Category Archives: Franchise Tools

Greg Nathan: 33 Common Mistakes When Organising Franchise Conferences

Unfortunately, we all learn through mistakes, whether another’s (ideal) or our own (a bummer). 😊 A couple year’s back, Greg Nathan compiled a list of 33 Common Mistakes When Organising Franchise Conferences. With the 2018 event planning season in full swing for most of you, I thought I’d send it out again for potential use…

Updated SPEAK! Franchise Industry Events Calendar through Q2 2018

Hello industry friends and welcome to 2018 planning! While the exciting month of October is filled to the brim with Client events and our stellar service team is on the edge of their seats ready to jump in wherever needed, Debbie and I have all four eyes focused on 2018 and the opportunities it will…

Event Planning: HELP, am I forgetting anything?

Are you a “wake up in the middle of the night remembering something you forgot to do” sort of person? Boy, I try hard NOT to be (but sometimes it still happens 😊), Checklists are my go-to prevention tool! And is there a function that needs a timeline and checklist any more than event planning?!?!…

SPEAK!’s Top Twelve Most Requested Keynote Topics

Would it be helpful to see a list of popular franchise keynote topics for help in your 2018 event planning? Well, we created our SPEAK!’s Top Twelve Most Requested Keynote Topics, for just that purpose! And we’re currently in the process of gathering 2017 information as well and will update it at year’s end. So…

Poker Anyone?

I just ran across an article from MeetingsNet and thought it was smart, concise and useful. So, of course, I thought I’d pass it along.  🙂  Attorney Barbara Dunn O’Neal says regarding contract negotiations, “It’s not poker people, put your cards on the table.” Check out the full article, Contracts 101: Know Before You Negotiate,…

Solidify Commitment to Your System Throughout Your Convention by Using Hollywood Storytelling Techniques

Imagine walking the halls after your opening “State of the Franchise System” speech and hearing… “I realized there is no better way to run our franchise than to follow the system”…over and over from your franchisees.  🙂  Hall-of-Fame keynote speaker, executive speech coach, presentation trainer AND long-time SPEAK! friend, Patricia Fripp has tried and true…

HOW TO Deliver a WOW Opening Speech at Your Franchise Convention – Patricia Fripp FREE Webinar Opportunity

Would you love to take your next annual convention’s opening “State of the Franchise System” address from good to great? (OR from great to outdoing last year?) SPEAK! is excited to partner with Patricia Fripp, world renown professional speech and executive presentations skills coach, to bring a FREE webinar to our franchise exec team friends…

FranchiseSpeakerMatch.com?

There are some absolutely fantastic franchise speakers out there! Of course some fit your franchise culture better than others—and depending on the year, likely only a couple will dovetail perfectly with your theme, learning objectives, event budget parameters and where you are as a franchise system that particular year. Some years the hunt may be…

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…