Herb Burns a one of a kind keynote speaker for institutions of higher learning. His unique qualities include; connecting current events with the past, duplicating character voices which adds a touch of humor, and incorporating spoken word poetry which speaks to the understanding of young adults.Whether the topic of discussion is diversity, motivation or leadership Herb will not only entertain your students but reinforce the main idea. One of the goals when presenting an educational event is to make an imprint on your audience's mind. By presenting this unique keynote style, Herb will undoubtedly leave a long lasting pleasant impression. Herb is offering a 10% discount for September.
My name is Heide (Lindsey) Thornton. MBA.PMP. formerly employed with PNC Corp as an Assistant Vice President, Technology. During my tenure at PNC I had the pleasure of experiencing Mr. Herb Burns deliver a dynamic presentation at one the professional organizations events I attend during the year. He was the keynote speaker and I must say that he was truly dynamic and intriguing. In fact, he probably ranks as one the best I heard and I attend numerous functions as I belong to many organizations. Mr. Burns address wasn’t the same old pick me up motivational speech. This was the first time I heard a speaker who had the ability to produce voice impersonations and incorporate them into the theme of the event. His impersonation of Morgan Freeman and Orson Welles sounded like the real thing. Not only that, his touch of humor loosened up the audience and made everyone there feel comfortable. And for the older members of the audience who can remember Orson Welles, it brought back some great memories. There is no doubt we will not hesitate to book Herb for our next motivational seminar.
Response from Herb Burns:
It was a great feeling to provide the staff at PNC with exceptional entertainment as well as support their theme. I have no doubt that their staff will have great memories and I look forward supplying them with another great experience.
Herb did a fantastic job characterizing mutltiple personalities in our black history program. He brought the civil rights inspired story line to life.
Price Range: $3,000 - $5,000
Gig Length: 60 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
Herb will present a different kind of entertaining keynote presentation. Life like character voices contained in skits which ties in to the program theme. Impersonations can vary from Herb's list or a selection of your choice. Upon request Herb can easily customize the content of your program by inventing characters with a Southern,Caucasian or elderly accents. This approach will leave your audience with an experience they will always remember.
Herb Burns a professional keynote speaker/voice impersonator was given a gift to duplicate voices as a child. Herb has an extensive background in the educational field. He has taught adult education, specifically, GED, and ESL for the Cleveland Board of Education.
Afterwards ,Herb supplied countless motivational presentations to community based organizations located in New York City. Some of which were the Harlem Educational Activities Fund,the South Bronx Job Corp and OSHA of Yonkers New York. His influences are Martin Landau, Rich Little, Richard Pryor and Ross Martin. Herb's presentation only compliments the motivational element of the presentation which audiences will always remember and bring back fond memories.
Additional Booking Notes
There are times when Herb will require background music for his skits.
Past Booked Events
|February 06, 2018 • 10:30am - 10:45am||Cultural Event|
Influences & Inspiration
Herb Burns influences include Rich Little, Richard Pryor, Marin Landau, and Ross Martin.
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