Speaking Events

OFF SCRIPT Public Speaking Appearances

  • May 5, 2016: New York Public Library, New York City, “Young Lions Forum”


  • May 12, 2016, National Grid, Author talk and Q&A

national grid

  • May 19 2016: Mark Twain House, Hartford, Conn., Speaker Series

Mark Twain House

  • June 7, 2016: The Seminar, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • June 8, 2016: Chevalier’s on Larchmont, Los Angeles, Calif., Author talk and Q&A


  • June 16, 2016: American Express, New York City, Author talk and Q&A
  • June 29, 2016: Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, Speaker Series

Clinton Center


  • July 18, 2016: Goldman Sachs, New York City, “GS Talks” Program


OFF SCRIPT Upcoming Public Speaking Appearances

OFF SCRIPT Speaker Endorsements

Jim Gould
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
National Grid

To know Josh King and understand the kind of shared experience you’ll have with him means starting with his book, Off Script. Through it, Josh shares his passion for political stagecraft, the art of conveying heart-felt messages, and influencing visually and dramatically.

His 350-page account of presidential stagecraft, from Dukakis’s disastrous ride in a tank to the fatal and near-fatal stumbles of Bush (41), Clinton (Bill), Bush (43), Obama, Clinton (Hillary), and the Donald today.

It’s a real deconstruction how-to guide. Exhaustively detailed, balanced, and transparent. And, remarkably, he has no political axe to grind.

His presentation cuts to the chase, and provocatively so. For our company, it was great entertainment for those not directly involved in reputation management and a great primer for those with brand and engagement in their remit. Josh’s post-event survey scores set a new precedent for speaking excellence for us. In other words, he won’t disappoint. He will no doubt inspire.

Michael O’Neill
Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Communications
American Express Company

Josh offers a provocative look at how hats, helmets, paddles and banners have shaped the course of our presidential elections. His Off Script stories from the ‘The Age of Optics’ reminded us that the best laid plans lead nowhere without the right message, the right team and relentless attention to detail.

Joel Freedman
Mark Twain House & Museum

As President of the Mark Twain House & Museum, I want to thank you again for your presentation in May.  

As I told you when we scheduled this, we have become a regular stop on the book-launch circuit, hosting several dozen authors in the past year.  Up till now, the authors made a few comments or engaged in a Q & A with an interviewer, before signing their books.

Your appearance created such advance buzz that our 175-seat auditorium was packed.  But, even more surprising, you proceeded to provide us with an informative and entertaining power point focused on your book.  Feedback was overwhelming positive.  Following your presentation, you answered questions, but I had to cut it off at 75 minutes or you would have never made it to the book signing or home to NYC.

Just to put this in perspective, we hosted James Patterson a year ago, who has probably sold more books than any living author.  You drew better than he did and the feedback was more positive.

Also, even though we do not charge for many of our author events, we “pass the hat” to help us maintain our $3 million budget.  Our yield for your event was the highest to date, which reflects the overwhelming enthusiasm of the audience.

On a personal note, when I introduced you, I mentioned I had picked up your book in the middle of the night, thinking that it was an anti-thriller and not keep me awake.  I failed, continuing to read it for 90 minutes.  In sum — great read and great presentation!

Past events for “The Story of Polioptics”
· September, 2009: Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.
· September, 2009: Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn.
· October, 2009: University of Hartford, Hartford, Conn.
· October, 2009: Brown University, Providence, R.I.
· November, 2009: New York University, New York, N.Y.
· January 26, 2010: George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
· March 3, 2010: Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
· March 16, 2010: Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Penn.
· April 5, 2010: Yale University, New Haven, Conn.