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Bill Stainton

Emmy Winner - Speaker

 What do you get when you take a guy who has:

• won 29 Emmy Awards in the field of Entertainment,
• written for HBO, NPR, Comedy Central, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and,
• worked with celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, and Bob Newhart;

And combine him with a guy who:  Worked in corporate management, leading teams, for 20 years, owns two corporations, and, has authored nine corporate training programs on subjects from Customer Service to Leadership and Teambuilding;

You get one-of-a-kind programs that your audience will never forget!

Bill is a multiple Emmy Award winning TV producer, writer, and performer; a popular keynote speaker; an author; and an internationally-recognized Beatles expert

Not bad for a kid who grew up behind a dairy farm in the Amish countryside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Today Bill works with, and speaks for, orgainzations that want their people to play a bigger game and produce unreasonable results. He does this through his keynotes (always customized!), workshops, books and articles, and training tools.

For 15 years, Bill was the executive producer of Seatte's legendary comedy TV show, Almost Live! (which also enjoyed a two and a half year run in national syndication on Comedy Central). Along the way, he won 29 Emmy Awards for his work as a producer, writer, and performer. More important, Bill led his team to 10 straight years of #1 ratings and more than 100 Emmy Awards of their own!

His twenty-plus years in corporate management taught him how to lead a team; his work with people like Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen DeGeneres taught him how to entertain an audience.

Maybe that's why one client said, "If Jerry Seinfeld were a business speaker, he'd be Bill Stainton!"


What does a seriously award-winning team look like? What does it take to lead them? And, ultimately, what does it take for your team to really make it to the top? Why not find out—and have some fun along the way!—from one of the most successful teams ever?

The Beatles were—and, even more than 40 years after they broke up, still are—the most commercially and critically successful band in history. So how did they do it? How can you do it? In this entertaining, energizing, and enlightening keynote, Bill combines music, video, and hilarious audience interaction to help you take your own team to the "top of the charts!"

What's the ROI for this presentation? Your attendees will learn how to:

Build a great team and truly lead them by spreading the spotlight give their teams a sense of mission with a single, shared vision keep their focus on their vision—and virtually guarantee their success—by playing to their strengths promote a sense of innovation—and keep the competition at bay—by shaking it up tap into one of the strongest universal principles by carrying that weight!


How would your organization be different if everyone stopped making excuses and started producing better results in every area of their lives? Not "later," not "some day," but now! Because when it's showtime, all that matters is results. And in your business, as well as in your life, every day is showtime.

Multiple Emmy Award winning TV producer Bill Stainton has discovered that whether you're producing an award-winning TV show, an award-winning team, or an award-winning life, real results come down to three simple questions.

What's the ROI for this presentation? In this fun, uplifting, and informative keynote, your attendees will learn to ask:

What's the show? A TV producer has to know, first and foremost, what kind of show he or she is producing. Is it a half-hour comedy or a 90-minute documentary? Likewise, you need to know what outcome you want to achieve—whether it's for a specific project, your business in general, or your entire life. What's the show?

Who's the cast? Success is not a solo operation. Just as a TV show needs a cast, you need to decide who you're going to have on your team—short-term or long-term—to help you reach your outcome. Who's your cast?

Where's the script? Without a script, a TV show is just a bunch of actors standing around in a TV studio. A script is a roadmap; it's the game plan. Without a script, you're leaving your success to chance; with a script, you've got a way to get there. Produce an award-winning script, and you'll produce award-winning results.


In today's uncertain business environment, creativity and innovation are more important than ever. This truly is a time when "the next great idea" could change the course of an industry. And make no mistake about it: somebody is going to come up with "the next great idea." The only question is, will it be you and your team, or will it be the competition?

You CAN get more ideas--and better results--from your team! Multiple Emmy Award winning TV producer Bill Stainton knows how, because he did it with his team—week after week. So how, exactly, did he lead his team to 10 straight years of #1 ratings and more than 100 Emmy Awards of their own? And how can you get these kinds of results in your industry, with your team?

What's the ROI for this presentation? In this content-rich keynote, your attendees will learn how to:

Spark the creativity already within their teams by becoming a producer instead of a boss.
Turn their workplace into a "creativity studio" create a process to capture and implement innovation plus, find out what Jerry Seinfeld told Bill backstage that will change the way your conference attendees look at their work.


Staying ahead of the competition requires innovative ideas—lots of them! This interactive and highly entertaining workshop will put your attendees in touch with their own unique sense of innovation and creativity. Using the tools of professional comedy writers, they'll learn how to look at situations differently and see possibilities that remain hidden to others.

This program is an ideal breakout session to complement any of Bill's keynote presentations, and can be customized to fit any time slot from 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours.

What's the ROI for this presentation? Your attendees will learn:

How to exercise their creative muscles in order to find solutions that others miss.  An easy (almost effortless!) way to cultivate greater creativity in their own teams a simple—and fun—way to build team cohesiveness and cooperation in times of stress that they ARE, in fact, innovative thinkers!


• Boeing
• Association of Government Risk Pools
• Microsoft
• Kansas Association of REALTORS®
• Wells Fargo
• International Association of Administration Professionals
• Association of Medical Staff Services
• Western Association of Chamber Executives
• Godiva Chocolatier
• Harley-Davidson
• Mass Mutual Insurance



"Bill Stainton is an amazing professional speaker. After his presentation, our attendees said it was the best presentation they'd ever seen. Everyone is asking for us to bring Bill back again."

~ Jay Raish, Executive Secretary, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals

"Bill Stainton's presentation exceeded our expectations! He packaged a high impact message into a compelling, entertaining, memorable hour that held the attention of our entire employee team. His knowledge, ability to articulate, keen wit, and creativity truly set Bill apart from other speakers we have used in the past."

~ Jim Tavary, CEO, Prosser Memorial Hospital

"I think lawyers must be one of the toughest crowds around when you are trying to entertain AND teach AND motivate. But Bill had them eating out of the palm of his hand! What a huge success!! Many, many attendees (yes, LAWYERS) said it was the best, most productive, and most motivational firm meeting they had ever attended!"

~ Denise K. Drake, Senior Partner, Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP

Bill is also the author of The 5 Best Decisions the Beatles Ever Made...a Handbook for "Top of the Charts" Success, and the co-author of Humor Us: America's Funniest Humorists on the Power of Humor, both of which are available in quantity discounts to help drive his message home.



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Topics: Teamwork/Teambuilding, Leadership, Peak Performance, Creativity, Humor, Presentation Skills

Industry specialties: Corporate, Telecommunications