- Learning to Think Without a Script: Creativity & Teamwork
- Key messages on creativity, communication & teamwork
- Make the Right Choice: Leading Teams during Change with Passion & Success
- Team Building for People Who Hate Team Building
- Make the Right Choice: Energizing your Spirit with Humor
- Make the Right Choice: Communicate with Passion, Creativity & Energy
- Make the Right Choice: Learning to Think without a Script
- Develop a positive environment that gives participants the opportunity to take risks
- Celebrate every day successes if you want to increase long-term productivity, collaboration & innovation
Joel Zeff: In Make the Right Choice, he shares his experience and insight on creativity, communication, teamwork, passion, and fun.
Joel uses humor and interaction to engage the audience
He shares his experience and insight on creativity, communication, work/life balance, leadership, teamwork, passion, and fun through his speaking presentations and book, “Make the Right Choice: Creating a Positive, Innovative and Productive Work Life”.
He has appeared on CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, the Fox Network’s Fox and Friends Weekend and been featured in the Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, The Kansas City Star, and many other media outlets.
He discusses the choices we all encounter in our careers. We each have the ability to take initiative and make the right choice to live a more creative, passionate, effective, and productive life.
How do your employees and managers Make the Right Choice?
We all must take ownership of our work environment and create a foundation of opportunity and positive support. We can choose to be patient, supportive, and more flexible to change. We can choose to have fun in the workplace and still be productive. Joel teaches us just how easy it is to make these choices.
Joel connects to his audience with humor that has them laughing so uncontrollably that their mascara runs, their cheeks hurt, and their bellies ache. And he doesn’t do it alone.
Volunteers from the audience join him on stage and play an integral role in an improvisation game in front of hundreds or thousands of people—something the audience members have never done. He expects nothing less than their success.
He expects the volunteers to focus and work together as a team; communicate effectively; positively support each other; and take responsibility.
Joel makes his audience laugh so hard that they forget about the corporate nonsense of conference calls, “strategic deliverables,” PowerPoint presentations with upside-down triangles, or “paradigm shifts in a cross-functional organization.”
Make the Right Choice is conversational, funny, and very informative. Yes, Joel will make you laugh, but he’ll also make you think. This presentation delivers a combination of inspiration, essential business knowledge, and significant ideas to help audience members reconnect with their own passion, creativity, and success.
Make the Right Choice: Leading Teams during Change with Passion and Success
It’s hard to have fun and stay passionate at work during stressful times. Your employees build stress after each media report about economic challenges. Business today means surviving and thriving during a merger, layoff or the all encompassing “restructuring.”
How do managers continue to motivate and energize employees during difficult times?
Managers must help employees stay in the game; work in the moment; and take ownership of their happiness.
Joel leads the audience through a series of exercises that demonstrates how easy it is to continue working creatively, effectively and productively while dealing with change. This interactive and hilarious presentation will teach managers the importance of creating opportunity and giving positive support to their employees. Just as important, managers must allow employees to create ownership. Ownership and responsibility will allow the employee to care. And once the employee starts to care, the next step is passion.
Joel uses humor and improvisation on how important these simple choices are to success.
Make the Right Choice: Energizing your Spirit with Humor
Most corporations know they need fun, they just don’t know how or where to find it.
Fun is the most important commodity in the workplace today:
Fun increases communication, productivity, teamwork and creativity.
Fun gives us the energy to reduce stress and overcome challenges.
Fun produces passion for our jobs.
Employees and managers who have fun at their jobs are more loyal, enthusiastic and passionate. They will sell more; communicate more effectively; take care of the customers and produce results. And, fun increases employee retention. If employees and managers are not happy and having fun, they become “Bye-Bye” people.
“Bye-Bye” people don’t take care of customers, sell anything, or produce results.
“Bye-Bye” employees and managers come to work everyday; they just don’t care because they have quit mentally.
The Strength of Laughter, one of Joel’s most popular topics, focuses on reducing stress, increasing creativity and creating a renewed passion for our jobs. Joel discusses the key foundations of opportunity, ownership and responsibility, flexibility to change and creating a positive environment.
He highlights the importance of play in our work lives to create balance. During the session, he takes the audience on a hilarious journey using interactive audience surprises.
You will walk away from his session smiling, motivated and rejuvenated.
Make the Right Choice: Communicate with Passion, Creativity and Energy
This interactive and hilarious session helps employees and managers communicate more effectively with each other and with their customers. Attendees will examine key skills such as trust, listening, teamwork, risk-taking, confidence, positive environment and openness and flexibility to change.
