Association Speaker Spotlight: Ben Nemtin Asks, "What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?"

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Acclaimed presenter Ben Nemtin, the New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and star of the MTV's The Buried Life, uses keynote speeches to help empower and motivate groups to make a difference and live courageously. As the co-founder of the Buried Life movement, Nemtin's message of radical possibility has been featured by major media outlets; even Oprah called his work "truly inspiring." Nemtin has offered his "5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible" at conferences and to leadership teams around the world, garnering standing ovations from Amazon, Microsoft, Nationwide, Viacom, Verizon, Levi's, Harvard and others.

It all stems from how Nemtin and three friends decided to create the world's greatest bucket list to recharge their lives. They bought an old bus and crisscrossed North America. Every time they accomplished one of their dreams, they also helped a complete stranger cross something off his/her own bucket list. From playing basketball with President Barack Obama to streaking a professional soccer field, from raising over $400,000 for charity to placing a record-breaking $250,000 bet on roulette, Nemtin's bucket-list quest has inspired millions to chase their dreams and realize that the impossible is possible.

Nemtin shares the story of how The Buried Life grew from 100 impossible dreams scribbled on a piece of paper into a global movement encompassing millions of such goals. During his keynotes, he talks about the importance of a bucket list, creating a safe space for sharing dreams and inspires audiences to act on them by building tiers of accountability. The tools he leaves behind allow employees to turn their enthusiasm into action with the help and encouragement of their employer. Employee dream realization is said to increase retention, aide recruitment and align work-life balance, which leads to happiness.

"Ben did a beautiful job of truly connecting with the entire audience. At different times, people were laughing, wiping tears, taking notes, or spontaneously applauding. He genuinely inspired everyone in the room, and I got magnificent comments from the attendees," says Mike Abrahms, CEO and president, Ohio Hospital Association.

Nemtin can be booked with the help of Jenna Jorge, president of Goodman Speakers. For more information, contact Jenna at