• Why Dan?
  • Why Dan?
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New York Times Bestseller

The New York Times Best Seller

The New York Times Best Seller list has been published weekly since 1931 as the preeminent list of best-selling books in the United States.

One of Dan’s 26 books debuted on this prestigious list at #2 and occupied this spot for three weeks, quickly selling over 1 million copies. As a master storyteller Dan has been published in over 50 million books, in 40 languages worldwide.

National Speaker’s Hall of Fame


In 1987, Dan became the youngest ever to earn this prestigious award. Only 12 percent of the 5,000 + professional speakers worldwide currently hold the prestigious CSP “Certified Speaking Professional” designation - the National Speakers Association’s highest earned designation for individuals who over a minimum of five years as a full time professional speaker, have demonstrated extraordinary competence in Platform Skills, Business Management, Continuous Education, and Association Membership Involvement.


In 2005, Dan was inducted into the National Speakers Hall of Fame. Admission into the National Speakers “Council of Peers Award for Excellence” CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame® is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism, honoring professional speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence. Inductees are evaluated by their peers through a rigorous and demanding process proving exceptional excellence in the five categories of message, presentation/delivery, experience, professionalism and collateral material. The award is not based on celebrity status, number of speeches, or amount of income. To date, 232 men and women worldwide have been inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®, including Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Zig Ziglar, and former U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

Primary Contributing Author to Our Chicken Soup For The Soul series

Mark Victor Hansen & Jack Canfield“Dan Clark is a primary contributing author to our Chicken Soup For The Soul series, co-author of Chicken Soup For The College Soul, and author of Little Souls-Best Night Out With Dad. Dan is larger than life, one of the greatest storytellers in the world, and one of our most popular and beloved authors. Dan fully comprehends and lives by the Success Principles we propagate, and teaches The Secrets through his powerful, unforgettable, inspirational masterpieces!”

Mark Victor Hansen & Jack Canfield, Co-Creators, Chicken Soup For The Soul series

Soul FoodHealth Communications - publishers of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series - published Dan’s own collection of 250 original stories called Soul Food, from which Dan’s world famous story Puppies For Sale was made into an award winning film at Paramount Studios starring Jack Lemmon.


achievers“Our prestigious list of the Top Ten Speakers In The World was generated from the 250 speakers we hired over a fifteen-year period of time, including Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Denis Waitley, Jack Canfield, Les Brown and Dan Clark. Our selection criterion was based on professionalism on and off stage, unique and original message, deep and genuine connection with each audience member, and the highest ratings on attendee evaluations demanding we have him back for a return performance.”

top 10eSpeakers

Dan Clark named one of the "Top Ten Motivational Speakers in 2015" by eSpeakers

“With 9,138 speaker profiles, 188 expert topics, 74 Directories and 17,316 events booked through eSpeakers software in 2014, we know a little something about speaker and subject matter experts.

Consequently, we have named Dan Clark one of the “TOP TEN MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS IN THE WORLD for 2015” by eSpeakers.

2012 Utah Father of the Year

The Father of the Year Awards galas are hosted in cities across the country in a collaboration between the American Diabetes Association and the National Father’s Day Council. The councils in each city are comprised of community leaders who strive to heighten the meaning of fatherhood, while raising funds for philanthropic purposes.

Awardees are selected because their peers and families recognize them as role model fathers who make family a priority, and influential leaders who are significantly balancing demanding careers and community involvement.

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