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Joel Zeff

5 out of 5

National Speaker and Emcee, Workplace Expert, Author & Humorist

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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 Zeff's central message: That organizations and individuals should CELEBRATE every day successes to increase collaboration, productivity, passion and innovation.

Since 1997, Zeff has inspired audiences from Wells Fargo to Samsung to KPMG and even the IRS. Yes, the IRS. Zeff 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, Zeff 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, Zeff 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, Zeff was having fun on the weekends as a comedian. Through friends, he discovered improvisational comedy. One of his clients (a large technology company) knew Zeff 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.

Zeff 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, Zeff 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, Zeff 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. Zeff teaches us just how easy it is to make these choices.

When he is not speaking, Zeff 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 Tao of Ta-Da: Watch What Happens When Work Becomes Play

    We’ve all witnessed the excitement of a three-year-old. They celebrate finding a ladybug. They celebrate drawing a flower. They celebrate going to the bathroom in the toilet for the first time. Somewhere along the way, too many adults lose this sense of excitement about our lives and our work. Our tanks are empty. There is no fuel for collaboration, productivity and innovation. When employees and managers are not having fun and enjoying their work, they become “Bye-Bye” people. “Bye-Bye” people don’t care about taking care of the customer, meeting goals, producing results, or having fun. Employees and managers who have fun at their jobs are more loyal, enthusiastic and passionate. They sell more, communicate more effectively, take better care of customers and produce more sustainable results. And fun increases employee retention. In Joel's dynamic and motivational keynote presentation, employees will appreciate the value of fun in the workplace and learn how to make the simple choices to have more fun, and increase their passion and success. Seven Lessons Learned:
    • Learn to celebrate work and create a positive environment.
    • Learn to improve teamwork and help all partners find success.
    • Learn the three keys to leading change: be prepared; be focused; be open and flexible.
    • Learn the key to success: staying in the game and keeping your passion.
    • Learn to promote ownership and accountability.
    • Learn to encourage innovation by creating opportunity.
    • Learn to enhance communication.

  • Make the Right Choice: Taking Ownership and Responsibility for your Happiness and Success

    In Make the Right Choice, Joel shares his experience and insight on creativity, communication, teamwork, passion, and fun. With wit, a sharp observational eye, and playful irreverence, he discusses the choices we all encounter in our careers. We each have the ability to take initiative and make the right choice to live a more creative, passionate, effective, and productive life. How do your employees and managers Make the Right Choice? We all must take ownership of our work environment and create a foundation of opportunity and positive support. We can choose to be patient, supportive, and more flexible to change. We can choose to have fun in the workplace and still be productive. Joel teaches us just how easy it is to make these choices. 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 people—something 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 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, creativity, and success. Seven Lessons Learned:
    • Learn to celebrate work and create a positive environment.
    • Learn to improve teamwork and help all partners find success.
    • Learn the three keys to leading change: be prepared; be focused; be open and flexible.
    • Learn the key to success: staying in the game and keeping your passion.
    • Learn to promote ownership and accountability.
    • Learn to encourage innovation by creating opportunity.
    • Learn to enhance communication.

  • Make the Right Choice: Leading Teams during Change with Passion and Success

    It’s hard to have fun and stay passionate at work during stressful times. Your employees build stress after each media report about economic challenges. Business today means surviving and thriving during a merger, layoff or the all encompassing “restructuring.” How do managers continue to motivate and energize employees during difficult times? Managers must help employees stay in the game; work in the moment; and take ownership of their happiness. Joel leads the audience through a series of exercises that demonstrates how easy it is to continue working creatively, effectively and productively while dealing with change. This interactive and hilarious presentation will teach managers the importance of creating opportunity and giving positive support to their employees. Just as important, managers must allow employees to create ownership. Ownership and responsibility will allow the employee to care. And once the employee starts to care, the next step is passion. Joel uses humor and improvisation to teach his audiences how important these simple choices are to success. During this keynote, audience members will laugh, have fun and be motivated, inspired and energized.

