155 – Joe Schmit: Inspirational Influence Speaker, Sports Broadcaster, & Author of “Silent Impact”

JoeSchmit300Whether in front of the camera or on the stage in front of 1000 employees of a Fortune 500 company, Joe Schmit delivers a customized and memorable presentation. His engaging stories and infectious humor will inspire you to laugh, think and make small changes that will have a huge impact on your professional and personal life. Joe shows each audience his heart and leaves them wanting more. He has averaged more than 50 appearances a year over the past three decades, and is an active member of the National Speakers Association.

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In 2013, Joe was the most booked speaker for Nationally Speaking Inc., a bureau with over 300 speakers.

A winner of 15 Emmys from the National Television Academy, as well as a prestigious National Headliner Award, Joe has interviewed over ten thousand athletes and covered every major sporting event from the Super Bowl to the World Series. Currently the Sports Director of KSTP-TV, an ABC-affiliate in a top 15 market, Joe is also a regular on 1500ESPN Radio and hosts the Minnesota Twins Post-game Show. Even Hollywood recognizes his award-winning style, garnering his broadcast talent for an appearance in the major motion picture, “Untamed Heart.”

Joe serves in various leadership roles around the Twin Cities community where he has been an active resident for over 25 years. Currently, he and his wife Laura are leading a $7.2 million dollar capital campaign for VEAP, the largest food shelf in Minnesota. A Past President of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Twin Cities and of the Minnesota Fairway Foundation, Joe now serves on the Pacer Advisory Board and the Minnesota Vikings Advisory Board. Joe has received numerous awards for public service, including top community leader awards from such local organizations as Big Brothers, Big Sisters and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. A committed humanitarian, Joe established a Celebrity Golf Tournament that ran for 16 years, raising over 3-million dollars for at-risk children in the Twin Cities.

Things you might not know about Joe:

  1. Was part owner of Sports Bar
  2. Caught 50 inch Muskie and 28 ½ inch walleye
  3. Was in pit crew of NASCAR Race
  4. Appeared in major motion picture (Untamed Heart)
  5. Interviewed President George H. Bush
  6. Did play-by-play for the Green Bay Packers
  7. Completed business deals with Hulk Hogan and Michael Strahan
  8. Raced stock cars, snowmobiles and motorcycles
  9. Played hockey with members of 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team
  10. Loves to speak, inspire and entertain


SILENT IMPACT: Stories of Influence through Purpose, Persistence, & Passionsilent impact book

We make our biggest impressions when we are not trying to be impressive. The words we say or don’t say, the things we do or don’t do, and the ways we react or don’t react can have a tremendous influence on those around us. In Silent Impact, award-winning broadcaster Joe Schmit tells stories of real people and the ways in which they had profound influence on others in daily life. He points to simple, powerful lessons in the stories, and will inspire you to recognize your daily opportunities to make an intentional impact on others.  The book includes stories on famous athletes like Joe Mauer, Paul Molitor, and Larry Fitzgerald, Jr., and some not-so-famous people whose stories will have an impact on you.



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