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Frequently, as busy executives, we get so absorbed in checking off this week’s to-dos and closing this month’s business deals that we miss the opportunity to be curious. Or we miss a chance to gain a fresh perspective on a new market, prospects, customer experiences, revenue stream, or address a gap in the market. What we'll cover is: what makes it hard to ask the right questions to understand what your customer wants; case studies on the benefits of asking the right question, and how to ask the right question. MORE >
Mixing stories with with light humor, Dan shares how to build a networking community through systematically managing network contacts from the point of simple awareness through a series of measurable milestones. Dan's networking system is adaptable to virtually any set of circumstances. MORE >Audience members will learn: How to build and grow your networking community, The five step process & three networking profiles, The top ten tips of networking and how to never forget them, How to develop your elevator pitch, How to remember names, Plus, Dan shares his experience with the ONE networking principle that has NEVER failed.
Dan speaks to corporate, professional, and university audiences about the power of networking and how it transformed his life. He energetically shares life lessons on the art and science of networking. Those who attend Dan's keynote speeches and workshops find his advice practical, motivational, and inspirational.
Where does our passion go in our career and in our relationships? How do we get it back? We read self-help books, watch documentaries and hire professionals to motivate us, but the effects of these solutions are short-lived. Why? MORE >Certified Business and Life Coach, Lauren LeMunyan, also known as The SpitFire Coach, explored these questions and the answer was right under her nose (or within her name). Using the elements of fire, we'll walk through The SpitFire Tetrahedron to identify imbalances in one of three areas that impact our long and short-term success. We'll examine sources of burnout and will build a strategy to get your inner fire back!
Someone who is emotionally and spiritually free to say and do what he/she wants.
Someone who is unapologetically themselves.
Someone who inspires others through their own confidence.
Knowledge failure is the absence of appropriate action due to missing, ignored, or mis-applied knowledge. Every goal and objective have the very real potential for knowledge failure. In this session, Cheryl introduces a revolutionary new practice for quantifying learning’s value to the organization. MORE >Join Cheryl as she reveals a groundbreaking practice that calls for leadership to completely change its approach to learning, risk management, measuring performance, and inventing a learning landscape that truly nurtures and supports business missions and strategies.
In this high energy session, Cheryl helps decision-makers see and understand why change is necessary, difficult and rewarding. As the accountable party, decision-makers need to evolve while embracing real change. The session includes practical guidance for how to cultivate the power of personal accountability at home and at work.
Leaders are those who create value in goods, services, and especially in behavior. But communicating those values takes more than simply presenting your ideas. Based on Robert Keiper’s 35 years’ experience as a presentation skills coach and workshop leader, this presentation provides step-by-step guides to help you capture audience attention and trust, set clearer goals, develop more compelling agendas and design unforgettable content and visuals. MORE >
If you became famous tomorrow and your own definition of success became a maxim, what lesson would you impart? What wisdom would you share? For many, success is a fleeting sensation—the achievement of one goal and immediately on to the next. The joy and satisfaction flash in front of our eyes in the instant of success and then it eludes us once again. MORE >What could be possible for you in redefining your relationship to success from the inside out, and making that elusive success stick while producing even greater results? You will walk away with a model for aligning your core values with your goals as an access point to creating success that sticks from the inside out.
As women, most of us are about connection and relationships, and we actually thrive in the role of Connector and Relator. We want to help the world. We want to make a difference. We want to see the ripples extend far beyond us. MORE >So we create businesses or join businesses for that very reason – we’re going to change the world, and we’ll do so from that place of Connector and Relator.
The problem comes in when we actually have to sell our products and services. There are all sorts of sales techniques and tips, some wholesome, some not, that some of us grasp desperately.
Hence, the connection, that relationship, falls out of the sales process (or so it seems), and there’s a huge gap between changing the world and making the sale.
What if we bring the connection and the relationship into the sales process from the beginning so that we’re actually selling from a place of authenticity and connection?
Dawn Shuler will share more about the need for women to embrace their sales side, and do so from that feminine place, as well as share tools that make that easier.
A repeat customer has a 60-70% chance of converting to more sales! That means your focus needs to be more on client retention rather than the constant gerbil wheel of trying to bring on brand-new customers. Turn your customers into raving fans, and they're that much more likely to buy from you... again and again and again. MORE >But let’s keep going deeper… along with creating repeat buyers, you also want to create raving fans.
According to the New York Times, 65% of all new business comes from referrals. That means on average, two-thirds of consumers make purchases because someone they know recommended a particular product or service.
See how important it is that you truly connect with your prospects and clients, and provide stellar customer service? Because there’s nothing like a raving fan to help you build your business.
If you wake up every morning dreading going to work, if you've excused yourself from a meeting because you were ready to explode, if you've ever cried at work, if it feels like none of your work matters, and all your contributions are dismissed, if your job feels totally unpredictable and you have no control over your time or tasks, if the burdens of your job are all you ever think about, if you're so overwhelmed it's paralyzing, then you’re probably in a toxic work environment. MORE >Being in a toxic work environment means that your workplace is sick; despite your best efforts, it’s very hard for you to achieve a sense of wellbeing and thrive in this workplace. And work stress is seeping into all other aspects of your life, and it’s likely bringing you down. I’d bet that you are missing out on having well-deserved compensation and the chance to shine as the career rock star that you are. And, you're probably unable to find a sense of meaning, purpose, and enjoyment in the work you do everyday.
Your toxic work environment is as bad as you think it is, and you deserve better.
I've been there. I know what it's like for every day on the job to somehow feel worse than the last. I know what it's like to be so entirely STUCK. And, in this presentation, I’ll teach you the strategies for how to get unstuck, rediscover your strengths, and reclaim your career potential.