"This year we contacted the MidAmerica Speakers Bureau to assist us in finding a high caliber speaker to kick off our Spring NMGMA Conference in Lincoln. After reviewing several exceptional speakers, we decided on one and I must say he was outstanding! With such great success the first time, we worked with MSB to come up with another speaker for our Fall Conference. Again the speaker did an outstanding job! I must say that working with Barry and Jenny was most enjoyable and extremely easy. We will be in contact with them again next year as they have a number of additional outstanding speakers that we will want to consider.”
~Jerry Greenquist, President, Nebraska Medical Group Management Association

"We highly recommend MidAmerica Speakers Bureau. Barry and Tyler take a lot of pride in what they do and they make it easy to find outstanding speakers for any occasion. They organize, follow up, and communicate from start to finish. We appreciate their leadership!”
~Mike Lucas, Superintendent, York Public Schools

"Barry and Tyler Carlson of the MidAmerica Speakers Bureau were a dream to work with when booking our speaker! They were diligent about contract details, sending date and time reminders, notifying us of the speaker’s needs, and provided us with a professionally-written speaker introduction. It was definitely a smooth operation from beginning to end!”
~Tori Stofferson, Communications, Kearney Public Schools

"Barry & Tyler were flexible, responsive and understanding while working with us to make our event come true. Everything was very smooth. The procurement process here in Hawaii is yet to be desired, but despite that, Barry and Tyler built that relationship with us and walked us through it all. As we plan for next year, we will definitely keep them in our minds and hearts!”
~Iwalani Harris, Teacher, Kea’au, Hawaii

"Working with MidAmerica Speakers Bureau for our 2017-18 Staff Kick-Off, could not have been easier! From the moment I sent the inquiry, either Barry or Tyler was there to help make sure we were all on the same page. And, I appreciated their excellent communication along the way. We secured an awesome speaker and we couldn’t have been happier! Thanks again to Barry and Tyler…they were great to work with!”
~Dr. Derrick Joel, Superintendent, Raymond Central Public Schools

"In working with MidAmerica Speakers Bureau for our 2013 All-Staff Meeting, our committee found Barry and his staff to be timely, personable, professional and very effective. We got two great speakers for the right price, and several of our members said it was THE BEST All-Staff Meeting they have ever attended! Barry and Tyler run an incredible organization and they helped make ours a fantastic event!”
~Beth Porter and the All-Staff Meeting Planning Committee Association

"While looking for a keynote speaker for our Spring Conference, we contacted Barry and Tyler Carlson at MidAmerica Speakers Bureau. They were very helpful in providing us with information and options, and in a relatively short period of time, we were able to secure a great speaker within our budget. The speaker they suggested for our attendees did a fantastic job! We could not have been happier with the speaker, and with the service that Barry and Tyler provided. I would give them our highest rating!"
~Charley Falmlen, Community Development Administrator, City of Grand Island

"Barry and Tyler, Thank you again for recommending a great speaker for our annual conference. We could not have had a better speaker and you both made it happen. It was so nice arranging this ahead of time and not having to worry because you took care of all the arrangements. We look forward to working with you in the future. Thank you again and have a great year!”
~Todd Boller, President, Nebraska Weed Control Association

"Tyler and Barry Carlson have been a tremendous help in booking high-quality speakers for our events. They are easy to work with and are very timely in their response to any questions we’ve had. They have communicated with us both before and after the event to make sure our needs were met. We are amazed at the professional, high-energy speakers that contract through their services. We look forward to working with them for future events!”
~Barbara Bonifas, HS Counselor, Aurora Public Schools

"Working with Barry and Tyler Carlson at MidAmerica Speakers Bureau was a breath of fresh air! Searching for a speaker that fit in our budget proved to be challenging UNTIL I found MSB! They made finding and booking a speaker so easy which was key to a successful event! I look forward to working with them again and will happily recommend their Bureau to any organization looking for a fast, easy, friendly and organized booking. Thanks again for helping us look good MSB! You deserve a 5-Star rating!”
~Alexis Maust, Farm Credit Services of America

"The MidAmerica Speakers Bureau helped us find the perfect speaker for our event. They have a large number of speakers to choose from on a variety of topics. Tyler and Barry asked questions about our needs as an association and what we wanted in a speaker to simplify our search. They have first-hand knowledge of their speakers and work hard to make sure you get the right person at the right price. They took all the stress out of the process and I look forward to working with them again!”
~Lisa McNeece, 2016 Executive Board, Nebraska Child Support Enforcement Association

"Thanks once again to Barry and Tyler for helping us with another successful Safety & Wellness Conference here in 2016! After two years of working with Barry and Tyler in booking speakers for our conference, we have been very appreciative of the quality of speakers they have provided. We hope to continue to find excellent speakers for our conference thru MSB!"
~Melissa Cervantes, Panhandle Safety & Wellness Conference Coordinator

