Ritch DavidsonRitch Davidson
Senior Vice Emperor of Playfair

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Ritch Davidson Makes Meetings Come Alive!


Ritch Davidson is Playair's Senior Vice Emperor and has been a key contributor since 1983.

He's dynamic, entertaining, inspirational and genuine and has shared Playfair's unique blend of valuable information and interactive entertainment with thousands of grateful corporate, association, government and education-based participants across North America and in Europe and Asia. Additionally, he helped in developing some of the research for Matt Weinstein's best selling business book, "Managing to Have Fun" (Simon & Schuster, 1997).

Ritch DavidsonSays Ritch, "I'll help your group feel energized to come to work, inspired to do their best, and excited to be a part of the team ... just as I have for repeat clients like AT&T, Charles Schwab, the Federal Reserve Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, GTE, and McDonalds. People come away from my sessions feeling good about themselves, each other, and the organization. They leave with an understanding – and an experience – that work can be fun!

Ritch Davidson

"In fact, I'm so confident about my keynote presentations, loaded with ready-to-use examples and ideas, I offer an amazing money-back guarantee: if I don't get a standing ovation at the end of my keynote address, you don't have to pay my fee!"

Ritch has appeared on FNN's "Business Unusual," and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Nation's Business, The Wall St. Journal, Fakta (Finland's leading business magazine), and The Times of India.

Ritch Davidson

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Ritch graduated from Kiddie Haven Nursery School in 1955. He has a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Humanities and completed a four-year training program in organizational development consulting. Since 2005 he’s been studying, teaching and coaching individuals in Compassionate Communication, aka Nonviolent Communication as developed by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. Ritch is a published photographer and each summer since 1978 he travels to Oregon for a five-day river rafting trip to which he has pledged to continue every year for the rest of his life.

If you're looking for something that's more than just a lecture – if you're looking for a high-energy, audience-involved keynote presentation that will leave the participants leaping to their feet in wild applause of celebration and joy – then you're looking for Ritch Davidson! Come on out and play!

Please contact Ritch to learn more about how he might contribute to the success of your meeting and the personal and professional well-being of your membership. Like all the Playfair senior staff on this site, Ritch is available to present to your group alone or teamed in combination with any or all of the others.


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