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Dr. Fritz Heckler


You never know what will happen when Dr Fritz takes the stage but you do know that you will get great take home value and a great laugh

DR Fritz – The Relationship Shrink

Dr Fritz was trained in psychology, philosophy, and linguistics at the University of Graz, Austria, and received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1985.

Between 1984 and 1998 he was Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor of Psychology at the University of London and served there as Director of the Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences from 1991 to 1997.

From September 1998 to 2006 he was the Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences at Cambridge University. He received the 1995 Society of Experimental Social Psychology Dissertation Award and a National Science Foundation CAREER award 1987-1991.

Well, that’s what his Website says anyway. If you have a look at the site you may well be pretty well impressed.

I have it on good authority that he is actually the alter-ego of Ian Harvey the Corporate Hoax Speaker who longs for the sort of credibility that acrues to someone with a german accent and a the word ‘Doctor’ in front of his name.

Dr Fritz – The Relationship Shrink, will provide a psychological explanation of cognitive dissonance and provide an example using a random member of the audience.

This ‘random’ person is in fact a well known member of the audience and a bit of a roast unfolds to the delight of the subject and the rest of the audience.To prepare for this presentation Dr Fritz requires a good full frontal image of the target’s face which is then split, mirrored and 2 new images created (one from the two left hand sides joined and one from the right side). Also what is required is some ‘dirt’ on the target such as:
Work position
Habits (drinking etc)
Something unusual about this person
This information is woven into the presentation, along with lashings of humor to become a most enjoyable part of a dinner event.
A different and hilarious way to complete your conference dinner program.

“Thanks again for your efforts last night; Dr Fritz was a huge success! I think the presentation went really well and was well received by our members – there were a lots of laughs, which was obviously the main objective.” Belinda Merdith – Landscaping Queensland

If you think your people may be a little dysfunctional and could do with some laughter therapy then contact Dr Fritz today.

Hoax Services

Do you have staff that need a good shakeup?
Want to really put the wind up your people?
Want to give it to them right between the eyes but not actually hurt them?

Consider a hoax presentation.

Whether you want;

Someone from the Tax office to explain taxation in 20 minutes
An expert to introduce new draconian efficiencies
A new CEO with a hatchet man attitude
or an Austrian Psychologist explain how to get along with other people better
It’s all here in one package.

Your audience is completely taken in by the Hoax Speaker at first. It’s only when the he begins to make statements that seem a little off the mark or perhaps a little confronting that the audience begins to question what is going on.

Imagine an expert from the Tax Office explaining to Bank Employees the intricacies of tax reform and then producing hand puppets to make the point in Playhouse fashion.

Or a CEO from a foreign company announces a takeover bid to help a struggling local business and ending up in fisticuffs with the local Boss. Or the new Efficiency Expert who introduces a new state-of-the-art computer system that all staff will love and eventually gets round to allocating which religion staff must follow in an attempt to comply with the demographics of the customer base.

Your Hoax Speaker will have your people worried and then massively relieved. And this will add a highlight to your event.

Ian Harvey delivers bad news to unsuspecting participants in a Hoax Speech
Have a look at the reaction of the staff in this video which was a hoax performance for the Singapore Office staff from a UK based international Legal Firm. The presentation was made in Thailand and was a great lead-in to the brainstorming session that followed.

The Managing Partner of the company provided the following testimonial for the weekend.

“This is just a short note to thank you for helping us to enjoy our best retreat ever!

Not only did you facilitate on areas which I, as Managing Partner in Singapore, needed to develop with our team of lawyers and support staff, but your unique style and skill set made individuals sit up and take notice about how to achieve many of their personal goals and objectives: a real win/win!

Since our retreat I have noticed several visible improvements in our approach to business building, in our team morale and in the delivery of our “product” to clients.

Once again, I am very appreciative of the efforts you made to personalise our training experience and business planning sessions.

With kind regards “
James Harris
Local Managing Partner,
Lovells Lee & Lee Singapore

Like to host a hoax yourself? 

A different Type of MC

Looking for something to keep your conference huming instead of snoozing?
Looking for something to make sure that everything runs smoothly?
Have a ton of dense and important info you gotta get to your folks, but you’re worried that it is too much, too dry, and too boring?
Need to make sure your people come back on time after the break?
You need a professional Master of Ceremonies. You need Ian Harvey.

There are a ton of good reasons why a Pofessional Emcee is excellent investment, but here are just a few:

It is a shame to invest thousands of dollars in a convention or event and not protect your investment with a pro behind the microphone.
Allow your Top Managers and Executives to do what THEY do best: manage and execu-tize. Bring in Ian to introduce your Speakers and events. He’ll do it smoothly. He’ll do it professionally. And — best of all in the minds of your audience — he’ll do it with humour.
Your top people will thank you for hiring a professional to make them look good. They’ll thank you for hiring a professional MC to make sure the audience is awake for their part of the meeting or convention. And they’ll thank you for protecting the convention or meeting against the hundreds of things that can — and will — go wrong.
Ian believes that “People Learn Best When They Are Laughing”. If your meeting is important; if your information is important to your people; and if you want your attendees to have an EXCELLENT feeling about your event…. You need a pro emcee. You need a different master of ceremonies. Just book Ian.

Most of Ian’s clients are looking for more bang for the buck. If this sounds like you, consider booking Ian for a breakout, Keynote or even for after-dinner-entertainment. Then keep Ian on to do the full day (or days?) being a master of ceremonies. Your people will thank you; and your accounting-types will thank you for using Ian so efficiently.

With a background in small business leadership Ian has built and managed companies in the automotive, Importer, distribution, computer and real estate industries. He has designed and developed a number of special application software packages, written 6 books on sales and personal development and remains at the cutting edge of business technology and development to this day.

For many years he was the Facilitator at the Security Industry Association Annual Conference (ASIAL), organised and managed several state Motor shows for Mitsubishi and other Manufacturers and Emceed with Dr Patch Adams and other notable speakers on a national tour.
Ian has been engaged to run conferences and retreats in Thailand, Vietnam, New Zealand and across Australia. And has addressed audiences as varied as The Australian Hotels Association, AADA, Calyon Bank, Lovells, Bovis Lend Lease, Holden, CMA, Computerland, First National, Toyota, Comalco, MBE, Watch24 to name just a few.