Just got back from my West Coast Tour. UNBELIEVABLE!!! I spoke to over 800 people and sold about 120 books. The inspiration was amazing. The hardest part for me was dealing with the Pittsburgh shooting. It came at the end of my tour with only one talk remaining, but it was hard to “get up” for that talk. I wound up incorporating the aftermath of the shooting into my presentation and I think people appreciated that. The outpouring of sympathy and love for the entire Pittsburgh community was truly amazing. I will have some clips of the talks within a few days and will be putting them up on my website and social media. Up next, Austin, TX and Toronto, Canada in December. Stay tuned!

Today I spoke for an organization called the Olga Lengyel Institute who was a Holocaust survivor. The goal of this organization is to teach teachers how to teach about the Holocaust. I had the privilege of addressing 30 teachers today from across the country about my 9/11 experience. What a great experience on all accounts. They are very excited to go back and talk to their students about 9/11. Pictures below.

Next up is Seawane in Hewlett Harbor on June 27 and then credit union conference in Florida at The Breakers in July. Stay tuned.

Just got back from the Mississippi Young Bankers Conference which took place at the Marriott in Point Clear Alabama. What an audience. They were great. The organizers were incredible. Everything that they say about Southern Hospitality is true. I addressed a group of about 150 bankers and their spouses. They were on the edge of their seats the whole time. When I was done I sold 40 books. I would have sold more but that is all that I brought with me. What a great event. Shout out to Bob Glover who brought me out there, Brooke McCoy and Lori Richardson who took care of all of the arrangements, Marc Petro who introduced me at the event and Gordon Fellows who helped me with the book sales and anything else that I needed while I was there. I love you guys and can’t wait to meet up again.

Special Shout Out to Bob’s parents Mary and Cary. I sat next to them at the VIP dinner. Mary is President of the Mississippi Bankers Association and Cary is a cattle farmer and taught me a little bit about raising cattle.

I’m still floating. I was in Philly yesterday and spoke in 2 venues. The first was a boys high school. I still have a hard time dealing with the fact that almost none of the kids that I spoke to were alive on 9/11/2001. But they were totally mesmerized. Great group of kids.

In the evening, I spoke for an organization called Russian American Jewish Experience – RAJE. What an incredible audience. I spoke for an hour and they still wanted more. The program ended at 9:15 but I didn’t leave until 10:30. People kept coming over to me wanting to know more, wanting to hear more. They were so inspired. Needless to say I sold a bunch of books as well.

Therefore I have decided that any organization that books me to speak between now and February 28th, whether it be a for-profit corporation or a non-profit, I will be charging a discounted rate of $1,800.

In order to get this special discounted rate, go to my website Arischonbrun.com, click on the “book an event” tab and under “promo code” type in 1800.

PHILADELPHIA

The Mesivta High School of Greater Philadelphia on Monday, Dec. 11th at 1:15pm. 314 Levering Mill Road | Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.

If you’re in the Philly area I will be speaking at Beth Solomon Community Center, 198 Tomlinson Road, Philadelphia, PA 19116, on Monday, December 11, at 7:30 PM. Would love to see you there. If you have any questions feel free to email rabbiakiva@cbscommunitycenter.com. Please let him know how you heard about the event.

ALABAMA

Also, I am speaking for the Young Mississippi Bankers Association on Monday, March 12, at Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa, Point Clear, Alabama . Can you post that also?

What an incredible experience. 200+ people in the room. They were laughing and crying at the same time. Many of them came over to me afterwards and said that they were definitely going to make a change in their lives. One guy came over to me and said that I was among the top 3 speakers that he ever heard. Guess who the other two were? Rabbi Lau of holocaust fame and Bibi Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel. Wow, what company to be associated with.

I stayed with Ari and Gillit Katz of Detroit and they were absolutely wonderful people. I only brought ten books with me because I was traveling very light and they were gone in a heartbeat.

What a great way to go into the weekend.

Next up, addressing a group of 100 interns next week. So excited.

Keep following me to find out where I will be speaking next.

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