Category Archives: Franchise Tools

Spark Theme Ideas for Your Next Conference!

With 2018 approaching a halfway point, many of you have your 2018 events in the rearview mirror or will very soon. So over here at SPEAK!, conversations with our franchise clients are turning more and more to 2019 events. Following those exploratory conversations, several times I’ve sent out SPEAK!’s Franchise Conference Theme Ideas, as a…

24 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Speaker Investment!

Regardless of your overall franchise convention budget, we get it, choosing to allocate dollars for an outside speaker, is a big deal. It’s an investment, and it needs to pay dividends. Through the years, SPEAK! has compiled tips, through watching wild successes, as well as marginal results at times, to help franchisors get the most…

Wait, is it 2019 already? SPEAK!’s Franchise Convention Planning Checklist & Timeline

This week, Debbie and I spent a wonderful chunk of time reconnecting with franchisor clients to begin conversations about their next event. And BAM….2019 is here already! For some, 2018 conventions are in the rear-view mirror and being evaluated, as the focus has shifted (for the talented and organized event planning team) to 2019 events….

Fabulous Franchise Convention Ideas from your Peers!

Are you or a team member in the midst of planning your 2018 convention or conference? We understand both the significant franchisor investment, as well as the once a year opportunity to enhance franchise unity and to jump-start franchisee growth for your system. Based on the stakes, would it be helpful to have a bulleted…

Franchise Business Review: The Missing Piece of Your Corporate Culture

We just ran across this thought-provoking article from Franchise Business Review, entitled, The Missing Piece of Your Corporate Culture. Without giving it away, 😊 here’s a quote included in the article, from the Harvard Business Review about the role of emotions in culture: “Countless empirical studies show the significant impact of emotions on how people…

Where Are You in the 2018 Event Planning Process?

For the vast majority of our franchisor friends, 2018 convention planning is in the works. Perhaps the planning feels methodical, in control and exciting—but maybe the many details are looming in the background, creating a feeling that a frantic pace may be just around the corner. Being a part of franchise event planning for several…

Evan Hackel Podcast: How Best to Utilize Training at Franchise Conferences & Conventions

Recently, I sat down with Founder and CEO of Ingage Consulting and keynote speaker, Evan Hackel on his show, Training Unleashed, to talk about how to best utilize professional speakers for training within a conference or convention setting. We thought we’d pass it along, just in case you might find it useful.     More…

SPEAK!’s 2018 Franchise Industry Events Calendar

Hello industry friends and welcome to 2018! We hope that your new year is off to an exciting and productive start. Over here, we closed 2017 with a flurry of activity and have excitedly turned to 2018, with SO many wonderful opportunities on the horizon. And speaking of the new year, we’ve fully updated the…

Plan for a Healthier, More Profitable Franchise System: eBook from Franchise Business Review!

We saw this valuable 2018 planning tool, provided by our friends at Franchise Business Review and hoped that you saw it as well. But just in case, we wanted to pass it along.. This one-year plan for creating a healthier, more profitable system is a must-have. Commit to making one change each month to achieve…

Save on Recruiting Costs with Video Interviews!

I ran across the following article by Peter Capodice from Capodice & Associates on the use of video interviewing to reduce recruiting costs (by nearly 50% they estimate!). I thought it was excellent and wanted to pass it along!  Video Interviews as a Phone Screening Alternative Top talent are more mobile than ever thanks to…