Garrison has the ability to connect with any audience, Garrison delivers powerful, original content built on breakthrough research that he customizes with specifics from your industry
He personalizes programs to give audiences the relational and behavioral insights they’ll need if they want to influence and succeed
His down-to-earth, relatable style includes a strong mix of humor and realism that entertains as it educates
He delivers valuable tools your group can apply immediately
Achieving your goals requires a special blend of talent, ambition, and the ability to promote yourself to the decision makers who matter, and Garrison shows you how
Your audience will be energized, entertained, educated and inspired with new possibilities in customer service
Garrison helps people make the jump from being great at what they do to developing the qualities it takes to be consistently chosen for the job.
He gets them to understand why their products, services, or leadership styles-or those of their competitors-are selected
His presentations help people become more influential regardless of circumstances
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 26 years, he has given keynote presentations to clients (such as Amazon, Caterpillar, Walmart, Berkshire Hathaway, Intel, McDonald’s, the NFL, and NASA) at corporate and association events. He is also an Amazon #1 bestselling author who has been featured in Forbes and Inc. Magazines. In his teens, he helped debut the world’s first video console gaming system (Odyssey) and as a young man, spent 6 years as a pro standup 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 and marketed products still being sold in 30 countries.
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.
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.
Drive and embrace change
Get buy-in and show value
Attract and keep top talentInnovation 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!
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.
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
New people, new products and new approach
Dealing with new leadership direction
How to get “buy-in” on change quickly
Nobody wants to be a “senior beginner”
Embracing mergers and acquisitions
Dealing with the resistance to change
Technology changes and procedural shifts
Change makes us better?
Action and adaptability creates opportunity
Available in Motivational, Sales and Management versions.
Success is almost always about working well with others to get the best possible result. The issue is not everyone agrees on what’s important, and it becomes difficult to separate fact from fiction. Also, some people are so set-in-their-ways that they see everything through a filter of distrust. Or worse, things get overly dramatic and can develop into a “blame distribution” environment that affects morale and productivity.
This entertaining research-based session shows you how to gain agreement without manipulation and create clear, unified actions so you can quickly dissolve conflicts. You’ll find out how to make sure people value your opinion and quickly turn disputes into workable collaborations.
Change is something we all have to deal with, but the stress that accompanies change is more of choice. In this heavily researched session, Garrison applies his signature humor to a very serious topic. This fun, comprehensive program offers tools and tips for getting through big change with very little stress. More importantly, it creates an emotional shift for attendees as they see how much control they have over how change affects them. This session also shows attendees how stress is more about what we believe than it is about what is actually happening. From embracing big transitions in technology to dealing with growth or downsizing, this presentation helps leaders, employees and customers implement necessary changes with minimal resistance.
People in their 20s don’t want what their parents wanted from a job. Also,many Gen Y “potential employees” would rather work temporary jobs (through staffing companies) than commit to a company full time. This means there are far fewer people looking for jobs than anticipated. That means more jobs than job seekers (for the first time since this kind of data has been gathered) creating a “War” for top young talent. And they are not lining up for labor jobs (where you might get your hands dirty} even though they pay four times more than the job they took at the mall! They are also more likely to live at home and less likely to put up with a work environment that cramps their style. Attracting the young people needed to replace your retiring workforce (and making sure they stay long enough to make a difference) is crucial for your organization’s future.
This entertaining yet heavily researched program shows business owners, leaders and managers how to adapt their organization into a company young people want to work for and how to establish a culture they do not want to leave. Besides actually having a work force 10 years from now, the benefits include improved performance and heightened accountability from the millennials who represent your company’s future.
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
— AMERICAN EXPRESS
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!
— MASS MUTUAL
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!!!
— CARRIER CORPORATION
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.