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Joel Zeff

Stand-up Comedian, Author and Polished Professional Speaker; Puts the "Moto" in Motivation

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 Joel Zeff Biography

Joel Zeff creates energy. He is a dynamic speaker, improvisational humorist and author. His interactive performances invite members of the audience to participate in hilarious improvisational exercises that illustrate Joel's central message: That organizations and individuals should CELEBRATE every day successes to increase collaboration, productivity, passion and innovation.

Since 1997, Joel has inspired audiences from Wells Fargo to Samsung to KPMG and even the IRS. Yes, the IRS. Joel is a masterful public speaker and a nationally renowned motivator, lifelong humorist and improvisational actor.

His career is a search for fun and passion. He quickly realized the importance of both at his first jobs delivering the hometown newspaper and cleaning up trash at a suburban movie theater.

He started his professional career as a newspaper journalist and public relations executive. In 1994, Joel went out on his own as corporate communications specialist. He helped clients with their employee communications, media relations, strategy and customer marketing. Throughout the consulting process, Joel realized his clients many of them high-level technology and telecommunications firms needed more than marketing and public relations strategy. Many of his clients employees were starving for fun, passion and new perspective on finding success.

At the time, Joel was having fun on the weekends as a comedian. Through friends, he discovered improvisational comedy. One of his clients (a large technology company) knew Joel performed comedy on the weekend. The client asked him to play some improvisational games before dinner for a group of high level executives. He brought a fellow comedian and a corporate speaking career was born.

He connects to his audience with humor that has them laughing so uncontrollably that their mascara runs, their cheeks hurt, and their bellies ache. And he doesn't do it alone. Volunteers from the audience join him on stage and play an integral role in an improvisation game in front of hundreds or thousands of peoplesomething the audience members have never done. He expects nothing less than their success. He expects the volunteers to focus and work together as a team; communicate effectively; positively support each other; and take responsibility.

Joel makes his audience laugh so hard that they forget about the corporate nonsense of conference calls, "strategic deliverables," PowerPoint presentations with upside-down triangles, or "paradigm shifts in a cross-functional organization." Make the Right Choice is conversational, funny, and very informative. Yes, Joel will make you laugh, but he'll also make you think. This presentation delivers a combination of inspiration, essential business knowledge, and significant ideas to help audience members reconnect with their own passion and success.

As discussed in his book, Make the Right Choice, Joel believes that we all encounter choices in our careers. We always have the opportunity to make the right choice to live a more creative, passionate, and productive life. How do you make the right choice? You can choose to provide opportunity. You can choose to provide positive support. And along the way, you can choose to have fun. Its really that simple. Joel teaches us just how easy it is to make these choices.

When he is not speaking, Joel expresses his creativity as an actor, writer and comedian. He started performing professionally in 1992. In Dallas, he was co-host of The Movie Zone on UPN 21. He has appeared in dozens of commercials for numerous clients, including the Dallas Cowboys, Harrah's Casino, Mydiscountbroker.com, Time Warner Cable, Pizza Hut, McDonald's, Eagle Country Markets, and Extraco Bank. He has appeared in hundreds of corporate videos and has appeared on shows from CNBCs The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch to the Fox Networks Fox and Friends Weekend. His articles have been featured in The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle, The Kansas City Star, among many other mainstream media outlets.

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Make the Right Choice: Creating a Positive, Innovative and Productive Work Life

Make the Right Choice: Creating a Positive, Innovative and Productive Work Life

Speaking Topics
  • The Strength of Laughter: Energizing your Spirit with Humor

    Most corporations know they need fun, they just don't know how or where to find it. Fun is the most important commodity in the workplace today: Fun increases communication, productivity, teamwork and creativity. Fun gives us the energy to reduce stress and overcome challenges. Fun produces passion for our jobs. The Strength of Laughter, one of Joel's most popular topics, focuses on reducing stress, increasing creativity and creating a renewed passion for our jobs. He highlights the importance of play in our work lives to create balance. During the session, he takes the audience on a hilarious journey using interactive audience surprises. You will walk away from his session smiling, motivated and rejuvenated. Joel recently presented this topic as a concurrent keynote at the national PEC conference for Meeting Professionals International in New Orleans. A frequent speaker at MPI conferences, Joel's energetic workshops earn standing ovations and rave reviews --and always become the talk of the conference. Here is just a sampling of the comments from recent MPI participants: "The best workshop I have ever attended." "Fantastic! You made my day. A definite highlight of the conference." "Outstanding. These types of speakers make you want to attend the seminars." "Joel is phenomenal! The message is clear, well organized and extremely effective."

