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Education By Entertainment

Education By Entertainment

1 review
Education By Entertainment
5/5 stars – based on 1 reviews

Why book Education By Entertainment?

Education By Entertainment programs provide useful learning, lots of games & activities. They are a ton of fun.

It is your choice... schedule a program for your:

1) Business, professional, school or other organization and the useful content will improve your business results or academic achievement. Participants will have fun learning. They will remember and apply the content.

2) Social event such as a birthday (grade 4 & up) or engagement with lots of activities and games. As bonus, there will be a useful educational message for each activity or game.

Schedule a program. Learn, Improve Performance, Have Fun!!!

The programs are a great way to recognize very special people!!!




Motivational Speaker in Providence, RI
If you are looking for a unique and fun educational speaker, Dr. Ron Shapiro is your go-to guy. We've had the pleasure of seeing several of Ron's events and walked away laughing and more knowledgeable for it! His engagement with the audience - and the children in attendance - was exceptional . . . and the activities he used in his program were intriguing. We look forward to attending another event of Ron's soon!
Workshop in Research Triangle Park, NC
5 / 5 stars

Fabulous, Entertaining AND Educational!!!!!

If you are looking for a unique and fun educational speaker, Dr. Ron Shapiro is your go-to guy. We've had the pleasure of seeing several of Ron's events and walked away laughing and more knowledgeable for it! His engagement with the audience - and the children in attendance - was exceptional . . . and the activities he used in his program were intriguing. We look forward to attending another event of Ron's soon!

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Barbara H.
Event: Workshop in Research Triangle Park, NC
Event Date: Apr 24, 2014
Hired As: Business Motivational Speaker, Educational Entertainment, Motivational Speaker

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 50 - 480 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Insurance: Errors and omissions
  • Languages: English


Learn more about how people sense, perceive, think, interpret, learn, remember, make decisions, respond, multitask, and interact with others..

Plan how you will use this new knowledge to improve your performance at work or at school.

Find applications for your new knowledge at home, too.

Become a better teacher, learner, and communicator...

The programs are filled with fun and surprises.

Lots of photo opportunities.

Participate in a number of games and activities for all attendees.

Possibly be selected to come on stage and participate in games and activities which the audience is watching.

Chance to be elected the CHAMPION.

Additional Booking Notes

Will work with you to produce the program you want and need...


Participating in a program by Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro is educational as well as entertaining. It is an experience you won't forget. Participants remember more from Dr. Shapiro's Education By Entertainment programs than from most lectures. They also find his programs to be more entertaining than most parties.

Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro earned his doctoral degree in psychology with a specialization in designing products, solutions, and services so that they will be easy for people to use. He is also an experienced educator, manager, leader and consultant having worked in large companies and small companies.

Dr. Shapiro's competency as a Human Factors Professional is recognized by the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics which awarded him the Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP) designation. His substantial and unique professional contributions to his profession have been recognized by his title of Fellow in the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). Dr. Shapiro's Leadership and Service was first recognized when he was awarded the Percival C. Norris Leadership Award upon graduation from Providence Country Day School. It was recognized again in when he was awarded the Ohio State University Graduate School Leadership Award. More recently his leadership was recognized by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society which presented him with the Oliver Keith Hansen Outreach Award for founding National Ergonomics Month (the same award which was presented to Captain Chelsey B. “Sully” Sullenberger in 2010). Most recently his leadership has been recognized by his colleagues who elected him President of the APA Division of Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology (an office he served in 2005-2006) and Secretary-Treasurer of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (an office he served in 2010-2011).

Dr. Shapiro is also an outstanding educator and leader of educators. He served IBM in a variety of positions including managing technical learning and new employee orientation world wide. He has also managed IBM's external employee education program in the United States and career coaching in North Carolina as well as Human Factors for IBM's large systems. Two of his learning programs, one of which he managed (new employee orientation) and one of which he designed (Blue Opportunities) have won major awards from professional organizations (ASTD Excellence in Practice Award and SHRM Innovative Business Solution Award).

Dr. Shapiro has presented for a number of professional societies including HFES, APA, Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), American Indian Scientific and Engineering Society (AISES), Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Documentation and Training (DocTrain) and Medical Product Safety network (MEDSUN). He also presents to businesses, colleges, universities, and schools on Careers, Learning, Leadership, and Human Factors/Ergonomics. His presentations are educational, informative, interactive, and fun. His participant comments and ratings are excellent.

Dr Shapiro's other professional affiliations include Sigma Xi (Scientific Honorary Life Member), Phi Kappa Phi (Academic Honorary Life Member), Society of Industrial Psychologists (SIOP) and AISES (Sequoyah Fellow).
He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. He received his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Ohio State in Experimental Psychology. Dr. Shapiro has taught at Ohio State, Denison University, University of Connecticut and Dutchess Community College.

