Listen to what participants in Roger's Age of Engage keynote and half day workshops have to say about his content, delivery, and impact on their personal and professional lives.
Roger Haskett is motivational speaker based in Vancouver, BC. Roger has enjoyed a rich and diverse career as an award-winning writer, director, actor, teacher, speaker and entrepreneur. Roger and his company, Engagement Unlimited, focus on helping clients maximize engagement at meetings and events by weaving together innovative approaches to entertainment, education, and team-building.
PCMA Hospitality Helping Hands
"Hi Michael, Thanks so much! The Mud Pie Kitchens event was a HUGE success! I heard so many positive comments from people about how much they enjoyed it. One person said, 'this is the best staff team building event that we’ve ever had – it really felt like we were doing something positive together and working together as a team'. We’ll be sure to recommend this to other departments here at the JIBC." Leanne Ross, JIBC, Justice Institute British Columbia
"We have received excellent feedback on the work that Roger did for us during our important Town Hall. His energy, playfulness and key note address hit the mark squarely. Roger’s rules also hit the mark as I have heard staff reference the “misery is optional” rule a couple of times. His facilitation in the afternoon was also appreciated which included ushering more than 100 people towards a photographer. :blush: The content that was generated that afternoon has been typed up and reviewed carefully. Our managers will have their hands full, in a good way, trying to make decisions at their conference on Oct. 19th. We will certainly recommend Roger to our other peer credit unions and will most likely be in touch next year. Best regards…" Barry Delaney, President and CEO, SASCU, Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union
"Hi Michael, I finally had an opportunity to ask Chris how the Family Feud Event went. He said it was fantastic! He said your guys were very funny and that they were right on point. He was very impressed with how they interacted with the contestants, their audience and between each other. He was very happy with how the event went. He said it was very funny and entertaining. Afterwards, everyone was talking about how much they’d enjoyed it and how much fun they’d had. Even at the conference dinner later, the President got an almost minute by minute rendition of the event. Chris said it was just as much fun listening to the guys talk about it. Thank you for helping the Industrial Division stand out just a little bit more than the Trade Division." Myrna Sleeman, Industrial Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Cloverdale Paint
"Family Feud was a great success! It was very well received…and everyone seemed to be really engaged. We are a pretty competitive bunch, so it played nicely into that! Thanks again for a great evening! Joel and Ryan were superb! Thanks," Christa Jackson, Boyden
Actors - From Paris With Love - "We made the Front Page of the Vancouver Sun!! People came. They hugged. They talked. They connected. It was remarkable! We will be using your performers at every event in 2023!” Sharon Bonner, Bright Ideas Events
From Debbie Kisil Murder U Mystery: "OMG WHERE DO I BEGIN! This was the BEST PARTY THIS FAMILY HAS HAD SO FAR! WOW! Usually this group is separated, one side of the house and the other family on the other side! But last night we were completely united! Can't believe how much EVERYONE LOVED IT! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I literally just searched the web and what jumped out was the video on-line about how we are guaranteed to have fun! And the great reviews! THANK YOU THANK YOU THAN YOU! I will spread the news of your talented actors & ingenious company!
I will for sure keep you in mind! How could I ever forget you guys!"
"Thanks so much for an amazing team engagement (Virtual Pub Trivia) with our International Team. It was exactly what we were looking for! Look forward to working with Roger and the Engagement Unlimited team again in the future." James Brake, Client Concierge, International Conference Services (ICS)
"Our Murder U was an amazing evening! A big thank you to Brian and John. Everyone had a great time and the birthday boy was surprised." Cheers," Rhonda Thibault
"Thank you, As always, Stefano and Ryan were Awesome. We always hear positive things from our company members when Stefano and Entertainment Unlimited are a part of our Holiday Parties. So thank you for always thrilling our evenings with their spirits!" Krystle Hadlow, PPI
"Yes, once again - everything went great! Roger was awesome!" For Keynote, Emcee and Facilitation - Diane Côté Mihalek, DCM Event Management
"This is the best event we’ve been to." "We couldn’t of picked a more perfect event to create bonding and open communication channels between team members." "This is so fun and so meaningful I love it!!" Mud Pie Kitchens for MSP Teambuilding:
"This is our second time using Engagement Unlimited and once again we were extremely satisfied. The performers were super helpful, Thanks for everything! I have been getting lots of positive feedback re: the trivia and improv. Hope to be in touch again in the new year." Tylar Clare, Brighter Mechanical,
Keynote for Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta "Fun. Engaging. Interesting discussions. Really enjoyable to watch, thank you. Great speaker, entertaining and insightful. Roger’s enthusiasm and knowledge made me more engaged in this session The topic and the way it was presented is very relevant to the times."
