I provide pre-produced and custom public speaking events on a variety of topics relevant to all types of organizations. I also host events and am comfortable in front of audiences of any size. The philosophy I have developed through years of teaching at the college level is that the best way to reach your audience is to win them over with humor before you present the heart of your message. My events can be tailored to fit any duration and budget.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 20 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
My performances are, essentially, stand-up comedy with a message. I can do prepared speeches or emcee events involving a great deal of ad-libbing.
I am an Assistant Professor of Journalism at the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a BA in Communications and an MA in Telecommunications, Information Studies and Media. I have experience speaking in front of groups ranging from just a few people to hundreds of attendees. My philosophy of public/motivational speaking, refined in the fires of teaching college students, is that the best way to gain your audience's trust is to make them laugh. Once you've made them laugh and they like you, then they will respond to the ultimate message you are trying to communicate. This philosophy has been just as effective outside the classroom as it has been in it. I have been able to consistently win the trust of a crowd of complete strangers in the matter of 15 minutes or less.
For a typical event, I meet with my client one or more times to discuss the topic they would like to address and the details of the venue/intended audience. I then come up with a plan for my speech and run it by the client to ensure it meets their expectations. I make any adjustments necessary to suit the client and, on the day of the event, arrive early in professional business attire with any props I may need for the performance. I often include touches of juggling, guitar, harmonica, magic, etc. to spice up the performance when appropriate and relevant. My performances generally include interaction with audience members, which I find to be very effective in getting and maintaining their attention.
I enjoy public speaking because I find if you stand in front of a crowd believing that they are great people, then they often can't help but return the sentiment. I have references who can attest that my methods have been very successful for their events and would be happy to put you in touch with them.
Past Booked Events
|March 03, 2016||Convention/Trade Show|
|Robert W. Prince||Owner|
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