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Tim Gard

Tim Gard

Tim’s presentations are filled with unique stories and extraordinary visual tools

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  • Inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame; designated Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)
  • Named Meetings and Conventions “Best Speaker Heard or Used”
  • Leading and recognized authority in stress reduction and frustration-eradication through humor
  • Author/Co-author of 4 books; frequent guest on TV & radio talk shows

Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE is a tears-in-your-eyes funny keynote speaker, laugh-out-loud humorist, 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 great take home value with a one-of-kind presentation style. Bring Tim to your next event as a keynote to start your meeting with a bang or end it with an exuberant exiting audience. Tim is as outstanding, multi-purpose emcee who facilitates the day’s activities or hosts an evening award banquet.

From Texas to Tasmania he has traveled over 2 million miles speaking to over 2000 audiences around the globe, and has achieved the highest industry honors and recognition:

– CPAE (Council of Peers Award for Excellence): Speaker Hall of Fame Member – an elite recognition shared by less 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 skillful use of ordinary items in extraordinary ways, and extraordinary items in ordinary ways, helps us laugh everyday when facing challenges and stress. He is one of the most popular keynote, main stage humorists on the platform today!

As a business speaker, he directs leaders on how to enhance productivity and employee enthusiasm using his real-life humor stress diffusion tactics in common place situations. His messages are universal and always translate to diverse audiences, such as his Million Dollar Round Table, main stage, opening Keynote in front of 8000 people from 23 countries!

Tim Gard delivers an unforgettable experience that will serve to improve the quality of your interactions, as well as instill an enthusiasm for non-malicious mischief that no one should live without!

Tim does not make light of serious issues, instead he shines a light on unseen possibilities as solutions to those situations. He demonstrates how to be professional, yet light-hearted, with a down-to-earth style that leaves an impression for years to come.

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.

An internationally recognized authority on stress reduction and conflict resolution, his easy-to-implement techniques provide audiences with effective ways to deal with, diffuse, and even avoid intensely stressful encounters. He walks the talk when it comes to business, as he himself has been a successful business owner 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.

Author of Just Plane Funny, My Policy Manual, Motivational Leaders and Humor Me, he also offers his own line of “stress buster” toys and has appeared on TV talk shows. For two decades, Tim has solidified a reputation for consistently providing hilariously entertaining fast-paced and informative programs.

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!

Developing a Comic Vision

Employee Motivation at its Funniest!

Is employee motivation imporant to you?? 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.

Leadership: Tao of Humor

This breakout session, Leadership: Tao of Humor, amplifies the Comic Vision® “good, clean humor philosophy” by providing deeper insights into stress reduction and Tim’s humor plan. It emphasizes how to deal with stress and guidelines that are crucial to applying humor as a business skill. Humor can positively affect productivity at work. As a strategic skill, it plays a constructive part in communication, morale, and stress reduction. Explore ways to steer clear of controversial humor that may become a source of problems and complaints. Learn how to use humor that enhances (and never diminishes) 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.

Secrets of Choosing & Using Props

The right prop, used at just the right time, can help us to convey our ideas, assist our listeners in grasping and remembering our message and may mean the difference between a learning experience and a learning ordeal. Used effectively, props become visual, auditory, and/or kinesthetic items that allow any audience to better experience your stories and reinforce your message… Secrets of Choosing & Using Props will help you do just that! With a little training and practice, anyone can find props anywhere and be able to use ordinary items in extraordinary ways, in the moment!

Secrets of Choosing & Using Props ™ – Formula

Using ordinary items in extraordinary ways, and extraordinary items in everyday ways!

  • Reinforce Your Perspective!
  • Engage With Others!
  • Strengthen Memorability!
  • Increase Your “Happiness Profits”!
  • Capitalize on Opportunities to Share Good Humor!
  • Have MORE FUN with yourself, and others, everyday!
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