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We All Laugh In The Same Language

Tim Gard encourages and inspires audience participants to take the serious things seriously, while taking themselves lightly and therefore gaining the critical skill of approaching challenges with a “can do” and cooperative attitude. When this ability is developed within an individual, that individual can then support teammates and co-workers to efficiently problem solve, work together and stay on track because ‘negativity’ is suddenly a non-option!

As your humorous keynote speaker, Tim discusses job stress, solutions, prevention and management. He consistently inspires positive and lasting change with the use of humor as a skill at both work and home. Individuals, groups, and organizations of all kinds around the globe have learned through laughing for more than 26 years with Tim Gard.

Popular Keynote Programs

Sticky Safety

Hazardous habits invariably form when repeating the same safety policy over and over again. The audience goes right back to doing what they’ve always done because it didn’t stick. Just like earworm songs and random information from your school years, safety information can be “sticky” and stay in your team’s brain well beyond the presentation.

Tim has worked in some very dangerous jobs; experienced workplace injuries and his insights are based on real life situations anyone can identify with and learn from. He uses that experience to show you how your safety messaging can make a change in your organization and stick.

Leadership: The Tao of Humor

Unhealthy humor is toxic. Although almost everyone will agree that humor can have a positive impact at work. As a strategic skill, it can act as a positive factor in communication, morale, and stress reduction. However, if unhealthy or misused, it can have an equally negative effect.

Using “good, clean humor”, Tim shows you how to use that humor to enhance (and never diminish) workplace culture while improving morale and ultimately customer service. Tim is more than a humorist and motivational speaker, but a stress reduction speaker sure to send spirits soaring in the office.

Laughter Becomes You

Morale can make or break an organization. Organizations are struggling with employee satisfaction and retention which are critical for the success of the company AND for the employee. Although Ice Cream Friday’s are yummy, they’re not enough.

Tim’s rejuvenating message helps increase employee morale while enhancing productivity and everyday enthusiasm in three easy-to-adopt steps in his proven Comic Vision® techniques. His terrifically funny, unique stories (and of course, extraordinary visual props) make this keynote address a hilarious way to start or close your meeting.

Change the game!

Off the Wall is a game. Life is a game; business is a game; literally everything is a game that contains winners, losers and spectators. Winners excel by intention and determination while others suffer from making the choice to simply coast or dwell in a defeatist attitude.

Tim uses a bag of marbles to show how one person can “change the game” for everyone by applying easy-to-understand and hard-to-forget concepts—ones that champions have been using for centuries in sports, business, and life in general. Everyone gets their own bag of marbles to keep to continue changing the game or if you wish to play Off the Wall.


Rabble-rousers don’t make good master of ceremonies. They may look and sound fun but they’re like a bad hangover with side effects that can leave your audience sluggish and unproductive, clinging to coffee hoping for some precious energy to get moving again.

With Tim as your Emcee, you are assured an amazing event that is dynamic, creatively consistent, dependable, engaging and funny!  You can rely on Tim to professionally facilitate activities on-stage so that you can focus on off-stage matters such as addressing any unexpected issues and coordinating with your staff, so your conference or meeting occurs flawlessly!

Certifications & Awards

Tim Gard has energized and inspired audiences for 26+ years earning him the distinguished CSP and CPAE awards from the National Speakers Association.

Certified Speaking Professional

Designation granted by the NSA to honor the top 10% of professional speakers.

Speaker Hall of Fame

NSA Council of Peers Award for Excellence. Tim Gard was inducted in 2006.

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