Educational Speakers

Find Educational Speakers for your next meeting or event. These keynote speakers are clean and entertaining. Each of the Educational Speakers listed below incorporate an educational message into their highly-engaging presentations.

The Mayberry Method by Rik Roberts

Increase Productivity By Nipping Distractions In The Bud! Imagine your attendees surprised by America’s Favorite Deputy Barney Fife blowing a whistle as he enters the conference room. Next, he pulls out a few “citations” that he has written up on members of your group. The group belly laughs as the “harmless offenses” are revealed. Once the group is engaged, Rik steps out of character and delivers a speech about 1) Increasing productivity by eliminating distractions, 2) Managing time more effectively, and 3) Setting clearer goals.

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The Magic of Communication by Joshua Lozoff

Bring energy, laughter and meaningful content to your next conference. The Magic of Communication is simple and direct, thought-provoking, and lots of fun! Acclaimed magician and actor Joshua Lozoff appears to read minds. But what he really does is read people. In this engaging and interactive presentation, Joshua pulls back the curtain to reveal the true secrets his magic: not trick boxes or trap doors, but powerful communication skills, a heightened intuition, and strong powers of observation; skills useful for us all, from the boardroom to the sales room to the family room.

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Motivational Speaker: Creativity, Attitude, Motivation by Larry Weaver

Motivational, inspirational, and funny presentation. Professional comedian and business leader Larry Weaver uses clean humor, funny anecdotes, and emotionally charged stories to illustrate the importance of creativity, attitude, and motivation. The presentation combines stand-up comedy with content – seamlessly intertwined. Your audience will laugh, learn, and leave feeling refreshed.

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Juggler’s Mindset: A Healthy Approach to Work and Play by Paul Miller

Audience members will experience a world-class comedy juggling demonstration intermixed with  step-by-step instructions for skill development. Short bursts of time are provided to allow audience members to stand up and practice at their seat. The kinesthetic experience of tossing and catching paired with with side-by-side partner practice provides a powerful framework for internalizing the valuable lessons.

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Climbing the Ladder of Success and Taking Your Family with You by Dr. Charles Petty

Hilarious insights on work-life balance and how to take care of family while taking care of business. Perfect for all groups and especially when guests/spouses are in the audience.

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Roaring Fires, Flickering Flames, Dying Embers Or Cold Ashes? by Dr. Charles Petty

This motivational presentation focuses on the importance of maintaining energy and purpose in one’s life and work, and suggests some ways to achieve and maintain a healthy productivity. Helps managers, sales people and employees to "keep the fires going."

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Strive for Five: Creating a Culture of Success by Paul Miller

Get your team unstuck and outside their comfort zones with this high-energy, interactive presentation. Paul's comedy juggling and Dawn's psychology and education background combine for a seamless, playful, and one-of-a-kind experience. Participants learn and immediately apply lessons about mindset, flow, and goal-setting all while laughing with colleagues. Get ready for lots of high-five moments during and after their visit.

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Listen UP – Laugh it UP by Rik Roberts

Strengthen team building through laughter and improvisation. Learn the benefits of laughter and explore how to better listen to customer, co-workers and clients. You will be on your feet practicing active listening exercises. These methods will change the way you go about “hearing” what your customers have to say.

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Ambush at the Generation Gap by Dr. Charles Petty

Understand generational differences in the workplace from Baby Boomers to Generation X to Millennials (Gen Y). This entertaining and educational presentation examines the difference in mind-sets of each generation, the origin of mind-sets, and the implications these mind-sets have for business and industry, as well as for one's personal and professional lives.

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Jan McInnis - Finding the Funny in Change

Whether it’s going green or the myriad of new rules that govern our business, we are constantly reacting to a new playing field. And all of this change causes fear, tension and miscommunications. This popular keynote combines hilarious comedy with practical tips on dealing with change through using humor.

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Recent Reviews

Collierville Chamber of Commerce

Rik Roberts offers the perfect combination of education and entertainment. As the keynote speaker for our Chamber's general membership luncheon, Rik began by engaged the audience with his dead-on imperination of Deputy Barney Fife. After some interactive fun with a few key business and community leaders in the room, he segwayed into a fantastic presentation about eliminating distractions in the workplace through the "Mayberry Method". The audience loved him, and everyone left with takeaways that can be easily implemented to increase productivity in any organization. Rik was a pleasure to work with, and I highly recommend him!

