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Brad recently spoke with the leadership team of a large hospital in Tyler, Texas.   Mary Mother of Francis Hospital asked Brad to make them laugh— but more importantly — teach a seminar about how levity, lightheartedness and even humor can have a positive impact on health care and on leadership.

Check out this testimonial video from Brad’s meeting planner:

Looking for a motivational health care speaker for your event? Contact me here.

Thanks!
Brad Montgomery
Health Care Speaker, Funny Guy, Fan of Tyler Texas

Prefer to see the Testimonials on YouTube?
Health Care Speaker video testimonial
Health Care Speaker from the University of Texas Health System
Another Health Care Speaker video testimonial from the University of Texas Health System
Texas Health Care Speaker Testimonial from Mary Mother of Francis Hospital

South Carolina Rural Health Care Association Video Testimonial
One more Testimonial From the Rural Health Care Association
Brad spoke recently to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.  See the video of Brad as a Hospice Health care speaker here.
YouTube Testimonial from Kaiser Permanente Palliative Care
Hospice Speaker testimonial from Haven Hospice in Florida
Hospice and Health Care speaker for Kaiser Blog

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In less than one minute I will show you what you’ve never seen from another pro speaker.

I can’ think of another speaker would expose themselves like this video exposes me.   Would you show the world your mistakes?

What do you think?  Leave a comment below.

Looking for a motivational speaker — who can actually complete a sentence? —  for your event? Contact me here.

Cheers,

Brad Montgomery
Motivational Speaker, Comedian, Flubber-Upper

Looking for a magician speaker or a magician motivational speaker? Pick me baby!

Seriously, we’ve got some news. We have started editing several preview videos of my latest stuff… everything from team building to networking to… of course my work as a motivational speaker.

This first video focuses on one of my niches, as a Magician Speaker.

Related Links:

Brad’s Magician Speaker Keynote: Ordinary Magic

Related Links:
Magician Speaker on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1MAak5Vh4w
Ordinary Magic: One of Brad’s popular magician speaker keynotes. https://www.bradmontgomery.com///motivational-speaking-topics/ordinary-magic/
Article about why use a magician speaker.  https://www.bradmontgomery.com///magician-2/magician-speaker
Presto Chango: Brad’s magician speaker keynote where he talks about a magician’s guide to laughing at change. https://www.bradmontgomery.com///motivational-speaking-topics/change-management/
An audio CD of Brad’s Magician Speaker program https://www.bradmontgomery.com///ordinary-magic/
Related Links:
Magician Speaker on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1MAak5Vh4w
Ordinary Magic: One of Brad’s popular magician speaker keynotes. https://www.bradmontgomery.com///motivational-speaking-topics/ordinary-magic/
Article about why use a magician speaker.  https://www.bradmontgomery.com///general/magician-speaker/
Presto Chango: Brad’s magician speaker keynote where he talks about a magician’s guide to laughing at change. https://www.bradmontgomery.com///motivational-speaking-topics/change-management/
An audio CD of Brad’s Magician Speaker program https://www.bradmontgomery.com///ordinary-magic/

I love being a motivational speaker, but one thing that I don’t love is that it is often a singular lonely job. Colorado SpeakerYes, we get to know our audiences. And yes, we often become close with the meeting planners.

But we rarely get to work with other speakers — people who KNOW what it’s like to be on stage regularly. People who know the joys and pains of earning a living “performing.”

I recently was shared the platform — just for a few minutes — with fellow Colorado speaker Steve Spangler. He was doing his boot camp for teachers and invited me to come on stage to do a bit of comedy with squeakers. I taught how to use a tiny squeaker hidden in your hand to get some laughs at work and generally boost your fun-o-meter.****

I was only on the platform for a short time, but it was really fun because Steve and I got to vamp off each other. I teased him. He teased me. Together we worked through the squeakers. The audience was very kind, and that was nice. But having a chance to be on stage with somebody I like and trust — and somebody who is very funny as well was a treat.

My point? I’m not sure I have one. But darn! It’s fun working with other funny speakers. Thanks Steve!

Looking for a motivational speaker for your event? Contact me here.

Brad Montgomery

Colorado Speaker, Fan of Steve and Earl (read on), Secretly Eager to Be in a Comedy Team.

**** Both Steve and I learned about the squeakers from the master, Dr. Earl Reum who I’m pretty sure is the first one to figure out that these squeakers can be VERY funny. Earl is a hero to all Colorado speakers and magicians, all of the in-the-know Colorado speakers and to student council, educational and corporate groups across the country. Thanks Earl for sharing your secrets!

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hand squeaker

How to hold your squeaker

I was recently a motivational speaker in Oklahoma laughing and playing with some good folks for American Olean. (They make tile…lot’s of it. Trust me, you’ve seen their work.) (They had a very cool event for some of their top folks and wanted to end the day with a very funny motivational speaker. Aw shucks!) I spoke at the end of a long day of learning…. my job was to pick up the energy in the room, send them out with more energy than they came in with, and to give them some nuggets to keep tile fun. (Yes, that’s the first time I’ve ever typed that.)

Here’s a surprise follow up video, complete with instructions about how to use a hand squeaker. (American Olean sent all these good people squeakers…now let’s get you up to speed on how to use it right!)

