Keynote Talk

Keynote Talks  for Conferences, Meetings and Association Gatherings.



The US Surgeon General issues a warning, 'Lonely Is The New Smoking'. Gallup's recent workplace report highlights plummeting engagement levels and soaring job dissatisfaction. 

In his 'INVEST IN CONNECTION' talk Joshua Routh shares valuable lessons of building rapport he has learned as an entertainer and leader for over 30 years in the events, circus and variety arts industry. He lets the audience into secrets that will foster engagement, growth and well-being in individuals, organizations and teams. The ideas shared in this talk are not passive. This is a call to action. It is a call to be bold and make the first move, with sincerity.

Corporate Speaker and Entertainer Joshua Routh
Hillel - Ask Big Questions Conference
Joshua was  fabulous with our diverse group from all over the country. He had us up and moving around, laughing and engaging. He taught us skills for our work and also for our lives.
I would work with him again in a heartbeat.
CEO, Southern Rock Restaurants
Joshua captivated my team with his wit!
I Learned that while my business lessons are important, how you make your team feel is the best takeaway. 
Joshua is a great resource to make your team feel connected!
Conference Planner
We had Joshua Routh come in for a large international conference with over 2500 attendees.
We had reviewed and met with many presenters and the difference was the professional attitude that Joshua had and his true desire to know our audiences.
His presentation was quite simply incredible! Everyone in attendance were astounded and fully connected.



According to the 2023 Gallup State of The Workplace Report

Globally, 41% of respondents said Engagement and Culture are the number one factor employees would change.

Second at 28% is Pay and Benefits.

Third at 16% was Wellbeing.

It begins with connection
It begins with connection
It begins with connection
It begins with connection



Create a strong and healthy bond between coworkers, employees and management.

Connection is the key investment for delivering the ROI of growth, profit, stability and success.

In the world we live in today, employees are increasingly feeling disconnected in the workplace.  Joshua Routh has a unique perspective on this complex problem and in his talks and workshops he shares many of the secrets he has uncovered that help businesses repair this issue. Along with these strategies, you will learn why Connection is vital, and why it is the key investment for delivering the ROI of business growth, increased profit, employee engagement and retention. 

Joshua Routh is a highly sought-after speaker, known for delivering engaging and inspiring speeches that motivate individuals and teams to connect and collaborate effectively. With years of experience in the industry, Joshua has developed an expertise in the art of connection and has helped countless organizations improve communication, collaboration, and overall workplace culture.

Through his personal experiences and research-backed insights, Joshua will share practical strategies and techniques for building meaningful connections in the workplace. He will discuss the role that emotional intelligence plays in fostering a positive workplace culture and share tips for improving communication and collaboration among team members.

Joshua's approach is grounded in the belief that everyone has something unique to offer, and by creating a culture of trust and respect, individuals and teams can tap into each other's strengths and work together more effectively. His talks are designed to be insightful, thought-provoking, and actionable, leaving his audience with practical insights and tools that they can apply in their work and personal lives.

It all begins with CONNECTION

It begins with connection

Accelerate growth

It begins with connection

Improve employee retention

It begins with connection

Increase profits

It begins with connection

Boost team engagement

josh routh keynote speaker


Building trust through emotional intelligence and vulnerability: By taking the focus off of authenticity and putting it instead on sincerity, we stop looking in the mirror and start looking into the eyes of others. Self assessment is key to this takeaway. Joshua emphasizes knowing your values and also knowing when you don't live up to them.  He shares that vulnerability is a strength, not a weakness. 

Communicating and Collaborating effectively: Setting clear goals and expectations, communicating openly and transparently, and giving and receiving feedback constructively.  Also, how active listening can help individuals and teams understand each other's perspectives better and build a community. These techniques and strategies are vital to the process of connecting and reconnecting with colleagues.

Making room for mental health: tips for incorporating simple mindfulness practices into the workday, dealing with anxiety, practicing self-care, setting boundaries, and appropriately seeking support from colleagues and mental health professionals.

Whether you're an executive, manager, team leader, or employee, Joshua's message is relevant to you. With his expertise and masterful ability to connect with his audience, he will inspire and empower you to build stronger relationships, collaborate more effectively, and create a more positive and productive world.

Book Joshua Routh today and experience firsthand the power of connection in the workplace!

josh routh keynote speaker

Joshua has learned a lot about taking risks, connecting with a team and forging a path to success. He built his career taking the actions others were too afraid or complacent to take.

'Invest In Connection' is all about how connection focused thinking changed his life. The tools he shares have helped people and organizations nationwide feel more connected and ready to connect with others. 

The anecdotes he shares with his audiences are all from his own experience training with Chinese Acrobats, his time as a forest fire fighter, and lessons learned through the challenges of owning one of the largest variety artist booking agencies in the Mid-West.

He also shares the latest data from reputable sources such as Gallup, Forbes and the work of today's top human resources researchers. 

And yes, he swallows a sword. 

When Joshua is standing before your group, the audience always leans forward. 

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