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Ron Tite

Purpose-Driven Leadership and Marketing Expert

Ron Tite
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Ron Tite
Speaker Reel
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Relevant, engaging, and trained at the legendary Second City, Ron Tite exceeds expectations every time he takes the stage. He’s an award-winning advertising writer and creative director who has worked with some of the world’s most respected brands, including Air France, Fidelity, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Volvo, and many others. Addressing a variety of topics surrounding leadership, corporate strategy, and creativity, Tite’s presentations are not only information-packed but also infused with his unique humour.

Tite is the founder and chief creative officer of Church+State, an agency that unifies content and advertising. His work has been recognized by The London International Advertising Awards, The New York Festivals of Advertising, The Crystals, The Extras, The Canadian Marketing Association, and The Marketing Awards, to name just a few. Tite is also the host and executive producer of Church+State’s hit podcast, The Coup, which recently won “Outstanding Business Series” from the Canadian Podcast Awards and the NY Festivals.

Named one of the “Top 10 Creative Canadians” by Marketing Magazine, Tite has written for television; wrote, produced, and performed a hit play; created a branded art gallery; published an award-winning comedy book; and was the executive producer and host of the award-winning comedy show, Monkey Toast. Most recently, Tite was the executive producer of the documentary film, Fresh Water. He is also the bestselling author of two books: Everyone’s an Artist (Or At Least They Should Be) and Think Do Say: How to Seize Attention and Build Trust in a Busy, Busy World. His third book, The Purpose of Purpose, will be released in Fall 2024.

Tite sits on the advisory boards for the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival and the Institute for Health and Human Potential.

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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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  • Ron Tite was the best closing speaker ever. Period.

    Ron Tite has a unique gift. First of all, he’s hilarious. Second, he has a great message. And third, he is able to personalize the message to your industry in a way that I have never seen from another speaker (and I’ve hired 100s). He closed on conference on such a high. Best decision ever.

  • Ron Tite is everything you could hope for in a keynote.  We ask our keynote speakers to open our conferences, in hopes that they will offer an inspiring and thought-provoking speech that leaves our audience delighted and excited about the upcoming event.  Ron did that and more.  He is entertaining, hilarious, and sublimely relevant for today’s audiences.  Several of our members said that they sat through the entire 90 minutes without checking their phones, which completely astonished them!  His remarks were referenced often and happily throughout the remaining two days.  Here’s the only downside:  we’ve now set a very high bar.  He’s a tough act to follow!  What more could we have asked for than that?  #rontite  #bestkeynoteever

  • Thank you Ron, and thank you again for coming to the forum. Your keynote was truly spectacular, and everyone we have heard from gives your piece the highest reviews. It really hit home for everyone and was absolutely relevant.

    I hope we have the opportunity to work together again.

  • Ron was wonderfully entertaining, insightful, moving and energetic.  I especially loved how he “touched the hot plate” on a few industry hot topics but then stepped back…and touched it again…then stepped back. He is a pro!

    I have been to quite a few meetings this week where his speech was referenced… he resonated with all!

  • We have never, in 17 years of running our event, had such an overwhelming response to a keynote address!

    I knew when we had the privilege to hear your talk in Whistler that you have the enviable and very rare capability to connect on a profound level with your audience and on behalf of 650 delegates, our sincerest thanks.

    You had our delegates spellbound and your address was enervating, profound, enlightening, frightening and hilarious all at the same time.  You took us on a journey from joy, to thought, to understanding and our crowd left the conference for the party on such a high.  We can’t thank you enough.

  • You stole the show.  You were terrific.  All the feedback I received regarding your presentation was very positive.  They said you were funny and entertaining – but just as important – you taught them something.  Well done!

  • Tite has the right universal touch, handles physical comedy effortlessly and never heads for the bog to make his audiences laugh. We did. Here’s a young man on the move, for all the right reasons.

  • Worth mentioning, however is comedian Ron Tite. Pokes at political families and the West Coast lifestyle were bang on. “People think UBC stands for University of British Columbia,” he muses, “but it’s really the University of Buenos Cannabis. Everyone was high except for the business students, who sold potato chips for eight bucks a bag.

  • Tite’s energy and booming voice completely take over…and he works the material like a veteran with nary a slip-up. True Canadiana comedy that doesn’t rely on Air Farce-style ridiculous on-the-nose political non-humour is a rare treat, and deserves to be noticed.

  • The skits and stand-up were hysterical and everyone loved how they were customized for Nortel! Some of the inside jokes really hit home and had people laughing for the rest of the conference.

  • The delegates of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada National Convention were treated to a night of hilarity. With a theme of a “Cross Canada Comedy Review” everyone was able to laugh at ordinary things from their part of the country. We’d go back in a minute.

  • Ron’s ability to fearlessly stand in front of nearly 300 fraternity members and poke fun at our time-honored traditions and beliefs is a testament to his commitment to research and show customization. He created entirely new material that not only rewrote our Creed and founding principles, but also capitalized on the traditional stereotypes associated with fraternity life. What resulted was a hilariously engaging show our attendees will not soon forget.

  • Reviews were absolutely positive! What a nice addition to our conference! Thanks for adding some laughter and life to our busy and generally serious work routines.

  • I’m happy to report that Ron’s presentation was well received by our attendees. He had a great stage presence, funny anecdotes that also held lessons, and was very engaging with his audience. He had some keen observations for communicators like us. As our kick-off presenter, Ron’s performance also set the stage in a very positive way for the rest of our event. Many of the audience members said he was one of the best keynote speakers we’ve had at our annual conference. And, we were glad to have a Canadian among our presenters!

    In short, Ron was all we expected and more!

  • I could not ask for a better keynote. So funny, smart, and thought-provoking!  It is exactly what any conference planner wants: someone who engages and inspires the audience and really gives them something to think about and talk about in the days ahead. In that first opening general session, everyone in the audience knew that their registration fees, and the time they were investing, were already well spent!

  • We were absolutely honoured and delighted to be able to welcome Ron to our WEC stage. It was a great pleasure and privilege to meet Ron and to spend some time with him. I was so pleased with how Ron focussed on our briefing moments and absolutely nailed to tailor his message to our audience. Ron is not only a fantastic speaker and true professional, but he is also an absolute joy to work with!

  • We asked Ron to deliver the keynote address at an all-day learning event for employees. He took the time to understand us as an organization – what we do, what we believe in, the difference we make in peoples’ lives and the challenges that come with all of that. The result was a powerful and thoughtful presentation that had people leaning forward, taking notes and laughing out loud. Everyone left inspired to deliver on our promise – the perfect start to a new academic year.

  • We were so happy to have Ron as our keynote. His talk was perfect: relevant, important and delivered flawlessly.

  • Ron is everything! A well-seasoned story teller with the certain ability not only to drive home a message, but he can ramp up any crowd and capture their attention in the first few phrases with his awesome humour. If Ron were an Uber driver, I would give him 5 stars and a generous tip.

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