment, Inc.
Miss USA Beauty Pageant Contestants
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Retreats
Kentucky Derby VIP′s
NCAA "Final Four" VIP′s
Alcatraz Federal Prison Employees and Guests
U.S. Jaycees National Convention
American Legion National Convention
Kiwanis International, Alberta Provincial Kiwanis and International Key Club Convention (3X)
Rotary International
Boy Scouts of America
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Boys and Girls Clubs of America
California Youth Authority
Utah Youth Village
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
U.S. Army Installation Commanders (worldwide conference)
U.S. Army BOSS (3X)
Rock Island Arsenal
United Nations Leadership Training (6X, 5 countries in Asia and Russia)




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"I would like to let you know that the event with Dan yesterday went terrific! Dan is a wonderful guy and made a good impression on the audience. I have the feeling that he enjoyed it too."
KPMG Advisors A.E.
(Event booked by Speakers Platform)

"Dan Clark is THE primary contributing author to our New York Times Best Selling series, ′Chicken Soup for the Soul′ and author of his own ′Little Souls--Best Night Out With Dad.′ Dan is bigger than life, one of the greatest story tellers in the workd and one of our most popular and beloved authors. His stories are powerful, unforgettable, motivational masterpieces!"
-- Mark Victor Hansen & Jack Canfield
Creators of Chicken Soup for the Soul

"My good friend, Dan Clark, is one of the truly outstanding speakers in our country. Dan has a lot of good information and delivers it in an inspirational and humorous manner. He speaks from his head and heart to your head and heart. Most importantly, Dan Clark is a man of integrity. I had him speak to my company. I encourage you to invite him to speak to your group. You′ll be glad that you did."
Zig Ziglar
World Renowned Motivational Teacher

"As an event planner for 15 years, I have hired over 150 of the biggest names in professional speaking. Dan Clark stands out among them. Dan is so prepared he will customize his message to meet your newest needs - even the day of his speech; so flexible he will easily deal with any sudden on-site changes in time and staging; so full of life and incredible experiences he will captivate your crowd. Dan Clark is clearly one of the TOP TEN SPEAKERS IN THE WORLD!"
Les Hewitt
Achievers Canada, & Co-founder Achievers Europe

"...he′s an international speaker, Achievers North America and Achievers Canada named Dan one of the top ten speakers in the world. He′s a New York Times Best Selling Author, adventurer, athlete. He′s funny, he′s inspirational, he′s Dan Clark! You′ll love him!"
Larry King
CNN

Financial

G.E. Capital (3X)
Alex Sheshunoff Management (10X)
National Mortgage Brokers Association
National Independent Bankers Association
California Mortgage Bankers Association (3X)
Republic Mortgage Insurance Company (20X)
Texas Bankers Association
Missouri Bankers Association
Bank Holding Company Association
Utah Bankers Association
Nations Bank (16X)
Bank of Nova Scotia (Canada)
Montreal Trust Bank (Canada)
First Security Bank (Utah)
Ozark Mountain Bank ( Missouri)
Sequoia National Bank (Maryland/Virginia/D.C.)
Centier Bank
Spirit Bank (Oklahoma)
Union Savings Bank
Capital Corp of the West (California)
Bankstar One (Missouri)
Bank Directors Magazine
Fleet Mortgage
Inland Mortgage
Freedom Mortgage
Crossland Mortgage
Firstplus Financial

Healthcare / Insurance

Orthopedic Nurses Association National Convention
Columbia Health Care
Intermountain Health Care (4X-National Convention)
Kansas Orthopedic Nurses Association
South Dakota Health Care (2X)
Idaho Health Care Association
Lincare, Inc.
Texas Hospital Association
Utah Hospital Association
Wyoming Hospital Association
Milliman and Robertson Consulting
LIMAC -Life Insurance Managers Association of Canada
Prudential Insurance Presidents Club
Utica National Insurance Group (7X)
Central Insurance Agencies of New York (15X)
Security National Life Insurance Co.
Utah Life Underwriters Association (2X)
Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin Mutual Insurance Agents
Missouri Association of Insurance Agents
National Rehabilitation Association
Alabama Rehabilitation Association
MARC Center (Arizona-2X)
Sportscare, Inc.

