His presentation made me realize that my whole company needs to lighten up
The Chicago Tribune recently proclaimed Greg Schwem "king of the hill in the growing world of corporate comedy." His comedic take on the 21st century workplace and work/life balance has landed him on XM/Sirius Radio, FOX News, Comedy Central and the pages of Parents Magazine. Audiences from companies such as Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, Motorola and McDonald's have laughed at Greg's stories about tedious business meetings, Smart Phone addiction, "frequently" asked questions and his fascination with the American Girl Doll company.
More than just a business comedian and professional emcee, Greg is also a nationally syndicated humor columnist for Tribune Content Agency. In 2013 Greg was recognized by his peers at the National Society of Newspaper Columnists for outstanding humor writing. The Road to Success Goes Through the Salad Bar: A Pile of BS (Business Stories) From a Corporate Comedian is Greg's most recent book, coming on the heels of his first book, Text Me If You're Breathing: Observations, Frustrations and Life Lessons From a Low-Tech Dad.
Featured Keynote Programs
Work, Laugh, Repeat
Perfect for any group that needs a humorous break from the serious side of business. In spite of its therapeutic qualities, laughter is often absent from the business environment. Greg shows it is possible to laugh at work and about work. Audience members will put down their iPads and Blackberries and laugh along with Greg as he good-naturedly discusses topics such as Smart Phone abuse, social network overload, never-ending conference calls, "frequently" asked questions, and home office workers. His preparation includes company web site research, phone conferences and maybe even a personal visit
Meeting emcee/video host
A good emcee needs to multitask. He must keep the event moving, be adept at improvisation and work efficiently with all participants onstage. Greg Schwem has hosted everything from a one-hour awards ceremony for 200 BAE Systems engineers to a three-day conference for 6,000 McDonald’s restaurant managers, to a virtual webinar for IBM customers. He is equally at ease chatting with a company CEO live on stage, pronouncing (correctly) the names of awards recipients, or conducting humorous on-camera interviews with meeting attendees.
If Laughter Is Healthy, Why Aren't We All OK?
A multimedia-intensive presentation, delivered live or virtually, that challenges audiences to see how stifling workplace humor can also stifle teamwork and productivity. Approved for SHRM credit
Rock, Roll and Laugh Your Way to the Top
Greg Schwem knows a thing or two about rock and roll. As a comedian who has opened concerts for stars ranging from Keith Urban, to Celine Dion, to Pat Benatar to (wait for it) KC and the Sunshine Band, Greg has seen how rock and roll is really a business. Like your business. In short? Every company and employee has "rock star" potential. Greg shows you how to achieve that potential in a presentation that combines hilarious comedy, live concert footage and a musical soundtrack featuring everything from classic rock to country to EDM (electronic dance music for you music neophytes.) Topics include "Why Every Office Needs a Keith Richards," "Are you Team Taylor or Team Kanye?," and "Don't Turn Your Company Into a Country Song." Rock on!
In tallying our evaluations for the event, your session received some of the highest praise--it seems that people really appreciated any opportunity to relax a little and laugh at us and themselves, which was great, and exactly what we were looking for.
I appreciate the time you took to customize your comments about our industry and your audience participation segment was well done. In this complex world of telecommunications you had our members laughing at themselves and really enjoying our convention.