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Ken Futch

Business Motivator, Blending Humor and Message

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 Ken Futch Biography

Whether addressing upper management from Fortune 500 companies or factory workers, Ken Futch's unique blend of humor and professionalism creates results.

Prior to founding his own company in 1986, Ken spent 11 years in sales and management with AT&T. As a salesperson, he was recognized for achieving the best results in a group of 6,000 salespeople. Ken's success led to his selection as a top trainer at AT&T's National Sales School.

Past-President of the Georgia Speakers Association and former Toastmasters International Humor Champion, Futch was inducted into the National Speaker's Association Hall of Fame in 2014. He delivers more than 150 high-impact programs annually and has trained over 10,000 people in seminars presented throughout North America and Europe.

A native of the "Tar Heel" state, Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant and served 3 years in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Viet Nam as a combat platoon leader.

His current clients include General Electric, Coca-Cola, AT&T, Consolidated Edison, BellSouth, Honeywell Bull, John Deere, Sony, Lockheed, Pepsico, Nextel, Delta Airlines, and the Federal Reserve Bank.

Using his extensive business experiences and life events to illustrate important points in a lively thought-provoking manner, Futch has entertained audiences for years with amusing insights and anecdotes about generating positive change and personal fulfillment. His book, Take Your Best Shot: Turning Situations Into Opportunities, has been called a rare blend of storytelling, sage advice, and practical ideas.

Most Requested Topics:

What Rip Van Winkle Didn’t Know: How do you react to change? Do you hold on to the old or grab on to the new? Managing change isn’t about recognizing the need to change, but knowing how to change. Using his wit and charm, Ken will give you the tools you need to reframe change, build on the foundation of success, and embrace the potential that change offers. He’ll let you in on what Rip Van Winkle didn’t know.

Don’t Die Until You Are Dead: Ken's true story of how he accidentally shot himself in the head and lived to tell it is a funny, inspirational, motivational tale about how it took a shot through the head to open his mind. Today, he sees things with a whole new perspective and teaches others how to do the same.

Secrets of a Suntan Consultant: In yet another of Ken's funny, true stories, he shares the secrets to great customer service that he learned from a poolside suntan consultant. He'll tell you what it really means to "add value" to a product! His lessons shine a ray of hope to any organization that wants to improve its business relationships.

Bushy Eyebrows and Other Misperceptions: Even when we think we know how others think or what they need, we can discover just how wrong we are by simply asking. In this funny, yet poignant story, Ken shares the lessons he learned from his young daughter about the dangers of making assumptions. Kids may say the darnedest things, but it's adults who do the darnedest things. Find out why.

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Speaking Topics
  • Motivation “Take Your Best Shot!

    A moment can change a life. Ken’s astonishing true story of how he accidentally shot himself in the head – and how it opened his mind! Hilarious, inspiring and motivating, you will get a (w)hole new perspective on how to turn situations into opportunities.

  • Leadership “Give Your Rifle Away

    Gain the single greatest motivation tool available for creating passion. An entertaining and provocative program that provides practical principles and techniques for achieving results. Managing Change “Grabbing on or Holding on?” How do you react to change? Do you hold on to the old or grab on to the new? Managing change isn’t just recognizing the need to change, but knowing how to change. During this humorous and high-energy program, you will acquire the insights and tools to reframe change and to embrace the potential that change offers.

  • Customer Service “Providing Lagniappe

    Move beyond the basics and learn the two necessary requirements to create memorable customer service experiences. Discover how to turn that disgruntled customer into a sales opportunity. An upbeat message designed for organizations seeking to increase client retention.

  • Team Building “Bushy Eyebrows and Other Misperceptions

    Learn what teams value most while avoiding the common pitfalls that can destroy employee morale. This fast-paced program emphasizes the importance of respecting individuality while enhancing group identity. Take home valuable tools for improving communication and building trust.

  • Presentation Skills “Presenting Persuasively

    Empower your speech for effective delivery by utilizing the hidden persuaders that enable powerful presentations. Learn how to control nerves, organize material, incorporate humor and handle Q&A sessions. Leave knowing you have the ability to connect with demanding audiences.

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Ken Futch?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ken Futch 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 Ken Futch, 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 Ken Futch or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Ken Futch?

    Booking fees for Ken Futch, 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 Ken Futch, 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 Ken Futch?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ken Futch 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 Ken Futch 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 Ken Futch or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ken Futch 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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Ken Futch

Business Motivator, Blending Humor and Message

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Atlanta, GA, USA
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Ken Futch Biography

Whether addressing upper management from Fortune 500 companies or factory workers, Ken Futch's unique blend of humor and professionalism creates results.

Prior to founding his own company in 1986, Ken spent 11 years in sales and management with AT&T. As a salesperson, he was recognized for achieving the best results in a group of 6,000 salespeople. Ken's success led to his selection as a top trainer at AT&T's National Sales School.

Past-President of the Georgia Speakers Association and former Toastmasters International Humor Champion, Futch was inducted into the National Speaker's Association Hall of Fame in 2014. He delivers more than 150 high-impact programs annually and has trained over 10,000 people in seminars presented throughout North America and Europe.

A native of the "Tar Heel" state, Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was commissioned as a Lieutenant and served 3 years in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Viet Nam as a combat platoon leader.

His current clients include General Electric, Coca-Cola, AT&T, Consolidated Edison, BellSouth, Honeywell Bull, John Deere, Sony, Lockheed, Pepsico, Nextel, Delta Airlines, and the Federal Reserve Bank.

