Award Winning Satirist, Writer, Speaker And Coach, Bill Has Been Making People Laugh At What’s Trivial While Helping Them Think Deeply About What Counts.
Bill Carr has been promoting laughter for small and large groups for more than 25 years, but his shows have a deeper message. That is to get people to consider what counts. Bill helps those attending to see their world in new ways. His blend of insight and humour inspires both consideration and laughter.
He wants people to reflect on their human nature and understand their place in the world. This is why he’s so popular for multiple day conferences. He weaves the threads of conference themes together, so they make sense to attendees.
Bill has been on stages across Canada and the world. He’s active in film with a role in The Spinster and is Judge Campbell in the second season of Diggstown on CBC. He’s received two Atlantic Journalism awards for satirical commentaries and is also known as a social commentator with CBC’s The Journal and Midday. He was also a weekly columnist with The Sunday Edition of the Daily News and the Chronical Herald. He was also a co-host on Shift for Brains on the Sheldon Macleod Show on News 95.7FM Halifax.
His volunteerism is well known as he’s the honorary trustee of the IWK Health Centre and appears every year on the IWK Children’s Hospital Telethon in partnership with CTV Atlantic. He is regularly the emcee for many charitable organizations.
“Bill was a very entertaining speaker who everyone loved. His stories shared great life experiences that could be felt by all. A great speaker who could be listened to over and over. My managers were impressed by his performance.”
“Excellent, informative and entertaining, Mr. Carr managed to give us all a chance to relax and laugh at ourselves while giving a clear important, helpful message.”
“Bill outperformed everyone’s expectations, and absolutely made an impression. This is the first time we’ve contracted a keynote speaker for this annual event, and it was incredibly well received by all who attended.”
“Bill overall was thought provoking, comical and full of energy. His ability to tell relevant stories, carry people through a range of emotion and bring you back to the core message was terrific, just the way you would like to kick off a year beginning meeting!”
“By customizing your package to our audience, you instantly captured their attention.”
“Bill was the star of the Council’s events. His talk received an overwhelming positive response from our Stewards. He had has us roaring with laughter and in tears as he delivered information that was on point for the important work that our Union Stewards do. He received 4/4 on our evaluations by Council participants with comments such as Awesome Speaker!, Hilarious! and made me remember why I became a Steward! Thanks for all your efforts.”
Professional Institute of the Public Service
“Best seminar ever!” and “I needed to hear that!” were just a few of the repeated comments echoed in response to Bill Carr’s seminar, Creating Your Future, addressing some 100 Teamsters Union Stewards at our annual seminar on September 28, 2013. Bill speaks with a poignant, direct and personal style and delivers with an authority gleaned from varied personal life experiences, and shares these intimate nuggets of life with the wit and charm of a true Canadian Maritimer. As a facilitator, Bill draws the best from his audience, his compassionate prodding empowering even the most reticent participants to share personal insight and opinions. I would unreservedly and wholeheartedly recommend Bill to any organization or group function.”
Teamsters Local Union 987 of Alberta
“With the perfect blend of stand-up comedy and personal touching stories, Bill Carr delivers tremendous and applicable messages for business and life in general. His presentation set the perfect tone for our tradeshow weekend — so much so that we have invited him to speak again.”
Canadian Health Food Association
“In a word; your man was fantastic, topical, hilarious, poignant, energized and energizing. Oh…. Right…. That’s six words There were 275 or so in the audience . I would have said they were 275 people seated for the performance but he had most of them on the floor. Bill’s ability to weave his humor with the Rotary message was impressive. I wouldn’t simply want to recommend Bill to a future group I would want to insist upon it. He was the man and the message we needed and he delivered. Thanks for all of your help.”
The Rotary Club
“Participants at the NBAEAP Annual Conference commented that closing speaker Bill Carr was the highlight of the conference. Before delivering an important message, Bill starts out with a related true story and finishes with a powerful message giving the audience a roller coaster ride of emotions.”
New Brunswick Association of Employee Assistance Programs
“I just wanted to send a quick message regarding Bill’s appearance last night at the Exit Realty Habitat for Humanity Dinner in Bridgewater. He was simply amazing-nothing that hasn’t been said before I am sure. Humor is therapy but it was his humanity and understanding of empathy that touched me most.”
Habitat for Humanity Organizer
“Bill’s combined skills as Emcee and Entertainer contributed greatly to the enjoyment of our attendees. Comments ranged from hilarious and engaging to a great ambassador of Atlantic Canadian culture.”
“I wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how GREAT Bill Carr was at our conference. Not only is he a very nice man, but during his speech he knew exactly how to get people’s attention for the whole time. He made us stop and think, got us emotional, serious, and made us laugh so much. He really knows how to tell stories that people can relate to their professional and personal life. Everyone here loved it and we wouldn’t hesitate to refer him to anyone. Hats off to Mr. Bill Carr!!!”
“I just wanted to thank you for recommending Bill for our teambuilding event. His presentation was interesting, thought provoking and hilarious. I was amazed by the emotion he evoked from the entire room. I think everyone took something important home with them that day. He was the best speaker we’ve had to date and I hope to work with him again in the near future.
The Regional Municipality of York
Toronto Stock Exchange
Realty World Canada
Ontario Pork Marketing Board
Treasury Board of Canada
City of North York
Markham Board of Trade
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Maritime Life Maui
University of the Caribou
Alberta Builders Association
Wadena Teacher’s Association
City of St. Alberta
State Farm Insurance
Atlantic Professional Golf Association
Banff Centre for Management
North British Society
Credit Union Leader Association
Tourism Industry Association
Atlantic Lottery Corporation
Ottawa General Hospital
Institute of Canadian Bankers
Volvo Canada Halifax
Fisheries Council of Canada
Canadian Parks and Recreation
Better Beef Ltd.
Privy Council of Canada