Technology / Communication

IBM
SCT
3M
Motorola (International)
NCR (National)
AT&T
Lucent Technologies (8X) (International & Regional)
IXC Telecommunications
Sprint (3X)
U.S. West Communications (2X - National)
Computer Language Research, Inc.
LINK Corporation
PSI - Engineering (3X)
Software Solutions (2X)

Sales

Boeing
Mobil Oil
Shell Oil
Nordstrom (3X)
Video Software Dealers Association
Ingram Entertainment - Books and Videos
International Association of Shopping Center Developers
Footlocker (8X)
Kinney Shoes (7X)
Jostens
Easton
Fairway Foods
First American Title (3X)
Title West
Texas Automobile Dealers Association
The Service Group
Montana / Idaho / Wyoming Automobile Dealers
Utah Auto Mall Dealers/Reps
Houston Automobile Dealers Association
Edmonton (Canada) Motor Dealers Association
Edmonton Journal (Canada)
Montana / Idaho / Wyoming Association of Realtors
Texas Association of Realtors
Nutrition For Life

Education

High School Athletic Directors (National)
100′s of Colleges and Universities (International)
National School Board Association
School Board Associations: California, Missouri, New York, Texas, Alabama, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Indiana
ASBO- International School Business Officials (Int′l Convention and 25 state Conventions)
National Elementary School Principals Assoc. Leadership Conf.
National High School Activities Assoc. (National)
100′s of School Administrator, Teacher In-Service and Coaches Clinics
Calgary (Canada) Teachers Assoc. (2X)
American Association of Educational Service Agencies (National)
American School Counselors Association (3X National, 6 state)
AVA- American Vocational Association (National, 4 state)
Many State PTA Conventions
All of the National Student Vocational Leadership Conferences
International Key Club (3X)
National Junior Achievement Conference
National 4-H Congress (7X)
International Hugh O′Brien Convention (3X)

Special Interests

United States Olympic Team Members
Professional and NCAA Athletic Teams
Madison Square Garden Entertainment, Inc.
Miss USA Beauty Pageant Contestants
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Retreats
Kentucky Derby VIP′s
NCAA "Final Four" VIP′s
Alcatraz Federal Prison Employees and Guests
U.S. Jaycees National Convention
American Legion National Convention
Kiwanis International, Alberta Provincial Kiwanis and International Key Club Convention (3X)
Rotary International
Boy Scouts of America
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Boys and Girls Clubs of America
California Youth Authority
Utah Youth Village
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
U.S. Army Installation Commanders (worldwide conference)
U.S. Army BOSS (3X)
Rock Island Arsenal
United Nations Leadership Training (6X, 5 countries in Asia and Russia)


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Most Popular Programs:

MOTIVATION
Living A High Performance Life - The Answers Are In The Box!
Living A High Performance Life (Part Two) - The Answers Are STILL In The Box!

CHANGE
No Matter What Your Past Has Been You Have A Spotless Future!

TEAM BUILDING
Are You Willing To Win?

SALES
High Performance Productivity

LEADERSHIP
Wealth Flows Through You, Not To You

CUSTOMER SERVICE
Creating Wows!

CRISIS MANAGEMENT
Don′t Waste A Good Recession: The Six Secrets To Crisis Management

AUTHENTICITY / EMOTIONAL QUOTIENT / DIVERSITY
You′ll Make A Lousy Somebody Else

EDUCATOR IN-SERVICE
(Positive Discipline/ Classroom Management)
Teaching Is The Profession That Makes All Other Professions Possible!

STORY POWER / STORY SELLING
Once Upon A Time...



Devotional Address at Brigham Young University


Dan Clark shares that we should not rely on outward factors to mold our identity and goals; rather, we need to look inside ourselves to become more of whom we already are. He illustrates this with his hilarious tale of his anticipated flight of an F16 jet and the required training he had to undertake. He recalls the attitude of the air force officials at the flight center:

“When I showed up they all looked at me like ‘You ain’t getting a ride unless you go through five hours of training just like everybody else does.’ And they made it clear that Chuck Norris didn’t pass the training and they didn’t let him fly...And now I’ve got this custom-made flight suit with the steel-toed boots and the helmet and the gloves and the harness and the safety vest. Eighty pounds of equipment and now they take me to the aquatic center where I have to swim two laps of an Olympic-sized swimming pool in full combat gear. I almost drowned fifteen times.”

Dan goes on to describe his experience finally flying, the sense of awe that stuck with him afterwards, and the conversation he had with his pilot, Bill Kutz “Kooter.” “‘Kooter, how did we fly this magnificent F16?’ [I asked.] He says ‘You become the plane.’ I said, ‘What do you mean?’ He said, ‘Dan, when you climbed up that ladder and slid into the F16, did you strap into the F16 or did you strap the F16 onto you?’”

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