With experience on the comedy stage, as an improv actor, and commercial talent, Gary merged this training with his passion for history to create presentations that focus on America’s cultural heritage. His ‘motivational travelogue’ uses our nation’s history and destinations as a way to encourage audiences to set and achieve personal goals as they "re-discover America."

All presentations are customizable to your particular audience and desired focus.
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Gary's most-requested topics include...

SHIFTING GEARS: The Exhilaration of Change

By the end of this session participants will have renewed faith in their personal potential, confidence in their career goals, methods for transforming apprehension into action, and a realization that their renewed purpose will lead them in positive new directions. [Read More]

SHIFTING GEARS FOR GRADS:
If You Don't Know Where You're Going, Any Road Will Do.

During this interactive presentation, students approaching graduation will be introduced to easily applicable lessons that remind them they possess the advantage of time, how they to transform their passion into a career, methods to handle setbacks and, most importantly, ways they can shift gears and change direction before traveling too far down a dead-end road. [Read More]

THE BUSINESS OF HISTORY:
Seven Essential Business Lessons from our American Heritage

By the end of this session participants will see how artificial courage can lead to genuine confidence, how setting impossible goals has harnessed incredible new levels of teamwork, how past disappointments can inspire future energy, and methods that exchange excuses for a shared sense of possibility. [Read More]

BEATLES, INC.:
Leadership Lessons from the Fab Four

During this entertaining, educational, and music-filled 45 minutes, the audience will learn how, as the Beatles’ de-facto CEO, John Lennon recruited the best talent he could find; how the group diversified their delivery systems to influence the direction of music, fashion, literature, and film; how their seemingly casual appearance belied a work ethic sharpened long before the release of their first record; and why John, Paul, George, and Ringo were collectively committed to delivering a product that exceeded expectations. [Read More]

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A few of the many major brands that have trusted
Gary McKechnie as a writer, author, speaker, or creative talent...

Harley-Davidson
National Geographic
ORLANDO WEEKLY
DELTA SKY
Tampa Bay Times
AAA
Fodor's Travel
WASHINGTON POST
MILES PARTNERSHIP
US NEWS
Miami-Herald
Motorcycle Industry Council
Good Sam
Visit Florida
Xanterra
US Travel Association
Visit Orlando
THE HISTORY PRESS
People Magazine
Seabourn
USA TODAY
AVALON TRAVEL
Madden Media
Frommers
Budget Travel
SmartMeetings
CUNARD
ORLANDO SENTINEL
TAMPA BAY TRIBUNE
Orlando Magazine
AOL
Rand McNally