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Frank King

Frank King

Turn Your Messes And Stresses Into Successes

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Fee Range: $10,000-$19,999

Writer for The Tonight Show for 20 years, TED Talker, Speaker and Corporate Comedian who speaks on suicide prevention as a workplace health and safety issue. Depression and Suicide run in his family.

He was a writer for Jay Leno, and The Tonight Show, for 20 years.

He’s fought a lifetime battle with depression, and thoughts of suicide, turning that long dark journey of the soul into 3 TEDx Talks and sharing his insights on Suicide Prevention and Post-vention as a workplace health and safety issues, with corporation, association, and college audiences.

He’s had two aortic valve replacements, a double bypass, a massive heart attack, and three stents. So he is truly funny at heart. From these experiences he has a Cardiac Comedy Keynote, “Living Heart Healthy, Happily,” and a Humorous Patient Engagement Keynote, “Nothing About Me, Without Me.”

He uses the life lessons from all of the above, as well as lessons learned as a rather active consumer of healthcare, both mental and physical, to show attendees how to turn their messes and stresses into successes.

They’ll laugh, learn, and leave loving life.

He began his standup comedy career in 1985 catching the comedy club wave, and holds the record for the longest, non-stop comedy club road trip 2629 nights in row, with no home, just a PO Box, and an answering service.

His road trip came to an end as his career as a radio personality, syndicated humor columnist, and professional speaker and trainer began. He’s a funny motivational and inspirational speaker, and his keynotes are packed with ah-ha’s as well as ha-ha’s.

On his 30 year journey he has shared the stage with Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Jon Stewart, Jim Carrey, Bill Maher, Brad Garrett, Ray Ramano, Steve Harvey, David Spade, George Lopez, Pauly Shore, JJ Walker, Adam Sandler, Carrot Top, Joan Rivers, Jeff Foxworthy, Dana Carvey, Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Poundstone, Kathleen Madigan, Frank Caliendo, Same Kinison, Bill Hicks, Bill Engval, Ron White, Kevin James, Dennis Miller, Rosie O’Donnell, Charles Fleischer, Kevin Nealon, Daniel Tosh, Randy Travis, The Beach Boys, Neil Sedaka, Lou Rawls, Mary Wilson, The Fifth Dimension, Crystal Gayle, Lorna Luft, Steppenwolf, William Webster (Former Director of the CIA), Jamie Diamond (Big Cheese at JP Morgan Chase), among others.

He has appeared on An Evening at the Improv, Showtime’s Comedy on the Road, and Comedy Club Network, The Joan Rivers Show, The Dennis Miller Show, CNN’s Business Unusual, and The Original Star Search, with Ed McMahon, where he was Quarterfinalist…and then lost to a puppet…yes, a puppet.

He’s spoken for Pepsico, Taco Bell, McDonalds, JP Morgan Chase, Citicorp, AFLAC, Sun Trust Bank, ING, WalMart, Sam’s Club, Phillip Morris, Wachovia, Allstate, Miller-Coors, Ford Motors, Cargill, BASF, Hardees, IMG, NASCAR, Sodexho, Sheraton, IGA, Piggly Wiggly, OHVI, Sprint, Harley Davidson, among others.

Believing that success in life comes from giving value first, he helped these comics get their start:

Retta Sirleaf (now on NBC’s “Parks and Rec”)
John Reep (won “Last Comic Standing” and appears in the Dodge Hemi ads)
Dr. Ken Jeoung (aka: Dr. Ken, seen most recently in the “Hangover” movies)
And, he has performed on every continent, including Antarctica…yes, that Antarctica.

Community Service

Frank is a member of the Springfield, OR Chamber of Commerce, and the Springfield Chamber’s Greeters Committee, and is a volunteer with the National Alliance for Mental Health, Lane County Chapter, where he speaks on behalf of NAMI, raising money and awareness for those battling mental health issues, and the people who love them.

He’s in the process of starting a chapter of “Stand Up for Mental Illness,” which will provide comedians who joke about their battles with mental illness in an effort to de-stigmatize it, and start that conversation.

Publications

Frank has a weekly humor column in “The Springfield Times,” and is working on a book, a compilation of his favorite columns, “No Rest for the Witty.”

Entertainment/Emcee
SUICIDE PREVENTION SPEAKER, CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND COLLEGES

Having fought a lifetime battle with depression, and thoughts of suicide, turning that long dark journey of the soul into 3 TEDx Talks and sharing his insights on Suicide Prevention and Post-vention as a workplace health and safety issue, with corporation, association, and college audiences.

He uses the life lessons from all of the above, as well as lessons learned crisscrossing the country in the late ’80s and early ’90s, doing 2,629 nights in a row on the comedy club circuit, to show how they can turn messes and stresses into successes.

Program content is divided into four chapters:

• Suicide Prevention in the Workplace
• What to Do When Someone is Suicidal
• Conversations About Suicide
• Suicide Postvention Value to Members:

Developed by the Carson J Spencer Foundation, the Working Minds: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace program toolkit features a facilitator’s guide, trainee workbooks, and supplemental materials designed to help workplace administrators and employees better understand and prevent suicide.

