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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Top Five Tips for a Happy Holiday

Here are our tips for having a wonderful holiday. It's what we do every year, so it must work!

  1. Have high expectations. Plan every detail of your holidays, tense up, and if anyone messes up, yell “This is the worst holiday EVER!”
  2. Overspend. Buy people gifts that you can’t afford. Leave the price tags on them also, so they know what price you paid for their unconditional love.
  3. Eat everything. Food is love, and there’s no better way to love yourself than to stuff your face. So go ahead, eat those cookies, and mashed potatoes, and cheesecake, and stuffing, and pie, and figgy pudding, and…
  4. Drink and be merry. Be sure to indulge in lots of alcoholic beverages. When you do this, remember to call, text message, and Facebook the people you care about. The only thing better than drunk dialing is “Frunk Dacebooking!”
  5. “It’s the holidays.” Use this as your catch phrase for all of your behavior. Why aren’t you exercising? Why are you obsessing? Why are you doing all of the above? Because! It’s the holidays.

So there you have it. Let us know how these tips help you to have a happy holiday!


Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with change through relevant corporate comedy. To hire a humorous motivational speaker visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849. Copright 2009 Tim and Kris O'Shea.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Change Speaker | Eagles Talent Podcast Part 3

It's time for part 3 of our interview with Sheldon Senek of the Eagles Talent Podcast!




SHELDON SENEK: Each performance of the O’Shea Report is so funny and unique. To get that, I’m sure there’s a lot of prep, rehearsals, writing. I’m curious to know what your process is and if there’s a disagreement, how do you handle it? Do you do paper, scissors, rocks or…

KRIS O’SHEA: Oh, there are disagreements, but we, you know…

TIM O’SHEA: She disagrees and I go along with it.

KRIS O’SHEA: You know…

SHELDON SENEK: It sounds like my marriage.

KRIS O’SHEA: Exactly.

TIM O’SHEA: All relationships are the same.

KRIS O’SHEA: Well, one thing that we should probably mention is that our, the way we present is pretty different from a regular keynote. Or whereas, most speakers will tell a story to illustrate a point, we look at what point do we want to illustrate and then how can we turn this into more of a sketch or a news segment? So, we’re always trying to come up with, you know, well what would be funny about that? And we really sit down and we just brainstorm every single idea. You know, coming from the improv background, there’s a philosophy called Yes, And?, which is just that you accept what someone says and you build on that idea no matter how silly because it could unleash 10 ideas that the 11th one you would never want to, you would have never gotten to had you not gone through the 10 that were absolutely ridiculous. So, we have a big flip chart and we just write, write, write, write, write, write, write and then we go through and pick what we like.

TIM O’SHEA: And we always pull on own experiences from when we were working to create a relevant piece. For example, you know, our topic is change and we wanted to look at something, what’s funny about the changing times that we live in? So, we do a piece where we go through each decade, starting with the 1950s and it’s a couple at home and she’s making dinner for the husband. And then it goes all the way through each decade up to the 2000s where we’re just sitting at our laptops and on our cell phones not talking to each other, so.

SHELDON SENEK: And where will we be 10 years from now?

KRIS O’SHEA: Well, yes, that’s, we actually have a bit about that where everything’s implanted into your brain. So, you know, you make calls by flipping your eyes open.

TIM O’SHEA: Yeah, you can blink and you answer your call or tilt your head and you’ll download something.

SHELDON SENEK: How do you hang up on somebody?

TIM O’SHEA: I think you just go to sleep. I think that’s how.

KRIS O’SHEA: You have to reboot your system.

TIM O’SHEA: Yeah, you just reboot, you know.

KRIS O’SHEA: If they could come up with something, it would take like all your thoughts and turn them into tweets that go onto Twitter. That would be very dangerous, you know.

TIM O’SHEA: We don’t know, 10 years from now we’ll see. We’ll see what it’s going to be like one year from now.

CLIP

KRIS O’SHEA: However many people are saying that podcasts will soon replace radio shows, websites, blog, e-mails, cars, refrigerators, microwaves and even loving relationships.

TIM O’SHEA: So, it sounds like there are more demands today than there ever have been before.

KRIS O’SHEA: Yes, it is a sign of the times. People are generally so overloaded because they have to focus on 50 different things at once and it seems now it’s not enough to simply multitask. No, now you have to hypertask.

TIM O’SHEA: Hypertask?

KRIS O’SHEA: Yes, hypertask is when you work at breakneck speed to look busy and accomplish nothing.

