Top 10 Closing Speakers For Your Next Event

After two or three days of great content you need a great Closing Speaker to inspire your attendees before they head home. Great Closing Speakers use the power of story to motivate people to take action with what they’ve learned. They connect with people on a very personal level with examples of courage, raising the bar, pushing the limits, and going for gold. The Closing Speakers below will give your attendees a powerful experience that they will remember long after the event has ended.


Mike Abrashoff

Mike Abrashoff’s story of turning one of the lowest performing naval ships into one of the finest in the Pacific Fleet will have audiences inspired to take initiative within their own leadership and collaborative roles. Mike’s keynotes are an engaging combination of great storytelling and practical advice on leadership, teamwork, and peak performance.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Mike-Abrashoff

Dr. Robert Ballard 

Dr. Ballard will have audiences captivated with his tales of the deep. His presentations will inspire attendees to develop a culture of teamwork as well as motivate them to venture into uncharted territory – leading to new discoveries, creativity, and innovation.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Dr.-Robert-Ballard

 

Walter Bond 

Walter Bond’s unique presentation style motivates audiences to take responsibility for their own continued improvement, teaching attendees how personal and organizational accountability creates teamwork and engagement. Walter’s keynotes are funny, insightful, and full of great stories that inspire sustained success.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Walter-Bond

 

Lee Cockerell

Lee Cockerell is as much a customer service speaker as he is a leadership, workplace culture, and employee engagement speaker. Lee’s message is simple: treat your people well and in return they will treat your guests well. Lee believes that exceptional customer service starts from within an organization and resonates outwards. His dynamic presentation style will leave sales audiences ready to look at customer service from a whole new angle.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Lee-Cockerell

Dr. Janet Lapp 

One of the most dynamic and entertaining speakers on the circuit Dr. Janet Lapp’s keynotes will have you laughing and learning. Her presentations are funny, engaging, and highly motivating. Dr. Lapp’s keynote will leave attendees feeling energized and ready to face challenges with fortitude and positivity.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Dr.-Janet-Lapp

 

Vince Poscente

Vince Poscente has a great story – and that story has an even better moral. Vince’s lively presentations teach audiences how to take on big challenges without fear and how to execute big idea quickly. Each of Vince’s keynotes are tailored to the specific needs of the audience, providing important observations about where, how, and when you and your team can accelerate.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Vince-Poscente

Mike Rayburn

Hilarious and unique, Mike Rayburn’s presentations are like nothing you’ve seen before. As a guitar virtuoso, Mike will inspire audiences to challenge their perceived limitations and teach them how to push themselves and their organizations beyond existing barriers.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Mike-Rayburn

 

Steve Rizzo

Steve Rizzo’s interactive presentations will have attendees taking notes in between gales of laughter. He will teach your audience how to develop and maintain a positive attitude – creating a more cohesive and healthy working environment.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Steve-Rizzo

 

Scott Snook

Scott Snook tells stories. His stories (or case studies) demonstrate how leadership is discovered, cultivated, and sustained. His presentations are extremely thought-provoking and deliver his message on a mental and emotional level. Audiences leave feeling inspired to take control of their own leadership objectives within their organizations.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Scott-A.-Snook

Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson’s energetic and captivating presentations make him a wonderful closing speaker for any event. Mark’s keynotes are very insightful and well researched – he knows your business and your competition and provides great tools and motivation to help your business grow beyond what you thought possible.

Video: https://thesweeneyagency.com/speakers/Mark-Thompson

To Learn more about these speakers contact [email protected]

Derek Sweeney is the Director of Speaker Ideas at The Sweeney Agency. www.thesweeneyagency.com. For 15 years Derek has been helping clients find the right Speakers for their events. Derek can be reached at 1-866-727-7555 or [email protected] 

A Year from Now They Will Still be Talking About These 5 Speakers

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One of the questions we ask Clients when they first call looking for Speaker ideas for this year’s event is “Who spoke at the event last year?” Most of the time clients will laugh and reply: “Actually, I don’t remember.”  Good speakers will have attendees talking the following week, but great speakers will continue to be talked about a year after the event. When they remember the Speaker they remember the message – and that’s what counts.
Here are the Top 5 Speakers* that deliver such powerful presentations, clients continue to remember them year after year:

Yossi Ghinsberg | Inspirational Speaker and Adventurer

Yossi Ghinsberg’s amazing story of survival in the Amazon without supplies for three weeks after being separated from the rest of his expedition party will have audience members at the edge of their seats. His harrowing tale and his determination to survive will have attendees inspired to face any and all adversities and challenges in their personal and professional lives.

