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Steve Rizzo

Steve Rizzo

Keynote Speaker: Hall of Fame Motivational Business Expert & Former National Headline Comedian

Steve Rizzo Biography

Once upon a time, Steve Rizzo was told by a guidance counselor that he didn’t have the intelligence for college. A few years later, he was saddled with the dubious high school honor of being voted “Least Likely to Succeed.”

Rizzo went on to surprise everyone, including himself, by excelling with honors at the university and post-graduate levels. Eventually, he even taught English at his old high school and was a counselor for students with behavioral problems, proving once and for all that guidance counselors are not fortune-tellers.

Rizzo would go on to stellar success as a national headline comedian and starred in his very own Showtime comedy special, earning him honors as a Showtime Comedy All-Star. But the surprises didn’t stop there.

At the pinnacle his stand-up career, Rizzo walked away from comedy to pursue his true purpose and passion—to show people how to shift their focus and way of thinking, to discover more joy and enthusiasm, increased productivity and greater levels of success.

Rizzo offers more than the usual nuts and bolts on how to succeed. He stresses the importance of enjoying yourself during the process of achieving your goals, and building a solid foundation to stand on when all else fails, because he absolutely knows that no matter what circumstances we find ourselves in, attitude is everything.

When Steve Rizzo shares his blueprint for success with Fortune 500 companies and associations across the globe, he delivers a powerful message for living an extraordinary life, because he lives the Common Sense Success Strategies that have made him a member of prestigious Speakers Hall of Fame—an honor bestowed on fewer than 250 speakers worldwide since 1977.

Rizzo is the author of the bestselling books "Motivate THIS!" and "Get Your SHIFT Together". He is a regular contributor for Success magazine and often called upon as the go-to guy on the topic of personal and professional development for many network, cable and radio media outlets.

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Steve Rizzo Speaking Topics

Success & The Journey Towards the Goal

Success and the Journey Towards the Goal will ignite your organization’s attitude, improving productivity, workplace culture, and team unity. Employees will discover how to better appreciate their work, their investment of time and energy, themselves, and each other

Laugh It Off

TAKE THIS JOB & LOVE IT! – For Education Groups –

After being told by a guidance counselor that he didn’t have the intelligence to make it through college and then being saddled with the dubious high school honor of “Least Likely to Succeed,” Steve Rizzo didn’t give himself much of a chance to emerge as anything special, much less an honors college graduate, a teacher, a counselor for students with behavioral problems, a national headline comedian, an author and a Hall of Fame Speaker.

Steve teaches educators how to acquire the attitude they need to achieve their goals in and out of the classroom while actually enjoying the process! “Enjoyment is the spark that ignites passion and enthusiasm,” Steve says. “Teaching without passion and enthusiasm is merely going through the motions. Passion and enthusiasm give you the strength to go the extra mile that could make a difference in a young person’s life.”

Let Steve show your group how to perform and deliver far beyond their expectations, individually and as a team.

YOUR GROUP WILL LEARN HOW TO…

  • Start each day with an unstoppable attitude to succeed.
  • Have fun and enjoy the process.
  • Create new ways of thinking that will turn obstacles into opportunities.
    • Shift their focus to see a brighter alternative to a negative situation.

LEADERSHIP SECRETS

True leaders inspire, motivate and lead the charge to success boldly, regardless of their circumstances. In this lively, engaging program, Steve shares inspiring stories of extraordinary people and the intangible secrets that define them as true leaders. This program is based on Steve’s exclusive interviews with C-level executives, industry leaders and everyday achievers. Laugh along with Steve while you learn how to lead so others will follow you anywhere.

In RIZZO’S LEADERSHIP SECRETS, you will learn the secrets of…

  • Extraordinary leaders that inspire, intrigue and exhilarate.
  • How to start each day with an unstoppable attitude to succeed.
  • Winning ways of thinking that change obstacles into opportunities.
  • Seeing the brighter alternative to a potentially negative situation.
  • What true leaders know that 99% of ordinary people don’t.

DON’T JUST ACCEPT CHANGE, EMBRACE IT!

Many people have a difficult time with it, but in its inevitable process are the seeds of great growth. You just have to stop resisting long enough to plant them. Steve will show your group how to embrace one of the biggest challenges in both the workplace and in our personal lives…CHANGE. Discover the essential steps to surmounting change and achieving the success that lies on the other side.

In DON’T JUST ACCEPT CHANGE, EMBRACE IT!, you will learn the secrets of… ? Being optimistic and eliminating negative self-talk. ? Enjoying yourself during the process of change. ? Overcoming the stress and fear associated with change. ? Using your “Humor Being” as a strategy to grow with change. ? Shifting your attitude to get the results you want.

Steve Rizzo Videos

Motivational Keynote Speaker Steve Rizzo 4-Minute Sizzle Reel
SHIFT Your Attitude - Steve Rizzo
What you think is what you get Steve Rizzo

How do I book Steve Rizzo to speak at my event?

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How much does it cost to book Steve Rizzo for a speaking engagement?

Speaking fees for Steve Rizzo, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Steve Rizzo are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and $10,000 - $20,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Steve Rizzo, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.

What topics does Steve Rizzo speak about?

