How to pitch Ben Whiting to your group:

If you’ve seen Ben speak or perform, you know that his rapid-fire combination of high caliber education and world class entertainment is wonderfully effective.  But maybe you’re not the only decision maker, and everyone else on the committee is going to need some convincing.  Unfortunately, experience has taught a lot of people to think that educational sessions can’t be funny, or that entertaining sessions can’t be informative.  You know it doesn’t have to be that way, but how are you supposed to get other people on board?

Here’s how.  We’ve been asked each of the following questions before, and here’s how we like to answer.  It’s worked for us, so we’re pretty sure it will work for you too!


What are we going to get out of this?

In a sentence, you’re going to get the most memorable professional development education you’ve ever had.  Us Vs. Them is a hilarious and insightful look at generational differences in the workplace, Unleash Your Inner Tyrant is the most innovative leadership presentation you’ll ever see, Becoming a More Annoying You is an HR professional’s dream, and Uncrapify Your Life covers communication and change management like you’ve never seen before.

Who is this guy and what are his credentials?

Ben’s been speaking to companies across North America for the past decade.  He’s worked for more than 10% of the Fortune 50, and many have hired him back multiple times.  He’s been featured on Fox Business, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Business Week.  Those people can’t all be wrong, can they?

This is a serious conference/event/get-together.  Are we going to get enough education out of this?

Absolutely. Just because it’s entertaining doesn’t mean it’s not educational.  Throughout each presentation, Ben interweaves the educational content so that people are laughing and learning all at the same time.  Also, all attendees will receive a downloadable PDF with the major takeaways from Ben’s presentation, along with statistics and strategies they can use immediately. 

Does Ben’s delivery style take away from the message?

Actually, they do the opposite. The entertainment puts people at ease and builds trust, making everyone actually more receptive to the key takeaways than they would be otherwise. That’s actually been proven. Click here.

He talks really fast and moves around a lot. Is that normal? Do I need to hide the coffee?

Ben doesn’t even like coffee.  But Ben’s energy is what makes people focus so they don’t miss a key takeaway.  If you watch the faces of the audience during one of Ben’s presentations you’ll notice them smiling, laughing, and paying close attention. You’ll also notice that they aren’t staring at their phones.  When was the last time you listened to a keynote where nobody was looking at their phones?

What else can I expect from Ben Whiting as a keynote speaker?

First and foremost, an excellent presentation to an attentive and receptive audience.  You can also count on him showing up; he’s never missed an event, and he’ll make the entire process as easy and stress-free as possible.  He’ll help promote the event both before and afterwards, which will help increase attendance this year and plant the seeds for an even bigger event next year.  Everyone in the audience will get supplemental educational materials for continued learning – and they’re also going to have more fun than they have ever had listening to a keynote.


Hopefully this will help you convince your fellow decision-makers to try something new at your next conference or training event, whether that means hiring Ben or someone else who knows how to make education truly enjoyable.  And if we didn’t provide enough information, contact us and we can arrange a conference call with your group!  We firmly believe that improving your business doesn’t have to be boring.  We know you do, too.  Now let’s get everyone else on board with us!