Randall Munson

Business Executive, Best-Selling Author, Sales Expert, Exceptional Educator, Two-Time Hall of Famer, and Professional Entertainer.

Randall Munson, CSP

Imagine an exciting, motivating speaker who's also an experienced business executive, a best-selling author, an exceptional educator, and a gifted entertainer. Randall Munson is all of these, delivering messages that have a powerful impact on audiences and organizations around the world.

As a speaker:

Randall's refreshing blend of inspiration and practicality, delivered with warmth, humor, and magic, has propelled him into the Speakers Hall of Fame. Not surprisingly, Randall has garnered more than 100 Gold Medals in the International Speaker Olympics, an IBM Award for Excellence, and is the first person to be honored as a Distinguished Speaker. Having spoken in 40 countries across 6 continents, Randall earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation which has been achieved by only 7% of the professional speakers in the world.

As an executive:

Randall has been named one of “The Worlds Greatest Business Mentors.” His messages stem from a rock solid business foundation: an IBM Program Manager and an IBM Executive Advocate, who for 20 years led IBM research and development projects with management, architecture, education, and marketing responsibilities. He also held an executive position for 5 years in the Target Corporation. Randall is listed in the International Who's Who of Professionals. He was the Vice President of Administration at Crossroads College and member of the Board of Directors of Hope International University. He is the founder and president of Creatively Speaking®.

As a best-selling author:

Randall is the best-selling author of 9 books including Create The Business Breakthrough You Want, Humor 101, and Creativity 102. He shares his insights from platforms around the world and through his writing in a column in an international magazine and numerous published articles. His acclaimed electronic magazine, Business Magic®, is read monthly by thousands of decision makers in all 50 states and more than 70 countries around the world who want to experience the magic of Randall's creative insights, ideas and inspirations for themselves and their businesses.

As an educator:

Randall is an expert at conveying complex, abstract, and potentially dry information in a manner that's engaging and easy for the audience to grasp. IBM’s highest rated instructor, he has designed and taught courses for the IBM Advanced Business Institute, IBM Management and Technical Education, Asia/Pacific Marketing Masters Seminars, and served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin. Randall holds an M.S. degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of Minnesota.

As an entertainer:

Randall's talents as a master magician, ventriloquist, emcee, and professional clown contribute to his ability to captivate audiences in any setting -- including MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disneyland, Disney World, and The White House. He has made televised appearances internationally and has been featured on major network broadcasts. Randall has won 40 national and international entertainment awards, and his likeness has been displayed in the Clown Hall of Fame and the Smithsonian Institution.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Business Communications, Change, Creativity, Creativity & Innovation, Diversity, Entertainment, Humor, Presentation Skills, Sales, Technology

  • Travels From:

    Minnesota

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    $5,000 - $7,500

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Motivational Keynote Speaker & Business Guru

Randall Munson, CSP

Imagine an exciting, motivating speaker who's also an experienced business executive, a best-selling author, an exceptional educator, and a gifted entertainer. Randall Munson is all of these, delivering messages that have a powerful impact on audiences and organizations around the world.

As a speaker:

Randall's refreshing blend of inspiration and practicality, delivered with warmth, humor, and magic, has propelled him into the Speakers Hall of Fame. Not surprisingly, Randall has garnered more than 100 Gold Medals in the International Speaker Olympics, an IBM Award for Excellence, and is the first person to be honored as a Distinguished Speaker. Having spoken in 40 countries across 6 continents, Randall earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation which has been achieved by only 7% of the professional speakers in the world.

As an executive:

Randall has been named one of “The Worlds Greatest Business Mentors.” His messages stem from a rock solid business foundation: an IBM Program Manager and an IBM Executive Advocate, who for 20 years led IBM research and development projects with management, architecture, education, and marketing responsibilities. He also held an executive position for 5 years in the Target Corporation. Randall is listed in the International Who's Who of Professionals. He was the Vice President of Administration at Crossroads College and member of the Board of Directors of Hope International University. He is the founder and president of Creatively Speaking®.

As a best-selling author:

Randall is the best-selling author of 9 books including Create The Business Breakthrough You Want, Humor 101, and Creativity 102. He shares his insights from platforms around the world and through his writing in a column in an international magazine and numerous published articles. His acclaimed electronic magazine, Business Magic®, is read monthly by thousands of decision makers in all 50 states and more than 70 countries around the world who want to experience the magic of Randall's creative insights, ideas and inspirations for themselves and their businesses.

As an educator:

Randall is an expert at conveying complex, abstract, and potentially dry information in a manner that's engaging and easy for the audience to grasp. IBM’s highest rated instructor, he has designed and taught courses for the IBM Advanced Business Institute, IBM Management and Technical Education, Asia/Pacific Marketing Masters Seminars, and served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin. Randall holds an M.S. degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of Minnesota.