END CLIP

SHELDON SENEK: So, there’s a lot of, there’s been a lot of negativity going on in corporate America between bailouts, businesses in jeopardy, Ponzi Schemes and, I guess, the word stress comes to mind and in walks the O’Shea Report. How does the audience embrace you? Is it a breath of fresh air for them?

TIM O’SHEA: Yeah, I mean, you know, again, right now it’s especially important to have some kind of a humor program at a conference. We did a booking recently where the, they had never done a closing general session and they had especially never done a closing general session where they had a humor program. So, they brought us in and they were kind of taking a chance because they weren’t sure how it was going to go over with their members. And when we were done, not only was the audience leaping to their feet in a standing ovation, but we looked over their heads and we saw the meeting planners in the back of the room who were literally jumping up and down high fiving each other. And we thought, I think we did a good job. You know, so it was a huge success and the evaluations they got back were this was great. This was the best conference we ever attended. Make this a regular thing.

KRIS O’SHEA: Yeah.

TIM O’SHEA: So, it’s actually very beneficial to do something like that.

KRIS O’SHEA: Yeah, I think in challenging times, people need to come together and they need to laugh together about what they’re stressed out by because when you can laugh about something, then it doesn’t have that hold over you that it had before. Then you’re empowered and then you could go into solution mode rather than in reactive mode. So, we help them to really look at things differently.

Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with change through relevant business humor. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849. Copyright 2009 Tim and Kris O'Shea.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Change Speaker | Eagles Talent Podcast Part 2

Enjoy Part 2 of our interview with Sheldon Senek of Eagles Talent:




Transcript:

SHELDON SENEK: Well, you know, that brings up an interesting topic here about 9/11 and there seemed to be that period that the nation really was in mourning and not too much was really funny. Was there a performance that you did that felt maybe, like, it’s a release and finally it’s okay for people to laugh?

TIM O’SHEA: Well, you know, we actually noticed that the next day. There was something on September 12th, we were doing a group and the response was huge. I mean, people really releasing a lot of stuff from the day before. So, actually, we found, you know, and we weren’t sure what kind of reaction we were going to get. We thought it was going to be really subdued, but it was the opposite. I mean, people were, they were just, they loved it. They had a great time.

And that’s especially true now too with all this stuff going on in the last 12 months with the economy and the recession and the election and all the Bernie Madoff stuff and swine flu and bird flu and moo flu and ox tox and zebra zits. All the things that are happening in the news, you know, and so right now, especially now, it’s the people really enjoy having humor also.

CLIP

TIM O’SHEA: How many of you are here? Raise your hand. Raise your hand if you’re here. Okay, quite a few of you raised your hands, but several of you did not. And for those of you who didn’t raise your hands, if you’re not here, where are you? Now, in order to stay competitive in today’s market, you need to be innovative. How do you do that? I don’t know. I’m just telling you you need to do it. Failures are nothing more than disasters waiting to happen.

END CLIP

SHELDON SENEK: From watching you, there is really such a crisp element of your performance. What are both of your backgrounds? Do you have theater backgrounds? [06:00]

TIM O’SHEA: Yes, we both have theater backgrounds and we actually met in a troupe, a local troupe here in Denver.

KRIS O’SHEA: Doing sketch comedy and improvisation.

TIM O’SHEA: Exactly, and since we had the corporate backgrounds combined with the humor, writing and performing backgrounds, we decided, well, let’s fuse the two together and create our own product. And that’s what we’re doing now and we decided, well, we like working together. We’re good at it. Let’s see what we can do and here we are.

SHELDON SENEK: Well, and both of you come from the corporate world as well and I’m sure that just gives you more fuel for your show.

KRIS O’SHEA: Absolutely, you know, as we were creating the program that we do now, Change 180, one of the things that was inspirational in creating it, aside from all of the interviewing of clients that we’ve done through the years, was that, at one point, we worked for a company that tripled in size in the three years we were there. So, it went from about 125 employees, which definitely had a certain feel to having about 500 employees with three different offices in different states. And so it was constant changing. Never knew what was going to happen. You never knew who was going to throw you under the bus and if they were going to backup and hit you again. So, we really were able to draw from a lot of that experience in creating our program and our material as well.

TIM O’SHEA: And that’s one thing that gives us an advantage over maybe other people that are in the similar field as us is that we’ve actually been there. We’ve done the jobs and sat in the cubes and been in the meetings that all the people in our audiences have been in. So, we understand firsthand what they’re going through and what it’s like. So, our material is really relevant to them.

