Topic: Managing Change

Standout Fearless Change

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Presenter: Connie Podesta, CSP, CPAE

Managing Change Like Never Before! 

Status quo?  Move over!  Change?  Bring it on!  Connie Podesta is fearless when it comes to helping Franchises successfully maneuver through change—without going insane!  If your goal is to create a team that understands that their ability to adapt to change quickly and effectively will determine their future and the future of your franchise, then you’ve come to the right place.   Connie is the #1 Standout Change Speaker of choice for franchise systems who are serious about integrating change, being relevant and increasing their competitive edge. 

Managing Change is… 

  1. More about staying ahead of the game rather than simply staying in the game.
  2. More about embracing new ideas than fighting for the status quo.
  3. More about leveraging technology, including social media so you can communicate the way OTHERS want – not just the way that’s comfortable for you.
  4. More about living FOR the future, rather than FIGHTING to stay in the past.
  5. More about taking risks and being creative, than playing it safe and watching from the sidelines.
  6. More about understanding that change is not an option, but an asset. 

Award-winning author and motivational business speaker, Connie Podesta uses her tell-it-like-it-is personality, laugh-out-loud humor and right on target strategies to help your franchise successfully manage change. Book Connie Podesta and get ready to have a team ready and willing to seek solutions, take risks, and stay relevant so they can be an active part in helping your franchise out-think and out-perform the competition. 

Connie customizes every talk to integrate your company’s culture, goals and message.  There’s no one better for creating an event that has people on the edge of their seat, engaged, entertained and eager to adopt positive, powerful change into their career and lives.

Persuade with Purpose

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Presenter: Lisa McLeod

How to Use Purpose to be More Persuasive and Influential at Work 

We’ve all been there: You present a great idea, it gets rejected, yet two months later someone else presents the same idea and it’s enthusiastically approved.

What happened?

This session is for anyone who needs to take the mystery out of persuasion, so they can get support from colleagues, customers or the boss.

You can’t be successful if you can’t persuade. Drawing from interviews with hundreds of leaders, Lisa reveals the mindsets, skills, and techniques that differentiate the top 2%.

In this program you’ll learn:

  • The fatal mistake most people make when they’re trying to persuade
  • A powerful technique for garnering support from front-line staff, peers and senior leaders
  • How to use purpose as a framework to gain agreements quickly and easily
  • The difference between persuading and manipulating (one sticks, the other doesn’t)
  • Why two people who use the exact same words get completely different responses
  • Strategies to master the “your agenda versus my agenda” quagmire
  • How to be successful in the face of ambiguity and change
  • Three surprisingly simple things that exceptional communicators do differently than everyone else

“Persuade with Purpose” formats: keynote, virtual keynote, half-day workshop

Digital Spies, Hackers & Online Attackers

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Presenter: John Sileo, CSP

Bulletproofing Your Privacy & Profits in the Digital Age 

Every move you make in the digital world is tracked, recorded and exploited. Tools like smartphones, iPads, cloud computing and social media have shifted the competitive landscape in favor of cyber-savvy users, prompting a question: Are you in control of your digital footprint, or are you being controlled? Are you protecting the information your people share on social networks? Are mobile devices and free Wi-Fi a recipe for costly data exposure? If you unknowingly stack the deck in favor of cyber criminals and competitive spies, the results could be devastating. However, if you utilize technology to your advantage, your bottom line benefits. This presentation highlights current data privacy trends as well as practical, tactical solutions. 

“Think Like a Spy”

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Presenter: John Sileo, CSP

Aggressive Identity Theft & Fraud Countermeasures

Identity theft and online fraud are destructive side effects of information over-exposure. Due to the power of personally identifying information, we must leverage formidable tools to protect everything from Social Security numbers to bank accounts, from passwords to intellectual property. John delivers those exact tools in a highly interactive, surprisingly humorous presentation inspired by his personal loss of more than $300,000, his business and two years to the ruthless consequences of identity theft. John will help your audience to “own” their identities—to take responsibility for their sensitive data. Developing a personal, emotional connection to data protection benefits everyone’s bottom line. 

