I recently worked as a healthcare motivational speaker for 250 nurses in a Colorado hospital. These nurses are doing a lot of amazing things dealing with change… And funny motivational speakerstheir leaders they asked me to come in to encourage them and help put all of the incredible changes our healthcare system in general, and their hospital in particular are going through into perspective.   And to give their nurses some concrete suggestions and tactics to be both better leaders and to better manage change.

We had a great time.  There was a ton of laughter in that room.  But what I think is more important is that all of us left that event with new ideas we will incorporate into our jobs.These are some amazing people that make a difference every single day. With their permission I am sharing a little bit of their email.

It was most definitely epic!  I loved every minute of it!  I will be passing your info along to a couple other organizations in the Northern Colorado area.  The questions were great and it was wonderful for you to have so much “insider” information into our organization.  I bet even Chief Nancy was surprised by how much you knew!  It was perfect!  Our next team meeting is the 3rd week of May….I’ll email you back then with the group’s feedback.

Diana and Ruth are correct.  I was shocked that Diana actually said anything.  She is usually pretty quiet and reserved in large groups, but she must have really felt that the feedback about Ruth was important to share.  It is those “little” moments in our days that can mean so much to patients and co-workers, and we seldom are aware of that.

Thanks again for your message!  I will be sending out occasional e-mails reminding the team of some of your content…especially the manifesto.  Loved it!!!!

Enjoy your weekend with your family!

R.B., RN, BSN, OCN, CN III
Longmont United Hospital

Aw Shucks!   If you are looking for a healthcare speaker; a motivational speaker who can fire up your troops, incorporate your message, and in the end, help your people to deliver better patient satisfaction, I hope you’ll give us a call.

Brad Montgomery
Health Care Speaker, Motivational Speaker, Funny Dude, Fan of Nurses Everywhere

 

 

 

Thanks for all of the inquiries. Here are the details and how to apply.

Thanks.

Brad Montgomery
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Part-Time Virtual Assistant for motivational speaker (to Work from Home.)

Job Description:

Virtual administrative work involving a variety of office support for a small business. Basic duties include follow-up with clients by phone and e-mail, updating client database, maintaining and organizing the calendar, mailing packages, answering e-mail and phone inquiries, file organization, and fulfilling client requirements. A successful applicant will have the ability to be self-starting, self-motivated, and require little oversight after the initial training period.
Part-time only. Maximum 15 hours per week.

Requirements:

Work will be done virtually; however, must live in the Denver Metro area to be available for occasional in-person meetings.
Excellent people skills necessary.
Excellent phone skills required.
Excellent written communication skills required, including proper grammar.
Ability to work within firm deadlines.
Self-starter and independent worker.
Ability to keep on task without a lot of oversight.
Must be very organized and detail oriented. I’m serious. If you only see the big-picture, we won’t work well together.
Ability to take direction well.
Ability to handle many tasks that may be due at a similar time.
Ability to maintain a calendar and keep speaker on time and on task with engagements, and pre- and post-engagement requirements.
Creativity. A successful applicant will be able to create wine out of water.
Skilled with database entry. (Entering names and emails into our database.)
Some basic sales skills. The job requires some follow-up calls with potential clients. (Not cold calls; you’ll call people who have already expressed interest in our service, and have already spoken to our head salesperson.)
Other skills that would be a great bonus, but are not required: WordPress, photoshop, databases, OneShoppingCart, Sales

Pay: $13-18/hour depending on experience.

How to Apply:
Reply with…

•Resume
•Writing Sample
•A detailed explanation why you are the best person for this job. Convince us. You made include anything you like, including send skill sets, experience, references, computer skills, computer platform (Mac or PC), and anything else you think will impress us. This is an “out of the box” job for an “out of the box” person in an “out of the box” industry. This is a job for a person who can manage them self and reward for it. It’s a job that requires initiative. Be creative.
•Include the phrase “Yo, Pick Me!” so that we know you read the requirements.

Writing sample and resume required.

Today I got the coolest letter from the Chief Nursing Officer at the healthcare speakerhospital I spoke to last week:

Hi Brad,

I just wanted to thank you so much for your uplifting, inspirational and FUN presentation. We are ALL still smiling. I have received nothing but positive feedback about what a great experience it was to spend two hours with you. Most importantly, you left us with words to live by. Hopi Moore, one of the nurses you met after your presentation, promotes a kindness campaign by sending positive emails to all hospital employees. Today she sent the following:

Find Happy
Pick Happy
Lead Happy
Act Happy
~ Brad Montgomery

We all get to make the choice…….. choose HAPPY!

