Pure Comedy Stress Buster
Family Friendly Laughs
Your event is in good hands with veteran comedian Rik Roberts behind the microphone. With over 28 years of experience, Rik is a natural fit for corporate events, sales meetings, awards banquets, churches, fairs, festivals – you name it.
His entire act is family-friendly but best suited for fun loving adults with a little life experience. Topics include marriage, parenting, technology, travels, health, hunting, current events and more. Rik’s act is multi-dimensional. In addition to his stand-up routines, he sings his original comedy songs and performs a few spot-on impressions. In short, he has something for everyone.
As an active member of the National Speakers Association, Rik combines the experience of a seasoned headliner with the professionalism your event deserves. In many cases, the success of the show starts weeks in advance of the actual performance. With that in mind, Rik will also provide:
A pre-event questionnaire to fully understand your goals for the event
A pre-event event video for you to use to increase interest and attendance Posters, pictures and everything you need to promote the event
A “10 Tips for a Perfect Party” checklist to help you get the most out of the event
“Barney Fife” – Have Rik mingle pre-show with your guests, or have him “arrest” a few folks! Imposter Speaker – Kick off the show by introducing Rik as an “expert” and watch it unravel.
Additionally, Rik can customize his show. If you need a certain theme or message relayed to the group – just ask.
Leadership & Team Building
Create A Talent Magnet
This is a program designed to help you take your team to the next level. It is a great fit for organizations who need a leadership tune-up and help establishing a culture of trust and accountability. After serving as the president of a non-profit, Rik shares examples of how one hundred and seventy individuals became “ONE” in the name of a greater cause.
Overcoming adversity is part of sports. In both sports and our own lives, the adversity often is self- imposed. Discover the lessons in situations such as J. R. Smith and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ failure to recognize “time and game situation” in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA finals.
Topics covered in the speech include:
- Building your Team (Recruiting and Releasing) • Game Planning (Leadership Cohesion)
- Fumble Recovery (Ownership & Accountability)
Learn from the rise and fall of athletes such as Lance Armstrong and Tiger Woods. Examine the behavior of coaches such as Rick Pitino and Urban Meyer. When leaders get ahead of themselves and fail to protect those in the organization, they tumble every time.
Taking stories right out of today’s sports headlines and history’s record books, we will explore the steps that lead to real winning. By emphasizing teamwork and integrity, your attendees will identify leadership qualities that they can develop to become a champion. Discover what it takes to lead a Game Winning Drive.
“Team Building Exercises” – Get on your feet and discover the skills of a leader and a role player.
“Re-Cap Two Minute Drill” – Conclude the program with a head to head competition to recap the learning points of the speech.
Fun Productivity Tune-Up
Serve With Better Focus
The Mayberry Method is a very fun motivational speech designed to teach specific ways to increase your productivity. Using a combination of examples from the Andy Griffith Show, personal stories and lessons from the history books, Rik delivers a message that is beneficial to any organization.
Imagine your attendees surprised by America’s Favorite Deputy blowing a whistle as he enters the conference room. Next, he pulls out a few “citations” that he has written up on members of your group. The group belly laughs as the “harmless offenses” are revealed. Once the group is engaged, Rik steps out of character and delivers a program full of actionable takeaways.
The typical speech includes 3 of the following topics, and can be customized for your group:
- Nip it in the Bud | Dealing with Distractions
- Don’t be a Goober | Time Management Strategies
- Who is your Ernest T? | Set Clearer Goals
- Keep your Bullet in your Pocket | Customer Relationship Building
- Deputizing Others | Delegating Authority
It’s an upbeat and unique speech that is easy to relate to and remember. You don’t have to be a Mayberry fan to play along – although it does make it even more fun.
Listen Up – Laugh It Up
Comedy Plus Interactive Workshop
Team Building Through Laughter & Improvisation
Did you know that laughter is a key component to success? In both the workplace and at home, a good laugh goes a long way. Laughter causes oxygen levels in the blood to increase. And your brain becomes fully engaged!
Laughter is also proven to:
- Reduce Hospital Stays
- Relieve Stress
- Improve Problem Solving
In the first part of the program Rik will share stats and stories of the benefits of laughter. And then, deliver a little stand-up comedy to prove it.
The second phase of the program is designed to explore how we can better “LISTEN” to customers, co-workers and clients. Too often, we listen just waiting to interrupt with our answers and show off what we know. Ideally, we should be LISTENING TO HEAR instead of LISTENING TO RESPOND.
You will be on your feet practicing active listening exercises. These methods will change the way you go about “hearing” what your customers, co-workers and others are saying. When communication improves, relationships improve.
You will be surprised at how much better you can listen and be ready to put that to use right away!
With Rik’s background in both improvisational comedy and professional speaking, this makes for a program that is both informative and hilarious.
Faux Speaker – Fake Expert
A Hilariously Disastrous Speech
Throw your group a curve ball!
Rik can be introduced as an expert speaker on the topic of your choice. He’ll start speaking with enough information to sound like he knows what he’s talking about … then it all falls apart. Facts, figures and philosophies are way off base. Soon, the Power Point slides become mixed with vacation photos. Microphones stop working. Then the audience gets “clued in” on the joke. Your CEO can “kick” Rik out of the room. Then, reintroduce him as a comedian who is actually there to perform stand-up comedy.
Past “faux” speeches include Rik as an authority on weather prediction, a “Beyond Farm Financial” planner, an expert in renewable resources and the CEO behind the $ale$ Throttler app. This app shocks you every time another salesperson on your team closes a deal. Sound fun yet?
If you have a specific topic that fits with your conference, Rik will happily develop a “bumbled speech” for you!
“Barney Fife Roaming Artist”
Hired Gun – Lots of Fun
Having Rik appear as Barney Fife is one way to make sure your group has a truly unique experience. There are a variety of ways to utilize “America’s Favorite Deputy”.
You can have the deputy:
- “Arrest” individuals at the event with inside info you provide • Check nametags at the door
- Mingle during social hour
- Pose for pictures
- Help hand out door prizes
- Energize an auction and encourage bidders • Announce “safety award winners”
- Patrol fairs, festivals and trade show hall