Richard Laible

The comic genius Herb Gardner said, 'Once you get people laughing - they're listening'.  And isn't that really the ultimate measure of a successful meeting, event or trade show exhibit: getting the audience to really listen to your message!

That's where Richard Laible comes in: as a professional meeting host and presenter with over two decades of corporate hosting experience (including many years with Chicago's legendary 'The Second City' improvisational comedy theater), he'll definitely get your audience laughing; but even more important, he'll get them - and keep them - listening closely to the messages you wish to communicate throughout your program.

Working as the Host, Master of Ceremonies, or Spokesperson for your event, he makes it a point to:

  • Prepare by understanding your company, speakers, and messaging to assure that my contribution is targeted to the strategic goals for your event.
  • Open the event in a fun, upbeat, and highly interactive manner.
  • Provide personalized and entertaining introductions of speakers, segments and topics.
  • Maintain a dynamic and engaging flow and pace to the activities and agenda.
  • Sustain audience involvement and interactivity.

In short, Richard Laible uses laughter and humor as a strategic weapon; not to overshadow your key messages. But rather, to support and enhance those messages by capturing your audience's attention and interest and never letting that interest wane over the course of the event. Richard's clients include such respected organizations as SAP, Honeywell, Dannon, Dow Plastics, Kraft Foods, Cisco, Lincoln Financial, Sara Lee, Discover Card, Starbucks, InvisAlign, Pepsi, Abbott Laboratories, Kellogg's, Mattel & Fisher-Price, and many, many more.


Meeting Facilitator:

  • Introduces guests
  • Tells Jokes
  • Handles Housekeeping

Professional Corporate Emcee Richard Laible:

  • Provides personalized and entertaining introductions of speakers, segments and topics.
  • Imparts Housekeeping with humor and enthusiasm
  • Gets the audience to really listen to your message!
  • Opens the event each day in a fun, upbeat, and highly interactive manner.
  • Maintains a dynamic and engaging flow and pace to the activities and agenda.
  • Sustains audience involvement and interactivity.
  • Does his homework on your company, speakers, messaging, etc. Simply put: he's prepared.
  • Monitors and adjusts the meeting's mood and pace with a variety of humor, audience interaction, magic, and stories - whatever it takes.
  • Stays flexible and can enhance any activity as the meeting moves from presenters, to panels, to awards, golf outings, etc.
  • Funny! Yes. But the difference is he does much more than just makes the attendees laugh. He makes the meeting work better.


You did an excellent super great job on both events. Got lots of great feedback. You took both events to the next level, could not have done it with out you! By the way if you ever need any recommendations please know that I would be more than happy to tell anyone how you part the oceans and walk on water. Thanks.
- Marketing Manager, ProCurve Networking by HP

Thanks for making TV Guide’s National Sales Meeting a success. Lots of laughs.
- VP Event Planning, TV Guide Magazine

Thank you very much for helping to make our celebration such a tremendous success. You helped make our party extraordinarily fun and definitely memorable. Everyone is still talking about your show.
- Director of Corporate Communications, Fruit of the Loom, Inc.

It was a pleasure working with you at UNIX Expo. Thank you for an A+ job! I almost believed that you were an IBM'er except that you have a great sense of humor. We certainly met our objectives for the show, and you brought in the crowds for us. I'm glad you were part of my team.
- Manager Marketing Events, IBM

Thanks again for the fabulous job. You have a true talent... you made our event extra special this year!!!!
- Lincoln Financial Group

Thanks once again for being a part of our kickoff event. It's difficult to express the uplifting effect you have on all of us. You are really good at your craft. I look forward to next year's event.
- President and CEO, Stratus Technologies

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