Speaking

“If you can laugh at yourself and at life, you will be unstoppable.”

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.

Ric’s keynote speech at our conference was a huge hit! He’s a master storyteller and very funny, too! A standing ovation!

Kevin Mayeux - CEO, National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors

Kevin Mayeux , CEO, National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors

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

Ted Barry - Officer, Security Traders Assn. of Florida

Ted Barry , Officer, Security Traders Assn. of Florida

Probably the funniest speech ever given to our bar association.

Liz McCausland - Past President, Orange County Bar Assn.

Liz McCausland , Past President, Orange County Bar Assn.

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

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

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

Have Ric Speak At Your Next Event

Known for his humorous and inspirational talks, Ric speaks on the topics of workplace civility, 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™.”