CLIP

KRIS O’SHEA: Okay, let’s move on now to our next scenario. Here we’re going to look at how to deal with the clueless employee. Let’s take a look.

TIM O’SHEA: Yeah, my paycheck didn’t arrive on Friday. It usually gets there on Friday and it didn’t show up.

KRIS O’SHEA: Let me look you up in the computer. Are you still on 86th Drive. [08:00]

TIM O’SHEA: No, I moved three weeks ago. You didn’t know that?

KRIS O’SHEA: No, I’m afraid I did not.

TIM O’SHEA: Yeah, I moved in with my brother. I had to change bank accounts too. You didn’t know that?

KRIS O’SHEA: No.




Stay tuned for Part 3!



Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with change through relevant business humor. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849.

Funny Motivation Speaker | Eagles Talent Podcast Interview Part 1

Please enjoy part 1 of our interview with Sheldon Senek from Eagles Talent Connection. For those of you who like to listen to podcasts, click on the YouTube screen. For those of you who prefer to read, scroll down and read part 1 of the interview!




Click here for Part 2...



Transcript:

SHELDON SENEK: Welcome to the Eagles Talent Connection Podcast.

TIM O’SHEA: Thank you, Sheldon.

KRIS O’SHEA: Thank you.

SHELDON SENEK: First, I’d like to say congratulations on being named in the National Speakers Association’s Speakers Magazine as one, well two of the hottest speakers and I imagine this hasn’t hurt business that much.

TIM O’SHEA: It hasn’t hurt, you know. No, but you do bring up a good point, which is that, you know, we’re still trying to figure out if we’ve taken up two slots or if it’s just the one. I mean, usually with the married couple thing, it counts as one. So, we figure, all right, we somehow left a slot open for somebody else, but yeah, it’s very exciting to be a part of that.

SHELDON SENEK: So, there are keynote speakers and then there are comedians and then there are married couples who team up and tackle both. Was this always in the plan? Well, you know, was this in your vows, or?

TIM O’SHEA: Oh yeah, actually it was part of the contract when we got married.

KRIS O’SHEA: It was part of, it was in the pre-nup.

TIM O’SHEA: Yeah, it was in the pre-nup that I had to sign, that Kris had me sign. So, are we the only couples that do this or are there other couples that do this?

KRIS O’SHEA: I don’t know.

SHELDON SENEK: I may have to research that.

TIM O’SHEA: Yeah, you may have to.

KRIS O’SHEA: We actually, we met 12 years ago doing this kind of work.

TIM O’SHEA: Yes. We did, we actually had corporate jobs during the day and then at night, we would go around to theaters and nightclubs and cut our teeth as humor writers and performers. And then, we decided at one point, that we wanted to start our own business because there seemed to be a lot of fun that could be had at meetings and conventions and so that’s what we do now.

KRIS O’SHEA: And we started our business, actually we had great timing. We started it right before 9/11.

SHELDON SENEK: Yeah, I was going to ask that. That you had what, three days or before?

KRIS O’SHEA: Yeah, our first booking was three days before 9/11. So, you know, great timing. Thankfully our timing onstage is better than our timing of starting a business. So, it makes it, this whole economy thing that’s going on right now is really nothing, you know, in comparison.

TIM O’SHEA: Can you imagine, it’s September 8th and that was our first booking. Hey, we’re on our way and then three days later you see all of that. I quote Lewis Black, who said when the towers came down that there wasn’t a single person that didn’t go, “Well, this really messes up my plans.”

Click here for Part 2...

Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with change through relevant business humor. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Is the economy affecting your sales? | Sales speakers

New video! We created this for a convention of group of business owners. This video is applicable to anyone in sales, recruiting, real estate, business ownership, or even dating:



Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with change through relevant business humor. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Change speaker | Business Humor Speaker | Funny Motivational Speaker

Check out the new O'Shea Report preview video!



We have updated our preview video with some brand new footage. Watch it to have a laugh.
And while you're at it, forward it to anyone you know who is planning a meeting. Goodness knows there are plenty of boring meetings out there that could use The O'Shea Report! Visit our website at http://www.TheOSheaReport.com to learn more.




Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with change through relevant business humor. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849.

Do a 180: How to Use Humor to Deal With Change

It’s a fast-paced, constantly changing world that we are living in. Workers today are under constant pressure to stay educated, motivated, and invigorated. And with all of this pressure, they simply want to get intoxicated.

