A leading authority in stress reduction through humor, Tim is an accomplished author, entertaining keynote speaker, coach and consultant. Having received the CPAE designation in 2006, Tim was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame, an honor shared with only 150 other people worldwide! For over two decades, audiences around the world cheer and applaud when experience Humorist and Funny Keynote Speaker, Tim Gard!
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Humor, Leadership, Motivation, Stress Management
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Associations, Banquets, Closing Sessions, Corporations, Entrepreneurs, Entry Level, Management, Senior Executives
• 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.
• 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!
• Learn to increase employee morale while enhancing productivity and everyday enthusiasm in three easy-to-adopt steps.
• Learn how to deal with stress and guidelines that are crucial to applying humor as a business skill.
*Speaker fees vary based on event location, program duration and other factors, and are subject to change without notice. Please contact us for an accurate fee quote for your event.
Tim Gard is motivational speaker who consistently inspires positive and lasting change with the use of humor as a skill at both work and home. Individuals, groups, and organizations of all kinds around the globe have learned through laughing for more than 20 years with Tim Gard.
Tim encourages and inspires audience participants to take the serious things seriously, while taking themselves lightly and therefore gaining the critical skill of approaching challenges with a “can do” and cooperative attitude. When this ability is developed within an individual, that individual can then support teammates and co-workers to efficiently problem solve, work together and stay on track because ‘negativity’ is suddenly a non-option!
With over 20 years speaking around the globe, Tim Gard is one of the best motivational speakers on the main stage, today. Focusing on humor as a skill in work and life, Tim is a motivational speaker who customizes his message to speak directly to your audience.
Offering corporate training and motivational workshops as well as professional speaker coaching packages, Tim assists personnel of all levels in every type of industry and company to use their Comic Vision to overcome stress and work related fatigue. In today’s fast paced world, incorporating motivational speaker Tim Gard into your annual personnel development agenda will leave lasting value for each individual, as well as departments and teams.
The inventor of EX-Stressories™, Tim Gard’s Shop offers a variety of products that help reinforce his message, long after the keynote presentation or training workshops have been completed. These items can be ordered prior to your event for each participant, or after the event has concluded, participants may purchase any of the items Tim uses during his presentation.
Change the Game : Reduce Stress
Motivational Keynote Speech or Training Workshop to Reduce Stress & Inspire Leadership!
Tim Gard is a motivational speaker who teaches how to reduce stress and proves that overly complicated tasks can become surprisingly uncomplicated—FAST! The best business keynote speaker and trainer on how to reduce stress!
When your organization needs training on how to reduce stress and dysfunction, it’s time to 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!
Tim personally consults with event coordinators both before and after each event. He wants to ensure that every participant receives a bag of marbles to aid in implementing ‘Change the Game’ tools, tactics, and strategies. This keepsake ingrains the newly developed philosophy for overcoming what seemed to be impossible or unrealistic challenges.
Developing A Comic Vision : Employee Motivation
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.
Developing a Comic Vision® – Customized Keynote!
When customizing this program for your event, Tim doesn’t make light of your organization’s serious situations. Rather, he shines a light on them to reveal previously unseen possibilities—and solutions.
Employee motivation and corporate entertainment at its most productive! Developing a Comic Vision® can be adapted to between 45 minutes and 3 hours, depending on your program needs.
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.
Powerful motivational leadership exists in individuals at every level of every type of organization, however; becoming an effective motivational leader is a choice and a talent. Just as any skill or talent can be developed, so can anyone who truly desires to become an exceptional motivational leader and Leadership: Tao of Humor is a GREAT way to get things started! There is no one-size-fits-all model because everyone brings varying skills and degrees of leadership ability, all of which must be identified, understood and honed. In this fun-filled motivational leadership workshop, discover your own leadership style and learn what it takes to bring your uniuqe motivational leadership abilities to the next level.
Motivational Leadership in Action!
Explore how motivational leadership and authority are two very different things and how the effective use of humor can be a powerful tool in reinforcing motivational leadership (regardless of where you are in your personal leadership development plan).
Motivational Leadership Means Long-Term Solutions!
Motivational Leadership is vital element within every successful business and team. Working with Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE is a powerful experience that will certainly open your mind to possibilities and ignite your drive to revive!
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!
“I plan a sales conference for our distributors every year and am always searching for someone ideal to get our message across. This year I wanted to add a more fun approach to some of our topics and Tim was the ideal solution. I researched plenty ahead of time only to find that Tim came very highly recommended and I was particularly interested in the ways he was able to adapt the message to be very much in tune with ours. I was able to put him in touch with a local distributor who provided him with enough input that Tim was able to make this presentation feel like it was just for us! I sat in the front row and could hear the outbursts of laughter from our entire audience and all the while, I laughed so hard I cried! If you are looking for someone who is truly going to engage with your audience and provide a fun and meaningful event, Tim is the guy! I can’t imagine anyone being sorry after hiring him. We put out a survey to our attendees after our conferences and although all of the feedback is not in yet, Tim was by far one of the highlights of our event and received nothing but fabulous feedback from our group. If you haven’t caught my message yet, let me just say that I absolutely recommend Tim and his Change the Game presentation. You won’t be sorry! ” — Marketing Manager at SYNLawn
“Tim Gard was the perfect choice for the culmination of our customer event. We thought we were taking a slight risk by switching gears from previous years and having a more light-hearted closing session, rather than a recap of business topics discussed, blah, blah, etc. It turned out not to be a risk at all because Tim did so much more than just ‘perform his act’. Our pre-event prep calls demonstrated Tim’s interest in getting to know our business, our customers, our goals… I was very impressed with that. He wasn’t simply trying to find buzz words and catch phrases to work into his ‘show’, in an artificial way to make connections… he does truly get it: that business conference attendees are people – people who have experiences, frustrations, stories of their own and a sense of humor. I would whole-heartedly endorse him for any company looking to infuse a dose of intelligent humor to any event where people come together for a common cause.” — VP, Marketing, North America – Westcon Group
I wish I could tell the world: "If you are planning a meeting and need someone who will bowl your audience over with laughter, while delivering a message, please do yourself a favor and consider Tim Gard!" — Director of Human Resources, Cavender's Boot City
"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