Steve Rizzo is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Change Management, Personal Growth, Business Growth, Inspirational, Health, Entertainers, Peak Performance, Comedy, Motivational, Teamwork & Teambuilding, Authors, Business, College, Celebrity, Stress and Mental Health.

Where does Steve Rizzo travel from?

Steve Rizzo generally travels from New York, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

Who is the agent for Steve Rizzo?

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Steve Rizzo is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Change Management, Personal Growth and Business Growth. The estimated speaking fee range to book Steve Rizzo for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Steve Rizzo generally travels from New York, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Libby Gill, Amanda Gore and Eric Boles. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Steve Rizzo for an upcoming event.

Steve Rizzo Speaking Topics

  • Success & The Journey Towards the Goal

    Success and the Journey Towards the Goal will ignite your organization’s attitude, improving productivity, workplace culture, and team unity. Employees will discover how to better appreciate their work, their investment of time and energy, themselves, and each other

  • Laugh It Off

  • TAKE THIS JOB & LOVE IT! – For Education Groups –

    After being told by a guidance counselor that he didn’t have the intelligence to make it through college and then being saddled with the dubious high school honor of “Least Likely to Succeed,” Steve Rizzo didn’t give himself much of a chance to emerge as anything special, much less an honors college graduate, a teacher, a counselor for students with behavioral problems, a national headline comedian, an author and a Hall of Fame Speaker.

    Steve teaches educators how to acquire the attitude they need to achieve their goals in and out of the classroom while actually enjoying the process! “Enjoyment is the spark that ignites passion and enthusiasm,” Steve says. “Teaching without passion and enthusiasm is merely going through the motions. Passion and enthusiasm give you the strength to go the extra mile that could make a difference in a young person’s life.”

    Let Steve show your group how to perform and deliver far beyond their expectations, individually and as a team.

    YOUR GROUP WILL LEARN HOW TO…

    • Start each day with an unstoppable attitude to succeed.
    • Have fun and enjoy the process.
    • Create new ways of thinking that will turn obstacles into opportunities.
      • Shift their focus to see a brighter alternative to a negative situation.

  • LEADERSHIP SECRETS

    True leaders inspire, motivate and lead the charge to success boldly, regardless of their circumstances. In this lively, engaging program, Steve shares inspiring stories of extraordinary people and the intangible secrets that define them as true leaders. This program is based on Steve’s exclusive interviews with C-level executives, industry leaders and everyday achievers. Laugh along with Steve while you learn how to lead so others will follow you anywhere.

    In RIZZO’S LEADERSHIP SECRETS, you will learn the secrets of…

    • Extraordinary leaders that inspire, intrigue and exhilarate.
    • How to start each day with an unstoppable attitude to succeed.
    • Winning ways of thinking that change obstacles into opportunities.
    • Seeing the brighter alternative to a potentially negative situation.
    • What true leaders know that 99% of ordinary people don’t.

  • DON’T JUST ACCEPT CHANGE, EMBRACE IT!

    Many people have a difficult time with it, but in its inevitable process are the seeds of great growth. You just have to stop resisting long enough to plant them. Steve will show your group how to embrace one of the biggest challenges in both the workplace and in our personal lives…CHANGE. Discover the essential steps to surmounting change and achieving the success that lies on the other side.

    In DON’T JUST ACCEPT CHANGE, EMBRACE IT!, you will learn the secrets of… ? Being optimistic and eliminating negative self-talk. ? Enjoying yourself during the process of change. ? Overcoming the stress and fear associated with change. ? Using your “Humor Being” as a strategy to grow with change. ? Shifting your attitude to get the results you want.

Steve Rizzo Videos

Motivational Keynote Speaker Steve Rizzo 4-Minute Sizzle Reel
SHIFT Your Attitude - Steve Rizzo
What you think is what you get Steve Rizzo
Business Speaker Steve Rizzo: Ignite Passion and Take Action
Steve Rizzo - Dream, Dare, Do!

Steve Rizzo Reviews

  • Steve Rizzo was so kind from the moment I met him in the venue lobby. He was so funny during his performance while delivering a powerful message that resonated with the entire audience. The content was current, relevant, powerful, inspiring and most of all, funny. His knack for reading the audience and knowing when to be serious for a minute, and when to be funny to lift the audience back up, was impressive and powerful. Everyone walked away with the knowledge and tools on how to love and enjoy life. Now it is up to us to follow through. Thank you Steve, it was a true pleasure to work with you and I hope we meet again soon!
    The Boeing Leadership Network - Jul 19 2022

  • Everything was very smooth and the recorded presentation still provided the human connection and humor we were hoping for.
    Independent Distributors Association - Oct 27 2020

  • Every aspect of the booking and communications with AAE was excellent - they are great to work with and continuously follow up to see if anything changes or if you have additional needs for your event. Their agent and client coordinator were excellent. They have entertainment for any kind of event that you would be hosting. Would highly recommend using All American Entertainment!
    Riggs Distler & Co., Inc. - Dec 09 2019

  • Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. - Aug 27 2019

  • "The world has many motivational speakers who make us feel better for a little while, but few who offer a simple and easy tool that can truly improve people’s quality of life. Thanks for being among that small number who make a difference."
    Director of Education, Northeast Region, Coldwell Banker - Sep 09 2015

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