once asked a skydiver how many successful jumps must one make to be a
competent skydiver. The Skydiver answered, "Everyone of them."
Craig is a 50 year old family farmer and public speaker. He
and his wife Peggy, have four daughters, three son-in-laws, four
grandsons and five granddaughters.
Craig began speaking several years ago as a hobby,
occasionally putting together a humorous program for local
organizations. Word of mouth started taking him further and further
from home. In the past four years speaking has outgrown the hobby
stages, growing into a nice business. He has spoken to organizations in
Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas,
Louisiana, South Dakota and Oregon including both agriculture and
non-ag related businesses. Audiences ranging from 50 to 1000. Each
year, Craig continues to accomplish his goal of entering a new state as
well as expanding into new markets enabling banquet guests to laugh and
feel good about themselves.
His programs are primarily humor, with the intention of
leaving a lasting message to each guest. A message of individual
importance, imparting how much each individual has to give, encouraging
them to believe in themselves as they enjoy life. Each of the programs
inspire resounding laughter and enjoyment.
"Life is a Challenge, But We Still Need to Laugh" is a proven program that makes people feel good about life and who they are. It reminds them of how special they are in life. Craig speaks about attitude, believing in yourself, communications, and the importance of being you. Craig shows us when life beats us down we can beat it back by growing from those challenges and finding humor.This program is 80% humor and 20% motivation. This is a very fitting program where the ages and interests of the guests vary and Craig's job is solely to entertain and leave a lasting message. This program can be as short as 30 minutes but preferably 45 minutes.
"Change, Moving Ahead, and Finding Success" is a very popular program for Conventions, Conferences or where the program is to be targeted to a more specific audience.This program enables Craig to elaborate on the exciting happenings of your company or organiziation, have better audience participation and better tailor it to that specific event. It too contains primarily humor and has a definite motivational message about change. This program talks about the pleasure of change and how we must sometimes leave our comfort zone and venture out into the unknown to find success. The length of this program is 45-60 minutes.
Tailor Made programs. On request, Craig has developed specific programs for companies celebrating anniversaries, having retirement parties and such occasions as that. He welcomes the opportunity to spend time and use his imagination and work with a meeting planner to design an original, humorous and meaningful program for your specific event.
"The YC's all enjoyed your comments and rated you in our survey very good to excellent. Thanks for helping us have a successful Annual Meeting!."
- Louise Kamali
Manager, Meetings/Office Dairy Management Inc., Arlington, Virginia
"I really apprecited the amount of time you put in getting to know our organization.Through that thorough investigation you were able to tailor pieces of your speech to our group. It made the audience feel as though you were one of their peers and not a professional speaker. That means a lot to people who are used to talking with cows on a regular basis."
- Mary Knigge, Office Manager, National Milk Producers Federation, Arlington, Virginia
"You spoke right to the needs of our plant... now we need to apply it to our lives. Thanks!."
- Kathleen, Office Manager, Fornoff Fertilizer Service Inc., Kilbourne, Illinois
"At one point I was laughing so hard, I had tears in my eyes."
- Mary Nance Miller, Office Manager, Coles County SWCD Charleston, Illinois
"Your planning and preparation really add to your presentation and we appreciate your dedication and enthusiasm."
- RoseAnna Holliday, Midwest Dairy Association, Overland Park, Kansas