Why Book Jeff as your Keynote Speaker?

He's a “Triple Threat.” When you book him, you get 3 presenters in 1...

#1 Compelling Keynoter: Jeff is a Hall of Fame Speaker

Jeff is one of the youngest ever inductees into the National Speakers Association’s CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame. The Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) is a lifetime award for speaking excellence and professionalism. Inductees are evaluated by their peers through a rigorous and demanding process. Each candidate must excel in five categories: message, presentation/delivery, experience, professionalism and collateral material. There have been approximately 270 CPAEs all time, and there are fewer than 100 living CPAEs today.

Jeff has also been conferred by the National Speakers Association with the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) credential, a designation held by only 1.5% of speakers worldwide.

#2 Expert Facilitator: Jeff is Great with People

Jeff has been a top Host Personality for major corporate events and conferences for 15+ years now. Through this experience, Jeff has mastered the ability to engage an audience and tease out comments, stories, and themes. He’s excellent at facilitating the flow of energy and “working the room.”

The level of engagement and audience participation Jeff brings to every keynote makes him unique in the space.

#3 Master Entertainer: Jeff is a True Las Vegas Headliner​

Jeff Civillico brings a decade of experience producing and starring in his one-man, award-winning, clean Comedy in Action show with Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas.

His Comedy in Action show is highly acclaimed, having been named: “Best of Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review Journal 3 years in a row, “Entertainer of the Year” by Vegas Inc, “Top 10 Things To Do In Vegas” by Total Vegas Guide, etc. Your attendees will LOVE Jeff’s performance!

What is “Work That Matters?”

Work That Matters is a customized, interactive, entertainment-based keynote experience that highlights the inherent value of the individual – personally and professionally – within a team/organization.

Throughout Jeff’s presentation, individuals consider their role within a broader context. Jeff gives his audience tools to better understand themselves and their work, enabling them to embrace their unique individuality while “linking arms” to become part of something bigger.   

How is “Work That Matters” Presented?

⅓ Inspirational Presentation | ⅓ Team Building Workshop | ⅓ Entertainment Show

Inspiration: Everyone has a story. Jeff uses his own story as a springboard to help people see themselves and their narrative (past, present, and future) through a lens of empowerment. Attendees walk away more engaged with what they do on a daily basis, and why they do it.

Team Building: Jeff is a skilled facilitator who creates a dynamic where attendees feel comfortable sharing with each other and the group. By getting attendees to focus on their own unique origin and “ripple stories,” he (re)connects people to their internal intentions, motivations, and actions… and everybody gets to know each other in the process. 

Entertainment: If there’s one thing Jeff knows how to do, it’s to surprise, delight, and unite everyone through the power of laughter. Jeff brings a decade of Vegas headlining experience to his keynotes… there’s world-class juggling, balancing, and stunts packed into every presentation… not to mention lots of audience participation and improvisation. Your attendees will LOVE him!

Watch Jeff's "Speaker Hall of Fame" Acceptance Speech​

On July 17, 2023 in front of family, friends, and more than 1000 professional speaker colleagues at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Jeff received the Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) and was inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame. 

"Looking for an exceptional keynote or guest speaker to inspire your team? Want to help your leaders rediscover their purpose? Look no further. Jeff has a gift for leaving people in a better place than he found them! His passion and enthusiasm is infectious and he has a heart for helping others thrive. I highly encourage you to connect with this truly gifted performer."
Lloyd Hilton
Strategy Performance & Execution Lead, Center of Learning Excellence at Amgen
"We had Jeff Civillico close out our conference and he did a great job! The audience was laughing the whole time! I wanted someone that’s going to connect with our audience, and have the message weaved in. I have to say, you get your money’s worth working with Jeff! I’ve not had a speaker that’s done as much pre-prep… making sure that all the staging was right, and having it all work seamlessly. It was really good!"
Dennis McGarry
Director of Programming at NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association
"I hired Jeff as the keynote speaker for the Annual Conference for the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS). Jeff was energetic, engaging, and delivered a well rounded message that was catered to our group. He even incorporated a bit of his Las Vegas “flare” into his presentation, which the audience loved! Jeff was fantastic and just what our group needed for our first in-person meeting after the pandemic."
Alyssa Meek
Engagement & Outreach Manager at Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS)

Where Could “Work That Matters” Fit Into My Event?

Anywhere! 😎 

As an experienced Vegas Headliner, Jeff’s natural stage presence, talent, and playfulness provide that needed spark for your meeting/event… whether that’s to fire attendees up first thing in the morning, to re-energize them after lunch when levels tend to dip, or even to double as evening entertainment with his keynote message. Because it is entertainment-based, Jeff’s keynote thrives anywhere in your event’s “run-of-show.”

"WOW! Jeff was AWESOME (x3)! We had so much fun at his events. Jeff not only entertained us, he inspired us, and made us think about our WHY! Thanks, Jeff, for reenergizing our teams!"
Tylene Schwebach
Training Development Officer at First PREMIER Bank
"Thanks again, Jeff…you killed it! Everyone is still talking about how great your opening keynote was. By the way, the “chia” nickname has stuck to Buster. He was a great sport!"
Jonathan Spier
Deputy Executive Director, Long Island State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University
"During your closing keynote, our attendees were not only falling off their seats from laughter, but truly captivated by your talents and message. You did magnificent work incorporating our theme “Payroll Rocks the World.”  Jeff, your originality, charisma, sincerity, polish and performance is a very difficult act to follow. You made an indelible mark on our 35th congress."
Dan Maddux
Executive Director at American Payroll Association

Why Choose “Work That Matters?”

This is the experience your people need! You want a keynote like this right now because you know your people could use a spark. Everyone could benefit from a boost in morale, vision, teamwork/collaboration, and productivity during these challenging times!  

Work That Matters gives you that and more: increased employee engagement, satisfaction, and of course… retention and loyalty!

Jeff helps get your people rowing in the same direction. There’s no better way to align your workforce around your shared mission, vision, goals and values. Jeff connects everyone’s individual story and purpose to the larger narrative of the organization. 

"Jeff performed as our keynote speaker this year at the 72nd Annual THCA Convention & Trade Show in San Antonio. He was amazing! Jeff’s enthusiasm and energy, along with his personal story inspired and entertained. Our laughter continued Monday morning in our team meeting as we recalled him bringing some of our members on stage as part of the show. Hilarious! And, it was uncanny how perfect his message aligned with our event theme and how well he was able to integrate it into his message. An excellent performer, inspiring speaker, and wonderful person to work with throughout."
Randa Scott
Director, Professional Development, Texas Health Care Association
"As the keynote speaker for the Arts Schools Network, Jeff amazed his audience. The combination of his entertaining talent and the focused message left attendees saying “he was the best keynote speaker ASN has ever had” or “that he was the best keynote they have ever seen.” Over 400 educators attended the ASN Conference, and they can be a challenging group. Jeff had their attention from the first minute. In my 34 years as an educator attending two to three conferences yearly, Jeff is the best speaker I have seen at engaging the audience!"
Susan Jean Thornton
Office of Student Achievement and Communication at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts
"From emcee, to entertainment, to keynote, to team building, Jeff’s involvement in our National Sales Meeting was unmatched. He raised the energy level and reinforced our culture as only a professional could do. His keynote was powerful and inclusive and most importantly, very relatable to our team and business. Jeff is a consummate professional and very easy to work with. I send my highest recommendation on behalf of Jeff and look forward to working with him again in the future!"
Bob Kolbe
Head of Sales and Business Development, Americas at Heraeus Medical USA

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