Nancy Vogl Speakers Bureau

Vinny Verelli

February 9, 2014
Vinny Verelli

Vinny Verelli

Expertise:  Humor, Motivation, Emcee

Speaking Style:  Totally Fun. Edgy. Engaging (with 10% actual content!)

Travels From:  Atlanta, Georgia

Nancy Says:  "I don’t know any other comedic presenter with a more unique schtick than Vinny. He’s hilarious! From when he first opens his mouth and gives you ‘the look,’ the room is guaranteed to be in a full tail-spin of uproarious laughter. Bada Bing!”


The Goomba Guru of Negativity Management ®

Vinny Verelli, a Brooklyn boy, received his education on the streets of New York. He travels around the country motivating people with his “Bada Bing Philosophy,” a quirky approach to Negativity Management. He’s on task, he’s on target, he’s on parole.  Really? Of course not!  Vinny is actually award-winning speaker Jonathan Schwartz, a character actor with 40 years professional experience.

Author of Motivate This, on which his signature keynote is based, Vinny’s program is designed to wake people up! You’ve seen it: Attendees at a conference, eyes glazed over information overload. Give ‘em Vinny, and he’ll slap them in the face, metaphorically speaking, of course. Like Vinny says, “If you’re not having fun you’re doing it wrong!

Learn more about Vinny Verelli...

Vinny Verelli was born in Brooklyn when the Dodgers were still in town and received his education on the streets of New York.  He has been traveling around the country motivating people with the Bada Bing Philosophy, his quirky approach to Negativity Management. He’s on task, he’s on target… he’s on parole.

Really? No, Vinny is actually award-winning speaker Jonathan Schwartz, a character actor with 40 years professional experience. Jonathan has produced a production of Waiting For Godot that received a grant to toured Florida State Prisons, performed mime at Carnegie Hall, worked with Tennessee Williams and sailed the seas as cruise director and entertainer.

As a cruise director, Jonathan honed his humor, improvisational and motivational skills. You try motivating 1,200 seasick passengers while dodging a hurricane in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle. It was also on a cruise ship that Jonathan met Broadway performer, Ginny King. They have been married for 28 years.

For 20 years Jonathan and Ginny produced themed entertainment for corporate and special events in the Atlanta area. Jonathan has written, produced and directed twenty-five interactive mysteries that have been produced at over 450 corporate events winning 8 Allie Awards (given by the special events industry). In 1995 Jonathan created Vinny Verelli for a Holiday Inn Worldwide meeting and has continued to develop the character and material.

Author of Motivate This, Vinny says, “If you’re not having fun you’re doing it wrong. He works with groups that want to have fun while they learn. OR groups that want a program with no redeeming value, bullet points or key strategies. Regardless of your objectives, Vinny’s street smarts, tough love and flair for fun will give your event a real shot in the arm (metaphorically speaking).

 

Presentations

How to Use Vinny For Your Event...

 

Buy the Slice: Motivate This! 

A hilarious customized keynote with one maxim, two steps, and three simple tools. You’ve seen it: Attendees at a conference walking around in the morning or after lunch, eyes glazed over from information overload, too much partying, or just plain boredom. You can see your ROI going down the drain.

Give Vinny 45 minutes and he’ll give them a slap in the face, metaphorically speaking, of course. He’ll wake up any group and have them ready to absorb your crucial message.

Buy the Pie: Strategic Emcee 

With a style unlike any other motivational speaker, Vinny can host your conference and keep the energy level high all day and into the night. He’ll open the meeting with his wacky motivational wisdom and insight into your agenda. He’ll introduce and summarize speakers throughout the day, and pepper your schedule with his street-smart humor. He’ll visit breakout sessions, emcee an awards banquet or spice up a raffle drawing.

Whether you order up a taste or the works, Vinny never skimps on the cheese.

 

Videos

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Vinny Verelli's Preview Video

 

Books

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