"Barry and Tyler certainly took good care of us during the entire booking process! The follow-up was also excellent and very much appreciated! We hope to work with them again in the future!"~Jacque Wilkins, Executive/Human Resource Assistant, Great Plains Communications

"Barry and Tyler, I just wanted to say, 'Thank You' once again for all of your hard work prior to our credit union's Staff Development Day. I really appreciated your help in coordinating the event, and I must say working with MidAmerica Speakers Bureau made booking our speaker a breeze! We hope to work with you and MSB again in the future!"
~Stephanie Dreiling, Education Specialist
Heartland Credit Union, Hutchinson, KS

"We have used MidAmerica Speakers Bureau for the past two years and my only regret is that we didn't find them sooner! Needless to say, we will use them for future festivals. Barry and Tyler Carlson are the ultimate planners – quick to respond, clear on details, no surprises, and honest advice. In a word....PERFECT!”
~Vikki Gremel, Festival Coordinator for the Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival

"Barry and his team were absolutely wonderful to work with! Everything from emails promoting speakers, to personal phone calls providing more information and answering questions were so helpful to arrange just the right speaker for the desired occasion. They made getting everything set up extremely easy! And, the speaker we scheduled was even better than we had hoped for! Follow up was just as great as getting everything arranged! And continued updates on new speakers remains very helpful for future events! I would recommend Barry and Jenny and their Bureau EVERY time! They are an absolute dream to work with!”
~Angie Hagedorn, Cambridge Public Schools

"I didn’t have a clue as to how to find a reputable and enthusiastic speaker for our event, but when I went online and found MidAmerica Speakers Bureau, I hit the jackpot! I sent an email inquiry and within no time at all, I received a reply and a couple of great recommendations. When we decided which speaker we wanted, the details were handled thoroughly and professionally through the booking agent, Barry Carlson, who I was able to speak to via the phone! Everything from recommendations, to credentials, contracts, performance specifics and a final confirmation by both the agent and the performer, were well taken care of with speed and efficiency. I’ll definitely be recommending them to others and using them myself in the future. Thanks MidAmerica Speakers Bureau!"
~Cindy Arington, Ponca Indian Tribe

“Barry and Tyler Carlson were excellent to work with! They were both very professional with timely and genuine emails. They made the entire process of booking a speaker very easy! Thank you again for a great experience!”
~Casey Conner, Homer High School,
Homer, NE

"We worked with MidAmerica Speakers Bureau in booking a speaker for our ‘Oahe Days’ event in Pierre, South Dakota. The speaker did an excellent job, and I must say we appreciated MSB’s responsiveness and attention to detail. I sincerely hope we have an opportunity to work with Barry and his team again in the future…we highly recommend them!”
~Anne Lewis, Special Projects Director, Pierre, South Dakota

"I contacted Barry Carlson and Jenny Hanquist at MidAmerica Speakers Bureau in an effort to find a speaker for our Annual Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Appreciation Banquet. They connected me with a great speaker who delivered a fun, enthusiastic and entertaining presentation that the volunteers loved. I can’t thank Barry and Jenny enough! They were a pleasure to work with and things went flawlessly!"
~Cheri Theesen, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Director

"For our annual KFOR Sportscasters Club Banquet in May of 2010 I worked with Barry Carlson and his assistant, Jenny Hanquist, in securing Curt Tomasevicz as our featured speaker. With Curt being a Nebraskan with an Olympic gold medal with the U-S Bobsled team we thought it would be quite a feather in our cap to have him at our banquet. Thanks to Barry and Jenny we were able to work through some of the logistics to make it work. It was one of the best, if not the best, we've ever had! Our banquest was a huge success and I credit Barry and Curt for that."
~Chuck Stevens, Sports Director, KFOR Radio Lincoln, Nebraska

"I recently worked with MidAmerica Speaker's Bureau where both Barry and Jenny were fantastic! They were always very prompt in responding to my questions and requests. Their light-hearted humor was refreshing while we worked out the details of the speaker's appearance. Barry and Jenny made hiring a speaker a very positive experience."
~Gina Caruso, Chesterfield, Missouri

It was a very easy, stress free process to schedule our speaker, Johnny Rodgers, for our fundraising event. Barry Carlson and his staff made sure everything was scheduled and confirmed. When you are planning a fundraiser, the right speaker is “key” to a successful night. Barry Carlson was very helpful in finding someone who fit our crowd and our needs. This is not the first time we used MidAmerican Speaker’s Bureau to schedule a speaker. Curt Tomasevicz came to Ponca in 2011 through Barry’s Bureau. When our community is in need of a speaker in the future, we will definitely call on MidAmerican Speaker’s Bureau!”
~Patti Boyle, Ponca Community Sports and Recreation Complex Committee Member

