John was honored to be selected as the International Keynote Speaker at this year's G Cloud conference showcased in over 15 countries
For hundreds of years, successful magicians & successful leaders have shown the world what can be possible by analyzing ordinary situations in extraordinary ways
Creative solutions in life can be right in front of us, but our subconscious mind can miss the the answer if we're looking at the situation from the wrong perspective. For instance, 85% of people miss the extra "the" that was used in the previous sentence. Kudos to you if you caught it the first time!
John's keynote tackles how we can easily be fooled by our own subconscious decisions and biases when approaching creativity, but uses magic so the audience learns in engaging atmosphere. By blending education with entertainment, he breaks down the psychology of how successful teams make a vision in their head become a reality, but more importantly, how to bring a sense of wonder, curiosity, and inspiration to the world -- regardless of what you do for a living or what your life aspirations might be.
See John in action below teaching others how to master the magic of innovation:
Why should you have someone with a background in magic be your keynote?
Great question. John believes that keynote speakers should be both educational and entertaining. John noticed speakers at past conferences would typically hop on stage, but provide vague advice that people would often forget the next day. That's why John blends audience interaction, magic, and professional coaching all in one session to keep it entertaining, yet informative. His keynote demonstrates that although sleight of hand might be important for a magician, creative problem solving & communication skills are more important to have a successful show -- or in a leader's case, a successful team.
It's not what you see.
It's how you look at it.
Think about some of the most successful creations of all time:
The wheel. The lightbulb. The plane. The internet.
These leaders all had one thing in common: they understood the fundamentals of perception problem solving. Just because a goal seemed impossible to execute at first, didn't mean it was impossible to execute – it started with how they perceived the challenge.
Bryant University Leadership Keynote - Laura Beaudin | Honors Program Director -
"I cannot say enough great things about John. What I really enjoyed was how he continued to include lessons about innovation, perseverance, and creativity within his magic to make it unique. By easily connecting with his audience and including them in his keynote, he made the event more engaging and memorable. I have seen John perform many times and he is certainly a great actor and always keeps people guessing & invested. It was truly an exceptional event."
Think Better, Live Better Leadership Conference - Marc and Angel Chernoff | New York Times Best Selling Authors & Event Directors -
"We couldn't have asked for a better presentation. John was engaging, entertaining, informative, and the audience loved it. He is a fantastic performer and mesmerized the audience blending magic with mindset. He was teaching us how when we see something, it is not always impossible. I would highly recommend him at any event you may have and we look forward to using him in the future."
LaunchX Entrepreneurship - Mariah Ramos | Business Manager at MIT -
"John is an amazing entertainer. He was able to capture the attention of our audience with ease, integrating his life experiences with magic along the way. He really challenges the attendees to innovate without seeing the word 'feasibility' as a limiting factor and how to work as a team."
CFO Leadership Council - Becky Blacker | President -
"John was phenomenal, engaging, funny, creative, clever, and has a presence that can own and hold the room from start to finish. From our initial contact to his final performance, my team and I enjoyed working with him. I would recommend him in a heartbeat to bring a new experience to any event."
Enjoy Life Leadership Academy - Evren Gundez | Founder -
"John will be an asset to your program and highlight of your event. He captivates his audience with magic and drives home an important message that we can accomplish anything with the right mindset and attitude. We love his passion, he is an expert at what he does, and he will undoubtedly change everyone's perspectives on life and achievement. We look forward collaborating more with him."
Diversity Program - Ralph Tavares | Dean of Providence College -
"What an amazing keynote. The attendees were flabbergasted and one of them ran out of the building in amazement! They couldn’t stop talking about it along with my administrators the next morning. He was able to take the many different elements of our program and implement them tactfully into his speech and performance. Funny, smart, quick, personable... John was everything we wanted and more!"
Leadership Conference - Communications Team | Carousel Technology -
"John was top notch and truly the highlight for our national annual conference. He inspires and motivates with his keynote through fast-paced stories and anecdotes, and he strives on communication, organization, relevance, and professionalism."
BostonSpeaks Communications Workshop - Kit Pang | Founder & Communication Coach -
"As an event organizer, I have invited John to multiple major events because the audience loves him & he's so easy to work with. As an audience member, I'm always in awe at how he takes the stage and engages the crowd in an authentic way."
Education Foundation Gala - Katina Bentley | Director -
"John is a dynamic, yet humble, performer who is capable of engaging an audience quickly and effectively. We were thrilled to have him at our event. More importantly, he delivers his message that 'Impossible is Just a Word' with each encounter."
Staff Development Summit - Event Organizer | Town of Sharon -
"After John presented, people said it was by far the best event we’ve had since I’ve been at this organization. It’s really hard to find a presenter that will keep us entertained, engaged and learn something from. John gets the audience to think about challenges in a different way to help achieve our goals."
- Susan Baran | Communications Coach -
"John's keynote session for 150 people was absolutely fantastic. He effectively connected with the guests using his background and special talents to deliver a unique presentation to the theme of the event. The audience was not only entertained, but also walked away with valuable information for personal and professional growth. I would highly recommend him for any event if you want a unique experience for your guests."
Watch John in Action
Click on the video thumbnails below to see a preview of John's keynote
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