Mr. Scott Friedman
Scott Friedman, CSP and former President of the National Speakers Association (NSA), is an internationally sought after speaker and author. As a motivational humorist, Scott inspires and entertains with fun-filled, interactive and content-rich programs. He speaks on a variety of topics over 80 times a year. Scott’s main area of expertise is as an employee engagement speaker and innovation, celebration, and customer experience expert.
In addition to being the CCO—Chief Celebration Officer—at Friedman & Associates, Scott has written “Celebrate! Lessons Learned from the World’s Most Admired Organizations,” “Happily Ever Laughter—How to Engage Any Audience,” “Using Humor For A Change,” and “A Celebration a Day! 365 Ways to a Happier, Healthier Workplace.” He is also the co-author of four additional books.
Scott’s opportunity to entertain and engage as President of Salesmen with a Purpose (SWAP, now Sales Professional International) in 1985 created his desire for a career in professional speaking. He took the marketing director position with Speech Masters, a company that trains lawyers, executives, and professional speakers in presentation development. This lead to the start of his professional speaking career in 1986. For three decades, Scott has combined improvisational comedy, quick wit, and engaging material to become the speaker he is today. Scott’s mission as a speaker and Chief Celebration Officer is to improve organization performance and productivity through the power of celebration and humor.