Sam Adams offers two corporate keynote presentations. The first is titled, ‘Seeing Your Success Through My Two I’s.’  The second is, ‘Race To A Finish Line.’  Each presentation offers insights to Sam’s careers in journalism and entertainment, and both include anecdotes from Sam’s career encounters with well-known sports figures and entertainers. 

Sam has more than 30 years of experience as a sports journalist, both in newspaper and television. As a result, he was inducted to the prestigious Denver Press Club‘s Hall Of Fame in 2019. In 2003, the Colorado Association of Black Journalists named Sam its Print Journalist of the Year award recipient. 

Sam made a full-time career change to standup comedy at age 49. He was a prize winner at the 2009 Great American Comedy Festival, and the video clips from his Dry Bar Comedy special have attracted more than 40 million social media views world-wide.


In this entertaining presentation, Sam uses his storytelling skills and career experiences to emphasize the importance of ‘Impact’ and ‘Impression’ for both personal and business success.

The key takeaways from this presentation are:

  • “Making Preparation A Priority”
  • Feed Your Purpose
  • “S.O.U.L.
  • Find Your ‘IT’
  • Passion And Productivity


This presentation captures Sam’s unique perspectives on the delicate and volatile topic of race relations. By relating his life experiences, Sam inspires audiences to seek common ground, whether talking about or being confronted by racism. Sam’s storytelling is inspirational and, at times, humorous. This is a presentation that is suitable in business, school and church settings.

The key takeaways from this presentation are:

  • Recognize “Blind Spots”
  • Acknowledge “Hurdles”
  • Confront “Deafness”
  • Extend “Baton”


“FANTASTIC presentation today!  Thank you so much, for sharing with our group. We appreciate your words of wisdom and humor gathered from your life experiences and interactions with others.” — Emily G., Rocky Mountain Workforce Development Association

“I enjoyed your presentation at the COVA Conference so much! It was the perfect way to end a conference, and a true inspiration.” — Hazel H.

“Sam, you not only hit a home run but scored a goal and a touchdown — sort of like a hat trick. Your talk was from the heart. It touched me as human, which we all are.  Building relationships from the heart and mind, not our skin – which can’t think – is the takeaway I took from your presentation. You are a great storyteller, and in my studies, in order to be a great leader you have to be a great storyteller.” — John H.