Jon Petz

Inspirational Speaker, Engagement Expert, Corporate Entertainer and Author of “Boring Meetings Suck”

In-Person Fee Range
$10,001 to $20,000
(Inquire for virtual fee)

Travels From
Ohio, United States

Inspirational Speaker, Engagement Expert, Corporate Entertainer, and Author of “Boring Meetings Suck”

Jon Petz is an engagement expert. He ensures your meeting or event attendees are engaged into the meeting objectives, team, environment, work effort and passion of what they do and how they perform. Jon delivers this impactful message as a high energy and funny motivational keynote speaker, Master of Ceremonies or corporate magician.


Clients including the US Air Force, IBM, T-Mobile, AT&T, Marriott, Cardinal Health, Accenture, Nationwide Insurance, Walmart, ABC, Deloitte, Aflac and JP Morgan Chase, Honda, FOX and Goodyear absolutely RAVE about the energy and engagement from their attendees and the success of their programs when working with Jon and the Bore No More!™ team.

Engagement Expert

Clients hire Jon as an engagement expert because he delivers unmatchable energy along with his unique ability to creatively combine a business or inspirational message with an entertaining twist, keeping your audience directly in touch with the content while they’re enjoying the process.


Jon is an expert at communicating, entertaining, running effective meetings and engaging an audience, keeping them actively involved in the event. Quite simply, he has mastered the ability to inspire, inform and entertain while skillfully relating to every audience.


Jon believes in creating moments of “SHOWTIME.” This is the moment we need to create IMPACT in our work, our life and the lives of others instead of merely meeting expectations. We need to rekindle the passion in who we are and what we do and look for ways to add value to our relationships without necessarily spending more money.


.Jon is the author of Boring Meetings Suck ™ which was named by Inc. Magazine as a top ten and must-read business book. Jon’s third book, Significance In Simple Moments, has gone through six printings and focuses on human connections to help you achieve significance. Profits from this book are donated in support of the Miracles & Magic™ Foundation a show which was founded by Jon and his family. Miracles & Magic is a grand illusion and comedy magic show that provides children with life-threatening illnesses a chance to forget about the treatments, shots and hospital, and instead shares the wonder and joy of comedy, magic and illusion .


In 2008, Jon was named one of the top 40 business professionals under the age of 40 by Business Journals newspaper. He also was awarded the “CV Perry Advocate for Children Award” in 2008 for his ongoing efforts and fundraising for children with life threatening illnesses through his “Miracles & Magic” program.

Keynote Speaker

When Jon is the keynote speaker, he speaks from the heart. He’s not a comedy magician who decided to turn “speaker.” He’s a father, a husband and a guy who’s worked in the warehouse, flipped burgers, driven a forklift, sat in the cubicle for years, made cold calls, dealt with corporate America, made more cold calls, grew a highly successful sales career, managed a national sales team across 52 offices, flew in private jets with billionaires and even had the stereotypical corner office with the company Mercedes and country club membership. He “gets it” and “it” relates well to both the event planners and audience members.


Jon Petz is a professional hybrid and virtual event emcee with hundreds of hours in front of a “live” virtual audience. While virtual conferences & events aren’t new–they ARE new for a lot of organizations. The secret? Delivering an experience that is interactive, engaging and personable to each participant while maintaining the integrity and brand equity of your event

To do that? You need to understand the dynamics of viewer interaction, retention & engagement. AND, you need a highly experienced event host who can entertain (in a BIG way), engage (capture and KEEP attendees attention) and ensure message continuity and connectivity (so everyone walks away with ah-ha’s) throughout your entire virtual event. Jon Petz has personally produced over a dozen virtual events including full production hybrid events for clients. He has presented, keynoted or hosted dozens more and has the prominent list of clients and results to show the proof.



The most hysterical, inspiring and jaw-dropping meeting you will ever have! This original and most popular program appeals to all types of events as it’s designed for executive leaders, to business owners as well as the “It’s my first day” participants. It’s not enough to ‘just’ show up, be ‘just’ an employee, or to stick with the status quo. In today’s world, merely meeting an expectation can be like doing nothing at all. Organizations need every team member and leader to show up strong and perform every day. And don’t we all want to be appreciated, respected and recognized for how we surprise and delight our customers, our team or our boss? Of course, we do! However, we struggle with mindsets, the unknown and the fact that we’re so busy JUST trying to make it through the day. To solve this, Jon will prove peak performance is simpler than you think. That you can perform at your best when the spotlight may suddenly shine and create a true SHOWTIME moment to be remembered. By combining the power of NOW, with the power of WOW you will leave this keynote experience and never be “JUST” anything ever again. – Power of NOW – Power of WOW – Realize your impact in an organization, family or community At any given time – it might be YOUR time to fully engage, achieve greatness – and rise above the rest. You might not be expecting the spotlight, but when it hits – we must perform at our best. That’s SHOWTIME! Jon will share how your team or attendees can be ready, willing, and excited to take the spotlight and make a difference in their role, this conference and in life. If you are looking for the engagement and WOW to open your conference or event – this is it! This high energy and entertaining keynote is perfect for the opening keynote presentation, all associate meetings and personal development.

