LAS VEGAS, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michael Jackson Tribute in honor of his 55th birthday in his hometown of Gary recently was hosted by James Malinchak, a motivational business keynote speaker who lives in Las Vegas, http://www.JamesMalinchak.com.
"Michael J. Jackson stands as an example of selflessness," said Malinchak whose comments were published in the Times of Northwest Indiana newspaper.
Malinchak was first in Gary when he was featured on the hit ABC TV Show, Secret Millionaire in 2011. The video is available at Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/James-Malinchak-Gary-IN/dp/B0050NA50C.
"I'm honored that the wonderful people of Gary invited me back to emcee this phenomenal event. Gary holds a special place in my heart because I learned how people can create a wonderful community," he said.
While in Gary, he met Coach Tony Branch who runs a foundation to keep kids engaged through basketball. He donated money to that foundation and to other charities in Gary.
He said he was inspired by Michael Jackson as an artist, businessman and philanthropist.
"Michael Jackson was the perfect example of talent and business and charity. Those are three qualities I hope to instill in my audiences when I present keynote speeches and when I train professionals who want to become speakers," he said.
He gave a list of Jackson's achievements:
- The most successful entertainer of all time, according to the Guinness Book of World Records
- Launched two increasingly popular dances, the Robot and the Moonwalk
- Was twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland
- Winner of 13 Grammy Awards and 26 American Music awards
- Invited to the White House on May 14, 1984, by President Ronald Reagan to receive an award
- Donated $8 million from The Victory Tour to various charities
- Co-wrote "We Are the World" with Lionel Richie in 1985 to raise millions for hunger relief
- Donated $500,000 to the United Negro College Fund
- Gave away all profits to "Man in the Mirror" to charities
Malinchak posts free information and tips about business and speaking on these social media sites:
About James Malinchak
James Malinchak has delivered more than 2,200 motivational presentations for events worldwide, and was named Consummate Speaker of the Year by Sharing Ideas professional speakers' magazine. He has appeared in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and several hundred other publications.
He began his sales career right out of college as a stockbroker with a major Wall Street Investment Firm and was awarded Most Outstanding Performance (twice) and #1 in New Account Openings (twice).
Currently, he owns three businesses, has authored 16 books, and has read and researched over 2,500 books on personal and professional development.
He is a Contributing Author to the #1 New York Times Best-selling book series "Chicken Soup for the Soul®" with his own personal stories published in "Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul," "Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul" and "Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul." James is the Co-author of the Best-Selling book "Chicken Soup for the College Soul."
He mixes enthusiasm and humor with motivational stories to deliver a high content message that will has audiences laughing, learning and inspired.
Giving back is a big part of Malinchak's life and he has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various organizations and has donated thousands of dollars of his own money to help others. Especially dear to his heart is helping kids create a successful future by developing the belief in themselves that they can overcome challenges and achieve their dreams and goals.
He was named one of the "Top 40 Business People Under the Age of 40 in Las Vegas."
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