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Meet Author Michael Hingson

Dr. Audrey Lavin Speaking of Books Author Series

2016-09-14 18:30:00 2016-09-14 20:30:00 America/New_York Meet Author Michael Hingson New York Times Bestselling author Michael Hingson visits with his guide dog Africa to discuss his book Thunder Dog, chronicling his life story and escape from the World Trade Center on 9/11. Canton Palace Theatre

Wednesday, September 14
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2016-09-14 18:30:00 2016-09-14 20:30:00 America/New_York Meet Author Michael Hingson New York Times Bestselling author Michael Hingson visits with his guide dog Africa to discuss his book Thunder Dog, chronicling his life story and escape from the World Trade Center on 9/11. Canton Palace Theatre

New York Times Bestselling author Michael Hingson visits with his guide dog Africa to discuss his book Thunder Dog, chronicling his life story and escape from the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Parking For The Event

A politcal rally in downtown Canton was recently announced and many have questions about traffic and parking for this event.

The Canton Police have assured us that there will be no road closings due to the rally. However, due to potential traffic congestion around the Civic Center, you may want to give yourself a little extra time to get here. If possible, avoid Market and Cleveland Avenues between 9th Street and 12th Street North.

Free parking is available in a variety of locations, including the Library’s lot, the CAB building (across the street from the Library’s parking lot on Cleveland Ave.), St. Peter’s Church (behind the Library), and street parking is free after 6 p.m. The Chamber of Commerce and the Onesto Hotel have paid parking decks available.

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On September 11, 2001, a blind man escaped the World Trade Center by walking down 78 flights of stairs with his guide dog. Days later, America fell in love with Mike and Roselle and the special bond that helped them both survive one of the country’s darkest days.

Immediately after the 9/11 tragedy, Michael was featured on the Larry King show five times. To quote Larry King…

“Michael Hingson is an international hero honored and awarded by top organizations worldwide.”  This media exposure changed the course of Michael life and launched him into a speaking career that has spanned over a decade. He now travels the world as a keynote and inspirational speaker that can motivate audiences to action.

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About the Author

Michael has some very amazing credentials.
Attended the University of California, Irvine (UCI) graduating with honors and received a Masters degree in physics; earned a secondary teaching credential from UC Irvine’s School of Teaching and Education.
While attending Palmdale High School where he graduated with a 3.54 grade average, he attained the rank of Eagle Scout and was inducted into the Order of the Arrow, where he rose to the highest honor a Boy Scout can receive, known as Vigil.
Mike enjoys a successful 35-year sales career, first in high-tech and now is selling attitudes and the adventure of life and living  joyfully to audiences around the world.

From the day he received his first guide dog at 14-years-old, Michael has been developing and fostering skills in leadership, trust, teamwork, adaptation and more – all skills which he was able to apply to the corporate world and as a professional speaker for the past 12 years.

He has served as Chairman of the Marin County Senior Coordinating Council.

Mike is a long time Social advocate for change concerning disabilities through his involvement with the National Federation of the Blind.
In August, 2011, Thunder Dog, The Story Of A Blind Man, A Guide Dog, And The Triumph Of Trust At Ground Zero was published.  Written by Mike Hingson and Susy Flory, it shot right to the New York Times estsellers list in its first week on the market.  In December, 2013 Mike along with Jeanette Hanscome wrote and published Running With Roselle: How a blind boy and a puppy grew up, became best friends, and together survived on one of America’s darkest days.

What does Michael Hingson Do?
After 9/11 Mike Hingson began receiving requests to speak to audiences about his experience on that day as well as to discuss his thoughts on Life and dealing with change.  He has become a recognized internationally acclaimed public speaker who captivates audiences with his personal and compelling story.  He also teaches his listeners new ways of looking at life and their worlds by helping them to visualize from his viewpoint how to live, function and thrive.  He demonstrates through stories and personal examples how anyone can be a leader and become more successful in whatever they attempt to do.  First and foremost, Mike personally connects with every audience member by drawing them into his world and showing them how to use their own inner tools more effectively than they ever thought possible. Mike speaks to and has expertise on topics including leadership, teamwork, trust, inclusion, public speaking, disabilities, survival, change and much more.

Hingson gives over 100 presentations around the world each year speaking to influential groups such as Exxon Mobile, AT&T, Federal Express, Scripps College, Rutgers University, Children’s Hospital, and the American Red Cross just to name a few. Hingson is Ambassador for the National Braille Literacy Campaign for the National Federation of the Blind and also serves as Ambassador for the American Humane Association’s 2012 Hero Dog Awards.

Find more about Michael Hingson

In countless TV and radio appearances, feature articles, and speaking engagements, Hingson does much more than simply tell his own 9/11 story; he continuously explores the broader lessons of his life and experiences inspiring and motivating audiences with topics such as:

Trust & Teamwork
Human-Animal Bond
Inclusion vs. Diversity
Strategies for the Future
Adapting in Challenging Times

AGE GROUP: | Teens (6th - 12th Grade) | Elementary (K - 5th Grade) | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Author Events |

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