Create Significant Sales | Service Success

Meeting expectations in today’s world? Not enough! Just getting by? Not an option! Flying under the radar? No way! In this engaging and funny session Jon takes the audience through the powerful process of taking OWNERSHIP for their own actions to increase sales and retention while seizing every day, every experience, and every opportunity in the process. He shares the value in turning mundane moments into SIGNIFICANT, memorable – even MAGNIFICENT chances to impact your customers and even the little corners of our world in positive, empowering ways. • Create YOUR story – NOT just meet an expectation • Identify & Deliver significance to make lasting, personal connections • Create AWAREness to motivate innovated mindsets • Rekindle passion in who we are and what we do Jon leads audiences to transform their moments from boring to BOOM. From mediocre to MAGNIFICENT. From OK to OUT OF THIS WORLD. What can that do for YOUR organization? Skyrocket productivity. Send morale soaring. Fuel long-term team connectivity. All of which helps them create a culture where creativity is applauded, service is exponential – and customers can’t wait to share your accolades.

Deliver Significance – In Simple Moments

Ever wanted to stand-out in your career? Build a personal brand that leads and inspires others? Or asked yourself about leaving a legacy? Organizations today want teams who are engaged, passionate, and purposeful in their work. They’re hungry for the how-to’s that can help everyone from the person answering the phone to the one in the corner office, understand their significance and treat every day for the main event that it is rather than the dress rehearsal it is not. Based on Jon’s third book, he will inspire mindsets and strategies to help your team identify, appreciate and deliver simple moments. – Define their own significance and it what it means to them – Identify opportunities to engage in unique ways – Deliver moments of magic that make a difference Learn to appreciate the simple moments to balance our lives for maximum impact, happiness and efficiency This inspirational and motivational keynote speech is perfect for a closing, or mid conference keynote presentation. It will be adapted for your association, Service, Sales, front line or Leadership event.

Boring Meetings Suck!

Right? It’s a different world we live in today. Rhetoric and routine won’t fuel your organization to outperform the competition. It won’t inspire your sales staff to set new records. Or help your leadership team create innovative solutions for guiding your company to exponential growth. What will? Jon’s take-no-prisoners approach to crafting communication meetings that blow the doors off the old way of doing things. Based on Jon’s best-selling book of the same name which has taken the business world by storm and been featured on CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, ABC and CBS News, USA Today and many more – it’s changing the way companies do business – and they are loving the results. You will too. In this powerhouse session your attendees will learn how to… • Create a model for your meeting with a planned mission and outcome that engages attendees and inspires interaction • Discover proven learning cycles that cultivate creativity and lead to quicker problem solving and solution discovery • Expedite meeting times by fueling faster collaboration and cohesive teamwork • Explore a spectrum of meeting styles to find the one that suits your team perfectly • Foster empowering facilitation skills that drive results, create camaraderie, and spark innovative ideas • Walk out the door using the “Phone Stack”, “Pass the Pad” and other easy and effective SRD’s Don’t settle for boring. Or basic. Or the dreaded “same way it’s always been done” ever again. Instead help your team fire on all cylinders, jet-propel your productivity and save all the time, effort and energy you’d lose in dull discussions to set lofty, achievable new goals, take on tough competitors and nurture greatness within every member of your team. Your company is worth it – and so are they

All Jon Petz Books

Significance In Simple Moments
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Boring Meetings Suck: Get More Out of Your Meetings, or Get Out of More Meetings
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“You hit the messaging for our sales kick-offs on the money. Incredible job of combining purposeful stories and illustrations combined with engagement and humor.”

- | Verizon Wireless

“Jon Petz is an outstanding keynote speaker and entertainer, one who truly engages the audience.”

- Deloitte & Touche | Vice Chairman

“What an asset you were to our event, it was absolutely amazing.”

- | UBS Financial Services

“Jon was amazing. Our group was really impressed how he incorporated our business model and goals into his presentation.”

- | Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

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Recent Books

Significance In Simple Moments
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Boring Meetings Suck: Get More Out of Your Meetings, or Get Out of More Meetings
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