"I recently worked with Barry Carlson and Jenny Hanquist of the MidAmerica Speakers Bureau in booking a keynote speaker for our Nebraska Municipal Clerks’ Association Banquet. I must say the entire experience was flawless! The format was extremely simple. Barry and Jenny answered all of our questions completely, and everything was handled very promptly and professionally. We got a great speaker and had a wonderful banquet! In fact, the positive comments are still rolling in! If you want a positive experience when hiring your next speaker, I would suggest MidAmerica Speakers Bureau. I would most definitely give Barry an A+!”
~Lanette Doane, Heartland Clerks' Association and Nebraska Municipal Clerks' Association

"Barry and Jenny, Thank you for your help in booking the speaker for the Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon! I was very pleased with not only the professionalism from MidAmerica Speakers Bureau, but the personal attention you gave me. From quick email responses to a follow up after the event, I appreciate your passion to ensure our event was a success. Many thanks!"
~Hilary Dunn, Ankey, Iowa Area Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator

"Working with Barry at Mid America Speakers Bureau was an easy and fun experience! Central Community College in Nebraska needed a speaker who could be at three different locations in a two-day time period - not your usual speaking engagement. Barry and Jenny worked with us in the most friendly, professional manner. They were quick to answer any questions, and they covered everything needed for the speaker, and for us, at all three locations to make sure our events went smoothly for all involved. The process from beginning to end was concise, smooth, and enjoyable for all!"
~Dr. Greg P. Smith, College President, Sandy Burris, Executive Assistant

"Barry Carlson and his team at the MidAmerican Speaker's Bureau truly work to make your event the best event it can be! Their help in teaming us up with the right speaker for our events has increased attendance and built excitement! Barry and his team will be our "go to" team for many years to come!
~Ashley Lantz, Vice President, Siouxland Huskers

"Barry Carlson at MidAmerica Speakers Bureau assisted us with our Pro-Am Golf Tournament in 2010. They were very thorough and did just an outstanding job of helping us obtain a quality speaker. We have had several positive compliments from those who participated in the tournament. We most definitely plan to use Barry’s expertise again!"
~Diane Mouchka, Foundation Director, Faith Regional Health Services Foundation

“Thanks to Barry Carlson we have had great speakers the past several years for our main fundraiser of the year. Getting a speaker each year has become so much easier since we started booking them through Mr. Carlson. We never have to worry about the quality of the speaker or if our attendees will enjoy the presentation. Barry has recommended certain speakers based on his understanding our crowd and his suggestions have always been successful for our group. All we can say is keep up the great job!”
~Lloyd Wagnitz, Head Boys Basketball Coach and Heartland Lutheran Banquet Organizer

"In booking our Boone County Health Camp through MidAmerica Speakers Bureau I found them to be top notch! They made it very easy and allowed us to focus on the other details of our event outside of hiring a keynote speaker. The email communications were very well organized and detailed so the event went off without any concerns! Thanks so much to Barry Carlson and MSB….I will be utilizing their agency in the future and will not hesitate in making referrals."
~Gina Baker, CARE Representative, Boone County Health Camp

"I recently worked with Barry from MidAmerica Speakers Bureau to book a speaker for an open house of our community's new rec center and he made it a very smooth and easy process. I had emailed in a request and Barry called me within a few hours and he was so pleasant to visit with and was excited to help us out. I had an idea of the speaker that I felt would fit the best for our event and Barry agreed and said that he would be perfect for the audience and would do a great job of reaching out to our youth. And Barry was completely right…we were so happy! Thank you Barry and MidAmerica Speakers Bureau for being so easy to work with in helping us find the perfect speaker for our event. It was a great match and we will be contacting MSB again in the future!"
~Valerie Turner, Geneva Activity & Education Director

"Barry and Tyler, Just a note to say 'GREAT JOB' in booking the entertainment for our Post Prom event at Columbus Scotus High School. It went exactly as planned and we couldn't have been happier! Our parents really appreciated your high level of service and communication. I think you will become our most trusted source for speakers and entertainers in the future! Thanks again!"
~Kelli Thomazin, Event Coordinator and Parent

"Barry and Tyler, Just wanted to say 'thanks' for all of the great help in booking our speaker! You helped us immensely by not only booking a great speaker, but also by offering some suggestions for other speakers for future conferences. I feel we are going to be using your services and speakers in the future because we have had nothing but good luck with MSB! Thanks again for all your help! "
~Melissa Cervantes, Worksite Wellness Administrative Assistant, Environmental Health Coordinator, Panhandle Public Health District



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Former Husker standout, DeMoine Adams, uses humor, experience and interactive illustrations to provide leadership and inspiration by motivating individuals to raise the bar of their own expectations in order to maximize their performance goals. Learn more.