  • Creativity in Communication: Yes, They Go Together

    This interactive and hilarious session focuses on the marriage between creativity and communication, examining key skills such as trust, listening, teamwork, risk-taking, confidence, positive environment and openness and flexibility to change. Part of the session focuses on the importance of a relaxed mind, increasing the possibilities, and overcoming fears and barriers to the creative process. The second part of the session builds on the symbiotic relationship between creativity and communication. Joel discusses detailed, positive and flexible communication. Participants learn the value and significance of not only more creative communication, but communication in the creative process.

  • Learning to Think Without a Script (Creativity and Teamwork)

    Do you need a creative jump-start? Do you want to focus on the skills that make teams successful? Are you looking to motivate your team and create passion and fun? This interactive workshop uses improvisational games and exercises to have fun, increase creativity, teamwork and problem solving. This intensive session examines key team skills such as trust, listening, communication, risk-taking, confidence, positive environment and openness and flexibility to change. The workshop weaves the creative process into the team concept, examining the significance of working together to create ideas. The exercises allow the participants to discover for themselves how teamwork and creativity increases productivity, makes us happier and builds personal and corporate success. In longer workshops, participants learn how to break down barriers in their creative process and how to increase their "possibility" box.

  • Managing Without A Script

    What makes a good manager? How do you create an environment that allows your employees to be more creative, productive and happier in their jobs? What do employees want in a manager? Using interactive exercises that will have participants crying with laughter one moment and thinking intently the next, Joel focuses on the keys to successful managing. This session focuses on dealing with change, reducing stress and creating a positive environment. A positive environment is the foundation because it builds confidence, loyalty and creativity. Employees become more productive and more passionate about their jobs. This session also covers Joel's three keys to better communication: Details, 50/50 and Positive Support. Participants also learn one simple lesson that makes everything else work: The importance of fun.

  • Marketing/Sales Without A Script

    Customers are unpredictable. You never know what they are going to say. You never seem to know exactly what they will want. How do you prepare yourself? How do you deal with the constant change? Joel uses improvisational exercises in this fun and fast-paced session, pointing his messages directly toward sales and marketing executives. Through the laughter, executives learn the idea behind 50/50 communication; high-focus listening; and the importance of creating a positive environment. Other skills discussed include dealing with change; creating opportunity for team members; reducing stress and taking away the fear of risks. These skills will help sales and marketing executives become more productive, more creative and more passionate about their jobs.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joel Zeff for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Joel Zeff, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Joel Zeff or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Joel Zeff?

    Booking fees for Joel Zeff, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joel Zeff, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Joel Zeff?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joel Zeff for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joel Zeff for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joel Zeff or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joel Zeff or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Joel Zeff

Stand-up Comedian, Author and Polished Professional Speaker; Puts the "Moto" in Motivation

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Joel Zeff Biography

Joel Zeff creates energy. He is a dynamic speaker, improvisational humorist and author. His interactive performances invite members of the audience to participate in hilarious improvisational exercises that illustrate Joel's central message: That organizations and individuals should CELEBRATE every day successes to increase collaboration, productivity, passion and innovation.

Since 1997, Joel has inspired audiences from Wells Fargo to Samsung to KPMG and even the IRS. Yes, the IRS. Joel is a masterful public speaker and a nationally renowned motivator, lifelong humorist and improvisational actor.

His career is a search for fun and passion. He quickly realized the importance of both at his first jobs delivering the hometown newspaper and cleaning up trash at a suburban movie theater.

He started his professional career as a newspaper journalist and public relations executive. In 1994, Joel went out on his own as corporate communications specialist. He helped clients with their employee communications, media relations, strategy and customer marketing. Throughout the consulting process, Joel realized his clients many of them high-level technology and telecommunications firms needed more than marketing and public relations strategy. Many of his clients employees were starving for fun, passion and new perspective on finding success.

At the time, Joel was having fun on the weekends as a comedian. Through friends, he discovered improvisational comedy. One of his clients (a large technology company) knew Joel performed comedy on the weekend. The client asked him to play some improvisational games before dinner for a group of high level executives. He brought a fellow comedian and a corporate speaking career was born.

He connects to his audience with humor that has them laughing so uncontrollably that their mascara runs, their cheeks hurt, and their bellies ache. And he doesn't do it alone. Volunteers from the audience join him on stage and play an integral role in an improvisation game in front of hundreds or thousands of peoplesomething the audience members have never done. He expects nothing less than their success. He expects the volunteers to focus and work together as a team; communicate effectively; positively support each other; and take responsibility.

Joel makes his audience laugh so hard that they forget about the corporate nonsense of conference calls, "strategic deliverables," PowerPoint presentations with upside-down triangles, or "paradigm shifts in a cross-functional organization." Make the Right Choice is conversational, funny, and very informative. Yes, Joel will make you laugh, but he'll also make you think. This presentation delivers a combination of inspiration, essential business knowledge, and significant ideas to help audience members reconnect with their own passion and success.

