Host of TSN's Off the Record
The phrase "off the record" connotes a hushed conversation. TSN's Off the Record, hosted by Michael Landsberg, is anything but. Landsberg's popular talk show, full of personality, brag, fun, healthy argument, sports talk, pop culture allusions, big name personalities and celebrities is one of the most entertaining half hours on Canadian television. Anyone who has watched him on television knows how diverting and smart Landsberg can be. On stage, he's even better, as he presents a unique version of Off the Record.
Off the Record-- Live and Customized for Your Audience
Take the host of one of the most interesting and innovative shows ever produced in Canada. Add in your choice of audience members. Toss in some interesting questions and provocative issues, and what do you have? A session sure to create a buzz and be remembered with fondness long after your conference is over. In his live, customized version of his hit show, Off The Record, Michael Landsberg uses his skills as an interviewer and moderator to get a hand-picked group of your attendees on stage to discuss events of the day. Like only he can, Michael keeps things moving, injects a large dose of humour, and makes sure everyone—but especially, the audience—has a great time. Off the Record Live can be pure entertainment, or an innovative way to get across key messages and themes. You decide, and Michael can make it happen.
Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports and Me
Michael Landsberg is the charismatic and outspoken host of TSN's Off the Record—and from watching his show, you'd never guess that he has been battling mental illness and depression for most of his life. Lifting the stigma from this topic, Landsberg delivers a powerful and personal keynote on the dangerously misunderstood issues of depression and mental health. Depression can affect even the most successful of athletes—from Clara Hughes, one of the great amateur athletes in Canada, to four-time Word Series winner Darryl Strawberry. Landsberg shares the story of his own battle with mental illness, as well as the unexplored stories of some of the world's most recognizable sports figures, to show us that recovery, strength and hope are possible in some of our darkest times.