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Uri Geller

Background Information for Conference & Event Managers

Think Uri Geller, and most people think "spoon bending". However, Uri has an impressive career spanning many decades and is acknowledged as one of the worlds leading Motivational Speakers. As a relative of Sigmund Freud, he was perhaps destined to lead an extraordinary life. Since he made his debut as a more than 30 years ago Uri Geller has bent spoons, started broken clocks and watches and read minds in all six continents. He has been featured in all the world's leading newspapers and magazines, including Time , Newsweek , Wall Street Journal , Financial Times , Observer , New York Times and Washington Post to name just a few. Fifteen books have been written about him, he has been cited in more than 500, and he has written fourteen best sellers himself, in addition to columns in several newspapers and magazines.

Among those who have tested and witnessed his unusual skills are: Nobel laureate Professor Brian Josephson, Professor David Bohm, a co-worker of Einstein's, Columbia University physics professor Gerald Feinberg, A.V. Cleaver, Director of the rocket division of Rolls Royce and Captain Edgar Mitchell, the 6 th man to walk the moon.

There is another side to Uri Geller; he is an exceptional public speaker both as an after dinner speaker and a motivational speaker. The elite Young Presidents Organisation voted him most inspirational and motivational speaker - the runners-up being Dr Henry Kissinger , General Alexander Haig and Ex-President Gerald Ford . He has lectured to a wide variety of audiences in several countries from a group of U.S. Senators and National Security Executives in the high-security room in the Capitol Building in Washington, to the United Nations, at the invitation of U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell , chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. He also attended the nuclear arms reduction talks in Geneva and was asked to influence the Soviets to sign the treaty; which they did. Attending with Uri were Vice President Al Gore and the head of the CIA .

He has also lectured without notes - to PriceWaterhouseCoopers , the directors of Hallmark ,the Royal Geographical Society , Rolls Royce , Institute of Incorporated Engineers , T Mobile , Moto , Mizuno , Novartis and Mensa . He has been a guest speaker at a Foyle's Literary Luncheon , at the Oxford and Cambridge Unions , at Yale and Berkeley Universities and at The World Economic Forum 2004 at Davos along with dignitaries such as Bill Clinton and Dick Cheney . He has also given numerous talks and demonstrations for charity. The Royal Berkshire Hospital and The Bristol Children's Hospital made him an Honorary Vice President in recognition of his fund raising and contributions. He is also Patron of Climb for Tibet , together with the Dalai Lama .

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