Category Archives: Franchise Tools

To Emcee or Not to Emcee…Is That Your Question?

If your franchise system has not used an outside emcee for your event, it may seem like a non-essential expense—and technically, of course, it is. However, the benefits are beyond what you may consider on the surface—managing energy, recapping key points, and often…saving the day and making the C-suite shine! Check out our SPEAK! Why…

SPEAK!’s Top 23 Tips for Creating a Memorable, Meaningful & Magical Awards Celebration

How was your last Awards Celebration? Is there room for improvement? Or was it so fantastic that you’re looking for ideas to top it?!?! Through the years, we’ve placed emcees at franchise awards dinners and celebrations with lots of success. However, regardless of whether or not you allocate budget to outside talent (at times we’ve…

Spark Theme Ideas for Your Next Conference!

With 2017 approaching a halfway point (did I just say that?!?!?), many of you have your 2017 events in the rearview mirror or will very soon. So over here at SPEAK!, our conversations with our franchise clients are turning more and more to their 2018 events. And after those conversations, several times I’ve sent out…

Making the MOST of Your Speaker Investment

Event dollars are precious…whether you’re investing in an outside speaker for the first time or utilizing outside talent throughout your agenda! Of course, finding the perfect speaker fit is crucial (which is why SPEAK! was conceptualized and created 🙂 ), but once the match is made, maximizing your investment has just begun. Through the years,…

Updated SPEAK! 2017 Franchise Industry Events Calendar

Greetings industry friends, I hope you’re enjoying a refreshing spring while 2017 is in full swing. We’re having such a fantastic year and are incredibly grateful to so many of you for your support. Attached is our updated 2017 SPEAK! Franchise Industry Events Calendar, which includes several new events and a few modifications. We hope…

Conference Insider Tips for Fantastic Franchise Conventions – Part 2

At IFA in January, I again had the wonderful opportunity to co-facilitate (with Marcus Johnson, Reno/Tahoe Visitors Bureau) a Business Solutions Roundtable and listened to some of the most successful franchisors talk about their convention successes. From those conversations grew a slew of valuable conference tips—and here’s Part 2! Conference Tips: Provide time for franchisees…

Opportunity Cost Meets the To-Do List

A dear friend sent me this smart and thought-provoking article found on Quartz a couple weeks back and it has stayed with me—leaving me to ponder….what is MY greatest export? Intrigued? I HIGHLY recommend the read. How can the 1817 economic principle, the theory of comparative advantage, change your life today? Read on… An Economic…

Franchise Execs Delivering Presentations That ROCK Their Franchise Conventions!

Being in the business of speaking, I KNOW the incredible value of delivering targeted content that ROCKS an audience. And at franchise conventions, in addition to outside, professional speakers (and sometimes in lieu of), franchise execs are front and center, on stage presenting to their franchise teams. The opportunity is great, the stakes are high…

‘Must Reads’ from the Franchise Relationships Institute

Looking for ways to support your internal team and your franchisees in building healthy franchise relationships? Whether Greg Nathan’s pivotal book Profitable Partnerships is part of your regular onboarding process for new franchisees, you use The Franchisor’s Guide to Improving Field Visits as foundational training for your field staff, or you use Greg’s The Franchise…

SPEAK! Franchise Industry Events Calendar 2017

Hello industry friends and welcome to the holidays, If you’re anything like the SPEAK! team, while the joy of the season swirls around us as a wonderful distraction, our heads are down and looking forward to plans for 2017! To me, planning, optimism and hope all roll together and drive this exciting time in the…