"Your Murder U (we had 137 people) was a huge success and so many people enjoyed that they can mingle or get involved. Your actors were so great as well. We have rebooked our Christmas party for next year December 2nd. Thanks" Krista Christiuk, Marketing Manager, WestGen Group of Companies
"Having Roger Haskett and Engagement Unlimited involvement in our organization over the past seven years has been an unquestionable game changer. Roger has taken member engagement and enthusiasm at our events to an unthinkable level that we would not have predicted when he first became involved. One of the keys of this success has been Roger’s willingness and ability to truly get to know our union and its culture and refine his materials to maximize its value to our members and our organization. Not to mention his widely popular evening entertainment such as Family Feud. Roger's attendance has become a huge draw for our members in coming back year after year. Thank you Roger and Engagement Unlimited!" Robert K. MacDonald, Director, BC/Yukon Region, The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
"Brad was wonderful last night. Very professional and his experience as Emcee was a fantastic asset to me as we worked to pivot parts of the session due to other covid cases coming up. Overall Brad has done a wonderful job!" Shauna Almas, Director of Development, Canadian Cardiovascular Society
"I’d really like to start off by letting you know that Stefano did an amazing job as Emcee! He was very well received by everyone! I loved that after each ceremony, he would come up and ask if it was ok to do this or that to incorporate into the next ceremony and after each ceremony, the event got better and better each time. His idea of tossing all the name cards into the air after the presentation of grads was the icing on the cake. It brought the event to the perfect conclusion. He was also very thoughtful with introducing each of the grads and ensured that each of them had their moment in the spotlight. Our CEO, Lori Mathison, was also very impressed with Stefano and wants me to book him for next year." Tracey Tse, Manager, Events, Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia
"Mud Pie Kitchens was a BIG hit with our group. Everyone loved the team building aspect, and the give-back of donating the completed kitchens to the YMCA was really uplifting. Thanks for such a great event, and we will certainly be back for more engagement!" Vanessa Lah, Customer Relationship Manager, Agilyx Group
"Brad and Kyle were great and my staff loved the Family Feud entertainment. Thanks!" Sean Kumagai, Dealer Principal, Metrotown Mazda
"Roger you were a kinetic ball of energy, and kept me jazzed throughout the whole conference." Brian Oliver, Westin Bayshore, VP
“Improv Comedians, Brad & Toby were fantastic; it was just what our group needed after three long years of not being able to get together. The show was fun, light hearted and everyone had a good laugh (and maybe some tears, but only the good kind from laughing too hard!) Michael was also a pleasure to work with in regards to arranging the event – he took the time to learn about our group and was able to provide suggestions for the best entertainment for what we were looking for. Was always following up (even throughout the three years of postponed meetings) and was always super friendly!” Brooks Jamieson, Canada Nufloors Group Inc.
"Guys that was so good! It was so well received! You rock! These guys want you back for sure!" "Standing ovation for Roger!" Virtual Pub Trivia for Alex Bickers, Reveal Event Group
"Engagement Unlimited was able to take our event to another level. The humour, spontaneity and interaction with guests was outstanding. Guests are still talking about the event. Thank-you Engagement Unlimited, we’ll definitely have you back. Roger and Kyle were awesome, thank-you!!" Greg Holmes, Executive Director, Lower Lonsdale BIA
“Roger was good fun! Lots to learn about how to engage others, and stay engaged yourself! Mahalo!” “Great energy and theme alignment. Thanks for the reminder of the importance to take care of oneself in order to help others. My favorite part was the dancing for sure. It was a breath of fresh air to set the energy for the rest of the week. Thank you! Suggestion for speaker for next year: Simon Sinek.” “Great content and engagement with all attendees.” “Such a wonderful way to start off the week. I could have listened to him for an entire day. Thank you PMI HNL for inviting Roger! ” “Love everything. Highly polished professional but still casual and unscripted bits to keep us engaged.. had an intimate cozy feel like Roger was talking to ME. High energy. Definitely useful. ” “This was a very nice way to kick off my Monday afternoon (from here in snowy Chicago!). I really enjoyed Roger’s energy and appreciate his push for positivity and using positivity to help oneself and others. This was an excellent start to the week. Thank you. ~Mary” “Great speaker, love his animation!” “Thank you for discussing Covid/virtual depression/fatigue. It’s very important that people remember that others’ have a lot going on outside of work as well so many thanks!” “Very engaging session! ” “Timely content presented with energy and variety. ” “I love Roger’s energy and enthusiasm. It was a great way to start my morning and PDW!” “Particularly liked how he said “When all else fails help yourself by helping others”..... I will use this tip a lot in these stressful COVID times!” “Great way to start the week. Liked the reminders to be present and examples to engage with the team. I got up and danced. Good pacing and breaks for participation." “Roger was fantastic!” “Roger was the perfect keynote speaker to open up this virtual conference! Great selection! Excellent content! Amazing energy!“ ”Roger is a great keynote! I enjoyed his 2019 live session and this on-demand video session. The kiss attacks really helped my family’s mental health in 2020.” PMI Hawaii, Keynote = BEING HUMAN IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD
President, Rare Affairs
"It’s always a pleasure to work with Roger Haskett and the team at Engagement Unlimited. From the start of any project we work on, Roger takes the time to listen and understand my client’s organization, purpose, culture and event goals.
