Speaking

Ben Glenn has been speaking professionally since 1995. With over two decades of experience, his charisma and energy have allowed him to gain the confidence and understanding that is essential to connecting with an audience.  He specializes in speaking for corporate and educational groups, but is also available for faith-based events and professional sports chapels. No group is too large or too small. Whether speaking in front of 70,000 people, or to twenty NFL players in a small hotel meeting room, Ben’s message and live art demonstrations hit a home run every time.

“Our teachers are still raving about Ben Glenn, The Chalkguy two years later. We can’t wait to have him back!” Beth Morris, Early Care and Education Data Specialist.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU BOOK BEN GLENN

Ben’s programs are energizing and unique. Each program is completely customizable to fit your space, goals, event and audience.  Generally Ben will start out with an introduction, and then move into creating his Speedscape. Speedscaping is a fast-paced, large-scale landscape created in front of the audience using chalk and a black 6 x 8 foot canvas. Ben will then utilize the drawing to highlight your chosen message.  Please allow a minimum of 25 minutes to draw and speak, but Ben is most comfortable with a time frame of 45-60 minutes.

Ben prides himself on being prompt, professional and cheerful in all interactions.  His team will ensure all details are communicated and handled ahead of time, meaning no stress and no surprises.  If you are interested in having Ben speak at your next event please reach out to his booking coordinator, Polina Osherov.

Ben Glenn was absolute the best! Kelley Stacy, Senior Vice President, SMC Corporation of America

GET TO KNOW BEN GLENN

Ben struggled with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) throughout his formative years, ultimately finding it impossible to stay interested in school and leaving following his junior year in college. Although his ADD caused him to struggle academically, it proved to be a perfect companion in his career as a performer, creator, and educator. Rather than let it hold him back, he chose to be inspired by his condition. He uses it as a tool for writing, speaking, painting and performing his live art presentation.

What a great presentation! Awesome work, you need to keep doing it! Trevor Lawrence, Quarterback for the National Champion Clemson Tigers

HOW IT ALL STARTED

Ben’s speaking engagements began spontaneously after his short-lived collegiate career when he was presented with the opportunity to tell his story at small church camps and conferences. He has since expanded his outreach by working with corporations, schools, and professional sports teams across the US and internationally. Since Ben is not your typical speaker, but also a performing artist, his presentation captivates any group, regardless of age, gender, or professional background. 

PROGRAMS OFFERED

Ben Glenn offers custom messages, geared to fit the specific needs of each audience and event. Additional charges may be necessary in customizing the multi-media portion of each presentation. Details about pricing and customization can be attained by contacting his booking coordinator.

Ben’s keynote presentations are designed to be 45-60 minutes long. He also offers two hour and half-day workshops on the subjects of ADHD/ADD and leadership.

Corporate and Educational Keynotes:

Heart Matters: Whatever it is you decide to do, you should do it with all your heart. With passion you can create amazing things, offer true value, help others, be happy, productive and successful. Without it, you will have average results, lose focus, motivation, and confidence. This message will inspire and remind the audience that when they pour their heart into what they do, and the people around them, amazing things can be accomplished. 

The Heart of Leadership: As a life-long entrepreneur, Ben has learned a great deal about leading teams to achieve a goal. Ben knows first-hand that to be a true leader takes more than being “the boss”.  A true leader is someone who inspires others to want to follow. A true leader works hard to understand the people they’re leading. A true leader understands that it’s not about one monumental action, but rather about consistently taking care of the little things that keep your followers engaged, motivated and inspired.

The Heart of a Teacher: Diagnosed as Leaning Disabled in third grade, Ben grew up with a lot of anxiety, fear, and self doubt that put him on a dangerous path. It was the dedication and love – the “heart” – of a handful of unique teachers that helped him to get back on track. Ben actually went to college to become a teacher. Though he never made it to the classroom as an educator, it’s been his lifelong passion to encourage and inspire educators. In this presentation, Ben shares his story and explains how teachers made a difference in his life.

You are Simply Special: This presentation is perfect for student groups. Ben weaves specific issues plaguing today’s youth into stories of his childhood experiences. Common themes include bullying, suicide, academic achievement, drug prevention, teamwork and leadership. His goal is to teach students to approach challenges with a positive attitude and view each struggle as a learning experience. This message details Ben’s personal story of being diagnosed with a learning disability in the 3rd grade. It follows the line of struggles and triumphs that came after his diagnosis and how he learned to overcome those challenges and appreciate himself in the process. While perfect for kids and teens, the presentation can be tailored to any audience and works for all ages. 

Workshops

Understanding the Peaks and Pitfalls of ADD in Real-Life (90 minutes) Ben gives personal insight to the inner-workings of a person’s mind who struggles with ADD/ADHD. He provides the audience a new perspective on this condition and establishes that the most challenging people in a situation can turn out to be the most successful.

LEGO Leadership Seminar (90 minutes)
Ben would spend hours playing with LEGO as young boy (still does!). And now, he’s bringing the fun back with this new interactive leadership workshop that highlights valuable and timely principles relevant to developing leaders high school age and up. This workshop is interactive, fun, playful, entertaining, engaging and educational. Max 50 people (five rounds with 10 people each) LEGO will be provided.

Key Learning Points.
1. How to Handle Pressure in Positive Ways
2.  How to Look for and Acknowledge the Good in Others
3.  How to Think On Your Feet
4.  Becoming Proactive with Change
5.  How to Achieve More with Teamwork
6.  How to Improve Communication to Achieve Better Results

CLICK HERE to see Messages for Church Groups

The Next Step

Thanks for considering Ben Glenn for your event! If you haven’t already, please review the Frequently Asked Questions, and check his availability for booking!

Gallery of Ben’s Art

Below are some examples of the types of art that Ben creates live in front of the audience.