Nancy Vogl Speakers Bureau

Tim Gard

February 9, 2014
Tim Gard

Tim Gard

Expertise:   Motivation, Humor, Stress Reduction, Change

Speaking Style:  Hilarious. Entertaining. Motivating.

Travels From:   Denver, Colorado

Nancy Says:  ““Tim can just stand there doing nothing and I still crack up! Delivering one comical story after another, his presentations remind us that life is meant to be enjoyed…and fun. His highly interactive programs have audiences in absolute stitches.”

Shift Your Perspective, Change Your Experience

When Tim Gard speaks, people are apt to fall out of their chairs, or whip out kleenex to wipe away erupting tears from laughing so hard. Tim is that funny! Pretty amazing given he started out working for the government, in social services no less. During those days he discovered his ability (and unstoppable tendency!) to sprinkle non-malicious mischief over office politics in a tense environment as an antidote to daily pressures.

Nowadays, Tim spreads his unique brand of hilarity to a variety of groups showing people how to  unlock their own Comic Vision,™ often using clever props. Over 2000 audiences, from Texas to Tasmania, have experienced his program. Tim knows when choosing to use humor in our lives, it negates stress, renews our sense of being, counters negative situations, increases productivity, and deflects toxic people. A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, his customized programs have clients cheering while learning valuable skills, perfect for opening or closing a conference.

Learn more about Tim Clue...

During the last decade, Tim Gard has delivered his entertaining, informative presentations nationally and internationally, speaking to government groups, professional associations, and corporations of every kind. Through his work he expands the understanding of humor skills as stress reduction tools. His development of easy-to-implement techniques has inspired action from publishers, television, and radio talk shows around the world. His methods and techniques are an effective way to deal with, diffuse, and even avoid intensely stressful encounters that can—and often do—occur every day.

After majoring in communications at Flathead Valley Community College and Montana State University in Bozeman, Tim began his career working with the Montana Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. During this experience, he discovered that his ability (and unstoppable tendency!) to sprinkle non-malicious mischief over office politics in a tense environment was an appreciated antidote to daily pressures. When asked by superiors to develop a training program to assist eligibility workers in managing stress, burnout and the ever-looming threat of compassion fatigue, he knew that sharing his own good humor was the most powerful and productive way to contribute.

After locating to Denver, Colorado in 1994 to join the staff of USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service, the enormous calling from his peers and superiors for consulting and training inspired Tim to resign from the federal government, and devote a full-time effort to his seminars and workshops.

Now, more than a decade later, Tim’s down-to-earth style and easy manner gains him immediate rapport as he imparts his stress-reducing, success-generating perspective in a highly humorous format. Whether he is helping a group develop a Comic Vision®, or building strong teams through humor, participants enjoy his fun, informative and fast-paced session that keeps them on the edge of their seats! A navy veteran who served tours in San Francisco and aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier Midway in Japan, Tim values the sacrifices, contributions and pressures endured by people who want to make the world a better place for us all, one laugh at a time.

 

Presentation Topics

Developing a Comic Vision 

See reality and share the fun of it with laughter, good humor, and most importantly, through the lens of your Comic Vision®!

Portraying the daily (and often overwhelming) challenges found in these hectic times, Tim Gard offers his powerfully humorous approach to stress-diffusion, proven effective in both professional and personal encounters!

Re-awaken your fancy for fun as you enjoy Tim’s stories, learn how to use his unique Stress Buster Tools, and learn a new way to look at life—with your own Comic Vision®!

This topic is perfect for an opening or closing keynote.

Laughter Becomes You

Creating Changes and Life Balance Through Humor

“Laughter Becomes You” builds on the foundation provided in “Developing a Comic Vision.” This seminar includes more Comic Vision stress busters, teaches how to distinguish between good and bad humor, details the physical and emotional benefits of laughter, and enables you to use good humor at work. Harness laughter to overcome individual situational stress factors by finding the humor in change, developing and implementing a humor plan at work, and much more!

Let Tim show you how to use ordinary items in extraordinary ways and neutralize life’s stressors.

The Tao of Humor

Maintaining balance in these hectic times is a challenge for all of us now and then, and stress-induced illness has become a recognized reality.

In this full or half-day workshop, Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE provides participants with a fresh approach to stress-reduction by sharing his proven effective techniques which encourage teamwork, personal accountability and good-humor characteristics.

A leading authority in stress-reduction through humor, Tim will show audiences how to diffuse frustration, aggravation and other negativities which, if left untended, can result in significant loss in productivity. Awaken understanding, and sharpen ability to use humor’s positive effects in the workplace with Tim’s Tao of Humor!

Let Tim work with your group to awaken understanding, and sharpen ability to use humor’s positive effects in the workplace.

Secrets of Choosing and Using Props 

Would you like to know the secrets of using humor as a strategic skill in your professional and personal life? Many of us find it challenging to maintain a positive outlook and approach to the obstacles which endlessly present themselves in today’s demanding business culture.

In this full or half-day workshop, Tim will re-awaken your fancy for fun and contagiously innocent mischief, while you enjoy looking at the challenges of life through Tim’s eyes.

Tim Gard’s use of extraordinary props in ordinary situations, and ordinary props in extraordinary situations, make him one of the most popular and original humorists on the platform today. His props are fun and funny, but most importantly, they serve as visual reminders to act—not react—to life’s inconveniences.

Let Tim show you how to use ordinary items in extraordinary ways and neutralize life’s stressors.

 

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