Thank you so much for choosing to “Lead Happy!”

(Name withheld for privacy)

ND, BSN, MHA, FACHE
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Longmont United Hospital

What drives you? What drives me are letters like this one. Thanks so much LUH.

Are you looking for a funny healthcare motivational speaker? I hope you’ll give us a shout.

Yours,
Brad Montgomery
Motivational Speaker, Healthcare Speaker, Fan Of Letters.

I love my job as a motivational speaker, and I love all of my clients. But I have to confess that some clients are more fun than others. Such was the case when I was a speaker in Texas for a very dynamic and forward-thinking company who was holding their annual meeting.

The CEO asked me to make sure that my presentation was not only motivating, but high-energy, and had experiences incorporated into the program. It had to be more than just a talking head; it had to be fun, involved, and an experience from which they would learn.

So I decided to create a flash mob by them and for them. We took a few of their top salespeople out of their room and tricked them; the details aren’t important but the bottom line is that they had no idea why they were leaving the room.

When they returned and came to the stage with me, the audience made up of their peers erupted into a flash mob! It was extremely cool. The surprise on these top sales people’s faces was echoed by the excitement and joy from their peers while they delivered this surprise dance.

One of the things that I liked best about this flash mob was that the audience flash mob for hirethemselves are surprised. They cannot believe that they are actually doing this crazy flash mob, and they can’t believe that they are fooling some of their peers. And that joy translates into energy, fun, and… A powerful learning point about the power of levity, lightheartedness, humor, and fun in the workplace.

Why do you need to hire a flash mob from a flash mob company? Call us and we’ll talk you through how it works, how we can incorporate a flash mob at your meeting or convention, and how we can take your group from a low energy group of workers to a high energy team of top performers!

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

See this flash mob for hire on youtube.

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Brad’s Main Flash Mob Video
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Huge Corporate Flash Mob at an event in Indiana
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Flash Mob Edit on YouTube
Flash Mob for Hire at your corporate event.
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Flash Mob In Texas Meeting

Many of you who have been following my motivational speakers blog know that I have flash mob for meetingsbeen creating instant flash mobs for my corporate, association, and government audiences. It’s a high-energy, high-volume, and very original hands-on experience that helps my audiences to fully understand my happiness at work theories and strategies.

I will be releasing a fully edited and slick preview video of this corporate flash mob soon. But for now feast your eyes on this audience that surprised themselves most of all, as they pumped their top leaders.

They had some of their top performers stepped out of the room under a guise; a trick. and when those same people came in and the audience got up to dance, the audience had a blast, and those top leaders were absolutely freaked out in all of the best ways.

Check out this video, which although it is not high-quality and was taken with a cell phone, it shows the energy, excitement, and full interaction of this meeting.

It’s one thing to talk about happiness at work.  It’s a whole other thing to create an experience that demonstrates a powerful message, and then connect that experience to your people’s work, their lives, and their problems.

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

Yours,
Flash Mob for Hire Dude, Motivational Speaker, Dancer!

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I need your help!  What’s the best caption for this photo of Homer and me?

Here’s your chance to be my hero and spread your awesome joke out into the world. Or at least my tiny portion of the world.  And in addition, I’ll send you a free copy of one of my audio programs if you’re the lucky winner.
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Most of the people on my FaceBook Page  have seen me speak live as a motivational speaker. And you know that I often use funny photos with punchlines. Help me with a punchline for this photo. What in the world can I say that is funny about it? If you were a motivational speaker and audience was expecting a brilliant joke to accompany this PowerPoint slide, what would you say to make them laugh?

I look forward to your funny captions — Leave them in the comments below. I promise to report back on the jokes I use and how they work  – Which is comedian code for does the audience laugh? And if I use your joke in particular, I will contact you directly to let you know how awesome you are.

If you are looking for a motivational speaker who looks like a cartoon version of Homer Simpson I hope you will contact me and we’ll set something up. But to be honest, it would be even better if you just want a funny motivational speaker who looks like … er …. me.   After all, cartoons are so two dimensional.  (Besides, Homer doesn’t know how to customize like I do. :)

Okay! Let the joke writing begin! Leave your jokes or ideas in comments below. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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

Brad Montgomery
Business Motivational Speaker, Friend of Homer!

