Andrew did a fantastic job at our virtual event. I was literally giggling throughout his presentation. We received great feedback from our attendees as well. Andrew led a networking roundtable before the main keynote presentation which also received positive feedback. He will absolutely be a great fit for our in-person program in 2022. We're looking forward to it
Andrew Tarvin is the world’s first Humor Engineer, teaching professionals how to get better results while having more fun through the intersection of technology, leadership, and humor.
He earned his degree in Computer Science & Engineering from The Ohio State University and began his corporate career at Procter & Gamble, where he managed million-dollar sales & IT projects for a $350 million business. In parallel, he launched his comedy career, where he has performed 1,000+ shows on topics ranging from the quantification of love to leveraging corporate buzzwords to sound smart.
Since 2012, Andrew has partnered with more than 500 top organizations–including Microsoft, IBM, NASA, the United Nations, and the FBI–on human-centered leadership in an increasingly technological world. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc, and FastCompany, and was named a ‘Visionary Under 40’ by the P&G Alumni Network. His TEDx talk on the skill of humor has been viewed more than twelve million times, only half of which were by his mother. He loves chocolate and prompting ChatGPT to write puns.
Featured Keynote Programs
LEADING ON YOUR FEET
The Art and Science of Leadership Through Improvisation
We live in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous world. Strategies change frequently, businesses rise and fall overnight, and the only adept at thinking on their feet, leveraging their
This engaging and interactive program will teach you the principles of what it means to lead in techniques from improvisation, attendees not only learn what it means to lead on their feet, they develop the skills to do it.
• Leadership as a Mindset
• The Perils of Unleadership
• Success in a VUCA World
• Improv Principles for Embracing Change
• The 5 Actions of an AGILE Leader
HUMOR THAT WORKS
The Secret to Being More Productive, Less Stressed, and Happier
83% of Americans are stressed out at work and 55% are unsatisfied with their jobs. The impact? Close to a trillion dollars in lost productivity and increased costs. Luckily humor is here to help. People who use humor are more productive, less stressed, and happier. This interactive and experiential program will teach you what humor at work means, why it is desperately needed, and how to use humor to create a positive work culture, increase team productivity, manage stress, and have more fun.
• Efficiency vs Effectiveness
• The $500 Billion Problem at Work
• 30 Research-backed Benefits of Humor
• Developing a Humor Mindset
• How to Start Using Humor Today
How to Communicate Any Message to Anyone
The average person spends 80% of their time in some form of communication: emails, meetings, presentations, small talk, phone calls, text messages, snapchats, knowing looks, and more. But just because we communicate frequently it doesn't mean we do it well.
Effective communication begins with understanding why we are communicating and understanding all of the messages we are sending. This hands-on program will teach you how to clearly communicate your message to any audience.
• The Exchange of Ideas
• W+E = M Listening
• The 2 Rs of Effective Communication
• Superhero Body Language
• Actionable Tips for Email, Conversation, Meetings, and Presentations
Virtual Keynotes - 45- to 60-minute programs focusing on engaging, inspiring content. Using event-level production, including multiple camera angles, picture-in-picture, and live-editing, these programs are more akin to TV than webinars.
Virtual Workshops - 60- to 120-minute programs with an emphasis on actionable takeaways attendees can implement immediately. Rather than try to manage around a virtual audience, these programs take advantage of the fact everyone is sitting in front of their own computers where they can take in-the-moment action on building the skills needed. By leveraging chat, polling, whiteboards, and breakout rooms, virtual workshops use interaction to avoid distraction.
Virtual Emcee - A live, virtual host to setup, frame, and debrief the virtual experience for the attendees. Just because some of the content is pre-recorded, it doesn’t mean the experience has to be. With a Virtual Emcee, attendees can learn more about what’s coming up, engage in Q&A, and be part of a live community going through the same experience.
I've booked a number of leadership speakers over the years, and many times there has not been too much substance. Andrew both provided substance and was entertaining. He was a great closing speaker.
Andrew has an amazing program which he makes even more outstanding through customization.
We asked Andrew to speak to our group of approximately 200 auditors before their busy season. This group happens to be a very tough and serious audience, and Andrew totally captivated them. His presentation style, his use of humor, and his words had them laughing, listening, and begging for more.
No MBA class ever taught me how to bring humor into the workplace. The creative and actionable methods Andrew has bottled up and served to his audiences is a must-have for any aspiring leader in business today.