Get Your People Out of Their Seats! They’ll Never Forget It!


It’s Electric! It’s Kinetic! It’s Frenetic!

What energizes your group, lifts up the mood, galvanizes action? A FLASH MOB!

What is an The?NAHU Flash Mob 2013-03-25 at 2.38.38 PM
• A Spectacle
• An out of your chair, interactive, team-building phenomena
• A fun, easy-to-learn dance designed to surprise and energize, and teach your group

How does it Work?
• A ruse gets your leadership team out of the room for 5 minutes
• Brad teaches the rest a uber -simple dance they’ll surprise themselves with.
• Your group SURPRISES your leadership team with the impromptu FLASH MOB!

But We don’t have Enough Time!
• Yeah you do. Brad has done this a lot. He’s got it down.
• Brad has a system to get this thing done in just a few minutes.

But what do we get out of having a Flash Mob?
•Watch your people start smiling and laughing.
•Watch them grab their phones and start taking photos or videos.
•Watch them text their friends and say, “You won’t believe what we’re doing!”
•Takes your meeting from dull and routine to Exciting and Spectacular!
• They learn by experience … not lecture.

Are there any Long-Term Outcomes? Of course!
• Increased Trusthire a flash mob
• Increased Teamwork
• Increased Connection

How does this Connect to Laugh-O-Nomics, Brad’s laugh-filled program designed to Connect Happiness at Work to Your Bottom Line?
• People learn better when they are excited and enthused.
• Models Lighthearted Behavior in a Safe and Trusting environment
• Demonstrates the Power of Laughter
• Teaches the Values of Fun and Fun-living (and happiness at work.)

We know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “No way. Not my group. NAHU Flash Mob 2013-03-25 at 2.38.38 PMWe are too serious, stuffy, & introverted to do this thing. Dance? Not us!” But you’re wrong. Brad has had groups as diverse as the “good ol’ boys” at John Deere, to some a finance group in Ohio to a bunch of insurance salesmen to a smallish leadership team at Country Kitchen Restaurants up, moving, laughing, and enjoying the spectacal. If they did it, you can bet Brad will have your group doing it.

Part of the joy is the surprise…not only of the “victims” but the surprise the entire audience enjoys when they realize what THEY just did. It’s amazing. It’s meaningful. It’s powerful. It’s 100% Brad.

Brad’s Main Flash Mob Info Page

Yours,
Brad Montgomery
Motivational Speaker, Flash Mob Leader, Meeting Energizer

Blog posts
http://www.bradlaughs.com/2013/03/30/flash-mob-for-hire/
http://www.bradlaughs.com/2013/04/02/hire-a-flash-mob-a-motivational-speaker
http://www.bradlaughs.com/2013/04/14/flash-mob-for-corporate-meetings/

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More Flash Mob Videos For Hire from Brad

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Flash Mob Edit on YouTube
Flash Mob for Hire at your corporate event.
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Flash Mob In Texas Meeting

Aw Shucks! You Said What?!??


I’m just back from doing my motivational speaker thing for a healthcare group in Farm-bureau-201247Georgia.

I thought the program went really well.… The audience came along nicely, the reviews were terrific, the valuations were flattering. But when I turned my camera onto my meeting planner he was kind enough to raise as well.

If you are looking for a motivational speaker for your business audience or healthcare audience I would love to be your guy. Give us a call and we’ll talk about how we will customize a program just for you, your audience, their stresses, their joys, and most importantly what can be done to improve everybody’s performance.

Looking for a motivational speaker for your event? Contact me here.

Brad Montgomery
Top Motivational Speakers, Healthcare Speaker, Georgia Speaker

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Is Your Speaking Or Creating Change?


Can Your Motivational Speaker REALLY Create Change?

I just spoke for an amazing group of healthcare management administrators in Georgia. These are the good people who are behind the management side of healthcare. They hired me to be an motivational speaker, but they also needed a strong business message… They needed an outsider to help them face the incredible changes that are rocking their jobs.

I was flattered when my client — my meeting planner, David — told me that one of his favorite parts of the keynote was to see that his audience changed from the start to the end.

At the beginning they were tired… The night before they were out partying and… perhaps sharing some adult beverages. (Let’s be honest… Some of them were fine, but a couple had headaches.) So when they arrived for my keynote they were tired, suspicious, and anything but engaged. They had the look on their faces and with their body language that said, “Ok, Bud. Impress us. See if you can.”

But slowly and surely these business people started to come along, grow, laugh, smile, and really embrace my message about happiness at work working as a strategy for excellence on the job.

And because my program was interactive, it was fun to watch them start the exercises with absolute skepticism and proceed to — what looked like — absolute profound satisfaction.

As a speaker it was a pleasure to see this audience change from start to finish. But it was totally rewarding to know that my client was beyond satisfied.

How do you know if YOU healthcare speaker is any good? Check out video and testimonials about your speaker.

If you’re looking for a motivational speaker who is both funny and has a strong business message; if you’re looking for a keynote speaker to blow your healthcare audience away, I hope you’ll contact us now.

Brad Montgomery
Healthcare speaker, Motivational speaker, Georgia speaker

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Your PowerPoint Blows; Here’s a Tip


A new litmus test for your PowerPoint presentation.

I have very strong feelings about the use of PowerPoint. In my estimation 99.5% of all PowerPoint presentations absolutely blow.

