"MidAmerica Speakers Bureau honestly couldn’t make their process any simpler. I’ve now had the opportunity to book speakers through MSB for four different organizations and each time the service has been excellent! Tyler and Barry are extremely professional and have been extremely expedient in meeting our needs. Their contracts are easy to read and understand, while clearly identifying who is responsible for what so no detail is overlooked. They also send reminders as the event date draws near. I would highly recommend them any time you need an inspirational speaker, performer or seminar presenter for your event. They are awesome to work with!”
~Shauna Graham, MBS SPHR, Dir. of Professional Services, Merrick Medical Center

"Overall, it was a very positive experience having Coach Cook at our event! His speech was very engaging and I could tell our guests were hanging on his every word. He was very inspirational and definitely fit with the theme of our fundraiser, Dreaming Big for Healthcare. He was so gracious and flexible to sign volleyballs, mingle with guests, autograph books, and even say a few words to our volleyball players who served the meal. One of the doctors who has been to several galas said to me, “Coach Cook was the best speaker I’ve heard at a gala!” I would definitely book Coach again!”
~Jessica Prussa, West Holt Medical Services

"Thank you Barry, Tyler and MidAmerica Speakers Bureau for being so awesome to work with! You gave us great advice on appropriate speakers, followed up immediately and made the booking process effortless. We will definitely be using you to book all speakers at future events!”
~Tessa Quittner, President, Nebraska Cattlemen Sandhills Affiliate

"Tyler, Barry and the MidAmerica Speakers Bureau were our salvation in finding the perfect speaker to kick-off the first of our lecture series. They made the coordination of this event seamless and smooth with great communication and guidance. We are so happy with all aspects of the process, and we look forward to using their services again!”
~Mary Flynn, MS Ed, Benedictine College, Atchison, KS

"I am very impressed with MidAmerica Speakers Bureau and Barry and Tyler Carlson. They are very professional but also kind, caring and great to work with.”
~Mary Jo Ungry, Chat Mobility

"“I have worked with MidAmerica Speakers Bureau four years in a row and have been very pleased with the professional, efficient and ease of finding speakers for my event. Customers always ask how I find such great speakers and I always recommend their website. I thank them for yet another successful event!”
~Mardy Alberts, District Sales Manager, Bayer Crop Science

"Twice now we have utilized MidAmerica Speakers Bureau to book a keynote speaker who can relate to students, parents, siblings, mentors, judges, teachers, and volunteers during our Competition and Awards Night for our Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). And both times they have delivered a great speaker whom our audience thoroughly enjoyed. We always enjoy working with Tyler, Barry and MSB, and we will continue to look to them first on finding a great speaker for our events. I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone. They are so reliable and easy to work with, as well as being extremely pleasant and very prompt!"
~Anne Peterson, Co-Vice President, SAME, Omaha Post

"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

"The speaker we booked through MSB was very well received at our 2018 Vermillion South Dakota Rotary Club Annual Celebration Banquet. He was humorous, Humble – capital H, motivational, engaging, and a true pleasure. We have had amazing feedback on his keynote address! Also, it was a pleasure to work with Barry and Tyler. I will certainly keep their contact information for future event needs. Thanks to both of them!”  
~Mary Merrigan, Conference Co-Chair, Vermillion Rotary Club

“Just a note to thank Barry and Tyler Carlson at MidAmerica Speakers Bureau for making booking speakers the past two years very stress free. In our business it’s easy to get tunnel vision in our day to day activities, and I’ll admit when hosting large company meetings finding the right speaker who can engage, teach and inspire our team members is not our specialty. Barry and Tyler have done a great job of making that part of our meeting planning a very pleasant experience for me! We look forward to working with them again next year!” 
~Jon Ivey, BASF Sr. Business Representative

"On August 21, 2018 we booked a speaker through MidAmerica Speakers Bureau for the first time. It was a pleasure to work with Barry and Tyler throughout the entire selection process. They made sure all the details were handled so we could focus on preparing for a great meeting. The speaker was perfect for our members and was a pleasure to work with, as was Barry and Tyler. Thanks again to MSB for helping make our meeting a big success!”  
~Andy Licht, Nebraska Agri-Business Association

"The speaker MSB booked for our 2018 event blew our teammates away! We were lucky enough to have him speak at three young professional events and the responses were outstanding! The MSB team was fantastic to work with, both in 2017 and 2018. We thank them for the work they have done with our association, and we look forward to working with them again!”
~Alexis Maust, Farm Credit Services of America

"June 8, 2018, was my first time using MidAmerica Speakers Bureau, and I'll have to say Barry and Tyler were nothing short of outstanding! Frequent communications leading up to the event, along with the quick follow-up, definitely warrants the use if their services again and again!”
~Amanda Heistand, Event Coordinator, NE Economic Developers Association

"We would like to thank MidAmerica Speakers Bureau for yet another top-notch speaker for our 2018 Nebraska Safety Council Conference and Trade Show. This is the 5th time we have used MSB and we have always gotten a great speaker at a fair price. So, once again, thanks to Barry, Tyler and the MSB team!”
~Laurie Klosterboer, Executive Director