Stacy's climbed the world's most famous mountain, now she's helping organizations across the globe scale their own monumental challenges. She challenges her audiences to lay the foundation for risk taking by accepting full responsibility for their lives. She also emphasizes the importance of recognizing and valuing everyone’s contribution as a team member in life’s pursuits. Learn more.




Considered one of the most dynamic, “high octane” speakers in America. Harvey Alston has been a full-time speaker since 1989. He has spoken to millions of people throughout the United States who have benefited not only from his knowledge, but also from the wisdom that Harvey Alston brings to the finish line. Learn more.




Clayton has spoken throughout the Midwest and the U.S. sharing his story of perseverance, patience and faith with audiences of all ages and from all walks of life. His message is delivered with humor and honesty and the personable style of a storyteller who once dreamed of the heavens and who believes that living life the right way can position oneself to achieve those dreams with no regrets. Learn more.




Dave uses step-by-step processes that will grow leaders but also teach how to use those processes in the lives of others exhibiting leadership potential. He has authored fifteen books to help businesses succeed through optimum leadership. His expertise and dynamic approach will aid your team by prescribing strategies and addressing issues with practical, hands-on advice. Learn more.




With more than two decades of winning experience in sales, noted national sales coach, speaker, author and corporate sales-effectiveness consultant Chuck Bauer brings us his innovative and distinctive business insight.
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We are working in the most competitive, fast-moving and complicated economy in history. In such a loud and crowded marketplace, today’s professionals need new ways of thinking. That’s why award-winning author Jeff Beals delivers entertaining speeches and workshops on personal branding, networking, sales and marketing designed to help individuals and organizations achieve greater success. Learn more.




Gayle’s fun, interactive and “clean” presentation of magic, mindreading, and humor is suited for every type of audience. Gayle has become known as having one of the “quickest wits in show business!” Audiences are more than entertained…they are enlightened. The Associated Press said it best: “More than just a magician, Gayle Becwar is a complete entertainer!”. Learn more.




Allen Beermann's vision is inspiring whether hs is addressing a youth group, senior citizens, public officials or dignitaries from other countries. After 24 years as Nebraska's Secretary of State, Allen Beermann is a dedicated leader who has positively affected the lives of many Nebraskans. A true Nebraskan, Mr. Beermann has much to say about our wonderful state. Learn more.



Rob Bell is the perfect combination of educational know-how, professional experience and humor. His presentations are high-energy and feature real-life anecdotes, which are as fun as they are meaningful. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in leadership, customer service, and training, Rob makes it simple, clear to improve customer service and gain leadership skills. Learn more.




Dan Bennett is a "must have" at sales meetings and motivational seminars where he showcases his juggling talent and humor to elevate teamwork and problem solving. This Four-time U.S. Nationals Juggling Gold Medal Winner, will be sure to bring down the house. Learn more.




So... who are the champions in your organization? Ross speaks about 100 dates a year and he'd love to customize a keynote (from one to six hours) for your next annual conference, corporate event, or sales meeting - his PASSION and energy is contagious and he’d be honored to be a member of YOUR team for the day! Learn more.




As a teacher in his seminars, Mike is passionate and entertaining while demonstrating the ins-and-outs of how to integrate LinkedIn, Facebook, Email, and Social Media Marketing into business owners' and entrepreneurs' marketing campaigns. As a marketer, he provides real world examples and tools that attendees can use immediately to market both themselves and their business. Learn more.



Ken is one of the most versatile comic impressionists on the scene today. He performs in venues across the globe, from theaters, cruise ships, corporate events and showrooms from Hawaii to Atlantic City. With over 100 impressions in each show, his universally received performance has something for everyone! Learn more.




WALTER BOND, CSP, CPAE, Speaker Hall of Fame

From professional athlete to professional speaker, Walter Bond delivers a solid message of personal accountability, overcoming adversity, power of confidence and excellence to the highest degree. Your organization will be rocked with enthusiasm, inspired to grow, and motivated to achieve to the highest level. Learn more.




Lisa Borchardt is a tenured and full professor at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Audiences are intrigued by Lisa’s passion for helping others to heal, which is a product of her 15 years of experience as a Professor of Social Work, Licensed Mental Health Practitioner, and through her own personal journeys. Learn more.




As a highly sought after keynote speaker, Kevin Brown, creater of The HERO Effect™ is on a mission to help people and organizations embrace a simple philosophy that separates world class organizations and high performance people from everybody else. His audiences are entertained, inspired and challenged to show up every day and make a positive difference at work and in life! Learn more.



Paul openly speaks of his life experiences. Like an urban Huckleberry Finn, he shares with audiences the wisdom he's learned through the back streets to corporate boardrooms. Paul's message resonates with audiences of all ages and economic backgrounds. Learn more.




