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Rik Roberts

Rik Roberts

Reward and empower your group with engaging programs on Team Building, Productivity or a 100% clean comedy show. Perfect for when you want an upbeat, insightful and fun speaker!

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Price range

  • $5,000 - $6,500
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Expert

  • Comedian/Comedienne
  • Emcees
  • Entertainment
  • Leadership
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Motivation
  • Productivity
  • Teamwork/Teambuilding
  • Time Management
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Experience

  • Agriculture
  • Entertainment
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Career

  • 28 Years
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  • About

    Rik Roberts spent his youth in Kentucky working on tobacco and horse farms. His interest in becoming the next Tom Brokaw – or perhaps anchor of “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live – inspired him to chase after a college education.

    After earning a degree in communications from Bethany College, Rik worked for Simon & Schuster in Columbus, OH. He joined a nationally touring comedy troupe “Midwest Comedy Tool & Die [MCTD] in 1992. Shortly thereafter, he decided to jump head first into stand-up comedy. He now has over twenty years of headlining experience across the United States and abroad.

    With the countless hours onstage, Rik has evolved into a master story teller. His emphasis on storytelling paved the way towards his speaking career. Just like in comedy, Rik keeps the pace of his keynote programs up using stories, facts, current events, visuals and crowd participation to make the points relevant to each group.

    Aside from his keynotes, Rik continues to deliver his stand-up routines for any group seeking 100% clean comedy. He teaches comedy writing workshops across the country and online through his “School of Laughs”.

    Rik spends his time off stage writing songs – many of which are aired daily on SiriusXM radio’s LaughUSA and Blue Collar Radio channels.

    He’s appeared in his own episode of the award winning BANANAS COMEDY SHOW which features the nation’s top “clean” comedians. He also was featured on CMT’s “20 Greatest Redneck Moments” and was a writer and performer on “The Henry Cho Comedy Show” on Great American Country.

    Rik is a proud father of two and happy husband at home in Nashville, TN.

    Rik is a member of the National Speakers Association, and current President of the Christian Comedy Association.

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  • Program

    Keynote | Humorous | Motivational

    100% clean and original humor

    Rik has 20 yrs experience as a clean comedian. Sit back and relax as he takes you on a fun-filled ride through life’s experiences and adventures. Shows can range up to an hour and are a perfect fit for any group who wants to laugh hard, take it easy and unite through laughter.

    Keynote OR Breakout | Audience Participation | Educational | Humorous | Motivational

    This speech starts with a bang!

    Imagine your attendees surprised by America’s Favorite Deputy blowing a whistle as he enters the conference room. Next, he pulls out a few “citations” that he has written up on members of your group. The group belly laughs as the “harmless offenses” are revealed. Once the group is engaged, Rik steps out of character and delivers a speech that is part soft skills tune-up and part entertainment.

    Take away points include ways you can:

    ·       Increase productivity by setting boundaries and using group dynamics

    ·       Save valuable time by setting clearer goals

    ·       Eliminate distractions using specific guidelines and tips

    * Also available are sessions on Customer Service and Leadership.

    Keynote OR Breakout | Educational | Humorous | Motivational

    This program will help you take your team to the next level. It is a great fit for organizations who need a leadership tune-up and help establishing a culture of trust and accountability.

    Overcoming adversity is part of life. In sports, the adversity often is self-imposed. Discover the lessons in situations such as J. R. Smith and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ failure to recognize “time and game situation” in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA finals. There was plenty of blame to go around. But where was the leadership?

    Learn from the rise and fall of athletes such as Lance Armstrong and Tiger Woods. When leaders get ahead of themselves they tumble every time.

    Taking stories right out of today’s sports headlines and history’s record books, we will explore the steps that lead to real winning. By emphasizing teamwork and integrity, your attendees will identify leadership qualities that they can develop to become a champion in their own right.

    Studying last year’s Super Bowl and BCS Championships, we’ll also explore what happens when you have the chance to be “next man up“. Will you fail? Or, will you have what it takes to lead a game winning drive? Leadership opportunities abound, be prepared!

    Topics covered in the speech include:

    – Building your Team (Recruiting and Releasing)
    – Game Planning (Leadership Cohesion)
    – Fumble Recovery (Ownership & Accountability)

    The speech can be delivered in 30, 60 or 90 minutes. It has some serious moments, humor and self-reflective take away points for instant application at work and home.

    Breakout

    The A.C.E. approach to improvisation

    This workshop kicks off with a brief outline of the three steps needed to build a killer team. That is followed by hands-on team building improvisational exercises that are as fun as they are useful. The exercises reinforce the three keys until each group of employees develops a common base for success.

    This workshop is led by Rik and former members of national touring improv troupe Midwest Comedy Tool & Die

    Keynote

    An outspoken speaker, clueless and hilarious

    The audience thinks they are about to be addressed by a motivational speaker who is an expert on a topic (you get to pick). Rik comes in as a character and begins a speech which seems to be on target. Then, slowly the audience realizes he is an imposter. Facts, figures and philosophies are way off base. Once everyone is in on the joke, Rik steps out of character to deliver his stand-up comedy show. In the past Rik has appeared as:

    • an expert on Lean Six Sigma,

    • a speaker who gives the right speech but in the wrong banquet room,

    • a speaker on “focus” who can’t seem to pull it all together,

    • an undercover military figure who has tracked an employee’s career,

    and more. You get to play a role in picking the topic and character. Rik does the rest!

  • Review
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    “Everyone said you were the "BEST" that we have had entertain at our event!! We so much enjoyed your presentation, and you were very professional to work with. You did an awesome job, and we couldn't have asked for anyone better! They say "farmers" are some of the hardest people to entertain and to get to smile, let alone laugh!! And you got our group to do both!! You did an amazing job with keeping the funny stories coming!! Thanks again for the fun and relaxing evening.”

    Kova Fertilizer Marilyn M.
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    “Great performance from Rik Roberts! Our group had tremendous fun with Fife walking around during pre-dinner event. The after-dinner event was great with Rik Performing stand-up for our group. We would highly recommend Rik to anybody at any time.”

    Leslie Equipment Company Dennis G.
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    “This is our third time hiring Rik Roberts as our keynote speaker for our annual customer conference. I have to tell you our customers just love this guy. His comedy is 100% clean. And he even weaves in real business ideas relative to customer service. It's a total home run. I can't speak highly enough about Rik and his talents and what he will bring to your conference, your training sessions, your employees and your customers. Just absolutely top notch. I can't recommend him high enough.”

    EXCELERON Jeff S.
Everyone said you were the "BEST" that we have had entertain at our event!! We so much enjoyed your presentation, and you were very professional to work with. You did an awesome job, and we couldn't have asked for anyone better! They say "farmers" are some of the hardest people to entertain and to get to smile, let alone laugh!! And you got our group to do both!! You did an amazing job with keeping the funny stories coming!! Thanks again for the fun and relaxing evening.
Kova Fertilizer Marilyn M.