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Here's a small sample of the organizations that have heard John Kriesel's inspiring message.

Organizations that have Heard John Kriesels Story

Request a Speaker Authors John Kriesel and Jim Kosmo are available to speak at public and private events.









  Jim will contact you to discuss costs, requirements and scheduling. You also may contact Jim at jim@StillStandingStory.com

Engagement Guidelines: Host is required to cover all travel expenses (food, housing, transportation and speaker fees) for events outside of the St. Paul/Minneapolis metropolitan area. A wireless, hand-held microphone is preferred, but we will adapt to your system. John does not require A/V equipment, but Jim will use a projector when he speaks alone. Jim will bring a projector, but we ask that you provide a screen and access to a sound system. One 6-foot table with two chairs will be needed for book signings following the event.

Speaker Fees:  Please complete the request form and/or contact Jim Kosmo to determine the speaking fees at jim@stillstandingstory.com.  Fees for events outside the Twin Cities area will be determined based on distance and time required.

Book Sales John and Jim will sign and personalize books following your event. Individual purchase price is $19.95; we will pay the sales tax to keep the price below $20, except for credit card purchases. Many groups wish to purchase books in advance. A discounted price of $15 is available for advance purchase of 40 to 99 books, $12 for 100 more books. CONTACT: Jim Kosmo at jim@StillStandingStory.com or 612-281-0349