Adrienne is on a mission to change the lives of teens “one kiddo-at-a-time” by instilling in them the tools to persevere with grit. Through her programs she teaches that with the right mind-set, proper amount of determination and stubbornness, even life’s worst days can be overcome with a positive attitude. Learn more.



Let's talk Husker football! As one of Nebraska's leading Husker Football Correspondents, Callahan offers insight to the sport both on and off the field. His speech entitled "High School Sports Are Not The End – There’s Much More To Life" highlights the importance of school athletics and what students can do now to prepare for life after sports. Learn more.




Corporations and organizations nationwide are hearing businessman and professional motivational speaker, Barry Carlson at their seminars. His humorous and thought provoking speeches are effective in transforming attitudes, creating positive outlooks, motivating action and improving performance. Learn more.



How important is laughter? Well, they say laughter is the best medicine. But they also say laughter is contagious. Hmmm. Comedian Tim Cavanagh may not shed any light on this apparent contradiction, but he's sure to make people laugh. Learn more.




Brenda Clark Hamilton is a dynamic keynote speaker and workplace trainer who provides fresh perspectives in leadership, communication skills, team-building, and offering one’s best self to life, relationships, and career. Learn more.




Joe's engaging personality and high energy captivates his crowd and makes them part of the show. He has amazed crowds not only with his clever conjuring, but he can steal a watch off an audience member without them ever knowing. Learn more.




#1 Best Selling Author and former professional football player, Richie Contartesi helps adults and teens understand that their dreams are closer than they appear. Through all the noise and out of reach possibilities, speaking is truly his favorite way of communicating his passion. Learn more.




John Cook has led the Huskers to 2 National Championships, 5 Final Fours, 10 conference championships and 13 top-10 final rankings since 2000. Coach Cook currently has 597 career wins and is the 6th-winningest coach in NCAA history. His inspiring speech entitled “Dream Big” in which he discusses how the philosophies, beliefs and values found in successful coaches parallel many of the same ones found in successful business leaders. Learn more.





With over a million books in print, Julia Cook is a former school counselor and teacher who never dreamed she could evolve into an award-winning children's author, parenting expert, and inspirational speaker. She now travels the country encouraging others to follow in her footsteps.
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Bill Cordes is a speaker, consultant and author. He has keynoted programs for conventions, conferences, schools and universities nationwide. His programs have been featured in 47 states, to well over 2 million participants. Learn more.



As a member of the 1994 National Championship Nebraska football team and working with numerous corporations and organizations, he understands firsthand what it takes to perform like a champion and experience incredible results both personally and professionally. Learn more.




Playing from 1997 to 2000, Matt led the Huskers in receiving yards three years in a row, finishing second to Johnny Rodgers in total receiving yards. His game-saving play—now known as "the catch"—sent the game into overtime, preserving Nebraska’s undefeated season and National Championship. Learn more.



Boyd served as the University of Nebraska’s Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for 35 years. During that time Nebraska football won 356 games and five National Championships. Boyd is the most decorated strength coach in history. His Four Steps to Success philosophy has impacted millions of high school athletes. Learn more.





Josh Erickson is a master team builder, serial entrepreneur, and trusted advisor impacting teams within businesses, schools and non-profits. With his hands-on approach and dynamic and engaging presentation style, Josh will empower your organization to profit emotionally, professionally, and financially. . Learn more.





With real life examples, Evans, (a former felon), shows how the keys to his success in prison are the keys to his success today, and how these lessons can be applied to escaping the “prisons within ourselves”. He renews an appreciation for what is really important in all of our lives. Learn more.




Nationally recognized communication expert Debra Fine reveals the techniques and strategies anyone can use to make small talk -- in any situation. Learn relationship building techniques for use at business networking events, conventions, association meetings, trade shows, as well as when interacting with clients, customers and patients. Learn more.


MIKE FRANK, CPAE, Speaker Hall of Fame

Mike is one of the most experienced speakers in North America. You will be pleasantly surprised to see that Mike's fees are extremely competitive with other speakers of similar talents.
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Comedy Mentalist Arthur Fratelli is one of the most popular and sought after corporate acts in the country. His passion for live entertainment is obvious in his original comedy, mentalism and uncanny ability to work a crowd. He is in constant demand for corporate events all over the country. Learn more.



Wendall Gaston, a member of the National Speakers Association, is a positive motivator, seminar leader, keynote and banquet speaker. As the Phunny Pharmer, Wendall provides a little positive medication - a Phun Pill from the Phunny Pharmer using magic and stories to make powerful points.
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Andy Greenberg is one of the most listened to speakers in America as a result of his national radio spot that appears regularly on 100’s of radio stations and is heard by millions of people in a show called “Your Daily High with Andy Greenberg.” His book “Your HIgh” sold twice as many copies than the average new author and he has a weekly TV show!
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Jack's passion is speaking to teachers and coaches about how to better equip themselves as educators, leaders and mentors.
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Gus battled for his life at age 9 following a tractor accident that took his right arm and shoulder and crushed his right leg. In spite of his injury, he was determined to excel in athletics. He played varsity basketball (Honorable Mention, All-State) and earned the respect of the coach who once said he'd never make the team. Learn more.



