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Tim Gard

Hall of Fame Motivational Speaker | Emcee| Humorist | Corporate Entertainer & More!

At the Heart of Every Memorable Meeting is… Laughter

Tim Gard is a funny motivational speaker and event speaker. His terrifically humorous keynote presentations are filled with unique stories and extraordinary visual tools to make it unforgettable corporate entertainment.

Customized for every client, Tim offers an engaging, entertaining and enlightening variety of opening and closing motivational keynote speeches. A Professional Speaker for more than 20 years and Hall of Fame Member, Companies and Corporations of all sizes and industries around the globe call on Tim.

Tim has spoken at over 2,000 events worldwide from Texas to Tasmania and was selected by Meeting Planners Magazine as one of the “Best speakers ever seen or heard on the main stage.” Tim’s down-to-earth style and real-life humor leaves a lasting impression that you will benefit from for years to come.

His skillful use of ordinary items in extraordinary ways and extraordinary items in everyday ways make him one of the most popular main stage speakers on the platform today. During the past two decades, Tim has traveled almost two million miles to perform, is the author of 4 books, and an inventor of stress reduction tools that are marketed & enjoyed worldwide.

Tim’s customized keynote speeches & programs concentrate on how to thrive even when you have little control over external circumstances.  With more than 20 years’ experience doing just that, Tim offers a variety of programs specifically designed to help his audiences thrive despite their particular stresses.

  • Change the Game – Reduce Stress | Motivational Keynote Speech
  • Developing A Comic Vision – Employee Motivation | Keynote Speech & Workshop
  • Leadership: Tao of Humor
  • Secrets of Choosing & Using Props

Tim Gard was evaluated as the best speaker we have ever had!
US Bank

Many of our associates have commented that having you at our event really set a positive and fun tone. Your unique perspective on life and work really helped to make Kick-Off a memorable success.”
Lincoln Financial Group

Your presentation was just the lift we needed after an intense two-day conference and was rated 4.9 out of a possible 5! You were described as ‘way awesome,’ ‘great,’ ‘excellent,’ and ‘fantastic.’ What a fun way to finish off … the laughter was great!
Calfornia Credit Union League

Partial List of Financial & Banking Institutions – Previous Clients

  • AgStar Financial Services
  • Analog Svs Foxboro MA
  • Bank of America Merchant Services
  • Comm. Brokers, Boston, MA
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Service
  • Credit Union Nat. Assoc. New Orleans
  • Farm Credit Services, Mandan ND
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Federal Reserve System
  • HD Vest Financial Services
  • Kennebunk Savings
  • MN CPA
  • Montana Bankers Association
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Servus Credit Union
  • Utah Credit Union
  • Washington Credit Counseling
  • WA Transportation, Seattle WA
Travels From:  Oregon
City: Portland
$10,001 to $15,000

Biography

Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE, is a tears-in-your-eyes-laugh-out-loud speaker who teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful, and coaches businesses on how to enhance productivity and employee enthusiasm. Talented, innovative, and memorable, Tim provides amazing take-home value delivered with his one-of-akind presentation style. As a keynote speaker, he ensures every event starts with a bang and/or concludes with everyone sharing.

As a keynote speaker, he ensures every event starts with a bang and/or concludes with everyone sharing a renewed, positive sense of purpose. Tim is also available as an outstanding emcee facilitating the day’s activities or hosting an evening awards banquet.

Tim has achieved the highest honors and recognition in his industry, including:

  • CPAE (Council of Peers Award for Excellence): Speaker Hall of Fame Member—an elite recognition shared by fewer than 150 speakers worldwide
  • CSP (Certified Speaking Professional): The highest earned designation of the National Speakers Association.
  • Selected by Meeting Planners Magazine as one of the “Best speakers ever seen or heard on the main stage.”

Tim’s down-to-earth style and real-life humor leaves a lasting impression that audiences will benefit from for years to come. His skillful use of ordinary items in extraordinary ways and extraordinary items in everyday ways make him one of the most popular main stage speakers on the platform today.

Becoming more resilient is not about telling jokes or laughing at everything. Instead of making light of serious issues, Tim shines a light on unseen possibilities for solutions to difficult situations. He demonstrates how to be professional, yet light-hearted throughout all his programs.

Without a doubt, Tim’s keynotes consistently deliver on these two promises:
1. A hilarious shared experience, and
2. Take-home value that improves performance and workplace attitude.

As a business speaker, Tim shows leaders how to enhance productivity and employee enthusiasm using his humor stress diffusion tactics in everyday situations. He facilitates an unforgettable experience that improves the quality of interactions. At the same time, he’s instilling an enthusiasm for non-malicious mischief that no one should live without!

For two decades, Tim has provided hilariously entertaining, fast-paced, and informative programs from Texas to Tasmania. His universal message translates to a diverse range of audiences of every size.

An internationally recognized authority on stress reduction and conflict resolution, his easy-to-implement techniques provide audiences with effective ways to deal with, diffuse, and even avoid intensely stressful encounters. He walks the talk when it comes to business, as he himself has been a successful business owner for more than 20 years. Before starting his business, he worked in the Sales Industry, as well as State and Federal Government in Human Services, as a fraud investigator and is a navy veteran.

