If you’ve seen Jeff speak before, then you know that his rapid-fire combination of high caliber education and world class entertainment is wonderfully effective. But maybe you’re not the only decision maker, and everyone else on the committee is going to need some convincing. Unfortunately, experience has taught a lot of people to think that educational sessions can’t be funny, or that entertaining sessions can’t be informative. You know it doesn’t have to be that way, but how are you supposed to get other people on board?
Here’s how. We’ve been asked each of the following questions before, and here’s how we like to answer. It’s worked for us, so we’re pretty sure it will work for you as well.
What are we going to get out of this?
In a sentence, you’re going to get the most memorable professional development education you’ve ever had. Us Vs. Them! is a hilarious and insightful look at generational differences in the workplace, Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! is the most innovative leadership presentation there is, Becoming a More Annoying You! is an HR professional’s dream, and Uncrapify Your Life! covers communication and change management like you’ve never seen before.
Who is this guy and what are his credentials?
Jeff’s been speaking to companies across North America for the past decade. He’s worked for more than 10% of the Fortune 50, and many have hired him back multiple times. He’s been featured on Fox Business, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Business Week. Those people can’t all be wrong, can they?
This is a serious conference/event/get-together. Are we going to get enough education out of this?
Absolutely. Just because it’s entertaining doesn’t mean it’s not educational. Throughout each presentation, Jeff interweaves the educational content so that people are laughing and learning all at the same time. Also, all attendees will receive downloadable pdfs with the major takeaways from the presentation, along with statistics and strategies they can use immediately.
Does Jeff’s delivery style take away from the message?
Actually, it does the opposite. The entertainment puts people at ease and builds trust, making everyone actually more receptive to the key takeaways than they would be otherwise. That’s actually been proven. (Link to whitepaper.)
He talks really fast and moves around a lot. Is that normal?
Jeff’s energy is what makes people focus so they don’t miss a key takeaway. If you watch the faces of the audience during one of Jeff’s presentations you’ll notice them smiling, laughing, and paying close attention. You’ll also notice that they aren’t staring at their phones. When was the last time you listened to a keynote where nobody was looking at their phones?
What else can I expect from Jeff Havens as a keynote speaker?
First and foremost, you’ll get an excellent presentation to an attentive and receptive audience. He’ll also promote the event both before and afterwards, either with promotional videos or professional development articles or a combination of both. Everyone in the audience will get supplemental educational materials for continued learning – and they’re also going to have more fun than they’ve ever had while focusing on improving themselves at work.
Hopefully this will help you convince your fellow decision-makers to try something new at your next conference or training event. We firmly believe that improving your business doesn’t have to be boring. We know you do, too. Now let’s get everyone else on board with us.