Neil Halford is one of the premier motivational and inspirational speakers in the speaking industry today. At the age of 2 Neil was involved in a near fatal accident which left him totally blind and forever changed his life and that of his family. Learn more.




Elvis Presley tribute artist Joseph Hall, has been seen on Good Morning America, NBC's America's Got Talent, USA Today, Fox News, The Morning Show and many more! Learn more.




Les "Pee Wee" Harrison is contagious. The energy, humor, insight and inspiration he brings to audiences, both small and large, cannot be denied. He is a 'Ha-Ha-Ouch' kind of speaker. Les can get you laughing and then put an 'ouch' or strong point in to make you think. See what it means to live a full life with integrity and intention. Learn more.




Andy has a very conversational speaking style. Andy focuses on entertaining his listeners, while maintaining the humility that has defined the Team Jack movement. Andy is a father who is passionate about a disease that his son has, with a vast array of experiences. He is willing to share his passion for the disease and his family’s remarkable experiences. Learn more.




South Dakota's own, Holly Hoffman was the last remaining member of the Espada Tribe and the last woman standing on Season 21 of CBS’ hit reality show “Survivor Nicaragua”. Through that experience, and others throughout her life, Holly was inspired to share her message of positivity, determination and confidence with business leaders, teachers, and students across the nation. Learn more.




Mark uses his selling expertise to help companies and salespeople identify better prospects, close more sales and build more long-term customer relationships. Learn more.




Todd Huston knows how to overcome incredible challenges. When his legs got caught in the propeller of a boat at age 14, his life was radically changed. Todd motivates and inspires anyone to believe they can overcome life’s many challenges and provides content for the audience to apply immediately in their lives. Learn more.



Neil Ihde is a speaker, lecturer, consultant and founder of Life IQ where he motivates groups and individuals to work, play, relate and live intelligently. He has worked with numerous managers, directors, corporate leaders, and teams to improve their personal and professional effectiveness. Learn more.



Dean Jacobs has spent five years traversing across the globe exploring over 52 countries on a low budget adventure, propelled by a desire to understand the world. His is a story of a man who would stop at nothing to follow his dream and the magic that happens when one follows their heart. Few things are more powerful as fulfilling a dream or traveling the world. Learn more.




Nathan Jamail is often referred to as an invincible sales leader, with the ability to take the lowest producing areas of the country and build exemplary business teams. His coaching and programs implement strong positive belief systems and create winning environments within organizations cultivating the highest levels of success. Learn more.




Mark Johnson and Sam_Stecher have provided instruction, training, and leadership at every level from elementary school to university institutions. Their insight will help you create a positive culture where kindness and validation are not random but the norm. Learn more.





Josh Jones, a gifted athlete, epitomizes the spirit of resiliency, strong character in the face of overwhelming obstacles, and generous service to others in the community. Growing up in one of the toughest neighborhoods of North Omaha, his passion for success in basketball helped shield him from the negative and dangerous influences swirling around him.
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Al Kerns has the unique ability to connect with parents, educators and students with his message of teambuilding, character, leadership, and overcoming adversity. Through his experiences of surviving a devestating tornado and then the murder of his best friend, Al delivers a message of hope and encouragement to all audiences. Learn more.




Chef Dan’s explosive personality and 23 years of experience in all levels of leadership prove to be a powerful, educational and entertaining combination. You will not want to miss this incredibly high energy, visual and humorous speaker, as he simultaneously takes you through the key ingredients that are needed to build an effective leader. Learn more.




Coach Kush's knowledge and keys to motivation are delivered with a captivating energy, passion and spirit. Get your team together for this inspirational talk that will give your team members tools they can use to achieve daily success and meet long-term organizational goals.
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Kathy’s high energy, passionate, and interactive style inspires people to make positive changes! Her practical approach, personal stories, and playful spirit sets the stage to create happier, healthier, more productive individuals. Her motto is “Anything is Possible”! From that perspective, she helps people shift their focus and take action to get positive results. Learn more.




As a student-athlete, Blake has spoken to thousands of Nebraska youth about the importance of academics and leadership. He is an adjunct professor of Social Media Marketing and is a leader of brain-injury awareness in the Midwest, as well as a football analyst for various Nebraska media outlets. Blake has been a featured keynote speaker at several business leadership conferences, focusing on entrepreneurship and management. Learn more.




