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Jeff Havens

Uncrapify Your Life! Because Improving Your Business Doesn't have to be Boring!!!! Communications, Customer Service & Leadership

Bio

Without a doubt, Jeff Havens offers one of the most unique and entertaining presentations in North America today. His original, informative, hilarious, and powerful approach has transformed the way business people approach the idea of personal and professional growth. In the words of one conference attendee, "I laughed until I had tears in my eyes - and walked away feeling better about work than I have in years. Jeff's reverse psychology is a great way to get the point across, and he does a wonderful job of it."

Jeff Havens has turned the entire professional speaking world on its head with his award-winning Uncrapify Your Life! series of keynote presentations. By encouraging his audiences to do the opposite of everything he recommends, Jeff offers a distinctive motivational keynote utterly unlike anything the corporate world has ever seen - one that is guaranteed to leave your attendees refreshed, surprised, and, begging for more.

Jeff Havens' stated goal is to provide all the content of a traditional presentation with all the entertainment value of a comedy show. Because improving your business doesn’t have to be boring.

Jeff's ability to help people achieve success in leadership, customer service, communication, generational issues, corporate culture and more by talking about what they should and shouldn't do guarantees that his audiences manage to laugh and learn at the same time.

Jeff is also a regular guest on Fox Business News and has been featured in Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, AOL, and dozens of other regional and national media outlets. His latest book, Unleash Your Inner Tyrant!: Proven Strategies to Help You Become a More Horrible Boss is available in stores now, and there will be many more to come. Trust us: Jeff is just getting started.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vanderbilt University, Jeff began his career as a high school English teacher before following his father Rex Havens into the world of stand-up comedy, where he worked with some of the brightest lights in American comedy and honed the art of engaging audiences through laughter. But his impulse to teach never faded, and soon he began looking for an avenue to combine both of his passions into entertaining and meaningful presentations.

The results are Uncrapify Your Life!, Us vs. Them, Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! and Becoming a More Annoying You!, and since their introduction Jeff has brought his unique, side-splitting, message-based presentations to General Electric, Ford Motor Company, USBank, McDonald’s, and hundreds of other corporations in the United States and Canada. Original, informative, hilarious and powerful, Jeff’s ability to help people achieve success in leadership, customer service, communication, generational issues, corporate culture and more by talking about what they should and shouldn’t do guarantees that his audiences manage to laugh and learn at the same time.

Topics

Jeff Haven's Speaking Presentations:

UNCRAPIFY YOUR LIFE!
The Most Hilarious Content-Based Keynote You've Ever Heard! ... and ... Because Improving Your Communication Skills Doesn't Have To Be Boring (Topics: customer service, accountability change management, communication, building morale)

Designed for a broad spectrum of audiences, from entry-level workers to upper management, the award-winning Uncrapify Your Life! keynote is a study in exactly what not to do. Promising to give his audiences permission rather than advice, Jeff will 'encourage' your team to criticize others and outsource blame before bringing it all home with a serious discussion about proper communication, customer service, and accountability practices.

By highlighting and then poking fun of practices we're all guilty of, Uncrapify Your Life! offers a unique and delightful twist on the traditional keynote, one that has found favor with General Electric, USBank, Frito-Lay, Ford Motors, and hundreds of other companies representing virtually every industry in Canada & the USA. At once hilarious and meaningful, Uncrapify Your Life! offers a motivational keynote utterly unlike anything corporate North America has ever seen, one that is guaranteed to leave your audience refreshed, surprised, and begging for more.

Takeways:

  • How to avoid negative and unproductive conversations;
  • The power of sincere, straightforward communication;
  • The importance of small things when it comes to delivering outstanding customer service;
  • How to approach change in order to achieve seamless integration.


UNLEASH YOUR INNER TYRANT!
The most original leadership presentation in the country ... and ... Because Improving Your Leadership Doesn't Have To Be Boring (Topics: Effective Leadership, Employee Engagement, Dealing With Crises)

The first of its kind, Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! helps managers and executives become better leaders by showing them everything they should avoid. Corporate speaker Jeff Havens employs his trademark wit and reverse psychology to teach attendees the worst of all leadership practices – including how to create a culture of fear and mistrust, how to oppress and demoralize employees, and how to stand firm in the face of all change – before wrapping up with a serious conversation about the kind of leaders we should all strive to become.

