Joe Malarkey

Joe Malarkey

The Worst Motivational Speaker in America!
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The Upside of Down
This presentation is the perfect message for challenging times. Energetic, fast-paced and laughter-packed, Joe manages to entertain and still leave your audience with an appreciation for the opportunities that are hidden in adversity.

Choose to Lose
Joe’s program suggests that by lowering your expectations, you actually increase your chances of coming out ahead!Nonsense? You bet! But Joe ties it all together with an important message: You can't let the chance of failure prevent you from taking the steps to succeed. His presentation provides the perfect tone for any business meeting or event.

Why Book Joe Malarkey?

  • First, outrageous laughter that brings a group together and breaks down the barriers to new ideas. Then, a powerful customizable message focused on overcoming fear, obstacles and setbacks.
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    Joe Malarkey is unlike any other speaker you’ve seen. And you’ve seen lots of speakers.

    Industry experts. Motivational speakers. Newsmakers. Big names and talents. Anyone you can think of. And many more that might not have occurred to you.

    But none like Joe. His hilarious tongue-in-cheek “Choose to Lose” program suggest that by lowering your expectations, you actually increase your chances to come out ahead!

    Nonsense? You bet! But Joe ties it all together with an important message: You can’t let the chance of failure prevent you from tracing steps to succeed. His presentation provides the perfect tone for any business meeting or event.

    What does Joe Malarkey do?

    Joe looks like every other professional speaker – for about five seconds! Then he proceeds to take every trust formula, good idea and motivational classic and turn them inside out. It is absolutely fresh, totally unique and audiences love it.

    The “Choose to Lose” presentation crests as Joe takes the audience full circle and leaves them with a strong, positive message about overcoming fear.

    Joe Malarkey is a motivational speaker unlike any other. He shares techniques, philosophies and attitudes that are taught by no one else. And after you see him, you’ll understand why! But, if you consider stress relief, laughter and fun to be important parts of your life, then Joe is an experience not to be missed!

    Who is Joe Malarkey?

    Audiences always want to know, “what qualifies this speaker to talk about my business?” And that is the key to Joe Malarkey’s speaking career. Virtually no one knows more about the pitfalls, mistakes, honest errors, lapses in judgment and lethal mistakes of not just one industry, but many. And Joe doesn’t speak of those failures from a hypothetical viewpoint. He has been there in the trenches, falling on the sword, taking the heat, paying the price and finally moving on to another endeavor. That kind of experience can’t be purchased, it can only be endured.

    Joe’s experience runs the gamut of business. He has run small businesses that started as big businesses. He has been an industry spokesman when silence would have been the better choice. And through it all, Joe has one point of pride, one gleaming hook from which to hang his coat of experience: “I’ve never been indicted!”

    As an entrepreneur, he was among the first to recognize the emerging Pacific Rim economy when he opened his short-lived chain of tall men’s clothing stores in Japan.

    His time spent in the advertising field resulted in many tremendous near successes such as his campaign for the Alternative Meat Association, “Spam, the other, other white meat!”

    He served with great pride prior to his removal from the board of Crockett, our largest manufacturer of slide rules. While his “why mess with the calculator when slide rules are so early to use” philosophy did not result in the industry turn around hoped for, Joe is widely credited with obtaining a bankruptcy ruling that saved many employees their unemployment benefits.

    These are but a few highpoints in a career full of easy-to-climb peaks and expansive valleys.

    So when audiences are asked, who is the one they want to talk about failure from personal experience, only one word comes to mind: Malarkey!

    How do I use Joe Malarkey?

    Companies and associations all over America have used Joe Malarkey in a variety of ways. He is the perfect opening or closing speaker for a convention. He is a popular choice for awards banquets and after-dinner entertainment. He is frequently asked to speak in the afternoon when attendees have been bombarded with information and/or training throughout the day. Joe Malarkey lifts them up and revitalizes them.

    Joe Malarkey has presented to groups as small as 25 and as large as 4,000. He has spoken to all levels of employees and all types of associations.

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    “Joe Malarkey was fantastic. Well prepared and connected immediately to the team. He had them rolling on the floor. Awesome is not good enough to describe his act."
    --FleetPride, Inc.

    "Joe was fantastic and well-received by our attendees. He got the conference off to a great start! . His message meshed very well and was exactly what we wanted out attendees to hear. It was a pleasure working with him."
    --Northwest Public Power Association

    "Joe has a hilarious and effective method of getting the audience to realize that failure can be a wonderful thing! His quick wit, his mannerisms and body language as he speaks are right on point with his message. His sense of humor and knowledge of current events tie well together to get the point across in a not so obvious manner! He was spectacular!"
    --Campbell Oil Company