Andy Masters is an award-winning author and international speaker who has presented over 650 keynote programs across North America. Andy’s creative approaches to teach proven principles offers specific tools that will empowering leaders and service professionals in a fun and entertaining presentation. Learn more.





Tom’s extensive experience in leadership roles has provided him the opportunity to assist individuals and organizations in such areas as adapting to change, handling conflict situations, and making good decisions consistent with planned strategic direction. Learn more.




Farmer and rancher…popular author…nationally syndicated radio broadcaster…it’s a unique combination that captivates, entertains and motivates audiences. Since 1996 Andrew McCrea has traveled the nation, producing the “American Countryside” features that are heard daily on radio stations coast-to-coast. Learn more.





As a former health policy staff member for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, he acquired unique experiences and an institutional knowledge of Congress, including an understanding of the politics behind the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. Learn more.





The former Bronco’s captain spent his entire twelve year career in Denver and makes Colorado his home now. Mecklenburg was arguably the most versatile player in the NFL playing all seven defensive front positions often in the course of a single game. As an author and speaker, Mecklenburg’s stories of teamwork and leadership are humourous and inspiring. Learn more.




Marc Mero, Former WWE Wrestling Champion and Author of “How to be the Happiest Person on the Planet,” reached the pinnacle of sports-entertainment success – then lost it all — but in the process discovered what’s most important in life. “It’s not how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you get back up. Get ready to be inspired! Learn more




Do you have a winning strategy that will get you to the goal line? Mike Minter, retired all-pro safety and now successful businessman, mixes up humor with a super-charged storytelling style which inspires staff to work together to stay competitive in today's marketplace. Learn more.



Art Mortell, at the Project Leadership Conference in Paris, France, was billed as “America’s number one technology motivational speaker.” Of over thirty speakers at the Wharton School Security Industry Institute he was rated number one. Selling Power magazine has listed Art as one of the top ten speakers in the United States. Learn more.




Rohan Murphy, who lost his legs at birth, started to wrestle his freshman year of high school. After a successful high school wrestling career he went on to wrestle at Penn State University. Murphy has lived his whole life motivating people by his actions, he is now motivating the youth of America by his words. Rohan’s life story is a gripping tale of adversity, dedication, and living life with a purpose. Learn more.



Liz is a thought provoking and dynamic speaker, igniting her audience with four key messages, which focus on accessing their game, creating powerful vision and creating a Rockstar network. She believes that changing your vision will change your life and that small and doable changes will lead to mighty, life changing results. Learn more.



At the age of nine, a fire exploded and burned 100% of John O'Leary's body. Given a one-percent chance to live, he fought extraordinary odds and lives to tell about it today. John's story of hope and determination will inspire you to push forward, dispite the odds. You can’t always choose the path you walk in life, but you can always choose the manner in which you walk. Learn more.





Tom Osborne is best known as the former head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Now as a motivational speaker, and author, Osborne exposes us to the traits required for successful life management and teamwork - loyalty, perseverance, honesty, integrity, strategy, character, faith, and old-fashioned "sweat equity" - values it takes to achieve victory, on any field. Learn more.




JoAnne Owens-Nauslar, has spent forty-three years promoting the benefits of healthy active living and is considered one of the nation’s most vocal personalities on issues of physical activity and the investment we must make in our children’s health.
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Victor Pacini is known as the most sought after speaker in the parent-child community. He is famous for designing engaging and entertaining experiences and products that help children and parents create that confident voice and overcome adversity, while addressing delicate topics with a fresh and positive perspective Learn more.



For the past several years Rob has traveled across the country sharing his story about 9/11. His story has, in fact, been so interesting and inspirational that Rob has appeared on NBC's The Today Show, The Evening News with Tom Brokaw, ESPN and has also appeared several times on NASCAR.com. Learn more.



As the Head Softball Coach at the University of Nebraska, Revelle has earned praise for her team-building skills, her ability to develop and maintain a winning program and her dedication to community servitude. Rhonda is a real champion on and off the playing field and will encourage your professional team to become more empowered, vibrant, and dedicated. Learn more.




Voted as one of America's Top Five Most Entertaining Speakers, Billy Riggs has been called the "Dr. Phil of Magic". Using Las Vegas-quality magic and illusions to drive home his points, Billy's presentations have transformed hundreds of otherwise ordinary conferences into events that are truly special. As a master magician, illusionist, and spellbinding entertainer, and he delivers a presentation that audiences will remember long after the event ends. Learn more.




Now with the historic perspective of 40+ years of more championship games and awards including the Heisman Trophy, Johnny’s high performance records place him in the unique position to help others unleash their ultimate potential. Using sports metaphors to teach his audiences how to go within so they won’t have to go without, Johnny advocates teamwork, mental toughness and the heisman factor.
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Jim is best known to college sports enthusiasts as the play-by-play announcer of University of Nebraska “Cornhuskers” athletics and pioneer in Nebraska sports talk programming; and after a long career as a leading producer for global sports marketing giant, IMG, Rose now serves as a Development Officer for the annual $25,000,000 UNL Husker Athletics Fund. Learn more.