Miles Hilton-Barber | Vision-impaired Explorer and Inspirational Speaker

After losing his sight in his early twenties, Miles Hilton-Barber didn’t regard this setback as something that would sabotage his dreams, but simply an additional challenge that would make his successes that much sweeter as he shattered barriers. Miles’ stories of adventure will captivate your audience, while his stories of overcoming obstacles will leave them inspired to take on anything!

Sally Hogshead | Innovative Branding and Marketing Speaker

Sally Hogshead is fascinating – and she can teach your audience how to be too! A marketing and branding guru, Sally’s energetic and practical presentations teach audiences how to stand-out, express their value, and be remembered. Believe us – you won’t soon forget the Speaker who taught how to be remembered.

Dr. Roch Parayre | Innovation Expert and Global Authority on Conscientious Decision Making Strategies

Imagine being at the center of a crisis at work and being able to not only keep a calm and clear head, but to make the important decisions quickly and strategically in the midst of chaos. Dr. Roch Parayre teaches audiences how critical thinking and reframing complex issues leads to effective decision-making and ultimately sustainable, strong leadership.

Benjamin Zander | Conductor for the Boston Philharmonic and Leadership Speaker

As Conductor for the Boston Philharmonic, Benjamin Zander uses the orchestra as a metaphor for a new approach to leadership – gleaning the most out of every individual in order to harmonize as a whole. His presentations will change your entire perspective on leadership, art, creativity, and team synergy. Benjamin Zander does not simply give a speech – he gives an experience!

*Speakers are listed in alphabetical order

Top Speakers On Change for October 2015

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How to manage change is one of our most requested Speaker topics from Clients who book keynote speakers – and the number of requests continue to increase. New technologies, shifting demographics, and even where business is conducted is in constant flux – all creating anxiety and tension as organizations attempt to stay on top of every new development. Change does not need to be overwhelming and frustrating, we simply need to learn the skills to embrace it and see it as an opportunity rather than a threat. As of October 2015 here are our highest rated Speakers on Change*:

Brian Biro | Author and Speaker on Leadership and Thriving Through Change

When it comes to change, often we go into “fight or flight” mode – doing everything we can to not let it happen, or pretending it isn’t happening at all. Brian Biro teaches audiences how to get excited about the new opportunities that change brings and to become “champions of change.”

Dr. Gary Bradt | Expert on Adaptability 

Addressing the unique objectives of every audience, Dr. Gary Bradt gets to the heart of how change is impacting an organization and delivers customized presentations to engage with the pertinent issues surrounding change. Dr. Bradt’s presentations are always insightful and full of practical strategies designed to work with each unique audience.

John Cassis | Humorous & Motivational Speaker 

John Cassis uses a compelling blend of humor, warmth, and motivation to help audiences realize the full potential of what embracing change could mean for their business. John presents positive strategies that will transform those who fear change into people who encourage and cultivate it.

Daryl Conner | Bestselling Author of Managing at the Speed of Change

Change Management is much more than the implementation of new policies and procedures, it is about transforming how we view change and what it means for our business. Daryl Connor simplifies the dynamics of change and teaches audiences how to become more adaptable to developments that are moving more and more quickly.

Lisa Ford | Speaker on Customer Service and the Power of Change

Lisa Ford will teach audience members that flexibility and adaptability are the cornerstones to not only a successful business, but a successful individual – those who acclimate faster and easier are often those who seize the most opportunities. Lisa Ford provides practical strategies to overcome the lingering resistance to change and how to take responsibility for making change work.

