About Greg Bennick - Interactive & Funny Motivational Speaker and Event Emcee:
Greg Bennick can be the after-dinner comedic act that makes the conference memorable for years, or he can be the keynote speaker who drives your points home with his own unique style. Greg Bennick works with you to deliver impact! He uses clean comedy and explores new ideas around community and creativity.
He integrates award-winning comedy, audience interaction, incredible juggling, powerful magic effects, and unbelievable mind reading into his presentations to create a visual display which helps the ideas really sink in.
A two-time humorous speaking champion, Greg engages and inspires your audience while making them laugh. He has spent over thirty years on stage and has connected with audiences live in over twenty-five countries in the last decade, and of course virtual presentations are available via Zoom, Skype, Facebook live, telepathy, and any other mode you can imagine.
His topics range from new angles on team building and the psychology of how to manage crisis and conflict, leadership, and communication…and how self-doubt limits wide-ranging expansion. Based in Seattle, he’s been flown everywhere from Syracuse to Singapore to share his unique brand of engaging ideas.
What Greg Bennick Talks About:
Find Your Voice: Strengthening Community Creatively
Developing community is about strengthening teams from within. For Greg, touring and exploring the world for thirty years has taught him about CREATIVITY, COMMUNITY, and USING COMEDY to channel energy in positive directions. Your work, personal, and local communities need every voice to thrive. Learn the benefits, and discover powerful new perspectives on teamwork through comedic approaches on self esteem and connectedness.
(Perfect for all organizations who truly value their people and who are interested in energetic new ideas)
Fail Better: Don’t Be Afraid to Drop the Ball! (What We Learn From Failure About Success)
Greg is fascinated by gravity as a metaphor: by dropping objects he learns constantly to FAIL BETTER. The Seattle Times called him “A juggler of objects and concepts.” What do you learn about success from a path where the
journey is filled with mistakes and failure? You learn focus and courage. Greg shows you the way.
(Perfect for any group looking to enhance positive mental attitude among their team members and looking to laugh throughout a presentation)
Envision & Expand: Changing the World Without Having a Clue
Want to change the world in which you work and live but aren’t sure how? Want to transform your workplace
environment and implement new ideas? Learn how one line from the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” inspired a
lifetime of creativity and action even amidst self-doubt. Learn about failing better, growing together, and making dreams a reality.
(Perfect for any group with a CSR focus, those interested in change and transformation…and also for colleges)
Change: Managing the Unexpected
Change is an inevitability, and as long as we are in the right mindset, we will be ready for anything and prepared to take action. As a juggler for almost thirty years, Greg is an expert at change: every ball flies in a different direction. How do we manage change? What perspectives to we need? Using laughter and entertainment as a vehicle, Greg delivers answers to these important questions in his incredible keynote.
Learning points include…
- New perspectives on ‘dropping the ball’™ and failure
- How to continue even in the midst of setbacks
- Perspectives on the creative process itself and the peaks and valleys it brings
Teamwork: An Individual Experience
The success of any organization is dependent on how its people work together. In this keynote, Greg uses his proven techniques of audience participation to demonstrate how effective we can be when we work together. but from the perspective of knowing ourselves. How can we transform being let down by others in the past to being inspired to try again in order to work together effectively? Teamwork demands vigilance, patience, commitment, and determination. Most importantly, its teamwork WITH the people we serve not in opposition to them that yields truly sustainable alliances.
Learning points include…
- Self esteem and its role in our interactions
- From where do interpersonal conflicts emerge
- How to resolve those conflicts when they flare up
Leadership: To Listen is to Lead
We often think of leaders as having powerful voices, but the best and brightest leaders are actually the greatest listeners. We explore, through audience participation and laughter, the core concepts of being an effective listener as part of a team and how that leads to outstanding leadership. Greg’s real life experience with leadership includes the World Leaders Project, an initiative Greg started that had him meeting face to face with world leaders to discuss dynamics of power, control, and effective balance.
My client thought I was a genius for finding such an amazing entertainer and passed that praise along to my boss…I then passed that praise along to my parents as a sign that my college education wasn’t a waste. So, from both a professional and personal angle, thank you for an amazingly successful and highly entertaining event.