This vendor provides virtual services
With a background in psychology and years of teaching and speaking experience, I deliver motivational and educational presentations - including virtual - that give people the power to move forward, in healthy and productive ways. Past attendees have enjoyed my storytelling ability, comedic timing, deep and direct industry experience, and thorough customization of the presentations.
More details and topics, including information about my voice actor/voiceover work are available in the "About" section of my profile.
Steve was very eloquent in his presentation and was able to provide a great experience for our team. Steve understands his content very well
Response from Steve Prentice - Business Motivational Speaker:
Thank you for the review, Bryan. It was a pleasure meeting you and your team. As I mentioned, I make it a practice to follow up with people who have attended sessions of mine, to ask them how they’re doing and to offer free mentorship. This is not a marketing piece, simply support and value-add to the presentation. If you would like this, I will schedule it into my calendar and send you emails for you to distribute to your team. It’s your choice of course. - Steve
Excellent speaker, knew his audience and easy to listen to!
Response from Steve Prentice - Business Motivational Speaker:
Laura - thank you for the kind review. I greatly enjoyed working with you and meeting your members, and if you are in touch with them again, please remind them that my offer of no-charge email mentorship still stands. They can always reach me through my website at steveprentice.com.
What to Expect
My speaking style is lively and energetic and audiences have told they enjoy my collection of stories and anecdotes that bring the concepts and humor alive.
My goal is to make you, the event planner look good. Before an event, I will chat with you and your team to learn about your event, your expectations, and any facts and anecdotes that I can weave into the presentation to make it relevant and special.
I also enjoy helping promote the event in whatever way I can, including generating tweets, videos, or anything else that will generate buzz and attendance.
Everything that will help you feel great and look like a hero is what I will do, from letting you know I have arrived at your facility, to helping the AV crew in their setup, and of course, in delivering a professional and responsible speech.
I do not sell or promote my books unless you invite it.
Content-wise, the informational/learning components are topical, relevant and contain immediate takeaways. Bottom line, I am a professional performer, ever-mindful of the importance of contributing my talents to your successful event.
It’s such a different time we’re living in right now, and it has permanently changed the way we interact with family, co-workers and clients. Here are three key things reasons you need to know about me as a speaking candidate:
1. Customized content. My presentations are always customized. Yes, they’re based on two decades of professional experience, but “motivation” is a word that covers many areas. Whether you are looking to build a team, foster greater collaboration, improve professional relationships or deliver more personal motivation for individuals, I can create a presentation that fits your objectives.
2. Relevance for today’s market. We will be dealing with social distancing, virtual teams and substantially changed working and social environments, for a long time to come, which means any guidance delivered by a motivational speaker must be current and relevant. This is something I can deliver.
3. Technological comfort. Presenting virtually is very different than being in person, and it requires much more than being able to stand in front of a camera on a Zoom connection. I have worked with organizations, companies, and schools, helping them develop techniques for communicating and collaborating online. I will be able to help you set up and deliver an interactive presentation that allows you to relax and know that both the content and the delivery are in good hands.
If you are interested in chatting – even before you make your final decision, I would be happy to do so, in order to make sure the curriculum and message are what you are looking for.
Here's a little more...
With a background in psychology and years of teaching and speaking experience, I deliver motivational and educational presentations - including virtual - that give people the power to move forward. Many speakers talk about motivation, but I add depth and realism by discussing topics such as the physiological roots of fear, anger and procrastination. As a published author of books on time management, stress management and career management, I deliver the tools and also the understanding that will help people do better, personally and professionally.
- Personal motivation: setting a new belief system, setting goals, and making them stick
- Staying optimistic, healthy and productive in the COVID era
- Managing stress and achieving work-life balance
- Becoming a better sales professional
- Team management, team membership and team leadership
- Establishing a culture of continuous improvement
- The future of work
Past attendees have enjoyed my storytelling ability, comedic timing, deep and direct industry experience, and thorough customization of the presentations.
Here's some background info about me...
As a specialist in organizational psychology and project management, I now have two decades worth of experience in working with and helping people manage change, stress, work and fear. I am a regular guest on radio and podcasts, and I teach at the Management School at Ontario Tech University in Toronto.
I am a published author and have ghost written ten books for other corporate leaders. My book, Cool Time: A Hands-On Guide for Managing Work and Balancing Time, briefly became a best-seller and was noted for its innovative approach to time management using influence, project management and human physiology as core principles.
The Meeting Professionals International organization listed me as a Platinum level speaker for consistently high audience reviews.
I graduated from Concordia University in Montreal in 1989 with a B.A. in Communications Studies and was valedictorian of the 1989 graduating year. I attended Law School in Toronto between 1989 and 1991 and was the official Rhodes Scholarship Candidate for York University for 1990. I then returned to York University 10 years later and obtained my degrees in Psychology.
Additional Booking Notes
For virtual events, I can work with a range of products including Cisco Webex, Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, Faceook Live, Instagram Live, Kaltura and others. I use a wired headset mic and always include visuals, chat, and polling. I am also very experienced in helping people set up for attending virtual events, in their homes or offices.
For live events I like to use a wireless Lav mic, and a projection system connected to my own laptop. If you prefer to use your own laptop, I just need advance notice.
Past Booked Events
|January 30, 2020 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|October 10, 2019 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Corporate Event|
|October 05, 2019 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Corporate Event|
|June 13, 2019 • 8:00am - 1:00pm||Corporate Speech|
|May 30, 2019–June 01, 2019 • 1:00am - 11:00pm||Unavailable|
|May 16, 2019 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||Keynote speech|
|May 15, 2019 • 9:00am - 4:00pm||Busy|
|May 11, 2019 • 9:00am - 11:00pm||Corporate Event|
|May 09, 2019 • 9:00am - 4:00pm||UOIT Lecture|
|May 02, 2019 • 9:00am - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|May 01, 2019 • 9:00am - 6:00pm||Management Excellence|
|April 30, 2019 • 9:00am - 10:00pm||Unavailable|
|April 25, 2019 • 9:00am - 4:00pm||CPAO Time Management|
|March 30, 2019 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||Keynote speech|
|March 26, 2019 • 9:00am - 5:00pm||Unavailable|
|March 14, 2019 • 9:00am - 5:00pm||Unvailable|
|March 07, 2019–March 08, 2019 • 9:00am - 5:00pm||Unavilabe|
Influences & Inspiration
Standup comedians: Jim Gaffigan (clean humor), Emo Phillips (wordplay), Stephen Wright (wordplay), Eddie Izzard (improvisational storytelling)
Subject Matter Experts: Steve Irwin, Carl Sagan
Wirelss Lav mic