Utterly unique in the speaking world, Jeff Havens has redefined ‘keynote speech’ by managing to combine all of the takeaways of more traditional presentations with all the entertainment value of a comedy show. Where most speakers are able to address only a single element of business, Jeff can make you laugh (and learn) about subjects as varied as improving employee engagement, defusing generational tensions, creating a more innovative corporate culture, and more. His versatility, along with his high-energy combination of entertainment and education, are the reasons Jeff has been repeatedly featured in Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg News, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and Fox Business News.
Us Vs. Them (generational issues)
If you’ve listened to any other discussion about generational issues at work, then you’ve undoubtedly been told there are four distinct generations operating side-by-side in today’s working world. You’ve then been told the differences between those four generations, and then you’ve been told (although probably not in these exact words) that you need to just deal with all these different people, because they’re not going away and they’re not going to change how they operate. If that advice suits you, fantastic.
However, if you’ve ever been frustrated by how impossible it seems to employ four different strategies to manage four distinct generations, and if you’ve ever felt like you’re the only one who’s being asked to make any changes, then Us Vs. Them is exactly what you need. Because it turns out that there really aren’t four generations. In this hysterical keynote, you’ll learn a simpler way of looking at your own generational picture, and you’ll also learn how to understand, recognize, and resolve every generational issue facing today’s workforce. That’s no exaggeration; by the end of Us Vs. Them, you and your colleagues will walk away with all the knowledge you’ll need to address 100% of the generational issues you’ll face for the rest of your career. Other generational presentations focus on what people want, but Us Vs. Them will tell you why everyone wants the different things they do. It’s an important distinction, and it will make implementing new solutions easier than you ever thought possible.
So, get ready to laugh more and learn more than you ever thought possible. Because improving your generational issues doesn’t have to be boring.
Partial List of Takeaways:
- Learn to replace the complicated four-generation model with a workable dichotomy between older, more experienced workers and their younger, less-experienced counterparts
- Understand the key cultural, technological, and social changes that have conspired to create a disconnect between team members from these two generations
- Walk away with several immediately applicable strategies to address and eliminate problems caused by the disconnect mentioned above
- Inspire a healthier, more robust work ethic in your younger employees (and your older ones, too)
- Inspire a healthier, more robust attitude toward change in your older employees (and your younger ones, too)
Uncrapify Your Future: The Most Innovative Innovation Keynote In The History Of Ever
Innovation keynotes generally start off something like this: “The world is changing faster now than ever before. Everything you’re doing now is about to become obsolete, and if you don’t come up with something amazing in the next 18 seconds then your business is basically going to disappear. Have a nice day.” If that’s the kind of doomsayer message that really gets you energized and excited to hear more, then you can stop reading now.
But if you’d like to present innovation as a simple process that literally everyone is capable of performing, then you might enjoy Uncrapify Your Future. Filled with the trademark wit that has made Jeff Havens one of the most in-demand speakers in North America, Uncrapify Your Future will make the process of coming up with new ideas easier and more rewarding than you ever thought possible. Because it turns out that every innovation in every industry – from automobiles to streaming music, coffee cup holders to wartime treaties – follows the same straightforward pattern.
Your business is always changing, and so you will always need people to anticipate and capitalize on those changes. If you want them to think that being innovative is a daunting task that only a few elites can handle, listen to someone else. But if you want your audience walking away realizing that they’re all capable of greatness, then Uncrapify Your Future is for you.
Oh, and did we mention that it’s also hilarious? Well it is. And imagine that – a keynote that’s both educational and enjoyable. How innovative!
Partial List of Takeaways from Uncrapify Your Future:
- The three-step process which every innovation throughout all human history has inevitably followed
- The one and only barrier to innovative thought, and how to overcome it
- Case studies of various innovative products and ideas – which any one of your audience members could conceivably have come up with on their own
- Reframing the entire concept of innovation from “big ideas that change the world” to “small ideas that slowly become big ideas that eventually change the world”
Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! (management and leadership)
The first of its kind, Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! helps managers and executives become better leaders by showing them everything they should avoid – including how to create a culture of fear and mistrust, how to oppress and demoralize employees, and how to stand firm in the face of all change – before wrapping up with a serious conversation about the kind of leaders we should all strive to become.
Covering four main areas of leadership (corporate culture, management/employee relations, crisis management, and change management), Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! is every bit as content-rich and intensively researched as a more traditional leadership seminar but has the added benefit of an unparalleled delivery style that will have your audience laughing the entire time they’re learning how to become more effective leaders. Simply put, there is nothing else like this in the business world, and no better way to energize your management team while providing them with invaluable training they will remember for months and years to come.
Partial List of Takeaways:
- How to create a healthy, vibrant corporate culture through open communication and active accessibility
- How to inspire trust and loyalty in your employees by setting reasonable expectations and delivering truly constructive criticism when necessary
- How to approach change to achieve seamless integration of new product lines, marketing strategies, department mergers, and other new initiatives
- How to employ one simple technique to move employee from satisfaction to engagement
- How to become the kind of leader others are excited to follow
“Thank you for our smart, savvy, energetic and highly entertaining keynote presentation at APA’s 34th Annual Congress in Nashville. Your presentation “Unleash Your Inner Tyrant!” was a resounding hit with our attendees and the talk of the entire convention.
You were such an outrageous hit that your workshop on the day after your keynote was standing room only. Literally, there was no place left to stand. In hindsight, we should have placed you in a much larger room. That certainly would be my recommendation to any other convention planner.
It’s over two months since APA’s Congress. I apologize for my tardiness in sending you this letter. Honestly though, everywhere I go, our members are still talking about you. We hand an amazing lineup of speakers including Deepak Chopra. Jeff, you were the highest rated portion. With your wealth of topics and rational, I look forward to working with you again in the near future.
Thank you for being a major part of the success of APA’s 34th Congress!”
“Jeff was fantastic. He set the perfect tone for the meeting and had the room laughing the entire time.”
“Jeff was a huge hit! The comments following the conference were incredible. Thought Jeff might want to see them.
Please extend my sincere gratitude to Jeff. Since I was the one that “found” him, he made me look great!! Seriously, he was impeccable, and I appreciate his talents very much!
Also, need to thank you very, very much for all you did to facilitate Jeff’s speaking for us. I know how much work that is and I thank you!”
“Thanks (again) for helping to make mhca’s 2017 Fall Conference in Scottsdale last week a success. There was a lot of positive energy/enthusiasm among those in attendance. And an appreciation for the learning and networking experiences available. Your keynote scored a 3.71 on relevance and a 3.78 on presentation effectiveness (the highest of the conference) for an overall average of 3.75 (again the highest score of the conference) compared to the conference average of 3.42.
Jeff, you did a great job setting the tone for the last day of our conference. Many people took the opportunity to tell me how much they enjoyed/appreciated your presentation.”