The team providing the talent:

Ronald G.Shapiro

Speaker, Consultant


I know that I have an even greater respect for human factors/ergonomics than I had before being a blindfolded on stage contestant in your program.

– Iain Smith, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Ron's workshop on Games to Explain Human Factors is full of interactive demonstrations. The audience is engaged and entertained while learning about findings in psychology and human factors. Games is always well attended and enjoyed by all.

– Patricia R. DeLucia, Ph.D., President, APA Division 21

Dr. Ronald Shapiro put the spotlight on Human Factors during our 2010 hosting of the annual Great Plains student conference. His keynote address entitled, “Games to explain human capabilities and limitations” got everyone moving and laughing as he demonstrated our easily overlooked weaknesses. By the end of the presentation, the audience was blaming product designs, instead of themselves, for everyday usability mishaps.

– Jeremiah Still, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Missouri Western State University

I love the tricks you had (you got me good!) so I will absolutely let you know when I or someone I may know could benefit from one of your programs.

– Kristen Whelan,Transportation Consultant, Liberty International, Inc.

I really enjoyed your workshop and would love to share some of these activities with my middle schoolers as we delve into the human body and the senses. It was probably one of the most fun workshops I have been to.

– Rob Smith, Pike School, Andover Massachusetts

Your presentation was terrific! Students rarely think of IO and industry as a career possibility for psychology. The resume and networking part of your talk was so helpful. This was real-world advice that was truly appreciated.

– Melanie M. Arpaio, Psi Beta Eastern Region VP, Psychology, Sussex County Community College

Your presentation was thought provoking, interactive, but most importantly fun. You have a natural gift to “edu-tain” and keep the audience engaged.

– Mason Walker, President, Associated Students, Mesa College

It was interactive and fun filled. We read concepts in psychology over and over again, but to see it cleverly demonstrated, was awarding.

– Nritya Ramani, New York Behavioral Research Conference

From 2008-2010, Maestro Ronald G. Shapiro of Providence RI has offered 3 interactive 90-minute workshops in New York City on his remarkable work on “Games to explain human factors.” He is truly a master in science education, whose work has been uniformly praised—from novice students to seasoned colleagues--who participated in these NYC workshops.

– Harold Takooshian, PhD, Past-President,APA Division on International Psychology

Your presentation was by far my favorite at EPA. I wanted to let you know that it was very informative and fun which is a great combination.

– Ashley Beryl Reid, University of Baltimore

I learned a lot not only from the games you played but also from the way you carried them out. You had tricks for us to watch (blindfolded volunteers) and tricks for the whole class to participate in (such as the misspelt poem). Each trick was sequenced to take us farther and get us to think in a different manner. I was captivate wondering what would happen next and constantly wondering how I would do if it was me behind the blindfold. It was an excellent experience to feel the games from the audience perspective so when I do several of these exercises with my class I can anticipate what they feel. THANK YOU!

– Emily Baxter, Science Teacher, New Haven CT

Ronald Shapiro delivers highly engaging and educational presentations. I have had the opportunity to be in the audience for several of his presentations, and have acquired great takeaways from each one. His presentations are very dynamic and thoughtfully prepared!

– Dr. Margarita Posada Cossuto

Dr. Shapiro's presentations were engaging and lots of fun to participate in. He definitely captured the ideal learning situation, one in which you can have fun but from which you can take away very important lessons. Dr. Shapiro has an excellent command of the delicate balance between fun and education.

– Colleen Williams, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

I was fortunate to select your workshop last week at the Massachusetts Environmental Education Society (MEES) Conference, which was perfect to attend right after lunch. It was really great fun, engaging, and a nice change of pace from the traditional workshops. I look forward to incorporating many of the activities presented into my summer camp training and have shared a few with my co-workers already! The workshop photos were great…still chuckling!

– Amy Quist, Education Coordinator/Summer Camp Director, Mass Audubon's South Shore Sanctuaries

You opened my eyes (even though I was blindfolded!!) to the world of industrial psychology... (Eastern Psychological Association 2014 Annual Meeting Program)

– Lori Kellner, PhD Candidate, Walden University

Your piece at the {Eastern Psychological Association} conference was really fun, engaging and full of information. I'm always looking for ways to make learning fun for my students and you certainly nailed it!

– Cathleen Greenan, Dutchess Community College Faculty

Influences & Inspiration

Observing human behavior as well as scientific literature.

Setup Requirements

Chair (at least 1)

Computer Projection (for some programs)

Electricity (for indoor programs)

Photos (I can take or you can take)

Plenty of area for activity in front of the presentation area

Screen (for some programs)

Tables (usually 3 to 5)

Voice magnification for large audiences