Social Engineering Self Defense

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Presenter: John Sileo, CSP

Fraud, Deception & Manipulation Detection

Human beings are always the weakest link in the security, privacy and profitability of your information assets. And they are the most overlooked, least expensive weapon in the fight against fraud, data breach and profit erosion. But you can’t train people to detect and deter deception with a dry Power Point presentation. Your audience needs to experience the feelings of fraud first hand; they need to understand the brain science behind manipulation. In this highly interactive session, John takes a deep dive into the tools and tricks used by social engineers. By building reflex-based awareness around how tools like Facebook, trust shortcuts, ego stroking, greed appeals, and cortisol flushing enable social engineers, John will dramatically reduce the threat profile of your executives, employees and even your customers. Instead of your weakest link, those same humans will become your first line of defense.

Turn on the Lights: Technology Has Left Me In the Dark

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Presenter: Gina Schreck, CSP

DESCRIPTION:

Twitter, Facebook, iPads, Apps—STOP THE MADNESS!  Today’s technology is moving at the speed of sound and it can get very loud if we don’t learn to make it all WORK FOR US! 

This program will help you understand how to use all the available tools to be more efficient and more empowered.  Bring your gadgets and your questions and leave with solutions and knowledge that will even blow the socks off of a teenager! 

FORMAT:

Highly interactive and engaging with practical tips and tools delivered in an entertaining style. 

The (Not So) Future Workplace

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Presenter: David Lewis, CFE

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Want to see a glimpse of the future? David’s newest presentation demonstrates how cutting edge organizations are shaping the future workplace right now! In this captivating exploration, attendees learn from real life examples that will fascinate as well as inspire. Attendees will be blown away by how dramatically, and how quickly, the workplace will change over the next few years.

The organizations that can anticipate change have a distinct competitive advantage and improve their ability to successfully lead their franchisees, employees and even customers through change.  Attendees will be equipped with specific behaviors to improve acceptance of change, rather than fighting it.  This presentation is all about adaptability, innovation and change management. Organizations with a vision for the future have a dramatic advantage over their competitors.

Cyber Security Crash Course

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Presenter: John Sileo, CSP

Digital Defense for Non-Technical Leaders  

At the heart of most data theft is lax cyber security: a broad term that will cease to intimidate you after this presentation. Technology evolves so quickly that people fall behind the digital curve and feel overwhelmed by the prospect of protecting the very data that underlies their wealth. In this state, decision makers tend to freeze, make excuses and assume that there is no reasonable, cost-effective way to protect their data. That assumption is both wrong and dangerous. This crash course forges a high-level, non-technical path through the sometimes confusing web of computer security, mobile technology, Internet connectivity, online privacy and cloud computing. In cyber security, you don’t have to do everything, just the right things. John’s presentation focuses on these triggers, including the most critical aspect of cyber security – human behavior.  

Building and Managing Brand YOU!

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Presenter: Gina Schreck, CSP

Today, more than ever, we each need to manage our brand, online and offline for career and business success. It doesn’t matter if your company is large or small, personal branding and management of that brand is vital.

In This Session, Participants Will Learn:

  • The importance of “Google Tracks” and how to lay more of them for branding success
  • Your marketable assets—take an inventory and get them in tip top shape
  • How to identify brand champions and industry influencers to help you reach a larger audience
  • Specific strategies to use today’s tech and social tools to magnify your reach
  • How to use tools like LinkedIn to really stand out and get noticed
  • What has changed in this new landscape
  • How (and why) to think “Digital First” within the entire organization
  • How to stand out as an expert resource in your space
  • What is “Social Influence” and does it matter in your world?
  • Tapping into the social knowledge pool to keep your skills sharp and share your own expertise
  • Steps to take TODAY for your business to survive this digital revolution

Doing Social Right: Build Your Business and Manage Your Brand Using Today’s Technology Tools!

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Presenter: Gina Schreck, CSP

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Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube … Just to name a few!

The skills and tools needed to build business yesterday are no longer enough today! Consumers are tech-savvy and very SOCIAL. We have gone from “push” marketing methods, like cold-calling and mailers to “pull” marketing methods using conversations on social media sites and tweets to turn prospects into clients.

In This Program Participants Will Learn:

  • How to apply a strategic approach to your social media efforts to build a targeted and engaged community, without letting it consume your life.
  • Developing content strategies & hosting social media events, to learning to listen to your community and monitor what they are interested in,
  • Social goes beyond the tweet. It’s no longer enough to “Do Social Media,” now you must know how to “DO SOCIAL RIGHT.”