Dr. Jackie Freiberg | Bestselling Author on Leadership, Innovation, and Change Management

Dr. Jackie Freiberg believes that change management is not simply the responsibility of employers, but that every member of the organization can learn to cultivate and participate in a culture of change. Dr. Freiberg’s presentations pull audiences out of their comfort zones and have them settled into a space of being pleasantly uncomfortable – which is the space where change begins to become welcomed and utilized in positive and innovative ways.

Carol Kinsey Goman | Expert on Non-verbal communication 

“The manner in which change is communicated is more important than the nature of that change.” This quote from Change Management expert Carol Kinsey Goman epitomizes how she approaches her presentations on how to get your people onside with change. Rather than providing strategic initiatives, Kinsey Goman focuses on people and how to introduce new attitudes and behaviors to your employees that will have them thriving in times of change.

Dr. Robert Kriegel | Bestselling Author of If It Ain’t Broke…Break It!

Dr. Robert Kriegel wants you to start from scratch – put everything to the side and approach old problems like a beginner. Using this method will have your team “riding the wave of change without wiping out” as well as fostering a climate of boldness, creativity, and innovation.

Dr. Janet Lapp | Change Management Expert and Motivational Speaker

Dynamic and highly motivating, Dr. Janet Lapp’s presentations teach audience members how to not only be resilient in the face of change, but to approach it with positivity. Dr. Lapp’s keynotes are high-energy and full of humor and insight – she will prepare your audience to engage change with confidence.

Steve Rizzo | Entertainer & Motivational Speaker 

Steve Rizzo’s straightforward presentations will not only motivate audiences to see change as a positive, but to actually seek it out in order to create new opportunities for success. Change is inevitable, so why not use it to your advantage?

*Speakers are listed alphabetically

5 Speakers Who Should be Featured on 60 Minutes

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A few weeks ago we were thrilled when our Speaker Dr. Robert Ballard was featured on an episode of 60 Minutes, the longest continuously running prime-time show in American television history. Dr. Ballard was fascinating, intriguing, and proved on-screen that he is an amazing storyteller which contributes to making him a powerful Speaker.  At the office the next day we had a debate, and then a vote as to who else we thought should be featured on 60 minutes. Below are our top 5 choices for Speakers who we truly believe would fascinate TV viewers as they have with every live audience we have ever booked them for (Also we’re sending this list to Morley Safer!)*

Shawn Achor | Happiness Guru, Best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage

Happiness is a science. It is also a prevalent goal that so many people are trying to obtain, whether at home or at work. Unfortunately, most people have their “happiness plan” backwards – and that’s where positive psychology expert Shawn Achor comes in. Believing that happiness is the result of success, money, etc., few recognize that happiness is not the end result – it is the cause. After extensive research, Shawn Achor found that the most successful people with the healthiest social relationships began their endeavors with optimism and positivity – Happiness is not the goal, but the catalyst for overall contentment. Shawn provides practical applications to help his audiences shift their mindsets, teaching them how to be happy first, and watch the rest fall into place.

Robyn Benincasa | CNN Hero, Firefighter, and expert on Teamwork

Robyn Benincasa is the ultimate influencer – she inspires those around her to take beautifully brazen risks like climb a mountain, join an adventure racing team, or even start their own business. As a professional adventure racer, Robyn has travelled the world, pushing her body and her team to new and exciting heights. She is also a full time firefighter in America’s first all-female crew and is the founder of Project Athena: a non-profit dedicated to helping women with medical issues achieve their athletic dreams. Robyn’s stories excite, inspire, and astonish anyone who hears them – her narrative will capture all audiences and empower them to recognize that their limitations are simply their own perceptions, not their reality.