  • The Tao of Teamwork: Chemistry, Trust, and Risk Taking

    It’s hard to explain, but we all know what happens when a partnership or group has chemistry: it’s important in any relationship. When co-workers have fun together, they communicate better and connect on a deeper level. And when they connect, this creates trust, which enables individuals to take greater risks with the knowledge that they have their team behind them. In order for a company to innovate, it must manage risk well, and it can only do so through the prerequisite communication and teamwork. Joel’s interactive exercises train audience members to enjoy their work so they communicate better and ultimately, take more risks.

  • The Tao of Change: Flexibility, Reaction, and Persistence

    Change happens. We can either be open and flexible to it or let it steamroll us. Too many of our daily problems are not worth getting worked up about, but we react to these small events, and it impacts us negatively. We don’t always have control over our changing circumstances, but we do control our reactions. There’s only one reaction that’s not acceptable: quitting. You can’t quit. You may have to communicate your needs; you may have to try something new. But you can’t give up. Joel’s presentation reinforces this message through his dynamic interactive skits.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Joel Zeff for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. 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 between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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.
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    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.
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Joel Zeff

5 out of 5

National Speaker and Emcee, Workplace Expert, Author & Humorist

Travels From:
Dallas, TX, USA
Speaking Fee:
Live Event: $10,000 - $20,000  
Virtual Event: $5,000 - $10,000

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 Zeff's central message: That organizations and individuals should CELEBRATE every day successes to increase collaboration, productivity, passion and innovation.

Since 1997, Zeff has inspired audiences from Wells Fargo to Samsung to KPMG and even the IRS. Yes, the IRS. Zeff 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, Zeff 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, Zeff 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, Zeff was having fun on the weekends as a comedian. Through friends, he discovered improvisational comedy. One of his clients (a large technology company) knew Zeff 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.

Zeff 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, Zeff 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, Zeff 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. Zeff teaches us just how easy it is to make these choices.

When he is not speaking, Zeff 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: We All Need Applause
    We all need applause. Today's video discusses the power of positive support. If someone isn't giving you a round of applause, then give one to...
  • Keynote Speaker Joel Zeff and an Awesome Road Trip
    Here is another awesome Road Trip game from a recent keynote. All three audience VOLUNTEERS rocked the stage. The audience provided four emotions:...
  • Joel Zeff: Stay in the Game
    I like things simple. Two of my favorite messages are "Stay in the Game" and ask the question: "How Do I Help the People Around Me Be Successful?"

Joel Zeff Books

Joel Zeff Speaking Topics

  • The Tao of Ta-Da: Watch What Happens When Work Becomes Play

    We’ve all witnessed the excitement of a three-year-old. They celebrate finding a ladybug. They celebrate drawing a flower. They celebrate going to the bathroom in the toilet for the first time. Somewhere along the way, too many adults lose this sense of excitement about our lives and our work. Our tanks are empty. There is no fuel for collaboration, productivity and innovation. When employees and managers are not having fun and enjoying their work, they become “Bye-Bye” people. “Bye-Bye” people don’t care about taking care of the customer, meeting goals, producing results, or having fun. Employees and managers who have fun at their jobs are more loyal, enthusiastic and passionate. They sell more, communicate more effectively, take better care of customers and produce more sustainable results. And fun increases employee retention. In Joel's dynamic and motivational keynote presentation, employees will appreciate the value of fun in the workplace and learn how to make the simple choices to have more fun, and increase their passion and success. Seven Lessons Learned:
    • Learn to celebrate work and create a positive environment.
    • Learn to improve teamwork and help all partners find success.
    • Learn the three keys to leading change: be prepared; be focused; be open and flexible.
    • Learn the key to success: staying in the game and keeping your passion.
    • Learn to promote ownership and accountability.
    • Learn to encourage innovation by creating opportunity.
    • Learn to enhance communication.