Thriving in The New Digital Landscape

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Presenter: Gina Schreck, CSP

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Will you be employable in 5 years? Will your business be relevant? What are you doing today to stay connected, learning, and ahead of the pack? We have seen a radical shift in how people are using technology tools to connect, learn and stay out front as thought leaders. This shift, or revolution, has caused some to dig their heels in and refuse to embrace the new tools, while others are leading the charge and rising to the top.

Leaders must stay relevant and show others how to use the tools of the day to recruit and retain top talent. It’s no longer acceptable to “do business the old way.” Employees and team members must learn to think like entrepreneurs trying new tools and thinking social from the inside out.

In This Session, Participants Will Learn:

  • What has changed in this new landscape
  • How (and why) to think “Digital First” within the entire organization
  • How to stand out as an expert resource in your space
  • What is “Social Influence” and does it matter in your world?
  • Tapping into the social knowledge pool to keep your skills sharp and share your own expertise
  • Steps to take TODAY for your business to survive this digital revolution

Stress Right: How to better dodge, withstand and use stress to your advantage

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Presenter: Andy Core, M.S.

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Stress is a healthy living silent killer. Some facts:

  • Can cost an organization $7500 per worker, per year (if they make at least $25/hr)
  • Likely behind 9 out of 10 visits to primary care physicians
  • #1 cause of lower back pain
  • Acts as a reinforcement for the top 7 killers of both men and women
  • Makes life way harder than it should be

My job is to share what is really behind many of the problems facing your you and organization. Can you beat stress? You bet. Learning to Stress Right will enable you to:

  • Take four “must do” steps that turn stress into positive energy
  • Maximize your adrenaline, but manage it so you do not “hit the wall”
  • Significantly reduce the hormone that makes you want to strangle people
  • Plug in a pre-sleep ritual that makes you sleep like a log
  • Beat stress eating and other negative thought related patterns
  • Keep family and friends happy when you are busy
  • Learn new patterns to make healthy choices automatic

Wellness Engagement: What it takes to effectively pitch, implement and sustain a successful worksite wellness program

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Presenter: Andy Core, M.S.

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Regardless of what the future holds for healthcare, worksite wellness programs are and will continue to be critical to sustaining healthcare benefits, not to mention profitable companies. The big question is not, “Should I implement a worksite wellness program,” but rather:

  • What does it take to effectively and persuasively pitch wellness to your stake holders?
  • After you get the yes, how do you set up your program so that you maximize participation and ROI?
  • Then, after the honeymoon period is over, what must you do to ensure your program continues to grow versus experiencing a steady decline in participation and the slow, painful death experienced by most worksite wellness programs?

In this “dig in and get your hands dirty” workshop, wellness consultant Andy Core, M.S. will give you doable, tactical answers to those questions, plus insights into his experience with companies like Gillette, Wal-Mart, Unilever, Clorox, Coldwell Banker, the U.S. Army and many others.

Change: Change Works

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Presenter: Lisa Ford, CSP, CPAE

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Everyone is aware of the pressures of this fast changing world. Some people are able to adapt a little faster and easier to this new environment. Learning the right strategies and attitudes can help the individual and organization embrace change successfully. This speech will help people understand their fears around change, why resistance exists and how to overcome it. The strategies covered are common sense ones that encourage people to take responsibility to make change work. This presentation will also discuss how to get staff to make needed changes. The goal is for the audience to understand that flexibility and adaptability are key success strategies for the future of their career and the organization.

Inspiration: Everyday Excellence

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Presenter: Lisa Ford, CSP, CPAE

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The best way to survive in today’s fast moving and changing workplace is to be better and smarter every day. You must examine what value you add to the organization and your team. This session covers how individuals must make a difference and increase their results daily. People will learn to understand and love change, take risks and action to make things happen. Lisa shares questions to identify what value you add and create an action plan to increase your value. You will also hear how to create your own luck and success and maintain an attitude of energy and enthusiasm. Today’s world is one where everyone must accept that we are all “self-employed”. Lisa will give people a chance to laugh and learn while accepting the new reality.

Why Winners Win

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Presenter: Robyn Benincasa

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What are the four most common attributes of people who make a lifelong habit of winning?

Inspired by a Fast Company Magazine article entitled ‘Extreme Teamwork’, which featured Robyn’s team of World Champion adventure athletes as well as “Winners” from all walks of life, Robyn’s ‘Why Winners Win’ keynote outlines the common traits, attitudes and mindset of the world’s most consistently high performing leaders in their eternal pursuit of world class results.

