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Scott Friedman CSP ,CSPGlobal

Scott Friedman, CSP, and 2004-05 President of the National Speakers Association (NSA), is an internationally sought after professional speaker and author. As a motivational humorist, Scott inspires and entertains with fun-filled, interactive, and content-rich programs. Scott’s main area of expertise is employee innovation, customer experience, and using humor/celebration as a strategic tool.

In addition to being the CCO—Chief Celebration Officer—at Friedman & Associates, Scott has written "A Celebration a Day! 365 Ways to a Happier, Healthier Workplace," “Celebrate! Lessons Learned from the World’s Most Admired Organizations,” “Happily Ever Laughter—How to Engage Any Audience,” and “Using Humor For A Change.” He is also the co-author of four additional books.

As a CSP, Certified Speaking Professional, and trusted member of the speaking community, Scott continues to have a strong presence both domestically and globally. Scott is the 2013 recipient of NSA’s distinguished Cavett Award, presented annually to the NSA member whose accomplishments over the years have reflected outstanding respect, service, honor, and admiration in the Association and the speaking profession. Scott was also honored with the 2013 RISE Award from MPI, Meeting Professionals International, for global leadership. In 2013 he earned the CSPGlobal designation, for global speaking competence. (Less than 50 speakers hold this designation worldwide).

For over three decades, Scott has combined his improvisational comedy experience, the art of storytelling, and relevant content to help his clients achieve their objectives.

Latest Articles


A Missing Passport Leads to a Lesson in Gratitude

Published on 12/05/2016 under Humour, Motivation

On Gratitude:      I awoke in Montana with a smile on my face knowing I would be in Singapore in approximately 30 hours with stops in Denver and Tokyo along the way.  Easy riding until Tokyo, where the lesson in gratitude really begins.      Upon entering security to pass through to my connecting international […]


Delivering a Happier, Healthier Culture

Published on 12/03/2016 under Innovation/Creativity, Management, Productivity

Late in 2014, I had the great privilege of interviewing Ramesh Kumar Singam, the country manager for FedEx in Malaysia. We’d originally met at the American Chamber of Malaysia’s Workforce 2020 event. Based on our discussion, I have drawn the following conclusions:  A Manager’s Job is to Remove Obstacles in the Way of Success Everyone […]


The Legacy of Robin Williams

Published on 12/01/2016 under Communication /Voice, Culture, Humour

Like many of you, I was shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Robin Williams’ passing.  Few could deny that he was one of the world’s greatest comedy creators and personalities of our time.   His passing showed us that, while it may appear that life is good for someone from the outside, we can […]


Turn On Your “GPS”

Published on 02/12/2016 under Health/Wellness, Motivation, Productivity

The “Celebration Mindset” You already have it! The innate desire to celebrate and be celebrated.  In fact, our brains are hard-wired to be magnetically drawn towards a “reward” state, or a state ripe for celebration. With a little “recalculation” and open reception we can learn to access and enjoy a better state of mind and life. […]