If your organization, club or group is looking for an engaging featured speaker to inform and entertain at your next meeting or event, consider contacting Joel Karsten. Joel speaks regularly and is always dynamic and energetic. He tailors his delivery based on the audience demographics and their specific interests, and knows how to get the whole room excited about whatever topic he is covering. Karsten pioneered the Straw Bale Gardening Method as a young man, and has written several internationally acclaimed books, on this method. His latest "Straw Bale Gardens Complete" has become the best selling gardening book world-wide, and is now printed in many languages.
While his "farm boy" upbringing is often covered during his presentations, the entrepreneurial spirit that is inherent to his professional career is also a part of his messages. Having been involved in Horticulture since he was very young he often speaks on subjects related to Gardening, Landscaping and the "Green" Industry. His speaking topics evolve around many of today's hottest topics such as Straw Bale Gardening, "upstream healthcare" a prescription to garden, container gardening, composting, organic gardening, building an outdoor room, building an outdoor fireplace, and landscape lighting in the new LED world.
Joel is an author of several gardening books, and now writes for Quartos Publishing's imprint Cool Springs Press. In addition he owns a company that has been selling online since the earliest days of online sales. Joel has been involved in product development, manufacturing and marketing his entire career.
Joel is a great storyteller, and has an endless supply of interesting and amazing stories gathered from his 20 years in business and 35 years in the garden. He has traveled the world and had fantastic entrepreneurial successes and glorious failures; these experiences fuel a dynamic mix of captivating presentations. Joel can speak about many topics that will surprise, educate and engage your audience. Joel makes a wonderful keynote speaker with many references who have commented that "Joel is the best speaker we have ever had for our annual event. Now we are worried about who we'll find to speak next year, because he has certainly set a high bar."
Publicity, promotion and marketing of your event is part of the service Joel provides when he is hired to speak at your event. He will send press releases to the local media, in addition he will make himself available for pre event interviews or appearances on radio or via Skype. He will send a digital file with poster formats, images, a bio, and presentation description, in order to allow the event organizers to create high quality promotional literature for the event. Joel will post the event on his website, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts, in order to drive interest and registration for your event. None of these services are an extra charge, but are included in his speaking fees.