Greg Bennick is an award-winning champion speaker who makes people laugh while inviting them to think.
He offers incredible presentations for meetings, conferences, and special events worldwide. As a meeting planner you need to capture the eyes and ears of your audience immediately in a way that is interactive and fun.
Greg gives you that and more, sharing new ideas about managing the unexpected, dealing with change, and how to handle a life and work in constant motion. And he does this by using juggling as a metaphor.
"A juggler and inspirational speaker: it'd be hard for anybody to balance such extremes, but Bennick seems to do it with grace."
— Seattle Times
Price Range: $7500 plus coach air, room, ground
Gig Length: 45 - 90 minutes
Insurance: $3,000,000 - Liability insurance
What to Expect
CHANGE: Managing the Unexpected - Change is an inevitability, and as long as we are in the right mindset, we will be ready for anything and prepared to take action. As a juggler for almost thirty years, Greg is an expert at change: every ball flies in a different direction. How do we manage change? What perspectives to we need? Using laughter and entertainment as a vehicle, Greg delivers answers to these important questions in his incredible keynote. Learning points include new perspectives on dropping the ball and failure; how to continue even in the midst of setbacks; and perspectives on the creative process itself and the peaks and valleys it brings.
CUSTOMER SERVICE: A Juggling Act - Gone are the days when we could just SELL to people and think we could get away with it, marketing anything at anytime to consumers. This is a new era. We need to listen to people, and be willing to adapt to their whims. Consumers have learned to choose the colors of their products, and now people are trained to want that way in all areas of the customer experience. Greg offers insight into how creating relationships with the people you serve, developing a sense of community on a larger scale, and adapting to sudden change can lead to new levels of success...and a different kind of success than simply profit.
TEAMWORK: An Individual Experience - The success of any organization is dependent on how its people work together. In this keynote, Greg uses his proven techniques of audience participation to demonstrate how effective we can be when we work together. but from the perspective of knowing ourselves. How can we transform being let down by others in the past to being inspired to try again in order to work together effectively? Teamwork demands vigilance, patience, commitment, and determination. Most importantly, its teamwork WITH the people we serve not in opposition to them that yields truly sustainable alliances. Learning points: self esteem and its role in our interactions; from where do interpersonal conflicts emerge; and how to resolve those conflicts when they flare up.
COMMUNICATION: The Foundation of Any Team - For any team to succeed, clear communication is at the core of their success. Greg brings two decades of research into communication styles along with comedy and entertainment to share insights about communicating with your group. Everyone will learn something by the end of the keynote, and everyone takes part. People who have felt disempowered will gain a greater sense of their value as individuals. And those who have disempowered them will have shifts in perspective that will bring new clarity.
LEADERSHIP: To Listen is to Lead - We often think of leaders as having powerful voices, but the best and brightest leaders are actually the greatest listeners. We explore, through audience participation and laughter, the core concepts of being an effective listener as part of a team and how that leads to outstanding leadership. Greg's real life experience with leadership includes the World Leaders Project, an initiative Greg started that had him meeting face to face with world leaders to discuss dynamics of power, control, and effective balance. You need a speaker who talks the talk and walks the walk. And one who can be funny in the midst of important ideas. Greg is all of those in one.
Greg Bennick, humorous speaking champion, makes people laugh while inviting them to think.
In the last year, Greg has spoken in twenty three countries including the first ever spoken word tour of Russia by an American speaker.
"Greg is a world-class speaker and philosopher. He is inspiring, articulate and a magician when it comes to putting his experiences into words to infuse fire in people's hearts."
— D. Khaleghi, Evergreen State College
Greg uses entertainment as a vehicle for ideas. He researches his audiences and your group in advance to make every presentation perfect. He entertains, educates, and challenges your audience. You started a search for a keynote speaker, and you've found him in Greg Bennick.
"Greg created a level of enthusiasm and participation that we have not seen at any of our previous events. It was the best banquet we have had in terms of the audience really getting engaged and we owe that to Greg.
—Jonathan S., EDC Banquet coordinator
Additional Booking Notes
• One XLR input for the wireless microphone that I provide
• One pair of RCA inputs for my audio player
• Flat, well lit stage
• Audience seated in front of the stage rather than around the stage
No special equipment required
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