"Our Foundation was seeking an inspirational speaker for our local school district. The process of first identifying the perfect speaker for the situation, and then going through the booking and event details was seamless. We’ll definitely look to MSB annually for speaker ideas going forward.”
~Heistand Family Foundation

"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

"What an incredible day for all of us! Anyone stating Barry Carlson’s speeches are great is making a huge understatement. Our group, the Nebraska Treasurer’s Association, has never been so attentive as they were listening to Barry’s two speeches, ‘Goals Aren’t Important’ and ‘The Sixth Sense…The Sense of Humor.’ Life lessons plus entertainment all in one package deal…incredible! Thank you, Barry, for making our 2016 Continuing Education a huge success!”
~Vicki Goodrich, Greeley County Treasurer, Greeley, NE

"I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed Barry's speech on goals and humor. What a great speaker! He kept us all engaged from the beginning to the end. If everyone could hear Barry speak people would be more successful in their chosen field, and we would have a much healthier country where people would enjoy their lives a great deal more. His humor kept everyone so upbeat! We were laughing and smiling and the room was filled with rays of sunshine. God Bless him!”
~Rita Erickson, Hayes County Treasurer, Hayes Center, NE

"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

"Our speaker was perfect for our conference! I want to thank Barry and Tyler Carlson for their professionalism. Their follow-up is a great testament to the professionalism they bring to this endeavor. Thank you MSB!”
~Chuck Lubbers, Ph.D., Professor, Media & Journalism The University of South Dakota

"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 Tyler, we were very, very pleased with the speaker you booked for our 2018 Rotary banquet! I want to compliment you on your professionalism we experienced while working with you, your willingness to answer our many questions, your follow-up to make sure everything was in order, and of course, providing us with an outstanding speaker!” Thank you very much."
~Dave Lorenz, Rotary District 5610 Governor

"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

"For our first time booking through MSB, we found Barry and Tyler Carlson great to work with. It was so nice to work with professionals like them. From the very start, communications were prompt and easy. We will definitely be in contact with them again when looking for next year’s speaker. Thanks again to Barry and Tyler for making our dealer update meetings a success!”
~Jon Ivey, Sr. Business Representative, BASF



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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.




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.




Known for his high-energy presentation, engaging style and infectious sense of humor, Brian Blasko’s thought-provoking messages have connected with organizations and audiences of all shapes and sizes. He will assist your organization in how to maximize personal potential, as well as sharing strategies and tactics for successful leadership. 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.




It’s OK to expect the best and get it! Dr. Adolph Brown is highly regarded as the leadership speaker who gets you from where you are to where you want to be. He has led and served on many levels and in different capacities, and continues to do so. He’s doesn't rest on his past successes. He builds on it! 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.




Traci is not only a master lie detector, she’s a persuasion expert. Her persuasion system landed her a lucrative product deal with Kevin Harrington, a Shark from ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. With Traci's strategies you’ll be able to successfully learn how to persuade and influence with ease, plus detect lies from truth in your own personal and business lives. 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.




Former NFL football player and host of the Carriker Chronicles, Adam Carriker teaches audiences on how to conquer their own personal mountains, how to respect other people's differences and how to overcome adversity with real-life, personal examples. He speaks on a variety of topics so just give him a mic and stand back! 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 four National Championships, six Finals appearances, nine Final Four appearances, 12 Conference Titles, and 17 top-10 final rankings since 2000. Coach Cook currently has 721 career wins and is the fifth-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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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.




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.




Al Jeff Koterba is a cartoonist, writer, musician and creativity advocate. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and during the summer before his senior year of high school, was struck by lightning. Instead of taking him to the hospital, his dad gave him a shot of Jack Daniels. His cartoons are distributed to over 850 newspapers around the globe and have appeared in numerous publications. 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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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.




Widely known as KC Wolf, Dan Meers is the official mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs. He travels throughout the United States and the world entertaining thousands of people both in and out of costume. Dan is in high demand not only as a mascot but also as a humorous and motivational speaker to audiences of all ages. 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



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.




Mark shares his experiences as a coach, and as an advocate for mental illness. His passion is to share with his audiences a message of hope. Throughout his own battle with severe depression and his rise to victory, Coach Potter refers to that as his “National Championship”. 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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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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Gina Schreck is an authority on all topics in the digital media space. The author of several books, including her latest SOCIAL MEDIA DOESN’T WORK…unless you do, Gina helps her audience understand the current digital landscape, how consumer behavior is changing the way businesses need to operate to succeed.
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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.




Founder of "because I said I would", Alex Sheen highlights the importance of honoring your word by sharing his quest to better humanity and improve the lives of individuals through promises made and kept. His thought-provoking message is designed to give individuals the tools to be accountable in their personal lives. 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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An avid runner, Natalie’s philosophy for success is…. “You Run Toward.” This philosophy was never more apparent than on April 15th 2013. She had just run 26 miles and was about to finish the Boston marathon when the bombs detonated at the finish line. Instead of turning around and running away with the crowd, she ran towards the chaos and saved 4 lives that day. Her inspiring story will inspire you to achieve your full potential by taking on life "head-on." Learn more.




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.

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