When Teresa Scanlan was crowned Miss America 2011 at 17 years old, she became the youngest woman to wear the crown in over 70 years and the very first Miss Nebraska to become Miss America. Teresa is a spokesperson for Farm American and has worked extensively with many agriculture groups. Teresa often lends her voice to issues such as purity, Constitutional Law, political advocacy, and youth and women’s issues. Learn more.





Mike Schlappi has instant credibility with any audience because he has earned many accolades following a shooting accident that left him paralyzed for life. He won't challenge his listeners to venture anywhere he hasn't been.
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The water cooler, a time-honored totem pole of office communication, is a key prop and point of conversation throughout Carmen’s speaking engagements. With over 30 years in the customer service industry, Carmen is well equipped to educate, challenge, inspire, motivate and encourage others in customer service excellence. Learn more.




From playing wide receiver as a Nebraska Cornhusker, to the NFL, then becoming a full-time drug addict and time in prison, Ricky's powerful testimonial is centered around faith, support, the undying commitment to never, ever, ever giving up, and to live each day like the blessing it is! Learn more.




V.J. Smith has been a professional speaker for more than a decade. He travels throughout the United States and Canada.Smith peppers his talks with anecdotes and personal stories to illustrate key points. With a wide variety of speaking topics to choose from, there's always something for everyone.
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Two time NY Times Bestselling Author, and world-renowned speaker on leadership, Tommy Spaulding will share his heartwarming and humorous stories from life and business to illustrate how genuine and lasting relationships can grow your organization, advance your career, and change your world.
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Breathe some life back into your organization - follow Steph’s proven 5 “A” strategies to create a game plan that not only works – but that your team can actually get excited about! Invest in your people, the rewards will come back, tenfold. Learn more.





Do You Start At 9AM Sharp and End At 5PM Dull? Walt provides you with real world solutions, not theories, that work in your world. Solutions that will help you get better results from the work you do and the life you live.
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Sam Stecher and Mark_Johnson have provided instruction, training, and leadership at every level from elementary school to university institutions. Their insight will help you create a positive culture where kindness and validation are not random but the norm. Learn more.


Drawing on insights from his experiences as a prisoner, Matt will show you how to improve your capacity for servant leadership, and how that shift results in greater success as a leader as well as greater happiness. You’ll walk away with powerful ideas and tools for developing the leadership that will result into highly successful teams.
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Aaron discusses how to deal with adversity and how to make the most of the opportunities that are placed in front of all of us. You will be challenged to look at your own life…taking an inventory of what changes you may want to consider making in order to live as a “true difference maker.”
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Principal EL received national acclaim as a teacher and chess coach at Vaux Middle School, where his inner-city students went on to win a national chess championship. He is a regular contributor on “The Dr. Oz Show” and the author of the best-selling book "I Choose to Stay".
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Nebraska Native and Olympic Gold Medalist, Curt Tomasevicz, will inspire your group to reach past limitations and aspire for something more through goal setting and dreaming big. Learn more.




After being literally buried alive on September 11th, Joe's experience will inspire attendees to thrive under any circumstance, and to accept and handle unexpected stress and adversities - redirecting them with positive empowerment toward reaching their goals and dreams. Attitude and perseverance are everything. Learn more.



T. Marni Vos is a clean and refreshing humorist. She is as funny as she is inspiring. A motivational speaker, she entertains with her keynotes as she motivates and inspires her audience to be top performers at their work and as individuals. T. Marni Vos leaves her audience not only with an additional communication tool, but she leaves them laughing, free of stress, and ready for change. Learn more.




Jim has developed his own system of strategies, and teaches people how to implement these strategies as well as develop habits that will help them become higher achievers. These strategies can be molded and personalized to apply to any individual, organization, business or team. Learn more.




Are you ready for mystery, entertainment, and excitment? JT Wetherington offers magical illusions and entertainment perfect for your company event, holiday parties, church events, retirement communities, restaurants, fundraisers, and much more! Learn more.



Award-winning keynote speaker, seven-time New York Times Best-selling author and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, Don Yaeger has fashioned a career as one of America’s most provocative thought leaders. He has worked with audiences as diverse as Fortune 500 companies and cancer survivor groups, where he shares his personal story! Learn more.


Dave is the author of the book, “The Top Ten Ways to Lead a Significant Life.” Over the years, he has delivered his message to thousands of people across the country. Dave’s message is practical and thought-provoking, and when you hear him present, it will cause you to think about your own life and truly does matter. Learn more.