After graduating from Bluffton University with a BA and from Bowling Green State University with a Master's degree, Judson Laipply burst onto the professional speaking scene and has quickly become a breath of fresh air in a sometimes suffocating world. His presentations are down to earth and highly motivational, creative and appealing, humorous and thought provoking, lively and enriching.
Judson's artistic and refreshing approach to viewing life and accepting the changes it brings, combined with his energetic demeanor and playful stage presence, never fails to surprise and inspire audiences. Drawing from his vast array of experiences that include working on a cruise ship, at a camp in Colorado, as a certified Aerobics instructor, as a part- time auctioneer, teaching college courses, being a published poet, and writing a weekly column, he can relate to audiences of all ages from all over the country.
I am so blessed to be able to do what I do. I get to combine my two favorite things in the world. I love to entertain and make people laugh. I also love to help people grow and develop. I thrive on getting people to think about things, shift their perception, and hope that I might just be able to give them something to help make their life better. Combining those two on stage is just about as good as it gets! -- Judson Laipply
Creator of The Evolution of Dance:
In March of 2001, Judson performed for the first time in public a finale that would one-day take the world by storm. After mixing together 12 popular dance songs from the last 50 years Judson debuted "The Evolution of Dance" and it instantly became a crowd favorite. Five years and 18 songs later, Laipply placed a video of the 30 song six-minute "The Evolution of Dance" on little known site called YouTube. No one could have predicted what followed.
In the next few months the video became a viral sensation and was passed from e-mail to e-mail, posted in countless blogs, discussed on endless talk shows and podcasts, and the entire world watched as the video amassed over 70 millions views in under 8 months and helped propel YouTube to the status it has today. To date it has been viewed over 150 million times and is the third most popular video of all time on YouTube.
The popularity of the video has lead to appearances on the Today Show, Ellen, Inside Edition, E!, Oprah, and hundreds of other media outlets around the world. He has also been in two music videos - one for Bare Naked Ladies and one for Weezer, performed at halftime of the NBA finals, and continues to bring laughter into the lives of all those who watch it.
- Custom Keynote
Love Judson's style and energy but neither of the current keynotes seem to be quite the right fit? Don't fret! We can work together to create a keynote specifically for your event, organization, or company. Whether half or full day trainings, opening or closing keynotes, in-services, after dinner entertainment, or anything else you might have a need for - there's a pretty good chance Judson can create something special just for you.
Lead Your Evolution
Everything changes. Not everything evolves. Every organization needs leaders who can lead the evolution. Change is inevitable; evolving is not. Evolving means becoming a better version of ourselves, our organizations, our world by focusing on the things we have influence over. Overcoming the adverse reaction to chaos and embracing the struggles that strengthen allow leaders to help their organizations to evolve. The world is moving faster and faster requiring a constant evolving mentality. Never rest on laurels or past accomplishments instead seeking to grow, stretch, and evolve. Learn from those that came before and refused to evolve and gain insight into how you can lead your evolution. Complete with "The Evolution of Dance" this keynote ensures that everyone recognizes that everything changes - not everything evolves.
- Life is Change
Socrates once said, "Perfection is constant change." Life is change. Day in and day out the thing that remains constant is change. Judson combines laughter inducing stories with thought-provoking ideas to drive home the point that we are in the constant presence of change. His stories, personal experiences, crowd participation, high energy, and laughter help people recognize how to let go of the things out of their control, and focus their energies on things they can change. Judson's finale, The Evolution Of Dance will leave your audience with an unforgettable message, one which will remind each participant that "Life is Change," and that they have the ultimate control over the outcome.
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