As the funniest two-time cancer survivor in the country, comedian Mack Dryden speaks to dozens of healthcare groups every year and not only lays ‘em in the aisles with his intelligent, clean, rib-splitting humor, but inspires, motivates and educates as well in his speeches. Speeches can be live or virtual.
From oncology nurses to dietitians, from hospital administrators to breast cancer specialists and survivors, Mack leaves a trail of thrilled audiences and rave reviews as a keynote speaker. His entertaining style and poignant message resonate particularly well with women’s groups, because, as he says, “Women don’t have the inhibitions men do when it comes to laughing and showing emotion, so they’re a humorist’s dream.”
In addition to sharing the inspiring and hilarious stories of both of his cancer journeys, Mack Dryden, speaker, is an expert on setting and achieving goals. He walks the walk, having grown up in a small town in Mississippi and worked his way up to performing in movies and dozens of TV shows, including The Tonight Show, and writing on the staffs of several network TV shows. He was a super achiever before his show biz career began, having earned a black belt in karate and won two Associated Press writing awards as well as a prestigious fiction writing contest.
As he overcame numerous obstacles on his journey, including battles with two different types of cancer, a harrowing stay in an African prison, and one “near-fatal marriage,” Mack created a guide he’s used to persevere in the face of overwhelming odds to attain his many difficult goals, and now travels the world sharing his secrets and practical goal-achieving tools with thousands of people to inspire and motivate them to reach higher than they ever thought possible in his keynote speeches. He gives them not only inspiration, but effective tools to lower stress, set goals, and pursue them relentlessly with renewed energy and focus.