As an entertainer:

Randall's talents as a master magician, ventriloquist, emcee, and professional clown contribute to his ability to captivate audiences in any setting -- including MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disneyland, Disney World, and The White House. He has made televised appearances internationally and has been featured on major network broadcasts. Randall has won 40 national and international entertainment awards, and his likeness has been displayed in the Clown Hall of Fame and the Smithsonian Institution.

Success Through Innovationand Creativity!™
How to Boost Your Creativity, Increase Your Innovation and Enhance Your Success

Leaders around the globe recognize that the ability to innovate is their most important capability for success and growth.

Research shows that 90% of children under the age of 5 are "highly creative" -- in staggering contrast to a mere 2% of adults. Unleashing that lost, pent-up creativity is vital to the success of individuals and corporations in an era of increasing competition and accelerating change.

Corporate executive, best selling author, educator, and entertainer Randall Munson delivers a powerhouse presentation that blasts through blocks, overturns conventional approaches, and sweeps away the cobwebs. He utilizes the tools of humor, games, and logic, paired with magical effects that illustrate the ideas and lock them into the listener's mind. Participants will gain a fresh approach to problem-solving and a renewed confidence in their own creative capabilities.

Learn how to:

  • Double your creativity immediately
  • Unbottle your innovation by eliminating the "5 Deadly Statements"
  • Ask the questions that generate more innovative solutions
  • Gain insight into why creativity diminishes and how to renew it
  • Bring a heightened creativity to all aspects of your life and relationships

The Serious Business of Humor!™
Let Laughter Energize You and Your Event

Studies show that a good belly laugh can have the same positive cardiovascular effects as a sustained aerobic workout. Humor relaxes people, reduces stress and conflicts, and opens inner doorways to enhanced creativity and problem solving. Funny as it may sound, humor is absolutely essential to the success of any organization.

Founder of "Laugh at Work Week," corporate executive, best-selling author, educator, comedy magician and ventriloquist Randall Munson delivers this underlying serious message in a presentation that's packed with hilarious stories and one-liners.

He invites listeners to loosen up and laugh, as they experience a shift in perspective on the importance of humor. Participants will come away enlivened and inspired, with usable ideas about how to incorporate humor into their lives and workplace.

Learn how to:

  • Rediscover the pure joy of vigorous laughter
  • Improve your health through humor
  • Use humor to manage stress
  • Disarm conflict with humor
  • Use humor as an effective leadership strategy
  • Improve creativity and productivity through humor
  • Discover and appreciate humor in the world around you

The Magic of Selling!™
How to Make Your Competition Disappear!

Whether you are selling products to major corporations, or selling your own organization on what you need, the requirement is the same. You must communicate business value to the decision makers in a clear, concise, and compelling way.

Having devoted decades to successfully providing improved technology to business, best-selling author, Randall Munson, has discovered the secrets to selling products and services. He shares his unique process to grasp, organize, and communicate complex and abstract products. He is the sales expert who Fortune 500 corporations and technology companies across six continents rely on to increase their sales.

That’s why industry-leading corporations, such as IBM, depend on Randall for their top sales force and their largest customers around the world. That's why Randall Munson has been named one of the world's greatest business mentors.

Wielding magic, visual props, memorable metaphors, and his ever-active sense of humor, Randall Munson reveals how to powerfully present your products and relate them directly to the needs of your prospects. Discover how to lock your product concepts into your customer's minds in a way they will never, ever forget.

Move your prospects from confusion to CONTRACT!

Learn:

  • How to get more sales, faster sales, better sales
  • The 7 Secrets of Sales Success
  • The 3 Buying Modes: How to recognize the mode of your prospect and how to appeal to it
  • How to create desire for your product
  • What it is that drives higher sales than features, functions, and benefits
  • To slash through resistance
  • How to accelerate your sales process
  • What decision makers care about most
  • What makes your prospect willing to pay more money for your product or service
  • How to differentiate your product from the competition
  • To move your prospects from confusion to CONTRACT!

DIVERSITY - Everyone Smilesin the Same Language!™
A fresh, uplifting perspective on diversity!

We live in a world of diverse cultures, languages, priorities and appearances. In spite of our vast differences all people laugh in the same language.

Instead of treating people differently because of their differences we can discover how to treat people the same because of our similarities.

Humor relaxes people, reduces stress and conflicts, and opens inner doorways to enhanced communication, cooperation, and appreciation. When we laugh together we build a natural bond.

Randall invites participants to loosen up and laugh, as they are encouraged and motivated when they experience a shift in perspective about how to treat others.

He urilizes the tools of humor, magic and ventriloquism to illustrate his refreshing ideas. Participants come away energized and inspired, with usable ideas about how to incorporate humor into their lives and workplace and how to appreciate diversity diversity among people.

