Author, Speaker, Attorney, and Former Congressman

Ric Keller's

Chase the Bears

Little Things to Achieve Big Dreams

Chase the Bears by Ric Keller

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An inspiring, humorous, and original book of conventional and unconventional self-help ideas from former Congressman Ric Keller, who rose from humble beginnings to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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I am thrilled to share with you my TEDx Talk on the incredible power of self-deprecating humor. In it, I share the single joke that changed my life, taking me from fast-food reject (a Wendy's manager told me I didn't "have what it takes") to the halls of Congress.

Self-deprecating humor can help us connect with each other by being vulnerable, authentic, and real—and it's a secret power that anyone can harness, including you.

Congressman Keller’s inspirational story and sense of humor were a huge hit – standing ovation!

Daniel Elliott - President, Rollins College Student Gov’t Assn.

Ric discusses the power of self-deprecating humor on the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” Podcast

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Meet Ric

Former U.S. Congressman Ric Keller represented Central Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives for eight years. He served as Chairman of the House Higher Education subcommittee and was also a member of the Judiciary committee.

Ric is a partner at the law firm of Hill, Rugh, Keller and Main, as well as a TV commentator, writer, and speaker. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, and he has written articles for the Harvard Crimson and Orlando Sentinel. His new book, Chase the Bears: Little Things to Achieve Big Dreams, is now available everywhere books are sold..

Ric is also a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Kindness Matters and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Too Funny!

Probably the funniest speech ever given to our bar association.

Liz McCausland - Past President, Orange County Bar Assn.

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Have Ric Speak At Your Next Event

Known for his humorous and inspirational talks, Ric speaks on the topics of leadership excellence, networking, success principles of high achievers, why humor is a powerful tool in business and life, and motivational techniques to boost sales performance and overcome life challenges.

Ric has given over a thousand speeches, including recent keynote speeches to business groups, trade associations, and colleges. One of Ric’s most popular speaking topics is, “Respect: Rules of Civility in a Sometimes-Uncivilized World™.”

Ric’s keynote speech was the highlight of our conference. Hysterical and game changing!

Ted Barry - Officer, Security Traders Assn. of Florida