- Global live and virtual keynote speaker, interactive comedian, event emcee & host!
Greg Bennick can be the after-dinner comedic act that makes the conference memorable for years, or he can be the keynote speaker who drives your points home with his own unique style. Greg works with you to deliver impact! As a KEYNOTE SPEAKER, he uses clean comedy and explores new ideas around community and creativity. He integrates award-winning comedy, audience interaction, incredible juggling, powerful magic effects, and unbelievable mind reading into his presentations to create a visual display which helps the ideas really sink in.
A two-time humorous speaking champion, Greg creates a visual display of words and action every time he takes the stage. He engages and inspires your audience while making them laugh. He has spent over thirty years on stage and has connected with audiences live in over twenty-five countries in the last decade, and of course virtual presentations are available via Zoom, Skype, Facebook live, telepathy, and any other mode you can imagine.
His topics range from new angles on team building and the psychology of how to manage crisis and conflict, leadership, and communication… and how self-doubt limits wide-ranging expansion. Based in Seattle, he’s been flown everywhere from Syracuse to Singapore to share his unique brand of engaging ideas.
Have an event or a need to inspire a group, especially during such uncertain times? Explore one of Greg’s acclaimed themes, or let’s hear your event theme idea and we’ll create a custom presentation for you around your idea and need. Recent examples include “The Power of One / The Power of the Team” and “Pivot to Win It: How to Manage Change”.
A recent client (April 2021) had this to say:
“We’ve worked with many speakers and entertainers, but never before has someone taken the time and energy you did to get to know our niche industry. It was so well-received – I’ve been fielding texts from members all evening. It was exactly what our audience needed. We can’t thank you enough and look forward to working with you again in the future — hopefully next time in person!” (Karen Ladany, NAAGL)
Consider this as an addition to your event: groups have so much fun learning to juggle as a team. Your group will love the empowering lesson as they overcome challenges and shift from “I can’t do it” to “I DID IT!!!”
If you’re looking for a dynamic EMCEE & HOST to your event, someone who can guide ideas and experiences throughout a day or a weekend, Greg has emceed events in size from two dozen to up to seven thousand people.
Book him today and he will get to work customizing a presentation just for your organization.
Greg is fascinated by gravity as a metaphor: by dropping objects he learns constantly to FAIL BETTER. What do we learn about success from our failures? The Seattle Times called him “A juggler of objects and concepts.” What do you learn about success from a path where the journey is filled with mistakes and failure? You learn focus and courage. Greg shows you the way.
(Perfect for any group looking to enhance positive mental attitude among their team members and looking to laugh throughout a presentation)
Developing community is about strengthening teams from within. For Greg, touring and exploring the world for thirty years has taught him about CREATIVITY, COMMUNITY, and USING COMEDY to channel energy in positive directions. Your work, personal, and local communities need every voice to thrive. Learn the benefits, and discover powerful new perspectives on teamwork through comedic approaches on self-esteem and connectedness.
(Perfect for all organizations who truly value their people and who are interested in energetic new ideas)
Want to change the world in which you work and live but aren’t sure how? Want to transform your workplace environment and implement new ideas? Learn how one line from the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” inspired a lifetime of creativity and action even amidst self-doubt. Learn about failing better, growing together, and making dreams a reality. Let’s look at the roadblocks which prevent those things from happening and then blast through them.
(Perfect for any group with a CSR focus, those interested in change and transformation…and also for colleges / universities)
Change is an inevitability, and as long as we are in the right mindset, we will be ready for anything and prepared to take action. As a juggler for almost thirty years, Greg is an expert at change: every ball flies in a different direction. How do we manage change? What perspectives to we need? Using laughter and entertainment as a vehicle, Greg delivers answers to these important questions in his incredible keynote.
(Learning points include new perspectives on ‘dropping the ball’™ and failure; how to continue even in the midst of setbacks; and perspectives on the creative process itself and the peaks and valleys it brings.)
The success of any organization is dependent on how its people work together. In this keynote, Greg uses his proven techniques of audience participation to demonstrate how effective we can be when we work together. but from the perspective of knowing ourselves. How can we transform being let down by others in the past to being inspired to try again in order to work together effectively? Teamwork demands vigilance, patience, commitment, and determination. Most importantly, it’s teamwork WITH the people we serve not in opposition to them that yields truly sustainable alliances.
(Learning points: self esteem and its role in our interactions; from where do interpersonal conflicts emerge; and how to resolve those conflicts when they flare up.)
We often think of leaders as having powerful voices, but the best and brightest leaders are actually the greatest listeners. We explore, through audience participation and laughter, the core concepts of being an effective listener as part of a team and how that leads to outstanding leadership. Greg’s real life experience with leadership includes the World Leaders Project, an initiative Greg started that had him meeting face to face with world leaders to discuss dynamics of power, control, and effective balance. You need a speaker who talks the talk and walks the walk. And one who can be funny in the midst of important ideas. Greg is all of those in one.
This keynote is for those who want to leave the world better than how they found it. Greg follows up his words about WHY and HOW you can get involved with making the world a better place…with solid actions: He is the founder of One Hundred For Haiti, a humanitarian relief and development organization focusing on supporting Haitian-led development projects around clean water and building houses. In this position, he learned ironically that listening creates every possibility for leadership and success. His work globally has inspired thousands, and can do the same for your group.
(Perfect for any group inspired to help transform the lives of others for the better, non-profits, corporate social responsibility events)
“Greg was fully engaged throughout the entire process of planning our engagement. He took the time to understand our plan for the day and masterfully tailored his keynote address to fit our audience. I highly recommend Greg for any event!”
“A juggler and inspirational speaker: it’d be hard for anybody to balance such extremes, but Bennick seems to do it with grace.”
“If I was a speaker and magician like Greg Bennick, AEGIS would be a ten billion dollar company by next year.”
“My client thought I was a genius for finding such an amazing entertainer and passed that praise along to my boss…I then passed that praise along to my parents as a sign that my college education wasn’t a waste. So, from both a professional and personal angle, thank you for an amazingly successful and highly entertaining event.”
“We’ve worked with many speakers and entertainers, but never before has someone taken the time and energy you did to get to know our niche industry. It was so well-received – I’ve been fielding texts from members all evening. It was exactly what our audience needed. We can’t thank you enough and look forward to working with you again in the future — hopefully next time in person!”