Eric Samuels was a high-profile player in Canadian radio for more than twenty-five years, recognized as one of the country’s top broadcasters. Recipient of the industry’s prestigious “Program Director of the Year” honour on five separate occasions, he helped fashion the sound and focus of contemporary Canadian radio through his position as Senior Vice President of Programming for one of Canada’s largest national broadcast chains. He’s spent much of his career developing and polishing the skills of the people he’s worked with, whether on-air, on stage, in the boardroom, or on the road making sales calls.

In addition to his extensive experience as a corporate executive, Samuels has a considerable background in performance. He’s hosted radio shows in several of Canada’s largest cities, performed across Canada as a stand-up comic, and he’s an accomplished writer and newspaper columnist. His work as a Corporate/Convention Speaker and Performer has recently become his sole focus, and it’s won him standing ovations across Canada and the United States; he’s now looking to expand his audiences beyond North America.

Samuels’ keynote presentations combine his two greatest passions –professional training and mentalism. The results are a one-of-a-kind presentations that offer relevant information packaged as sheer entertainment. And they’re delivered with all the panache of a high-value stage show. “I’ve attended hundreds of conventions and corporate meetings over the past years,” he says, “and I’ve been inspired by some of the best presenters in the business. I’ve also learned from the many who didn’t manage to hold the room.”

He believes that a great presentation leaves you with something to think about. It should offer content and methodologies that connect with the audience in both personal and professional terms. “I structure my presentations like an entertaining and thought-provoking film,” he says. “It should linger in your mind for a very long time.”

Originally from Montreal, Samuels lives in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, just outside of Vancouver.