Looking for a motivational speaker for your event? Contact me here.

More instructions about how to use your hand squeaker here.

Shop for hand squeakers.

Check out my motivational speaker home.

happinessOk, not exactly.   I’m pretty sure that’s not what the study meant.  Read on…

Happiness at work is a great idea:   it is related to greater employee engagement and — in the end — an increase in productivity.  Besides, who really wants to hate work?

But researchers at Columbia University have linked happiness to health.  To avoid heart attacks, we should add happiness to the list that includes limiting out intake of cigarette smoke and cheeseburgers.

I’m not a doctor, but I’m guessing that this study doesn’t mean we can eat more junk food if we are happy.  But it does lend a bit of power to the notion that investing thought and energy in creating joy and happiness for ourselves and our work environments makes a ton of sense.  How many total miserable jerks out there that exercise regularly and shop in the health food stores, but would never consider trying to make themselves — and their families and workmates — happier?  Ironic.

Here’s an excerpt from the Associated Press:

After a decade, they examined the 145 people who developed a heart problem and found happier people were less likely to have had one.
The study was published online Thursday in the European Heart Journal.
“If you aren’t naturally a happy person, just try acting like one,” said Dr. Karina Davidson of Columbia University Medical Center, the paper’s lead author. “It could help your heart.”

Yeah sure, this stuff is common sense.  But seeing that science proves what we sense (whether you’re Spiderman or a Jedi) to be true is cool.

So…. Pick Happy.   You’ll work better.  And you’ll live longer.   And you can eat more cheeseburgers.   (Ok, not the last one.)

Want to be happier at work?  Want your work culture to foster more levity and more joy? Contact me here about being your motivational speaker or to work with your organization.

Brad Montgomery
Motivational Speaker, Comedian, Pretty Darned Happy Guy

Well, I’ve moved my family down to Mexico for a year.  A working sabbatical.   Only with more beer. Here’s the first of many videos about the journey. : )

We’ve been down here a month….not yet in a routine yet, but getting there.

Hey clients!  Don’t freak out… I’m still working!   I’ve already flown to the States twice (and am in fact writing this post from North Carolina.)  Oddly — and wonderfully — it’s as cheap or cheaper to fly from here as it is from Colorado.    So…don’t fret… I’ll be there. : )

Why the trip? Why Mexico? Why the whole family? I’m currently living in Mexico.

Mexican School Shoes

We brought our kids to Mexico for the school year.. We live in a Mexican town, and put the kids in a Mexican school. (Spanish speaking, of course.)

We’re in search of adventure, perspective, and language skills. I speak to my audiences so often as a motivational speaker I thought it was about time that I put myself through some drastic change myself. We found plenty: new culture, new language, new school, new house. New everything. Lot’s of change

We’re all learning Spanish. The kids are learning faster than we are, which is sort of funny.

Looking for a motivational speaker for your event? Contact me here.

For you non-video types, here is the transcript of the video:
Brad Montgomery from BradMontgomery.com with episode 1 of Brad and Kim take their family to Mexico.

So we’re on the way to Mexico and we’re at the coolest place, which I think, I hope, is a metaphor for the whole trip. So Kim and I were lost, we missed our exit, we were tense, and then suddenly we’re lost and we’re looking for a place to pee and guess what we found? We found this place out; we’re in a place called Santa Rosa. Since we’re studying Spanish, we call it Santa Rosa, New Mexico, and we found this cool little lake. So we jumped out, we all put our suits on, we jumped in the water, we’re swimming, we’re laughing, we’re playing, everyone feels good again. We got some exercise, it’s all happy.

What’s the point? I think that the point is is that by taking the risks and giving ourselves a chance to get lost we ended up finding something that we never would have expected to find. I doubt we could find it again. Yet, it’s totally, wildly cool.

So, that’s going to be, I hope, the metaphor for us. What other risks can we take? Getting lost probably will work out great. Good day, so it works out great.

What are you doing to get lost and take some risks on purpose? Take care, see you next time.

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re max logoLet’s face it:  corporate meeting and convention audiences are filled with multi-taskers.  A short time go, our greatest distraction as meeting planners and speakers was USATODAY.   Now it’s the fact that there is free wireless in every ballroom, smart phones, and USATODAY.

That’s why this short email from Re/Max international made my day.  (I worked for them at their Colorado headquarters recently.)  It is absolutely current, and made me feel like a million bucks.  Aw Shucks Re/Max!

Brad, One of our executives came up to me yesterday afternoon and said – “Ya know, I judge speakers by the amount of times I look at my iPhone while they’re talking.  I did not look once – thanks for bringing Brad in, he was a great speaker and the timing was perfect – really enjoyed it”.

We’ve had lots of positive comments and in my HR meeting today with other HR Executives I will gladly tout you and your message.   Thank you so much!!

P.L

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

RE/MAX International, Inc.

Denver, Colorado

Aw Shucks, Re/Max   It was my absolute total pleasure.  Thanks for taking the time to make me feel great.

Looking for a funny motivational speaker to do your keynote speech? Looking for something different? Real Estate your biz or not, I’dI bet you want to create lasting change.  Want to make them laugh while they learn?  If you’re in Colorado or across the globe,  Contact me here.

Brad Montgomery
Real Estate Speaker, iPhone User, Fan of Re-Max

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