Greg Schwem | America’s Favorite Corporate Funnyman

Greg Schwem

America’s Favorite Corporate Funnyman

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Greg Schwem

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.

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Humor is Serious Business
But We Should Still Be Laughing

Check out Greg’s latest and most requested customized program.  If Laughter is perfect as a standalone keynote or a breakout session. As corporate America returns to work and struggles with topics such as wellness and retention, everyone is also talking about the role of humor in the workplace and the definition of “funny.”
What Gen X finds uproarious, Gen Z might find “offensive” or “inappropriate” Who is correct? In a hilarious yet thought provoking presentation, Greg challenges his audience to realize that curtailing humor in the workplace also stifles creativity and teamwork. For those who say, “we aren’t a funny company” or “this isn’t a good time for us to be laughing,” Greg disagrees. Using real world examples, Greg explores how companies have increased sales and overcome negative publicity through humor. Unlike speakers who dub themselves “humor experts,” yet provide no answers, Greg, a 30-year standup comedy veteran, offers suggestions for how to navigate this slippery slope while laughing the entire time.

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. Loaded with customized material that Greg develops with the help of his clients. His preparation includes company web site research, phone conferences and maybe even a personal visit!

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 Enrique Iglesias 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 techno. Topics include “Why Every Office Needs a Keith Richards,” “Are you Team Taylor or Team Kanye?,” and “Don’t Let Your Company Become a Country Song.” Rock on!

Remove a Tumor, Find the Humor

Is colon cancer funny? Greg hilariously shares with his audience how a sudden, and potentially life-changing diagnosis, led him to reevaluate his priorities in both his business and personal life. Inspiring, reflective and maybe a little gross but hey, we are talking about the colon!


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Featured Books

The Road To Success Goes Through the Salad Bar: A Pile of BS From a Corporate Comedianby Greg Schwem

The Road To Success Goes Through the Salad Bar: A Pile of BS From a Corporate Comedian

by Greg Schwem

The "BS" stands for "Business Stories." But these aren't tales about working in the Depression, spun by your grandfather as he dreamily inhales from his pipe. The Road to Success Goes Through the Salad Bar is a chance for corporate America to laugh at itself through observations gleaned from Greg Schwem, a stand-up comedian who has spent nearly 20 years performing for some of the nation's largest and most profitable companies. Topics such as Skype-powered job interviews, multi-million dollar "team building" events and the business person's insatiable lust for frequent flier miles are all skewered equally in this fast paced, hilarious read. Greg also shares serious business insights and tips that have made him one of America's most popular business speakers including how to look in the most unlikely places to find ideal job candidates and why the office staff of the future should include a chimpanzee. Required reading for CEOs and cubicle dwellers alike, The Road to Success Goes through the Salad Bar will have you laughing all the way to the office.

Text Me If You're Breathingby Greg Schwem

Text Me If You're Breathing

by Greg Schwem

What does a Dad do when his eight year old asks Santa for a Wii Fit and a 4G iPhone? The answer is simple: laugh! In Text Me If You're Breathing, stand-up comedian and technically challenged dad Greg Schwem accounts his mishaps and struggles with parenting in today's digital world Whether accompanying his daughter to the New York City Apple store, purchasing a high-tech swing set, tweeting while coaching Little League or trying to lay down cell phone rules, Schwem shows readers that technology, while complicated, can be hilarious. Along the way, Schwem also aims his barbs at Tiger Woods, the Consumer Electronics Show, in vitro fertilization, the National Spelling Bee and the movie Avatar. Insightful, heartfelt and always funny, Text Me If You're Breathing is proof that parenting will never come with technical support.

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Greg Schwem Makes Fortune 500 Companies Laugh at Themselves

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