As discussed in his book, Make the Right Choice, Joel believes that we all encounter choices in our careers. We always have the opportunity to make the right choice to live a more creative, passionate, and productive life. How do you make the right choice? You can choose to provide opportunity. You can choose to provide positive support. And along the way, you can choose to have fun. Its really that simple. Joel teaches us just how easy it is to make these choices.

When he is not speaking, Joel expresses his creativity as an actor, writer and comedian. He started performing professionally in 1992. In Dallas, he was co-host of The Movie Zone on UPN 21. He has appeared in dozens of commercials for numerous clients, including the Dallas Cowboys, Harrah's Casino, Mydiscountbroker.com, Time Warner Cable, Pizza Hut, McDonald's, Eagle Country Markets, and Extraco Bank. He has appeared in hundreds of corporate videos and has appeared on shows from CNBCs The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch to the Fox Networks Fox and Friends Weekend. His articles have been featured in The Dallas Morning News, The Houston Chronicle, The Kansas City Star, among many other mainstream media outlets.

Joel Zeff Videos

  • Joel Zeff Full Length TA DA Keynote on Vimeo
  • Message from Joel Zeff, the AGS Conclave 2016 Emcee and ...
  • Keynote on Leadership, Change, Teamwork, Success and Staying in the Game

Joel Zeff Books

Joel Zeff Speaking Topics

  • The Strength of Laughter: Energizing your Spirit with Humor

    Most corporations know they need fun, they just don't know how or where to find it. Fun is the most important commodity in the workplace today: Fun increases communication, productivity, teamwork and creativity. Fun gives us the energy to reduce stress and overcome challenges. Fun produces passion for our jobs. The Strength of Laughter, one of Joel's most popular topics, focuses on reducing stress, increasing creativity and creating a renewed passion for our jobs. He highlights the importance of play in our work lives to create balance. During the session, he takes the audience on a hilarious journey using interactive audience surprises. You will walk away from his session smiling, motivated and rejuvenated. Joel recently presented this topic as a concurrent keynote at the national PEC conference for Meeting Professionals International in New Orleans. A frequent speaker at MPI conferences, Joel's energetic workshops earn standing ovations and rave reviews --and always become the talk of the conference. Here is just a sampling of the comments from recent MPI participants: "The best workshop I have ever attended." "Fantastic! You made my day. A definite highlight of the conference." "Outstanding. These types of speakers make you want to attend the seminars." "Joel is phenomenal! The message is clear, well organized and extremely effective."

  • Creativity in Communication: Yes, They Go Together

    This interactive and hilarious session focuses on the marriage between creativity and communication, examining key skills such as trust, listening, teamwork, risk-taking, confidence, positive environment and openness and flexibility to change. Part of the session focuses on the importance of a relaxed mind, increasing the possibilities, and overcoming fears and barriers to the creative process. The second part of the session builds on the symbiotic relationship between creativity and communication. Joel discusses detailed, positive and flexible communication. Participants learn the value and significance of not only more creative communication, but communication in the creative process.

  • Learning to Think Without a Script (Creativity and Teamwork)

    Do you need a creative jump-start? Do you want to focus on the skills that make teams successful? Are you looking to motivate your team and create passion and fun? This interactive workshop uses improvisational games and exercises to have fun, increase creativity, teamwork and problem solving. This intensive session examines key team skills such as trust, listening, communication, risk-taking, confidence, positive environment and openness and flexibility to change. The workshop weaves the creative process into the team concept, examining the significance of working together to create ideas. The exercises allow the participants to discover for themselves how teamwork and creativity increases productivity, makes us happier and builds personal and corporate success. In longer workshops, participants learn how to break down barriers in their creative process and how to increase their "possibility" box.

  • Managing Without A Script

    What makes a good manager? How do you create an environment that allows your employees to be more creative, productive and happier in their jobs? What do employees want in a manager? Using interactive exercises that will have participants crying with laughter one moment and thinking intently the next, Joel focuses on the keys to successful managing. This session focuses on dealing with change, reducing stress and creating a positive environment. A positive environment is the foundation because it builds confidence, loyalty and creativity. Employees become more productive and more passionate about their jobs. This session also covers Joel's three keys to better communication: Details, 50/50 and Positive Support. Participants also learn one simple lesson that makes everything else work: The importance of fun.

  • Marketing/Sales Without A Script

    Customers are unpredictable. You never know what they are going to say. You never seem to know exactly what they will want. How do you prepare yourself? How do you deal with the constant change? Joel uses improvisational exercises in this fun and fast-paced session, pointing his messages directly toward sales and marketing executives. Through the laughter, executives learn the idea behind 50/50 communication; high-focus listening; and the importance of creating a positive environment. Other skills discussed include dealing with change; creating opportunity for team members; reducing stress and taking away the fear of risks. These skills will help sales and marketing executives become more productive, more creative and more passionate about their jobs.

