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Salt Lake City

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Speaker Bio

Scott Christopher is co-author of the best-selling business book The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up, People People and The Seven UPS of Happiness. As the former director of the Carrot Culture, Scott was also a contributing author of the very good selling A Carrot A Day, The Daily Carrot Principle. In addition to having a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management (UConn) and more than a decade’s experience working in leadership development and training, Scott has been a film and television actor, commercial pitchman, voice artist and emcee since 1990.


The main focus of his laugh-a-minute lectures is sharing how levity, humor and becoming more of a ‘people person’ can help you excel in business and at home. Scott practices what he preaches by presenting meaningful data, research, case studies and stories in a relaxed, interactive, hilarious environment.


If 20+ years speaking to hundreds of blown away clients has taught Scott anything it’s THERE IS NO AUDIENCE THAT DOESN’T WANT TO LAUGH, regardless of how ‘serious’ the topic may be.


Fortunately, Scott mainly speaks about LEVITY in the workplace and how to LIGHTEN UP in life and is roundly accepted as one of the funniest speakers today, so audience laughter is a regular occurrence. Loud, howling laughter.


After speaking recently to a group of 350 state government managers one commented, “In all our years doing this event, I have never heard this group laugh so hard-at anything or anyone!


In his rare spare time, Scott is a television host, emcee and actor (SAG), appearing on network television series EverwoodTouched by an Angel and in Disney Channel movies.


Scott has a Master’s in HR Management from the University of Connecticut and while an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, Scott was honored with the United States’ most prestigious acting scholarship, the Irene Ryan Award, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. A fluent Spanish speaker, Scott has delivered keynotes and day-long workshops in Spanish.

Keynote Topic #1

The Levity Effect


It Pays to Lighten Up
Fun at Work is serious business.

Humorist and corporate culture expert Scott Christopher debunks the myth that levity is somehow a frivolous non-issue and detrimental to an organization’s success. In a lively and hilarious speech, Christopher establishes the case for levity leadership using:

• data from the Great Place to Work Institute’s million person study establishing the connection between “fun at work” and “best places”
• statistics from various surveys and research supporting the importance of having a sense of humor
• case studies and stories from KPMG, Boeing, Microsoft, Virgin, Southwest Airlines and many other organizations where levity has moved the needle
• proven tips, tools, and ideas on how to lighten up a workplace NOW

This presentation is a high-level look at all aspects of the levity effect, including:

• the business relevance of humor and fun
• energizing fun at work
• building trust
• creating dynamic presentations
• holding more effective meetings
• enhancing creativity
• levity for home and life

Keynote Topic #2

People People

Learning to Put ‘People First’ and Why You Should Even Care
Are you a ‘People’ Person? And why does it matter?

In an increasingly competitive business climate, People People provide more tangible value to a company than ever before.


As constantly-improving technology dehumanizes relationships and communications–allowing ‘users’ to hide behind their e-personas–People People lift their organizations above the competition by refusing to lose touch with humanity.

They prefer a phone call over text, a face-to-face chat over an email, ahandshake over a ‘poke’ or ‘nudge.’

Most of today’s ‘best’ companies rely heavily on the human touch to help differentiate their market brand, their public image and their employee culture. In People People, best-selling author and speaker Scott Christopher explains the four fundamental attributes (C.A.R.E.™) of People People, how to become a true Type III People Person, why ‘People First’ organizations excel, and how to do it.

Sharing a mix of business cases, research data and compelling stories, Scott builds a convincing case that winning organizations are flush with People People and that ‘nice guys’ really do finish first: People People are healthier, wealthier, happier and live longer than their less-caring cohorts. The simple truth is that being a People Person is less about being good WITH people, as being good TO people.

Keynote Topic #3

The Daily Carrot Principle

Employee recognition done right
Got carrot-phobia? Do you think that recognizing your employees will distract you and your team from more serious business, create jealousy, or make you look soft? Think again.

The Daily Carrot Principle shows that the relationship between recognition and improved business results is highly predictable — it’s proven to work. But it’s not the employee recognition some of us have been using for years. It is recognition done right, recognition that affects people on a regular basis.

There is more to effective recognition than just gathering at annual luncheons to read names and hand out lapel pins. While service anniversary awards-when presented properly-play an important role in employee retention and engagement, it’s the day-to-day “carrots” that foster trust, respect, and long-term loyalty. This session explores ways managers can use formal and informal recognition to drive company initiatives and connect employees to core values. Tips on effective presentations are also shared.

Attendees will learn:

• how recognition plays a part in retention and engagement
• how to define and implement informal recognition
• the benefits of day-to-day recognition
• the difference between praising effort and rewarding results
• carrots over cash
• how to effectively present recognition

Can a manager be familiar and friendly with employees and still have their respect? Learn how carrots can bridge that gap. Bottom-line results and real-world case studies are presented.
Session presenter Scott Christopher is an award-winning speaker and humorist. Laughs, prize giveaways, and plenty of “a-ha” moments. An unforgettable experience.

Based on the bestseller The Daily Carrot Principle by Scott’s longtime associates, Gostick & Elton and to which Scott contributed.

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