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Bernie Fratto has been speaking to audiences for over 20 years. His presentations are humorous, informational, thought provoking and very motivational! His passion and sincerity enables him to connect with groups of virtually any background. He's been the keynote speaker for corporate functions, chamber of commerce meetings, award ceremonies, athletic banquets, and was also featured at the University of Michigan's Ross Ivey Business School conference in January 2006.

Recently he was the Keynote Emcee at the GoldCoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for the Super Bowl XLVIII VIP Reception and GameDay Extravaganza. On June 10, 2015 Bernie was the leadoff speaker at the prestigious X's and O'x of Success Leadership Showcase at the Inspire Theatre in Downtown Las Vegas.

He's a gifted writer and his work has appeared in such places as Real Detroit Weekly, ESPN Radio, Town Magazine, Sports Illustrated and Detroit Tigers Publications just to name a few. Additionally, his weekly sports column, "Inside the Frattohouse" was immensely popular on the www.novi.org website for over a decade.

As such, Bernie understands the importance of properly packaging his material and entertaining his audience while delivering pertinent information.

Bernie Fratto is also an accomplished radio personality.

Since relocating to Las Vegas in February 2010, Bernie has become a fixture at ESPN 1100am and is the Host of “ESPN College GameDay” for the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Men’s Basketball team as well as the host of “Rebel Extra,” the highly rated postgame show.

Bernie is also a co-host on Monday nights for “SportsXRadio” a Yahoo-Sports Nationally syndicated show which is broadcast live from Lagasse’s Stadium inside the beautiful Venetian/Palazzo Hotel Casino on the World Famous Las Vegas strip.

Between 1995-2009 Bernie had a great following in Detroit during his tenure on the airwaves in the world of Sportstalk radio.

He co-hosted the Detroit Lions Postgame show on the Flagship Station CBS 97.1FM 'The Ticket' from 2003-2008 and was a frequent guest host on the highly successful "SportsTime with Parker and the Man" radio show which aired nightly from 1998-2008 on 97.1FM, WCHB 1200am and WDFN 1130am ‘The Fan.’

He created, produced and hosted his own shows on WTKA 1050am ("The Sports Angle" & "The View from the Cheap Seats") from 1995-2001 and also produced feature stories and commentaries for KOOL 107.1FM and WOVI 89.5FM.

He appeared many times as a guest of Dick and Jeremy Schaap on the nationally syndicated "The Sporting Life" and has held media credentials with the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions for many years. During his tenure in Detroit he covered the 2006 World Series, Super Bowl XL, the MLB All-Star game in July 2005, and the NBA Finals in 2004 and 2005.

Bernie Fratto has also presided over a $20 million dollar division of a major corporation and as a result of this he understands the importance of teamwork and creating an environment where people can flourish because they truly have the desire to achieve success. He is an expert in sales training and team-building and he believes there is greatness in everyone.

The greatness comes when people care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is sage, they dream more than others think is practical and they expect more than others think is possible.

http://berniefratto.com/bernie-tampa.jpgAnd, as a former baseball player and member of the Minor League Baseball Alumni Association, he believes strongly in the life lessons sports teach, and he believes we can apply them in our daily lives as we play to win in the game of life. In Bernie's opinion, everyone can be a winner in the Game of Life.

"Everything I know I learned in Little League" encourages people to reset their paradigm and formulate thought that allows the proper winning attitude to develop as they endeavor to win in the game of life.

Bernie Fratto holds degrees in Communications and Public Relations/Journalism from California State University at Fullerton, and in 1992 he was highlighted in the Marquis publication, "Who's Who in the West."

If you book Bernie Fratto for your event, you’re in for a treat that includes memorable real-life stories that are funny and educational, as well as reminder that you were born to be a winner.

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"Champions of sport are adept at instinct and reaction, and
these two attributes are equally important in the game of life."