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The 'S' Word

Keynote Talk

Utilizing Sincerity to Build Sustainable Connections for Enduring Success


The 'S' Word

KEYNOTE

The US Surgeon General issues a warning, 'Lonely Is The New Smoking'.
Gallup's State of The Global Workplace Report shows plummeting engagement levels and soaring job dissatisfaction. 
The National Institutes For Health releases a study showing that young people are experiencing extremely high cortisol levels due to a lack of personal interaction.

In this program, Joshua Routh shares the solution. 

Corporate Speaker and Entertainer Joshua Routh
Joshua Routh Speaker

JOSHUA'S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE

Yes, he is a sword Swallower (one of only one hundred in the world).

Joshua uses the metaphor of sword swallowing in this program to demonstrate the skills and benefits of connecting with others sincerely. It is not performed as a party trick but as the basis for his unique perspective as an entertainer and owner of the largest variety arts agency in the American mid-west. It also serves as the acronym that anchors his vital message.
S-W-O-R-D

Self Awareness - What are the assets and liabilities we bring to the engagement? Are we stuck trying to prove our authenticity or instead focusing on being sincere?

Witness - What do we observe when talking to others? Who are they? What are their needs? How can we truly see them?

Openness - When connecting with others are we only focused on our own agenda? Is there a gift in surprising turns the engagement might take?

Repair - When we have interpersonal conflict, how can we repair it? When we are at fault how do we patch it and move forward stronger?

Debrief - How did we do? What did we learn? How can we do better next time?

The 'S' Word - Promo Video

Joshua speaking at the Society of Human Resource Managers Conference in 2023

EMILY AMOS
Jenner Agriculture
My boss is still talking about you! You were such a hit at the 2022 Team Event – we loved it!!  
We were wondering if you would be available to present at our 2023 Board Event?
SHEILA KATZ
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.
JULIE HALEY 
University of Arkansas UPB
Joshua's presentation is so unique and very funny. His overall performance was incredible! 
Our students loved the having him. It was definitely the highlight of the year. 
JOE ELDER
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.

THE SOLUTION

SINCERITY

Create a strong and healthy bond between teams, coworkers, employees and leadership.

In his The 'S' Word 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.

Self Awareness

What are the assets and liabilities we bring to the engagement? Are we stuck trying to prove our authenticity or instead focusing on being sincere?

Witness

What do we observe when talking to others? Who are they? What are their needs? How can we truly see them?

Openness

When connecting with others are we only focused on our own agenda? Is there a gift in surprising turns the engagement might take?

Repair

When we have interpersonal conflict, how can we repair it? When we are at fault how do we patch it and move forward stronger?

Debrief

How did we do? What did we learn? How can we do better next time?

josh routh keynote speaker
In the world we live in today, people are increasingly feeling disconnected.  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, teams and individuals 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 SINCERITY

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

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TOP TAKEAWAYS

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. 

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 sincerity in the workplace!

THE PROBLEM

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT BY THE NUMBERS

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
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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