Scott Friedman

Scott Friedman

Touching Hearts, Minds and Funny Bones!
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The Celebration Factor
In this entertaining, interactive, content rich session, we will learn how to create a culture of celebration leading to more innovative, authentic, responsive employees. Learn what the most admired companies are doing to honor, celebrate, engage and retain employees & customers. You will discover that those who celebrate stay… and stay…and stay…connected.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create It
In these turbulent, globally competitive times, innovation and resourcefulness are essential to survival. This renowned program is fast-paced, humorous, and full of useable ideas on becoming a victor of change instead of a victim. Create a greater self-awareness as you learn to be driven by your values and purpose.

Connecting with Customers
This entertaining and insightful program is full of tools and techniques that will help you to engage your customers and build perceived value. Learn to build long-term loyalty as Scott reveals the secrets to connecting with customers and employees.

Using Humor for a Change
This interactive program explores how to use humor, creativity, and engagement strategies to make an organization more positive, productive, and fun. You will learn to tap into your unique sense of humor, a skill essential to creating the rapport that will pave the way to better relationships and better results.

Employee Innovation for Turbulent Times
When self-expression is welcomed, when employees feel free to be their authentic selves, when employees feel a part of the mission and vision, innovation flourishes. Learn to build a culture that engages employees, creates camaraderie and lets employees know what they do matters.

Punchlines, Pitfalls, and Powerful Programs: 10 Surefire Ways of Adding Humor to your Presentations
This program is full of practical, yet imaginative ideas of how to use humor to increase the value of your presentations. Participants learn how to play off the audience, develop original material, and uncover an organization’s “humor” hot buttons.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sale
This entertaining and insightful program will help you dramatically increase your sales through the effective use of story telling, humor, value-added creativity, technology, social networking and other customer-engaging activities. Participants will explore ways to differentiate themselves and build perceived value in the eyes of their customers.

How to Hold an Audience Without a Rope
Great leaders are great communicators. This program examines proven techniques and concepts in successfully conveying your message. Overcome stage fright, establish perceived credibility, and learn to touch a listener’s heart, mind, and funny bone.

Just a Spoonful of Humor
This humorous, motivational keynote takes a look at four ways to stay young at heart. By celebrating yourself, overlooking life’s little potholes, looking through the eyes of humor, and remembering what really matters, you’re guaranteed to laugh your way to a healthy state of mind.

What’s So Funny About Being Single?
This is the perfect program for singles groups! The program teaches attendees to be realistic about their expectations, but, at the same time, sends them off feeling more playful and willing to take risks. By improving communication skills, participants become more attractive to the opposite sex.


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Scott Friedman, CSP and former President of the National Speakers Association (NSA), is an internationally sought after speaker and author. As a motivational humorist, Scott inspires and entertains with fun-filled, interactive and content-rich programs. He speaks on a variety of topics over 80 times a year. Scott’s main area of expertise is employee innovation, celebration, and customer experience.

In addition to being the CCO- Chief Celebration Officer at Friedman & Associates, Scott has written “Celebrate! Lessons Learned from the World’s Most Admired Organizations,” “Happily Ever Laughter- How to Engage Any Audience,” and “Using Humor For A Change.” He is also the co-author of four additional books.

Scott’s opportunity to entertain and engage as
 President of Salesmen with a Purpose (SWAP, now Sales Professional International) in 1985, created his desire for a career in professional speaking. He then took the marketing director position with Speech Masters, a company that trains lawyers, executives and professional speakers in presentation development, leading to the start of his professional speaking career in 1986. For two and a half decades, Scott has combined improvisational comedy, quick wit, and engaging material to become the speaker he is today. Scott’s mission as a speaker and Chief Celebration Officer is to improve organization performance and productivity through the power of celebration and humor.

As a Certified Speaking Professional (as designated by the NSA) and trusted member of the speaking community, Scott continues to have a strong presence both domestically and globally. Scott was awarded the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) 2013 Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence (RISE) Award. Scott is the 2013 NSA Cavett Award Recipient; presented annually to the NSA member whose accomplishments over the years have reflected outstanding respect, service, honor and admiration in the Association and the speaking profession. Recently, Scott received the CSPGlobal Award from The Global Speakers Federation.

In 1988, as the President of the National Speakers Association of Colorado, he founded the Meetings Industry Council of Colorado (MIC), a coalition of professional meetings industry-related organizations. He is proud to continue involvement with MIC and their latest event, which included over 800 meeting professionals in March of 2013. In 2002 Scott was awarded the International Association of Speaker Bureaus (IASB) Pace Setter Award, given annually to an individual outside the IASB who played an integral role in partnership with IASB to further advance the speaking industry. The IASB recognized Scott for successfully developing and executing “an alliance between the NSA (National Speakers Association) and IASB [to encourage] partnering among bureaus and speakers to further advance the client relationships that serve both.” In April 2005, Scott’s vision brought the first Global Speakers Summit to Singapore with 300 international speakers and meetings professionals from 20 countries attending this event. Scott has remained actively involved in the Global Speakers Summit events in Dubai (2007), Cape Town (2009), Amsterdam (2011) and Vancouver, Canada (2013).

Scott now spends 30% of his time speaking throughout Asia and other locations around the globe. His international clients include Singapore Airlines, the Singapore Government, Gold Fields of South Africa, Young President’s Organization, Hyatt Asia, HSBC and many Fortune 1000 companies. He offers all his clients a global and culturally sensitive perspective on how to get more out of work and life. His varied experiences have brought him success in many industries including: hospitality, meetings, real estate, insurance, health care, education, government and just about any association. Scott’s customized programs are a perfect fit for kick-offs, closings, lunches, and midnight snacks. Participants will come away with tools to enhance their work, their lives and their future helping the to start celebrating and live happily ever laughter.

Apart from speaking, Scott is very involved in philanthropic projects. Scott founded Together We Can Change The World (, an organization creating sustainability in children’s
homes throughout SE Asia by helping underprivileged children and women, and providing them
with a safe, secure haven and with educational opportunities. Currently, Scott organizes global speaking tours to create awareness, raise money and celebrate with the kids in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Cambodia. Check out his philanthropy page to see the latest tour! He has been honored as Volunteer of the Year with Family Services of Colorado and was on the national board of directors for Camp to Belong for five years.

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