  • Make the Right Choice: Taking Ownership and Responsibility for your Happiness and Success

    In Make the Right Choice, Joel shares his experience and insight on creativity, communication, teamwork, passion, and fun. With wit, a sharp observational eye, and playful irreverence, he discusses the choices we all encounter in our careers. We each have the ability to take initiative and make the right choice to live a more creative, passionate, effective, and productive life. How do your employees and managers Make the Right Choice? We all must take ownership of our work environment and create a foundation of opportunity and positive support. We can choose to be patient, supportive, and more flexible to change. We can choose to have fun in the workplace and still be productive. Joel teaches us just how easy it is to make these choices. 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 people—something 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 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, creativity, and success. Seven Lessons Learned:
    • Learn to celebrate work and create a positive environment.
    • Learn to improve teamwork and help all partners find success.
    • Learn the three keys to leading change: be prepared; be focused; be open and flexible.
    • Learn the key to success: staying in the game and keeping your passion.
    • Learn to promote ownership and accountability.
    • Learn to encourage innovation by creating opportunity.
    • Learn to enhance communication.

  • Make the Right Choice: Leading Teams during Change with Passion and Success

    It’s hard to have fun and stay passionate at work during stressful times. Your employees build stress after each media report about economic challenges. Business today means surviving and thriving during a merger, layoff or the all encompassing “restructuring.” How do managers continue to motivate and energize employees during difficult times? Managers must help employees stay in the game; work in the moment; and take ownership of their happiness. Joel leads the audience through a series of exercises that demonstrates how easy it is to continue working creatively, effectively and productively while dealing with change. This interactive and hilarious presentation will teach managers the importance of creating opportunity and giving positive support to their employees. Just as important, managers must allow employees to create ownership. Ownership and responsibility will allow the employee to care. And once the employee starts to care, the next step is passion. Joel uses humor and improvisation to teach his audiences how important these simple choices are to success. During this keynote, audience members will laugh, have fun and be motivated, inspired and energized.

  • The Tao of Teamwork: Chemistry, Trust, and Risk Taking

    It’s hard to explain, but we all know what happens when a partnership or group has chemistry: it’s important in any relationship. When co-workers have fun together, they communicate better and connect on a deeper level. And when they connect, this creates trust, which enables individuals to take greater risks with the knowledge that they have their team behind them. In order for a company to innovate, it must manage risk well, and it can only do so through the prerequisite communication and teamwork. Joel’s interactive exercises train audience members to enjoy their work so they communicate better and ultimately, take more risks.

  • The Tao of Change: Flexibility, Reaction, and Persistence

    Change happens. We can either be open and flexible to it or let it steamroll us. Too many of our daily problems are not worth getting worked up about, but we react to these small events, and it impacts us negatively. We don’t always have control over our changing circumstances, but we do control our reactions. There’s only one reaction that’s not acceptable: quitting. You can’t quit. You may have to communicate your needs; you may have to try something new. But you can’t give up. Joel’s presentation reinforces this message through his dynamic interactive skits.

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 both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. 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 between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Amanda Gore, Rob Waldo Waldman, Vince Poscente, Mike Rayburn and Steve Rizzo. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Joel Zeff for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Joel Zeff Speaker Videos

  • Joel Zeff: We All Need Applause
    We all need applause. Today's video discusses the power of positive support. If someone isn't giving you a round of applause, then give one to yourself. As soon as you start work today, give yourself...
    Keynote Speaker Joel Zeff and an Awesome Road Trip
    Here is another awesome Road Trip game from a recent keynote. All three audience VOLUNTEERS rocked the stage. The audience provided four emotions: joy, sadness, love and anger. No script. No...
  • Joel Zeff: Stay in the Game
    I like things simple. Two of my favorite messages are "Stay in the Game" and ask the question: "How Do I Help the People Around Me Be Successful?"
    Joel Zeff: Opportunity and Positive Support
    Here is an awesome Road Trip improvisation game with three audience volunteers from a recent keynote. All three volunteers perfectly prove my point that opportunity and positive support are the...
  • Emcee Joel Zeff Talks about the Mint Sponsor at the AGS Conclave
    My job as a conference emcee is to have fun, set the tone, build energy, and create a unique, memorable event. I also read the announcements. And sometimes, everything comes together in a beautiful...
    Joel Zeff TED style Keynote on Passion, Change and Collaboration
    My client, McKesson, invited me to speak at their national sales conference. For their opening general session, they wanted a TED-style format (15-20 minutes) with three speakers. I was the closing...

