Kick-Off Keynotes

Tom Leu’s Corporate Kick-Off Keynotes

Tom Leu’s Corporate Kick-Off Keynotes are designed to set a tone, and he has customized a Keynote for every program Best Corporate Events offers. He delivers one-of-a-kind experiences with multi-media and proprietary content, empowering exceptional levels of personal and professional productivity and effectiveness! Strategic communication enabling improved productivity is not only valuable but also necessary for next-level professionals in today’s fast-paced, hyper-connected world. Tom’s keynotes can also be delivered as a stand-alone event. What is a keynote speaker?

Seeing Things Keynote

Literally through Lenses; Figuratively despite Filters. How New Perceptions shiFt Perspectives to Shape New Outcomes…Illusions, Allusions, and Delusions – How you perceive the world affects how the world perceives you. Why new perceptions shiFt perspectives producing improved outcomes to help you tune-in, stand out, and get ahead.

This visually stunning session challenges participants to “see” the extraordinary within the ordinary… literally and figuratively based on Tom’s principles of Communichology™. “Seeing things” is about deliberately examining and exploring different perceptual distinctions and perspectives of the world around us. Featuring a multitude of images shot across the country from his published photography works, Tom challenges audiences to adjust their perceptions, to gain new perspectives, to have a greater, positive influence on their personal and professional outcomes. Also available as a Virtual Interactive Keynote called Seeing Things Virtually.

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My Generation Keynote

How to Strategically Engage with the Four Generations Co-Existing in Today’s Workplace. Hacking and cracking the codes of the supposed “Generation Gaps” by dialing into the 3 key motivators driving all human behavior regardless of age.
This fun, interactive, and insightful talk applies generational insights and strategies to bottom-line business challenges in today’s workplace. Tom teaches how to move beyond simply bridging generational gaps to blowing them up by fostering heightened collaboration, producing win-win outcomes and increased individual and group productivity for today’s leading companies. From Baby Boomers, to Gen X, to Millennials, and now Gen Z… the challenge is real to transcend basic empathy and understanding, to executing critical generational communication shiFts producing improved organizational outcomes.
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About Tom Leu, MS/CPC

Professional Keynote Speaker and Photographer, Author, and Radio Host
Compelling Images – Provocative Insights – Relevant Value & ROI – Breathing new life into Corporate Keynote Speaking – Attendees will leave more engaged and equipped with actionable tools to be better communicators, problem-solvers, and leaders
Tom, a former Academic Dean, is a dynamic keynote speaker, corporate trainer, professional photographer, music industry insider, and radio host. Tom’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, Colleges, Universities, and the Entertainment Industry. He offers unique and proprietary content producing one-of-a-kind “edutainment“ offerings you can’t get elsewhere.
Tom has trained with the world’s leading experts on strategic communications, leadership, personal development, and body language. Weaving words and images into unforgettable and actionable multimedia presentations, Tom challenges, empowers and moves audiences to “see things” differently and shiFt™ behaviors for improved personal and professional outcomes.
Whether in the conference room, boardroom, backstage, or onstage… Tom has been there – done that, sharing his unique vantage points and strategies for success and maximum participant impact.
Essential Credentials
  • Member of the National Speakers Association
  • Master’s Degree in Psychology
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology
  • Former Academic Dean and College Instructor
  • Certified Professional Coach
  • Certified Body Language Trainer
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Speaking Themes based on principles of Communichology™:
Premise: Most people overestimate the effectiveness of their communication skills, and underestimate their need to improve in these areas personally and professionally. By better understanding and then executing the principles of Communichology™, we all have the ability to strategically manage our moments of interaction and output to influence our best outcomes.
Communichology™ is where human communication and psychology collide. It’s a dynamic discipline studying the artistic and scientific intersection of influential communication skills and persuasive psychology strategies. Communichologists talk shiFt™, and teach how compelling communication skills married with provocative psychological insights, produce relevant real-world results. Communichology™ works in tandem to tap into on the psychology underneath our communication. For every what there’s a why we need to attempt to understand. This new understanding affords us opportunities we wouldn’t otherwise have.
Talking shiFt™ is about challenging what’s possible; to choose new paths; to embrace and empower change; to shift the conversation; to shift our perspectives; to “see” the world differently. Tom teaches Lifestyle Initiative Training techniques and strategies to seek new and different vantage points to view the world through different lenses. Doing this helps us recognize the opportunities we all have, every day to make a positive difference. Opportunities to shift our thinking, to ultimately shift our behaviors, in the moment, for better outcomes.
All keynote sessions and topics are designed to work well as Kick-Offs for Best Corporate Events programs. Sessions can be customized to fit the specific needs and goals. Tom is available for consultation to ensure session content maximizes your organization’s needs.

What are people saying about Tom Leu?