Participants will learn:
1. How to increase focus and be more prepared for change.
2. How to use the three elements of good communication: Details, 50/50 partnership and a positive and patient attitude.
3. How to help your customers, colleagues, vendors and partners feel more comfortable, confident and in control of the message.
Audience members will learn through discovery how a few easy choices can lead to more effective and successful communication.
Communication is the most important tool in business.
Just because we can talk and write, doesn’t mean we are communicating effectively. We must constantly refine our communication skills and become more detailed, patient and positive.
Every type of business relationship – customer, vendor or colleague – rises and falls on the skill of communication.
Joel, a former newspaper reporter, uses hilarious improvisational exercises to break down barriers and explore skills such as trust, flexibility to change, opportunity, and listening.
His energetic, humorous and interactive workshop will help employees learn how to create positive, detailed and equal communication that will build more successful business relationships.
Make the Right Choice: Learning to Think without a Script
This session on creativity and teamwork can help employees and managers with a creative jump-start.
Joel will focus on the skills that make teams more successful.
This interactive presentation uses improvisational games and exercises to have fun, increase creativity, teamwork and problem solving. This intensive session examines key team skills such as trust, listening, communication, risk-taking, confidence, positive environment and openness and flexibility to change. The session weaves the creative process into the team concept, examining the significance of working together to create ideas, solve problems and build success.
The exercises allow the participants to discover for themselves how teamwork and creativity increases productivity, makes us happier and builds personal and corporate success. In longer workshops, participants learn how to break down barriers in their creative process and how to increase their “possibility” box.
The importance of a relaxed mind, increasing the possibilities, and overcoming fears and barriers to the creative process.
The symbiotic relationship between creativity, communication and teamwork.
Joel discusses detailed, positive and flexible communication. Participants learn the value and significance of not only more creative communication, but communication in the creative process.
The entire session discusses the importance of teamwork. Participants learn how to stay in the game, work in the moment, and help each other be successful. Most importantly, the audience will learn the value of one question:
“How do I help the people around me be more successful?”
How we can easily ask the question and act on it to create a successful team.
Team Building for People Who Hate Team Building
Tired of team building games that are silly?
Joel’s sessions are about team skills including communication, positive support, creating opportunity, leadership, listening, trust, initiative, openness, flexibility and creativity. His sessions involve the entire audience by creating a positive and comfortable environment.
He leads participants in hilarious improvisational exercises that are fun, easy and perfect for any level of employee. After each exercise, Joel creates a dialogue with the participants to discuss the messages learned and how to apply them.
Event Entertainment and Emcee (Comedy)
Joel uses a unique blend of improvisational and traditional comedy for his event entertainment. His comedy is clean, hilarious, interactive and perfect for any corporate audience.
A few other ideas for entertainment:
1. Energy Bursts during the Conference.
Using the improvisation games, he can perform short energy bursts throughout the day to engage, motivate and excite your audience. The energy bursts can be as short as 5 minutes or as long as 20 minutes. Sprinkled 3-4 times (or more) throughout the day, the bursts give the audience a break to reenergize before the next speaker or presentation.
2. Emcee for awards programs.
Joel is the perfect emcee for awards programs. His humor and delivery create fun, energy and excitement. Joel has emceed hundreds of programs. He partners with clients to create memorable and successful programs.
Joel understands how to recognize the award winners, and also keep the rest of the audience entertained and motivated.
3. Joel is the perfect conference emcee.
He understands business and he understands entertainment. Using all of his skills from his past work as a journalist, public relations executive, improvisation and stand-up comedian and national speaker, Joel connects and engages your audience as the emcee.
As the emcee, he can do straight business, fun and engaging or a mixture of the two.
Find out why companies such as
Lincoln Financial repeatedly work with Joel Zeff to motivate their employees.
Discover how Joel electrifies an audience with laughter, yet enlightens participants with messages that create better employees.
He uses humor to develop a positive environment that gives participants the opportunity to take risks.
Joel’s humorous and energetic presentations break down barriers and help the audience learn and retain his key messages on creativity, communication, and teamwork.
Joel engages the audience in the learning process through hilarious improvisation exercises and activities. The games help participants understand the message and are designed to be easy, accessible and successful for any level of employee.
He provokes participants to be more spontaneous, responsive and confident.
Books by Joel Zeff