“He’s able to provide excellent ideas around engagement and delivery of key messaging during the design phase of the event. Recently Roger helped my team with a 3 day virtual event with 300 attendees. Like with in person conferences and events, his energy was contagious and he kept the conversations flowing from start to finish. Between sessions he injected fun with dance and stretch breaks to get attendees moving.
“I was skeptical in my belief about how much energy could be achieved in a virtual environment and I was blown away by the end result.
“The coaching and assistance he offered each presenter in those moments when he came into the virtual green room and helped us count them down to live alleviated anxiety and uncertainty. Presenters expressed how grateful they were for his ability to know when to offer a positive cue or jump in to assist with something.
“His ability to drive the Q&A portion following each presenter ensured the conversation never ended early, only on time each and every time.
“Having a professional speaker as an emcee ensured that he was able to weave the close of one day into the opening of another creating continuity and bringing so many meaningful and thought provoking conversations to the forefront.
“Roger was really the glue that held all the pieces of this virtual event together in a fun, meaningful and engaging way. He didn’t miss a beat."
Thank you so much for your time and energy today – it was a great session!
As you predicted, we could have used a lot more time together. I would love to have you back and dedicate a session on the Power of Positivity. I will chat with the team and circle back on timing.
"Hi Roger, It was a pleasure to virtually meet you today. Your content, message and energy was a great addition to our cross-functional team meeting and I know a lot of people benefitted from your insight!
Hopefully our team will see you again in the future!
"Can't thank you enough for our virtual event. It was such a memorable experience! It truly inspired me. Michael, you are so great to work with, and as usual, Roger was simply fantastic. You both are a complete team. Thanks again for an engaging virtual event."
Debbie Preissl, Business Development, Nicola Wealth
"It was a pleasure to work with Engagement Unlimited and you Roger! Now that they see what a fantastic and engaging emcee you were that we will have you back in the future! " Jess Poon, Events and Logistics Coordinator, Canadian Cardiovascular Congress
"Thanks for all of your Haskettness in our virtual leadership sessions. Survey Says - Virtual Roger almost as good as the real thing. First timer attending sessions today says “that guy is awesome - so much energy - so funny”. Darrell Jaggers CIO & Chief Transformation Officer at First West Credit Union
Ray Franklin You bring such great energy and insight to all your presentations.
"Amen, Roger! Thank you for sharing this important and heartfelt message! Empathy towards self and others is so vital right now as we continue to navigate our way through this unfamiliar terrain with zero visibility or compass. Your positivity as always, is such a gift in these challenging times...thank you!
"The feedback we are getting is stellar!! Thank you Roger!!" Shelagh McIntyre, Senior Advisor, Leadership and Learning, First West Credit Union
"Hey Roger, I just wanted to send you a quick note to say awesome job emceeing the summit! I saw you last year and was curious how the virtual experience would go, but your energy, passion and insight were amazing. At one point I thought to myself, "the confidence of a man dancing on a virtual conference, where he can't hear or see anyone to feed off, of has to be through the roof". Awesome job!"
"Congrats Roger! So amazing to see your transformation over the years, all built on a foundation of caring, creativity and a lot of comedy! It’s been a pleasure seeing you rise to our collective challenges and continuously innovate. Well done and enjoy sharing your success with friends and family."
"Thank you for your leadership in positively gluing this Summit together. Cheers Roger. Thank you. I am grateful for you." Jonathon Dugdale
Supplier of the Year Award from MPI BC Chapter “Over the years Roger has been a huge supporter of the MPI BC Chapter. He has worked with us on countless events and initiatives. From top notch Emceeing to the most creative and successful engagement opportunities, Roger’s devotion to our Industry and to our Chapter is inarguable. Roger brings an undeniable level of professionalism to any and every event he touches. As one member Stephen Melville, wrote in his nomination… “The weekly positive video’s he posts on Youtube & LinkedIn are helping the industry get through this pandemic like a boss! ”
"I have really missed your enthusiasm at our events and now is the perfect time to bring some of that Roger joy to our members!" Jennifer Winter, Rebeluxcreative
I’ve always been inspired by you since I first met you all those years ago. And I am a fan of providing recognition and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to share with the Association your ability to engage and make people feel amazing.
