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LIVE & VIRTUAL KEYNOTES

Want to set an exciting, uplifting, and energizing tone at your next seminar, conference, or annual meeting?

Looking to send the audience home with new ideas that'll have people chatting and laughing around the water cooler?

See what I did there?

Book David Horning to open or close your event with a powerful message and action steps that any audience can use to grow themselves, their careers, and their businesses. 

Challenge what you thought you knew about leadership, work, and the same old "Rah rah" motivational keynotes by booking a speaker who will have your audience saying "I can't wait to come back next year!"

4 Outcomes You're Missing If You DON'T Book A Funny Keynote

IMPROVE PROBLEM-SOLVING, CREATE 
CONNECTIONS AND BOOST PRODUCTIVITY
Hire David Horning to energize your next conference, meeting, or event with laughs
LIVE AND VIRTUAL KEYNOTES

Want to set an exciting, uplifting, and energizing tone at your next seminar, conference, or annual meeting?

Looking to send your audience home with new ideas that'll have people chatting and laughing around the water cooler?

See what I did there?

Book David Horning to open or close your event with the kind of momentum that can only be generated by a powerful message and combined with some hahas that turn your uh-ohs into a-has.

David challenges conventional wisdom with a humorous and meaningful message that reframes leadership as a continuous process and sends your audience home with action ideas, rather than some intangible concept that your typical "rah rah" motivational keynote provides.

He knows - he used to be that guy.

The 4 Awesome Outcomes You're Leaving On The Table By NOT Booking A Funny Keynote

PROGRAMS

Lead With Laughs:
Use Humor To Put The 'Human' In HR

(SHRM & HRCI Certified)

  • The definition of humor, its most common myths, and why it's the answer to employee disengagement.

  • 4 reasons why it's VITAL to address disengagement in new ways.

  • 5 hallmarks that separate demotivating, humorless industrial management styles from the human-centric leadership styles of top workplaces.

  • 6 guidelines for effectively  incorporating humor into your workplace culture.

Leadership Laugh Hacks:
12 Steps To Shift Stress To Success

  • 4 Reasons Why You Feel Stressed.

  • Reframing stress into a tangible, manageable, actionable, setup to an eventual solution.

  • The definition of humor as a strategic stress-solving skill.

  • 12 self-reflection steps for shifting stress into success.

  • Dealing with internal objections to your new framing of stress.

Think Like A Comedian,
Act Like A Leader:
6 Pivots From Problem
To Punchline

  • What it means to "think like a comedian."

  • The 6 identical behaviors that great comedians and great leaders regularly display.

  • 6 stand-up comedy skills translated into terms that anyone can use to approach problems, deal with failure, connect with others, and make work fun.

  • How to deal with "hecklers," naysayers, and noise.

The Perspective Directive:
Rewrite The 6 Stories You Tell Yourself Every Day

  • The foundation of positive psychology, or the science of thriving.

  • A key reframing tool for transforming your obstacles into story beats.

  • The characters you bring to work every day.

  • The power question anyone can ask to shift from character to character when needed.

  • Break down creative barriers with 1 simple collaborative technique.

LET THE CLIENTS DO THE TALKING

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ELIZABETH / DELAWARE STATE HR CONFERENCE

David's message on humor in the workplace is more important now than ever. His presentation is fun and enlightening and the perfect way to end a three day conference - on a high note! 

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DAN / FIRSTMARK CONSTRUCTION

I wholeheartedly recommend David Horning as an engaging, fun, and inspiring speaker. David's approach and insights resonated well with me in both my personal life and the workplace. After an hour and half meeting, I wanted to hear more. We need more positive and fun messages like this.

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SURVEY RESPONSE / KENTUCKY STATE SHRM CONFERENCE

Not the type of presentation I thought it would be - surprisingly more
relevant. A refreshingly unusual topic that ties in perfectly with where HR
and companies need to shift. Great presentation and speaker.

NOW LET THE DAVID DO THE TALKING