Professional Speaker and Storyteller Extraordinaire
A Professional Speaker and an Actor and a Satirizer rolled into an unusual ball of corporate messaging and humour. With Paul you can expect anything and get everything you want for your conference. Hilariously funny, smart, motivating, inspiring and memorable, Paul creates conference summaries and keynotes tailored exactly to the needs of your audience.
Described by many as indescribable, he’s one of the most unique voices in the speaking industry. Paul’s talks are an adventure in content and laughter and song. He delivers his lessons and your messages with energy, passion, and fun.
Paul offers a range of funny keynotes, break-out sessions, and facilitates workshops focussed on workplace resilience, change, personal excellence, team building and recognition. His most famous keynote, The Ultimate Ending, Paul’s World Famous Conference Ending Summary, is a closing session he creates from each day’s presentations and activities. At the end of the conference, the audience is treated to an instant replay of their convention. They leave laughing, sometimes humming, and always remembering what you want them to remember most.
He’s a trained actor with degrees in Management and Theatre, a diploma in Career Counselling, training in Adult Education, has worked in an insurance firm, and has sung with the Canadian Opera Company. This strange wide and varied background and 16 years of professional speaking experience collide to give Paul a one-of-a-kind style and the ability to understand how to promote learning and excite every audience. This skill has just been recognized by his peers, and he’s a recent inductee into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame.
His words and talents put him in front of large corporations, small businesses, associations, governments, and his favourite charities. He works across Canada, the United States, Europe, and right around the globe to Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
Paul performs in English, French, and occasionally Japanese.
What People are Saying…
“On behalf of the Canadian College of Health Leaders, I would like to express our sincere appreciation for your contribution to the 2019 BC Health Leaders Conference in Vancouver.
“From the preparatory calls to onsite delivery, your attention to detail was impeccable. You took your role as emcee very seriously but yet incorporated humour and kept the attention of our delegates even when delivering housekeeping details. You were able to capture the key messages from several sessions and incorporate them into your ‘Ultimate Ending’ closing keynote providing an excellent summary of the conference learnings.
“Feedback from participants was over the top:
- Paul was able to add so much humour to his closing, but still pull out the key themes from the sessions. I was blown away by his skill.
- Unorthodox and entertaining. A light-hearted way of illustrating the learning.
- He is funny but sensitive too. Ending the conference with laughter was energizing.
“The planning committee was so pleased that they have recommended to have you come back in a couple of years. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and I would not hesitate to recommend you as an emcee or speaker. I look forward to working with you again soon.”
-Director, Conferences and Events, CCHL
“What makes Paul’s presentations so good is that he has a refreshing way of presenting some of the challenges that face individuals on a day-to-day basis and then he attaches coping strategies that are both humorous and sensible. His manner, delivery and timing of materials is extremely entertaining. The audience, which was made up of mostly teachers from approximately 10 schools across the Toronto District School Board, were totally captured by the presentation. Paul had their full attention for the entire presentation. After the presentation, the teachers and school staff gave Paul a standing ovation…This display of excitement and accolades, for a presentation, has never happened during any Professional Development session that I have either organized or attended.”
“In the ever-changing world of municipal government, it was time the Administrators has some humor in their lives. The attendees at the Conference were not disappointed and Paul received rave reviews. Paul gave us an hour and a half of enlightenment and entertainment. His presentation was ‘Everybody Stay Calm, How to Thrive in Stressful Times’. Paul is a wonderful presenter and he was just the person to remind our association that laughter is a very valuable tool in handling stress. Many commented that his humor was perfect for the times were are going through, he was engaging with the audience and the time went by too fast. ARMAA would definitely recommend Paul as a speaker at any corporate function.”
–Executive Director, Alberta Rural Municipal Administrators Association
“On behalf of the TSAA, I would like to chant you for your Keynote address at our ‘Inspired Leadership’ conference. Your presentation was informative, witty, authentic and enormously entertaining. It provided a welcomed change of pace to two full days of professional learning. Your advice to Principals and Vice Principals provided great comfort to them, as you implored them to always consider their personal wellness in the context of their professional responsibilities.
“In my 18 years as a school Administrator in Toronto, this was the first time I have ever seen any speaker receive a standing ovation from such a large group of Principals and Vice Principals. A countless number of Administrators have contacted us to tell us how much they truly valued your presentation.
“Thank you very much for your work with the TSAA and it would be my pleasure to recommend you without reservation, as a Keynote Speaker for the leadership teams of any organization.”
–TSAA Vice Chair
“Paul was just what we needed to start the conference off – wonderful commentary and advice on self-care and positive thinking, wrapped in an interactive and humorous perspective.”
–Program Manager, Local Government Management Association of British Columbia
“Paul Huschilt was a keynote speaker for the Credit Union Managers Association (CUMA) conference and trade show on April 1st, 2016. Although we were not sure what to expect initially, Paul had the room engaged and laughing within minutes of taking the stage. His energy, sense of humour and positive attitude was a priceless contribution to our event.
“Paul wrapped up our event with his session titled ‘The Ultimate Ending’ and that it was! Paul had the room in stitches as he summarized our two-day event. His approach was very funny with a terrific message and his approach was tactful and well thought-out but hilarious and memorable at the same time. Our participants could not say enough good things about Paul and his presentation and many commented that he was one of the best speakers that we have ever had! You simply have to see ‘The Ultimate Ending’ to believe it!
“Without a doubt, I would recommend Paul Huschilt as a keynote speaker for your conference.”
“The standing ovation said it all. Your customized content was spot on, and the guys laughed a lot. Humour Habits was the perfect way to end the conference.”
–Education Officer, IBEW Local 636
“Thank you for your fun and high-energy opening keynote at the recent OMHRA Spring Workshop. Our members appreciated the important messages about dealing with stress, and the entertaining way in which you delivered them. You received a 100% approval rating.
“Your seven humour habits were useful both personally and professionally. And the combination of comedy, acting and singing made the learning points all the more memorable. Thank you for being such a great, interactive way to kick off our event.”
–Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association
“Seven Humour Habits was presented at our most recent conference and it was an intelligent and fun way to reinforce the importance of wellness and humour. ‘The Ultimate Ending’ provided us with an outstanding way to reinforce our conference content and direction.”
–Corporate Communications Director, SaskTel
“I am writing to tell you that your presentation at the Credit Union Managers Association of Manitoba’s annual conference was, without a doubt, the most valuable and most entertaining talk we’ve ever had.”
–Conference co-chair, CUMAM
“Francophones remarked on the excellent skills you demonstrated in delivering your presentation in both official languages.”
–Vice-President, National Capital Commission