People are overwhelmed with so much going on in the news: the economy, the recession, health plans, the housing bubble, credit default swaps, Ponzy schemes, bailouts, stimulus plans…and don’t forget all the diseases: swine flu, bird flu, moo flu, ox pox, zebra zits.

Everyone is expected to do more with less, and it seems it is not enough to simply “multitask;” now you have to “hypertask.” (“Hypertask” means “working at breakneck speed to look busy and accomplish nothing.”)

There’s always something…
Once you accept that there will always be something amiss in the world, you can begin your journey to a somewhat sane way of living. If you live with the delusion that you can control the world and keep it from changing, then you are on a short jaunt to the crazy farm.

Think about all of the changes that have occurred in our world in just the last 50 years. We’ve moved from Leave It to Beaver, to Hippies, to Disco, to Yuppies, to Hip Hop, to Twittering Twits. When feeling caught up in the frenzy of constant change, remember the phrase that can make a happy person sad, and a sad person happy: This too shall pass.

Laugh about your challenges
We all know that laughter reduces stress and releases endorphins. But laughter can also change your mindset. When you can laugh about your stressors, you are empowered. When you are empowered, you can positively create your reality.

Think about times in your own life that you were upset about a situation and were later able to laugh about it. What changed? You got some distance from the situation.

But you don’t have to wait to laugh. In fact, laughing about a situation can help you to create that healthy distance and dissipate the tension, thus allowing you to think more clearly. Below are some questions to ask yourself to help you move through your challenges with humor:

*How can I look at this differently?
*What is funny about this?
*Where is the irony? The inconsistency?
*How is this sooooo typical?
*What can I rename this?
*How can I reframe it?

By asking these questions, you can begin to shift your state of mind.

Shift your perspective
In the past 12 months we have heard a lot about the economy. Back when things were first starting to heat up, we decided to go out to Dave and Busters. The news channels were all saying that no one was going out—everyone was staying home because of the economy.

So we expected it to be pretty dead at the giant suburban fun-plex. However, when we got there, we circled the parking lot for 10 minutes and couldn’t find a single place to park. We ended up turning around and going back home…because there was no parking due to so many people going out!

We started to notice that this was not an isolated incident. When we were out, we began to video the annoying crowds at the airports and having to wait 30 minutes for a table on a Thursday night at a restaurant. After posting our videos online, we received many positive reviews from people who were happy to view something fresh and positive.

While the news was focused on the drama, we were personally experiencing something quite different. This led us to shift our own perspective from one of panic to one of plenty. When we can change how we view a situation, the circumstances begin to shift. We call this “Doing a 180.”

The bottom line?
Most of us would rather pull our own wisdom teeth out than deal with the uncertainty of change, but one of the best things we can all do is keep our sense of humor. It’s simple, it’s effective, and it’s cheaper than Prozac. It’s a fast paced, constantly changing world. However, everyday we have a choice in how we deal with it: we can get overwhelmed and frustrated, or we can “Do a 180” and view our challenges with a sense of humor.



Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with change through relevant business humor. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Economy Update | Change Speakers

Even though we taped this in the Spring, it still holds true. The lesson: you get what you look for!





Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with change through relevant business humor. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849.

Dealing With Change--with pharmaceuticals

The fast pace of the changing world got you on overload? The O'Shea Report uncovers the funny new cure:





Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with change through relevant business humor. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Stupid Questions That Drive You Crazy When You Work in Payroll

We recently got to present to the American Payroll Association for the 3rd year in a row! Below is a clip of a segment called: Stupid Questions That Drive You Crazy When You Work in Payroll.










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Friday, July 10, 2009

Motivational Speaker Here!

Looking for a motivational speaker? There's nothing like Chris Farley as Matt Foley...a classic!
If you want to live in a "van down by the river," then follow his advice. :-)








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Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with change through relevant business humor. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The O'Shea Report in Speaker Magazine


The O'Shea Report was just featured in the National Speakers Association's Speaker Magazine as 2 of the "Hottest Speakers" in the association.
Apparently we're hot. Who knew? We're grateful to be listed...and we're saving up to pay off the bribe.
To view the article, click the link below. Enjoy!

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July/August 2009






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The Smile Store

Kris is pleased to announce the opening of her new online store: The Smile Store. If you are looking for clothing or gifts that will put a smile on people's faces, be sure to check it out at:
http://www.cafepress.com/thesmilestore

We have just opened it and will continue to add new products over the upcoming months. Remember to smile!


