TOP TEXAS TEDx MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, Sonny Melendrez brings his experience as a Disney TV host, character voice artist and nationally syndicated radio personality, to the speaking platform, delighting and motivating audiences worldwide.
THE POWER OF INTENTIONAL ENTHUSIASM
Based on his highly-acclaimed TEDx talk - Sonny's motivational speaking presentation, The Power of Intentional Enthusiasm, has been lauded by countless associations, companies and non-profits. As a seasoned motivational and inspirational keynote speaker, Sonny quickly connects with audience, both virtually and in-person.
WORLD CLASS MASTER OF CEREMONIES / EMCEE
Sonny has been tapped to serve as master of ceremonies at thousands of prestigious events around the world, including the White House Hispanic Heritage Awards (7 times), the American Public Transportation Association Conference, HR Southwest Conference, the USO 50th Anniversary Gala in Paris, France.
HALL OF FAME RADIO HOST
As a broadcaster, he has entertained on some of America's great radio stations including. KIIS, KMPC, KFI, and KRLA Radio in Los Angeles, was recently inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame, and is included in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, as one the "Top 100 Radio Personalities of All-Time."
CARTOON VOICE ARTIST
As an animation voice artist, Sonny has provided the voices of countless TV & movie animation characters, including, The Jetsons series, Popeye the Sailor, Jerry Seinfeld, Fred the Cockatoo, the Parkay Talking Tub, The Gremlins Movie, NBC TV family specials and many more.
NATIONAL TV HOST
He has hosted numerous national television shows, including The Disney Channel's "You & Me, Kid!" and has provided the voices of countless TV & movie animation characters, including, The Jetsons series, Popeye the Sailor, Jerry Seinfeld, Fred the Cockatoo, the Parkay Talking Tub, and many more.
He received a Grammy nomination for creating the children's version of the worldwide anthem, "We Are The World," written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie. Proceeds benefited USA for Africa.
CHAMPION FOR CHARITY
The City of San Antonio named the Sonny Melendrez Community Center to honor his tireless work benefitting underprivileged youth and families.
It is estimated that he has raised over 100 million dollars for charitable causes during his career.
Sonny has been commended by 4 presidents for his motivational presentations (over 1400) urging America's youth to stay in school, say no to drugs, and strive for excellence. Awards include the US Department of Justice Modern Hero Award, Inc. Magazine's Socially Responsible Entrepreneur of the Year, Ford Foundation Hispanic Heritage Award, and his efforts have been recognized by the American Diabetes Association, the March of Dimes, Alzheimer's Association, and the National Cancer Society, among others.
BEST SELLING AUTHOR
His highly-successful book, "The Art of Living With Enthusiasm" features stories of encouragement and positive vision.
Whether delivering a meaningful keynote address or mastering the ceremonies, Sonny Melendrez will leave your audience inspired and motivated to meet future challenges with possibility and enthusiasm!