FAQs on booking Joel Zeff

  • How to book Joel Zeff?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joel Zeff for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Joel Zeff, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Joel Zeff or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Joel Zeff?

    Booking fees for Joel Zeff, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Joel Zeff, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Joel Zeff?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Joel Zeff for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Joel Zeff for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Joel Zeff or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Joel Zeff or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Joel Zeff is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Joel Zeff for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Joel Zeff generally travels from Dallas, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Pat Williams, Dr. Jackie Freiberg, Benjamin Zander, Garrison Wynn and Tim Sanders. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joel Zeff for an upcoming event.

Joel Zeff Speaker Videos

  • Joel Zeff Full Length TA DA Keynote on Vimeo
    Message from Joel Zeff, the AGS Conclave 2016 Emcee and ...
  • Keynote on Leadership, Change, Teamwork, Success and Staying in the Game
    Keynote on Collaboration, Staying in the Game and Leading Change
  • Joel Zeff Emcee Demo
    Joel Zeff Compilation Demo

Joel Zeff Speaking Topics

  • The Strength of Laughter: Energizing your Spirit with Humor

    Most corporations know they need fun, they just don't know how or where to find it. Fun is the most important commodity in the workplace today: Fun increases communication, productivity, teamwork and creativity. Fun gives us the energy to reduce stress and overcome challenges. Fun produces passion for our jobs. The Strength of Laughter, one of Joel's most popular topics, focuses on reducing stress, increasing creativity and creating a renewed passion for our jobs. He highlights the importance of play in our work lives to create balance. During the session, he takes the audience on a hilarious journey using interactive audience surprises. You will walk away from his session smiling, motivated and rejuvenated. Joel recently presented this topic as a concurrent keynote at the national PEC conference for Meeting Professionals International in New Orleans. A frequent speaker at MPI conferences, Joel's energetic workshops earn standing ovations and rave reviews --and always become the talk of the conference. Here is just a sampling of the comments from recent MPI participants: "The best workshop I have ever attended." "Fantastic! You made my day. A definite highlight of the conference." "Outstanding. These types of speakers make you want to attend the seminars." "Joel is phenomenal! The message is clear, well organized and extremely effective."

  • Creativity in Communication: Yes, They Go Together

    This interactive and hilarious session focuses on the marriage between creativity and communication, examining key skills such as trust, listening, teamwork, risk-taking, confidence, positive environment and openness and flexibility to change. Part of the session focuses on the importance of a relaxed mind, increasing the possibilities, and overcoming fears and barriers to the creative process. The second part of the session builds on the symbiotic relationship between creativity and communication. Joel discusses detailed, positive and flexible communication. Participants learn the value and significance of not only more creative communication, but communication in the creative process.

  • Learning to Think Without a Script (Creativity and Teamwork)

    Do you need a creative jump-start? Do you want to focus on the skills that make teams successful? Are you looking to motivate your team and create passion and fun? This interactive workshop uses improvisational games and exercises to have fun, increase creativity, teamwork and problem solving. This intensive session examines key team skills such as trust, listening, communication, risk-taking, confidence, positive environment and openness and flexibility to change. The workshop weaves the creative process into the team concept, examining the significance of working together to create ideas. The exercises allow the participants to discover for themselves how teamwork and creativity increases productivity, makes us happier and builds personal and corporate success. In longer workshops, participants learn how to break down barriers in their creative process and how to increase their "possibility" box.

  • Managing Without A Script

    What makes a good manager? How do you create an environment that allows your employees to be more creative, productive and happier in their jobs? What do employees want in a manager? Using interactive exercises that will have participants crying with laughter one moment and thinking intently the next, Joel focuses on the keys to successful managing. This session focuses on dealing with change, reducing stress and creating a positive environment. A positive environment is the foundation because it builds confidence, loyalty and creativity. Employees become more productive and more passionate about their jobs. This session also covers Joel's three keys to better communication: Details, 50/50 and Positive Support. Participants also learn one simple lesson that makes everything else work: The importance of fun.

  • Marketing/Sales Without A Script

    Customers are unpredictable. You never know what they are going to say. You never seem to know exactly what they will want. How do you prepare yourself? How do you deal with the constant change? Joel uses improvisational exercises in this fun and fast-paced session, pointing his messages directly toward sales and marketing executives. Through the laughter, executives learn the idea behind 50/50 communication; high-focus listening; and the importance of creating a positive environment. Other skills discussed include dealing with change; creating opportunity for team members; reducing stress and taking away the fear of risks. These skills will help sales and marketing executives become more productive, more creative and more passionate about their jobs.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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