The ‘Best of the Best’ experience times of great challenge and change just like everyone else. But with characteristic Courage, Luck (Opportunity + Preparation), Adversity Management Skills, and a keen ability to create Synergy with their colleagues, Winners possess the ability to continually motivate and inspire themselves and those around them to the top of the podium in any endeavor.

The icing on the cake of the ‘Why Winners Win’ keynote? Attendees will experience the thrill of peak performance and exceptional leadership through Robyn’s incredible stories and breathtaking video footage of extreme teams in action. They will leave energized and empowered to create consistent world-class results in every aspect of their lives!

Simple Strategies for Hiring, Motivating, and Marketing to Millennials

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Presenter: Gerry O’Brion

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Who are these Millennials and what do they want?  How do I attract them without alienating my older customers?  Learn the similarities and differences between the generations, and strategies that you can use to stay relevant across age groups.  Success takes a different approach today than it did five, ten or twenty years ago.  Businesses with longevity have honed the ability to navigate change.  Learn strategies to navigate the next generation of employees and customers.

This presentation answers three critical questions about the generations – who they are, what they want, and what you can do about it.  You’ll learn ideas you can implement now to attract cross-generational guests and turn them into vocal advocates, and gain strategies for hiring and motivating Millennials. 

Gen-Power: Unleashing the Potential of Every Generation

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Presenter: Seth Mattison

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Take a look around your organization today. There’s a good chance you working alongside 3 and possibly even 4 generations of talent. Going forward, the workforce is moving inexorably toward greater diversity. This dynamic can create crippling challenges or game-changing advantages for teams that learn to recognize, understand, value, and ultimately tap the strategic perspective that lies within every generation. Fresh eyes alongside seasoned wisdom will be a fierce force in the new world of work. Gen-Power will help you harness it.  

In this session, Seth will help you understand the histories, personalities, strengths and challenges of each unique generational group, while also sharing insights and best practices on leading, managing, recruiting and retaining colleagues of all ages and experience levels.

Relationship Revolution: Building Better Connections in the Digital Age

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Presenter: Seth Mattison

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In today’s super-wired, highly digital society, humans still crave social interaction and relationships. In business, creating strong relationships is the key to achieving success, both individually and as an organization. 

What’s the secret for cultivating successful relationships, particularly in business? As more and more of lives play out virtually, connections can sometimes feel less than fulfilling. From Facebook to LinkedIn, Twitter to Foursquare, it’s important to remember just how powerful it can be to reach beyond the fiber optics and make that physical connection. 

In The Relationship Revolution, Seth will explore 5 key insights that will equip you for building better, stronger, more authentic relationships in the new world of work. 

Attendees of The Relationship Revolution will gain: 

  • Insights on the roadblocks preventing us from forming meaning relationships in the digital age. 
  • New perspectives on the power of empathy, authenticity, and vulnerability to foster lasting bonds. 
  • A road map and follow-up plan to nurture and grow lasting relationships.

The Future of Work Today: Insights from the New World of Work

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Presenter: Seth Mattison

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We are entering the greatest period of business transformation the world has ever known. The constant state of disruption we are experiencing mandates a bold new approach to leadership. 

This program is designed to help leaders prepare to navigate a new business landscape where the pace of change is elevating and collaboration is the key ingredient to unleashing the innovation required to compete and win. Supported with cutting edge research and category leading case studies Seth will prepare audience participants today for what is going to be required to compete and thrive tomorrow. 

Attendees of The Future of Work Today will gain: 

  • Deep insights into what’s coming next in the new world of work for leaders at all levels. 
  • Unique perspectives on the macro drivers of change and a deep understanding of how employee’s attitudes and behaviors are evolving. 
  • A new framework to see beyond the fads and more clearly understand the trends certain to impact the business landscape over the coming decade. 

The Shift – Building Next Generation Enterprises for a Next Generation Workforce

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Presenter: Seth Mattison

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For future-focused organizations to succeed in the 21st Century a bold approach to management is needed. An approach where freedom, trust, and experimentation are not only embraced but encouraged. 

The challenge is most organizations today have been constructed upon a model not built for this century. A model based on principles of top-down command and control, centralized power and information. Characteristics not equipped for the dynamic changes happening in the new world of work. 

