SUN Conference 2016: KeyNote Speaker Highlight
Date Posted: 1-29-2016
This year at the SUN Conference 2016 you will be delighted by the hilarious improvisational exercises that our keynote speaker, Joel Zeff, will bring to the conference. Joel Zeff creates energy. He is a dynamic speaker, improvisational humorist and author. His interactive performances invite members of the audience to participate in hilarious improvisational exercises that illustrate Joel’s central message: That organizations and individuals should celebrate every day successes to increase collaboration, productivity, passion and innovation.
Since 1997, Joel has inspired audiences from Wells Fargo to Samsung to KPMG and even the IRS. Yes, the IRS. Joel is a masterful public speaker and a nationally renowned motivator, lifelong humorist and improvisational actor.
He started his professional career as a newspaper journalist and public relations executive. In 1994, Joel went out on his own as corporate communications specialist. He helped clients with their employee communications, media relations, strategy and customer marketing. At the time, Joel was having fun on the weekends as a comedian. Through friends, he discovered improvisational comedy. One of his clients (a large technology company) asked him to play some improvisational games before dinner for a group of high level executives. He brought a fellow comedian and a corporate speaking career was born.
He connects to his audience with humor that has them laughing so uncontrollably that their mascara runs, their cheeks hurt, and their bellies ache. And he doesn’t do it alone. Volunteers from the audience join him on stage and play an integral role in an improvisation game in front of hundreds or thousands of people—something the audience members have never done. He expects nothing less than their success.
As discussed in his book, Make the Right Choice, Joel believes that we all encounter choices in our careers. We always have the opportunity to make the right choice to live a more creative, passionate, and productive life. How do you “make the right choice”?
When he is not speaking, Joel expresses his creativity as an actor, writer and comedian.
If you would like a taste of what Joel will bring to the conference check out these sample videos, posts and other links.
- The TA DA of Fun: Seven Secrets to Creating a Fun Culture, Happy Employees and Business Success
- Make the Right Choice: Six Sprinkles on the Leadership Cupcake
- TA DA: Happy Employees make Happy Customers
- Leadership, Change, Teamwork, Success and Staying in the Game
- The Tao of Ta-Da