Ed Eisen

Motivational Speaker from Philadelphia, PA - Will travel up to 100 miles

$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 29 different programs. Sometimes people laugh, cry, remember. Other programs energize, inspire, motivate, even transform.

Eisen's story is a story of someone who fell -- like the TV commercial -- but got up. 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 catapulted him into the Fourth Estate.

He worked for three of the nation's top dailies until —like dinosaurs — newspapers one by one began to die. The survivor instinct carried this veteran reporter to a new line of work: 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 programs have been reviewed by readers of The Philadelphia Inquirer, The National Catholic Reporter, The Jewish Exponent, The Bucks County Courier Times and on public radio and TV.

View Ed's broadcasts, videos, media reviews and choose from one of his 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

"So nice to meet and speak with you last evening! And we loved your talk! Such a unique story and so well presented. Everyone was very pleased. Thank you so much." Elaine Letrandt, Upper Moreland Historical Association

Check out Ed Eisen on Google.com. You'll find 48 citations heralded by diverse audiences from schools to retirement communities, civic associations, religious groups, corporate audiences and more.
Responds quickly to client requests


November 14, 2019
$850 for 0.25 hrs

Corporate Function

September 26, 2019
$750 for 0.75 hrs

Wedding Ceremony

September 01, 2019
$950 for 0.5 hrs

Corporate Function

September 27, 2019
$1500 for 0.5 hrs

Corporate Function

October 10, 2019
$2500 for 1 hr

Corporate Function

April 22, 2020
$1500 for 0.75 hrs

The Mafia and Me
Starting at $1,500
  • How the Philly Mafia Made Ed Eisen an Offer He Could Refuse
A Reporter's Front Row Seat to History
Starting at $1,000
  • Meet some famous + infamous people Eisen interviewed or represented
  • in 52 years on the road.
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
Starting at $950
  • 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.
Chicken Soup With Mother Teresa
Starting at $1,500
  • 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 $1,000
  • 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 $1,500
  • 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
Keynote Speaker
Inspirational Speaker
Corporate Speaker
Educational 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.
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