Speakers at big-ticket events have found that wisdom is worth its weight in gold. Meet the man directing one of the top troupes of talent
Epstein founded Greater Talent in 1982, after securing the likes of journalist Hunter S. Thompson, always notoriously late, for college speaking gigs in the 1970s.
From Abbie Hoffman to Cory Booker, Don Epstein has helped speakers get those high-paying gigs.
Since GTN’s start in 1982, Don has shown a knack for recognizing talent on the cusp of their careers, putting GTN consistently ahead of the curve in providing the market with the most outstanding speakers and most inspiring storytellers in the world.
The Wall Street Journal
I hadn’t heard of the Greater Talent Network before I was invited to its 30th anniversary gala. And it took several more emails before I figured out what it does, and that despite being attracted to many of the celebrity names attending the party: Tom Wolfe, Michael Lewis, Apolo Ohno, Sir Howard Stringer, P.J. O’Rourke, Carl Bernstein, Pete Hamill, Mia Farrow, Jeffrey Toobin. The list went on and on. I finally figured it out: The Greater Talent Network is a speakers’ bureau, sending the famous, accomplished and merely amusing around the country to speak at things like college events and IBM conventions.