Nick Arnette

Change Management, Humor, Leadership, Motivational Speaker, Productivity, Stress Management, Team Building

Travels from California, USA

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Nick Arnette Profile

With a unique blend of motivation and humor, Nick Arnette has a perfect blend of speaking style and message; using his trademark comedy, he shows how keeping a positive attitude and working as a team, coupled with retaining a sense of humor, can enhance your life both personally and professionally.

Nick is a comedian who has appeared at the greatest venues, such as the Improv, Catch a Rising Star and the Comedy Store. He has worked with the top names in the business including Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld, and made TV appearances on A&E, Comedy Central and HBO. More than just a comedian, Nick has also worked in sales, hospitality, education and mortgage banking, which means he can relate to your work environment and help you to see it in a fresh, light-hearted way.

With a clean, goodhearted and enthusiastic comic style, Nick can make your guests see the lighter side of their problems. He discusses your needs in advance and there is never any risk that his humor will overstep the mark and offend anyone in your audience. Full of enthusiasm, he will work with you before your event to make sure you get exactly what you want and he is always happy to stay and chat with the audience afterwards.

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    Nick Arnette-The Feel Good Funny Guy

    More than just a funny speaker
    Nick′s programs transform and energize audiences with both motivation and humor! With Nick, you get a lot of laughs along with relevant, practical content. His most requested talk is, Me, We, and Glee: How to have a great attitude, work as a team, and keep your sense of humor. It encompasses maintaining a positive outlook during these changing times, defining teamwork and enhancing humor both at work and at home. He′s even has a written a book that goes along with the talk.

    Nick has performed for hundreds of groups…
    including AT&T, Unilever, Microsoft, Adobe, and Motorola. He has worked with such comedy greats as Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld, and has performed in all the top comedy clubs, such as the Improv, Catch a Rising Star and the Comedy Store. His TV appearances include A&E, Comedy Central and HBO. Nick Arnette also has a background that includes sales, the hospitality industry, education, and award winning work in mortgage banking.

    All this experience means you′ll get a performer who is an expert at entertaining your group and who can relate to people′s work environments! Nick is perfect for any group that wants to laugh, feel good about life, and leave with some practical advice they can put to use right away. Wouldn′t you prefer entertainment that gives you something to feel good about?

    Known for his clean and clever material
    Nick′s comic style is friendly and light-hearted. Nick will not only make you and your people laugh, he will befriend and encourage them. Nick can help your group see the lighter side of their problems with his clever stand-up comedy and original brand of good, clean fun! Your groups will appreciate Nick′s depth and identify with his observations on human behavior. He will bring humor you can relate to, and will tailor his comedy to your needs, so you′ll get a performance made especially for you. Also, you can be assured that none of the humor will be inappropriate or offensive to your audience.

    Easy to work with and flexible
    Nick Arnette takes pride in being easy to work with and being flexible. He calls clients well in advance, does a pre-event questionnaire and conference calls before each event. He shows up early for every event, stays and talks to the audience after his talks, and treats his clients like good friends. Why do you think they call him, “The Feel Good Funny Guy?!”

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Nick Arnette's Speech Descriptions

Nick has a varied series of presentations that he adapts specifically for your target audience. His most requested presentation is Me, We and Glee, a hilarious talk on keeping a positive attitude in the workplace to reduce stress and improve teamwork.

In other talks Nick shows how to incorporate humor into the workplace, how laughter can be a part of leadership and how to make your colleagues or employees feel good with appropriate and effective use of humor.

Nick can also present top-quality, straight stand-up comedy; if desired he can be booked for double sessions, with a business-related talk during the day and his clean and hilarious comedy show in the evening.

Me, We and Glee: how to have a great attitude, work as a team, and keep your sense of humor.
Keep a positive attitude in the midst of today′s ever changing workplace. Embrace change, learn teamwork essentials, reduce stress, and keep your sense of humor through all of it! (Most requested talk.)

Speaking and Stand-Up Comedy Combo
Have Nick do one of his talks during the day and have him do a clean comedy show for your evening event. (Frequently requested).

