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Michael Kerr

“The Workplace Energizer”

Mike Kerr, The Workplace Energizer
Putting Humour to Work
Mike Kerr, The Workplace Energizer
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Mike Kerr, The Workplace Energizer
Putting Humour to Work
Mike Kerr, The Workplace Energizer
Customized Follow Up

Why choose between humour and relevant, practical content when you can have both? Michael Kerr is one of North America’s leading authorities on fostering innovative and inspiring workplace cultures. His presentations — known for their practical and inspiring ideas that audiences can put to work immediately — are delivered in a truly unforgettable manner through his memorable brand of clean, high-energy humour.

A former government manager and business owner for more than 20 years, Kerr has traveled the world researching, writing, and speaking about inspiring workplace cultures, leaders, and businesses that leverage their humour advantage to drive outrageous results. He is a Canadian Hall of Fame speaker whose ideas on building great workplaces have been featured in hundreds of publications worldwide.

Kerr is the bestselling author of eight books, including The Jerk-Free Workplace: How You Can Take the Lead to Create a Happier, More Inspiring Workplace; The Humour Advantage: Why Some Businesses are Laughing all the Way to the Bank; and Hire, Inspire, and Fuel Their Fire: How to Recruit, Onboard, and Train New Employees to Love Your Culture Out Loud. His Inspiring Workplaces blog has been recognized as one of the top 25 workplace blogs in the world.

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Presentations listed below include in-person and virtual keynotes, as well as workshops, fireside chats, and other presentation formats.

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  • We were drowning in tears of laughter – Michael is a very dynamic and upbeat speaker. His presentation was an excellent way to end our conference.

  • Michael Kerr is awesome! I obtained enough electricity to shock my hospital into shape.

  • Your name and topic brought a record crowd to our dinner meeting. Your presentation not only provided us with an opportunity to laugh, but also with a chance to look at how we can use humor to make our workplaces truly exciting and fun places to be!

  • As our opening speaker, your contribution was considerable. Your presentation was delivered with humor, passion, commitment and tremendous energy. You truly inspired participants and energized our workplace.

  • We could not have chosen a better speaker for the engagement. I would highly recommend Michael for any speaking event.

  • Just what we needed! His topic was delivered with the right blend of ‘important corporate message’ and humour! Michael was captivating, enlightening, and inspiring. We are in the process of reviewing our plans for 2006 in hopes that we can bring him back to the college for another event

  • Our participants rated you as the speaker with the highest quality and relevance.

  • Many of the head office staff thought you were the best keynote speaker we’ve ever had!

  • The best keynote speaker ever! You’ve left a lasting impression with us!

  • Michael presents valuable, pertinent, and USEFUL information in a manner which is highly amusing and effective.

  • We were in stitches laughing so hard during our meeting. Michael is very entertaining and humorous, which held our attention while teaching us valuable information.

  • We could not have asked for a better presenter or topic to begin our day.

  • Your presentation exceeded our expectations and we’re so happy we selected you as one of our keynote speakers!

  • Michael Kerr was amazing! Not only was he thoroughly entertaining but he also delivered a valuable, pertinent message at the same time. His delivery was great.

  • Your presentation was the perfect end to our conference! You sent people away with a humour tool kit they can use in their offices.” Feedback from delegates included: ‘awesome!,’ ‘terrific closer,’ and ‘we need more of this!’

  • It was a fun-filled day that went all too quickly. You gave us lots of ideas and inspiration to make our workplace full of laughter and an understanding of the use of good safe humour that will lead us on the path to more productivity.

  • Your energy was contagious! Some participants went home with sore stomach muscles from laughing so hard!

  • Thank you for your exceptional presentation and relevant and important messages. You received rave reviews from staff!

  • The feedback for your informative and energizing workshop was extremely positive. Some of the comments included” ‘This was your best workshop yet – every employee should participate in this workshop.

  • Your workshop was full of energy, creatively presented and jam packed with worthwhile advice. You have a unique ability to inspire confidence and foster significant improvements in people at any level of ability.

  • Michael Kerr delivered an absolutely outstanding performance – virtually! His energy and humorous content had our event attendees wanting our company to book him again! Michael was a true professional throughout the planning stages, he even became an expert in our virtual event platform. I would recommend Michael for any event and advise to bring some tissue for wiping away your laughing tears!

  • I brought my Office Manger in to watch Michael Kerr’s keynote Leading and Laughing During Turbulent Times. That was the best presentation I have seen in my 40 years in business.

  • Medicine Hat College has a tradition of a fun, professional development and connection day each year in August. When COVID-19 changed our format, it was a huge concern that a keynote may not be able to transcend some of the barriers of this type of day online. Michael Kerr’s humor, message and spirit was not lost at all in the virtual format and allowed us to continue an important tradition having fun and being together. His message on how to find humor, reframe our experiences, and build resiliency were delivered in an engaging way that really hit home for the audience.

  • I was on your Leading and Laughing virtual presentation this morning and WOW! That was one of the best virtual presentations I have ever been on and most certainly the best one since this pandemic! It was the highlight of my week and gave me a resurgence of positivity, motivation and energy.

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