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Devin Henderson

Devin Henderson

“When life’s hard, laugh harder.”

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Fee Range: 5000-9999, 10000-19999
  • • Keynote speaker and award-winning magician
    • Seasoned performer with 17+ years of experience
    • Accomplished soccer freestylist
    • Igniter of Untapped Potential

A multi-talented powerhouse: an author, experienced presenter and seasoned performer, Devin Henderson has logged thousands of performances as an award-winning comedian and magician, and in-demand keynote speaker over his nearly two decade professional career. Devin’s passion is using his unique talents and experiences to inspire individuals and organizations to discover their greatest potential and keep going no matter what.

In 2014, Devin was honored when America’s Got Talent invited him to audition in Hollywood for Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel after the producers saw videos of his magic performances on YouTube. Although he did not pass the audition and the segment never aired, it was an amazing and pivotal moment in Devin’s career and life. The America’s Got Talent let-down, coupled with other competition losses, helped shape the message he now shares with his audiences about accepting disappointing experiences as teachable moments and spingboards to something greater.

Anyone who meets Devin soon learns there are always new levels of potential available to them, and achieving greatness in work and in life requires commitment, risk, perseverance and is a daily, on-going process. Devin helps people define and strive for their best all while maintaining positivity, humility, a sense of humor, and most importantly, a vision for new possibilities. To share this message, Devin’s full-length keynote includes a unique combination of magic, storytelling, and audience interaction that audiences have called “unreal,” “unexpected,” and “unforgettable.”

Devin is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), a designation conferred by the National Speakers Association on those who have earned it by meeting strict criteria. Think of CSP as the black belt of public speaking. Devin began his entertainment career in 2004 as a comedy magician and soon after began using his comedy and magic to inspire audiences of professionals across the United States.

What originally inspired Devin to become a performer? From piano recitals at age 6, to magic in talent shows at age 12, to drumline competitions in high school and eventually becoming an award-winning magician and professional speaker, Devin has always been passionate about uplifting audiences and sharing what it really takes to perform at your very best.

Devin is happily married to the world’s most amazing woman and they have six daughters. Yes, six. Daughters.

Something Greater is Always Possible

For many people a once-held vision of unlimited possibility gets small and limited as a result of life’s daily stressors, persistent insecurities, self doubt, isolation and even failure. But what if we could reclaim and even expand our full potential at any time? Join seasoned speaker and performer Devin Henderson for an unforgettable experience of entertainment meets inspiration. Part magic & mentalism show, part inspirational keynote, take a break from the worries of the day while breaking free of perceived limits, as your organization discovers the mindset and practices to realize their greatness like never before.

They’ll learn to…

  • Overcome common fears and challenges that can sabotage what’s truly possible
  • Attain a seemingly impossible goal, without slowing down or giving up.
  • Rethink what’s possible and uncover untapped potential like never before.
Additional Keynote Topics
  • Change
  • Entertainment: comedy, emcee, magician
  • Hometown heroes
  • Inspirational
  • Motivational
  • Overcoming adversity
  • Resilience
  • Virtual presentations
Entertainment

Comedy/Magic

Emcee
Learn more about Devin's virtual presentations

Magic & Motivation…Delivered Virtually, in an Engaging, Interactive Format.

Devin Henderson’s Featured Keynote Experience, Something Greater is Always Possible, is not only interactive, but takes advantage of the unique interaction opportunities that are only possible in a virtual setting.

How Devin will interact – and engage- with your audience virtually:

1. The Magic of “On-Stage Seating”

  • “On Stage Seating” makes your people the star (think: leaders, team members, event participants, etc.). Audiences love to see key individuals on the virtual “hotseat” experiencing a magic/mentalism trick 1-1 with Devin, responding with wide-eyed wonder, and never knowing what will happen next! (see On-Stage Participant picture). As fellow On-Stage and Regular Participants watch on, On-Stage Seating makes everyone feel like they are in the front row of one of the most unforgettable shows they have ever seen.
  • “On Stage Seating” solves a common problem when it comes to engaging, interactive presentations: a) when all participants are muted the entire time, the virtual environment can feel sterile and lifeless, however b) when all participants are unmuted, the background sounds of a large group can quickly turn into auditory chaos and distraction. By having a select number of participants umuted (typically around five), all participants will get to feel like they are part of a powerful shared EXPERIENCE, and the engagement and laughter of the “on-stage seating” participants only makes the group at large respond and engage more with the performance and message.

2. The Magic of Humor

  • Humor is a timeless strategy to build energy and keep audience members, engaged, connected, and part of a unified experience. Humor is artfully woven throughout the presentation. In the virtual space, being able to hear the laughter from the featured On-Stage Seating participants encourages all participants to laugh in key areas where humor highlights the message, reducing stress and inspiring participants to be fully present throughout the presentation.

3. The Magic of an Engaged Chat

  • Devin interacts with the chat throughout the presentation so everyone can enjoy personal interaction with him and each other. There are many questions and prompts given, but see attached for a sampling of comments from the end of a recent virtual show when he asked, “How do you feel now that is different than how you felt at the beginning of the presentation?”

4. The Magic of an Inspiring, Relevant Message

  • This presentation incorporates storytelling elements that audience members routinely say feels relatable, emotional, and like “their story” as if Devin was talking directly to them. This storytelling method allows the key lessons to sink deeper and keeps audience members hanging on every word.

Finally, here are two recent virtual presentation testimonials. A written testimonial from an event planner, below, and a video testimonial that you can view here.

The careful weaving of humor, motivation, mentalism, and magic made for a once in a lifetime experience. And all that via Zoom! I went to a huge HR conference once and Jay Leno was the “special.” I’d pay for Devin over Jay based on last night’s performance any day!”

Please contact us to see testimonials.
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