Speaking and Networking

It’s such a bummer when you sit down at a meeting or conference and the presenter is, um, boring, unprepared or stumbling (physically or verbally).  Do you know who loves to engage with people face to face and drive fascinating discussions?  Me!!  Rob Taylor!!  Whether you’re in need of a leader for break out sessions at your conference or want to bring in a fresh voice to liven up each morning at a retreat, I can fill that ticket.  Being a motivational speaker in a variety of environments is always a fun challenge, no matter the audience.

Rob Taylor’s bio

Rob Taylor and Dudes at Poulsbo Aquarium 2traveldads.comI’m the writer, photographer, editor, and subject matter of 2TravelDads – a travel blog about my husband and I taking our sons out into the world and experiencing it as an LGBT family, learning about culture, having great food, and playing in the sand.  I also write for GaysWithKids, Yonderbound, and a variety of other blog and resource sites.  The Huffington Post listed me/us as one of the “world’s top male travel bloggers”.  Oh yeah, and I love doing podcast interviews!

Why am I a prime choice for a motivational speaker?

Stories

From traveling with and without kids to facing opposition in starting a family, I’ve got stories and experiences applicable to a wide range of groups.  I’m available to be a motivational speaker on a variety of topics which include:Rob Taylor Eiffel Tower 2traveldads.com

travel (family, couples, styles, destinations)

building a family while balancing and personal growth

professional career development

building a brand

home education

art as a facet of life, history and production

Education

Growing up in public schools and also being home schooled, and then finally attending the University of Washington (English + Art History), I understand a wide variety of learning styles and teaching methods.  I’ve held the role of teacher/trainer for all age groups, from elementary school kids to seniors.  I also have actively continued my own education via seminars, fitness certifications and adult art study and practical classes, all of which have contributed to my skills as a motivational speaker.

Experience

When you think of entertainment and putting on a great show, Disney automatically comes to mind.  Being a former Cast Member from the Disneyland Resort, I’ve got the “show” covered.  I’m not talking about theatrics, but creating and maintaining a genuine presence which is key for a motivational speaker.  I’ve also honed my presentation skills for academic and professional audiences.  Applicable experiences include:

Rob Taylor Public Speaking 2traveldads.comleading large sessions (group and break out) for the Disneyland Resort involving 50 to 120 participants

leading my own team in retail management (40+ employees)

podcast interviews (on writing, travel and parenting)

training and growing peers and subordinates through HR roles (including telecast presentations)

guided tours on foot, via motor coach, and on horseback (Disneyland Resort, Alaskan back country; up to 40 guests )

leading and growing fitness classes (up to 120 participants)

leading guided wine and coffee experiences (in conjunction with wine makers and coffee roasters)

Most recent engagement:  WordCamp Jacksonville – “Testing the Waters to Succedd” or finding a niche and creating a brand

For more information

IRob Taylor Sailing Strait of Juan de Fuca Victoria BC 2traveldads.comf you’re interested in inviting me to be an educational, fun or motivational speaker, please contact me with your inquiry or proposal.  Rates will vary depending on the content request, location, time requirement and other factors.  If learning materials are requested, they will be provided electronically to participants (go green!).

I look forward to working with you and inspiring your crew to go out, see the world, and be the best person they can be!

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