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"Jack Schlatter is a charismatic, consummate communicator who will have you laughing through your tears as he squeezes your heart with timeless truths."
MARK VICTOR HANSEN, Co-Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

"Do not pass up the opportunity to be entertained and inspired by this amazing human being."
JACK CANFIELD, Co-Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

John Wayne "Jack" Schlatter

John Wayne "Jack" SchlatterJohn Wayne "Jack" Schlatter is a gifted teacher with over 30 years of experience in teaching and working with youth. Because of his unique ability to inspire, motivate and lead his students during that time, he has received and achieved recognition from many areas.

He is in Who's Who Among Teachers in America, received the Kiwanis Teacher of the Year award, and was given the Orange County Superintendents Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education.

Jack has also received dedications in three yearbooks; from lzaak Walton High School in Los Angeles, Sycamore Jr. High School in Anaheim, and from McAuliffe Middle School in Los Alamitos. He also produced championship speech teams at Sycamore as well as at Katella High School in Anaheim.

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Most of the 200 theater productions Jack has produced and directed were during his tenure as a teacher. However, he also established Camelot Theater Company which was a summer stock theater for youth and performed in such places as the John Wayne Theater at Knott's Berry Farm and the Anaheim Convention Center.

In 1993 Jack was awarded Speaker of the Year by the Professional Speaker's Network. Jack is featured on Career Track Video, "Gifts By the Side of the Road," where he presents some of his many writings. He is the most published author in the New York Times best selling series, Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Jack comes from a long line of talent.

His mother was a concert violinist and toured with William Jennings Bryant.

His brother, George, created and produced the television comedy shows Laugh-In and Real People.

And Jack's father wrote some of the first self-help books.

Jack has been called "the teacher who has the longest lasting impact on students' lives."

By Popular Demand: Make A Difference at Your Next Event with Jack Schlatter
We're proud to present John Wayne "Jack" Schlatter as one of the leading voices behind Heart Productions & Publishing's Make A Difference for your next conference, corporate event, or training seminar.

Jack Schlatter IS a speaker extraordinaire. His topics are inspirational, full of insight, and rich with his own special brand of humor. It is no surprise that this talented raconteur has become a favorite with Associations, Fortune 50: companies and school districts across the nation.


• What My Students Taught Me
• How To Empower Your Pupil's Purpose
• Be a Chess Player or a Chess Piece
• Education's Biggest Enemy
• A New Bill of Rights
• Seven Steps to Successful Schools

Humor and Entertainment
• If You Can Laugh At It, You Can Defeat it
• Let Movie Magic Motivate Your Mission

• Appreciation: A Path To Power
• Gifts By The Side Of The Road
• The Magic Pebbles (Jack Canfield's Favorite Story)
• How To Rule Your Inner Kingdom
• Bearers of the Gifts (Salute to Salespersons)
• Turning Impossible into I'm Possible
• The Lost Hero - finding the Warrior, Miracle Worker,
   Teacher, Counselor within..



Compton School District
Crystal Cathedral
Diamond Destinies Corp.
Downey Unified School District
Student Peer Counseling Association
3 M Vocational


"I decided to use Jack Schlatter's book, Gifts by the Side of the Road as the theme for our year in the Counseling Department of Birdville ISD. At a special luncheon for National Counselor Appreciation Week in February, we invited Jack to speak to our entire counseling staff, and presented each with a signed copy of his book. Jack was a delight and truly celebrated the amazing contributions of our counselors with a message of inspiration and humor. His warm and inviting presence and heartfelt stories made the event a huge success."
Donna J Layer
Coordinator of Counseling Service, Birdville ISD
Fort Worth, Texas

" Birdville ISD Counselors were so excited to have Jack Schlatter present at their National School Counselor Week Luncheon. To have the author of the wonderful book Gifts by the Side of the Road as the guest speaker was such an honor to the counselors. Another treat for our counselors was having Jack personally autograph each book. The counselors were so impressed with Jack's presentation that each counselor wanted him to personally autograph their book.

"Jack was such a delight to have as our speaker. Not only was he our guest speaker at the luncheon, but he also spoke to the counselors at an afternoon session. Jack was so flexible and was such a team player that he was willing to speak two different times to the counselors. Just whatever you need or want, Jack is willing to do it. And, Jack always had a smile on his face and was always a very happy and positive person.

"The counselors really connected with Jack. Even though they had just met Jack, they felt like they had known him for years. That is a special gift Jack has. He never meets a stranger. While Jack was waiting for the luncheon to begin, Jack was walking around the room meeting the counselors and talking with them.

"The counselors were so impressed with Jack and the knowledge he possesses in the area of education and just in everyday life. The counselors learned so much from his presentations. The information he shared was very valuable to them and they were going back to their campuses to share the information with their staff.

"I highly recommend Jack as a speaker for any type of luncheon, meeting, seminar, etc. He is a very dynamic speaker who speaks with knowledge and good common sense. The audience will just fall in love with this very unique and genuine person. I'm glad I had the opportunity to meet Jack. He definitely made an impression on my life."
Donna Walters
Consultant, Birdville ISD
Fort Worth, Texas

"I am proud to be among those who applaud you for your commitment to excellence in the field of education and I thank you for what you are doing for the world."
Robert Schuller - Crystal Cathedral

"Jack Schlatter has that rare talent that manages to entertain and inspire at the same time."
Gary Owens of Laugh-In fame, KJOF Radio

"Jack Schlatter is the most inspirational and heart warming speaker I have the pleasure of having in my network."
Anne Boe - Author, Networking Success

"Jack is an inspiration and a delight. We all came away form the program with a smile and a chuckle, feeling much better about our lives."
Marjean Clements - Private Industry Council

"Jack is a big man with a big heart. His rapier wit and the timeliness of his topic have propelled him to the forefront of professional speaking."
R. Gregory Alonzo - Professional Speaker, Author, Say Yes to Success

"Jack, your humor and sens of dedication is right on the mark. You are a great example for all teachers to follow."
Patricia Howell - Principal, La Habra High School

"Our convention's success, to a great extent, was directly related to your exceptional presentation. In the many years I have been a member of our association, I have never heard anyone pack so much information in 45 minutes."
Tome Morey - President, Concrete & Masonary Association

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