Category: Humor

Bob Gray, CSP, Hof

Meet Bob Gray: he’s like your favorite college professor that also happens to be the class clown. An unforgettable mix of fun, interaction, and laughs; Bob is changing the stigma of Memory Experts. Not the pocket protector, white coat wearing kind; he immediately dispels the mystery behind memory. “An excellent memory isn’t a gift, it’s attainable by everyone.”

With earlier success as an award-winning sales executive, Bob understands the importance of clients not feeling like a number, a sale, or just your 2:30pm appointment. He created the FACE System to simply teach professionals how to remember customer’s names, personal information, and ultimately work more effectively, efficiently, and professionally. He puts it simply: “having a trained memory in business is like going from ABCs to PhD.”

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Laurie Guest, CSP

If you look up fun in the dictionary, you won’t see a picture of Laurie. That would be weird. But if you ask any one of the thousands of people who have been in her audiences, they will use the word “fun” to describe both her style and their experience. Laurie is a certified speaking professional, a designation held by less than 12% of speakers worldwide. She is a published author with her book Wrapped in Stillness: A Personal Retreat Guide. With over 20 years of experience in the healthcare field followed by success as an entrepreneur, Laurie speaks from a practical point of view on customer service and staff development. Her ability to blend real-life examples with proven action steps, is the reason over three-quarters of her clients ask for an encore appearance. Laurie is known for her quick-wit and slightly sarcastic sense of humor. She will make your pen move and your mind process ideas that impact the bottom line of your business.

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Patrick Henry, CSP

Patrick Henry is an author, speaker, and customer experience advocate who partners with meeting planners to make meetings memorable. As a former Nashville songwriter and humorist on the SiriusXM Radio Family Comedy Channels, Patrick brings a unique blend of humor, music, and message to his audiences to create an event that is full of life and actionable ideas. His Book The Pancake Principle: seventeen sticky ways to make your customers flip for you was released in 2013 and he will soon be featured on a comedy album along side Jeff Foxworthy, Steve Martin, Jimmy Fallon, Larry the Cable Guy, and Bob Newhart. One of Patrick’s audience members best described him as “what happens when, keynotes, comedy, and concerts…collide”. When not on the road serving clients, Patrick can be found at home in North Carolina with his smoking hot wife Lesley and his three semi-adorable children Jack, Robert, and Meredith. He is an avid Auburn football fan and is doing his best to get his golf handicap under 20.

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Damian Mason, CSP

Damian Mason delivers an entertaining and informative message about achieving prosperity and longevity in a constantly evolving marketplace.
Damian’s program, ReInvention, explores real world examples of companies that no longer exist and why they don’t. He demonstrates what actions organizations and individuals must take to succeed while others passively coast to obsolescence.
Damian’s insights resonate with business audiences, agricultural groups, and associations of small business owners and their employees.
If you’re looking for a hilariously funny, straight to the point speaker, who’s actually lived the life of a self- made, successful business owner, Damian is your guy.

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Jessica Pettitt, CSP

Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., pulls together her stand up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity trainings in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead to teams that want to work together. With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, converse precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.

It is through Jessica’s work in Student Affairs, as a college administrator, in South Carolina, Oregon, New York, and Arizona that she realized her love for the conversations across difference. As an Social Justice Training Institute Alumna, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and a Certified Speaking Professional, Jessica has taken the typical diversity talks to the next level of social justice conversations examining privilege, oppression, entitlement, and our collective responsibility to make change while connecting difficult topics with employee retention, crisis management, and increasing innovation and profits.

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