Dr. George Friedman | Founder of STRATFOR and expert on Geopolitics

Businesses no longer operate in an isolated environment. Our ever-growing interconnectivity compels organizations to not just observe what is going on in their own backyards, but to extend their watch beyond their borders. Dr. George Friedman is an expert on how business is being impacted by both events and individuals half way across the world. He is a master analyst who evaluates global trends and identifies who and what will affect how your organization does business – either bracing for a significant shift in foreign dynamics or identifying emerging markets that could result in huge opportunities. His fascinating insights would appeal to audiences from executives of large corporations to anyone who wants to keep their fingers on the pulse of global developments.

Cam Marston | Motivational Speaker and Generational Expert

There is no greater workplace issue impacting business today than generational conflict. Cam Marston is the leading authority on how the changing generational demographics in the workplace and in the marketplace will influence your business. Cam explains the differences of each generation currently in the workplace and how to recruit, retain, and manage each of these diverse groups. Furthermore, he also knows exactly how to sell to each of them. Cam’s insights into the generational differences will inform employers as to how to ease tensions that arise in the office, cultivate a collaborative working environment, and increase sales!

Peter Ricchiuti | Economist, and Professor at the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University

Too often economic experts use abstruse jargon when speaking of finance, making it inaccessible to those outside the financial realm. Peter Ricchiuti is the economist who makes finance not only easily understandable, but fun too! Peter has a fantastic sense of humor and uses it to connect with his audiences – explaining the economy and finance in a way that is inclusive of all knowledge-bases and backgrounds. Peter Ricchiuti is truly The Everyman’s Economist!

 

*Speakers are listed in alphabetical order

Top 10 Closing Speakers for July 2015

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A great closing speaker is one who sends your audience away on a high note. They are inspiring, motivational, and energizing – often with a compelling story that reaches people on an emotional level. After two or three days of heavy content, a speaker who entertains and engages your attendees will leave them feeling excited and ready to implement everything they’ve learned. Here are the Top 10 Closing Speakers* for July 2015:

Mike Abrashoff | Formal Naval Commander and Speaker on Inspired Leadership

Mike Abrashoff’s story of turning one of the lowest performing naval ships into one of the finest in the Pacific Fleet will have audiences inspired to take initiative within their own leadership and collaborative roles.  Mike’s keynotes are an engaging combination of great storytelling and practical advice on leadership, teamwork, and peak performance.

Stacy Allison | First American female to reach Mount Everest summit, Speaker on Risk

Stacy Allison’s stories of adventure will inspire audiences to undertake their own exciting ventures. Attendees will no longer want to run from risk but rather they will be ready to approach it with eagerness and excitement.

Dr. Robert Ballard | Deep-sea Explorer and Discoverer of Titanic Wreckage

Dr. Ballard will have audiences captivated with his tales of the deep. His presentations will inspire attendees to develop a culture of teamwork as well as motivate them to venture into uncharted territory – leading to new discoveries and innovation.

Robyn Benincasa | CNN Hero, Firefighter, and Motivational Speaker on Teamwork 

As an adventure racer and firefighter, Robyn Beninicasa has amazing stories about leadership, change, and human synergy. Her high energy keynotes will have audiences feeling empowered to perform at their maximum potential both personally and professionally.

Tom Flick | Former NFL Quarterback, Authority on Leadership, Teamwork, and Peak Performance

Tom Flick draws on his extensive knowledge as an athlete and leader in corporate America to deliver a high intensity, and inspirational message to his audiences. He is a skilled storyteller who will galvanize attendees to take the necessary steps to achieve greatness.

Adam Kreek | Olympic Gold Medalist, Adventure Rower and Motivational Speaker

A gifted storyteller, Adam Kreek will captivate your audience with his amazing adventures. His focus on preparation and teamwork will motivate your audience to foster a culture of collaboration and development.

Dr. Janet Lapp | Authority Change Management and Employee Engagement

Dr. Janet Lapp is one of the most dynamic and entertaining speakers on the circuit. Her presentations are funny, engaging, and highly motivating. Dr. Lapp’s keynote will leave attendees feeling energized and ready to face challenges with fortitude and positivity.

