Consider John as a Speaker at your Next Conference or Event!
John McPherson presents keynotes, breakouts and workshop presentations at corporate, association and healthcare conferences. Using his vast archive of comic strips, John can customize a presentation to any industry or theme. Using the universal language of humor, John can kick-start a conference setting just the right tone, or, wind one down on a positive, relaxing note that will have audience members talking for a long time.
Some topics that he can cover include:
• Communicating with humor
• The healing power of humor
• Cartoons in your industry sector that drew the ire and the kudos from readers
• Cartoons that his editor felt were too controversial to be published
• Retaining creativity and sanity under a daily deadline pressure
• Embracing change and life options: How he went from being a mechanical engineer to a nationally known cartoonist
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What they say about John:
“Mr. McPherson had all three audiences captivated with his presentation of his cartoon panels; they were continually laughing at his humor. John was easy to be with and a pleasure to work with,” Judi LaFreniere, Chairman, Town Hall Lecture Series, Montgomery Woman’s Club, Inc. (John spoke to three different audiences over a span of a few days at the Montgomery Woman’s Club’s Town Hall Series. The format was a 45-50 minute presentation, followed by questions for 15-20 minutes.)
“John McPherson is a fabulous and dynamic presenter who understands humor at a deep level and has the ability to make us see ourselves in a totally different light,” Jack Canfield, Co-Author of Chicken Soup For The Soul
“Your presentation on Humor in the Workplace was a resounding success! We have NEVER had a speaker who was SO entertaining and was able to elicit such uncontrollable laughter from the audience. You left us with a refreshing and upbeat tone, which is exactly what we needed after one and a half days of workshops,” Anthony F. Paneblanco, Assistant Vice President, SUNY Institute of Technology
“At a time when students are often told to crack down on their studies and commitments, it is nice to encourage them to crack up and not take life so seriously. Mr. McPherson’s program highlights the greatest unifier between adults and teens…the ability to laugh together!” Diane Murray-Fleck, CSW, Turning Point Strategy
“Throughout the conference people kept saying that John’s presentation was the best. These comments came from an audience of well-known speakers giving presentations on works of tremendous importance. John’s presentation literally had people laughing so hard they were falling out of their chairs. With his slightly self-deprecating hilarity, Jon stole the show from this pack of prima donnas, and they loved him for it,” Maxwell J. Mehlman, Director, The Law Medicine Center Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
“Phi Delta Kappa’s professional year couldn’t have had a more exhilarating beginning with you as our first guest presenter for this Chapter’s opening meeting. I anticipated your presentation would be well received, but it surpassed my expectations,” JoAnn Masterson, Advisor, Phi Delta Kappa, The University at Albany State University of New York
“If long, sustained belly laughs aren’t your thing, then don’t invite John McPherson to speak at your event. … As the conference’s closing speaker, John left the audience laughing hysterically and begging for more,” Brian McMahon, Executive Director, New York State Economic Development Council
“Our audience consisted of administrators, teachers, bus drivers, maintenance workers, teaching assistants, clerical support and grounds keepers. For more than an hour he provided our learning community with many moments of laughter, many poignant and reflective musings and interactions that all staff members have been talk about since,” Dr. Teresa Thayer Snyder, Superintendent of Schools, Brunswick Central School Troy, New York
“Our work as perianesthesia nurses is often difficult and sometimes heartbreaking so it was a treat to have some humor shown on the subject. John was conscious of this audience and utilized cartoons with healthcare themes. The Board of Directors of Massachusetts Society PeriAnesthesia Nurses and I would enthusiastically recommend him as a speaker for any organization’s meeting,” Anne B. Halliday, Director Governmental Affairs, MASPAN.