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I just got the nicest comment back from one of my very recent clients. Farm Bureau Financial ServicesAny of you who have been following me know that I feel very strongly about the power of happiness to improve and increase our bottom lines. But happiness is a devilish thing to measure when it comes to connecting it to anything financial.

But check out this amazing quote from my friend and client Larry at Farm Bureau Financial.

How cool is that!?

“I attribute Brad’s humorous keynote was the ignition point for our 2012 fourth quarter turn around, and incredible first quarter success this year.  We are green on all goals, and still laughing.  Don’t mistake his program for fluff.  He was side-splitting funny; But way more importantly he helped us EXCEED our difficult financial goals.  You can’t afford not to work with Brad”

—  Larry Riley, Farm Bureau Financial Services, Kansas

If you are looking for a motivational speaker who can speak to happiness and how it Farm-bureau-201275improves your bottom line give us a call. And if, like Larry, you are interested in knocking your financials out of the park. Give us a call quickly.

 

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

Yours,
Brad Montgomery, Motivational Speaker, Kansas Speaker, Happiness -and-your-bottom-line Speaker

As a motivational speaker I speak before hundreds or thousands Employee Engagement Statistics-resized-600of people every month. I love my job and feel very lucky to be part of that much laughter.

One of the best side effects of my job is that it is nearly impossible to tell other people to lighten up, be happy, and use levity and humor as a tool, and not have some of that spin back to me. For example, can you imagine telling thousands of people to lighten up and take themselves less seriously, and then yelling at the flight attendant? Neither can I, so I never do, and that’s part of what I love about my job.  I’m a professional Nice Guy!

Every now and then, I get a very special gift. I receive a letter from somebody in my audience. I suspect it is like the elementary school teacher who wonders if he or she makes any difference at all, and then some lanky 16 year old kid comes back to say thanks for inspiring him to read or to investigate fossils, or some other important nugget.

The elementary school teacher probably just melts in her shoes.  What a gift!  A simple thank you.

Such was the case when I got this amazing letter from someone who was part of a company I worked for in Texas.  This company was so unusual, sofunny motivational speakers purposeful in their pursuit of ways to make work fun and interesting.  Generally my job is to help companies or organizations see the importance of happiness and fun at work, and how that happiness can directly relate to better bottom line results.  But in this case I was preaching to the choir.  This was a company filled with people who already knew how to have fun at work.  They had it down!  It might sound trite or cliché but I learned as much from them as they learned from me. It was an honor.

Here’s the letter. It made me feel good and very happy to receive.

Hi Brad,

Im sure you get this all the time but from what I could tell of your personality Im sure it never gets old for you so….

I just wanted to say Thank You for coming to talk to us and let you know how much not only I, but our entire company, enjoyed your presentation.  I can walk down the hallway and still hear people talking about it and laughing.  You have given us a sense of rejuvenation by showing us how to accept happiness in our work and it has already started to translate into a healthier environment.  You have been given a gift, and I wish the very best for you in your business and life endeavors, because I know now how much joy you can bring to peoples’ lives.  Take care and I hope we meet again sometime down the road.  If nothing else, at least you have over a hundred new friends that can help you if you ever need an AC Drive–HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!  :)

Johnnie S.
Last name and company withheld.
Dallas, Texas

Johnnie, you absolutely made my day. Thanks for taking time out of your life to lift other people up – in this case me.

And that’s my point:  Johnnie is a good role model. Who can you compliment or thank today that will make them feel as good as Johnnie made me feel?  Thankfulness is a powerful tool and an awesome motivator.  It works on both the giver and the receiver.

So share some thankfulness and motivation today.  Start what I call a Joy Loop, and get back as much good feelings as you give.  It worked for me!

If you or your organization needs a boost and a reminder about the power of happiness at work, or is looking for a funny motivational speaker who can both motivate and entertain. I hope you’ll give us a call.

Here’s a short video clip of the flash mob we did with Johnnie and his organization there in Texas. Can you believe we did a flash mob for a corporate outing? Look at their faces and tell me you don’t want that for your group. :-)

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

Brad Montgomery
Motivational Speaker, Texas Speaker, Totally Flattered Dude!

A potential client said to me the other day, “We had a motivational speaker last year. Funny Motivational SpeakerShouldn’t we have something different?”