Mike Rayburn | Musician, Entertainer, and Speaker

Hilarious and unique, Mike Rayburn’s presentations are like nothing you’ve seen before. As a guitar virtuoso, Mike will inspire audiences to challenge their perceived limitations and teach them how to push themselves and their organizations beyond existing barriers.

Steve Rizzo | Motivational Speaker on The Power of Positivity

Steve Rizzo’s interactive presentations will have attendees laughing and learning. He will teach your audience how to develop and maintain a positive attitude – creating a more cohesive and healthy working environment.

Rick Searfoss | Astronaut and Inspiring Speaker on Teamwork and Leadership

Rick Searfoss will have audiences fascinated with his presentation which combines exciting imagery and moving stories of leadership, teamwork, and personal performance. He will leave attendees committed to holding themselves and their business to new and higher standards of greatness.

*Speakers are listed in alphabetical order

Top 10 Opening Speakers for July 2015

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Selecting the right opening speaker for your event is crucial – they set the tone for entire engagement. A great opening speaker should inspire their audience to open a dialogue with one another. They should also energize, engage, and motivate attendees to get the most out of the event. Here are our Top Ten Opening Speakers* for July 2015:

Ty Bennett | Inspiring Speaker on Improving Your Communication Skills and the Power of Story

Ty’s keynotes teach attendees how to effectively engage others on an emotional level, leading to stronger connections, stronger commitment, and ultimately a stronger bottom-line. Audiences describe his presentations as inspiring, thought-provoking, and entertaining.

Walter Bond | Motivating Speaker on Becoming More Accountable, Former NBA Athlete

Teaching how personal and organizational accountability creates teamwork and engagement, Walter Bond’s unique presentation style motivates audiences to take responsibility for their own continued improvement. Walter’s keynotes are funny, insightful, and full of practical strategies for sustainable success.

Nicholas Boothman | Engaging Speaker on How to Connect with Clients and Colleagues

Nicholas Boothman’s entertaining and thoughtful presentations demonstrate that connecting with others is not an innate talent, but a teachable skill. His interactive keynotes and workshops will encourage attendees to open up and communicate with one another while developing skills that will improve sales and productivity.

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Author and Speaker on Improving Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is one of the most accurate predictors of personal and professional success. Dr. Travis Bradberry is a world-renowned expert on EQ whose fascinating presentations teach audience members how to increase their EQ and achieve more. Attendees leave with a newfound sense of self, as well as practical strategies for future success.

Dan Clark | Motivating Speaker on Teamwork and Sales

Dan Clark’s presentation is the ultimate motivator. Combining inspiring stories with practical insights, Dan encourages attendees to push themselves to the next level.  Audiences leave Dan’s presentations hungry to learn and do more.

Chip Eichelberger | Motivational Speaker on Focus and Committing To Your Goals

Motivational Speaker Chip Eichelberger will energize your audience with his contagious enthusiasm. His interactive presentations allow audience members to break the ice and begin to collaborate. Attendees will leave his presentation feeling motivated, excited, and empowered to take on new and existing challenges.

Chester Elton | “The Apostle of Appreciation” and Best Selling Author

Dubbed “The Apostle of Appreciation” by The Globe and Mail, Chester Elton’s presentations explore the connection between effective recognition and employee engagement. His motivational keynotes are full of energy and enthusiasm, setting an exciting and positive foundation for any event.

Dr. Tasha Eurich | Organizational Phycologist and Speaker on Leadership

Dr. Tasha Eurich is a highly sought-after leadership expert who captivates her audiences with interactive discussions, engaging activities, and real-world applications. Dr. Eurich blends scientific theory with practical information, creating a new and exciting perspective on leadership.

Steve Gilliland | Famed Storyteller and Motivational Speaker

Steve Gilliland’s keynotes are funny, energizing, and compelling. His presentations motivate audiences to thrive both personally and professionally, creating a desire to get the most out of what life has to offer.

Ross Shafer | Motivational Speaker and Humorist

Enlightening and fun, Ross Shafer’s presentations will have audience members inspired to reach their maximum potential. He will inspire attendees to take the steps necessary in their own personal and professional development – and he’ll tell some jokes too!

