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Greg Schwem

Standup Comedian; Nationally Syndicated Humor Columnist; Author & Motivational Speaker

Travels From:
Illinois
Fee Range:
$10,000 - $15,000

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“Topical, timely, relevant to our business and, above all, wonderfully funny and entertaining” was just one recent review from a Greg Schwem keynote address. Indeed, professional associations and Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, IBM, Motorola and McDonald’s have turned to Greg for a dose of clean, motivational humor in the midst of serious conferences and meetings. Greg’s comedic take on the 21st century workplace and work/life balance has landed him on SIRIUS Radio, FOX News, Comedy Central and the pages of Parade Magazine. More than just a business humorist, Schwem is also an author, nationally syndicated humor columnist for the Huffington Post and even an award-winning greeting card writer.

Whether it’s delivering an uplifting and inspiring speech at any time of day, hosting an awards banquet or serving as a multi-day meeting event emcee, Greg Schwem will have audiences laughing throughout the day. No wonder the Chicago Tribune calls Greg “king of the hill in the growing world of corporate comedy.”

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Perfect for any group that needs a humorous break from the serious side of business. In spite of its therapeutic qualities, laughter is often absent from the business environment. Greg shows it is possible to laugh at work and about work. Audience members will put down their iPads and Blackberries and laugh along with Greg as he good-naturedly discusses topics such as Smart Phone abuse, social network overload, never-ending conference calls, “frequently” asked questions, and home office workers. His preparation includes company web site research, phone conferences and maybe even a personal visit!


A humorous and motivational talk that encourages audience members to look inside themselves and see how they can perform more efficiently. Along the way Greg tackles the pros and cons of social networking sites such as Facebook, why using photos to tout your products can backfire, why the American Girl Doll company is so successful and why Costco is superior to its main rival Sam’s Club when it comes to customer service. (Hint: It has something to do with death). Eight Simple Rules for Survival is ideal for sales groups and any organization looking to boost performance.


Based on Greg’s blog of the same name and his hilarious book, Text Me If You’re Breathing: Observations, Frustrations and Life Lessons From a Low-Tech Dad, this presentation takes a humorous look at the serious topic of raising kids in a confusing digital world while discussing the effects that technology may be having on today’s youth. Perfect for education groups and family organizations, Greg makes the program interactive by asking audience members to recount their worst “parent vs. child” technology incidents and then encourages discussion.


A good emcee needs to multitask. He must keep the event moving, be adept at improvisation and work efficiently with all participants onstage. Greg Schwem has hosted everything from a one-hour awards ceremony for 200 BAE Systems engineers to a three-day conference for 6,000 McDonald’s restaurant managers, to a virtual webinar for IBM customers. He is equally at ease chatting with a company CEO live on stage, pronouncing (correctly) the names of awards recipients, or conducting humorous on-camera interviews with meeting attendees.


Just want some entertainment during the day or evening? Greg has over 20 years experience as a stand-up comedian and can turn your meeting space into a comedy club with a routine that combines company information with hilarious real life stories, audience interaction and technology.


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