I have always loved magic. In fact, my first ever paying gig was as a 15-year old magician. As a motivational speaker, I often (though not always) work a bit of magic into my performances every so often. And if I am really lucky, a client will hire me specifically to do a magic routine.
Some of you know that before I became a business speaker I was a professional magician. Although I don’t do magic anymore – or at least extremely rarely – on the platform, I still consider myself a magician.
For something fun check out this video of a magic trick I was playing with. I think it’s cool. What do you think? Leave a comment below.
Danny is a good magician; and he has also invented many tricks for sale to other professional magicians. Besides that… he’s a good guy.
(Another cool connection: Colorado magician Lindsey Smith wrote the article about Danny. Lindsey also helped to edit my last book, Humor Us: America’s Funniest Humorists On the Power of Laughter.)
Learn More about my work as a corporate magician & speaker here.
Bob Larue is the current president of the Mile High Magician’s Society. He does a ton of good work for our club of magicians (and magic enthusiasts.)
Besides that, he is a darn good magician himself: one of Colorado’s best.
I like him for a ton of reasons… one of them is that he is smart, funny, and always one for trying new things.
He was a bit bothered by my blog posting about the publis magic show. Let it be said here: I meant no offense. Bob does great work. He’s one of my favorite Colorado magicians.
Brad Montgomery , Certified Speaking Professional Humorist Motivational Speaker, Comedian, Author, Husband, Dad, Astronaut-Wanna-Be
Brad Montgomery never planned to be a nationally recognized humorist motivational speaker, business comedian, publisher and author. He planned to be a lawyer. After graduating with a political science degree from Brown University Brad intended to be a magician for one year and then start the serious part of his life with the study of law. To date, he is still waiting for the serious part of his life to begin.
Birth of a Motivational Speaker…
After getting his start as a corporate entertainer (performing comedy and magic), Brad now speaks to corporations and associations who need a lift, bringing laughter & magic blended with a simple yet powerful message about connecting a positive work culture and life to an excellent work product. Brad laughs and explains, “Mostly, my clients ask me to remind them to lighten up … because happiness will help them in life — and at work.”
Brad has earned his Certified Speaking Professional designation, which is the highest earned award from the National Speakers Association. (Fewer than 7% of humorists and speakers world wide have earned the CSP.) Corporate clients include Kraft, Proctor & Gamble, IBM, General Mills, Allstate Insurance, Merrill Lynch and Honeywell. Many associations have also praised Brad’s work including the Alzheimer Association, the Utilities Service Alliance (a nuclear energy association), The American Payroll Association, and the California Teachers Association.
What? Humorist Speaker and Author?
Brad joined John Gray (of Mars/Venus fame) and Mark Victor Hansen (of Chicken Soup renown) to write Mission Possible. He has also coauthored and published Humor Me: America’s Funniest Humorists on the Power of Laughter. The book is filled with tons of motivational speaker humor and to date has sold over 100,000 copies. He is also published, edited and co-authored the follow-up book, Humor Us: America’s Funniest Speakers on the Power of Laughter.
Brad is a Funny Motivational Speaker, urging his audiences across the country to lighten up and to remember that our lives are filled with humor and magic. He helps associations and corporations manage change and improve morale. Brad reminds groups that “Life is Fun & Funny. And Filled with Magic.” By the looks of things, his clients agree. Folks use him to kick off conventions with a bang, close ’em with a laugh or to lift them up somewhere in between. His audiences completely enjoy his entertaining, inspirational and motivational speeches and leave his keynotes with a spring in their steps. After Brad’s humorous keynotes audiences feel great about themselves, great about the meeting or convention, and hopeful for the future.
Brad lives in Centennial, Colorado – a suburb of Denver – with his attorney wife. (Brad assumed that the next best thing to being a lawyer was tricking one into marrying him.) Although he is proud of his many awards and national credits, he’s convinced that his best tricks so far are his three small kids.