Every bit as content-rich and intensively researched as a more traditional leadership seminar, Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! has the added benefit of Jeff’s unparalleled delivery style that will have your audience laughing the entire time that they’re learning how to become more effective leaders. Simply put, there is nothing else like this in the business world, and no better way to energize your management team while providing them with valuable training they will remember for months and years to come.

Takeaways:

  • How to create a healthy, vibrant corporate culture;
  • How to inspire trust and loyalty in your employees;
  • How to deal with mistakes and build strength through them;
  • How to approach change in order to achieve seamless integration;
  • How to engage in proper, healthy, productive communication techniques;
  • How to become the kind of leader others are excited to follow.


US vs. THEM
Putting the Other Generations in Their Place! ... and ... Because Improving Your Generational Issues Doesn't Have To Be Boring (Topics: Generational Issues, Change Management, Communication)

You've probably listened to other generational speakers in the past. You've probably heard that for the first time in human history there are four distinct generations operating side by side, and that you're supposed to care about all those other people who weren't born within about five years of you. But accommodating other people's needs and ideas is way less fun than ignoring them entirely. Seriously, how can you respect the opinions of people who wear different clothes and listen to different music than you? So get ready for a generational presentation unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Because while everyone else will encourage you to try to see where your fellow workers are coming from, Jeff Havens will encourage you to pursue your goals at the expense of everyone else's. Life is so much easier when you don't have to worry about accommodating other people's opinions or being successful at things, don't you think?

In this hysterical keynote, you will learn how to understand, recognize, and resolve every generational issue facing today's modern workforce. That's no exaggeration; by the end of Us Vs. Them, you and your employees will walk away with all of the knowledge you'll need to address 100% of the generational issues they will face in the next 10-15 years. Because while other generational presentations focus on what people want, Us Vs. Them will tell you why everyone wants the different things that they do. It's an important distinction, and it will make mplementing new solutions easier than you ever thought possible.

Oh, and more one thing. Us Vs. Them is also the funniest, most purely enjoyable generational presentations you will ever see. If you've seen any of Jeff's other presentations, then you'll know that he doesn't really know how to do anything without making it entertaining. So get ready to laugh more and learn more than you thought was possible in a single presentation. Because improving your generational issues doesn’t have to be boring.

Takeaways:

  • Understand the key cultural, technological, and social changes that have conspired to create a disconnect between team members from different generations;
  • Walk away with several immediately applicable strategies to address and eliminate problems caused by the disconnect mentioned above;
  • Recognize that change occurs in different ways and at different speeds in different elements of your business, and develop an intelligent strategy to approach change in the right way for different situations;
  • Inspire a healthier, more robust work ethic in your younger employees (and your older ones, too);
  • Inspire a healthier, more robust attitude toward change in your older employees (and your younger ones, too)

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Testimonials

I have never seen our CEO speechless with laughter trying to close a seminar!!!

–GROWMARK Inc.

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I have never seen our CEO speechless with laughter trying to close a seminar!!!

–GROWMARK Inc.

The group exercises had me laughing out loud! That’s so refreshing, especially in this industry.

–Grinnel Mutual Reinsurance Company

Not only was it very funny, but Jeff pointed out some of the obvious things that we take for granted. The 'Outsource Blame' section, for example – we are so guilty of this in our industry, and Jeff brought awareness to it while keeping everyone laughing and engaged.

–The Ford Motor Company

Jeff has an excellent ability to get his message across with humor – to keep us laughing while also showing us how to improve our business practices.

–Midwest Management Company

I have witnessed Jeff in action and I believe that saying the audience was engaged is an understatement.

–SHRM

Excellent! The reverse psychology is a great way to get the point across.

–Wisconsin Department of Transportation

I hire over a dozen speakers annually, and in our event surveys, Jeff was the highest rated speaker on our program. I will surely use him again.

–North Central Electric Association

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