In this program, Seth offers a fresh perspective and call to action for leadership mavericks and trailblazers at all levels to begin the work of dismantling the rigidly fixed structures holding organizations back from thriving in the new world of work.  

Attendees of The Shift will gain: 

  • Deep insights into the make or break challenges and roadblocks that hold leaders back from unleashing freedom inside the organization.  
  • Fresh perspectives on the changing landscape and management models for developing talent and driving innovation. 
  • Confidence to challenge the status quo and a clear set of guideposts for conducting high-value, low-risk management experiments.  
  • A framework to guide their journey into the new world of work.  

Developing a Distinctive Culture in a Multi-Generational Marketplace

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Presenter: Scott McKain

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While every program is custom-designed specifically for your franchise, Scott engages his audience on the following topic and provides the following takeaways for your attendees:

Your franchise’s culture will always trump your franchise’s strategy – for culture determines how we execute. Yet, in this time of so many diverse generations and cultures working together in our franchises, how do we develop a culture that creates distinction? In this program, Scott helps you develop a game plan that respects our differences – and helps us draw strength from our diversity.

Key takeaways:

  • Why “different” from how we do it doesn’t mean “incorrect” in how it’s done
  • How generational differences can create distinction when we develop an open, accepting organizational culture
  • How to thrive in a workplace with multiple generations, and how to work with people who think differently than you

Standing Out and Moving Up in Times of Change

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Presenter: Scott McKain

While every program is custom-designed specifically for your franchise, Scott engages his audience on the following topic and provides the following takeaways for your attendees:

Change is certainly not a novel phenomenon, but in many ways the pace of change we are currently experiencing is new. How franchises — and individual professionals — deal with the issues of a rapidly changing and highly competitive environment are critical to both future success and current productivity. Scott McKain’s programs will outline how franchises – and the professionals who work for them – should deal with change. And, he offers compelling insights on how to sell, serve, manage and lead…even when the future is uncertain.

Key takeaways:

  • The specific steps you must take to create distinction
  • The Four Cornerstones of Distinction required to stand out and move up in times of change
  • The importance of personal responsibility in creating compelling experiences in today’s culture

The Future of Work is Now – Are You Ready?

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Presenter: Cheryl Cran

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What will leaders and their teams have to do to thrive today and beyond to the year 2020? Today’s challenges include ongoing global change, technological innovation and changing workplace dynamics. 

Employee engagement, creating leaders for the future, attracting and retaining top talent are all elements that are rapidly changing and impacting the way we work and how we need to change to meet the challenges of the future workplace today. 

This keynote will provide researched global business insights, thought-provoking, creative, leading edge ideas and strategies on how leaders can take immediate action to increase team buy in, adaptability and execution NOW as we head towards 2020. 

Cheryl’s style is high energy and interactive, she presents relevant research and her presentations always have fun movie clips and music. Cheryl is well known for delivering the ‘WOW’ Factor. With Cheryl Cran, you are guaranteed to have increased audience engagement, an audience that leaves with easy to implement ideas and are inspired to lead with 2020 vision to build the future workplace today.

  • A look at the trends and technologies shaping the future workplace today 
  • Ideas for leaders and their teams to adapt their personality style and leadership style to the evolving workplace 
  • Tools to use to and the “how” to successfully engage the multiple generations in the workplace 
  • Insights into how leaders need to adapt to the ever-changing reality of worker attitudes and shifting attitudes on loyalty, job satisfaction and how work is done. 
  • Case studies and examples of progressive companies that are on the cutting edge of creating innovative workplaces and creating the template for the workplace of the future 
  • Strategies on how to get everyone on board with the overall vision, build excitement for the company’s direction and create commitment and buy-in to taking action today and for the future.

Lead Change In a Fast Paced and Technological Workplace

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Presenter: Cheryl Cran

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This change leadership keynote is for everyone because “everyone is a leader!” 

Everyone in the workplace is working in times of intense technological innovation and dealing with ongoing change. 

The key is how to inspire and engage everyone to be ‘leaders of change’ and to dynamically increase innovation, collaboration and success for everyone in the company and for the business overall. 

This keynote focuses on how each individual can harness their own inner abilities to lead change and personal leadership in a positive and proactive way. 