The Smile Store: The hottest trend in happiness! Home of the smile shirt, smile mugs, smile bumper stickers, smile buttons and more. See what happens!





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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Testimonial from the Texas Association of Personnel Consultants

To whom it may concern,

This letter is in support of The O’Sheas. The O’Sheas were recently keynote speakers at the TAPC Annual Conference and also served as emcees at our evening awards banquet. As a meeting planner, I am interested in both the quality of the content and the presentation, as well as my ability to easily work with the speaker.

I found that The O’Sheas were easy presenters to work with. They were organized and worked very hard to get material for marketing the program to me quickly. They went above and beyond by shooting two videos, one for marketing purposes and one in conjunction with our awards ceremony. The videos were something very special and extra. They customized their program to meet our membership’s needs and to be applicable to our industry and it showed in their program. They spent a significant amount of time making sure the program was “on point” for our audience. From the initial discussions about booking the event, through the planning stages, during the event itself, and after the fact, they made the process easy and came through with what they promised.

Their program was timely. They addressed current issues and packaged it in a way that made attendees want to come. Once there, attendees received the program they expected based on how it was marketed. The program was very interactive and the attendees walked away having learned a lot, had some fun, and with a new perspective. The evaluations were very positive and almost all of them had a notation about wanting them to return to TAPC again.

I highly recommend The O’Sheas as a keynote speakers. They will exceed the expectations of the attendees and of the meeting planner!

Most Sincerely,
Helene Cavanaugh, CTS
Executive Director, TAPC


Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with change through relevant business humor. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Innovate, Create, and Have Fun at work!

Stimulate your creativity!


EepyBird's Sticky Note experiment from Eepybird on Vimeo.

Dan Pink says that the future belongs to right brained. Watch this fun video on how to look at everday objects with creativity. Innovation is key to economic growth. Enjoy!

Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with change through relevant business humor. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Why You Should Freak Out

There’s a lot to freak out about. In the last 6 months we’ve been bombarded with news on:
The Economy
The Recession
The Election
Bird Flu
The Housing Bubble
Credit Default Swaps
Ponzy Schemes
Bailouts
Stimulus Plans
Swine Flu

What’s next?

Perhaps…
Robots
Alien Abduction
Trapezoid Schemes
Ox Pox

The Bottom Line:
There will always be something to freak out about. It’s not hard to find. So if you want to have a reason to freak out, just watch the news to hear about “tough times,” “in this economy,” and “times like these.”

Or, you can choose not to get sucked in.

That doesn’t mean that you bury your head in the sand. It means that you know what’s going on in the world, without getting sucked in to the melodramatic energy that the media spins. You stay above the panic, with your eyes wide open.

We live in an uncertain, constantly changing world. But everyday we have a choice in how we deal with it. We can get frustrated and overwhelmed, or we can choose to approach our lives and challenges with humor.

Which do you choose?


Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with change through relevant business humor. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849.




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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Funny video for Recruiting and Staffing Industry

We just had the opportunity to present to the Texas Association of Personnel Consultants. What a fun group! After presenting our keynote program, Change 180, in the morning, we MC'd their awards banquet that evening. To kick off the celebration we produced this video in order to help them to laugh about the challenges of recruiting and staffing:




Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with uncertainty through relevant business humor with a message. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849.



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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Promotional Video for Texas Association of Personnel Consultants

The latest O'Shea Report video to help our client, the Texas Association of Personnel Consultants, promote their convention:



We're looking forward to presenting our change keynote at their conference!

Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with uncertainty through relevant business humor with a message. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Video for Sonitrol Conference

New promotional video for client conference:




Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with uncertainty through relevant business humor with a message. They also produce custom convention promotional videos for meetings and events. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Change is Exponential

An incredible video on the progression of information technology, researched by Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, and Jeff Bronman. Not produced by The O'Shea Report, but we certainly admired it! A must see:



Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with uncertainty through relevant business humor with a message. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sarah Palin visits The O'Shea Report

We had a special guest join us as we presented in Alaska. Take a look:

Opportunities During "Tough Times"

Most of the news out there on "the economy" is grim. In fact, we sometimes play a little game where we count how many times in a news broadcast they say the following phrases:

"In times like these"

"During tough times"

"Because of the economy"


Now we're not saying that there aren't real challenges out there for folks. As business owners, we've had our fair share of meetings cancelled. However, all of the drama that the media is whipping up is only making things worse. If it's true that we get what we focus on, then the media frenzy should have us standing in breadlines wearing fedoras in no time.