I was insulted. I mean, I am different! (Ask my wife!)  I’m a motivational speaker, so I’m also biased.  But for some really good reasons!  Of course clients want something different. Everybody wants the newest, most “in” thing; the presentation, keynote or performance that everyone’s talking about.

But just because you had motivation last year, you think your employees never need motivation again? Don’t tell that to Winston Churchill, or the President for that matter. If one dose of motivation was all anybody needed during a lifetime, parents, schoolteachers, bosses, presidents and prime ministers would all be out of business. People need constant motivation. Every day is a new opportunity to motivate someone, or the same one.

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The trick to motivation, of course, is to keep your people motivated. How do you do that? Well, my own patented brand of motivation is all about humor. Getting people to laugh while at the same time motivating them to engage in their jobs, in their work place, in their work mates is the glue that makes the lesson stick. I use everything I can think of to make people laugh, lighten up and realize that the work-place has the potential to be a positive, upbeat place for personal growth and outstanding employee performance. I use:

  • jokes,
  • tricks,
  • team-building games,
  • heck, I even use animal balloons and confetti.

If balloons and confetti are what it takes to motivate people and make them smile, I use them.

And while having people laugh and lighten up does lead to short-term motivation and productivity increases, how can we make it last for the long haul? The short answer? Regular doses of daily or weekly motivation.  I provide my clients with information, techniques, props and more to keep the motivation going. It’s like a booster shot. You bring Brad in for the big, bad dose of supercharged, high energy, lightening bolt motivation, and then have your people check in on a regular basis for some updates.

Do they need some encouragement in dealing with that pesky co-worker who won’t stop complaining? Click on a video segment of Brad talking about how to deal with miserable people.

Is their boss going through a rough patch at home which is spilling over into the workplace? Break out the motivational toys and gadgets specifically designed to bring some levity and perspective into the office or break room.

A massive change coming down the pike that your people are nervous about? They may need to read a chapter in Brad’s book, Humor Me—America’s Funniest Humorists on the Power of Laughter about how stress can be combated through the use of humor. There are so many ways to keep the motivation strong and flowing.

No doubt about it, for the big changes, the big stressors, the big downers Funny motivational speakerthat life dumps on people now and again, sometimes a booster shot isn’t enough. Sometimes a full dose of motivation, encouragement and inspiration is what’s needed. And that’s a fact, regardless of whether you had a motivational speaker last year, last month or last week.

Motivation isn’t just a one-time deal and you’re done. People in all employment situations, in all walks of life, of all personality types need the boost that a great motivational speaker can provide, and they need it more than once a lifetime. They need it regularly.

So for an awesome blast of motivational humor, workplace encouragement, or team-building inspiration, bring in me, motivational speaker Brad Montgomery, and my special brand of upbeat, positive, life-affirming, workplace and employee motivation. It’s what the doctor ordered!

Want to see what it looks like? Check you can check out me doing my motivational speaker thing here:

See the motivational speaker preview on YouTube.

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

Brad Montgomery
Motivational Speaker, Frequent Shower-Taker

That’s just it. You don’t have to; you can have both.Flash mob for hire

I’ve been a funny motivational speaker for 25 years and I’ve done a bunch of crazy stuff to get my audiences engaged, energized and ready to learn.

But lately I’ve been playing with Flash Mobs… “Instantly” turning the audience into a choreographed, awesome dance mob that surprises a tiny percentage of the audience.

In this case, we took some of the top sales people from this organization and punked them. The audience was buzzing with excitement as they quickly learned the dance. And they were psyched up for the anticipation of fooling and absolutely surprising their sales guys.

Who needs to hire a flash mob company? Just call our office and let us walk you through the process of arranging a flash mob for your organization.

Most clients who hire me to be a motivational speaker are eager to hear about this added-value service. It’s a no brainer (which I think might be a fancy speaker term, but I’m not sure.) What I do know is that if you’re ready to take your meeting or convention to the next level; if you’re ready to make your group WANT to learn; if you want your people sending video and text home (and to their offices) bragging about how much fun they are having at your meeting; if you want to create an environment where people are creative, innovative and ready for change….then you need a Flash Mob with Brad-iTude!

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

Yours,

Brad Montgomery
One-Man- Flash – Mob -Company, Happiness Motivational Speaker, Meeting Energizer

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Huge Corporate Flash Mob at an event in Indiana
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Flash Mob Edit on YouTube
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