Author of Just Plane Funny, My Policy Manual, Motivational Leaders and Humor Me, he also offers his own line of “stress buster” toys and has appeared on TV talk shows. For two decades, Tim has solidified a reputation for consistently providing hilariously entertaining fast-paced and informative programs.

Presentations

Tim Gard is a motivational speaker who teaches how to reduce stress and proves that overly complicated tasks can become surprisingly uncomplicated—FAST! The best business keynote speaker and trainer on how to reduce stress!

When your organization needs training on how to reduce stress and dysfunction, it’s time to Change the Game!

Life is a game; business is a game; travel is a game. Well, literally everything is a game that usually involves winners, losers, and spectators. This ‘Change the Game’ keynote helps you discover how to change any game to your advantage when encountering situational stressors, toxic people, and various challenges inherent to life.

The pressure to accomplish more with less, meet tight deliverable expectations, and respond with professional promptness can create stress, cause team dysfunction, and even decrease morale. The attitude that “everything seems so serious, heavy, and intense” is more than unproductive; it’s a truly unhealthy way to work and live!

Reduce Stress To Boost Morale & Teamwork!

Participants learn how one person can “change the game” for all players 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. Providing a shift in perspective and approach can influence the playing experience for everyone in a multitude of tangible and valuable ways. Learn how to reduce stress in this hilarious keynote! Using the game of marbles as a metaphor, Tim proves that overly complicated tasks can become surprisingly uncomplicated—FAST!

Tim personally consults with event coordinators both before and after each event. He wants to ensure that every participant receives a bag of marbles to aid in implementing ‘Change the Game’ tools, tactics, and strategies. This keepsake ingrains the newly developed philosophy for overcoming what seemed to be impossible or unrealistic challenges.

Is employee motivation imporant to you??

Tim Gard’s Comic Vision® keynote is as funny as it is inspiring and content rich. A motivational speaker, Tim will teach audience members to develop and apply their own Comic Vision® to be more resourceful and resilient—both at work and in their personal lives. Tim’s rejuvenating message helps increase employee morale while enhancing productivity and everyday enthusiasm in three easy-to-adopt steps.

Tim’s unique, yet practical ideas also help people diffuse routine or extreme stress by insulating themselves against negativity. They’re able to “refresh and renew” themselves by using and sharing his Comic Vision® techniques. More than that, his funny, morale-building stories and extraordinary visual props make this keynote speech a hilarious way to start or close your meeting.

When customizing this program for your event, Tim doesn’t make light of your organization’s serious situations. Rather, he shines a light on them to reveal previously unseen possibilities—and solutions.

Employee motivation and corporate entertainment at its most productive! Developing a Comic Vision® can be adapted to between 45 minutes and 3 hours, depending on your program needs.

Keynote Speech & Training Workshop

Powerful motivational leadership exists in individuals at every level of every type of organization, however; becoming an effective motivational leader is a choice and a talent. Just as any skill or talent can be developed, so can anyone who truly desires to become an exceptional motivational leader and Leadership: Tao of Humor is a GREAT way to get things started!  There is no one-size-fits-all model because everyone brings varying skills and degrees of leadership ability, all of which must be identified, understood and honed. In this fun-filled motivational leadership workshop, discover your own leadership style and learn what it takes to bring your

There is no one-size-fits-all model because everyone brings varying skills and degrees of leadership ability, all of which must be identified, understood and honed. In this fun-filled motivational leadership workshop, discover your own leadership style and learn what it takes to bring your unique motivational leadership abilities to the next level.

Also, as a breakout session

This breakout session,  Leadership: Tao of Humor, amplifies the Comic Vision® “good, clean humor philosophy” by providing deeper insights into stress reduction and Tim’s humor plan. It emphasizes how to deal with stress and guidelines that are crucial to applying humor as a business skill. Humor can positively affect productivity at work.

As a strategic skill, it plays a constructive part in communication, morale, and stress reduction. Explore ways to steer clear of controversial humor that may become a source of problems and complaints.

Learn how to use humor that enhances (and never diminishes) 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.

The right prop, used at just the right time, can help us to convey our ideas, assist our listeners in grasping and remembering our message and may mean the difference between a learning experience and a learning ordeal.

Used effectively, props become visual, auditory, and/or kinesthetic items that allow any audience to better experience your stories and reinforce your message… Secrets of Choosing & Using Props will help you do just that! With a little training and practice, anyone can find props anywhere and be able to use ordinary items in extraordinary ways, in the moment!

Secrets of Choosing & Using Props ™ – Formula
Using ordinary items in extraordinary ways, and extraordinary items in everyday ways!

  • Reinforce Your Perspective!
  • Engage With Others!
  • Strengthen Memorability!
  • Increase Your “Happiness Profits”!
  • Capitalize on Opportunities to Share Good Humor!
  • Have MORE FUN with yourself, and others, everyday!

Areas of expertise

  • Stress Reduction
  • Increasing Productivity
  • Morale
  • Overall Job Satisfaction
  • Humor
  • Individual Accountability
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