SPEAKING FEE RANGE ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$5,000 to $10,000
BOOK LOUIE GRAVANCE
SPEAKING FEE RANGE*
$5,000 to $10,000
Book Louie Gravance
- Master of “showmanship in the workplace” with years of experience coaching clients such as Bank of America, ING Financial, and Toys R Us.
- Disney veteran who trained thousands in the “Traditions” of this iconic media giant.
- Energetic and animated speaker who crafts highly customized presentations for each audience.
Louie Gravance is a gifted showman who uses his speaking and consulting skills to help corporations improve their service capabilities. He has parlayed years of work in film, television and on stage into a remarkable portfolio of advice on how businesses can develop “showmanship in the workplace.”
Gravance began working as an actor at the age of 12. By 1989, he was employed by the Walt Disney Company, where he developed, led, and performed in “Streetmosphere,” an improvisational comedy show that debuted with the opening of Disney’s MGM Studios attraction in Florida.
Moving more fully into the realm of training, Gravance began teaching the “Traditions” orientation and training course at The Disney University. Disney proved a formidable incubator for developing his skills, and by the time Gravance launched his independent career he had developed thousands of presentations for countless audiences.
Gravance has taught “showmanship in the workplace” to thousands of high-profile corporations, including ING Financial, Fisher Scientific, and Toys R Us. He led Bank of America through a “culture shift” he termed “The Bank of America Spirit.” Gravance currently operates Louie Gravance Creative Concepts out of Orlando, Florida.
"You have the remarkable and uncommon ability to use your natural skills in humor and drama to clearly convey the more serious parts of your presentation. You entertained us, but you also used the fact that you'd gotten our attention to drive home key concepts in your presentation. That's a rare skill-you were astonishingly good!"
Elizabeth Lane Lawley Ph.D Rochester Institute of Technology
"You had me in the palm of your hand... I was enthralled by your presentation... I was inspired, and I learned a few things I can apply right here in Columbia S.C."
Beverly Shelley SC Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
"We were so impressed with Louie's presentation and its relevance to our own customer service...our nearly 1800 customer service associates were treated to a lively, humorous, and uplifting presentation."
Kim Harm Executive Vice President Customer Service Operations Mutual of Omaha Co.
"Louie is an extraordinarily gifted individual who has the capacity to touch the minds and hearts of a room full of skeptical individuals and change their mindsets in one hour and twenty minutes! WHAT A FEAT!"
Kathy Pagliughi Regional Director of Stores Kids 'R' Us
"Thank you for providing an inspiring and entertaining evening for our Fisher Scientific Customer Service management team! My week long meeting wrapped up today and I wanted to share some great feedback with you. Principles you highlighted made a profound impact on several members of my team. Your stories were funny, entertaining, and correlated very well to our exciting initiatives for next year. Again, thank you!"
Angela Blackburn Fisher Scientific
Louie Gravance earned his motivational stripes at Disney, and while he’s moved on to develop his own creative consulting firm he retains the joy and enthusiasm of his Disney past. In fact, he’s delighted to help businesses and organizations create the “happiest workplaces on Earth,” a task he carries out with boundless energy and an animated style of delivery.
Gravance creates highly customized presentations, working carefully with companies to ensure that he’s addressing the needs of each firm. The tactics of successful brand leaders such as Disney can be applied to any industry.
Any organization will benefit from understanding a fundamental show business truth: the power of narrative. Successful storytelling – successful performance – is key to convincing customers, whether those customers are audience members in a theater or potential business clients.
"HOW TO CREATE THE HAPPIEST WORKPLACE ON EARTH"
Ever wonder how a company like Disney maintains “Service Excellence” on a daily basis? I am often asked, “How does Disney manage to have such happy employees?” Discover some of the techniques and themes used to train and motivate thousands of Disney “Cast Members” annually. THESE ARE UNIVERSAL CONCEPTS THAT CAN BE APPLIED TO YOUR ORGANIZATION. Based on over ten years of experience as a Disney Traditions “Professor”, this talk is particularly aimed at keeping every employee “Emotionally Connected” to their purpose. You will see the power of GOAL FUSION between you and every member of your team. Either “backstage or onstage performers” from such hardworking areas as call centers, sales, health care professionals, custodians and housekeepers must understand their link to the goals and objectives of their employer. This presentation stresses the alliance between employees both seen and unseen. This talk is often utilized by organizations that ask the very most of their service employees whose rewards are not always obvious in the short term.
"THERE′S NO BUSINESS BUT SHOW BUSINESS!"
ALL organizations, whether they’re aware of it or not, are constantly engaging their internal and external customers in a NARRATIVE of sorts. Regardless of what anyone is selling or providing, a STORY is conveyed through every single transaction. This narrative drives everything from customer expectations to employee satisfaction to even your very BRAND ESSENCE.
LET’S GET YOU AND YOUR EMPLOYEES
TELLING THE SAME STORY!
Whether you’re a food service professional or a pediatrician, virtually ever vocation requires a “performance technique!” Any business, like any venture of showmanship must ask:
WHAT DO WE LOOK LIKE?
WHAT DO WE SOUND LIKE?
WHAT DO WE FEEL LIKE?
For over 30 years I’ve appeared on radio, network television, film, stage, in theme parks, as well as worked with corporate trainers in medicine, retail, foods, manufacturing, auto makers, insurance companies to name just a few. They are all the same business! Many people in the workforce ultimately ask themselves, WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
This talk stresses that in the workplace, as in life, INVESTING OF YOURSELF IS THE SAME AS INVESTING IN YOURSELF!
Every service transaction is an opportunity to create a “Magic Moment” for both customer and employee.
HALF AND FULL DAY
TRAIN THE TRAINERS WORKSHOPS
TELL YOUR EMPLOYEES
WHAT THEY NEED TO KNOW
NOT WHAT THE POWERPOINT SAYS!
This is a very interactive workshop that helps introduce story telling and self investment in training. Due to the advances in technology and the demands and regulations of the average workplace, we are creating a generation of trainers that can’t get through a day without the aid of a slide presentation. In fact, let’s be honest, many FOLLOW the slides to keep them on message. Fine training is emotionally driven as well as data driven. These full and half day sessions get people up on their feet expressing themselves in a new way. I will customize a day that will include humor, story telling, improvisation and techniques for sounding as if your giving every presentation for the first time instead of the hundredth.