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Tim Clue,Speaker
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Tim Clue

    • Humorous Motivational Speaker & Host
    • Providing an Experience in Connection, Laugher and Inspiration
    • Audiences experience the full force of a life-long educator’s gift to magnify his own ideas through his skillsets in comedy and improv, teaching, speaking, facilitating, teaching and team-development.
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The Unlikely Teacher, Tim Clue

The Unlikely Teacher, Tim Clue



Tim Clue Speaker Biography

Tim Clue has developed a dynamic compound—redefining “motivation” as Connection and Trust—creating the perfect blend of laughter, philosophy and inspiration for every keynote he delivers. With a firm grasp of the attention economy in this age of acceleration, Tim’s style reflects the chaos and speed in with which we now work and live. Audiences experience the full force of a life-long educator’s gift to magnify his own ideas through his skillsets in comedy and improv, teaching, speaking, facilitating, teaching and team-development.

Discovering his greatest inspirations from a collection of worst practices and fabulous failures, this instructive ringleader has mastered the use of humor as a tool—compelling, unique, interactive, and fun—to bring forth inspiring and engaging experiences for conferences, conventions, management gatherings, client appreciation events, and educational in-services and staff days. Tim unites Millennials, GenXers and Boomers alike in an unforgettable encounter, his energy underscoring and reflecting the realities of this over-stimulated and distracted emailing, Facebooking, Tweeting world in which we now find ourselves living and working.

Clue’s story is noteworthy. After a decade as an award-winning educator, Tim managed to carve out a comedy career on the national circuit, working with many well-known comics—such as Jerry Seinfeld, Steven Wright and Larry Miller—and his standup can be heard on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio’s comedy channels. In 2005, his stage play “Leaving Iowa” premiered at Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Theatre Company—during which it received a nomination for American Theatre Critics’ award for Best New Play in the country—and was soon published and is currently performed in theaters all over the U.S. and Canada.

So it turns out that comedy, improv, writing, directing and teaching are not such strange bedfellows. Tim has synthesized his calling as a Thought Leader in Motivational Speaking, reinventing conferences one funny experience at a time. As he often says, “If you want them to hear it, tell them. If you want them to remember, make them laugh.” 

Tim has been privileged to speak before such notables as former President George H.W. Bush and economist Paul Krugman. and continues to expand his role as a speaker and facilitator, magnifying the art of connection and extolling the virtues—and what Tim feels is the necessity—of finding Comfort in Discomfort

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Motivation: A Funny Thing
Connect, Connecting, Connection

Tim Clue sees motivation as more of an experience than an idea. He is a Team Builder who creates motivational experiences through shared humor. Using laughter as a super-connector, Tim’s work behind the lectern is out in front—dynamic, inspirational, highly interactive and purposefully funny. Promoting the increase of personal bandwidth with idea that Discomfort Equals Growth, Tim builds up the collective energy, breaking through platitudes and jump-starting key issues. Tim makes words such as “connection”, “team-building” and “morale” not just a good play on Boardroom Bingo, but lasting, personalized tools an organization can put into play long after he leaves the room. Bringing “social” back into the meeting space, Tim uses his expertise in improv and comedy, coupled with his award-winning teaching practices, to increase the rate of familiarity and fun in any environment. By designing unique, intimate and powerful exchanges, Tim brings together Millennials and Boomers, Newbies and Veterans, and everyone in between, getting people out of their seats and into his presentation, connecting them in engaging and entertaining yet thoughtful—and sometimes surprising—conversations, opening new channels of collaboration and communication. Says Tim: “Suddenly it’s not my event, it’s our event.”

Comedy Keynote
Employees, Clients or Management—Everyone Deserves a Laugh

Bone-crushingly funny, dynamic, squeaky clean and adept at finding the pulse of your company, Tim integrates your messages and culture with his unique brand of high energy, interactive humor. Using his razor-sharp wit, Tim custom-builds original, hilarious, creative and collaborative presentations for every client, making for a personal, unforgettable and inspiring event. His stories are hysterical but his message profound: only the relationships in our lives reflect the values and intensity with which we live. For Tim, Leadership Needs Laughter and Comedy is Communication. Tim inspires and connects his audiences through humor. Increase your event’s impact with one of the funniest speakers in the business as Tim brings the full force of his comedic talents and customized humor to your next gathering. Fantastic for Holiday Parties, too!

Especially for Educators 
A Challenging Student Becomes …

It was implausible to think that a pupil like Tim Clue would or could ever become a college-level instructor. Challenged by dyslexia and ADHD as a young man, Tim earned his Master’s degree and began his creative work in the classroom as a communications teacher and speech coach, spring-boarding him into a life as a professional clean comedian, published playwright, and, ultimately, a highly inspiring and motivational speaker for all levels of educators, staff and administrators.
If you’re searching for in-service day ideas, “The Unlikely Teacher” with professional development speaker Tim Clue is a wonderful way to reward and move an audience in any educational field. Listen, discover and connect your team as this award-winning lifetime lecturer rethinks learning lessons to help rebuild 21st-century minds.  

For staff days, professional development events, or continuing education seminars, convocations or conferences, this inspirational, interactive and humorous keynote speaker is smart, dynamic and unforgettable. Great for Break-outs, too.

Show, Don’t Tell. This is how Tim Clue demonstrates his educational philosophies, rather than just lecturing about them.

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August 26, 2021

The actual presentation was excellent. It was working him prior and afterwards that was a major problem. He was intense, rude, insulting, and treated our staff like we were all there just for him.

Vermilion County Regional Office of Education #54

November 25, 2019

If you are looking for someone to add energy to your conference, consider Tim Clue. As our opening speaker, Tim had the attendees connecting through laughter. In our pre-conference meeting, Tim requested industry information that he could use during his presentation. Our attendees really appreciated the customization.

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