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“When a keynote speaker talking about “Seeing things” and changing perspectives to change perceptions can reach employees who have been with the company for decades and are set in their “always been this way” –way; you know you’ve got one heck of a message and the delivery to make it resonate. That’s Tom. The one hour we had with Tom was gone in a blink and yet his message stuck. It wasn’t so fast we missed the point. His tone and inflection, your active movement, the music, the changing graphics all flowed seamlessly. Tom’s message was so perfect for us as we launched our Vision for the next 10 years. We NEED people in our company to stop and listen. To consider changing their perspective, to look at the future changes, milestones, growth, and goals in a different way and with an open mind. Everything Tom said was spot on for us as employees and as people. Hopefully, Tom is still doing this when we do our Summit 2025. I think it would be so cool to have him back, to check on us, did we start seeing things and changing our perceptions to begin changing the world (or at least our company!). Maybe he’ll have a new message. Either way, no doubt everyone would be excited to have him back with us! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Tom, so much for the extra participation in our launch and for being our keynote speaker. We won’t forget you or your message.”
Sara Farstad – Wurth Electronics, Supply Chain Director
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“As our Keynote Speaker, Tom knocked it out of the park! He was dynamic, professional, engaging, and thought provoking. His talk on challenging your perspectives and changing your perceptions was spot-on. The use of his photography to illustrate how we can see things differently was genius.”
Kevin Polky – Executive Director, Shatter Our Silence
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“What a great opportunity to see Tom Leu in action! His dynamic presentation style, uniquely-packaged message, and charisma made his presentation on shifting our perspectives relevant and motivating. It was a pleasure to work with him as the Keynote speaker at our annual educational kick-off event.”
Janeen Mollenhauer, Associate Dean of Nursing, Illinois State University
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“Tom Leu is a fantastic professional speaker and workshop leader. Wow! Tom’s energetic and engaging style really captivates audiences as he packs a ton of inspiring and useful information we can take home with us. Highly recommended!”
April Braswell – Sales and Marketing Manager at Oracle Corporation
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“Tom Leu is amazing! He makes such a difference in so many people’s lives. Anyone who has the opportunity to get in front of Tom, they should. Tom comes from an academic background; he understands how the body and the brain work together. His job is to inspire you to look at your world in a different way.”
Janine Driver – Best Selling Author and Int’l Communications Expert
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“My staff and I were mesmerized then blown away by Communichology, the brainchild of Tom Leu. Tom’s content-rich and easy-to-follow presentation showed us how to take our communication up to the next level. With humor and competence, he clearly laid out a feast of nuggets and insights, blasting the doors open on how we as people think about ourselves and the world around us.”
Marlone Finley – Program Manager at Computer Systems Institute
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“Tom Leu brings integrity, intelligence, and an ‘in your grill’ style that captivates and inspires. Harness Tom Leu’s ability to effectively and passionately communicate, and you will be better equipped personally and professionally. Tom is a charismatic visionary with a distinct purpose. I have witnessed his ability to captivate even the most distant person. Only good things happen when Tom Leu is in the room.”
Luke D’Angelo – UTC/Hamilton Sundstrand Corp.
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“On camera, on stage, or behind the microphone; Tom Leu’s confidence and natural charisma make him one of the most effective and relevant speakers on the rise today.”
Greg Skolaski – In Flight Productions
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“Tom Leu is a ‘natural’ in every sense of the word. He is very relaxed with any audience, genuinely interested and congenial. No matter what the reason for our corporate meeting or conference, Tom will bring a comfortable confidence to any set or stage.”
John Brandon – Program Director, Total Living Network
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“Tom Leu, a noted speaker/writer/musician has an interesting concept… motivational content with a rock and roll twist. Think Tony Robbins motivation crossed with Alice Cooper, or Dee Snider’s marketing pizazz. He delivers thoughts on getting things DONE and getting AHEAD through realistic means, consistently interesting quotes, articles, and insights on living like a REAL rock star!”
John Parks – Journalist at Legendary Rock Interview

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        What is a Keynote Speaker?

        Keynote Speaker is an often-misunderstood term associated with simply a motivational speaker, breakout speaker, industry expert, etc. Most professional speakers are not actual trained Keynote Speakers, who are specialists, therefore in much lower supply, and in higher demand.

        Keynote Speakers are experienced, professional communicators who engage an audience, capturing the essence of a client’s meeting. They are able to highlight it to their audience while simultaneously delivering their own key concepts and proprietary content in an entertaining and impactful way. Most companies understand that this specialization is very much worth the time (around an hour) and the investment.

        In order to capture the perfect essence, a Keynote Speaker spends the necessary time researching a client’s industry, their issues, and their audience to craft a customized presentation into a unique and distinctive moment specifically for the client’s event.

        As a top Keynote Speaker, Tom Leu strategically uses compelling storytelling, humor, powerful visuals, audio and video clips, and audience participation elements to weave an impactful message into your event in a fun and memorable way. Tom can also pair his Keynote with Best Corporate Events programming, laying a foundation and setting a tone that best prepares participants for maximum engagement in the forthcoming team events that day.