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Tim & Kris O’Shea

Corporate Comedians & Motivators
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Biography

Described as "Saturday Night Live for business," humorous motivational speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea offer one-of-a-kind business humor programs. Merging an entertaining delivery style with relevant subject matter, the O’Sheas’ innovative corporate humor programs will get your attendees motivated about workplace challenges in our fast-paced world.

Tim O'Shea has been a corporate comedian and humor writer for radio, stage and industrial video productions since 1990. Besides training with The Second City, he toured nationally as a stand-up comic for 12 years, sharing the stage with the likes of Norm MacDonald, George Lopez, Dave Chappelle and Larry the Cable Guy. He also augmented his comedic skills by frequently performing with sketch and improv groups, keeping his humor well rounded and quick witted.

Described as "absolutely hilarious" again and again by corporate audiences across a broad range of industries, Kris O’Shea’s on-stage appeal draws on a broad spectrum of experience. Since 1991, she has honed her comedic talents by training with The Second City, performing at the legendary Esther’s Follies in Austin, Texas and studying at the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre in northern California.

Tim and Kris O’Shea are both familiar with the fast pace of the working world. They are former corporate professionals in sales, training and HR. Having attended many company meetings and conferences, they know what it’s like to have to sit and listen to someone talk on stage. They found that the speakers they enjoyed the most were the ones who made their presentations not only informative, but also fun and entertaining. Seeing a need for this kind of laughter and engagement at corporate events, they created their programs based on their own experiences in the office environment. Now, Tim and Kris work full time as speakers and entertainers at meetings and conventions internationally.

Combining their backgrounds as humor writers and business professionals, the O’Sheas are now internationally recognized keynote speakers, working exclusively at corporate events. They present their unique blend of business humor programs for such organizations as McDonald’s, General Motors, American Family Insurance, State Farm, Nordstrom, Hewlett-Packard, Panasonic, Coors/Molson and Kaiser Permanente.

As humorous keynote speakers, the O’Sheas’ background of performance talent and business sense produces a genuine understanding of their audiences and laughter that lasts.

Topics

Change 180

The world is changing…fast. Fast enough that by next week, the iPad will be thought of as Amish furniture.

It’s time to laugh about it.

Change 180 takes you on a hilarious journey through the ups and downs of dealing with change. Through motivational humor, The O’Sheas help audiences feel less defensive about change, put their minds at ease and open their minds to progress.

The O’Sheas will help your audience laugh as they examine:

  • From the 50s to Today: the constantly changing times we live in.
  • Generational styles, from Boomers to Gen Y – how to communicate across generational differences.
  • The ups and downs of the modern “Conference Call.”

Woven throughout the funny keynote is messaging about how to deal with change effectively. The O’Sheas will encourage your attendees to:

  • Reframe: How looking at a situation from a different point of view can change the emotional context in a positive way.
  • Communicate: How to talk to someone who resists change…even if you embrace it.
  • Support each other: How teamwork and having a support system is essential to help get you through challenging times.

Packed with humor and insightful tips, this keynote is ideal for organizations looking for a lighthearted way to deal with the heavy topic of change.

Teamwork 180

If there’s anybody that knows about the dynamics of successful teamwork, it’s Tim and Kris O’Shea. They work together, run a business together and are married…and yet, they still haven’t killed each other.

In this keynote program, The O’Sheas share the techniques that make them a successful team. Through audience interaction and relevant humor, this program will get your people feeling good about working together.

Highlights include:

  • What’s funny about difficult people.
  • How the team roles of the harmonizer, motivator, detailer and the innovator really can work together.
  • Generational styles, from Boomers to Gen Y – how to communicate across generational differences.
  • The ups and downs of the modern “Conference Call.”
  • Quick thinking with teamwork audience interaction.

Through their humorous keynote, The O’Sheas will encourage your attendees to:

  • Reframe: How looking at a situation from a different point of view can change the emotional context in a positive way.
  • Support each other: How teamwork and having a support system is essential to help get you through challenging times.
  • Adapt: How “making it about them” is more effective than making it about you.

In their hilarious and insightful style, The O’Sheas will show you what’s funny about teams while giving you tips and techniques on how to have a successful relationship with your co-workers.

Sales 180

Your sales team is under constant pressure to do more with less. But it doesn’t have to get them down!

As former corporate sales professionals, Tim and Kris know exactly what it is like to have quotas, answer calls, jump through hoops for customers and the inevitable drain of having to deal with rejection (usually cured by a thing called “happy hour”). In this comical keynote, The O’Sheas provide a unique look at the world of sales through a humorous lens.

The O’Sheas will get your people laughing about:

  • What’s funny about difficult customers.
  • How to communicate across generational differences.
  • The ups and downs of the modern “Conference Call.”
  • Keeping up to date on the latest business books with “Management Flavor of the Month.”
  • Creating a supportive environment.

In this humorous keynote, The O’Sheas will encourage your attendees to:

  • Reframe: How looking at a situation from a different point of view can change the emotional context in a positive way.
  • Support each other: How working as a team can make for a more effective sales organization.
  • Adapt: How “making it about them” is more effective than making it about you.
  • Stay ahead of the curve: How knowing what trends are today will prepare you for changes that come tomorrow.

Whether you want to motivate your sales force or reward them for a job well-done, this morale-boosting keynote looks at the humorous side of being in sales. As a result, your team will walk away with a positive new outlook and renewed enthusiasm.

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