President/CEO, Membership Luncheon (Germantown, TN) 5/9/2018 review of Rik Roberts

Multi-County Juvenile Attention System

Joshua Lozoff was FANTASTIC! Not only was his performance spot on with our communication theme, he also kept the audience engaged and entertained by including them in the presentation. He even adjusted his act to include an idea we came up with. He was very personable and comfortable to be around. He didn’t just do his presentation and leave, he stayed and enjoyed the day with us. I would highly recommend him for your next event. His ability to be versatile and provide what we were looking for was MAGIC!

Administrative Assistant, Employee Training Event (Canton, OH) 4/24/2018 review of Joshua Lozoff

National Center for Asphalt Technology

Rik Roberts was exactly what our conference needed after two solid days of technical presentations and site tours. His "Mayberry Method" presentation had the right balance of information/strategies to combat wasteful work habits well blended with his wonderful sense of humor. Everyone had a great time with some great takeaways from his performance. He was an absolute professional and great to work with!

Professor, Test Track Conference (Auburn, AL) 3/28/2018 review of Rik Roberts

Piedmont Natural Gas

Larry Weaver provided the perfect ending to our annual sales meeting! From initial contact to his actual performance, he could not have been easier to work with. Prompt, professional and very funny! Larry's humor was well received by our team and he was able to blend in a meaningful message that resonated with our group. The feedback has been outstanding! I would highly recommend Larry to any group or organization seeking good, clean entertainment. Top notch all the way!

Director of Sales and Delivery Services, Annual Sales Meeting (Charlotte, NC) 3/16/2018 review of Larry Weaver

Federal Aviation Administration

Paul Miller's presentation of a "Juggler's Mindset" was exceptional! We booked Paul for our inaugural IT Employee Day event and was an overwhelming success. Many employees shared that they thought this would be another mundane, "rah-rah", or "preachy" attempt by management to motivate the workforce, but were pleasantly surprised. They loved Paul's very engaging style and personality and the very interactive, and entertaining presentation. I would highly recommend Paul for professional or social events. Thank you for making our employee event a very memorable one!

Supervisory Computer Specialist, Employee Engagement Event (Washington, DC) 2/13/2018 review of Paul Miller

Colorado State University Extension

Joshua Lozoff's program was very entertaining. We wanted something to laugh with and he gave it. Very inclusive of the audience. Surprised the audience with the program and made them laugh.

San Luis Valley Area Director, Southern Rocky Mountain Ag Conference (Monte Vista, CO) 2/7/2018 review of Joshua Lozoff

Synchrony Financial

I am thrilled with Larry Weaver. Got nothing but good comments on his show and message. You never know what you are getting with live talent and Larry far exceeded our expectations. I have already recommended him to my colleagues.

Executive Assistant, Corporate Meeting (Charlotte, NC) 1/25/2018 review of Larry Weaver

Delaware Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Larry Weaver was awesome!!! I am so glad he spoke at our event. All the employees have raved about this routine. Even with some technical difficulties we had with the microphone, he didn't skip a beat - he was able to make light of the situation and keep the laughs coming! Our employees range in age from 20 to 60+, everyone was laughing. He was very, very funny! It was a great way to end our event!

Human Resources Manager, Annual Focus Day (Bridgeville, DE) 11/7/2017 review of Larry Weaver

Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative

We really enjoyed Larry Weaver’s presentation at our all employee meeting. The jokes were a hit and, being from the south ourselves, were spot on! The motivational tips he threw in were just what we were looking for. I appreciate his promptness, professionalism, ease to work with and creativity. Larry’s ability to tie in bits from our other training earlier in the day made it that much funnier! It was just what we needed after a long day of training!

VP Employee & Member Services, All-Employee Meeting (Centerville, TN) 11/3/2017 review of Larry Weaver

University of Virginia Investment Management Company

Paul Miller is an engaging and high energy individual. Our group really liked him. Although Paul lightly covers the subject at hand, he is able to keep the audience's attention and send a message with his humor. The real takeaway was that EVERYONE felt included and all worked together doing a fun activity. He's also an amazing talent that gives your group a great show. Paul works with you to make him performance relevant to your group's needs.

Travel Specialist, Operations Retreat (Charlottesville, VA) 10/27/2017 review of Paul Miller

North Carolina Healthcare Financial Management Association

Larry Weaver was outstanding, beyond expectations. His humor and message left us energized and with something to truly think about and apply. I highly recommend Larry.

Education Council, Health Insurance Institute (Greensboro, NC) 10/26/2017 review of Larry Weaver

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Association

Larry brought a new dimension to our annual meeting this year and the response was overwhelmingly positive. His creative, down-home humor resonated with our audience, and he blended it with a motivational message that each person could take with them to their workplace and personal lives. He was very thorough in preparing for this event, researching the audience in advance and talking through logistics and expectations with us to ensure a great result.