Founder of Laugh at Work Week, world traveler, corporate executive, best-selling author, educator, comedy magician, and ventriloquist, Randall Munson, delivers award-winning presentations to organizations across 6 continents.

Let Randall's esperience working with people throughout the world help you understand how we may see diversity on the outside but share universal humanity on the inside.

Learn how to:

  • Use humor in an effective diversity strategy
  • Treat others as they enjoy being treated
  • Disarm conflict through humor
  • Use laughter to build teamwork
  • Use humor to reduce stress and tension
  • Discover how to appreciate others in a diverse world

Your Webinar SUCKS!™
Make Your Webinars Powerful, Productive and Profitable!

Web-based seminars tend to be either sleep-inducing or utterly intimidating. Participants are typically bombarded with volumes of words, facts, and figures, leaving them overwhelmed, impressed with the presenter’s knowledge, and guilty because they couldn’t pay attention and don’t really understand it themselves.

Former corporate executive, best-selling author, educator, and entertainer, Randall Munson, is a Certified Speaking Professionalwho delivers award-winning presentations and webinars to organizations around the world.

Using real-life examples, humor, and powerful images Randall illustrates the concepts that have propelled him to the top of webinar experts. Participants will take away a new understanding of the interrelated elements that compose an outstanding webinar, along with specific practical techniques they can immediately apply.

Industry-leading corporations depend on Randall to convey vital technical concepts and complicated product information to their top sales force and their largest customers across 6 continents.

The expert that was named one of the “World’s Greatest Business Mentors,” will show you the secrets to delivering great webinars!

Learn:

  • The single biggest mistake technical presenters make and how to avoid it
  • The 5 Phases of a successful webinar program - How to develop the best content for your webinar
  • How to build attendance
  • How to develop the best content
  • The importance of structure and how to use it to help your audience learn
  • How to use the best visuals to communicate clearly and powerfully
  • How to connect with attendees that can't see you and you can't see
  • Tools and techniques to keep the attention of the attendees focused on your program
  • How to use webainrs to glean vital market insights
  • Tips of the trade gleaned from the experience of professionals
  • Take your webinars to a whole new level of quality and impact

How to Deliver a Great Presentation!™
Make Your Presentations Clear and Compelling!

There is much more to a great presentation than simply talking about what you know.

Presenting technical information or complex concepts in a way that is easily understood and remembered is a difficult challenge.

Randall Munson is a Certified Speaking Professional who has delivered award winning technical presentations to organizations around the world.

Former corporate executive, best selling author, educator, and entertainer Randall Munson uses real-life presentation examples, humor, and powerful images to illustrate the concepts that have propelled him to the top of technical presenters. Participants will take away a new understanding of the interrelated elements that compose an outstanding presentation, along with specific practical techniques they can immediately apply.

Industry-leading corporations depend on Randall to convey vital technical concepts and complicated product information to their top sales force and their largest customers across 6 continents.

The expert that was named one of the “World’s Greatest Business Mentors,” will show you the secrets to delivering a great presentation.

Learn:

  • The single biggest mistake technical presenters make and how to avoid it
  • How to develop the best content for your presentation
  • The importance of structure and how to use it to help your audience learn
  • How to use visuals to communicate clearly and powerfully
  • The way to use handouts to reinforce your message without being redundant
  • The significant impact of the room environment and how to control it for your advantage
  • Where to stand and how to move to enhance your presentation
  • How to deal with the fear of speaking
  • Tips of the trade gleaned from the experience of professionals
  • How to take your presentations to a whole new level of quality and impact

Overcoming Your Fear of Speaking!™
Experience the magic of overcoming your fears!

Do you find yourself speechless in front of an audience? Does your heart race, your mouth parch, and your perspiration gush? Do your hands shake, your palms sweat, and your knees knock? You are not alone.

Your fear and nervousness is a natural phenomenon - and one that you can overcome.

Former corporate executive, best selling author, educator, and entertainer Randall Munson will share with you what he as learned from his experience while speaking in more than 30 countries across 6 continents.

Randall Munson, a Certified Speaking Professional, will demonstrate specific, practical techniques that you can use to remove the fear of speaking from your Top Ten List of fears.

Learn to speak with confidence!

Learn:

  • To understand your fears
  • The cause of your fears
  • How others perceive you as you speak
  • How to use your fears to your advantage
  • Techniques to deal with your fears
  • How to prepare for speaking on any occasion
  • Actions to take before you start to speak
  • Actions to take before you start to speak
  • Tips of the trade gleaned from the experience of professionals
  • To speak with confidence

Funny Business!™
Use Humor to Lift Morale and Boost Your Bottom Line!

