Ed Eisen

Motivational Speaker from Philadelphia, PA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$575 - $5500 per event
Ed Eisen is a story-teller extraordinaire with a background as a broadcaster, journalist, publicist, author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker. In his 52 years on the road he has met some of the world's most famous, most infamous characters. Hire Ed Eisen for your next event and he will captivate your audience detailing his experiences with a president, two popes, a saint, a world-boxing champion, a failed presidential wannabe, a slain civil rights leader, a mass murderer, members of the Philadelphia Mafia and more. His programs range from politics to religion, from history to philosophy, to the lessons he has learned on a road often less traveled.

Ed Eisen offers audiences 19 different programs. Sometimes people, laugh, cry, remember. Other programs energize, inspire, motivate, even transform.

At 15, this son of an Orthodox Jew was a runaway, imprisoned, charged with the theft of a gold watch that turned out to be his own. At 19, he entered the world of broadcasting as a top 40 DJ. By the time he was 25 he had more holes in his resume than a slice of Swiss cheese. The comic book fantasy of a young reporter on a mission to save the world as Superman transported him into journalism.

He worked for three of the nation's top dailies until —like dinosaurs — newspapers one by one began to die. In a new career he became a spokesman for two popes and shared a bowl of chicken soup with Mother Teresa, events that changed the course of his life. His is the story of how this kid from Brooklyn, a failed DJ, turned some bad lemons into lemonade, a story that resonates with those who have struggled with failure and success. Ed's story has been seen by readers of The Philadelphia Inquirer, The National Catholic Reporter, The Jewish Exponent on public radio and TV.

View Ed's broadcasts, videos, media reviews and choose from one of his 19 hour-long programs augmented with powerful visuals. Click the "Offers" section below to view a sample of programs Ed can bring to your next event:

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"Our residents thoroughly enjoyed hearing about A Reporter's Front Row Seat to History. We did not know exactly what to expect, but as your story unfolded, it was quite evident the plot had an unexpected twist revealed at the end. Your account of interviews was fascinating. Our residents were completely captivated." Julia Grochowaski, Gloria Dei at the Park, Horsham

"Ed Eisen has received high client acclaim at Pine Run for his bi-monthly current events program called Sound-Off! Our people tell me they look forward to his one-hour Friday get-togethers where anything can be discussed, everything is on the table!" Ceil Krajewski, Pine Run, Doylestown

School Assembly

October 10, 2018
$950 for 1 hr

Community Event

September 25, 2018
$950 for 1 hr

Corporate Function

September 13, 2018
$975 for 0.75 hrs

Wedding Reception

August 18, 2018
$500 for 5 hrs

Graduation Party

July 21, 2018
$500 for 2 hrs

Corporate Function

July 24, 2018
$5000 for 2 hrs

A Reporter's Front Row Seat to History
Starting at $575
  • Meet some famous + infamous people Eisen interviewed or represented
  • in 52 years on the road.
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
Starting at $575
  • An inspirational and motivational workshop about reinvention.
  • What to do when your dream job … your life go up in smoke?
  • A journalist’s story of courage in the face of a changing marketplace
  • and a changing world.
Creative Writing
Starting at $575
  • A series of 12 workshops on getting started in writing your own short story
  • or memoir. Subjects covered include: a step-by-step approach on how to
  • develop and write your own life story, how to write fiction that rings true
Chicken Soup With Mother Teresa
Starting at $575
  • Mother Teresa before she is canonized holds a private meeting with Ed Eisen
  • She prays, they share a bowl of steamy, chicken soup.
  • The Saint of the Gutters talks about the forgotten on the streets
  • of Philadelphia. And with one act forever changes the life of a cynic.
Grow Without Advertising
Starting at $575
  • Former marketing/communications executive Ed Eisen lays out
  • a 66-point strategy to grow your organization with a virtual zero budget.
I’m An Octogenarian: What Do I Do Now?
Starting at $575
  • Now that you’re fully retired do you ever wonder: What do I do now?
  • Your host will provide you with scores of creative, new ideas
  • on how to become active again.
Motivational Speaker
Inspirational Speaker
Celebrity Speaker
Corporate Speaker
Birthday Parties (Adult)
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Retirement Parties
Church Services
Easter Celebrations
Valentine's Day Parties
Please note Ed Eisen will also travel to Langhorne, Trevose, Bensalem, Bryn Athyn, Feasterville Trevose, Huntingdon Valley, Beverly, Croydon, Holland, Abington, Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Levittown, Riverside, Riverton, Bristol, Elkins Park, Hatboro, Palmyra, Richboro, Warminster, Willow Grove, Wyncote, Burlington, Glenside, Willingboro, Dresher, Fairless Hills, Horsham, Moorestown.