Standup Comedy
Clean and clever stand up comedy just like you see on TV. Guaranteed to be clean, non-offensive and funny!

It’s Laughter We’re After!
Incorporate more humor into your life without being offensive or interrupting the work environment.

It’s Not Only What We Say: It’s Also How We Make People Feel!
Learn the value of encouragement and have a few laughs along the way.

How to Effectively Use Humor in the Workplace
There is a place for humor in the workplace. Learn how to effectively use humor to achieve the results you desire.

Spare Change
The only thing that doesn’t change, is change. It’s not how a person acts toward change — it’s how they react. Learn to put change in its proper perspective.

We’re Talkin’ Teamwork!
Learn how to define and implement effective teamwork so everyone understands the task at hand!

From Laughter to Leadership
Not only are there physical benefits of laughter; humor is also good for business and a great way to exhibit effective leadership. Learn how and why.

Do you spend a lot of time getting angry because someone didn′t do what you were expecting them to do? Learn how and why having realistic exceptions of people will increase your productivity and peace of mind.

Nick Arnette on Speaking

I always want them [my audiences] to know how to have a great attitude, work as a team and keep their sense of humor.

SPEAKING.COM: What do you want people to learn/take away from your presentations?

ARNETTE: First of all, I want people to know that I’m a funny speaker with a message, not just a comedian per se. I’m there for people to laugh and learn. What they take away is determined by what the client wants to achieve. I always want them to know how to have a great attitude, work as a team, and keep their sense of humor.

SPEAKING.COM: What kind of special prep work do you do prior to an event? How do you prepare for your speaking engagements?

ARNETTE: I have a pre-event questionnaire that covers key issues in the organization. I want to know as much about the organization as I can. What kind of jargon they use, acronyms, etc. I also like to have a conference call beforehand so we are all on the same page regarding what we want to accomplish.

SPEAKING.COM: Have you had any particularly memorable speaking engagements / unusual situations arise while on the road?

ARNETTE: I was in San Antonio on September 11, 2001. I had to be in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in two days. There were no planes flying, and all the rental cars were gone. I bummed a ride on a bus to Denver that was chartered by a group at the convention. Twenty hours later, I was in Denver. The next morning, I went to the Denver airport to fly to Sioux Falls. All flights were cancelled, so I borrowed my parent’s car (they live in Denver) and drove 750 miles non-stop to Sioux Falls. I was so tired I could barely stay awake, but I made it in time to get a few hours sleep and deliver my keynote the next morning to the South Dakota Trucking Association.

SPEAKING.COM: What types of audiences would most benefit from your message?

ARNETTE: Any audience that is experiencing a lot of change and is stressed out; that pretty much covers everybody these days!

I also like doing humor workshops. I teach people practical ways to start using humor at home and at work. We always have a lot of fun at those!

SPEAKING.COM: Which of your keynote speaking topics are your favorites and why?

ARNETTE: “Me, We and Glee: How to have a great attitude, work as a team, and keep your sense of humor.”

The talk title pretty much describes it. It encompasses maintaining a positive outlook during these changing and stressful times, defining teamwork and enhancing humor both at work and at home. I’ve written a book with the same title that goes along with this talk. It can be presented either as a keynote or a workshop.

I also like doing humor workshops. I teach people practical ways to start using humor at home and at work. We always have a lot of fun at those!

Ideally, I like doing both a keynote and a humor workshop when I’m at an event…maybe a keynote one day, and the workshop later that day or the next.

I enjoy making people laugh, but I also enjoy encouraging people by giving them positive ideas that they can use in their lives.

SPEAKING.COM: What inspired you to start doing speaking engagements?

ARNETTE: I enjoy making people laugh, but I also enjoy encouraging people by giving them positive ideas that they can use in their lives. I get a lot of satisfaction from that, and I find it very fulfilling.

SPEAKING.COM: How much do case studies, personal stories and/or humor factor into your keynote speech content?

ARNETTE: Personal stories are extremely important, because the audience needs to know that I have challenges just like they do. They need to know that I can relate to them. Case studies are also essential, because it’s good to be able to support my ideas with facts so they will be taken seriously.

SPEAKING.COM: What are some of the successes you’ve helped clients achieve?