Using his extensive business experiences and life events to illustrate important points in a lively thought-provoking manner, Futch has entertained audiences for years with amusing insights and anecdotes about generating positive change and personal fulfillment. His book, Take Your Best Shot: Turning Situations Into Opportunities, has been called a rare blend of storytelling, sage advice, and practical ideas.

Most Requested Topics:

What Rip Van Winkle Didn’t Know: How do you react to change? Do you hold on to the old or grab on to the new? Managing change isn’t about recognizing the need to change, but knowing how to change. Using his wit and charm, Ken will give you the tools you need to reframe change, build on the foundation of success, and embrace the potential that change offers. He’ll let you in on what Rip Van Winkle didn’t know.

Don’t Die Until You Are Dead: Ken's true story of how he accidentally shot himself in the head and lived to tell it is a funny, inspirational, motivational tale about how it took a shot through the head to open his mind. Today, he sees things with a whole new perspective and teaches others how to do the same.

Secrets of a Suntan Consultant: In yet another of Ken's funny, true stories, he shares the secrets to great customer service that he learned from a poolside suntan consultant. He'll tell you what it really means to "add value" to a product! His lessons shine a ray of hope to any organization that wants to improve its business relationships.

Bushy Eyebrows and Other Misperceptions: Even when we think we know how others think or what they need, we can discover just how wrong we are by simply asking. In this funny, yet poignant story, Ken shares the lessons he learned from his young daughter about the dangers of making assumptions. Kids may say the darnedest things, but it's adults who do the darnedest things. Find out why.

Ken Futch Videos

  • Funny Shooting Story - Ken Futch - YouTube

Ken Futch Speaking Topics

  • Motivation “Take Your Best Shot!

    A moment can change a life. Ken’s astonishing true story of how he accidentally shot himself in the head – and how it opened his mind! Hilarious, inspiring and motivating, you will get a (w)hole new perspective on how to turn situations into opportunities.

  • Leadership “Give Your Rifle Away

    Gain the single greatest motivation tool available for creating passion. An entertaining and provocative program that provides practical principles and techniques for achieving results. Managing Change “Grabbing on or Holding on?” How do you react to change? Do you hold on to the old or grab on to the new? Managing change isn’t just recognizing the need to change, but knowing how to change. During this humorous and high-energy program, you will acquire the insights and tools to reframe change and to embrace the potential that change offers.

  • Customer Service “Providing Lagniappe

    Move beyond the basics and learn the two necessary requirements to create memorable customer service experiences. Discover how to turn that disgruntled customer into a sales opportunity. An upbeat message designed for organizations seeking to increase client retention.

  • Team Building “Bushy Eyebrows and Other Misperceptions

    Learn what teams value most while avoiding the common pitfalls that can destroy employee morale. This fast-paced program emphasizes the importance of respecting individuality while enhancing group identity. Take home valuable tools for improving communication and building trust.

  • Presentation Skills “Presenting Persuasively

    Empower your speech for effective delivery by utilizing the hidden persuaders that enable powerful presentations. Learn how to control nerves, organize material, incorporate humor and handle Q&A sessions. Leave knowing you have the ability to connect with demanding audiences.

FAQs on booking Ken Futch

  • How to book Ken Futch?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ken Futch 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 Ken Futch, 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 Ken Futch or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ken Futch?

    Booking fees for Ken Futch, 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 Ken Futch, 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 Ken Futch?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ken Futch 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 Ken Futch 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 Ken Futch or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ken Futch 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.

Ken Futch is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ken Futch for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Ken Futch generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Emory Austin, Kivi Bernhard, Robert Stevenson, Steve Donahue and Steve Gilliland. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ken Futch for an upcoming event.

Ken Futch Speaker Videos

  • Funny Shooting Story - Ken Futch - YouTube

Ken Futch Speaking Topics

  • Motivation “Take Your Best Shot!

    A moment can change a life. Ken’s astonishing true story of how he accidentally shot himself in the head – and how it opened his mind! Hilarious, inspiring and motivating, you will get a (w)hole new perspective on how to turn situations into opportunities.

  • Leadership “Give Your Rifle Away

    Gain the single greatest motivation tool available for creating passion. An entertaining and provocative program that provides practical principles and techniques for achieving results. Managing Change “Grabbing on or Holding on?” How do you react to change? Do you hold on to the old or grab on to the new? Managing change isn’t just recognizing the need to change, but knowing how to change. During this humorous and high-energy program, you will acquire the insights and tools to reframe change and to embrace the potential that change offers.

  • Customer Service “Providing Lagniappe

    Move beyond the basics and learn the two necessary requirements to create memorable customer service experiences. Discover how to turn that disgruntled customer into a sales opportunity. An upbeat message designed for organizations seeking to increase client retention.

  • Team Building “Bushy Eyebrows and Other Misperceptions

    Learn what teams value most while avoiding the common pitfalls that can destroy employee morale. This fast-paced program emphasizes the importance of respecting individuality while enhancing group identity. Take home valuable tools for improving communication and building trust.

  • Presentation Skills “Presenting Persuasively

    Empower your speech for effective delivery by utilizing the hidden persuaders that enable powerful presentations. Learn how to control nerves, organize material, incorporate humor and handle Q&A sessions. Leave knowing you have the ability to connect with demanding audiences.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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