Speaking

Thanks for considering me as a speaker for your next event! I love speaking to people (at both big and small events) for two reasons: I love communicating and I love people.

Whether you’re considering booking me to talk about blogging and social media, faith, or humor, I always promise the same 5 things:

THE FIVE PROMISES

1.  I will be entertaining. No matter the subject, people want to enjoy a speaker. I make it easy by connecting right away, keeping them on their toes, and making them laugh.

2. I will know what is expected of me. We’ll communicate at least once before I speak so I know more about the audience and your expectations of me. As my customer, my job is to deliver on what you want.

3. I will be prepared. People ask if I get nervous speaking to crowds and the truth is, I don’t. My secret is being prepared; never taking the stage without full confidence in the content and delivery of the message.

4. I will challenge your audience. What’s the point in hearing someone speak if there’s no way to take ownership of it and apply it to your life? No matter the subject matter, I’ll always (gracefully) put the ball in the audience’s court by challenging them to own it.

5. I will help promote the event. I will use my platform (blog, social media, mailing list, etc.) to help you promote your event (only if you’d like me to, of course).

MY 5 MOST REQUESTED MESSAGES

Note: I can work with you to craft a specific, custom message for your event. These are just my most popular because you asked (pretend like you asked).

HUMOR (1 talk)

The 11th Commandment: Thou Shalt Laugh at Thyself – In this talk I open with humor material taken from my blog and share some embarrassing personal stories sure to make the audience laugh (or cringe). I talk about the different things we find our identity in (our looks, accomplishments, etc.) and tie in how pride can rob us of joy if we’re not careful. It’s a light-hearted talk that features a few bible verses and a challenge to admit the areas in our life where pride is keeping us from laughing at ourselves.

(Heavy on the humor, moderate on the spirituality)

(Target audience: high schoolers, young adults, adults.)

FAITH IN ACTION (2 talks)

The Roots (not just Jimmy Fallon’s House Band) - This talk centers around a few bible verses in John 15 where Christians are told to “abide in Christ”. It features a few ridiculous stories from my recent travel experiences and ends with an illustration that our lives are like a tree, planted somewhere between a vibrant stream and a busy road. The challenge at the end of this message is two-fold; for those putting themselves in unhealthy situations to take a step back and for those living in isolation to start influencing people.

(Moderate on the humor, heavy on the spirituality)

(Target audience: high schoolers, young adults, adults.)

All of the Lights – A talk aimed more for junior high and high school students that talks about what makes light such an amazing phenomenon. It features a couple of embarrassing stories from my childhood, and ties the ideas together by explaining what Jesus meant when he said he was the light of the world. Typically includes a call for students to take ownership of the message and make a decision to change.

(Heavy on the humor, heavy on the spirituality)

(Target audience: junior high students, high schoolers)

BLOGGING AND SOCIAL MEDIA (2 talks)

Why the World Needs YOUR Blog – Blogging can be one of the most frustrating and rewarding things you pour yourself into as a creator. Whether you’ve been blogging for years or you’re still deciding whether or not to take the plunge, we’ll unpack the most common frustrations bloggers face and why it’s so important for you and your organization to overcome them. You’ll walk out with a fresh perspective on blogging and a new understanding of why the world really does need your blog.

(Moderate on the humor, no spirituality)

(Target audience: young adults, adults, bloggers.)

Community Wins: Why you need a Killer Tribe on Your Side – Taken from my book of the same name, this talk focuses on three things: how to be a great community leader, how to consistently engage with a growing community, and how to overcome obstacles to create great content and build your tribe.

(Moderate on the humor, no spirituality)

(Target audience: young adults, adults, bloggers.)

INTERESTED IN HAVING ME SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT?

Email booking@bryanallain.com and include the following:

Name, location of venue, date of engagement, expected audience size, and topic you are interested in.

Provide as much of that info as you have available, as well as any other questions. You can expect a reply within 48 hours.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“Bryan connects to the audience with honesty, insight and a refreshing sense of humor.” – JON ACUFF, WSJ Best-selling author and host of the Quitter Conference

“Bryan Allain has everything I look for in a speaker: insight, experience, humor, passion, and a story to tell. We were honored to have him as a part of Echo Conference.” – SCOTT MCCLELLAN, Director of the Echo Conference

“Our students keep requesting Bryan because he is funny, personable and takes them to a spiritual depth they have not seen before. Plus, he’s easy to work with and he crafts his talks with creativity and wit.” - JOHN FREEMAN, Westover Church

“Bryan’s humor and unique style had everyone attentive and engaged. I strongly recommend Bryan as a speaker and plan on having him back for our future events.” – RYAN DAGEN, Gap Community Church

“Bryan’s style was incredibly engaging and he brought a message we really needed to hear.” – KEITH COTTON, York UMC

“Bryan engaged the students, involved the staff in the messages and added his own unique style to our weekend retreat.” – Isaiah Henni, Summit College

SPEAKING SAMPLES

this is from August 2012, sharing for ten minutes at my church about the story behind my career transition.

this is from October 2009, a message I spoke on rebounding from failure (my apologies for the mediocre A/V quality).

PREVIOUS SPEAKING DATES

2012

  • MAR - Twentyfourseven in Christiana, PA (250 students)
  • MAR – The Killer Tribes Conference in Nashville, TN (125 adults)
  • AUG - Freedom Life Christian Center in Christiana, PA (800 adults)

2011

  • MAR - Twentyfourseven in Christiana, PA (150 students)
  • JUL - Echo Conference Breakout Session in Dallas, TX (50 adults at my breakout)
  • JUL - Jon Acuff’s QUITTER Conference in Nashville, TN (125 adults)
  • AUG - Gap Community Church in Gap, PA (300 adults)

2010

  • JAN – Camp Harmony High School Winter Blast in Hooversville, PA (150 students)
  • FEB  - Freedom Life Christian Center in Christiana, PA (500 adults)
  • JUN – Project Serve in Allentown, PA (100 students)
  • NOV - Gap Community Church Youth Retreat in York, PA (40 students)
  • NOV – Fall Fling 2010 in Scotts Bluff, NE (125 students)

2009

  • FEB – Christ For the Nations Institute in Dallas, TX (800 students)
  • JUN – Project Serve in Allentown, PA (100 students)
  • JUL – Twentyfourseven in Christiana, PA (80 students)
  • AUG – Camp Bodinestock in Delanco Camp, NJ (40 students/adults)
  • SEP – Freedom Life in Christiana, PA (400 adults)
  • SEP - Westover H.S. Fall Retreat in Greensboro, NC (225 students)
  • DEC – FLCC Midweek Service in Christiana, PA (50 adults)

STILL INTERESTED IN HAVING ME SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT?

Email booking@bryanallain.com and include the following:

Name, location of venue, date of engagement, expected audience size, and topic you are interested in.

Provide as much of that info as you have available, as well as any other questions. You can expect a reply within 48 hours.