Jason Hewlett: Mastering the Keynote

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What do Ricky Martin, Elton John, and the Chipmunks have in common? 

No, it’s not that they’re all (arguably) past their prime. Rather, it’s that each one is deftly impersonated by Jason Hewlett, the Vegas performer turned Hall of Fame keynote speaker and our guest this week on Stage, Page & Screen.

Jason had a successful career in Vegas with his long-running “One Man Show,” a performance that featured his impersonations, singing, and humor. It was a massive hit. But after more than a decade of performing, he felt burnt out, emotionally and physically. He was forced to reimagine his life and his work.

Jason decided to import the most engaging parts of his show into the format and formality of a corporate keynote. The combination was a hit (if you watch his videos, you’ll understand why). It wasn’t long before calls started coming in, inviting him to bring his unique style of entertainment, inspiration, and education to audiences around the globe.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • 00:00:00 // Tomfoolery & Banter
  • 00:02:56 // Introducing Jason Hewlett, CSP, CPAE
  • 00:27:45 // Using humor to enhance your message, not divert from it.
  • 00:33:38 // Personalizing and simplifying your slides for a more compelling presentation.
  • 00:52:26 // Disrupting norms (and even speaking for free!) to secure more opportunities.
  • 00:57:20 // Balancing your passion with what organizations are seeking.
  • 01:02:54 // Expert advice on preparing your host for your audio requirements.
  • 01:27:26 // Insights from Jason on coaching and hiring coaches to foster your growth.

Having delivered thousands of presentations over the last two decades, Jason Hewlett is the only speaker in the world teaching leadership skills, tools, and mindsets in such a powerfully unconventional way. With out-of-the-box performances of uncanny musical and comedy impressions of incredible stage legends, Jason’s keynote, The Promise, is a speech that feels like a show, entertainment that feels like enlightenment, and music that feels like a difference-maker.

We know you’re going to like this one, tiny dancer. So keep livin’ la vida loca, and press PLAY right now!


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