Virtual Presentations Are Here to Stay

Connecting, collaborating, and partnering has never been easier than in today’s digital landscape. The professional speaking industry rallied in 2020, and quickly produced an effective solution to the cancellation of in-person events with the birth of the Virtual Presenter Certification. Fast forward to today, and virtual presentations have become a cornerstone of the industry because of…

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Press the Easy Button: Work with a Speakers Bureau

A speakers bureau is an organization that collaborates with event planners and company decision-makers to simplify the process of finding, hiring, and working with professional speakers, trainers, and consultants. Finding the perfect person to inform, motivate and inspire attendees is the cornerstone of producing a first-class event or completing a successful project.  Why work with…

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Turn the Great Resignation into the Great Reigniting

Can we do better at dealing with the Great Resignation? This was the question I posed during a recent keynote. I stated that companies and organizations could retain and hire more staff if they reignited a passion among leadership to serve their employee by listening well, offering multiple ways of working i.e., in office, remote and hybrid.…

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Work Toward Your Goals and Be Productive

As a business leader, getting more work accomplished is something that tops your priorities list. However, meeting deadlines, completing tasks, responding to important emails, monitoring projects, and managing other equally important business processes is not easy. Being productive requires making a conscientious decision to do what many people do not want to do – making…

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The Benefits of Improv – “Yes, and…”

Over the past five years, countless articles have been published praising the benefits of improv in the business world. Forbes and Harvard are touting the applicability of the art form and its principles for all industries. These skills are more important now than ever – here are some actionable ways you can use these skills…

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Conversion-omics Tips for Planning a Successful Virtual Event

Successful learning opportunities require clear goals and a well planned agenda. With jam-packed schedules and diverse sets of responsibilities it can be tough to get everyone focused on new ideas or initiatives. This is why workshops have become such an effective tool. They are a great way to gather info, generate ideas, and build consensus.…

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Now What? Thoughts on Positioning Your Business for the Second Half.

What now? Here we are, a little over a year from the start of the COVID-19 restrictions and shut downs. Businesses, community activities, sporting events and many other in-person happenings are opening back up for the most part. People are getting out and getting back to “normal” as we all look forward to the start of summer. But…

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Where Are You Going In The Future?

There is an old saying attributed to Lewis Carroll; “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” As simple as this sounds, many organizations, large and small, make the mistake of rolling into a new year without a clear destination identified and/or communicated to their team. As a result, everyone…

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5 Ways to Stand Out from the Crowd

High traffic events like trade shows, conventions, and home tours can give your business a real boost in brand awareness – if you know how to stand out from the rest of the selling crowd. This idea hit home again recently when I spent the day on a luxury model home tour. Builders pay big…

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