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Greg Schwem

Business Humourist, Corporate Emcee, Syndicated Columnist and Author

Greg Schwem provides a comedic take on the 21st century workplace and work/life balance which has landed him on SIRIUS Radio, FOX News, Comedy Central and the pages of Parents Magazine. More than just a business humourist, Greg is also an author, nationally syndicated humour columnist and award-winning greeting card writer. He has shared the concert stage with the likes of Celine Dion and Jay Leno.

A graduate of Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism, Greg Schwem never envisioned a career in laughter. Instead, he settled in Florida, becoming an award-winning reporter for NBC-owned WPTV in West Palm Beach. But the comedy bug bit Greg hard and he returned to his hometown of Chicago, where he honed his standup act in nightclubs. When he began inserting material about business and technology into his act, audience members approached him and said, “You really should come down to my office and tell those jokes.” Behold! A new approach to comedy was born.

Greg’s show provides a hilarious look at today’s corporate environment and the latest tools used to conduct business. Indeed, Greg’s client list includes such corporate heavyweights as McDonald’s, Microsoft, General Motors, IBM, Hyatt Hotels, United Airlines and Cisco Systems. What sets Greg apart from other corporate entertainers is his ability—and willingness—to customise material for his audience while working within the parameters of the corporate environment. That means no profanity or politically incorrect material.

Besides customised material, Greg Schwem entertains audiences with stories about tedious business meetings, SmartPhone addiction, “frequently” asked questions and his fascination with the American Girl Doll company.

In addition to his hefty speaking schedule, Greg writes a weekly humour column nationally distributed by Tribune Media Services. He also is the author of Text Me If You’re Breathing: Observations, Frustrations and Life Lessons From a Low-Tech Dad. And yes, those are his kids on the cover.

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Topics

Work, Laugh, Repeat

In a hilarious, multimedia-intensive presentation, renowned business humorist and award-winning Chicago Tribune humour columnist Greg Schwem will make audiences of all ages howl with laughter as he explores the complex relationship between technology and the changing role of humour in the workplace. The smart phone, the virtual meeting and other tech marvels have made for a funnier work environment, even if it seems the opposite is often the case. Complete with true, hilarious, tech-addled stories gleaned from over 20 years speaking for some of the world’s most recognisable companies and business associations.

Meeting Emcee/Video Host

A good emcee needs to multitask. He must keep the event moving, be adept at improvisation and work efficiently with all participants onstage. Greg Schwem has hosted everything from a one-hour awards ceremony for 200 BAE Systems engineers to a three-day conference for 6,000 McDonald’s restaurant managers, to a virtual webinar for IBM customers. He is equally at ease chatting with a company CEO live on stage, pronouncing (correctly) the names of awards recipients, or conducting humorous on-camera interviews with meeting attendees.

Rock, Roll and Laugh Your Way To the Top

As a comedian who has opened concerts for stars ranging from Keith Urban, to Celine Dion, to Enrique Iglesias, Greg has seen how rock and roll is really a business AND how every employee, team and company has "rock star" potential. With serious messaging clothed in an entertaining presentation that combines comedy, live concert footage and a musical soundtrack, Greg explores teamwork, generational differences and the pros and cons of technology vs human interaction.

Not only were his scores off the charts, but Greg did his homework on our association, members, and industry, and incorporated that into his presentation.

Financial Manager’s Society

More than a comedian, he’s truly a brand ambassador

IBM

Greg did an excellent job in motivating the group the first morning which set the tone for the next three days. 

IT Exchange Group

Publications

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The Road To Success Goes Through the Salad Bar

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Text Me If You’re Breathing: Observations, Frustrations and Life Lessons From a Low-Tech Dad

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    £7k to £15k

  • Europe:

    £7k to £15k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • United States

Languages

English

* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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