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Jim Richardson's
Keynote Speeches and Seminars

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Back in 1997, Jim looked into the future.
To see what Jim sees today in 2014
which mostly verifies that his 1997 vision was 20/20,
please click any link.
I. General Programs:
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Humor in the Workplace | Leadership in the Workplace
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Jim Richardson decided 20 years ago it was time to speak out.
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"What Meeting Planners say about Jim's talks"


Jim's speeches are direct commentaries relevant to today's events and feature tasteful HUMOR.

Talks can be tailored to meet the needs of your group and the theme of your meeting:
More About Jim Richardson
Jim Richardson's students and clients have won every major stand-up comedy competition in the USA, including Ed McMahon's "Star Search" TV show grand prize:
$100,000.
They have gone on to produce, write for and host national TV talk shows and win many, many TV Emmys.
Jim has also: Jim holds:

Jim has spent 50 years in keynote speaking, theater and stand-up comedy.

He shares practical, proven techniques to prepare you for:

Jim is again available to speak before your group. To schedule, please go to Jim's online:

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Video Clips from Jim's Talks
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Please find 7 video clips [indicated by (V)* under "What's inside"]
from my talks in Organized Comedy's newsletter "Coach Says".
Note: these video clips require Flash Player which is already on 98% of Mac and Windows PC computers.
But not on Apple iOS devices like iPhone, iPodTouch and iPad.
An iOS version of these clips will be posted here shortly.

In the meantime, you can find both Flash Player-friendly and iOS-friendly video clips here:
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1) Video Previews & Tips which you can use in your next speech . . . even tonight!

Danube Dan's hat on a desk.
2) My entry in the October 10, 2010 Cinema Sports 10-hour deadline event at 142 Throckmorton Theatre for Mill Valley Film Festival, California, USA: "Danube Dan"


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Audio Clips from Jim's Talks

These two audio clips are from Jim's talk to the Menlo Park Rotary Club in Menlo Park, California.
Jim adds some notes to supplement each audio clip to help the reader better follow Jim's argument:

"Bosses, Dates and New Moms"

  • Jim how to use humor to:
    Thinking humorously to convince everyone you are right!
    (audio 422 K ".wave" file, playing time: 1 minutes, 46 seconds)

    "How Better Listening Cures Patients Faster"

  • Audio clip begins in mid-discussion, Jim proving to the audience that the number one complaint about doctors: "Doctors don't listen!"
    How patients see the doctor during their examination
    (audio 488 K ".wave" file, playing time: 1 minutes, 52 seconds)
    Jim will be updating this section constantly from his current speeches, beginning Sunday, 23-Nov-2014 11:34:54 PST .
    If you would like to listen to Jim's newest audio clips right here on this web page, just as soon as they are available, then please get on Jim's e-mail list at:
    jim@jimrichardson.com

    Jim's brochure, audio and video demo tape are available upon request.


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    Jim Richardson's Talks


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    Logo for Smith Barney, a member of Travelers Group featuring that company's umbrella logo"Outstanding presentation!
    Valuable contribution!
    Enlightening, entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable.
    We now have a greater understanding--humor's importance in developing a feeling of community."
    Doug Van Deren, Educational Meeting Planner, Redwood Chapter--
    INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS,
    Santa Rosa, California



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    "You were great: spontaneous, funny and professional! Your talk was exhilarating: fast-paced and sparked with your non-stop jokes. Your humor was always tasteful and sensitive to the needs of people with disabilities. You handled everything with both precision and warmth.
    Can you be our speaker again next year?"
    Mary Lowe, Special Events Coordinator--UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY of the North Bay: Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties in California

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    "Thank you! Your presentation was the BEST that we have seen: it provided us with a good time and enabled us to learn some valuable techniques. Keep up the good work!"
    Raymon L. Hanssen, Senior Vice President & Manager--
    METRO COMMERCIAL BANK,
    South San Francisco, California





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    "I really enjoyed your presentation, giving away some of the 'secrets' of the professional speaker:Logo for Rotary International

    1. How to relax yourself so that your audience will relax with you. One item you cleared up immediately: the idea that if I make jokes, no one will take me seriously. The key you used to expose this untruth: your jokes instantly converted your audience into a
      like-minded community; when we all laughed, we were agreeing with you about why those particular jokes are funny!
    2. How to reduce complex statements to short, pithy sound bites which the audience will easily remember. When you gave several examples, it seemed as if half the audience chanted each sound bite phrase along with you.
    3. How to get a good, strong rhythm under your words.
      Primal Delivery: making words jab into our ears. People listen to your words, but respond to your rhythm.
    There's little enough to laugh about in our world but you definitely brightened up our day. I personally appreciated the guidance you gave us about How to Tell a Joke, but especially
    How to Remember a Joke.
    Now, remembering the punch word . . . Success!
    Visit us again!
    Walter E. Murdock, editor--THE SUNNYVALE ROTA-NEWS, Sunnyvale, California

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    "Your program was informative, funny & enjoyable!"
    Michael DeProto, SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, Guerneville, California

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    "I heard many great comments about your presentation!
    Sally Shawler, Business Manager, CARE WEST NURSING, Petaluma, California

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    "You helped demystify the process of speaking in public. The women enjoyed your talk; but equally important, we all came away with specific and practical tips that will be useful when making our own presentations, or simply telling a joke among friends. The principles you shared such as How to Make an Audience Like You A Lot, Pausing After Telling a Joke and What to Do About The FACE will be remembered and practiced! Thanks for your help!"
    Mary Ann Mayo, bookstore owner, A WOMAN'S PLACE, Sebastopol, California

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    "Thank you for your informative and enlightening talk. And especially for sharing your many personal experiences: bringing Humor to the Work Place and into our daily lives; learning about your comedy coaching and our passion for laughing!"
    Sharie Sbrazza, owner, SANTA ROSA TRAVEL, Santa Rosa, California



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    "Jim Richardson is a powerful speaker and humorist, a remarkable world-class lecturer. He combines essential information with keen enthusiasm and tasteful humor. Jim demonstrates how to use the sound bite in daily and academic work. How to get back in the ring and fight-the-good-fight. Short, positive arguments that WIN! I strongly and unequivocally recommend Mr. Richardson!"
    Dr. Gunter Seefeldt, Director, International Education Program, FOOTHILL COLLEGE, Los Altos Hills, California; every year, Dr. Seefeldt networks with many colleges and universities to send more than 400 students abroad on work assignments

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