So, you’re looking for a speaker or workshop facilitator for your next event. You probably want someone who can command a room without making it all about themself, while creating a positive environment for learning, and delivering valuable ideas. Whether it’s as a keynote speaker for hundreds, a workshop facilitator for dozens, or a one-on-one coach, I’m passionate about helping people create better futures for themselves, their organizations and society as a whole.
Each of the following programs can be delivered as a one-hour keynote address or as a longer interactive workshop. I always customize my programs for your needs. But just reading about them won’t fully convey the experience of actually being in the room. Take a look at these videos to get a feel for my style, then give me a call. We can talk about your specific goals and see how I can help.
The world is changing. “We’ve always done it that way” doesn’t cut it. The thinking, processes, and attitudes that got us where we are have served their purpose. Now it’s time to shift our thinking and take the next steps to succeed.
As an educator, trainer, and world-class magician, Dan Trommater has been helping people challenge deeply held assumptions for over 20 years.
Dan uses eye-popping magic, stories, and optical illusions as powerful visual metaphors to grab you by the brain and gently shake. This is not only thoroughly engaging and a lot of fun, it empowers each person in the room to apply the learning in their own lives.
As part of this interactive presentation, Dan shares insights on the growth mindset to help leaders, managers, and team members shift their attention from the limits of “problems” to the untapped potential of “possibilities.”
Keynote or workshop participants will leave with these transformative takeaways:
• How to get out of the “same-old-thinking-rut” and find new solutions to pressing problems.
• How to identify and challenge the limiting assumptions that hold us back.
• How to embrace the growth mindset to boost performance in all areas of life.
What if you could magically see the world through someone else’s eyes?
In our increasingly individualized society, it can be so easy to forget that your ‘truth’ isn’t universal. What’s obvious to you might be invisible to others (and vice-versa.)
With over 20 years of experience creating and delivering presentations for a wide spectrum of audiences; speaker, well-being expert, and professional magician Dan Trommater understands the vital importance of seeing the world from others’ perspectives.
In this program, Dan will use magic, optical illusions, and interactive exercises to illustrate the transformative power of empathy. He’ll demonstrate the fallibility of our narrow perspective and teach practical tools to widen our understanding of others’ needs and motivations.
This thought-provoking and thoroughly engaging program will empower participants to see the world from fresh perspectives, unlocking new levels of leadership, communication, and collaboration.
Leaders, sales professionals, and anyone who works with others will benefit from these practical takeaways:
Every organization has people with job-specific ‘hard skills’ to get the work done. But no matter how competent staff is at the nuts and bolts of their roles, those technical abilities aren’t enough to make for a thriving, collaborative workplace. For that, we need to focus on ‘soft’ skills to create a positive environment and forge real connections between colleagues, leadership, and clients.
Well-being expert (and world-class magician) Dan Trommater has spent his career helping people tap into these overlooked skills.
In this program, whether it’s an interactive keynote presentation or hands-on workshop, participants will explore the value of empathy (to create better solutions for others), vulnerability (to forge deeper, more authentic relationships), and gratitude (to build a more positive atmosphere.) Dan will present compelling demonstrations and data from the field of positive psychology to show just how transformative these concepts can be.
These crucial soft skills amplify teams’ job-specific skills and lead to a more collaborative, positive, and productive workplace.
Through a mix of compelling stories, demonstrations, and a bit of magic, participants will learn:
In an increasingly complex and hectic world, people are becoming more and more stressed, depressed, and overwhelmed. Fortunately, the field of positive psychology provides us with tools to counter these trends so we can flourish.
Well-being expert Dan Trommater speaks from experience. He’s applied positive psychology in his own life to overcome setbacks, and is passionate about sharing the life-changing techniques with the world.
Based on rigorous scientific research, the field of Positive Psychology is devoted to the study of what makes for a flourishing life. In this fun and informative presentation, Dan will explain the PERMAH model (Positivity, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement, and Health) and show how you can put it to use at work and home. And since Dan is also a world-class magician, he’ll use some powerful magic as visual metaphors to illustrate the transformative power of this exciting field.
Moving beyond the science, you’ll get hands-on experience with practical tools and techniques to help you not only survive, but thrive.
Positive Psychology is NOT ‘happy-ology’ or dry academic theory. Participants in this interactive program will gain these powerful takeaways:
Dan's magic drove home key messages on leading change in a way that was entertaining, insightful, and relevant.
Our attendees were buzzing about your presentation long after you left. Bravo! You exceeded all expectations we had for our event. The magic was fascinating, but your command of the room as a speaker puts you in a rare class.
