“Great job! Jeff's presentation at our two employee orientations was entertaining and enlightening.”
HOLIDAY VALLEY SKI RESORT
While reviewing the 2017 Program Evaluations, I read comments like: “Awesome choice for Jeff!!!”; “That fellow Friday morning was GREAT!!”; “Jeff was the best closing speaker ever, please bring him back!” I could go on and on, but I think you get the point.
Your closing General Session presentation was one of the reasons the participants called this year's Symposium, one of the best ever.
NEW YORK STATE CORRECTIONS AND YOUTH SERVICES ASSOCIATION
Without realizing it we - myself included - have fallen prey to the hypnotic pull of our electronic devices at the expense of experiences. Seize the day now replaced by seize the cell phone.
My multi-media presentation helps individuals and organizations understand how our screen obsessions are distracting, stealing time, creating sedentary, two-dimensional lifestyles devoid of life-enhancing experiences.
I mesh my 21 years as a nationally touring stand-up comedian (have performed with Martin Short, John Oliver, Brian Regan...) with a life spent exploring North America's backcountry to deliver an engaging and motivating narrative on screen detox. My presentation encourages getting outside, escaping the tyranny of screens, and seeking exclamation point moments while also reaping the health benefits of an active outdoor life. And with the aid of breathtaking photography I also provide visual proof that one does not need to visit Yellowstone or Alaska in order to witness outdoor awe.
Imagine, if you will, Dead Poets Society meets National Geographic with a heathy dose of Comedy Central.
* The invasiveness of electronic devices
* The health benefits of the outdoors
* Finding awe in our own backyards