A slow economy with discouraged workers and a challenging business climate is no laughing matter. Laughter, however, may just be the best medicine to take for the condition.

Want to elevate the morale of your people? Let them experience a surge of motivation in a room filled with uproarious laughter.

Want to boost your business? Discover the benefits of employing humor at work – including improved productivity, innovation, teamwork, communication, stress relief, job satisfaction, and employee retention.

Don’t kid yourself; learn why many of today’s top businesses succeed by taking humor seriously.

Founder of Laugh at Work Week, corporate executive, best-selling author, educator, and comedy magician, Randall Munson, delivers award-winning presentations to organizations across 6 continents.

Let Randall’s punch line improve your bottom line when your organization is stimulated, motivated, and economically enhanced.

Learn:

  • The Top 10 reasons to laugh at work
  • How humor improves morale
  • How to use laughter to build teamwork
  • Why successful businesses integrate fun into their basic beliefs
  • How to use humor to reduce stress
  • Why fun reduces absenteeism and increases employee retention
  • Ways that laughter improves health
  • How laughter will increase innovation and cultivate creativity
  • Tips and techniques to accomplish your goals through the power of humor

Turn Change Into Dollars!™
How to Deal with Change Effectively and Profitably

Today's workers can expect to make major career changes at least 8 times. New technologies are mushrooming, corporate cultures are being transformed, and economic forces are shifting. Whether we tend to accept or resist change, there is nothing we can do to stop its relentless, accelerating pace.

Former corporate executive, best selling author, educator, and entertainer Randall Munson shifts his listeners' perspective on change, through a skillful blend of compassion, humor, and logic. Using magical effects to illustrate his concepts, he opens people's minds to the power and profitability inherent in making changes. Participants will take away a new sense of empowerment, along with practical techniques for thriving on change.

Learn how to:

  • Recognize the impact that accelerating changes have on you
  • Develop insight into why you resist change, welcoming it instead
  • Regain perspective and personal control when buffeted by changes
  • Implement specific strategies for maximizing the benefits of change
  • Thrive on change, by discovering its positive potential

Ah ha!™
Make the Complex Comprehensible 
With a Clear, Entertaining, Customized Program

Presentations about technical information tend to be either sleep-inducing or utterly intimidating. Audience members are typically bombarded with volumes of facts and figures, leaving them overwhelmed, impressed with the presenter's knowledge, and guilty because they don't really understand it themselves.

Corporate executive, best selling author, educator, and entertainer Randall Munsonoffers a welcome solution. He has a unique ability to comprehend, organize, and communicate complex and abstract ideas, in a manner that's understandable and enjoyable. That's why corporations such as IBM rely on Randall to convey vital technical concepts and complicated product information to their top sales force and customers around the world.

Randall relates the information directly to the lives of the audience. Wielding magic, visual props, memorable metaphors, and his ever-active sense of humor, he brings life to the information, locking the concepts into the listeners' minds.

Customized programs have included
(but are not limited to):

  • Magic of System i - What IBM Will Never Tell You
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Warehousing and Data Mining
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • How to Make the Competition Disappear
  • Work Management
  • Year 2000 Conversion
  • Computer Architecture
  • AS/400 Trends and Directions

MAGIC of System i™
What IBM Will Never Tell You

System i is a uniquely productive system, but why doesn't it have the industry-wide reputation it deserves? What are the forces inside IBM that have prevented IBM from effectively marketing System i? What can we do to help others understand the value of System i? Get answers to these and other important questions as Randall Munson, technology sales expert and best selling author presents "Magic of System i; What IBM Will Never Tell You!"

Be there for an insightful, fun-filled presentation by COMMON's top award-winning speaker - and bring along those that have not yet realized the magic of System i!

Computer scientist, corporate executive, best selling author, educator, and entertainer Randall Munson delivers this powerful message in a presentation that's packed with insights and understanding. He invites listeners to enjoy themselves as they experience the absurdities of IBM's System i marketing and advertising. Participants will come away enlivened and inspired, with usable ideas about how to explain the value, advanced architecture, and capabilities of System i.

Get answers to questions:

  • Why doesn't System i have the industry-wide reputation it deserves?
  • What are the forces inside IBM that have prevented IBM from effectively marketing System i?
  • What can we do to help others understand the value of System i?

Itec, São Paulo, Brazil

Randall, you are the very best speaker that I've ever seen. Congratulations!

Microsoft Business Solutions, Fargo, ND, USA

Great, uplifting, and positive. We laughed!

United States Federal Reserve, Richmond VA, USA

Hands down the best professional business speaker and motivational specialist in the business. He always leaves me feeling empowered to change the world and feeling great about it.

COMMON International, Los Angeles CA, USA

Your dynamic presentation was rated #1 out of over 1,000 sessions in our week long conference attended by over 4,500 professionals!
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