Tim Gard

Tim Gard

Speaker: Tim Gard

A nationally recognized authority on stress reduction through humor


  • Developing a Comic Vision
  • Leadership…Tao of Humor
  • Laughter Becomes You

Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE is a drop-dead funny, laugh-out-loud humorist who consistently delivers a rejuvenating and immediately applicable message that teaches audiences to enhance productivity and enthusiasm in both professional and personal encounters. While he does not think of himself as a comedian, Tim dedicates himself to using humor as a way to look at life a little differently…he calls this a Comic Vision.

As a leading and recognized authority in stress reduction through humor, Tim speaks at over 100 events each year, from Sioux City to Singapore. Having authored and co-authored 4 books, Tim Gard is a frequent guest on TV and radio talk shows discussing his keynote speeches, facilitation and consulting experience as well as marketing his own line of stress buster reminders: Tim’s Tools!

Receiving the CPAE designation just this year and being inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame, Tim is now in the top one percent of the top one percent of his industry! Awarded by his industry peers, the CPAE is based on exemplary skill and talent in material, style, experience, delivery, image, professionalism and communication. Audiences around the world cheer and applaud when they hear the name Tim Gard!

Developing a Comic Vision

In this laugh-out-loud keynote presentation, Tim finds humor almost everywhere. His outrageous stories and unusual toy props help audience members gain a fresh perspective on work and life through the principles of laughter. Discover how to harness humor to instantly reduce stress and renew spirits throughout the day. Perfect as an opening or closing keynote, luncheon or dinner event.

Leadership…Tao of Humor

Although almost everyone agrees what a positive impact humor can have at work, when misused, it can have an equally negative effect. In this laughter-filled workshop, discover how Tim’s humor plan can give you the guidelines crucial to harnessing humor as a practical skill. You’ll gain insight on: humor and today’s fast-paced, diverse workplace; how “funny” does not always equal appropriate; and much more. You’ll also learn how to steer clear of the negative humor that may become a source of problems and complaints. Excellent as a workshop, general session, in association with EEO classes, or combined with any other Comic Visions event.

Laughter Becomes You

“Laughter Becomes You” builds on the foundation provided in “Developing a Comic Vision.” This seminar includes more Comic Vision stress busters, teaches how to distinguish between good and bad humor, details the physical and emotional benefits of laughter, and enables you to use good humor at work. Harness laughter to overcome individual situational stress factors by finding the humor in change, developing and implementing a humor plan at work, and much more!

Let Tim show you how to use ordinary items in extraordinary ways and neutralize life’s stressors.


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