Chairman of the Board for LIFE Leadership, Orrin Woodward has made history and is now the
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® official Record Holder for the Largest Book Signing!
The exciting, once-in-a-lifetime GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® event to promote Orrin’s new book, And Justice for All, was held during the Summer Leadership Convention at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on June 21, 2014, starting at 8:00 a.m.
The previous GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievement for the most books signed by one author at a single event was held by Sammy Lee from Hong Kong. On January 19, 2013, Mr. Lee signed a total of 4,649 copies of his book Autopilot Leadership Model in Shenyang, Liaoning, China. The feat spanned 13 hours, from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The actual signing time was recorded at 11 hours, 42 minutes, and 58 seconds, according to Guinness World Records Limited.
Orrin breezed right past that amount in a mere 4 hours and 10 minutes and continued on to sign a total of 6,786 books in just 6 hours and 33 minutes, taking only two 6-minute breaks after he had surpassed the previous record!
Onlookers took to calling Orrin a “machine” for his amazing feat of endurance and speed. But Orrin knows the power of teamwork, and in his interview with the press and his victory speech at the official announcement of the new title, he made sure to acknowledge and thank all who participated and helped him set the record, saying, “This is all you.”
Thanks to the skilled planning and enthusiastic cooperation of all involved, the entire event was systematic and ran like a well-oiled machine, causing the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® adjudicator who validated the successful record attempt to comment that those helping to run the event made his job easy and that he believed the LIFE Leadership community had the potential to set more records. We have no doubt that this is true. So we look forward to seeing plenty more “once-in-a-lifetime” events and accomplishments from the leaders and the entire community of LIFE Leadership!
Click here to read the Guinness World Records Limited report about this record-breaking achievement.
See the excitement of Orrin’s GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® Largest Book Signing event for yourself in this video.