GREG BENNICK is an award-winning champion speaker who makes people laugh while inviting them to think.
Having spoken worldwide at events ranging from international conferences to Nobel Tribute banquets, he has presented with foreign dignitaries, royalty, world leaders, and more, before audiences from all walks of life. He has thirty years of experience as a keynote speaker to offer to you. When he is invited to meetings and events, he speaks about managing the unexpected, offering new perspectives on change, and stepping into the unknown. And he has been known to do this while juggling.
Greg Bennick works with you to deliver impact! As a KEYNOTE SPEAKER, he uses clean comedy and explores new ideas around community and creativity. He integrates award-winning comedy, audience interaction, incredible juggling, powerful magic effects, and unbelievable mind reading into his presentations to create a visual display which helps the ideas really sink in.
A two-time humorous speaking champion, Greg engages and inspires your audience while making them laugh. He has spent over thirty years on stage and has connected with audiences live in over TWENTY-FIVE countries in the last decade, and of course virtual presentations are available via Zoom, Skype, Facebook live, telepathy, and any other mode you can imagine.
His topics range from new angles on team building and the psychology of how to manage crisis and conflict, leadership, and communication…and how self-doubt limits wide-ranging expansion. Based in Seattle, he’s been flown everywhere from Syracuse to Singapore to share his unique brand of engaging ideas.
Have an event or a need to inspire a group, especially during such uncertain times? Explore one of Greg’s acclaimed themes, or let’s hear your event theme idea and we’ll create a custom presentation for you around your idea and need. Recent examples include “The Power of One / The Power of the Team” and “Pivot to Win It: How to Manage Change”.
Greg speaks about getting involved in ideas, leadership, and creativity. He follows up his words with actions: last year he returned from a humanitarian aid trip from Haiti where he was part of the crew for the Schooner Liberty, one of the first private vessels to arrive in the south of Haiti after the earthquake; he and his team were able to deliver ten thousand pounds of food and medical supplies for distribution amongst people who had yet to see help. But even more important than “about Greg” is “about your audience”. What the audience takes away from any presentation is what matters most. Did you audience have fun? Are they inspired? Bennick thinks that experiencing a keynote presentation should be ENTERTAINING, and he uses entertainment as a vehicle for ideas. He researches his audiences and your group in advance to make every presentation perfect. Greg Bennick is a keynote entertainer with unique and specialized messages of empowerment. His presentations offer a return on investment that can be gauged through post-keynote followup surveys that inquire about inspiration and connection to one’s own sense of value. Imagine: a presenter who will entertain and educate, and who makes promises and then delivers on them? Yes, there is one and you found him.
FIND YOUR VOICE: Strengthening Community Creatively
Developing community is about strengthening teams from within. For Greg, touring and exploring the world for thirty years has taught him about CREATIVITY, COMMUNITY, and USING COMEDY to channel energy in positive directions. Your work, personal, and local communities need every voice to thrive. Learn the benefits, and discover powerful new perspectives on teamwork through comedic approaches on self esteem and connectedness. (Perfect for all organizations who truly value their people and who are interested in energetic new ideas)
FAIL BETTER: Don’t Be Afraid to Drop the Ball! (What We Learn From Failure About Success)
Greg is fascinated by gravity as a metaphor: by dropping objects he learns constantly to FAIL BETTER. The Seattle Times called him “A juggler of objects and concepts.” What do you learn about success from a path where the journey is filled with mistakes and failure? You learn focus and courage. Greg shows you the way. (Perfect for any group looking to enhance positive mental attitude among their team members and looking to laugh throughout a presentation)
ENVISION AND EXPAND: Changing the World Without Having a Clue
Want to change the world in which you work and live but aren’t sure how? Want to transform your workplace environment and implement new ideas? Learn how one line from the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” inspired a lifetime of creativity and action even amidst self-doubt. Learn about failing better, growing together, and making dreams a reality.