Imagine how pleasantly surprised we were when we found an article about the occupations that are actually thriving "in times like these." To read it, go to http://tinyurl.com/b7nqop


What are some of the jobs that are in demand? A few are:
  • Grass painter...yep! These folks paint the dead grass of foreclosed homes green, so that they will be more likely to sell and less likely to attract vandals.

  • The cleaner. As people abandon their houses to foreclosure, someone's gotta clean up that mess.

  • The caretaker. This is a pretty sweet deal. Caretakers live in homes that are for sale for reduced rent and make sure that the house is staged well for showings. This is a win all around!

It got us to thinking about what other jobs that may be booming:

  • Loan shark. If the banks aren't lending, someone's got to pick up the slack.

  • Television news pundit. With an abundance of 24/7 news channels, there are never enough people to chime in with their opinions about these "tough times."

  • Oh yeah, and if someone knows how to get the economy running again...you would be in VERY high demand!

The bottom line?

We live in an uncertain, constantly changing world. Security is (and always has been) an illusion. But everyday we have a choice in how we deal with it. We can get frustrated and overwhelmed, or we can choose to approach our lives and challenges with a sense of humor.

Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with uncertainty through relevant business humor with a message. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Economy Watch 2009

The O'Shea Report examines how bad the economy really is...



Analysis
Are there issues that are real for people? Of course.
Are things as dire as the media would have you believe? Not so much!
If we focus all of our energy on how bad things are, things will go from bad to worse.

What to do?
Focus on what is working.
Find solutions to fix what isn't.
And...laugh about what is stressing you out!
When you can laugh, you are empowered. When you are empowered, you can positively create your reality.



Funny motivational speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with uncertainty through relevant business humor with a message. To learn more about these Change Speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bose headphones research

The O'Shea Report: On the Road

Testing out the effectiveness of BOSE noise cancelling headphones:




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Friday, January 9, 2009

Change speaker reviews for energy industry

We recently presented our Business Humor Keynote Change 180 to EnergySolutions. Here's what our client had to say:

Tim and Kris were the perfect addition to our Quarterly Meeting in Charlotte. I had many employees tell me that the O’Shea Report Change 180 theme was good-natured humor with a message especially appropriate for the changes we are all facing due to the recent economic conditions. The skits were even funnier because of the kernel of truth underlying each one, leaving us with lots of whispered conversations saying, “That reminds me of when…”. There’s nothing healthier for an organization than to laugh together. Thanks Tim and Kris!!!

John Christian
President, Commercial Services
EnergySolutions

The O'Shea Report offers change speakers, corporate comedy, business humor, and motivational humor keynotes for meetings and conventions. To learn more visit www.theosheareport.com

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Redefine Yourself to Face Uncertainty


By Kris O'Shea

Two articles came out today that hit home for me. One article discussed how Houston (I grew up there) is recession-proofing its economy with...not oil, but with...wait for it...you'll never guess...wind power! http://tinyurl.com/9ggtwa

If Houston, the oil capitol of Texas, is redefining itself, then we all need to take notice. I lived there in the 80s, when the city went belly-up and when oil went bust--it was not pretty.

Luckily for Houston, there are some visionaries who are thinking ahead to the next potential bust. The wind power move surprised me, but think of all the energy they could generate during a hurricane! Next thing you know they'll find a way to power the world with tasty margaritas.

The other article was about my current hometown of Denver. http://tinyurl.com/8vmvaa
Denver also faced tough times in the 80s during the energy bust. The mayor at that time, Federico Pena, set a bold vision for Denver as a world class city with a new international airport and thriving cultural, residential and business communities. Over the past 20 years this vision has been expanded and implemented by Mayors Wellington Webb and John Hickenlooper, thus propelling Denver into the national spotlight as a highly desirable place to visit, live, do business, and host a convention (can you say "DNC?").

The lesson? Both of these cities could have shrunk during times of challenge. Instead, they chose to use the situations as an opportunity to redefine themselves...to think bigger than they had before. This reinvention is propelling them to weather uncertainty from a position of strength. If we limit ourselves to how we were defined yesterday, we may find that yesterday will have been the best time of our lives.

Tasty margarita, anyone?




The O'Shea Report offers change speakers, corporate comedy, business humor, and motivational humor keynotes for meetings and conventions. To learn more visit www.theosheareport.com