Tim Clue aims his motivational health and wellness knowledge at education because he knows teachers need to remember the joy of teaching.
He is an acclaimed industry keynote speaker used for staff days, in-service programs, seminars, convocations and continuing education programs.
Tim’s passion to empower teams to harness this generational change is a reinvention for the tired motivational keynote. Every opportunity to connect with the LOL master presenter is hilarious, exhilarating and insightful.
Tim bears all his experiences from his years as an award-winning educator, his training at Second City and decades in stand-up comedy, and has synthesized his calling as a humorous motivational speaker and corporate entertainer.
As an ultra-clean comedian, Tim worked with many well-known comics-such as Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Wright and Larry Miller. As a playwright and director, Clue’s stage comedy “Leaving Iowa,” was nominated Best New Play in the Country during its premiere at actor Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theatre Company.
Tim has been privileged to speak before such notables as former President George H.W. Bush and economist Paul Krugman.
Motivation: A Funny Thing
Tim Clue sees motivation as more of an experience than an idea; using laughter as a super connector, Tim creates engaging, motivational experiences through shared humor. Making words such as Synergy, Team-Building, Morale, Collaboration and Outside-the-Box Thinking not just good plays on Boardroom Bingo, Tim offers lasting, personalized tools an organization can put into play long after he leaves the room. His work behind the lectern is out in front-dynamic, inspirational, highly interactive and purposefully funny.
Tim creates unforgettable encounters that underscore and reflect the realities of this over-stimulated and distracted emailing, Facebooking, Tweeting world in which we now find ourselves living and working. Bringing “social” back into the meeting space, Tim uses his award-winning teaching practices, coupled with his expertise in improv and stand-up comedy, to increase the rate of familiarity and fun in any event. Designing unique, intimate and powerful exchanges, Tim gets people out of their seats and into his presentation, connecting them in entertaining yet thoughtful-and sometimes surprising-conversations. Says Tim: “Suddenly it’s not my event, it’s our event.”
Endeavoring for years to find the right blend between laughter and motivation, Tim developed a dynamic compound that stands alone; compelling and unique. Discovering his greatest inspirations from a collection of worst practices and fabulous failures, Tim quickly learned that presentation-even in the business of humor-is never easy if you’re really trying to create something that feels on-point and with purpose. This instructive ringleader brings forth a bevy of inspiring and engaging experiences, appropriate for conferences, employee or management gatherings or client appreciation events. As Tim often says, “If you want them to hear it, tell them. If you want them to remember, make them laugh.”
Bone-crushingly funny, dynamic, squeaky clean and adept at finding the pulse of your company, Tim integrates your messages and culture with his unique brand of high energy interactive humor. Using his razor sharp wit, Tim custom-builds original, hilarious, creative and collaborative presentations for every client, making for an unforgettable and inspiring event. His stories are hysterical, but his message profound: only the relationships in our lives reflect the values and intensity with which we live. For Tim, Leadership needs Laughter and Comedy is Communication. Fantastic for Holiday Party entertainment, too!
Tim’s background as an award winning communication and speech professor explains his ability to be able to condense, distill and/or emphasize important messages that could be left behind. Added training with Second City and over 20 years as a professional stand-up makes Tim the perfect emcee: high energy, exceptionally interactive, and capable of making others’ mistakes look intentional, brilliant, or at least hilarious. As the Unconventional Host, Tim kick-starts camaraderie with big laughs and creative, collaborative elements… and he’s always clean. Deftly weaving your important message insights with his intelligent brand of humor, Tim is suitable for your team’s awards banquets, client appreciation events, management meetings or any other type of gathering.
Especially for Educators: The Unlikely Teacher.
It was implausible to think that a pupil like Tim Clue would or could ever become a college level instructor. Challenged by dyslexia and ADHD as a young man, Tim ultimately did earn his Master’s degree and began his creative work in the classroom as a communications teacher and speech coach, spring-boarding him into a life as a professional clean comedian, published playwright, and ultimately, a highly inspiring and motivational speaker for all levels of educators, staff and administrators.
If you’re searching for in-service day ideas, The Unlikely Teacher with professional development speaker Tim Clue is a wonderful way to reward and move an audience in any educational field. This award-winning, lifetime lecturer rethinks learning lessons to help rebuild 21st century minds. For in service days, professional development events, or continuing education seminars, this inspirational speaker is simply … Smart. Dynamic. Unforgettable.
“It was a pleasure to have you speak at our conference, Tim… Thanks—we will be recommending you! You were fabulous to work with!!”
MASBO (Montana Association of School Business Officials)
“Tim, you kept the audience laughing for nearly an hour… I received and continue to receive many positive comments.”
Farmers & Mechanics Mutual Insurance Company
“You really got us hopping in a smart way; inspired, interactive humor.”
“Tim was the reason people were walking around saying this was the best product introduction we’ve ever seen.”
“Simply knock out funny… Tim’s presentation not only garnered an overwhelming response from all of our associates, but his use of multi-media to heighten his presentation resonated exceptionally well.”
“Simply the most talented thinker and presenter I’ve ever worked with.”
“I love that you looked on our vendors’ and customers’ websites to familiarize yourself with their products and history.”
Co-operative Feed Dealers, Inc