Humorous Keynote Speaker, Corporate Entertainer, and Stress Reduction Authority
Fee ranges between: $12,001 - $17,500
The fee range listed in is USD, represents the price for a keynote presentation in the person's home nation, and does not include travel and lodging. We strive to keep this information up to date, though price changes are often sudden and occasionally significant. Several other factors can impact fees and costs: location, length of presentation, audio/visual requirements and the cost of providing them on-site and currency fluctuation. The exact cost for a particular speaker for your situation is readily available from one of our associates.
- Specializes in: Healthcare, Humor/Motivation, Stress Management, Team Building/Teamwork, Travel
- Travels From: Oregon
Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE, is a tears-in-your-eyes-laugh-out-loud speaker who teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful, and coaches businesses on how to enhance productivity and employee enthusiasm.
Talented, innovative, and memorable, Tim provides amazing take-home value delivered with his one-of-a-kind presentation style.
As a keynote speaker, he ensures every event starts with a bang and/or concludes with everyone sharing a renewed, positive sense of purpose. Tim is also available as an outstanding emcee facilitating the day’s activities or hosting an evening awards banquet.
Tim has achieved the highest honors and recognition in his industry, including:
• CPAE (Council of Peers Award for Excellence): Speaker Hall of Fame Member—an elite recognition shared by fewer than 150 speakers worldwide
• CSP (Certified Speaking Professional): The highest earned designation of the National Speakers Association.
• Selected by Meeting Planners Magazine as one of the “Best speakers ever seen or heard on the main stage.”
Tim’s down-to-earth style and real-life humor leaves a lasting impression that audiences will benefit from for years to come. His skillful use of ordinary items in extraordinary ways and extraordinary items in everyday ways make him one of the most popular main stage speakers on the platform today.
Becoming more resilient is not about telling jokes or laughing at everything. Instead of making light of serious issues, Tim shines a light on unseen possibilities for solutions to difficult situations. He demonstrates how to be professional, yet light-hearted throughout all his programs.
Without a doubt, Tim’s keynotes consistently deliver on these two promises:
1. A hilarious shared experience, and
2. Take-home value that improves performance and workplace attitude.
As a business speaker, Tim shows leaders how to enhance productivity and employee enthusiasm using his humor stress diffusion tactics in everyday situations. He facilitates an unforgettable experience that improves the quality of interactions. At the same time, he’s instilling an enthusiasm for non-malicious mischief that no one should live without!
For two decades, Tim has provided hilariously entertaining, fast-paced, and informative programs from Texas to Tasmania. His universal message translates to a diverse range of audiences of every size.
An internationally recognized authority on stress reduction and conflict resolution, Tim’s easy-to-implement techniques provide audiences with ways to diffuse, deal with, and even avoid intensely stressful encounters. When relating to business leaders, Tim “walks his talk” as a successful business owner himself for more than 20 years. Before starting his business, he worked in the Sales Industry, as well as State and Federal Government in Human Services, as a fraud investigator and is a navy veteran.
Author of Just Plane Funny and My Policy Manual and co-author of Motivational Leaders and Humor Me, Tim also offers his own line of “stress buster” tools that are marketed worldwide.
Change the Game
Motivational Keynote Speech or Training Workshop to Reduce Stress and Inspire Leadership!
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!
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®
Keynote Speech or Training Workshop
Is employee motivation important 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.
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
Keynote Speech or Training Workshop
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 unique motivational leadership abilities to the next level.
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 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 and Using Props™
Keynote Speech or Training Workshop
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 and 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!
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!
Emcee | Master of Ceremonies
With Tim as your Emcee | Master of Ceremonies, you are assured an amazing event that is dynamic, creatively consistent, dependable, engaging and funny! You can rely on Tim to professionally facilitate activities on-stage so that you can focus on off-stage matters such as addressing any unexpected issues and coordinating with your staff so your conference or meeting occurs flawlessly!
Tim's high-energy, infectious smile, ability to quickly connect with any group, and contagious positive attitude is legendary in the professional speaking and emcee industry. It's one of the reasons that 2010Meetings Planner Magazine named him "one of the best event speakers ever seen or heard on stage"!
More than a funny motivational speaker, Tim is a founding co-owner of FunnierU, a training system that teaches students to write and perform comedy. Tim writes 5 jokes a day and has accomplished this creative feat since July 2012. This daily dedication to his craft not just produces an amazing amount of topical humor, but it challenges him to consistently refine his programs and inspire creativity, naturally. Tim's ability to improvise is top level, as he's demonstrated for more than 10 years.
Tim is an experienced Emcee and Master of Ceremonies in large and small, national and international, events. His participation at your next event can be as simple or in-depth as you require and desire. Tim's extensive experience on-stage can be summarized as:
1. Introducing other speakers and events or activities throughout a convention.
2. Segue with short, informative or funny commentary to allow for stage changes, unexpected delays, or audio/visual complications.
3. Interviewing individuals, or members of a team, on stage for live or broadcasted events.
4. Working with the event planners to write introductions, consult on scripting, planning optimal synergy for conferences and events with multiple activities, and coordinate how other entertainers, educators or presenters interact with, and complement, each other.
5. Available on call throughout the day, to fill in and help out, as needed.
6. Coaching less experienced speakers (or non-professional speakers) to improve their program content, humor, and on-stage delivery.