 

*Speakers are listed in alphabetical order

Clap Along if You Feel like Happiness is for You (at work): 3 Signs You’re Happy with Your Job

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Employee happiness is something that all managers ought to be focused on. According to Emotional Intelligence expert and Speaker Travis Bradberry, compared to unhappy employees, happy employees are:

  • 36% more motivated,
  • have 6 times more energy,
  • and are twice as productive as other employees

Sure, they may say they’re happy when asked about their job satisfaction but even the friendliest, most approachable bosses may not be getting the whole truth from their people. To evaluate if your employees are truly happy you have to focus more on their actions, and less on their words. Here are 3 important indicators that you’re leading happy employees:

  1. Do you  want to go for a drink with those people in Marketing after work or would you rather have a root canal?

Social connections are one of the main qualities that contribute to sustained happiness says The Happiness Advantage author and Speaker Shawn Achor.  So employees who cultivate a social network at the office are more likely to be happier than those who keep their co-workers at a distance. A great way to gauge the strength of employees’ connections is to hold casual, voluntary after-work functions and see who attends. Those who show up are more likely to view it as a social gathering rather than a work event, indicating that they view their co-workers as friends and not simply colleagues.

  1. Are you really pleased Pat received that Sales Award or are you considering getting a Voodoo doll?

Happy employees want to see others succeed asserts Positive Communication Expert and Speaker Michelle Gielan. They don’t feel threatened by their colleagues’ achievements and recognize that the success of one is the success of all (including your company’s bottom line).

  1. Do you bounce back quickly or are you still getting over The Client-Drinking Straw-Ham Sandwich Incident of  ’06?

Happy employees look at set-back as temporary says Psychologist and Wellness Speaker Dr. Martin Seligman. Contented people believe that negative circumstances are fleeting and a set-back at work is simply a passing matter. They also bounce back quickly because they don’t shoulder all the blame for a particular set-back – they acknowledge it and choose to look at it as a challenge to try harder.

So clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth! But not too loudly – you don’t want to startle Janice across the hall.

Top Speakers On The Power of Humour This Holiday Season

We are constantly gathering recent reviews and references on both our existing speakers as well as new additions to our roster. We tabulate the data to see who clients are picking as the best.

As of December 2nd, 2014 here are our highest rated Speakers on the Power of Humour in the Workplace:

Top Humour Speakers

Judy Carter – Comedian and Author
Judy Carter is a stand-up comic, author, and master teacher who has appeared on over one hundred TV shows. Judy is the founder of Comedy Workshop Productions, which runs comedy classes nationwide. Her expertise at teaching others to use comedy to transform their lives and careers has created a nationwide demand for her as a corporate and college speaker. Carter has inspired thousands of people to use humor to deal with change and laugh their way out of stress.

Christine Cashen – Humorous Communications Coach
Christine Cashen is the author of, The Good Stuff: Quips & Tips on Life, Love, Work and Happiness, which was named motivational book of the year by the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. What makes her unique is the real factor. She combines a down-to-earth attitude with a colorful artistic streak. Christine delivers a fast-paced, hilarious program with useful content that makes her a sought after speaker worldwide. She is an entertainer and authority on sparking innovating ideas, communication, teamwork, handling conflict, reducing stress and energizing employees.

Tim Clue – Funny Motivational Speaker and Host/MC:
After a decade as a professor of communications and speech, Tim Clue took his then-budding comedy writing skills to the clubs. During his years as an ultra-clean comedian, Tim swiftly progressed to working with many well-known comics—such as Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Wright and Larry Miller. Now, as a Humorous Motivational Speaker and Team Builder, Tim has spoken before such notables as former President George H.W. Bush and economist Paul Krugman. Bringing “social” back into the meeting space and inspiring and connecting his audiences through laughter, Tim is dedicated to reinventing conferences one funny experience at a time.