(Perfect for any group with a CSR focus, those interested in change and transformation…and also for colleges / universities)
And these additional topics…
CHANGE: Managing the Unexpected
Change is an inevitability, and as long as we are in the right mindset, we will be ready for anything and prepared to take action. As a juggler for almost thirty years, Greg is an expert at change: every ball flies in a different direction. How do we manage change? What perspectives to we need? Using laughter and entertainment as a vehicle, Greg delivers answers to these important questions in his incredible keynote.
(Learning points include new perspectives on ‘dropping the ball’™ and failure; how to continue even in the midst of setbacks; and perspectives on the creative process itself and the peaks and valleys it brings.)
TEAMWORK: An Individual Experience
The success of any organization is dependent on how its people work together. In this keynote, Greg uses his proven techniques of audience participation to demonstrate how effective we can be when we work together. but from the perspective of knowing ourselves. How can we transform being let down by others in the past to being inspired to try again in order to work together effectively? Teamwork demands vigilance, patience, commitment, and determination. Most importantly, its teamwork WITH the people we serve not in opposition to them that yields truly sustainable alliances.
(Learning points: self esteem and its role in our interactions; from where do interpersonal conflicts emerge; and how to resolve those conflicts when they flare up.)
LEADERSHIP: To Listen is to Lead
We often think of leaders as having powerful voices, but the best and brightest leaders are actually the greatest listeners. We explore, through audience participation and laughter, the core concepts of being an effective listener as part of a team and how that leads to outstanding leadership. Greg’s real life experience with leadership includes the World Leaders Project, an initiative Greg started that had him meeting face to face with world leaders to discuss dynamics of power, control, and effective balance. You need a speaker who talks the talk and walks the walk. And one who can be funny in the midst of important ideas. Greg is all of those in one.
Greg Bennick makes people laugh while inviting them to think. He speaks about getting involved in ideas, leadership, and creativity. He follows up his words with actions: he recently returned from a humanitarian aid trip from Haiti where he was part of the crew for the Schooner Liberty. They were one of the first private vessels to arrive in the south of Haiti after the earthquake, and were able to deliver ten thousand pounds of food and medical supplies for distribution amongst people who had yet to see help.
But even more important than “about Greg” is “about your audience”. What the audience takes away from any presentation is what matters most. Did you audience have fun? Are they inspired?
Greg thinks that experiencing a keynote presentation should be ENTERTAINING. He uses entertainment as a vehicle for ideas. He reseaches his audiences and your group in advance to make every show perfect. Imagine: a presenter who will entertain, educate, and who makes promises and then delivers on them? Yes, there is one and you found him.
Greg will customize his presentation to your event’s theme in order to maximize the overall impact. As a motivational keynote speaker, Greg does more than just make people laugh: he empowers and inspires. Greg speaks from experience. He has been called upon to be a guest speaker before an enormous range of clients from all walks of life, including TEDxPugetSound (an idea conference devoted to sharing innovation), Fortune 500 companies, major universities, and public audiences worldwide.
Greg creates a visual display of words and action every time he takes the stage. It’s the synthesis of ideas and action that makes him unique. His approach to audiences and clients is unique and visionary. He connects with individuals with sincerity, focus, and a sense of humor. Its a great combination.
Having recently returned from a humanitarian aid trip to Haiti, Greg Bennick practices what he preaches about teamwork, leadership and creative solutions. On that trip, on the schooner Liberty, which was one of the first ships to arrive after the earthquake, Greg and his teammates distributed 10,000 pounds of food and medical supplies.
Greg has spoken to a huge range of clients in his career as a motivational keynote speaker, including to TEDx, Fortune 500 companies, major universities and public gatherings. He prides himself on providing customized presentations that reach out to his audience on a very personal level. He regards himself not only as a motivational speaker but an entertainer, one who uses entertainment as a vehicle for ideas.
Combining speech with action in a unique blend of highly focused learning points and great good humor, Greg provides a combination of all the things you would want from a speaker.
Offering creative strategies for world changers, Greg Bennick has spent over thirty years exploring human connection, while inspiring audiences and individuals across twenty-five countries and counting.
Expertise: BUSINESS | Communication | Creativity | Leadership | Personal Development | Teamwork | Volunteerism | Work / Life Balance