Looking For A Safety Speaker
for your next
Conference, Safety Kick Off or Banquet?
Do you want to be sure
the speaker you pick will make your employees laugh and at the same
time remember a strong safety message? Want a speaker who can bring
a story so vividly to life and literally transport them to the
scene? Want a speaker who will make you look good?
Picking a speaker isn’t
easy. Finding someone who delivers a message in a very entertaining
way isn’t easy. It’s even harder to find someone who can deliver a
message your employees will remember the following week, never mind
the following month.
When you pick a speaker,
your reputation is on the line. Relax, Martin Lesperance has never
received a bad review or critique or missed a speaking engagement
Why Is Martin A Credible
and How is He Involved With Injury Prevention?
I’ve worked 20 years as
a Fire Fighter/Paramedic and still working as one. I’ve seen almost
every injury that can happen to the human body. In almost all cases,
carelessness was the cause. Personally, I’ve never lost an arm, a
leg, been horribly burned or received head injuries so severe I was
never able to recognize my kids. I never want to. But, I’ve
personally dealt with hundreds of people who have and I’ve dealt
with hundreds who have died due to their injuries. I’ve learned from
their mistakes. Your employees can also learn from their mistakes.
Speaker and Author
For the past 11 years
I’ve designed and delivered hundreds of safety programs for a broad
range of industries. From the tiny gas plant in the middle of
nowhere to large safety conferences with thousands of attendees, I
know what works to hold audience attention. I also know how
difficult it is for safety professionals. I've been a safety
professional for over a decade.
In response to employee
needs, I've also written three injury prevention books: I Won’t be
into Work Today - Preventing Injuries at Home, Work and Play. Kids
for Keeps – Preventing Injuries to Children and What Do You Mean I’m
Stressed – Recognizing and Managing Your Stress.
My latest book is called “Safety Tips That Will Save Your Butt –
Real Life Examples From A Fire Fighter/Paramedic".
I’ve spoken across North
America at numerous safety conferences, banquets and have delivered
many in-house talks for quarterly or annual safety meetings.
Powerful Stories That Will Be Remembered
People like stories and they are best told from someone who was
there in the heat of the moment. I’ve got first hand experience
dealing with illnesses, injuries and fatalities.
In fact, you might think
some of these stories are so bizarre that I made them up. I didn’t.
“I’m still hearing
you quoted as I walk through the hallways. You made quite an
impression on our employees and management team.”
-Char Slonis, Huntsman Polyurethane
Intelligent People WILL Do
Bizarre and Dangerous Things to Injure Themselves.
For 20 years I've seen
many intelligent people do very stupid acts to cause themselves and
innocent people harm. I've turned these common acts of carelessness
(or stupidity) into something your employees will remember so they
don’t take the same silly little risks and create devastating
results. When it comes to injuries, there's no second chance. It’s
less painful to learn from other people's mistakes. To make safety
easier to swallow, my stories have a lot of humor to help the safety
Dynamic and Humorous
Here's what some of my
clients have to say about my talks:
“Thank you for
the terrific and powerful safety message you delivered to our
employees and customers. I’ve gotten many compliments and strong
feedback about how much more aware they now are of the
consequences that seemingly trivial actions can have on safety…
You have a great style that rivets people’s attention by
combining humor with the seriousness of safety… I have no doubt
you will have saved some of us from serious injury due to your
- Warren D. Smalley, President and CEO, New Mexico Mutual
“I thank you for
your exceptional presentation at our site safety meeting. You
captured the attention of our employees and drove home the point
of how important safety is every day of our lives. Your method
of combining the seriousness of safety with your humorous
approach conveys the message very well.”
- A.P. Hankins, Vice President, Huntsman Polyurethanes,
West Deptford, NJ.
“Your session was
truly inspiring and was very popular with our delegates. Some of
the comments are as follows.
was afraid to leave for the washroom in case I missed something
very humorous way of dealing with very serious issues super
speaker who really knows his stuff wonderful story teller very
dynamic speaker fantastic. I learned so much I am increasingly
amazed by the impact you made on our audiences.”
