John Naber

Biography

John Naber is very much in demand as a television analyst, commentator, and host. He is currently under contract with ABC Sports and has served as play-by-play host on ABC's Wide World of Sports for events such as the Grand National Steeplechase in Aintree, England, the World Gymnastics Championships in Brisbane, Australia, and the famous Hannenkahm Downhill Race from Kitzbuhl, Austria. He also works with national cable companies, hosting the Ladies Professional Bowlers Tour on ESPN and the Winter Olympic coverage from Albertville, France, and again in Lillehammer, Norway, for Turner Broadcasting.

As an observer of athletic excellence, he is able to share the "behind the scenes" stories of the athletes and their accomplishments. With the use of humor in matching his comments to the specific needs of the audience, John Naber has developed a series of interchangeable "power paragraphs" fit for any occasion, from a sports event to a sales and management seminar. Along with his individual goal-setting methods, he uses his experience as an Olympic athlete and his observations as a sports announcer to illustrate the process of seeing dreams come true.

John Naber is also a successful businessman where he is the president of a consulting firm that specializes in sports-related marketing. He has written, produced, and directed is own video program, Gettin' Better, Championship Swimming With John Naber, which has sold thousands of copies worldwide and remains a popular item at his sports clinics and seminars.

He served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, Honorary Swim Coach of the International Special Olympics, and advisor to the Women's Sports Foundation. He is also the former Chairman of the AAF-Rose Bowl Aquatics Center and is actively involved in fundraising activities for the United States Olympic Committee and his alma mater, the University of Southern California.

Speaking Topics

John Naber has worked as a Master of Ceremonies, keynote speaker, seminar leader, panelist, moderator, and dinner speaker for small audiences of 20 to full auditoriums of 50,000. Although he always customizes his remarks to his audience, his topics include:

  • The Gold Medal Performance: Seeing Your Dreams Come True
  • Discipline: Keeping the Promises You Make to Yourself
  • Teamwork in a Competitive World
  • Performance Under Pressure
  • Motivation: The Feeling Before the Accomplishment
  • Short Term Goals: The Stepping Stones to Success

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