IS&GS National Leadership MeetingI mean they are horrible. Tragic. Embarrassing. But goody for you, based on my 25 years experience as a professional presenter and motivational speaker, I have a couple of tips to ensure you are in that tiny percentage of presenters who can create an interesting, relevant, and fun PowerPoint.

The two things you need to know about PowerPoint are One: you have too many words; and Two: you have too many slides.

First, when I say too many words, I don’t mean just a couple of extra words. I mean you need to erase nearly every word you have. Most of my slides have a maximum of three words on them. A short phrase, a single word.  Often my slides have no words; only a picture.

Slides with minimal words can use a very large font which sets your presentation apart.  Who likes to try to read tiny type covering the entire page, especially if you forgot your reading glasses.  Come on, people!  A lot of us are getting more far-sighted everyday.

More importantly, slides with few words let your audience know where you are in your presentation. They are like punctuation.  A placeholder. The headline. You still have your bullet points in your details.  On your podium!  You are the one who delivers them. Not your computer. If your slides are so detailed that people could read them like an essay in lieu of listening to your presentation, then you’re completely missing the point of the slides. The audience is supposed to be LISTENING!  Not READING!

The same holds true for the number of slides you have in presentation. It’s like packing for a trip.  Prepare your slides, then decrease the amount by perhaps 80%. In my 90 minute motivational keynote I have fewer than 20 slides.

Remember, your audience is there to see YOU. Not your “presentation.” Yes they want you to have valuable content and ideas. But let’s face it— if they wanted JUST the information, they can either buy the book or read an article. Or — heaven forbid — borrow your PowerPoint presentation.

So here’s the bottom line:  erase almost all of your words and almost all of your slides.  Talk more and click that power point remote less.

Of course, with every awesome rule there is an exception. To see if any one slide can meet the exception I’ve come up with a litmus test.

I just did a motivational speech for a group of insurance executives in Georgia, and then a similar speech again for some business people in Denver. After both keynotes I had people come up afterwards and ask for a copy of a particular slide. In both cases it was multiple people asking for the same slide.

The slide is of my Manifesto, and has about 30 words on it. (So as you can see I didn’t just break my rule about very few words per slide; I shattered it.) The fact that people are begging for, not a copy of my entire PowerPoint presentation, but for a copy of that particular slide tells me that this slide is compelling, interesting, and provides value. So now I have a new test for any exception to my very-few-words-per-slide rule.

If I’m going to have lots of words on any particular PowerPoint slide, it needs to have lots of value. So much value that people specifically request a copy. In other words, if you have a Title slide with five Bullets…and nobody cares, comments or notices … That slide sucks.

PowerPoint is an excellent tool for presenters. It can add value and meaning to your speeches, and if you use it right it can even deliver punchlines. So don’t dismiss it. What you need to do is to rethink its content.  Totally.  Now.  Start deleting.  Your presentation will be better, your slides will be more interesting, and your audiences will be thrilled.

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If you are looking for a motivational speaker with a unique use of PowerPoint then I hope you’ll give me a call. Or even better, if you just need a business speaker who has a unique way of delivering his message, uses PowerPoint, sound effects, music, and a crazy amount of audience interaction, then I definitely hope you’ll call us.

(If you’re looking for more ways to improve your presentation skills, including some cool stuff about how to be funny, you can check out our store.)

What are your best PowerPoint Tips?  What do YOU think?  (Leave a comment!)

Yours,
Brad Montgomery
Motivational Speaker, PowerPoint expert, Very Funny Keynote Speeches
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Can Your Speaker Deliver the Goods? Are You Sure?


I recently worked as a healthcare motivational speaker for 250 nurses in a Colorado hospital. These nurses are doing a lot of amazing things dealing with change… And funny motivational speakerstheir leaders they asked me to come in to encourage them and help put all of the incredible changes our healthcare system in general, and their hospital in particular are going through into perspective.   And to give their nurses some concrete suggestions and tactics to be both better leaders and to better manage change.

We had a great time.  There was a ton of laughter in that room.  But what I think is more important is that all of us left that event with new ideas we will incorporate into our jobs.These are some amazing people that make a difference every single day. With their permission I am sharing a little bit of their email.

It was most definitely epic!  I loved every minute of it!  I will be passing your info along to a couple other organizations in the Northern Colorado area.  The questions were great and it was wonderful for you to have so much “insider” information into our organization.  I bet even Chief Nancy was surprised by how much you knew!  It was perfect!  Our next team meeting is the 3rd week of May….I’ll email you back then with the group’s feedback.

Diana and Ruth are correct.  I was shocked that Diana actually said anything.  She is usually pretty quiet and reserved in large groups, but she must have really felt that the feedback about Ruth was important to share.  It is those “little” moments in our days that can mean so much to patients and co-workers, and we seldom are aware of that.

Thanks again for your message!  I will be sending out occasional e-mails reminding the team of some of your content…especially the manifesto.  Loved it!!!!

Enjoy your weekend with your family!

R.B., RN, BSN, OCN, CN III
Longmont United Hospital

Aw Shucks!   If you are looking for a healthcare speaker; a motivational speaker who can fire up your troops, incorporate your message, and in the end, help your people to deliver better patient satisfaction, I hope you’ll give us a call.

Brad Montgomery
Health Care Speaker, Motivational Speaker, Funny Dude, Fan of Nurses Everywhere