Kenyon Salo is one of the top keynote speakers and trainers in the fields of inspiration, leadership, and adventure.
One of only five members on the Denver Broncos Thunderstorm Skydive Team, he is seen each week during game season flying into the Denver Broncos Stadium at 60+mph, ending with a soft tip-toe landing on the ten yard line. He brings to the stage over 20+ years of successful audience engagement through humor, awe-inspiring moments, prolific storytelling, and ‘edge-of-the seat’ content.
With over 6,000 skydives under his belt and travels that have taken him all around the world, he’s determined to live life to the fullest and help others do the same. Through his passions for adventure, storytelling, and connecting with people, he found a simple process to guide others on a path to what most of us crave – living a more fulfilled life. His goal through his engagements is to deliver a powerful and heart-touching message on the possibility of how amazing life can be through providing actionable steps that will help any audience, both personally and professionally, embark on a path to achieve anything they desire.
- Master Trainer and Speaker of more than 300,000 people
- Trainer for a National Social Media Campaign for Fortune 500 Company
- Featured on NFL Films, ESPN, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MTV, NFL Denver Broncos Thunderstorm Skydive Team
- Performed Stand-Up Comedy at Denver Comedy Works
- Travelled to 49/50 US States and 31+ Countries
- Photographer, Adventure Video Creator
- 6,000+ Skydives
- 450+ BASE Jumps
- 2 Amazing Kids
Kenyon’s mission is to give your event the next generation of keynote presentation experiences.
He is a speaker with the elements of a James Bond character; carrying confidence across the stage, paying close attention to detail, dominating technology, dressing to kill and always striving to connect deeply with his audiences. He stays cool under pressure while bringing attendees through an immersive experience of what it means to live a Bucket List Life.
James Bond is one of those heroes that most people can believe in, relate to and truly connect with – He’s an ordinary person who uses his gadgets and creativity to do extraordinary things. Just like 007, Kenyon shares effective tools to empower attendees to walk away from the event feeling ready to take on the world.
This is achieved while keeping the organizers in mind so that they can rest assured knowing that Kenyon will do everything in his power to make their lives as easy as possible, from the moment contact is initiated all the way through high-fiving after a successful event and beyond.
Now that you know all about Kenyon, it’s time to take action and empower your audience to live the life they deserve.
Kenyon kicks off the keynote with a bang by getting attendees out of their seats, high fiving their neighbors, and celebrating each other for being at the event.
Following the dynamic start, Kenyon solicits an agreement from the audience to provide their undivided attention for the remainder of the presentation while setting expectations of how the keynote has the potential to change their lives should they choose to fully participate.
At this point, the true keynote begins as Kenyon brings everyone into his world by taking them on a journey through his first NFL stadium skydive demo with the Denver Broncos Team Thunderstorm. This entertaining story helps Kenyon segue seamlessly into the first principle and allows for the audience to learn more about who he is, what he believes in, and provides an example of how anyone can actualize their dreams when they commit themselves to living a Bucket List Life.
Step 1: Create More Experiences
The first principle of living the life people truly desire is to focus on the self by creating new experiences that allow anyone to grow into their dreams and break-free from the comfort zone that keeps themselves chained to their old habits.
In this section, Kenyon uses a 8-foot ladder (when applicable) to demonstrate the process of freeing oneself from the environment that holds people back in order to take advantage of the things that will help them achieve the dreams and goals they desire most in life.
Immediately following this powerful display, he facilitates group interaction by having attendees move about the room to partner up and connect with someone they don’t know. He prompts several questions to help the audience analyze what experiences they’d like to explore and has several volunteers share with everyone before offering a sobering outlook on the importance of doing those things sooner than later.
He concludes this section with a video of a recent experience that helped him find a new passion and gain a deeper relationship and connection with his own mother.
Step 2: Share More Stories
The second principle is to share more stories as a way to foster meaningful interactions with the people that they come across in their day to day lives. This step is important because people live in a world that is more connected than ever and somehow more lonely than ever. Through exchanging stories and creating shared experiences, people are able to communicate more deeply and easily which is fundamental for connecting with others and overall success in life.
In this section, Kenyon talks about the significance of how stories have played in the development of modern society and how people’s everyday exchanges with others can deeply impact their lives, as well as other’s lives, for the better.
He then goes on to share a personal story about how a seemingly ordinary day with his daughter turned into a moment that they both will remember forever. It touches upon the importance of being present and appreciating the little moments in life that go on to paint the bigger picture that anyone can and will someday look back on.
After Kenyon shares, he facilitates more audience interaction by having attendees find new partners to satisfy the next prompt in regards to sharing stories. After the partners share with each other he then facilitates a group share where he has several volunteers share the stories of their partners. This has commonly lead to extremely powerful, unscripted and heart touching moments at past events.
He adds some final takeaways on stories before showing another video that highlights the stories that have been created, in recent times, by his Bucket List Life community.
Immediately following the video, Kenyon asks the audience about what parts of the video resonated most with them. The answers naturally lead into the next section as he unpacks part of the short montage, from the video, featuring a 96 year old woman by the name of Peggy.
Step 3: Live More Fulfilled
The final principle is to live more fulfilled through helping others. After someone has grown from their new experiences and connected more deeply with others through sharing stories, they will be empowered to give back to other people through their actions and acquired wisdom, which is one of the greatest things someone can do to find fulfillment in this life.
This section kicks off with Kenyon having attendees return to their original chairs before bringing their attention to the metaphorical journey that they had just completed during the process of the entire event.
He proceeds to breakdown the power of helping others through impactful stories and the positive physiological effects of committing acts of goodwill towards the people around them.
The final powerful tool Kenyon shares, during this part of the presentation, is a story and video of how he helped a dear friend bring a selfless dream to life which would prove to become a heart-touching part of her legacy after losing her battle with Ovarian cancer.
At this point, there tends to be sniffles emerging through the deep silence which proves to be a stark contrast and juxtaposition to the roar of laughter and adventure moments experienced throughout the majority of the keynote. Kenyon tactfully and gracefully livens the mood up through tasteful humor and finding the silver-lining of this story.
Kenyon’s number one priority towards the end of his keynote is to drive home everything the attendees have just experienced over the previous timeframe to get them fired up to act on the three principles of living a Bucket List Life.
He ends the presentation on a high note through one final metaphorical story experience that is sure to leave everyone feeling inspired, motivated, and energized to embark on their path to excellence and fulfillment, both personally and professionally!
Kenyon Can Deliver The Following For Your Event
- Opening Keynote
- Closing Keynote
- Breakout Session
- Full Day Training
- Event Emcee
He’s willing to make accommodations for events that have unique or extra requirements including: international travel, student events, charity events, etc.