Matt Weinstein is the nation’s foremost authority on the use of fun and humor in team building. Matt is the founder and “Emperor” of Playfair, Inc., an international consulting firm based in Northern California. He was elected to the Professional Speaker’s Hall of Fame by the National Speaker’s Association, and was honored by Successful Meetings Magazine as one of the “21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century.”
Matt Weinstein’s television special “Fun Works!: The Power of Humor in the Workplace” was broadcast nationally on PBS. Matt is the author of many popular books including Managing To Have Fun, Gently Down The Stream, Work Like Your Dog, and Dogs Don’t Bite When A Growl Will Do.
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This hands-on session will teach the skills of “Managing To Have Fun.” For the past thirty years Matt Weinstein’s Playfair organization has been a laboratory for the development of “fun-centered” management skills that can have a profound effect on team building, employee retention, and corporate loyalty.
Award-winning inspirational speaker Matt Weinstein was on vacation in Antarctica when he learned via satellite telephone that he had lost his entire life savings in the Bernie Madoff scandal. In this highly personal, interactive and entertaining program, Matt Weinstein recounts the inside story of the highly-secretive Madoff fund.
Every working person has heard that he is supposed to work smarter, not harder— but what, exactly, does that mean? How, exactly, do you do that? One important step to working smarter is to learn the skills of working like your dog.
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After weeks and months of enforced isolation, are your employees hungry for connection and community with their co-workers? Are they ready for a “joy break” that helps them laugh and play and celebrate each other? PlayBreak with Matt Weinstein will give them just that! PlayBreak is an online team-building event, it’s a comedy experience, and it’s a chance to regenerate, reflect and reconnect. Oh, and it’s lots of fun!
Based on Matt Weinstein’s ground-breaking book Managing To Have Fun, this high-spirited, interactive online team-building program teaches the participants that work can be fun, as they engage with each other and laugh with each other and feel a part of an exciting online community
The participants in PlayBreak meet each other in many different ways – as an entire group gathered together, and in fast-moving breakout rooms. The participants engage in numerous mental and physical challenges as they experience upbeat and high-spirited activities that bring them closer together. They have the opportunity to express their creativity in fun-filled interactions, and best of all, to celebrate their successes together!
Simply put, Matt was one of the best, if not THE best, keynote we’ve ever had. Our President challenged me to find a speaker who would reinforce the “fun and recognition as business accelerators” message. He pronounced it “perfect.”
“He was fantastic! We were giving standing ovations all day long even after he left!”
Employee Retention and Engagement Expert; Author of Two Books: "The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave: How to Recognize the Subtle Signs and Act Before It's Too Late" and "Keeping the People Who Keep You in Business"