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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.

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) and a member of the Speaker Hall Of Fame (CPAE), an elite honor held by fewer than 150 speakers worldwide. The author or co-author of Just Plane Funny and My Policy Manual, 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:
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!

Reduce Stress To Boost Morale & Teamwork
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!

Leadership: The TAO of Humor
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 misused, it can have an equally negative effect.

You will ll explore how to steer clear of the negative or controversial humor that may become a source of problems and complaints by concentrating on humor that enhances (and never diminishes) work place culture to improve morale and customer service.

In this laughter-filled Leadership Program, you'll discover how humor can help you powerfully deal with the challenges of an ever-changing workplace.

By applying a few simple precautions, you will see how making the farce be with you improves the environment for everyone.

Todays leaders are forced to do more with less; supervisors and managers are constantly tasked to inspire their troops to do more work with a fraction of the staffing and resources needed.

This program focuses on developing your own humor plan while defining what is permissible, and what is not, in your workplace. As a participant, you will take away:

• knowledge of how to be a positive humor leader
• key differences between leadership and authority
• reasons why funny does not always equal appropriate.
• ways to encourage good humor and discourage bad humor
• benefits and potential pitfalls of using laughter and humor in business
• ways to steer clear of the negative humor that can cause problems and complaints.

Ideal for both government and private business, this program's easy and practical guidelines prevent negative humor in the workplace while allowing positive humor to strengthen communication and boost morale.

Laughter Becomes You
Tim's 45 min to 3 hour Keynote Speech is as funny as it is inspiring and practical.

Audiences experience how anyone can develop and apply their Comic Vision™ to become more resourceful and resilient at work and in their personal lives.

Tim's rejuvenating and immediately applicable message teaches audiences how to increase morale while enhancing productivity and everyday enthusiasm in three short, and easy to adopt, steps.

His unique yet practical ideas help people diffuse routine or extreme stress by insulating themselves against negativity.

He shows audiences how to "refresh and renew" themselves simply by using and sharing his 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 custom tailors this program for your event, and he doesn't make light of your serious situations, but rather, shines a light on them to reveal previously unseen possibilities.

Sticky Safety

Funny is sticky. People remember things that make them laugh. Most people would probably point out safety is serious and there is nothing funny about safety. In a way they would be correct. There isn't anything funny about an injury accident but the principals you'll learn in this inspiring keynote will demonstrate how humor helps people stay focused, present and "in the now".

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.   His message and proven methods are both profound and hilarious.

In this program, attendees will:

  1. Be able to understand and apply Sticky Safety into your own safety plan. Discover why past sticky training concepts such as “Don’t die of shame”, “I never unbuckled a dead body”, “Getting hurt isn’t stupid, not telling anyone is stupid” and how they can help you accept your own sticky concepts and share them with others
  2. Identify your own “Why Factor”.
  3. Discover how to be “in the now”
  4. How to effectively use statistics that are sticky.
  5. Learn how to use humor and storytelling effectively in training

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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