Garrison Wynn

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About Garrison Wynn - Humorous Speaker on Leadership, Motivation & Communication:

With talents that established him as a Fortune 500 leader and professional stand-up comedian, Garrison Wynn fuses comic timing and research to deliver motivational business expertise.

For 20 years, he has given keynote presentations to clients (such as American Express, Wells Fargo, Oracle and NASA) at corporate and association events. He is the author of the Amazon best-seller The Real Truth about Success, the Amazon #1 best-seller The Cowbell Principle, and been a weekly contributor to the Washington Post and featured in Forbes and Inc. Magazines.

In his teens he debuted the world’s first video gaming system (Odyssey) with baseball legend Hank Aaron - and as a young man spent 6 years touring comedy clubs with the top names in the business. He went on to become the youngest department head in a Fortune 500 company’s history where he researched and designed processes for 38 company locations nationwide - and developed & marketed products still being sold in 30 countries.

Known for his ability to connect with any audience, Garrison communicates powerful, original content built on breakthrough research that he customizes with specifics from your industry. His gruntwork-to-great background from ditch digging (we’re not kidding!) to executive leadership, with sales, marketing, safety, manufacturing, and show biz in between - means that no industry or work experience is beyond Garrison’s ability to identify with or apply insight to. He can reach the CEO and the janitor in the same audience with a consistent, relevant message. He personalizes programs to give audiences the relational and behavioral insights they’ll need if they want to influence and succeed.

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What Garrison Wynn Talks About:

Change is Mandatory… Stress is Optional!
Change is something we all must deal with, but the stress that accompanies change is more of a choice

This fast-paced, entertaining virtual keynote creates an emotional shift for attendees as they see how much control they have over how change affects them. It also shows that stress is more about what we believe than it is about what is happening. It gives the specific communication tools that anyone can use to dramatically reduce resistance to change and difficult behavior. From COVID challenges, employee engagement issues and just embracing everyday work and life problems, this research-based program takes a fun look at a very serious topic.

  • Achieving top performance while working from home
  • Curing disengagement
  • How to get “buy-in” on change quickly
  • Working from home with no distractions
  • Social distance does not mean emotional distance: overcoming silo-ism
  • Managing mental health: what the most successful do differently
  • COVID induced worry: separating the data from the drama
  • Dealing with the resistance to change
  • Change is easy…you go first!

Remotely Awesome Leadership
How to Manage Faraway Teams with Near-Perfect Results

Without the personal power of onsite encounters, weekly or daily meetings, and the ability to visibly connect and track what people are doing, employees can feel uninformed and distracted. Good remote leadership requires a specific insight that creates a culture of commitment and productivity. And while email, phone, IM, voice text, and Zoom help a lot, those are just the tools to get a job done and not the solutions that will achieve your goals. This fun, heavily researched and virtually delivered session provides the actions and insights that allow leaders to be influential regardless of location.

  • Communicating what a good job looks like when it’s finished — not just the steps to get there
  • COVID quarantine questions: saying the right things the right way
  • Creating clarity and developing a culture of timely communication
  • Removing homebound worker distractions
  • Improving productivity without micromanagement
  • Remotely managing activities and goals
  • Building and maintaining motivation
  • Creating trust that fuels engagement and performance

Closing COVID Style
The Inside Track to Rapport Building, Buying-Sign Intuition, and Clarity of Value that Seal the Deal!

Drawing on 24 years of research and interviews with all the Fortune 500 firms, this program is rooted in rainmaker pandemic proof tactics that set the world’s top salespeople apart. The program teaches people to close and gives them the tools and confidence to be viewed as the customer’s valued resource in the shared experience of COVD19. This is not sales theory as viewed from 30,000 feet or the science of selling. Instead, it focuses on the personal influence techniques of the world’s top producers in every industry. This session is about what motivates consistent closers to ask for the business and the teachable skill sets to make it happen. Any seller, from the eager newbie to the seen-it-all, hard-to-impress veteran, leaves with huge takeaways. This customized, entertaining, inspiring program creates the mindset necessary to get maximum impact from the tactics taught.

Making the Most of Difficult Situations
Action and Adaptability Create Opportunity

This funny, insightful keynote combines relationship building with no-fluff motivation and change to deliver real solutions in uncertain times. Garrison examines the challenges we face (from COVID-19 to communication breakdown) and shows how we can laugh at our problems while using them as catalysts for success. This session covers a lot of ground and provides no-cost, researched-based, easily implemented, proven solutions that your people can use right away.

  • New people, new products and new approach
  • COVID-19 (safety vs economics)
  • Dealing with new leadership direction
  • How to get “buy-in” on change quickly
  • Working from home with no distractions
  • Communication breakdown: overcoming silo-ism
  • Nobody wants to be a “senior beginner”
  • Embracing mergers and acquisitions
  • Dealing with the resistance to change
  • Technology changes and procedural shifts
  • Change makes us better?

The Real Truth About Success
What the Most Influential Do Differently and Why They Won’t Tell You

Prepare to laugh and learn as a decade of Wynn Solutions research reveals what makes owners and managers of top-performing businesses now in the time of COVID so effective – and it’s not what you’d expect! If you enter this keynote session expecting to learn all about best practices and superior strategy, you’d better read the title again. Standout success in a challenging environment/economy often comes from personal advantage, whether it’s perceived value, personality, leadership-style, communication skills, allocation of resources, or access to privileged information. This entertaining session takes a realistic look at the influence you’ll need to make sure your knowledge and hard work deliver the results you want.

Influencing Safety
Whether you are trying to reduce your number of recordables or prevent a good safety record from creating complacency, this entertaining, customized session is more than just a safe bet. It will get your people laughing, learning and motivated to create a culture of safety while maintaining productivity.

This program focuses on developing the personal influence to make things stick, whether you’re helping leaders move change through their locations, dealing with COVID based issues or getting workers to look out for each other on the job site. Garrison is authentic – a guy who’s been there. He’s a chemical plant explosion survivor who has developed environmental safety products still in use worldwide. He expertly fuses his experiences into key takeaways such as how to build the trust and relationships that make consistent safety a reality. He delivers those takeaways using a humorous approach that will have a serious impact on your event.

Virtual EMCEE Duties
Let Garrison professionally host your event.

  • Open with your details and short event framing talk
  • Introduce your speakers, leaders, and breakout sessions
  • Host panels and keep things flowing and on time
  • Create a fun seamless experience for viewers

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Garrison was able to get through to our people like no one else. We thought we knew it all; we were wrong.

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