Welcome to the
In 1992 at age 29, Nelson, then a parking lot line painter, set a goal... to overcome a lifetime of illiteracy caused by undiagnosed dyslexia. Intense struggle, burning desire, and a never give up attitude enabled him to achieve his goal, and change his life. Nelson learned to read and write - and that was just the start. Today, Nelson touches the lives of millions of listeners with his syndicated radio feature, The American Storyteller Radio Journal, a 4 minute slice of Americana broadcast daily across the United States.
Nelson's faithful listeners consider him an old friend - comparing him to the likes of Garrison Keillor, Paul Harvey, Charles Kuralt and even the legendary Mark Twain. As a motivational speaker and humorist for nearly 15 years, Nelson has been entertaining and inspiring audiences with his thoughts on goal setting, personal achievement and human potential.
Motivational and Keynote Speaking
As a speaker and humorist for nearly 15 years now, Nelson has been entertaining and inspiring audiences with his thoughts on goal setting, personal achievement and human potential.
Nelson travels and speaks to many diverse groups, from colleges and universities to corporate and charitable organizations.
His proudest moment came in 2003 when he was invited to share his "Rules for Beating the Odds" at the very school where teachers had given up on him.
His strategies for finding a better life and building self-esteem are ingenious and refreshing.
Literacy and Learning Disabilities
In addition to his work as a keynote speaker and journalist, Nelson continues to be an advocate for literacy and frequently addresses educators and literacy groups around the world.