Steve Rizzo

Steve Rizzo

  • NSA Speaker Hall of Fame bestowed on fewer than 200 speakers worldwide
  • Showtime Comedy All-Star comedian
  • Best-selling author of Get Your Shift Together
  • Referred to as ‘Best Speaker We’ve Ever Had’ by hundreds of meeting planners

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Steve Rizzo is a personal development expert, comedian, motivational speaker and author. His popular PBS special brought him into millions of homes. It’s no surprise that he’s been inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed upon fewer than 200 speakers worldwide since 1977. Perhaps one of Steve’s greatest achievements was the stellar degree of success he achieved as a comedian, being chosen as a Showtime comedy All-Star and sharing the stage with Jerry Seinfeld, Rodney Dangerfield, Eddie Murphy, Ellen Degeneres and many more giants of comedy. Of course, the surprises don’t stop here. What was next for this funny guy in the prime of his career? For Steve, it was to trade the standing ovations as a stand-up comedian for maximum fulfillment and, well, more standing ovations as a Hall of Fame speaker.

Don’t Let the Laughter Fool You!

Whether you need to motivate your sales or service team, deal with stress or surmount change, Steve Rizzo’s COMMON SENSE SUCCESS STRATEGIES will improve morale, infuse enthusiasm and increase efficiency.

You can’t attend a STEVE RIZZO presentation and leave with the same attitude. What Steve brings to the table is his ability to engage audiences with laughter as he challenges them to shift their focus and way of thinking to discover greater enthusiasm, increased productivity and new levels of success. As one client said, “Never has my group learned so much and laughed so hard in one sitting! Thanks for the ride!”



Start Each Day with an Unstoppable Attitude to Succeed

One of the biggest challenges that people in business face today is staying optimistic and motivated to be at their best for more than just a few days. Nothing keeps them from being productive and achieving their goals more than harboring negative feelings or having a bad attitude during the process. In this entertaining and content-rich presentation, Steve Rizzo engages the audience with laughter as he teaches each attendee his Common Sense Success Strategies that will not only take them to a better place in business, but also in life.



We spend most of our waking hours at our place of employment and much of our leisure time thinking about it. We can allow the stress and fast pace to control our emotions, or we can lighten up, have fun and choose to enjoy the process. A healthy state of mind is essential in order to produce quality sales, service, teamwork, leadership and communication. Learn how to overcome the everyday pressures that can stifle enthusiasm, productivity and creativity in business and in life.

In Why Not Enjoy the Process, you will learn the secrets of …

  • The common sense success strategies that drive motivation.
  • Why enjoyment is the spark that ignites passion and enthusiasm.
  • Shifting your way of thinking to get the results you want.
  • Elevating your overall degree of happiness.
  • Finding the laughter in between and during the tough times.



Many people have a difficult time with it, but in its inevitable process are the seeds of great growth. You just have to stop resisting long enough to plant them. Steve will show your group how to embrace one of the biggest challenges in both the workplace and in our personal lives…CHANGE. Discover the essential steps to surmounting change and achieving the success that lies on the other side.

In Don’t Just Accept Change, Embrace It! You will learn the secrets of…

  • Being optimistic and eliminating negative self-talk.
  • Enjoying yourself during the process of change.
  • Overcoming the stress and fear associated with change.
  • Using your sense of humor as a strategy to grow with change.
  • Shifting your attitude to embrace change.


True leaders inspire, motivate and lead the charge to success boldly, regardless of their circumstances. In this lively, engaging program, Steve shares inspiring stories of extraordinary people and the intangible secrets that define them as true leaders. This program is based on Steve’s exclusive interviews with C-level executives, industry leaders and everyday achievers. Laugh along with Steve while you learn how to lead so others will follow you anywhere.

In Rizzo’s Leadership Secrets, you will learn the secrets of…

  • Extraordinary leaders that inspire, intrigue and exhilarate.
  • How to start each day with an unstoppable attitude to succeed.
  • Winning ways of thinking that change obstacles into opportunities.
  • Seeing the brighter alternative to a potentially negative situation.
  • What true leaders know that 99% of ordinary people don’t.


After a long day of breakout sessions and high-content-information, don’t you think your group will want a change of pace? Should you choose a Keynote Speaker with a great message for your after dinner event? Or should you choose someone who can entertain and make them laugh?

Here’s an idea… Why not give them BOTH!

Steve will WOW your group with his hilarious brand of humor and deliver just enough message that will take them to a better place in business and in life. Don’t be surprised if your group calls you a Winner for choosing Steve.

NOTE: Just tell Steve how much Humor and message you want. or perhaps you want all Humor. Whatever you decide, Steve will deliver.

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“WOW! Salespeople are a tough crowd and you absolutely nailed it!”  Sun Trust Mortgage

“A standing ovation by all 600 attendees was truly a sight to see!”  American Express

“Your performance, both as emcee and motivational speaker, was outstanding.” Nationwide

“Thank you for the outstanding speech you gave at our recent Sales Intensity event. You brought the crowd back from the dead and had them screaming for more. Your humor was hilarious, and your message hit home. You are one of THE BEST SPEAKERS we have ever seen.” David Friedberg, Director of Marketing, Marriott

“Don’t Just Accept Change, Embrace It provided just the message we hoped for. Your delivery provided a very strong message in an entertaining, thought-provoking and stimulating manner. Thank you for making our seminar a SMASHING SUCCESS.” Michael Holmes Auto Operations Manager, State Farm

“You have the highest attendance and rating for an in-house Leadership session:  ‘I left feeling like a new person,’ ‘I laughed so hard I cried,’ ‘I will definitely try the techniques Steve suggested,’ ‘humor Being is such a wonderful high-tech tool.’ You made the audience laugh, think and learn.” Casey Casort, PTL Administrator Tim Violette, Director, P&C Boeing

“Steve Rizzo’s after dinner program was the BEST of the BEST! He provided us with so much laughter and a message that kept us fully engaged! Never have I received such positive comments from our clients, guests and senior management than I did from Steve Rizzo’s presentation!” Wayne Carpenter, Director of Client Relations, Hartford Insurance

“The world has many motivational speakers who make us feel better for a little while, but few who offer a simple and easy tool that can truly improve people’s quality of life. Thanks for being among that small number who make a difference.” Kathryn L. Kellam, Director of Education, Northeast Region, Coldwell Banker

“Steve Rizzo delivered what he promised when we hired him, i.e., to be the best keynote speaker we’ve ever had! I can honestly say that in the 18 years I have been attending National Sales meetings and organizing them for the past 5 years with Enterprise, nobody has delivered quite like Steve did. The feedback we got from our sales team immediately following his speech indicated that I am not the only person that feels this way. I know our folks left ready to tackle their sales goals with a renewed energy and definitely a better attitude!” Tom Chelew, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Enterprise Fleet Management

“Steve’s presentation was the BEST of the BEST and provided a message with laughter and kept each one of us fully engaged. I have NEVER received more recognition and positive comments from our clients, guests, and Senior Management team than I did from Steve Rizzo’s presentation. Thank you Steve, for an outstanding presentation and for making our event not only a success, but the BEST we ever had!” Wayne Carpenter, Director of Client Relations, Hartford Insurance Companies