It’s a talent and you should be proud of your talents and what it means to others.
Congratulations my Emcee hero and hope to see your friendly face at a live event again in the not to distant future.
"Roger, it is so great to watch your videos on Linkedin! To be honest, doing Projectworld events and listening to you speak were what inspired me to continue with this idea. You showed me this topic needs to be shared with the world more than ever. ESP. now. I have always been a mental health advocate and decided to step out and share my passions too." Erin Poredos, Event Manager
"Thank you Roger for all you have done to keep our SITE Canada and Global members engaged and motivated to move forward during these difficult days!" Gabby Spanton, Site Canada President
"Roger Haskett, from one SITE member to another: you are amazing! I always love your energetic personality with sometimes quirky views that make me think or have an AHA moment. Yes, I agree, people should hire you! #emcee" Cokkie Eaker, Next Generation Incentives
"Hi Roger. Great session (Pressure Cooker Confidence) with Advocis CLC, just now. Would love to stay in touch." Arun Channan Strategic Business Partner Profiles International
"I wanted to say how much I love your “Talking To People in a Pandemic” series. You are so wonderful on stage and know just how to adjust to being on an intimate screen. I am endlessly impressed." Heather Sharpe. President, Sherpa Group Events
"I really enjoyed how you and Roger conducted the session (Virtual Engagement Strategies) as a demonstration of what you were teaching lol! I also think the action-oriented way in which you engage virtual audiences (striking poses and using hand gestures to communicate) is so great!" Amy Casebolt
"Hi Roger, I wanted to thank you for jumping on our weekly virtual line-up last Friday. Your openness to “be there” is so appreciated and I know was impactful for all of us in the meeting. I always have positive take-always when interacting with you :blush: Keep your “fight” alive and hope you have a playful and enjoyable weekend ahead! Thanks a ton," Sean Lynch, President NHS Global Events
Risha Walden, Walden Interiors: “Your energy is great. You are doing fantastic. You are on your mission. Don’t stop.”
"Thank you Roger for sharing these helpful suggestions. Thank you for sharing the reality of what this situation means for many of us and how we can help ourselves and our teams, families and friends find a way to get to the other side." Kristine Ford, CIP 1st degree connection Director, Retail Sales at Westland Insurance Group Ltd.
Sample Survey results from one of Roger’s Talks:
The session was FANTASTIC! Very engaging, fun and definitely taking things back to work and personal life. AMAZING! Needs to be a keynote. Needs to be invited back EVERY year to share his message. ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT! *a must see Amazing!!! Great topic & very informative!! This presenter, Roger Haskett, is fantastic, and this session was excellent and very useful. GREAT Great energy! Roger was engaging, fun and shared so much great information! Thank you. Roger was wonderful!! Engaging & informative. Made it easy to take away a lot for my program. Roger was amazing and gave us a mountain of ideas to take back He is FANTASTIC! Moving both emotionally and education – great take home Excellent speaker! GREAT! Session was Fantastic Inspiring! Funny. Thank you. Excellent – would like to see Roger again at IncentiveWorks! It was fun! He is absolutely an inspiration. It’s time to have fun! EXCELLENT! Love the positivity aspect – definitely something to discuss further! Awesome. Great session for the AM! Everything was awesome Having an excellent & positive speaker makes a huge difference! Fantastic! Energized Presentation. Great Content! So Fabulous! Had a great time. Fantastic! Roger was amazing! Energetic, animated, engaging, great content Best session I have attended since coming to IncentiveWorks from 2013! He should be a keynote speaker! Excellent session!
"Incredibly engaging presentation! Thoughts, recommendations, very relevant and applicable to my business. I's highly recommend including him in future conferences.
"He actually demonstrated to us this subject. We played! It was fun! I learned some great stuff! Thank you!!!
"Amazing! Great speaker and got us up and playing at 7am on a Monday! You don’t know me but that’s almost impossible Awesome!
"Helpful with attitude especially.
"Excellent session! Speaker fully engaged the room. Super fun!!
"Bring him back! Very energizing, engaging, impressionable. Easy leave behinds to remember and utilize going forward.
"He is so engaging it's impossible to leave the session without learning something useful to take into your organization.
"One of the best sessions I've attended.
"I have no words except to say INCREDIBLE. Encountered positive networking for the first time. Thank you!"