Simon Cotter – Corporate MC and Comedian
After achieving success as an executive for a real estate company, ascending the corporate ladder from top sales person to that of a top management person, Simon Cotter set his sights on a new profession: Comedy. It didn’t take long for Simon to become one of the most popular and highly requested comics on the college circuit. For four years straight Cotter was entertaining over 50,000 students a year across the country with his unique comedic style. Inevitably, due to his immense popularity within the college market, Simon quickly became a success off-campus as well. Simon then discovered the conference market, or it discovered him. Now, Simon performs as a corporate comedian and keynote speaker worldwide, receiving rave reviews from everywhere he goes.

Roman Danylo – Corporate Comedian
For over 20 years Roman Danylo has been an entertainer, MC and keynote speaker for some of biggest names in the corporate world. He has entertained for companies like Glaxo Smith Kline, Hewlett Packard, BMO, Manulife Financial and hundreds more. Often invited into the stuffy world of AGMs, sales conferences, or company awards nights; Roman uses his comedy improv skills to team-build, brain storm and break the ice. Roman gathers info about whichever company he is working for and trades that inside information for a currency usually foreign to the corporate world, big laughs. His message is team building and thinking outside the box and the result is tons of fun.

Tim Gard – Pioneer in Humor-Based Training
Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE, is a tears-in-your-eyes-laugh-out-loud speaker who teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful, and coaches businesses on how to enhance productivity and employee enthusiasm. An internationally recognized authority on stress reduction and conflict resolution, Tim’s easy-to-implement techniques provide audiences with ways to diffuse, deal with, and even avoid intensely stressful encounters. When relating to business leaders, Tim ‘walks his talk’ as a successful business owner himself for more than 20 years. Before starting his business, he worked in the Sales Industry, as well as State and Federal Government in Human Services, as a fraud investigator and is a navy veteran.

Michael Kerr – Entertaining Speaker on Inspiring Workplaces and Reducing Stress
Michael Kerr, Speaking Hall of Fame member, is an award winning, Certified Speaking Professional and the author of six books. He is known as one of North America’s leading authorities on how to create more productive, less stressful, more creative, and more inspiring workplaces. His humorous, inspiring and thought provoking programs are often rated as having the greatest impact of any presentation at a conference. Michael Kerr’s message of injecting humor into the workplace helps build strong teams and leaders by encouraging a new kind of communication.

Colin Mochrie – Improv Comedian and Corporate Entertainer
If you’re looking for a night your attendees will remember for the rest of their lives, try Colin Mochrie on for size. Indeed, one-size-fits-all in Colin’s unparalleled improv or stand-up show, tailored specifically to your event, that will leave attendees of all levels and backgrounds howling in the aisles. After getting his first laugh in a high school production in Vancouver, Colin set about the business of becoming a professional actor. After 4 years of acting training at Vancouver’s Theatresports, Colin went on to spend 3 years with the famed Second City cast in Toronto. Then, his career took off on the world stage, first with his appearances as a regular on the British version of Whose Line Is It Anyway? and afterward on the popular American television program of the same name, hosted by Drew Carey.

Steve Rizzo – Entertainer and Motivational Speaker
Steve Rizzo is a speaker who will wake your group up with his straightforward New York attitude, motivate them with his life-changing personal growth strategies and of course, regale them with laughter. In addition to providing hands-on tools to help audiences achieve individual and team success in the face of change, Steve showcases why he was so successful as a national headline comedian with opening acts such as Drew Carey, Rosie O’Donnell, and Dennis Miller.

Joel Zeff – Entertaining Communication Speaker
Joel Zeff creates energy. He is a dynamic speaker, improvisational humorist and author. His interactive performances invite members of the audience to participate in hilarious improvisational exercises that illustrate Joel’s central message: That organizations and individuals should CELEBRATE every day successes to increase collaboration, productivity, passion and innovation. Since 1997, Joel has inspired audiences from Wells Fargo to Samsung to KPMG and even the IRS. Yes, the IRS. Joel is a masterful public speaker and a nationally renowned motivator, lifelong humorist and improvisational actor.

*Speakers are listed in alphabetical order