Category Archives: Franchise Tools

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…

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…