With talents that established him as a Fortune 500 leader and professional stand-up comedian, Garrison Wynn, CSP, fuses comic timing and research to deliver motivational business expertise. For 20 years, he has given keynote presentations to clients (such as American Express, Wells Fargo, Oracle and NASA) at corporate and association events. He is the author of the Amazon bestseller The Real Truth about Success, the Amazon #1 bestseller The Cowbell Principle, has been a weekly contributor to the Washington Post and featured Forbes and Inc. Magazines. In his teens he debuted the world’s first video gaming system (Odyssey) with baseball legend Hank Aaron and as a young man spent 6 years touring comedy clubs with the top names in the business. He went on to become the youngest department head in a Fortune 500 company’s history where he researched and designed processes for 38 company locations nationwide and developed & marketed products still being sold in 30 countries.
With talents that established him as a Fortune 500 leader and professional stand-up comedian, Garrison Wynn, CSP, fuses comic timing and research to show how anyone can help create a culture of safety. He is authentic – a guy who’s been there. Wynn is a chemical plant explosion survivor with a background in industrial instrumentation. For 20 years, he has given keynote presentations to clients such as Exxon, BASF, the National Safety Council, Behavioral Science and Technology (BST), the NFL, and NASA. In his teens, he debuted the world’s first video gaming system with baseball legend Hank Aaron; and as a young man, Wynn spent six years touring comedy clubs with the top names in the business before going on to create industrial products still being sold in 30 countries.
What the Most Influential Do Differently and Why They Won’t Tell You
Prepare to laugh and learn as a decade of Wynn Solutions research reveals what makes owners and managers of top-performing businesses so effective – and it’s not what you’d expect! If you enter this keynote session expecting to learn all about best practices and superior strategy, you’d better read the title again. Standout success in a challenging economy often comes from personal advantage, whether it’s perceived value, personality, leadership-style, communication skills, abundant resources, or access to privileged information. This entertaining session takes a realistic look at the influence you’ll need to make sure your knowledge and hard work deliver the results you want.
The inside track to rapport building, buying-sign intuition, and clarity of value that gets people to write checks
Drawing on 23 years of research and interviews with all the Fortune 500 firms, this program is rooted in rainmaker tactics that set the world’s top salespeople apart. The program teaches people to close and gives them the tools to be viewed as the customer’s valued resource. This is not sales theory as viewed from 30,000 feet. Instead, it focuses on personal influence techniques of the world’s top producers in every industry. What motivates closers to close? Any seller, from the eager newbie to the seen-it-all, hard-to-impress veteran, leaves with huge takeaways. This entertaining, inspiring program creates the mindset necessary to get maximum impact from the tactics taught.
Available in Sales and Sales Management versions.
Innovation fuels this research-driven, highly entertaining session, customized to provide the influence tools you need to communicate value effectively. By session’s end, leaders, business developers and team members acquire the insight and strategy to create a sustainable, disruption-proof culture. Whether you’re riding a new trend or shaking off past challenges, you can create the kind of influence that not only drives change, it makes your organization attractive to customers and today’s top talent … so you never stop getting better!
Changing Markets, Changing Times
This funny, insightful keynote combines relationship building with no-fluff motivation and change to deliver real solutions in uncertain times. Garrison examines the challenges we face and shows how we can laugh at our problems while using them as catalysts for success. This session covers a lot of ground and provides no-cost, easily implemented, proven solutions that your people can use right away.
Easily Customized Segments Include
Available in Motivational, Sales and Management versions.
Making Employee Engagement Actually Happen
We hear the term “employee engagement” a lot these days; we also hear how recognition, goal alignment and a clear path to success can create it. But how can an individual positively influence the opinions his or her employees and coworkers have about their job? This highly entertaining session, backed by Evolve Performance Group research across 46 countries (and combined with over 70 years of Gallup survey data) shows that the thing people value most is feeling valuable! It gives the specific communication tools that anyone can use to dramatically reduce resistance to change, difficult behavior and employee turnover. The impact of this program reaches far beyond the session itself, creating an emotional shift that fuels immediate implementation.
How to identify, attract, and retain a loyal workforce.
From developing a marketing campaign to attract the people you need, to making sure they have a culture that makes them feel valued, this thoroughly researched program (Gallup, Harvard Review and Evolve Performance Group) gives you the tools to solve your labor problem and consistently improve employee performance.
Garrison was everything we asked for and more. Not only did he engage and energize the crowd; he got a standing ovation and connected with them on their level. He delivered a laughter-filled keynote address with a powerful message. I loved the way he spoke to every meaningful objective and brought new material that was relevant to the event. Fantastic! Couldn’t be happier
Your session was the highest rated session of the conference! You delivered a great keynote and really hit on the messages that we focused our remaining time and sessions. Your passion and energy got the event off to a great start! Thanks again Garrison.
Garrison recently spoke at our MassMutual Academy for almost 800 Financial Advisors in Phoenix, AZ. Garrison’s energy, passion, endurance and connection with the audience was beyond impressive. His message was relatable and his humor kept the audience’s attention for the entire presentation. He was the perfect choice for a closing speaker after a 4 day learning conference for our group. From the moment he came into the room to the moment he left the conference his focus was on our attendees and his professionalism did not go unnoticed. Our attendees left his presentation energized and excited about his message and his performance. We have already received a tremendous amount of positive feedback on Garrison’s presentation and many General Agents want to hire him for agency presentations. Garrison hit it out of the park!
We invited Garrison to join our sales team at the end of a long second day of training. He did his homework to understand his audience and had them from the start. To win over a cynical “seen it all” group such as this and hold their attention, spark interaction and elicit genuine laughter – all while making excellent points about relationships and the value of self-perception – was amazing to watch. When the final speaker of the day said, “As Garrison told us …” I knew we’d made a great choice and a lasting impact. Post-event surveys said it was the best sales meeting we’d ever had.
I just wanted to say how AWESOME Garrison’s keynote speech was at the Carrier meeting in Portland Oregon!!! It’s the best delivery & message we have ever seen BAR NONE! We were enthralled every moment! I stopped him after the speech & had a great talk with him! He is a great person & very informative & funny!!!!!! I highly recommend him!!!
I just wanted to take a quick moment to share how wonderful it was to meet and work with Garrison. He was a true professional from the beginning to the end. If I were asked to pick a handful of words to describe him I immediately think of: flexible, accommodating, friendly, professional, quick-witted, intuitive, and hilarious. He was extremely thorough in asking questions and very in tune to the topic of the meeting. He tailored a message that was spot on in the material, highly engaging and humorous in his delivery. He held the audience’s attention captive the entire time he was on stage! After working with Garrison I would strongly recommend him for any future event, either inside or outside of our company.
Garrison Wynn rocked the house at our annual Americas meeting! He’s extremely entertaining, insightful, educational and engaging. Our team of over 500 professionals didn’t want the guy to leave the stage. He’s simply that good. We’ve had many talented and impressive speakers at our meetings over the years, but Garrison ended up being at the top of our list. Do yourself a favor — get Garrison Wynn for your next meeting. You can thank me later.