Keynotes and Public Speaking

GARY M POMERANTZ is a frequent public speaker and keynote lecturer. For nearly four decades as a nonfiction author and journalist, with his meticulous research and engaging story-telling, Pomerantz has explored American culture and the human condition. Whether the topic is sports, race relations, social history, or the resilience of the human spirit, his thought-provoking speeches entertain and illuminate, and reveal a passion for his work and for the people and times he writes about.

 


©Susanne Lareau Maxwell

 

Speech Topics

Gary tailors all speeches to meet the needs of specific clients.

THE HUMAN CONDITION
◼THE EXTRAORDINARY NATURE OF ORDINARY PEOPLE:
An Inspiring Story of Survival, Resilience and the Human Spirit following a commuter plane crash.
◼THE SELF-EXAMINED LIFE:
Socrates said, “The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living.” Examining Our Life Gives Us Greater Clarity, Meaning, and Purpose. It Helps Us Fine-Tune Our Ethical and Moral Compass, Enriching Our Life and Allowing Us to Enrich the Lives of Others.

 

AMERICAN CULTURE & SPORTS
◼THE CONUNDRUM OF RACE:
Atlanta’s Historic Rise and Its Racial Conscience told through two defining political family dynasties.
◼THE CONUNDRUM OF RACE, Part II:
How Pro Basketball Icons Cousy, Russell, and Chamberlain responded to racial quotas, rough crowds, amidst the ongoing black freedom struggle during the 1950s and Sixties.
◼THE MAGNIFICENCE OF BRIDGE (UNLESS YOUR SPOUSE IS YOUR PLAYING PARTNER):
Marital Tensions at the Bridge Table, the Contract Bridge Craze of the Roaring ‘20s, and the Bennett Bridge-Table Killing.
◼THE CHEMISTRY OF SPORTS DYNASTIES:
On Championships and Brotherhoods Among Teammates on the NBA’s Boston Celtics of the 1950s and Sixties (11 Titles in 13 Seasons), and the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers, Winners of Four Super Bowls During the 1970s.

 

ABOUT WRITING
◼How to Bring Stories Vividly to Life:
On Writing, Narrative Nonfiction, and Storytelling.
 

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“Gary was the most popular author speaker with our audience this year. He is funny, entertaining, poignant, thoughtful, and a gentleman. Excellent speaker!”

Tyler Hofinga, Chairman,
21st Annual Authors Luncheon for the National Kidney Foundation (San FranciscoCA)

2018-08-15T15:05:49+00:00

Tyler Hofinga, Chairman,
21st Annual Authors Luncheon for the National Kidney Foundation (San FranciscoCA)

“Gary was the most popular author speaker with our audience this year. He is funny, entertaining, poignant, thoughtful, and a gentleman. Excellent speaker!”

“The opening address by Mr. Pomerantz electrified . . . Eloquent, humorous, challenging, and charming, his immense skill at evoking a living context for both social history and modern realities is unmatched in my decades of attending conferences as a trustee and as an administrator. And then to watch the beautiful segue he created to introduce our very moved Atlanta mayor, Shirley Franklin, was icing to the cake.”

Vincent Murphy,
Grantmakers in the Arts Conference (AtlantaGA),
Host Committee Member,
 and Trustee for the Tanne Foundation

2018-08-15T15:12:09+00:00

Vincent Murphy,
Grantmakers in the Arts Conference (AtlantaGA),
Host Committee Member,
 and Trustee for the Tanne Foundation

“The opening address by Mr. Pomerantz electrified . . . Eloquent, humorous, challenging, and charming, his immense skill at evoking a living context for both social history and modern realities is unmatched in my decades of attending conferences as a trustee and as an administrator. And then to watch the beautiful segue he created to introduce our very moved Atlanta mayor, Shirley Franklin, was icing to the cake.”

"Stanford Books-on-Review has been privileged to have many distinguished authors as our guests over the years. But it's hard to think of anyone who's a better combination of storyteller, seasoned and engaging presenter, and gracious partner with the audience during Q&A . . . He's such a terrific speaker. He held 220+ audience members in complete thrall!"


Linda Peterson,
Co-Chair, Stanford Books on Review, (Walnut Creek, Ca.) 

2018-08-15T15:13:39+00:00

Linda Peterson,
Co-Chair, Stanford Books on Review, (Walnut Creek, Ca.) 

"Stanford Books-on-Review has been privileged to have many distinguished authors as our guests over the years. But it's hard to think of anyone who's a better combination of storyteller, seasoned and engaging presenter, and gracious partner with the audience during Q&A . . . He's such a terrific speaker. He held 220+ audience members in complete thrall!"

 
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