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Energize, unite and inspire your attendees with a Hall of Fame, tears-in-your-eyes-laugh-out-loud, CSP, CPAE keynote speaker, who teaches how to be more resilient and inspires employee enthusiasm and creativity.

Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)

Speaker Hall of Fame (CPAE)

Fee Range: $10,001 – $20,000
Phone: 800-328-6008

Energize, unite, and inspire your attendees with a Hall of Fame tears-in-your-eyes-laugh-out-loud keynote speaker who teaches how to be more resilient and inspires employee enthusiasm and creativity.

Talented, Innovative and Memorable, TIM provides amazing take-home value delivered with his one-of-a-kind presentation style. 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. Tim is an internationally recognized authority on stress reduction and conflict resolution, and his easy-to-implement techniques provide ways to diffuse, deal with, and even avoid intensely stressful encounters. 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. Recognized as a pioneer in humor based training, Tim’s down-to-earth style and real-life humor leaves a lasting impression that you 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.

Tim is a certified speaking professional (CSP) & a member of the Speaker Hall Of Fame, an elite honor held by fewer than 150 speakers worldwide. The author or co-author of Just Plane Funny, My Policy Manual, Motivational Leaders he also is an inventor of stress reduction office products that are marketed and enjoyed worldwide. In his 26-year career as a professional speaker, Hall of Fame Speaker Tim Gard has spoken worldwide at more than 2000 events. Audiences from Texas to Tasmania and everywhere in between love him and so will you.

Speech Titles and Descriptions:

Off the Wall is a game. Life is a game; business is a game; literally everything is a game that contains winners, losers, and spectators. Winners excel by intention and determination while others suffer from making the choice to simply coast or dwell in a defeatist attitude.

Tim uses a bag of marbles to show how one person can “change the game” for everyone 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. Everyone gets their own bag of marbles to continue to changing the game or if you wish to play Off the Wall.

Hazardous habits invariably form when repeating the same safety policy over and over again. The audience goes right back to doing what they’ve always done because it didn’t stick. Just like earworm songs and random information from your school years, safety information can be “sticky” and stay in your team’s brain well beyond the presentation.

Tim has worked in some very dangerous jobs; experienced workplace injuries and his insights are based on real life situations anyone can identify with and learn from. He uses that experience to show you how your safety messaging can make a change in your organization and stick.

Unhealthy humor is toxic. Although almost everyone will agree that humor can have a positive impact at work. As a strategic skill, it can act as a positive factor in communication, morale, and stress reduction. However, if unhealthy or misused, it can have an equally negative effect.

Using “good, clean humor”, Tim shows you how to use that humor to enhance (and never diminish) workplace culture while improving morale and ultimately customer service. Tim is more than a humorist and motivational speaker, but a stress reduction speaker sure to send spirits soaring in the office.

Morale can make or break an organization. Organizations are struggling with employee satisfaction and retention which are critical for the success of the company AND for the employee. Although Ice Cream Fridays are yummy, they’re not enough.

Tim’s rejuvenating message helps increase employee morale while enhancing productivity and everyday enthusiasm in three easy-to-adopt steps in his proven Comic Vision® techniques. His terrifically funny, unique stories (and of course, extraordinary visual props) make this keynote address a hilarious way to start or close your meeting.


Tim Gard is the ultimate professional.  I’ve heard Tim speak at national conventions several times over the years and have always been impressed.   I have been delighted to include him as a mainstage presenter at my annual conference on multiple occasions.  I know that Tim will show up fully, deliver exactly as we had discussed, maintain professionalism throughout, and always brings educational content to his presentations along with the humor.   To say that working with Tim is a slam dunk is no exaggeration.   He’s got your back, he flexes where needed, and he will always deliver at the best of his abilities.   The best part?  Your attendees will be surprised and delighted.  You’ll hear them talking about his presentation for weeks and months afterward.  Yippee!
Dental Speaker Institute

Anytime Fitness has worked with Tim Gard at various conferences over the past.  Both as a Seminar speaker and master of ceremonies, Tim took the time to really get to know our brand and our goals for each conference.  The result was a very customized message for our attendees as well as professional experience for our meeting planning efforts.  We have the highest regard for Tim and appreciated the time and attention to detail given to our events.
Self Esteem Brands

What impressed us most was your ability to tailor your program in such an exact and appropriate manner. You exposed subject matter that was clear, concise, and pertinent to our daily routine, and we certainly enjoyed learning how to look at difficult situations with a "Comic Vision."
United Airlines

An influential and unique message on understanding humor as a stress-reduction tool - my team and I are still talking about how much we laughed!
White Sands Missile Range

Tim had resoundingly positive feedback, which was no surprise to us! I was thrilled with his MC skills and thought that his keynote was both relevant and hilarious, the perfect mix to start the day and get everyone in the mood to absorb the messages from all of the speakers.
Bauer Conference, Australia

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