Joel Zeff Speaking Topics

  • The Tao of Ta-Da: Watch What Happens When Work Becomes Play

    We’ve all witnessed the excitement of a three-year-old. They celebrate finding a ladybug. They celebrate drawing a flower. They celebrate going to the bathroom in the toilet for the first time. Somewhere along the way, too many adults lose this sense of excitement about our lives and our work. Our tanks are empty. There is no fuel for collaboration, productivity and innovation. When employees and managers are not having fun and enjoying their work, they become “Bye-Bye” people. “Bye-Bye” people don’t care about taking care of the customer, meeting goals, producing results, or having fun. Employees and managers who have fun at their jobs are more loyal, enthusiastic and passionate. They sell more, communicate more effectively, take better care of customers and produce more sustainable results. And fun increases employee retention. In Joel's dynamic and motivational keynote presentation, employees will appreciate the value of fun in the workplace and learn how to make the simple choices to have more fun, and increase their passion and success. Seven Lessons Learned:
    • Learn to celebrate work and create a positive environment.
    • Learn to improve teamwork and help all partners find success.
    • Learn the three keys to leading change: be prepared; be focused; be open and flexible.
    • Learn the key to success: staying in the game and keeping your passion.
    • Learn to promote ownership and accountability.
    • Learn to encourage innovation by creating opportunity.
    • Learn to enhance communication.

  • Make the Right Choice: Taking Ownership and Responsibility for your Happiness and Success

    In Make the Right Choice, Joel shares his experience and insight on creativity, communication, teamwork, passion, and fun. With wit, a sharp observational eye, and playful irreverence, he discusses the choices we all encounter in our careers. We each have the ability to take initiative and make the right choice to live a more creative, passionate, effective, and productive life. How do your employees and managers Make the Right Choice? We all must take ownership of our work environment and create a foundation of opportunity and positive support. We can choose to be patient, supportive, and more flexible to change. We can choose to have fun in the workplace and still be productive. Joel teaches us just how easy it is to make these choices. 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 people—something 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 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, creativity, and success. Seven Lessons Learned:
    • Learn to celebrate work and create a positive environment.
    • Learn to improve teamwork and help all partners find success.
    • Learn the three keys to leading change: be prepared; be focused; be open and flexible.
    • Learn the key to success: staying in the game and keeping your passion.
    • Learn to promote ownership and accountability.
    • Learn to encourage innovation by creating opportunity.
    • Learn to enhance communication.

  • Make the Right Choice: Leading Teams during Change with Passion and Success

    It’s hard to have fun and stay passionate at work during stressful times. Your employees build stress after each media report about economic challenges. Business today means surviving and thriving during a merger, layoff or the all encompassing “restructuring.” How do managers continue to motivate and energize employees during difficult times? Managers must help employees stay in the game; work in the moment; and take ownership of their happiness. Joel leads the audience through a series of exercises that demonstrates how easy it is to continue working creatively, effectively and productively while dealing with change. This interactive and hilarious presentation will teach managers the importance of creating opportunity and giving positive support to their employees. Just as important, managers must allow employees to create ownership. Ownership and responsibility will allow the employee to care. And once the employee starts to care, the next step is passion. Joel uses humor and improvisation to teach his audiences how important these simple choices are to success. During this keynote, audience members will laugh, have fun and be motivated, inspired and energized.

  • The Tao of Teamwork: Chemistry, Trust, and Risk Taking

    It’s hard to explain, but we all know what happens when a partnership or group has chemistry: it’s important in any relationship. When co-workers have fun together, they communicate better and connect on a deeper level. And when they connect, this creates trust, which enables individuals to take greater risks with the knowledge that they have their team behind them. In order for a company to innovate, it must manage risk well, and it can only do so through the prerequisite communication and teamwork. Joel’s interactive exercises train audience members to enjoy their work so they communicate better and ultimately, take more risks.

  • The Tao of Change: Flexibility, Reaction, and Persistence

    Change happens. We can either be open and flexible to it or let it steamroll us. Too many of our daily problems are not worth getting worked up about, but we react to these small events, and it impacts us negatively. We don’t always have control over our changing circumstances, but we do control our reactions. There’s only one reaction that’s not acceptable: quitting. You can’t quit. You may have to communicate your needs; you may have to try something new. But you can’t give up. Joel’s presentation reinforces this message through his dynamic interactive skits.

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