World-Class Professional Development Delivered With the Entertainment Value of a Comedy Show

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vanderbilt University, Jeff has quickly become one of the most in-demand presenters in North America. His truly unprecedented ability to deliver high-quality education in an undeniably entertaining way has earned him dozens of repeat clients, all of whom appreciate Jeff’s insistence that education is the only way that we improve at anything and that we’ll all improve better and faster if we enjoy the learning process.

By combining the content of the traditional presentation with the entertainment value of a comedy show, Jeff has found enthusiastic audiences in government, academia, small businesses and several Fortune 50 companies, all while still being one of the youngest members of the professional speaking circuit.

Jeff began his career as a high school English teacher before following his father Rex Havens into the world of stand-up comedy, where he worked with some of the brightest lights in American comedy and honed the art of engaging audiences through laughter. But his impulse to teach never faded, and soon he began looking for an avenue to combine both of his passions into entertaining and meaningful presentations.

The results area collection of innovative keynote presentations which include: Uncrapify Your Life!,Unleash Your Inner Tyrant!, and Us Vs. Them. Original, informative, hilarious and powerful, Jeff’s ability to help people achieve success in leadership, customer service, communication, generational issues, corporate culture and more by talking about what they should and shouldn't do guarantees that his audiences manage to laugh and learn at the same time.Because as Jeff likes to say, improving your business doesn't have to be boring.


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Offered Programs

BECOMING A MORE ANNOYING YOU!

(compliance, professional etiquette, workplace behavior)

I'm sure people have told you how you are and aren't supposed to behave at work. You probably had a few days of training when you started your job. But you've never had training quite like this. Because while everyone else gives you advice, Jeff Havens will give you the permission to act exactly the way that you want. He knows you don't value the people you work with. You know you don't value the people you work with. But now it's time to make sure that they know how little you value them.
In this action-packed, comprehensive hour of awesomeness, you will learn how to irritate everyone you work with even better than you already are. Some of the things you'll learn include:

  • Save all your texting for meetings!
  • How to lie, gossip, shirk, ignore, and blame your way into everyone's bad graces!
  • Reply all,' failure to RSVP, and other ways to frustrate everyone who ever emails you!
  • Dressing like you just don't care! Why? Because you don't!
  • How to offer feedback and resolve conflicts in the harsh, grating, and very public way that
  • everyone really likes!
  • And even more stuff that'll make sure nobody ever invites you to lunch ever, ever again!

Full of reverse psychology and Jeff's trademark wit, Becoming a More Annoying You! will help improve your professional behavior by 'encouraging' you to engage in all kinds of bad workplace behaviors. This is flat- out the most hilarious professional etiquette seminar you're ever going to attend, filled with all the takeaways and useful information of a more straightforward presentation and all the entertainment value of a comedy show. Because improving your business doesn't have to be boring.

UNCRAPIFY YOUR LIFE!

(communication, customer service, accountability)

With the invention of the award-winning Uncrapify Your Life! keynote address, Jeff Havens has turned the entire professional speaking world on its head. By encouraging his audiences to do the opposite of everything he recommends, Jeff offers a motivational address utterly unlike anything corporate America has

ever seen, one that is guaranteed to leave your audience refreshed, surprised, and begging for more. Designed for a broad spectrum of audiences, from entry-level workers to upper management, Uncrapify Your Life! is a study in exactly what not to do. Audiences will be 'encouraged' to criticize others and outsource blame before Jeff brings it all home with a more serious discussion about proper communication, customer service, and accountability practices. By highlighting and then poking fun of practices we're all guilty of, Uncrapify Your Life! offers a unique and delightful twist on the traditional motivational model, one that has found favor with General Electric, USBank, Frito-Lay, Ford Motors, and hundreds of other companies representing virtually every industry in the United States and Canada. Although perfect for all occasions, Uncrapify Your Life! is most often used either as an opening keynote to help establish an energetic tone for a conference, or as a closing keynote to leave attendees laughing while still connecting them to the core takeaways of your meeting.

  • How to avoid negative and unproductive conversations
  • The power of sincere, straightforward communication
  • The importance of small things when it comes to delivering outstanding customer service
  • How to approach change in order to achieve seamless integration

UNLEASH YOUR INNER TYRANT!

(leadership and management training and development)

Are you tired of the concepts of win/win, partnership and servant leadership? Does the sight of your vibrant and productive employees turn your stomach? Would you like to ensure that upon your retirement, the company you ruled with an iron fist crumbles into dust? Then you need to learn how to Unleash Your Inner Tyrant!

Welcome to the most original and informative leadership presentation in the country. In Unleash Your Inner Tyrant!, Jeff uses his trademark wit to ‘encourage’ you to engage in all the practices of ineffective leaders – including how to create a culture of fear, oppress and demoralize your employees, outsource blame, and stand firm in the face of all change – before wrapping up with a serious conversation about the kind of leaders we should all strive to become. Every bit as content-rich and intensively researched as a more traditional leadership seminar, Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! has the added benefit of a delivery style that will have your audience laughing the entire time that they’re learning how to become more effective leaders. Simply put, there is nothing else like this in the business world, and no better way to energize your management team while providing them with valuable training they will remember for months and years to come.

  • How to create a healthy, vibrant corporate culture
  • How to inspire trust and loyalty in your employees
  • How to deal with mistakes and build strength through them
  • How to approach change in order to achieve seamless integration
  • How to engage in proper, healthy, productive communication techniques
  • How to become the kind of leader other are excited to follow

HOW TO GET FIRED!

(career placement and advancement)


Would you rather play video games and update your Facebook profile than suffer through a lifetime of

stable employment? Does paying your rent seem like just too much of a hassle?
Then you need How to Get Fired!, the only lecture guaranteed to ensure that you never become a productive member of society.
A satirical masterpiece, How to Get Fired! introduces audiences to the Four Pillars of Poverty - fake your resume, establish your incompetence, destroy your work ethic, and alienate your coworkers - and will 'encourage' you to do the top ten things that most commonly cause employees to lose their jobs before wrapping up with a more serious discussion about how to successfully transition into the working world. Fast-paced, entertaining, and relevant, How to Get Fired! is utterly unique in the college market. To learn more, go to the Video Clips page and see for yourself why How to Get Fired! has quickly become one of the most popular college lectures in the country.

  • The behaviors that will promote (or prevent) your upward mobility
  • How to prepare for the challenges of professional life
  • Techniques for becoming a productive and valuable team player
  • How to communicate with your boss (or employees) for maximum mutual benefit