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We make our biggest impressions when we are not trying to be impressive. The words we say or don't say, the things we do or don't do, and the ways we react or don't react can have a tremendous influence on those around us. In Silent Impact, award-winning broadcaster Joe Schmit tells stories of real people and the ways in which they had profound influence on others in daily life. He points to simple, powerful lessons in the stories, and will inspire you to recognize your daily opportunities to make an intentional impact on others.
Joe Schmit is an award-winning broadcaster, community leader, and keynote speaker. He has won eighteen Emmy Awards and a National Headliner Award. Joe is a long-time youth mentor, committed to advocating for a number of community organizations. He is a past president and board member of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities. He helped raise over $3 million for the organization through the Joe Schmit Celebrity Golf Tournament which had a sixteen-year run. In 2000, he was the winner of the Jim Kelly Distinguished Service Award from Big Brothers and Big Sisters; in 2001, a winner of the Odyssey Award for commitment to youth mentorship. Joe was also honored as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) Community Leader of the Year in 2005. He is past president and board member of the Fairway Foundation and has contributed time to many other charitable organizations. Joe and his wife, Laura, chaired a $4 million campaign for VEAP, the largest food shelf in Minnesota.
“Silent Impact doesn't whisper; it screams with terrific stories and practical advice on how to influence and improve your world.” —Harvey Mackay, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive
“Everything starts with passion, which is one of the reasons I loved Joe's new book, Silent Impact. Joe brings a wealth of inspiring and encouraging stories that make this book hard to put down. I guarantee you will be driven to live life with a deeper passion when you realize the incredible and significant impact you have in making this world a better place!” —“Famous” Dave Anderson, founder of the World's Best BBQ Joint
“Joe Schmit has a remarkable ability to unwrap life's ordinary moments to discover the gifts within. Through the power of real-life storytelling, Silent Impact teaches us that even our smallest acts can make a huge difference.” —Kathleen A. Blatz, retired Chief Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
“Silent Impact is a must-read that will make you laugh, cry, and focus on your own impact. It will inspire you to new heights and greater purpose.” —Jim Ramstad, member of the US Congress 1991 2009
“Through great anecdotes, Joe calls on us to 'impact the lives of others.' His book will help and inspire each of us to do just that.” —Greg Page, CEO of Cargill
“A wonderful reminder of how our small daily actions can have tremendous effects on the people around us. We cast a shadow each and every day. Silent Impact is an inspiration and a fun read.” —Jeannine M. Rivet, executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group
“So you think you know Joe Schmit because you share a few minutes with him on KSTP every night? Forget it. What did he learn from the likes of Paul Molitor and Larry Fitzgerald? How about his Mike Veeck and his daughter? How did he handle his own fight with cancer? You'll enjoy the stories and the life lessons that go with them.” —Dave Mona, cohost WCCO Radio's Sports Huddle with Sid and Dave
“Seldom is a 'success' book a page-turner, but this one is. Silent Impact is a book that sneaks up on the reader. As if by osmosis, it implants a process of thinking and acting that can't help but lead to success in business and, even more important, in life. Schmit shares down-to-earth, pragmatic lessons you can immediately begin to implement and benefit from.” —Bob MacDonald, retired CEO of Allianz Life of North America, author, and founder of CTW Consulting
“I was moved by the powerful examples and their authenticity. Silent Impact captures remarkable truths that will benefit and inspire everyone who reads this book.” —Dave Horsager, speaker and author of national bestseller The Trust Edge
“The real-life stories illustrate and confirm how actions, attitudes, behavior, and judgments impact people in ways that can last a lifetime. Silent Impact establishes the basis for our most important relationship--the relationship we have with ourselves.” —Bill Popp, POPP Communications, limited partner of the Minnesota Timberwolves
“Leadership is all about influence; with personal stories of celebrities and non-celebrities alike, Silent Impact is a moving investigation of the many ways leadership reveals itself and how even the smallest of actions can have the greatest influence.” —Bill Dunlap, retired chairman, Campbell Mithun; former Assistant Postmaster General, United States of America