Shannon's popularity on the college circuit speaks for itself. He has delivered well over 1,000 programs to students across the country. He performed over 300 shows last year alone.
His success programs, all based on his Top-Selling Book, The Choice Is Yours: A Formula For Success, are like nothing you've ever seen. This is not your typical speech from behind a podium. In this energetic show, Shannon captivates audiences with his trade mark inspirational improv training techniques by mixing high energy hilarious antics with heart-wrenching inspirational stories and exciting challenges to deliver a hyped-up, entertaining, and very up-lifting message that empowers students to dig deep and explode into their maximum potential throughout college, their career, and life!
Custom Programs are one of the strengths of Shannon Pickard International. We work with your student activities board/coordinator before the event getting to know the theme, the goal, and all the details of your event, so that Shannon can put together a spectacular presentation exactly fitting your specific needs!
Some of Shannon's specialties include:
Shannon takes the experience and skills of running successful business, being an author of several books, and writing / producing a national television show and easily demonstrates how anyone can develop the necessary leadership skills to motivate, inspire, and bring out the best in others.
"You're the CEO of your own corporation and the product is YOU!"
The Choice Is Yours: A Formula For Success is dedicated to helping people get from where they are to where they want to be! Students will learn:
- Easy and fun techniques that will eliminate the competition for any job.
- How to create an image that will get you noticed.
- How to quickly become better in your field than anyone else.
- How to present the BEST interview "they've" ever seen!
Confidence is the key to success in almost everything you do. Nearly every job in the world requires you to sell yourself or your idea to someone else or a group of people. And the #1 most feared thing in America is speaking in public. Shannon brings the experience of a seasoned actor and performer to your students and shows them how to lay down all their fears.
...so practice getting good at being confident. Shannon comes armed with an insanely unique challenge, and a proven method to gaining more confidence than you've ever had!
(A Fantastic Workshop for EVERY Student Event plus makes an Excellent Presentation for ANY time of year to all students!) Shannon struggled his first semester with a 1.75 GPA, barely keeping his head afloat. Once he learned the secrets of 4.0 students...he never made another B! The secrets are revealed in this MUST SEE presentation that promises better grades for all...Faster Reading, More Comprehension, Astounding Retention, Less Time Studying with Better Results, and Amazing Memory. Your students WILL get better grades after seeing this...GUARANTEED! Works with all education levels...from TAKS-Tests to GPA's!!!
As the leading creative consultant for StraightWay Inc., the largest drug prevention program in Texas, Shannon delivers...
"A Life-Changing Message About Drugs And Alcohol."
In this dynamic presentation, Shannon explores the importance of making smart choices in life and exposes the truth behind the destruction of drugs and alcohol. Through powerful, touching, and thought-provoking, real-life stories, students are challenged to look to their future and take responsibility for their actions as Shannon speaks on their level and instills this invaluable message like they've never heard it before.
"It's important to know WHAT you want to be...
but it's more important to know WHO you want to be!"
This isn't your typical, boring, statistic-filled, "Just Say No" program. Shannon energizes the "stage" (or whatever your school has available!) with his inspirational improv techniques, getting the students up on "stage" with him, interacting from their seats, laughing in hysterics as he connects with them on their level, and hitting their hearts with the powerful potential they have in making a CHOICE!
Perfect for Conference Keynotes or Breakout Workshop Sessions, Awards Banquets, Orientation, Welcome Week or Anytime of year
What is Inspirational Improv?
Ever seen Drew Carry's Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Imagine your whole school or organization breaking down barriers, getting out of their comfort zones, gaining extreme confidence, overcoming huge fears, and being able to achieve things they never thought possible...while having a blast and working as a team!
In improv, players must work well with their teammates to solve problems when unsuspected suggestions fly from the audience. In real life, our team is made up of those we interact with on a day-to-day basis. Problems arise everyday when working with these people that we must overcome in order to reach our goals and make our dreams a reality. Shannon uses improv comedy to show anyone how to turn practically nothing into amazing results, how to creatively work with those around them (their team), without judgment, to create new problem solving strategies, develop great relationships, and explode into new levels of achievement. And because it's outrageously funny, participants relax and have a great time while bonding and becoming more susceptible to learning.