Nancy Vogl Speakers Bureau

Steve Spangler

February 11, 2014
Steve Spangler

Steve Spangler

Expertise:   Education, Customer Experience, Social Media

Speaking Style:  Hands-on. High-energy. Very Fun!

Travels From:  Denver, Colorado

Nancy Says:  “Steve takes the ordinary and turns it into something extraordinary. There’s never a dull moment when Steve is in the house! 

Teaching People to be Amazing!

Steve Spangler is probably best known for teaching millions of people how to turn an ordinary bottle of diet soda and a roll of Mentos into an erupting geyser of fun. As one of YouTube’s original viral videos, this famous science experiment is just an example of Steve’s ability to create marketing opportunities that result in creative products, enthusiastic customers and high profits. But it’s more than just fun and games for this educator, entrepreneur and Emmy award-winning television personality – often seen on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. 

Steve’s educational toy company is a model of creating a business culture where employees are rewarded for creating unforgettable customer experiences. The company’s unique business strategies and attention-getting creations have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. and TIME magazines where on-line readers voted Steve Spangler #18 in the Top 100 Most Influential People of the Year.  Steve understands the science behind turning ordinary business transactions into transformational customer experiences that will catapult your business into a new orbit. Just watch out for the flying potatoes!

Learn more about Steve Spangler...


WHO IS STEVE SPANGLER?

Author, Teacher, Toy Designer and the Creator of a Huge Soda Mess

Steve Spangler is a celebrity teacher, science toy designer, speaker, author and an Emmy award-winning television personality. Spangler is probably best known for his Mentos and Diet Coke geyser experiment that went viral in 2005 and prompted more than 1,000 related YouTube videos. Spangler is the founder of Steve Spangler Science , a Denver-based company specializing in the creation of science toys, classroom science demonstrations, teacher resources and home for Spangler’s popular science experiment archive and video collection. Spangler is a frequent guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where he takes classroom science experiments to the extreme. Check out his pool filled with 2,500 boxes of cornstarch!

On the education side, Spangler started his career as a science teacher in the Cherry Creek School district for 12 years. Today, Steve travels extensively training teachers in ways to make learning more engaging and fun. His hands-on science boot camps and summer institutes for teachers inspire and teach teachers how to prepare a new generation for an ever-changing work force. Over the last 15 years, he has also made more than 500 television appearances as an authority on hands-on science and inquiry-based learning.

On the business side, Steve is the founder and CEO of Steve Spangler Science, a Denver-based company specializing in the creation of educational toys and kits and hands-on science training services for teachers. The companys unique business strategies and viral creations have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Wired and TIME Magazine where online readers voted Steve Spangler #18 in the Top 100 Most Influential People of the Year for 2006 (what were they thinking?). You’ll find more than 140 Spangler created products available online at SteveSpanglerScience.com and distributed to toy stores and mass-market retailers worldwide.

Steve joined NBC affiliate 9News in 2001 as the science education specialist. His weekly experiments and science segments are designed to teach viewers creative ways to make learning fun. His now famous Mentos Geyser experiment, turning 2-liter bottles of soda into erupting fountains, became an Internet sensation in September 2005 when thousands of people started posting their own Mentos explosions on YouTube.com.

As founder of Steve Spangler Science, Steve and his design team have developed more than 140 educational toys and science-related products featured by mass-market retailers like Target, Wal-Mart, Toys R’ Us, Discovery Channel Stores and over 1,400 independent specialty toy stores. His educational science catalog and on-line business offers more than a thousand science toys and unique learning resources. Recently, Spangler has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, WIRED, the History Channel, Food Network and TIME Magazine where on-line readers voted Steve Spangler #18 in the Top 100 Most Influential People of the Year for 2006.

His recent appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres Show have taught viewers how to blow up their food, shock their friends, create mountains of foam, play on a bed of nails, vanish in a cloud of smoke and how to turn 2,500 boxes of cornstarch and a garden hose into a swimming pool of fun.

 

The Steve Spangler Experience

Presentations for:
  • Teachers
  • Companies, Organizations and Associations
  • Special Events

Hall of Fame speaker Steve Spangler not only creates unforgettable experiences for audiences, but he reveals the secrets to creating unforgettable experiences for employees and customers. Steve’s entertaining speaking style is truly the opposite of five points and a poem! The content is strong and the audience-focused interaction is hands-on, engaging and extremely fun.

Whether you’re inspiring your leaders, motivating employees or sparking creativity, Steve believes the name of the game is engagement… and it’s the skill that sets him apart from everyone else! In July 2010, members of the National Speakers Association (NSA) inducted Steve into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame. He is among an elite group of only 201 professional speakers in the world to receive this honor.

On the education side, Steve started his career as a science teacher in the Cherry Creek School District in Colorado. Today, he travels extensively, training teachers in ways to make learning more engaging and fun. His hands-on science “boot camps” and summer institutes for teachers inspire and teach teachers how to prepare a new generation for an ever-changing work force. As an entertaining speaker, Steve presents regularly to educators and administrators at regional and national association meetings who want to learn how to integrate more science with their curriculum and use Steve’s techniques for turning ordinary moments into unforgettable learning experiences.

 

Videos

steve spangler video
Steve Spangler's Preview Video

 

Books

spangler - BOOK COVERspangler - BOOK COVERspangler BOOK COVER