Change the Game
Life is a game; business is a game; travel is a game. Well, literally everything is a game that usually involves winners, losers, and spectators. This "Change the Game" keynote helps you discover how to change any game to your advantage when encountering situational stressors, toxic people, and various challenges inherent to life.
The pressure to accomplish more with less, meet tight deliverable expectations, and respond with professional promptness can create stress, cause team dysfunction, and even decrease morale. The attitude that “everything seems so serious, heavy, and intense” is more than unproductive; it’s a truly unhealthy way to work and live!
Participants learn how one person can “change the game” for all players by applying easy-to-understand and hard-to-forget concepts—ones that champions have been using for centuries in sports, business, and life in general. Providing a shift in perspective and approach can influence the playing experience for everyone in a multitude of tangible and valuable ways. Learn how to reduce stress in this hilarious keynote! Using the game of marbles as a metaphor, Tim proves that overly complicated tasks can become surprisingly uncomplicated—FAST!
Developing a Comic Vision
Employee motivation at its funnest, Tim Gard’s "Comic Vision" keynote is as funny as it is inspiring and content rich. A motivational speaker, Tim will teach audience members to develop and apply their own Comic Vision® to be more resourceful and resilient—both at work and in their personal lives. Tim’s rejuvenating message helps increase employee morale while enhancing productivity and everyday enthusiasm in three easy-to-adopt steps.
Tim’s unique, yet practical ideas also help people diffuse routine or extreme stress by insulating themselves against negativity. They’re able to “refresh and renew” themselves by using and sharing his Comic Vision® techniques. More than that, his funny, morale-building stories and extraordinary visual props make this keynote speech a hilarious way to start or close your meeting. When customizing this program for your event, Tim doesn’t make light of your organization’s serious situations. Rather, he shines a light on them to reveal previously unseen possibilities—and solutions. Employee motivation and corporate entertainment at its most productive! Developing a Comic Vision® can be adapted to between 45 minutes and 3 hours, depending on your program needs.
Leadership: The Tao of Humor
This breakout session amplifies the Comic Vision® 'good, clean humor philosophy' by providing deeper insights into Tim’s humor plan. The Tao of Humor emphasizes guidelines that are crucial to applying humor as a business skill. Powerful motivational leadership exists in individuals at every level of every type of organization, however; becoming an effective motivational leader is a choice and a talent. Just as any skill or talent can be developed, so can anyone who truly desires to become an exceptional motivational leader. There is no one-size-fits-all model because everyone brings varying skills and degrees of leadership ability, all of which must be identified, understood and honed. In this fun-filled motivational leadership workshop, discover your own leadership style and learn what it takes to bring your uniuqe motivational leadership abilities to the next level.
Master of Ceremonies: Tim Gard, Emcee
With Tim as your Master of Ceremonies, you are assured an amazing event that is dynamic, creatively consistent, dependable, engaging and funny! You can rely on Tim to professionally facilitate activities on-stage so that you can can focus on off-stage matters such as addressing any unexpected issues and coordinating with your staff so your conference or meeting occurs flawlessly!
Tim’s high-energy, infectious smile, ability to quickly connect with any group, and contagious positive attitude is legendary in the professional speaking and emcee industry. It’s one of the reasons that 2010 Meetings Planner magazine named him “one of the best event speakers ever seen or heard on stage”!
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.
Talented, innovative, and memorable, Tim provides amazing take home value delivered with his one-of-a-kind presentation style.
As a keynote speaker, he ensures every event starts with a bang and/or concludes with everyone sharing a renewed, positive sense of purpose. Tim is also available as an outstanding emcee facilitating the day’s activities or hosting an evening awards banquet.
Tim has achieved the highest honors and recognition in his industry, including:
* CPAE (Council of Peers Award for Excellence): Speaker Hall of Fame Member—an elite recognition shared by fewer than 150 speakers worldwide
* CSP (Certified Speaking Professional): The highest earned designation of the National Speakers Association.
* Selected by Meeting Planners Magazine as one of the “Best speakers ever seen or heard on the main stage.”
Tim’s down-to-earth style and real-life humor leaves a lasting impression that audiences will benefit from for years to come. His skillful use of ordinary items in extraordinary ways and extraordinary items in everyday ways make him one of the most popular main stage speakers on the platform today.
Becoming more resilient is not about telling jokes or laughing at everything. Instead of making light of serious issues, Tim shines a light on unseen possibilities for solutions to difficult situations. He demonstrates how to be professional, yet light-hearted throughout all his programs.
Without a doubt, Tim’s keynotes consistently deliver on these two promises:
1. A hilarious shared experience, and
2. Take-home value that improves performance and workplace attitude.
As a business speaker, Tim shows leaders how to enhance productivity and employee enthusiasm using his humor stress diffusion tactics in everyday situations. He facilita es an unforgettable experience that
improves the quality of interactions. At the same time, he’s instilling an enthusiasm for non-malicious
mischief that no one should live without!
For two decades, Tim has provided hilariously entertaining, fast-paced, and informative programs from
Texas to Tasmania. His universal message translates to a diverse range of audiences of every size.
An internationally recognized authority on stress reduction and conflict resolution, Tim’s easy-toimplement
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