The program helps workplaces appreciate the critical need for suicide prevention while creating a forum for dialogue and critical thinking about workplace mental health challenges.

The program builds a business case for suicide prevention while promoting help-seeking and help-giving. Several interactive exercises and case studies help employers and their staff apply and customize the content to their specific work culture.

Working Minds was developed to address a gap in suicide prevention programming for those of working age. The toolkit was built on best practices and the insights of mental health service providers, human resource professionals, and top suicide prevention experts from across the country.

ROI: Increase profit while transforming culture and improving wellbeing Mental illness and substance abuse costs employers an estimated $225.8 billion each year, according to a recent study, that featured a random sample of over 28,000 workers in the US.

The largest indirect cost of mental illness comes in the form of decreased performance due to absenteeism, or regularly missing work, and presenteeism, or working while sick. While most employers notice absenteeism, they often overlook presenteeism.

A study measuring health-related productivity estimated that individuals working with untreated illnesses cost employers $1,601 per person each year.

CEOs underestimate the hidden costs of employee wellbeing.

Overestimating the importance of physical health and underestimating the cost and prevalence of mental illness leads to wasteful spending and decreased life satisfaction of employees.

HEALING HEARTS WITH HUMOR ONE TICKER AT A TIME Laugh and Learn the 5 Secrets to Living Happily Heart Healthy

Your attendees will learn:

– Diet
– Exercise
– Meditation
– Medication
– And No Rationalizations!

As a hilarious keynote speaker, Frank brings his corporate brand of comedy to entertain, energize, and motivate your attendees to take a more proactive role in their heart health.

He blends his experience as a clean, clever stand-up comedian, an award-winning syndicated humor columnist, and a guy who has had two aortic valve replace

IT WASN'T LIKE THIS IN THE BROCHURE, LOCATING THE LAUGHS IN CHANGE

Your attendees will learn how to:

– Be a Change Leader, for the entire organization, their team, or just for themselves

– Overcome the fear of change

– Deal with the Inefficiency and Uncertainty that comes with change

– Live with the idea that things may get worse, before they get better

– Embrace uncertainty, focus on the positive in the face of change, with a “yes, and,” attitude, rather than a “yes, but,” attitude, thereby making the new reality better than the old

As a hilarious Finding the Chuckles in Change Keynote Speaker, Frank brings his corporate brand of comedy to entertain, energize, and motivate your attendees to take a more proactive role in surviving jaw droppingly turbulent times.

He blends his experience as a clean, clever stand-up comedian, an award-winning syndicated humor columnist, and a guy who is passionate about improving every one’s reaction to, and recovery from, bone jarring change, into a laugh-packed and educational keynote presentation or workshop.

NETWORKING IS A CONTACT SPORT, DOWN! READY SET! CONNECT!

Your attendees with learn how to:

– Give value first, without expectation of return

– Promptly follow up

– Maintain a positive attitude

– Enthusiasm, it’s contagious

– Make a commitment

– Monetize all of those meetings

How much would it be worth to you to learn a nuts and bolts approach to adding networking into your daily business routine, as a proactive marketing tool? Your attendees will learn how to:

– Double their contacts and triple their income
– Utilize tools, online, and off, leveraging their relationships, and generating ongoing opportunities.
– Maximize their humor potential

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just handing out business cards to everyone you meet, whether they want one or not. It is about, building relationships.

Book Frank, and have fun finding out how. Imagine for a moment that you’re at the wrap party for your most recent event, and all that anyone can talk about is: “Where in the world did you find that fabulous and funny networking guy?” and “How in the world are we ever going to top that next year?”

GET UP OFF YOUR ASPIRATIONS!

Your attendees will learn how to:

– Snooze ya’ win!

• Conceive, believe, achieve

• “The Secret” ain’t no secret

• The magic of Half-Hour Power

• Celebrate small victories

• Turning aspirations into opportunities

• What could you do if you didn’t know no better?

As a hilarious keynote speaker, Frank brings his corporate brand of comedy to entertain, energize, and revitalize the workplace.

He blends his experience as a clean, clever stand-up comedian, an award-winning syndicated humor columnist, and certified laugh coach into dynamic, into laugh-packed keynote presentations and workshops.

What to expect:

• Programs customized to your theme, and the goals of your event,
• Keynotes focused on the issues that are important to your attendees.
• Your call as to the precise mix of comedy and content for your gathering.

Virtual presentations available

Suicide Prevention for:

  • Medical Assistants
  • Chemical Dependency Professionals
  • Chiropractic Professionals
  • College Students
  • Construction Industry
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Naturopathic Professionals
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapists & Assistants
  • Dental Professionals
  • Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons
  • Pharmacy Professionals
  • Physical Therapists & Assistants
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Veterinary Professionals
  • How to Socially Distance and Stay Sane
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