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NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Home visits can be stressful and rewarding all at once. My goal for this presentation was to reward the workers with an hour of stress-free laughter. What a great time and a super-nice group!

RIK ROBERTS COMEDY

 

“I am so glad we made the choice to have Rik come to Nebraska for our conference! As the work our home visitors do is very stressful, and many of the topics of the conference were “heavy,” the break for comedy during our luncheon was a perfect way for our participants to “Recharge!” Rik was a joy to work with, extremely professional and 100% appropriate for our audience. We had a lot of wonderful feedback!”

J.A., PROGRAM MANAGER, NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

FUN TIME AT THE RYMAN

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

RIK ROBERTS COMEDIAN

 

Time sure flies. I think it was 1994 when I first performed with this funny man. Next thing I knew he had blown up into one of the most recognizable comedy voices in our time. “Larry the Cable Guy” had a hilarious show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. It was good to hang backstage and catch up little bit. Git-R-Done!

 

National Speakers Association – Austin, TX Chapter

Monday, April 24th, 2017

NSA SPEAKER RIK ROBERTS

Recently I had the honor and privilege of speaking to the National Speakers Association – Austin, TX Chapter. I gave them a crash course in comedy techniques taught in my School Of Laughs workshops.

rik roberts austin chapter of National speakers association

The group was an absolute blast and I look forward to bringing the “Presenting With Humor” program to as many NSA chapters as possible. It will be hard to be Austin, though. The hospitality was off the charts … including the trip to sample a 1/2 lb of brisket at Kreuk BBQ in Lockhart, TX.

Austin, TX NSA CHAPTRE RIK ROBERTS

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The entire afternoon was a blast. Way to go Mike Robertson and NSA-AUSTIN!

Zanesville-Muskingum Chamber of Commerce

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Rik Roberts Barney Fife

“Rik Roberts is a consummate professional. As advertised and a true professional. He adjusted to the audience and time situations remarkably. Pre and post event contact was very thorough. I would highly recommend Rik.”

– Dana Matz President, Zanesville-Muskingum (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce

Tennessee Land Title Association

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Rik Roberts Corporate Speaker

Rik made our annual conference!We tied in our TitlePAC fundraiser into his act and Rik was so accommodating! We also had problems with audio visual presentation but Rik didn’t miss a bit. Attendees commented that his comedy was hilarious but there was substance in his presentation on eliminating distractions in the work place.

Rik is a pro in every sense of the way and a great comedic talent. I recommend Rik whole-heartedly! Thanks so much, Rik!!

– – S. Hulse, Tennessee Land Title Association

Podfest 2017 Conference in Orlando, FL

Monday, March 13th, 2017

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What a fun time I had in Orlando, FL at Podfest! As a podcaster myself (School Of Laughs podcast available on iTunes | Stitcher | iHeart Radio and at www.SchoolOfLaughs.com) I loved meeting others who enjoy communicating to their “tribe”.

As a comedian, I got to share with them how to engage your audience by using stand-up comedy techniques. I met so many interesting people, including people who have podcasts about “puke stories”, and one guy whose podcast helps people fall asleep!

If you are a podcaster looking for a great conference with deep dive information, check out http://podfest.us/2017/

Fake “Expert” Strikes Again … This Time In Atlanta!

Monday, March 6th, 2017

For the second time in three days I was able to “fool” the audience as a fake speaker. This time, I was speaking on the coal industry to commercial explosives and blasting systems provider Orica.

As I explained how windmills were reversing the Earth rotation, I got a few puzzling looks …

RIK ROBERTS ORICA SPEAKER

And then, when I informed them that a solar energy expansion pilot program in Seattle was a major failure I won them back.

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There was just enough “true” mixed in with the “false” that it made for a great surprise.

Here is what the client had to say …

“Rik was a great addition to our conference of joint ventures & independent distributors. He had great ideas on how to trick the audience into believing he was an industry expert who we soon figured out knew very little about our industry. He was responsive to my communications, punctual at our event & everyone really enjoyed his comedic routine. His timing was spot-on, the topics were universal and he did a great Barney Fife!!

– Patty Poole, Orica

NEVER STOP LAUGHING! Davenport, IA [2-10-17]

Friday, February 10th, 2017

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Listen Up Laugh It Up!

Monday, January 30th, 2017

I had a great time in Memphis delivering my “Listen Up, Laugh it Up” program for mede-usa. The company is the global leader in medical compression. They take this title seriously by investing in research, education and innovation, providing the latest technologies enabling our patients to not only manage their challenges, but to enjoy life to its fullest.

I’m not only a fan, now I am a customer!

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Rik Roberts delivers listen Up Laugh It Up Team Building program in Memphis, TN

Here is what they had to say about my program:

“I can’t say enough great things about Rik!  He showed up and was enthusiastic to speak to our group of sales professionals so early in the morning.  We are a tough crowd, what can I say, and Rik really had everyone laughing and motivated after his performance.  We took away some valuable listening lessons from his “Laugh it Up” presentation and would highly recommend Rik to anyone that needs to add a little motivation and laughter to any meeting!  Thank you Rik for a clean comedy routine and words of wisdom!”

– H. Perry, media-USA

Rik Roberts 2016 Year In Review

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Wow, that went by fast! As I look forward to 2017, I want to share with you some of the highlights of this past year.

2016 was an extremely busy year and I am thankful to the groups that had me entertain, inspire or inform at their events. I got to deliver over 100 programs in 23 states in 2016.

75% of the groups requested my 100% clean comedy show “It’s Funny Now“.

Rik Roberts Comedian

15% took action and increased productivity, eliminated distractions, and set clearer goals with my Mayberry Method Keynote.

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10% got on their feet and engaged with my new “Listen Up – Laugh It Up” interactive team building workshop.

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I also had the chance to record two “streaming” comedy programs. Chonda Pierce’s “Stand-Up For Families” is airing on the DOVE NETWORK.

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And in December I recorded an episode of “Clean Comedy All-Stars” for PURE FLIX. Those episodes should air in late Spring 2017.

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I was also fortunate to continue my “School Of Laughs” podcast. This podcast is designed to help comedians and speakers on their journey to becoming “bigger, better and more bookable than ever before.” I released 52 episodes in 2016. Currently, the show is downloaded in 33 different countries including China, Russia and Iran. I never imagined that scenario when I first began 130 episodes ago.

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If you haven’t listened to it, you can subscribe on iTunes , Stitcher , or via the iHeart Radio app.

I also got to connect with New Missions on their Laugh All Night comedy concerts. The shows are free and the New Missions staff takes a few minutes to talk about their efforts in Haiti. I got to visit their headquarters in Orlando to see first hand how they make it all happen. I highly suggest you visit them online and see for yourself.

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All in all, it was a really great year. I hope to connect with you this year as you begin to plan your next event. Here’s to an incredible 2017!