Comedian, Speaker, Voice-Over Artist, Auctioneer & Social Instigator
Miss Shannan Paul was named “Best Stand-up Comedian” by City Pages Magazine in their “2020 Best of the Twin Cities.” Campus Activities Magazine® included her as one of eight Top Speaker Picks for 2015. Miss Shannan is a regular guest on TV talk shows speaking on diversity and pop culture. She started her professional career working for Fortune 100 companies, including Wells Fargo Bank and Bank of America. Since her cubicle days, Miss Shannan has moved on to become a radio and television host, speaker, certified benefit auctioneer, and a proud former player of the Women’s Professional Football League.
A self-labeled Geek, Miss Shannan Paul brings roaring laughter to everyone. Plus, her storytelling and irresistible smile are sure to crack up even the most stone-faced curmudgeon. Twin Cities newspaper, the City Pages, says, “No matter where you’ve seen (or heard) her, you know just how great Miss Shannan is. With comedy that’s personal and relatable, she has the ability to make you feel like you’ve been friends for years, even if you’re only seeing her for the very first time.”
She can regularly be seen bringing her wit, whimsy and pop culture expertise to TV and radio talk shows, including her regular contributions on “The Jason Show” and “MyTalk 107.1.” Her diverse professional background has given her an incredibly broad communication set and allowed her to work with people and groups covering a spectrum of ethnicities, age ranges and education levels. She has hosted numerous corporate and charity events. In addition, she is a touring stand-up comedian who has performed for a wide range of audiences.
Miss Shannan is also a regular guest on local TV talk shows speaking on diversity. She started her professional career working for Fortune 100 companies including Wells Fargo Bank and Bank of America. Since her cubicle days, Miss Shannan has moved on to become a radio show host, actress, certified Benefit Auctioneer, and a proud former player of the Women’s Professional Football League.
In addition, Miss Shannan works on “Diversity and Community Relations” for the Twin Cities Film Fest and was recently appointed to the Diversity and Inclusion Commission for the City of Crystal, Minnesota. Plus, she is an active board member of the Pacer Center, an organization that expands opportunities for children and young adults with disabilities, and a board member of the Autism Society of Minnesota.
Miss Shannan Paul’s discussion on “Cultural Sensitivity for the Accidentally Insensitive” uses personal anecdotes and real-world situations to teach the audience how to not walk blindly into awkward interactions. With her help, you’ll learn how to bridge cultural gaps and embrace uncomfortable situations.
Miss Shannan can keep you smiling and keep people of other cultures smiling along with you. Her diverse professional background has given Shannan a wealth of knowledge and insight that will enlighten your group and help them explore a variety of cultural circles.
After hearing Miss Shannan speak, you’ll be ready to “Learn Something New About Someone New” and have the tools needed to move forward into new culturally sensitive adventures.