"Norman is one of the funniest and most talented speakers I have ever seen!"
Peter Feysa, speaker, founder of ConquerAnyFear.com
Hi there! I'm Norman Bell.
I’m an award-winning public speaker and host of the Hell Yes Life podcast. I tell personal stories and present useful, actionable tips using humor, drama and authenticity to engage audiences with presentations that are honest, humorous, heart-filled and human.
I can also share lessons learned from my amazing Hell Yes Life podcast guests, including Mount Everest climber Cathy O'Dowd, millionaire podcaster John Lee Dumas, and Miracle on the Hudson survivor Dave Sanderson, plus numerous other authors, speakers and experts on the topics of life purpose, overcoming fear, productivity, mindfulness, gratitude and finding your passion. Whether you’re a business, conference, corporation or college, I’d love to see how we can work together for your next event.
A bit about me:
As an experienced speaker, I want to provide two key things for your next event:
A great experience on stage.
As a presenter, I will use inspiring and humorous stories, as well as actionable tips to keep your audience engaged and listening. They will leave with practical, applicable next steps to take with them beyond that session.
A great experience offstage.
As a conference or event planner, there are a lot of details you have to manage and juggle. I do everything I can to make your experience working with me as easy and satisfying as possible.
I speak on a variety of topics including life purpose, storytelling, and productivity. I am able to present both keynotes and workshops for audiences of all sizes. Here are a few sample talk titles and descriptions:
The Road to Hell Yes:
The 5 Key Steps to Creating a Life of Passion and Purpose
In this fun and inspiring talk, Norman Bell shares his journey from giving a winning high school election speech (where his campaign slogan was “Hell Yes! Vote for Norm!”) to 25-plus years later, when he decided to start the Hell Yes Life podcast. In the talk, we’ll also explore answers to the questions, “What's my Hell Yes?”, “What’s my Cringeworthy Vision?” “How do I fit my passion into my daily life?” and “What action can I take TODAY to move toward my Hell Yes Life?”
Your Superhero Origin Story:
How to Develop your Storytelling Superpowers to Win Customers Donors and Fans
Every superhero has an origin story. What’s yours? Whether you're an entrepreneur or you work for a company or nonprofit, knowing your origin story and being able to tell it with passion and authenticity is a key ingredient to success. In this fun, interactive talk, you'll learn some of the fundamentals for creating an inspiring origin story that you can use in a variety of settings.
5 Steps to a Healthier, More Productive Workday
Whether you work for a company or you’re an entrepreneur, doing an honest, productive day's work can be like Mission Impossible these days. With all the W.M.D. (i.e. Weapons of Mass Distraction) we encounter in our daily work lives – from emails to meetings to fire drills to Facebook – it's a wonder we get anything done at all. In this fun, fast-paced, and engaging talk, Norman will show you a few simple changes to your daily habits that can have a massive impact on your productivity and your peace of mind.
Here’s what audience members and workshop participants are saying about Norman’s presentations, performances and workshops:
"Norman’s live presentation is phenomenal. I was very impressed with his realistic candor about what's stopping you from living the life you want."
David Warren, real estate agent
"Norman's presence is electric. He belongs to the breed of rare performers who perform their materials as a genuine gift to the audience. Authentic, smart and moving!"
Dorothy Lemoult, drama therapist
"Norman's work shows genuine integrity, commitment and intelligence and portrays subject matter that is compelling and poignant."
Mary Purdy, nutritionist
"The difference between Norman and other performers is the passion with which he brings forth these very well told, poignant and funny tales from his own personal life."
John Leith, actor
"I have heard Norman speak on many occasions. He emanates contagious excitement and a passion for living life to its fullest."
Josh Huisenga, founder, Chalkbox Creative
“Thank you so much for an amazing class. I have been wanting something like this for a while. I walked away with creating an authentic story of how my business came to be – the first time I have felt on target.”
Debbie Rosenfelt, Founder, CEO From the Heart
"Norman created a really safe space to share stories and had the workshop well organized and moving, so I found I got past my blocks about crafting a story. I found the event fun and energizing."
Chris Overholt, CEO and Founder, Namu Baru Inc.
Thanks again for considering me for your event. I would love to visit with you to learn more about your conference or organization and how we can best work together to accomplish your goals. We’ll get back to you soon to see how we may be able to partner together.