- Emmy winning sportscaster despite blindness
- Member of 3 Halls of Fame
- Subject of major motion picture
Living A "Hall of Fame" Life
As a member of three Halls of Fame and friend to countless Hall of Fame ballplayers, Ed Lucas speaks about the qualities it takes to be a Hall of Famer in your own life. Whether you are a parent, teacher, salesperson, manager, CEO or friend, you can make a difference in the world and positively impact the lives of others. Follow the steps laid out by Ed, using examples from his own remarkable life, and when the final votes are counted, you will be a first ballot Hall of Famer.
No Cup Or Cane!
When Ed Lucas lost his sight at age 12, he was told repeatedly that the only future for a blind person was one spent standing on a streetcorner with a cup and a cane, begging for money. Ed was determined to break this stereotype and live up to the potential he saw in himself.
Through hard work, a faith in his abilities, networking and following the advice of positive mentors, Ed was able to launch a successful career as an Emmy winning sportscaster which is still going strong five decades later.
In this speech, Ed will show you how you too can break free of the roles expected of you and the stereotypes that often limit us, based on how other people see us. By reaching beyond society's barriers, we can all achieve amazing things and not be stuck on the corner with a cup and a cane.
Jokers on the Diamond
Throughout his Emmy winning 50 year career as a broadcaster covering Major League Baseball, Ed Lucas has met and interviewed hundreds of players. Some of the most memorable have been the ones who bring a unique sense of humor to the game. Ed will share his stories of some of the practical jokes, pranks and stunts that have ben pulled on him and around baseball clubhouses for generations. For sports fans and non-sports fans alike this speech shows how humor in the workplace can be a great stress reliever as well as a way to build team chemistry.