Assistant Commissioner, Annual Conference (Myrtle Beach, SC) 10/20/2017 review of Larry Weaver

Southern Forest Products Association

Paul Miller is a great talent. We enjoyed his interaction with our members during a reception, ahead of his after-dinner performance. Paul kept our audience rolling with laughter and surprises.

Vice President, Communications, Annual Meeting (Bonita Springs, FL) 10/19/2017 review of Paul Miller

Riley County Clerk's Office

Rik Roberts presented to our group the "Mayberry Method". He was very well received by all level of employees. Not one person, in the audience of 190, lost interest during the 90 minutes he "entertained" and educated our group. We even had an added bonus of unexpected interaction of an official Kansas Highway Patrol Officer that assisted in his great message of how to react/respond when in an unusual or difficult situation. Many employees have requested to have him back again!

Human Resource Manager, Employee Training Day (Manhattan, KS) 10/9/2017 review of Rik Roberts

Essex Bank

Paul was perfect for our event!

Director of Human Resources, Corporate Training Day (Richmond, VA) 10/9/2017 review of Paul Miller

Saline County Human Resource Division

Larry Weaver’s performance for our annual employee in-service training day was described by some of our employees as 'GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!' and 'Best speaker we have had'. He provided a very organized, professional and detailed booking process upon contact and he left no questions unanswered. Thank you Larry for making our event a success!

Human Resource Director, Employee Training Day (Salina, KS) 10/9/2017 review of Larry Weaver

Benchmark Community Bank

A very big THANK YOU to Joshua Lozoff for an outstanding, fabulous keynote presentation yesterday. I'll put a more formal thank you in the mail but didn't want to let today pass by without expressing my thanks for how much his performance amazed and delighted, and was enjoyed by our employees. It was all they could talk about today! He taught us so much about communication, especially non-verbal communication and subliminal messages and absolutely astonished us with his magic. BRAVO!!!

VP Training Coordinator, All Hands Meeting (South Hill, VA) 10/9/2017 review of Joshua Lozoff

CML USA, Inc.

Rik Roberts (aka Barney Fife) spoke for CML USA, Inc. at our International Sales Meeting. We had representatives from Italy, Canada, Portugal and the U.S. After a full day of being served very technical information, our representatives enjoyed being able to relax and enjoy his performance. Rik's business message was clear and on point, and his very entertaining comedy routine had everyone in stitches from beginning to end. We wanted something light and entertaining yet informative for our sales professionals. From fun "citations" a the beginning to allowing photos to be taken with Barney, Rik Roberts provided exactly what we were looking for!

Graphic Design & Marketing, Ercolina International Sales Meeting (Davenport, IA) 10/3/2017 review of Rik Roberts

Savers Marketing

Dr. Petty did a great job. The audience was totally captivated by his humor and the message that he delivered.

Executive Vice President, Annual Training Event (Winston-Salem, NC) 9/6/2017 review of Dr. Charles Petty

Variety Care

The feedback on Charles Petty from staff was very good and they connected with his overall delivery of a serious message in a light hearted way. He tailored his comments to fit nicely with our overall theme and he gave hilarious illustrations of the points he was making. I would give high recommendations to anyone looking good old fashioned uplifting yet meaningful keynote.

CEO, Annual All Hands Meeting (Oklahoma City, OK) 8/23/2017 review of Dr. Charles Petty

Paris ISD

We were glad to have Larry Weaver start the new year off for Paris TX County Wide Schools Districts. He did a great job.

Administrative Assistant to Superintendent, School System Convocation (Paris, TX) 8/16/2017 review of Larry Weaver

Missouri Association Of Mutual Insurance Companies

I'd like to express our sincere appreciation to Rik Roberts for a job well done at our annual Mid-Year Conference. His portrayal of Barney Fife was "right on" and was very funny with some real life lessons to be learned by those in attendance. I've heard nothing but positive remarks regarding his presentation from our attendees.

President, Mid-Year Conference (Blue Springs, MO) 7/12/2017 review of Rik Roberts

Texas Rural Education Association

Dr. Petty was a hit with our crowd. He geared his presentation to our audience which included students ,teachers, parents and school administrators. He was perfect for that event. He certainly has my recommendation for anyone looking for high level entertainment with a positive message.

Executive Director, Summer Conference (Fort Worth, TX) 6/23/2017 review of Dr. Charles Petty

Charter Communications

Paul Miller was great and a wonderful add to our program. Thank you!

VP, Compensation, Department Meeting (Cary, NC) 6/21/2017 review of Paul Miller

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