ARNETTE: I’ve helped clients use humor effectively in their workplace. I’ve also helped them define teamwork, so everyone knows what it is and is responsible for it. With other clients, I’ve helped them improve communication and reduce stress. With all of them, I remind them that maintaining a positive attitude is essential to their personal and professional success.

SPEAKING.COM: What can you do for your clients besides speaking and comedy?

ARNETTE: I have emceed many corporate events, and I’m also a professional auctioneer. I recently auctioned off an antique Chinese vase for two and a half million dollars! Exclusive Interview with Nick Arnette
Using Humor to Lead and Inspire with Nick Arnette
In this interview, Nick discusses:
  • The importance of humor in the workplace.
  • The positive effects of humor.
  • How leaders can use humor to lead more effectively.
  • Appropriate and inappropriate humor in the workplace. Read the Full Interview
  • "You will get more out of people with humor than with heavy handedness; moreover, the quality of work they produce will be better when they are managed with humor along with other positive management techniques."
    - Nick Arnette

    What People are Saying about Seeing Nick Speak

    Rating Entries

    “Our managers thoroughly enjoyed your presentation and found it to be a fun approach to handling difficult management situations.”
    J. Grange, ROC Communities

    “Your presentation was a success… your topic was timely and your delivery first class. Your in-depth knowledge was obvious.”
    J. M. Dye, Telephone Employees Credit Union

    “After a morning of business meeting and workshops, the audience was ready for some fun and laughter–and that′s exactly what you gave them. You captivated the audience with your humor, delightful stage presence and wit– you were sensational.”
    Claudia Aldridge, Manager, California Trucking Association

    “I have only heard positive comments about Saturday night and I pass that on to you for your encouragement. Your standup act was one of the best we have had; what a treat!”
    Danny Abella, Captain, The Salvation Army

    “He was outstanding….Not only was he extremely funny, he delivered a message as well.”
    Tiffany Dixon, Guaranty Bank

    Partial Client List.

    Society of Government Meeting Planners (Los Angeles, Washington)
    Rothberger, Appel, Powers & Johnson Attys.
    Denver Roundtable
    State of Washington Employment Security Department
    Colorado National Bank
    US West
    Make a Wish Foundation of America
    Colorado Society of Radiologic Technologists
    Seatttle Mortgage Bankers Association
    Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce
    Colorado Mortgage Bankers Association
    Salvation Army
    National Juice Products Association
    Colorado Soil Conservation District
    SFBSAE (San Francisco Bay Area Society of Association Executives)
    Society of Association Executives
    Meeting Planners International, Orange County and Los Angeles
    WSAE (Washington Society of Association Executives)
    Bell Canada
    Carlson Wagonlit Travel
    Housing Authority of Fresno, CA
    Safety Equipment Distributors Association
    Society of Insurance Licensing Administrators
    Rental Industry Association
    Union Bank of California
    South Dakota Credit Union League
    Phelps Dodge
    Colorado Credit Union League
    Institute Kinder Morgan, Inc.
    Orange County National Spa and Pool
    Southern California Ready Mixed Concrete Association
    Quaker Oats
    Southern California Rock Products Association
    Wycliffe Associates

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    Books by Nick Arnette:

    Me We and Glee: How to have a great attitude, work as a team and keep your sense of humor

    Stay focused on the right things; never let anyone ruin your day again. Learn what teamwork really is, and how to be really good at it, both at work and at home. Find out that humor is not only good for you; it makes you better at what you do. You′ll find a wealth of ideas on where to find humor and how to use it in various settings.

    Me, We, and Glee is divided into three sections:

    • Me-how your attitude impacts everything you do.
    • We-teamwork: how to work well with others in a variety of situations.
    • Glee-the importance of humor in our lives, where to find it and how to use it.

    There are lots of bullet pointed lists that you can quickly refer back to as needed. There′s even some extra space so you can jot down a few ideas of your own.

    By the time you′ve finished the book, you′ll find that Me, We, and Glee are interrelated and vital components of daily life. If you have good Me, you′ll have good We. And good Glee makes Me and We so much easier to maintain.

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