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Matt Weinstein  

Innovative Teambuilding Expert

Matt Weinstein is the nation’s foremost authority on the use of fun and humor in team building. Called “The Master of Playfulness” by People magazine and “America’s Pied Piper of Play” by the Houston Post, Weinstein’s playful vision has been the subject of dozens of national newspaper articles, magazine features, and television appearances.

Weinstein is the founder and Emperor of Playfair, Inc., an international consulting firm based in Berkeley, California whose philosophy is, “If you take yourself too seriously, there is an excellent chance you’ll wind up seriously ill!” Weinstein was elected to the Professional Speaker’s Hall of Fame by the National Speaker’s Association, and was honored by Successful Meetings Magazine as one of the 21 Top Speakers for the 21st Century.

Weinstein’s television special FUN WORKS!: The Power of Humor in the Workplace was broadcast nationally on PBS. His latest book, Gently Down the Stream was released in September of 2006 and his previous book DogsDon’t Bite When a Growl Will Do: What Your Dog Can Teach You about Living a Happy Life was the #3 bestseller on the nationwide bestseller list, What CEOs Are Reading.

Weinstein will help you to energize your workforce, reduce stress on the job, and build an enthusiastic team. Weinstein's long-term partnerships with companies like AT&T, IBM, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers have helped them reward, retain, and revitalize their key employees. Weinstein will motivate and inspire your employees to be more productive, and will teach them how to create a corporate culture of support and celebration at work. And most importantly, Weinstein will show your people that work can be fun!

Speech Topics

Work Like Your Dog

Managing to Have Fun.

For the past twenty-five years Matt Weinstein's Playfair organization has been a laboratory for the development of "fun-centered" management skills that can have a profound effect on team building, employee retention, and corporate loyalty. This hands-on session will teach the skills

Learn To Give and Receive Reward and Recognition
Establish Employee Support Systems
Deal Positively With Negative Change
Have Fun With Your Customers

Gently Down the Stream: Four Unforgettable Keys to Success in Life & Work.

Sometimes the simplest solutions are the most profound ones. As Confucius pointed out, "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complex." Using a simple, universally familiar verse as a metaphor for success, Matt Weinstein will show you how to increase happiness, reduce stress, find more fun at work, and enhance motivation, communication, teamwork, and satisfaction on the job. In this dynamic and mind-expanding session you will learn the four unforgettable principles for success that can make your life a waking dream. This session is based on Matt Weinstein's book, Gently Down The Stream. Come prepared to have some serious fun!

What Bernie Madoff Couldn't Steal From Me.

Award-winning inspirational speaker Matt Weinstein was on vacation in Antarctica when he learned via satellite telephone that he had lost his entire life savings in the Bernie Madoff scandal. In this highly personal, interactive and entertaining program, Weinstein recounts the inside story of the highly-secretive Madoff fund. Weinstein reveals that instead of being the crushing blow, the financial scandal taught him how to survive life?s inevitable downturns with a sense of basic trust, so that you can land on your feet no matter what happens. He lost his life savings in the Bernie Madoff fraud, but there are life-saving survival secrets that Madoff could never steal. You don't need to have been invested with Bernie Madoff to be feeling the pain of the financial meltdown right now. These are difficult economic times for everyone, but the good news is that it is still possible to find joy, celebration and a sense of meaning.

Teamwork and Team Building Programs

Laughter, Stress and Self-Esteem

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Putting Fun to Work: The Power of Humor in Business.

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Matt Weinstein: What Lessons Can We Learn From Losing Our Life's ...
Motivational speaker Matt Weinstein shares the lessons he learned after losing his life's savings to Bernie Madoff, a man who ran one of biggest investment ...

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