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Leveraging Laughter in Stories for Connection and Impact

  • March 08, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Lewis University, 1111 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL


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Leveraging Laughter in Stories for Connection and Impact

Hall of Fame speaker Tim Gard is someone who can find the funny almost anywhere and you can too! You will be excited to know that you don't need more stories. You just need to discover how to make your existing stories funnier. You can do that with Tim's three-step process. Discover how to build humor into stories for training events and how to take the humor trainers currently use and make it funnier and have more impact. Why stop when you get a giggle? With a little bit of work a funny story becomes a hilarious signature story that can get you booked again and again. Several participants will have the opportunity to tell a story during the session and have Tim demonstrate his process and help you find the funny in it.

About the Presenter: Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE

Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE, is a tears-in-your-eyes funny keynote speaker who teaches people how to become more resilient and resourceful as well as coaching businesses on how to enhance employee productivity and enthusiasm.  He is a CPAE (Council of Peers Award of Excellence) Hall of Fame Speaker, an elite honor shared by 150 people worldwide, as well as a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional).

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.


8:30 – 9:00 am: Registration/Networking (Continental Breakfast)
9:00 - 9:20  am: Opening Remarks & Member Introductions
9:20 – 11:45 am:  TIm Gard's Presentation

12:00 - 1:00 pm:  Tim Gard's Bonus Session for NSA Illinois Members Only

Find Out More:

Christy Moore, CMP
National Speakers Association Illinois Chapter
45 Delaware Court, Schaumburg IL 60193 

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