Hire a Tongue Fu!® Speaker for your next Event

Tongue Fu!® creator, Sam Horn, is an award-winning speaker who has delivered more than 1000 presentations for a wide variety of groups in the past twenty years. You can count on Sam exceeding your audience’s expectations.

Keynote Topics

All Tongue Fu!® speaking topics are available as:

  • 30 – 60 minute keynote
  • 60 – 90 minute conference breakout session
  • 40-60 minute webinar or virtual presentation
  • Half-day workshop
  • Full-day intensive training
Presentations can also be customized for your group.  In a pre-call with a member of your organization, we will take notes of what is happening within your business as well as trends and priorities occurring in your industry. 
We then tailor your presentation with relevant examples and “I can use that today” insights that are inspiring and actionable for your group.


For any everyone…

Would you like to know what to say, when you don’t know what to say? 

If so, you’re in the right place. This inspiring keynote features popular stories and tips from the best-selling book Tongue Fu!® which has been published in 17 languages and taught to a half million people worldwide. 

You’ll love the thought-provoking quotes, laugh-out-loud anecdotes, actionable insights, and real-life success stories that show how others have learned to give and get the respect –  and how you can too.

For team leaders, project managers, employees, and more…

Would you like to know what to do when people complain, when someone gets upset, when a meeting deteriorates into blaming?  

If so, you’re in the right place.  

Discover how to stop arguments in their tracks, instantly end complaints, find solutions not fault, and keep your cool – even when others aren’t.

Perhaps most importantly, you will learn how to set an example of courtesy and respect so people choose to respond in kind.

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"Tongue Fu!® helps educators and students learn crucial life lessons in a realistic, accessible way." Meryl Marshall-Daniels, CEO of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

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"I love Tongue Fu! for Schools. This practical guidebook offers real help for a real problem ... a lack of rapport and respect between those in school."
Paul Houston
Executive Director of the American Association of School Administrators

For principals, teachers, school staff, and more…

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to prevent and resolve conflicts? 

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to know what to say in the dozens of sensitive, challenging situations you face every day? 

You can!  This proven program shows how to get along better with just about anyone, anytime, anywhere. 

These are the communication skills that deserve to be taught right along with math, science and history. 

The good news is, when you use these respectful approaches, students and parents are motivated to use them too.

For association leaders, board members, committee chairs, and more…

The success of an association is directly proportionate to the success of its relationships. 

Discover why ASAE, SHRM, NSA, MPI, and dozens of industry associations have featured Tongue Fu!® at their events.

You’ll appreciate these specific suggestions on how to communicate with coworkers, members, exhibitors, and more.

Discover how to build trust and rapport and set the tone for win-win relationships that benefit all involved. 

Walk away with innovative approaches you can use in meetings, emails, newsletters, training programs & events.


"If your response to verbal bullies is either to suffer in silence or retaliate, Tongue Fu!® can help."  - Executive Female


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For parents, grandparents, couples, caretakers, kids, and more…

If you want peaceful meal times, bed-times, chore-times, and homework-times,  you’ll LOVE these suggestions on how to speak so people are motivated to listen.

No more sibling warfare, talking back or pouting. No more resentments that destroy marriages. 

You’ll want to put these WORDS TO LOSE & WORDS TO USE on your refrigerator to keep them in-sight, in-mind so everyone remembers to use language that helps instead of hurts.

Many people have told us these Tongue Fu!® techniques changed they way they parented – for good.

For any industry, profession or trade conference…

Want a customized presentation for your company or convention?

Tongue Fu!® has been taught to dozens of different types of organizations including:

Healthcare (hospitals, medical centers, orthodontists, dentists, medical associations of physicians, nurses, etc.)

Financial services (banks, insurance agencies, credit card companies, financial associations, wealth managers, etc.) 

Hospitality and food & beverage (hotels, airlines, restaurants, car rental agencies, travel associations, etc.) 

Government (all branches of the military, city, state and federal agencies including GSA, Honolulu Police, etc.)

Education (school districts, teacher and superintendent associations, PTA, etc.) 

Business (Chamber of Commerce Institute, YPO, EO, Small Business Administration, BNI)

+ utilities, aerospace, transportation, pharma, international summits, parks/sports/recreation, leadership, and more. 

Program participants often say “You must have worked in our industry” because the examples and insights are so timely. 


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"Everyone has a bully in their life. This shows you how to deal. It's terrific."
Jeff Fox
Author of "How to Become a Great Boss"

Take the Bully by the Horns

Are you dealing with someone who steamrolls over others?  Does this person cause a disproportionate amount of damage in your organization?

Chances are, that person is a 5%er – a person who doesn’t care what’s fair – a person who wants to control, not cooperate.

The good news is, there are certain things you can do and say to stop 5%ers  from taking advantage of you. 

And you don’t have to sacrifice your integrity or jeopardize your job.

"Tongue Fu!® helps us to recognize and respond to inappropriate and intrusive behavior with clarity and conviction." - Patti Breitman, author of "How to Say NO Without Feeling Guilty"

Sam Horn, Tongue Fu!® Master!

Sam Horn is the CEO of the Intrigue Agency, a positioning/messaging consultancy, which helps people design and deliver compelling, respectful communications that add value for all involved.

Award Winning Speaker

Presented to more than half a million people worldwide & for clients such as: Boeing, Intel, Capital One, Cisco, the US Navy & more.

Best Selling Author

Author of nine books from New York publishers including "Tongue Fu!®" and Washington Post bestseller "Got Your Attention?”

Messaging Expert

Positioning & messaging projects for clients including Larry Lynch (former Director of the Disney Institute), Terry Jones, (Founder of Travelocity & Kayak) and more.

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