More About Bill
Bill Carr is known as a multi-media artist, an actor, humorist, writer, speaker and social activist. For over twenty-five years, Bill has been making people laugh at what’s trivial while helping them think deeply about what counts. Bill helps people see their world in new and exciting ways. His unique blend of humour and insight inspires laughter and consideration, offering his audience a fresh perspective on what they face everyday. At the root of all of Bill’s work is the use of humour to help people reflect on their own innate human nature and understand who they are in a greater social context.
Bill Carr is also the President of the Professional Speakers Federation and lead facilitator of the 2 day live Speech Mastery Intensive ™ Training Program. Bill is excited to help people build both the confidence and the skills they need to share their stories with others. Bill says, “There is no greater thrill or honour than to help people find and share their authentic voice with the world.” For more information, please download Bill’s 1 Page.
Throughout his career, Bill has performed on theatrical stages across Canada and internationally. He continues to be active in film and television with a role in the 2017 Spike TV series “The Mist”. Bill is the recipient of two Atlantic Journalism awards for his satirical commentaries and is known for his work as a social commentator with CBC’s The Journal and Midday, and a weekly columnist with The Sunday Edition of the Daily News and the Chronicle Herald. Bill was also the regular host of “Saturday Mornings with Bill Carr” with RogersFM. Bill has recently authored his first book, Acting Up: Lessons from the Theatre of Life.
Bill is an active volunteer in his community. He is an honorary Trustee of the IWK Health Centre and appears annually on the IWK Children’s Hospital Telethon in partnership with CTV Atlantic. Bill also regularly serves as host & emcee for events in support of charitable causes and the arts such as Unicef, YMCA, Neptune Theatre, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, Symphony Nova Scotia, Hospice Halifax, Cumberland County Hospice Society, and Habitat For Humanity.
To learn more about Bill’s work in television and film, please visit: http://imdb.me/billcarr. You can also follow Bill on Twitter at @WilliamJCarr, join him on Facebook or connect with him on LinkedIn.
Bill was the star of the Council’s events. His talk received an overwhelming positive response from our Stewards. He had has us roaring with laughter and in tears as he delivered information that was on point for the important work that our Union Stewards do. He received 4/4 on our evaluations by Council participants with comments such as Awesome Speaker!, Hilarious! and made me remember why I became a Steward! Thanks for all your efforts. – Catherine Pinks , Professional Institute of the Public Service
“Best seminar ever!” and “I needed to hear that!” were just a few of the repeated comments echoed in response to Bill Carr’s seminar, Creating Your Future, addressing some 100 Teamsters Union Stewards at our annual seminar on September 28, 2013. Bill speaks with a poignant, direct and personal style and delivers with an authority gleaned from varied personal life experiences, and shares these intimate nuggets of life with the wit and charm of a true Canadian Maritimer. As a facilitator, Bill draws the best from his audience, his compassionate prodding empowering even the most reticent participants to share personal insight and opinions. I would unreservedly and wholeheartedly recommend Bill to any organization or group function. –David Froelich , Secretary Treasurer, Teamsters Local Union 987 of Alberta
With the perfect blend of stand-up comedy and personal touching stories, Bill Carr delivers tremendous and applicable messages for business and life in general. His presentation set the perfect tone for our tradeshow weekend — so much so that we have invited him to speak again. – Helen Sherrard, President, Canadian Health Food Association
In a word; your man was fantastic, topical, hilarious, poignant, energized and energizing. Oh…. Right…. That’s six words. There were 275 or so in the audience . I would have said they were 275 people seated for the performance but he had most of them on the floor. Bill’s ability to weave his humor with the Rotary message was impressive. I wouldn’t simply want to recommend Bill to a future group I would want to insist upon it. He was the man and the message we needed and he delivered. Thanks for all of your help. – Blake Daley, The Rotary Club
Participants at the NBAEAP Annual Conference commented that closing speaker Bill Carr was the highlight of the conference. Before delivering an important message, Bill starts out with a related true story and finishes with a powerful message giving the audience a roller coaster ride of emotions. – Robert M. Ouellette , New Brunswick Association of Employee Assistance Programs
I just wanted to send a quick message regarding Bill’s appearance last night at the Exit Realty Habitat for Humanity Dinner in Bridgewater. He was simply amazing-nothing that hasn’t been said before I am sure. Humor is therapy but it was his humanity and understanding of empathy that touched me most. – Lisa Barry , Habitat for Humanity Organizer
Bill’s combined skills as Emcee and Entertainer contributed greatly to the enjoyment of our attendees. Comments ranged from hilarious and engaging to a great ambassador of Atlantic Canadian culture. – Catherine MacDonald, Managing Director, ADIANS
I wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how GREAT Bill Carr was at our conference. Not only is he a very nice man, but during his speech he knew exactly how to get people’s attention for the whole time. He made us stop and think, got us emotional, serious, and made us laugh so much. He really knows how to tell stories that people can relate to their professional and personal life. Everyone here loved it and we wouldn’t hesitate to refer him to anyone. Hats off to Mr. Bill Carr!!! – Mélissa St-Amour , Triton Digital
I just wanted to thank you for recommending Bill for our teambuilding event. His presentation was interesting, thought provoking and hilarious. I was amazed by the emotion he evoked from the entire room. I think everyone took something important home with them that day. He was the best speaker we’ve had to date and I hope to work with him again in the near future. –Maggie Morrison, The Regional Municipality of York
Bill was fantastic! Everyone loved his talks. He was by far the biggest hit of our PD Days! – Stephanie Moulton, Communications Officer, Maritime Forces Atlantic
We have never received such an overwhelming response to a speaker before and in fact, I had at least six people indicating their interest in having you speak at their conference. Your powerful combination of humour, real-life examples and strong connection to your audience sets you apart from other speakers. Thank you and congratulations on an amazing session. – Marie T. Mullally, President & CEO, Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation
Several people told me that you “made the conference” for them or that they couldn’t imagine a better way to inspire people after a jam-packed program. Thank you for joining us for the conference, for making us laugh and cry at the same time, and for making us feel special and valued. – Rebecca Attenborough Co-ordinator, Reproductive Care Program of Nova Scotia
Everyone enjoyed his presentation immensely. His personal stories were real, and ones that all could connect to. His maritime perspective was endearing and his sense of humour was wonderful and enjoyed by all. He was easily able to tie his world and life experiences to our world of post secondary education and to give all a sense of accomplishment for our work. It was a perfect end to our two days together. I would highly recommend Bill as a keynote in the future. He was extremely well received, and is certainly one of the reasons that our conference was such a success. – Norma MacIntosh, Dean, Faculty of Continuing Education & Extension
Hilarious, entertaining but more importantly, thought provoking. His insight on stress and how we react to it was bang on for the crowd at hand. Highly recommended!– Fisheries and Oceans
The event was a huge success! Bill was fantastic. He brought the right tone to the event; funny at the right time, respectful and warm at the right time. I also really appreciate the fact that he worked within the production timings – The live auction was under budget and that’s also thanks to Bill. He really worked hard to drive up those prices. This is one of the smoothest running dinners I have ever done. I am always honest with my feedback, good or bad, but honestly, I can’t really imagine how he could have done a better job. I will want to work with him again next year. – Michael Stack, Event Manager, Canadian Paraplegic Association
Thank you very much for being a part of our annual advisor and assistant appreciation dinner. To put it simply, you were entertaining, motivating, and last but not least, inspiring. We look forward to working with you again in the future. – Richard Alderman Branch Manager, Assante Capital Management Ltd.