Hardy Smith: Keynote Speaker for Nonprofits and Associations 

  • Effective
  • Influencing
  • Funny
  • Personable
  • Results-oriented
  • Take-away focused
  • Easy to work with
  • Easy to book

…All of these are available with Hardy Smith.

If you seek an energetic, engaging speaker who brings a wealth of corporate, business and nonprofit knowledge to his audiences to help them maximize their own potential and that of their organizations…Hardy Smith is the man for the job.

Attendees of Hardy’s presentations and other sessions consistently give him the highest marks for relatability, energy, enthusiasm and formulating tangible takeaways that are immediately actionable back at the office. He’s a superb storyteller who brings warmth and fun to seemingly daunting challenges, and breaks them down into manageable pieces that inspire audiences to hit the ground running with a plethora of ideas.

Hardy’s dedication to serving his clients ensures your presentation will meet your audience’s needs, and specific outcomes will be met by the end of their time together. Hardy embraces the opportunity to set goals with meeting planners with regard to presentation content and interactive elements, too.

Hardy offers several topics of note. He welcomes the opportunity to speak to groups of all sizes and in various formats, and is experienced in conducting keynote addresses, breakout sessions, workshops and half- or full-day consultations and retreats.

Hardy Smith is easy to contact, easy to work with, and guarantees your audience will leave inspired with new ideas and energy after receiving the messages they needed to hear. Call Hardy directly at 386-451-0652 or email him at He’s ready to answer your call.

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“I’ve seen Hardy both in person and now virtually and his presentation was just as full of energy and excitement online as it was in person. As an event organizer, Hardy was flexible and willing to try new things during these unprecedented times to help bring a powerful presentation to those registered. He included audience member participation throughout the session to make the online presentation just as engaging as it was in person. Thanks, Hardy, for rolling with the changes and we navigate through these uncharted waters!”

- Tina Banner, College of Central Florida


“Hardy Smith is a true advocate and professional in the speaking industry. His experience with corporate, nonprofit, and association management makes him a perfect fit to deliver content on leadership and strategy. As a meeting planner, finding a speaker that can deliver an impactful message along with being flexible, can be difficult. Hardy is always willing to customize his message to your audience. He has a true passion for his profession.”

- Lori Pugh, CMP, CMM, HMCC Lead Manager, Event Programs & Production, Meeting Professionals International 


"Hardy Smith is an Event Planners dream! He is totally confident of who he is and what he does. He engages his audiences with his masterful story-telling and is the expert "go-to" resource for organizations and nonprofits who are seeking to find solutions to their many challenges. With his wit, wisdom, passion, and experience, we are honored to have Hardy on our team to showcase to the world."

- Sue Falcone, CEO, Remarkable! A Speakers Bureau


 "Hardy has been an excellent resource for our members as a speaker and a writer for our magazine. He has a wonderful style of humor and anecdotes that drive his message home. I highly recommend Hardy will love him!"

- Frank Rudd, President and CEO, Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE)


"I first hired Hardy to present information on how to structure the governance of a local Orlando Non-Profit association. His ability to speak candidly, yet compassionately with our board was incredible. Not only was he able to say the things that we needed to hear in a way that dispelled any and all resistance, he was able to create a sense of urgency that spurred us into action, helped us to achieve long term, executable, and valuable results for our organization and the community we serve. Hardy is truly an expert in his work with Non-Profit associations and he is my first resource that I reach out to when in need of this kind of expertise. He is a delight to work with and gifted in his sharing of expertise!"

Monica Wofford, CSP, CEO and Founder of Contagious Companies, Executive Consultant and Coach


 "Hardy was an invaluable resource for the National Speakers' Association at our annual convention this year. He worked with us on our chapter officer training program and made a real difference! I recommend him for your association. He has the background, history of success and the skills to do the job. Pretty fun guy, too! "  

- Gary Minor, Chapter Leadership Council, National Speaker's Association


"It was truly a pleasure to work with Hardy Smith. After being recommended by one of our esteemed board members who had also had the opportunity to work with him, I was able to secure Hardy to speak at our Spring Conference. The session that he presented on Board Engagement was both relevant and thought-provoking and was well-received by our attendees. There were definitely a lot of notes being taken."

Tammy C. Bracewell, Executive Director, Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP)


"Hardy Smith spoke at the Florida Festivals & Events Convention in 2015 on two topics and was one of our highest rated speakers by the attendees for both sessions. We rarely repeat speakers for two consecutive years, but based on the feedback from our members, we have asked Hardy to return in 2016 to present a new topic. From a Meeting Planner perspective, Hardy is wonderful to work with. He is very well organized and prepared and also very willing to work with our marketing committee for pre-event promotional opportunities. I would highly recommend Hardy to any event organizer."

Suzanne Neve, Executive Director, Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA)


"Thank you for your wonderful presentation during our Association Forum. I have heard nothing but rave reviews about the content of the presentation from attendees. Your time and dedication to learn more about our industry in advance enhanced the impact to those that were present."

- Cynthia Martineau, Executive Director-Towing and Recovery Association of America



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