Joey Green, a professional speaker for more than 20 years, has appeared on dozens of national television shows, including The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and The View. He got Martin Short to polish furniture with Spam, poured a can of Miller Beer on Conan O'Brien's head to mousse his hair, and got Rosie O'Donnell to shave her legs with Jif Peanut Butter. He has been profiled in the New York Times, People, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and USA Today, and he has been interviewed on hundreds of radio shows.
Joey has delivered captivating lectures at more than 100 events, conferences, and gatherings, delighting audiences with his hysterical and high-spirited demonstrations, opening people's eyes to the potential hiding in themselves—providing laughter and learning. His high-profile speaking engagements include dozens of Home and Garden Shows across the United States and Canada, and most recently as a speaker at the Orange County Children's Book Festival.
After each of his presentations, Joey conducts a fifteen-minute Q & A, and we can also arrange for him to spend time networking with your guests, participate in breakout sessions and panel discussions, and take part in other components of your event, such as one-on-one critiques.
How to Write a Best-Selling Middle-Grade Novel
What would you do if mega-selling author James Patterson invited you to write a middle-grade novel with him—even though you've never written a middle-grade novel in your life? Panic? Say no? Blow the opportunity? Or immerse yourself in middle-grade books, buckle down, and write like you've never written before? Author Joey Green shares every trick he learned writing the hit middle-grade novel Not So Normal Norbert with the master of suspense. In this crash course, you'll learn how to spin your theme into an inventive plot, develop spellbinding characters, give your protagonist drive, outline the entire book, design cliffhangers that keep readers turning the page, raise the stakes, and capture an authentic middle-grade voice. As the author of more than 60 published books, Joey Green also explains how you can pound out a first draft, infuse the manuscript with jokes, and effectively rewrite and revise the manuscript to sell the book to an agent or publishing house.
How to Give Your Book a Clever Hook
Everyone knows the key to selling a book to an agent or editor is a clever hook, but no one tells you how to conceive a compelling hook before you sit down to start writing the book. As the author of more than 60 published books and a former contributing editor to National Lampoon, Joey Green shares his vast experience generating offbeat ideas to teach you 10 surefire techniques to devise an irresistible hook that makes your book stand out and spark unbridled enthusiasm. Joey's hysterical and enlightening presentation will equip you with foolproof methods to think way outside the box, including comedy improv exercises, the linking of incongruities, the what-if game, and advertising brainstorming strategies. You'll also discover the tricks Joey successfully employed to devise the hooks for his fiction and non-fiction books, magazine articles, and his recent middle-grade book, a collaboration with mega-selling author James Patterson.
How to Brand Yourself Like a Brand-Name Product
How can you brand yourself if you don't have the marketing expertise to accurately pinpoint what your unique brand is? As the author of more than 60 books and a former advertising copywriter at J. Walter Thompson, Joey Green outlines 5 powerful steps to properly identify your brand and start marketing yourself as the distinct individual you are. In this amusing and informative presentation, Joey shares his wealth of publishing experience and a treasure trove of Madison Avenue marketing secrets that will change the way you see yourself, present yourself, and market your book projects—from proposal to published book. You'll walk away with the tools you need to cut through the clutter and get your book successfully published and marketed. Joey's hilarious tales from his days writing for National Lampoon, creating television commercials for Burger King, getting into a food fight with Rosie O'Donnell on national television, and collaborating on his first middle-grade book with James Patterson will inspire you to discover and best leverage your persona.
Wacky Uses for Brand-Name Products
Clean a toilet with Coca-Cola? Polish furniture with Spam? Shave with Jif Peanut Butter? Cure diaper rash with Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening? Your audiences will be on the edge of their seats as they discover Joey Green's strange yet useful household hints from his best-selling books. Joey keeps everyone tickled with laughter as he demonstrates how to clean stains from carpet with Pampers, relieve neck pain with Uncle Ben's Converted Brand Rice, hide money in a Mennen Speed Stick, clean scuff marks from floors with a Wilson Tennis Ball, dye clothes with Maxwell House Coffee, clean a diamond ring with Efferdent, and start a campfire with Doritos. His hysterical and high-spirited presentation has made him a popular guest on Good Morning America,The View, and The Tonight Show.
Click to download Joey's speaker proposal (PDF)—featuring 4 possible presentations, his bio, testimonials, books, and more!
For speaking rates and availability to
book Joey Green for your next
writers conference or other event, please contact:
Brook Forest Entertainment
22647 Ventura Blvd., #422
Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (818) 347-5098