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Public Speaking

Pricing Varies

Rich "Trigger" Bontrager keynotes and presents various topics, here are a few of his most sought-after presentations.  In-Person, Virtual, or Hybrid.

  • Defy the Odds: Stutter to Stage

  • 5 Keys to Rock the Virtual Stage

  • Brand Authority: The Media Brand of You

  • 4 Good Leadership Risks to Take

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Top Requested Keynote Presentations

Brand Authority: The Media Brand of You

What makes up your brand message?

Is it your mission and vision statements?
Perhaps you believe it's your company logo, brand color, and cute catchphrases.  Maybe you see it as the excellent services or products you offer.

The reality is now more than ever; you are the brand!

What are you doing today to enhance and grow your media skills to ensure that you shine as your company's brand messenger?  Learn how to create, own, and shine as you become more than the brand ambassador, CEO, or spokesperson, but rather the "BRAND OF YOU."


Format: keynote, workshop, breakout, virtual interviews, webinars


This program is perfect for:

  • Companies strive to break through the noise and shine as their brand increases sales and awareness.

  • Conventions and Conferences focus on leveraging media skills to help leaders become more media-savvy.

  • Entrepreneurs trying to establish their brand and mark in the world.

  • Thought leaders who want to expand their reach and get seen and heard on larger media outlets and larger stages.


The audience will leave with:

  • Practical and actionable best practices to grow their brand awareness

  • Transform speakers, authors, and podcasters into respected and sought-after Thought Leaders.

  • Better brand awareness of themselves and not just items they sell and market

  • Media skills that will get you more interviews that raise your brand awareness

5 Keys to Rock the Virtual Stage

We now live in a new reality, and it’s a rapidly changing reality. Learning how to use the Virtual Stage is a must if your business and career will continue to thrive, grow and expand.

The Virtual Stage is here to stay!


The question is, how equipped are you to rock this new stage and platform? 

5 Keys to Rock the Virtual Stage is designed to help you gain skills and tips that you implement today and not break the bank. This program is built on my 30 years of broadcast and media experience, training, and expertise.


Format: keynote, workshop, breakout, virtual interviews, webinars


This program is perfect for:

  • Keynote speakers, authors, entrepreneurs, podcasters, talk show hosts, emcees

  • Conventions and conferences focus on media skills and virtual or hybrid events.

  • Companies that want to improve their virtual events to a more professional level

  • individual and companies creating, hosting, and running their own virtual events, summits, and webinars.


The audience will leave with:

  • Five essential skills and best practices that will transform you and your virtual events.

  • Media skills that will give you more confidence on camera

  • Technology tips that will improve your virtual presentations while not breaking the bank

  • Improve production value

  • Higher engagement techniques

  • Excitement and a greater vision of how more professional virtual events will expand your reach, and increase sales.


**** This presentation includes a self-evaluation tool

DEfy the odds:
Stutter to stage

More than 70 million people worldwide are stutterers

Stuttering is embarrassing and emotional and can define or limit people. I have had a stutter since childhood. My mother has a stutter, and so do many other people. I chose to "defy the odds" and not allow my stutter to hold me back, even when others said it would.

I have been a professional broadcaster, talk-show host, media expert, keynote speaker, and training for 30 years. Learn more about my story and others by having me present "STUTTER TO STAGE" for your next event. This talk is about mindest, vision, self-belief, and leadership. 

Format: keynote, workshop, breakout, virtual interviews, webinars

This program is perfect for:

  • People who stutter (Children and adults)

  • Organizations that educate and support those that stutter

  • Conventions and conferences that address disabilities 

  • Family members, friends, and spouses of those that stutter


The audience will leave with:

  • A better understanding of what stuttering is and is not

  • Learn who you are as a person that stutters and how to gain control over it

  • How to pursue your dreams, even when it appears your stutter may hold you back

  • A fresh perspective on how to work with and support those that stutter in a natural way

  • If you stutter you are not alone and realize many like you have achieved great things in life

5.0 Rating


Bridget Hom

“Rich is an amazing guy, but even better than that, he cares about your success.”

Mike Skrypnek

Karen Somers 

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Of course, we would recommend Trigger as a speaker, because we
have asked him to come back"

(Compassion Counseling)