Initially, the board expressed concern that a speaker using magic, while being entertaining, might not be right for a group looking for professional development. However, Dan was wonderful. He didn't pretend to be an expert at our profession, but through careful pre-interviews, he made his content very relevant to our group. And let's face it, magic is awesome. Dan uses magic to communicate valuable content expertly. It all comes down to communication and perspective. I was just enthralled.
Dan was born for this. His presence on stage is powerful and engaging, and his interactive presentation had the crowd on the edge of their seats, wide-eyed and eager for his next move. I was blown away by his ability to connect with our 400 person audience and show them that their perceptions and assumptions have an incredibly powerful impact on their journey through life.
Dan was wonderful to work with; he interviewed me to make sure that the message he delivered was exactly what I wanted - and that’s exactly what he gave me. His presentation kicked off our conference in a fun, imaginative way while delivering important messages that were right on target. My team was able to see the importance of making changes to how we do account management to create an exceptional and enhanced customer experience.
We hired Dan to do a really special presentation for our sales team at our national sales meeting and I couldn't be happier with the results. The session was completely engaging with everyone actively participating. At times, you could hear a pin drop. Dan's use of magic throughout the program to support the theme of 'expanding how you think' is very valuable. We will carry these ideas forward with us for a long time.
Dan was the keynote speaker for the Focus 2040 Closing Ceremonies (a nation-wide student competition based out of the DeGroote School of Business). He captured the attention of students and industry professionals with a riveting presentation and had the audience thinking outside of the box. He is an expert magician, and above all, a wonderful presenter who rises to every occasion. Dan is an excellent choice and we highly recommend him!
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant… Dan, his ideas, and his magic were the perfect choice kick off the 3 day meeting. He brought great energy to the session and was really effective at introducing themes that carried through all 3 days of the event. In fact those themes were so powerful, yet simple, they have had a positive impact on our team beyond the event. Dan's session was by far the highest ranked session of the entire event. He is believable, authentic and builds trust inside the group quickly to promote open sharing of ideas.
Your session was entertaining, intriguing and left them wanting more.
Dan's keynote presentation brilliantly accomplished our teaching objectives in a unique and utterly engaging way.
Dan's presentation was highly entertaining, engaging and thought-provoking. He challenged us to carefully examine our preconceptions and assumptions and to embrace outside-the-box thinking. This was a valuable lesson in relation to both workplace relationships and the services that we provide to the community.
At first my team were surprised that I added a magician to the agenda but after going through his session, the team started to see how their own ways of thinking were getting in the way of creative thinking and the art of the possible. Add Dan's fun and humour and the learning went through the roof.
Dan’s true magical ability is in transforming resistant audiences into enthusiastically engaged participants that are ready to adopt new ideas. His kickoff keynote set an energetic tone for the day and primed the crowd to learn from the other presenters.
Dan was such an engaging presenter and I thoroughly enjoyed how he used magic and applied it to every day business challenges, assumptions and perceptions. I walked away definitely looking at things differently.
You surpassed our expectations on all of the above and more - I have received steady and consistent feedback from guests of all backgrounds and professions on the success and impact of both your pre-dinner work and the keynote address - it is very clear that you connected with the audience and they left the event with new ways of looking at the world.
Dan was our keynote speaker at a workshop comprised of our divisional employee engagement teams. He is engaging, thought provoking and a magician who uses magic to help illustrate his concepts. He received rave reviews from staff and senior leaders.
What a great evening! Thanks so much for sharing your vision, passion and insights on how to change your perspective on what life throws our way. Your presentation style is so engaging using humour. There is no better way to think outside the box to change how to see life. The Toronto Chapter - HRPA attendees will use the skills you presented in their day to day activities and will remember that there is more than 1 way of viewing the world.
I recently held our annual divisional day and we invited a guest speaker by the name of Dan Trommater. I'm writing to make you aware of the fantastic presentation he made to our staff. I am confident that you would be impressed and benefit from Dan as a keynote speaker or workshop facilitator at your next event. For this reason, he gets my highest recommendation.
On behalf of Conservation Ontario Conservation Areas Workshop a big thank you for your keynote address last week. It was entertaining and educational and judging both by the discussions over the next few days and the feedback on our evaluation forms, the address was spot on and really set the event off well. Thank you – I will be sure to be recommending you to others!
"I could tell that the message resonated with all the attendees by the thunderous applause and extremely positive feedback shared at the end. Dan’s performance literally made that seminar the most memorable I've ever attended."