Magician Speaker with BUSINESS wisdom: Brad Montgomery
A Magician Reveals the Secrets to Getting What You Want Out of Life
Magician Speaker Delivers Humorous Motivation!Do members of your group think success
in life depends on the luck of the draw? Not so, says magician speaker Brad Montgomery. Instead of just hoping and praying for a good hand to come our way, we can actually tilt the odds in our favor by Stacking Our Deck.
Business Message: Seriously Funny Presentation!
“First Class! Wonderful and humorous message. My face still hurts from laughing so hard”
– Alzheimer’s Association
Business Wisdom From Brad’s Perspective as a Magician Speaker
Brad has a very unusual background: he has been a magician and comedian since he was a kid. Literally. And in this business speech Brad draws on his perspective as a magician to present a wonderfully fresh outlook for anybody looking to get more from work or life.
Brad offers specific – and very humorous – techniques we can use to create our own success. Brad Montgomery is a very successful business person; he has owned and run his own business for over 20 years; he’s a blogger, author, speaker, and even a software developer.
He has some very specific and very strong ideas about what makes us succeed. Brad’s interpretation of these universal “secrets for success” is humorous, informative and inspiring as he motivates us to make ourselves happier and healthier, more efficient and productive, and more successful both at work and at home.
A Humorous Keynote that Uses Magic? Magician Speaker Brad!
Yup. But more than magic, there’s humor. Laugh-out-Loud Humor. Because people learn best when they’re having fun, Brad mixes in a healthy dose of his Award-Winning magic and comedy to illustrate these profound, life-changing – and business changing – truths.
- Risk Taking and Failure (And how it affects our business)
- Why having fun at work is crucial to creating success.
- Happiness is first; success is second. (Not the other way around.)
- How to focus on what is in front of you (even when it seems impossible)
- Humor in our Workplace
So, if you’re hoping and praying for a humorous magician speaker to inspire and motivate, to entertain and train; if you’re looking for a humorous keynote speaker that is jammed with audience participation, then lucky you, your ship just came in. You’re looking for Brad’s Stack Your Deck For Success.
What is a magician speaker?
Brad is a motivational speaker with national credits and clients who just happens to also be a very funny magician. In Stack Your Deck Brad draws on his background as a magician to create an experience your group will love. Organizations love to learn from brad’s wisdom and business experience while they are being engaged and entertained by the magic.
You betcha. Big time. With Brad your meeting will never be the same — in all the best ways. They will learn best because they are laughing. They’ll visually engaged with the magic. And all along they’ll get tip, tricks, tactics and techniques they’ll adopt immediately.
Conventions with Magic as a Theme
Often Brad’s meeting planners want to create a theme around magic. For example, “The Magic of Success,” or “A Fresh Magical Start.” Heck, we’re biased. Brad’s perfect for all audiences. (Ok, nearly all audiences… He’s not perfect for people who are looking for a woman speaker from India or a Bob Sled champion from the Yukon. But you get the drift… We think he’d be perfect for you.) But if you’ve got a magician or magical theme, Brad is PERFECT. Business wisdom delivered with laugh-out-loud funny laughter and magic. Good magic. Award winning magic.
Are you ready to amp up your next event? Book Brad Now! Go to the contact page.
Many clients who want to increase their return on investment when they hire Brad to present his keynote. Perhaps after dinner you need an entertainer? Have Brad present his Freshly Brewed Magic & Comedy for your meeting. It’s awesome…your audience already loves Brad from his Keynote. And then after dinner they’ll love him more as he leave’s (most of) the wisdom behind and goes right for the feel good, crystal clean entertainment.
Brad’s work as a straight-forward magician.
Back to Brad’s Motivational Keynote Speaker Topics
Magician Speaker Bio
News and awards from this magician speaker
My most popular magician speaker topic, Ordinary Magic
Comedy Magic: My Funny Magic Show Freshly Brewed
A blog post about a Colorado Magician
My work as a magician speaker for IBM
Video testimonials on YouTube about my work as a magician speaker
Video of Freshly Brewed, A sample of my magician speaker work.
Video of some of my work on You Tube as a magician.