Five Speakers Who Will Get Your Audience Laughing
Life experiences are perhaps the most powerful teaching tools available to us, especially the not-so-pleasant ones. It is often only in hindsight that we can laugh at some of the more unfortunate situations endured but those misfortunes, ironically, provide us the ability to teach, inspire and motivate others. Executive Speakers Bureau represents numerous speakers who reflect on their lives, and the lives of others with whom they have worked, to demonstrate in the most humorous of ways how to thrive individually and corporately. Here are five humor speakers / comedians who will make you laugh while making you think, who will keep you entertained while also empowering you to be the best leader and team member you could possibly be.
Tim Gard is not only an entertainer but one of the nation’s most highly honored keynote speakers. He is a Speaker Hall of Fame member with CPAE (Council of Peers Award for Excellence) and, as a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), holds the highest designation awarded by the National Speakers Association. Gard is not a lecturer but a teacher, using humor to address workplace challenges and change perspectives of those affected by these challenges. His gifts in demonstrating how humor can be utilized as a stress-reducer in any results-driven environment are valuable in that he does not suggest facing difficult situations with laughter but using laughter to face difficult situations.
It’s been said that life is better when you’re laughing. ESB’s Ross Shafer proves that sharing the importance of customer empathy, market relevance and continued business reinvention is also better when you’re laughing! Author of eight books and winner of six Emmy Awards, Shafer utilizes his comedic background to show leaders how their organizations can grow, or not, depending on customers’ emotional connections to such. While his delivery showcases Shafer’s comedic background, the subject matters he addresses are of serious concern to those desiring success. Developing a resilient attitude, becoming a necessary member of your organization and overcoming intimidation are several of the topics Shafer covers in his unique and unconventional way.
Roy Firestone draws from his backgrounds as host, interviewer, narrator, actor, musician and impressionist to leave a lasting impression (pun intended!) on his audience. Having conducted more than 5,000 interviews with subjects from various professions and all walks of life, Firestone motivates and inspires by revisiting many of the lessons and experiences shared with him from these interviews. He personalizes each of his presentations to address the specifics of an organization and even in doing so, always retains the comedic element for which he is known. Firestone doesn’t just speak about numbers and cents, retention and promotion. He uplifts and entertains, focusing on the causes of success rather than skipping past the process and focusing solely on the end result.
Sinbad is the wildly successful comedian and television actor who, like Firestone, uses real-life stories as the basis for his equally successful speaking engagements. A humanitarian and community activist who has worked with The Children’s Defense Fund and the Sickle Cell Research Foundation, Sinbad’s commitment to education and AIDS awareness led to his participation in raising money for both the Endowed Scholarship Fund (in his parents’ names) at Morehouse College and the Magic Johnson Foundation. Desiring to appeal to the entire family with his messages of hope, Sinbad, unlike many comedians, never uses profanity during his performances. While known primarily for his stand-up routines and leading roles on shows such as A Different World and The Sinbad Show, Sinbad is able to capture an audience with his endless array of anecdotes applicable to most any situation and environment, whether corporate or personal.
Sometimes hearing the same concepts delivered in a most unusual and surprising way will cause your audience to retain the information better, longer. The Passing Zone, which consists of speakers and entertainers Jon Wee and Owen Morse, connects in ways that are both memorable and mesmerizing. They throw chainsaws, juggle flaming torches and “leap around the stage in fuchsia leotards” all while stressing the importance of teamwork: creating a professional team whose members encourage each other’s excellence and collectively recover from setbacks, hopefully while laughing a bit along the way. Wee and Morse believe the power of successful relationships with both partners and customers lies in understanding how to “Become Better Together.” Let them show you how, though you may have some trouble seeing through your laughter-induced tears!
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