Category Archives: Words from our CEO

Shhh, don’t tell…but the holidays have me stressed.

Those of you that know me well, know that I view the holidays differently than the often overwhelming, version of the holidays that envelopes us. Peace and presence is more the goal than hustle and bustle. Does that sound nice? (Well…for some reason, this year I’m feeling the stress a bit more than usual, despite…

Dan Thurmon: Delivering WOW & Ramping up Performance!

If elevating performance in the face of change is something your franchise system could use, stay tuned for Dan Thurmon! Beyond the energy and WOW of Dan’s presentation, he delivers skills and ideas which will move your franchisees to improve their performance—performance under stress, during change and when it matters most. Dan says the key to…

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…

Kelly McDonald: People NOT Like You

Named #1 on the list of “26 Hot Speakers” by Successful Meetings Magazine, Kelly McDonald has a NEW, best-selling book titled, “How to Work With & Lead People Not Like You”. We’re asked frequently about speakers who can help franchise teams address the topic of millennials—how to engage, retain and create highly productive teams which…

The POWer of Video Email: Ford Saeks

Our dear friend, keynote speaker, and business growth innovator, Ford Saeks has a YouTube Channel with weekly episodes on all things to grow (or “Fordify”) your business. Yep, it’s called, Fordify and it’s a perfect fit for local franchisees. His short (5 minute), easily explained, easily implemented tips provide fresh ideas to up business growth….

Sales Follow Connection: Colette Carlson

Keynote speaker Colette Carlson, is a human connection expert—and with her energy, sense of humor and entertainingly wrapped wisdom and takeaways, your audience will walk away thrilled and equipped to make changes in their businesses and lives. Colette discusses: the language of leadership – connected enthusiastic teams – sales through true connection – genuine communication…

Lick Your Plate This Thanksgiving!

You probably know that over here at SPEAK! we are SUPER passionate about our pets! So, I’m passing along a video I saw a while back, which still makes me laugh…out loud. I hope it brings a smile or more to your face today! Happy Thanksgiving to our dear franchise friends—Team SPEAK! is so very…

Simon T. Bailey: Oozing Gratitude Through Customer Love

As I sat down to write this “week of Thanksgiving” blog post, I wanted to connect with a sentiment which so many of us try to live our lives by—gratitude. I could list the very many things for which I’m thankful, as could you…and we should. But since I typically like to feature one of…

Laura Stack: The New Pragmatism: Seven Things You Must Understand About Millennials

One of our dear friends and top-notch productivity speaker, Laura Stack, wrote a blog post about millennials recently, and we love it! Whether your franchise teams are hiring, marketing to, serving (or living with) millennials, you’ll likely find a few tidbits in Laura’s article, “The New Pragmatism: Seven Things You Must Understand About Millennials”. More…

Dennis Snow: Everything Speaks—Either Enhancing or Detracting From Your Brand

Dennis Snow’s passion for and understanding of customer service excellence was honed over 20 years at Disney. And now, as a keynote speaker, he both inspires and provides tactical tools to help franchise teams find ways to WOW their customers. “It’s everyone on the team understanding the everything speaks.” Dennis challenges brands to look at…