— Laurie Hokanson, 2001 Employee Development Conference,
“I want to thank
you for making our Ninth Annual Celebrate Safety Banquet truly
an event to remember…The message you have to present is one that
the construction industry will truly benefit from.”
— Michael T. Abeln P.E., Chief, Construction Division, U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers
“I want to extend
our thanks and appreciation for the inspiring safety talks you
provided us. We have had excellent feedback and many people have
reported that your session has created a new level of safety
awareness in their daily lives… The success of your talks are
directly related to the everyday examples you used and to which
people could relate, the connection you made with both the
emotional and humorous side of safety.”
—D.J. Fennell, Imperial Oil Resources
“Those who heard Martin speak are asking that we have him
return to speak on another topic next year. His delivery blended
humor and his own professional experiences to create an
unforgettable safety message. Month’s later employees are still
telling me they thought of Martin while they were “fixing”
something at home.
Maryann Grodecki, Aventis, Swiftwater, PA
“What can I say? The reviews were without a doubt, full of
high praise that you can be proud of… Words to describe your
presentation were “great presentation…had my full attention all
the time…passionate.” I can only say thank you which hardly
seems to be enough words.”
Elaine MacEachern-Pierce ,WCB, Prince Edward Island
You Get What You Pay For
When you book a speaker there’s a lot riding on your decision. If he
or she bombs, it was not only a waste of time for the employees, but
you will look bad. People won’t be happy with you. As in anything
else, in the safety speaking business, you certainly get what you
You’ve heard speakers
and couldn’t remember what they said the next day. With Martin, the
safety message is remembered for weeks, months and years to come.
Scrimping on the cost of a safety speaker can cost you and your
reputation a lot. If the audience says “that was a waste of time,”
what have you accomplished? What does an employee with a broken leg
cost your company?
“I’ve had people
come up to me a year later and tell me they remembered one of my
stories and the point I made with it. I’m proud of that because
I know when this happens, they are thinking about safety”
– Martin Lesperance
IQ Has Nothing To Do
With Your Safety
As a firefighter/paramedic I’ve treated doctors, lawyers,
millionaires, company CEO's, major sports figures and young
children. No one is immune to injuries. Anyone can be hurt. In order
to prevent injuries, you have to think of the repercussions of your
actions on an on going basis.
If Your Looking for A Technical Safety Speaker, Don’t Call Me!
There are thousands of people who are better qualified than I to
speak about technical aspects of safety aspects. That’s not what I
do. I give people a reason why they should work or play in a safe
manner. Before someone learns the technical aspects of safety, they
need a good reason.
Discounts for Multiple Programs
Even though Martin doesn’t come cheap, he is still a bargain. He is
less expensive than the other big name speakers and he is unique.
Martin will do multiple talks for greater than 50% reduced fee. He
figures if he’s already traveled to the location, he should
definitely give the customer a reduced price for the second or third
talk. Book Martin now for NAOSH week before all his dates are taken.
Some of his most
requested talks are:
I Won’t be into
Work Today – Preventing Injuries at Home Work and Play
This talk deals with the silly things intelligent people do to
injure themselves. Everyone will be able to relate to the points
made and they will remember them. There is a lot of humor, but
there is still a strong underlying message.
Risks – Talking to Teens
This talk is geared towards the young worker and high school
students. Remember when you were a teen and invincible? Martin
points out they aren’t. This is done with very compelling
stories the teens will remember. –This can be a great public
What Do You Mean
I’m Stressed – Recognizing and Managing Your Stress
- Martin does not have a PHD in psychology but he can
deliver the message in everyday language and with a lot of
humor. Learn how a firefighters stress is no different than
See Martin in action at
A 14 minute video of
Martin can be downloaded at his website. If you don’t have
high-speed internet access, it could take a few minutes to download.
There is also a
10-minute audio sample you can download faster.
Safety Articles You Can Reproduce for Your Organization
I have about 50 safety
related articles you can use for your organization’s in-house
newsletter. All I ask is you email me the articles you are using and
how you are using them. Go to
www.safete.com for the articles.
If you don’t need a live speaker, check my videos at
Call Martin toll free at
Fax orders to (403) 225-3215
For more information call 1-888-278-8964 or (403) 225-2011
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