This keynote is based on Cheryl’s new book “The Art of Change Leadership” (Wiley 2015)

Attendees will leave this session with: 

 

  • Further insight into how is fast change is impacting the speed of work and how we as leaders need to build adaptability to the new reality 
  • A shifted perspective on how we as individuals can harness positive stress and leverage time in an increasingly fast-paced work environment 
  • A clear understanding of how each generation views change, deals with change and strategies to improve change responses and actions 
  • Insight into their own personal change behaviors and tools to leverage their individual ability to adapt more quickly to ongoing change with a positive approach 
  • Tools to lead change with multiple perspectives including emotional intelligence, generation intelligence and energetic intelligence 
  • Skills to elevate communication in a way that speaks to the higher potential of each individual and creates unprecedented understanding and commitment to change as we move forward 
  • A change leadership ‘journey map’ a guide to follow to lead change beyond the program 

 

 Cheryl’s style is fast-talking, relevant, interactive, high energy with movies and music- the results? 

 Increased audience engagement, easy to put into use ideas and inspired actionable results.

Maximizing Collaboration and Innovation in Multi-Generational Teams

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Presenter: Cheryl Cran

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Generations in the workplace is no longer news; leaders and teams don’t want to hear about what makes the generations different anymore they want to know “HOW” to leverage collaboration and innovation among the multi-generational teams. 

This keynote is tactical and practical and provides examples of different generational approaches to leadership, problem-solving and getting things done. 

Newer research indicates that in the past few years as Gen Y’s/Millenials impact the workplace there is a higher need for valuing the differences of each of the generations and to find ways to work together synergistically. 

This generations keynote provides ideas and strategies on ‘what’ and ‘how’ each individual can increase his or her own ability to leverage generational intelligence to increase innovation and results.

Attendees will leave this session with: 

  • The three things that ALL of the generations want at work
  • How the strengths of each of the generations are absolutely needed for the future of work today
  • Insight and a reminder of the demographics of each of the generations in the workplace and their impact on business
  • How each of the generations leverages technology to achieve work goals
  • Debunking the myths of the stereotypes of the generations
  • Leadership strategies on how to successfully lead each of the generations by adapting to their work style and generational style
  • How to increase success in communication, collaboration and innovation with each of the generations
  • Case studies of high profile companies who have a large Gen Y demographic and what those companies are doing to recruit and retain Gen Y’s
  • Stories of progressive ideas on how to deal with retiring or ‘refiring’ Zoomers, how to encourage reverse mentoring and how to build career plans for Gen X and Y
  • How to leverage evolutionary leadership skills of creativity and innovation when leading multigenerational teams

Cheryl’s style is fast-talking, relevant, interactive, high energy with movies and music- the results? 

Increased audience engagement, easy to put into use ideas and inspired actionable results.

How to Connect with Others, Regardless of Age, Wage or Lifestage

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Presenter: Kelly McDonald

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It’s getting harder and harder to connect with others because there are so many barriers to connection. Technology is our friend, but also our enemy as we have more and more ways to filter out the information and communication we don’t want. So in order to connect with someone, you must learn to tap into relevant beliefs, values or habits. And that can be hard to do when someone is different from you. 

 KEY POINTS:

  • Participants will learn key market segmentations and the values associated with each to better understand customers and coworkers.
  • Special attention will be focused upon key generational segments, African-American, Asian and Hispanic consumers and the importance of relating to different cultures.
  • Attendees will learn about the Four Levels of Acculturation. Best practices from other franchise organizations and specific strategies will be shared to illustrate how you can better connect with others who are different from you. 
  • Best practices from other franchise organizations and specific strategies will be shared to illustrate how you can better connect with others who are different from you. 

 

 

The New Demographics & How They Affect Your Business, Today & Tomorrow

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Presenter: Kelly McDonald

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Now, more than ever, it’s imperative that you understand the changing demographics of the communities and groups you serve. How can you best serve a local community or organization if you don’t know what your community looks like today? This presentation will focus on why changing demographics and diversity are business opportunities and how these changes affect your franchise today and tomorrow. 

KEY POINTS:

  • The four biggest findings from the 2010 Census and what they mean for your franchise right now.
  • Key market segmentations and the values associated with each to better understand customers and coworkers.
  • The differences between generational segments and how the varying wants and needs of generations impacts the service you provide.
  • Common obstacles will be reviewed in order to avoid communication or service mistakes, both internally and externally. Specific strategies for developing effective diversity initiatives will be reviewed.
  • Specific strategies for developing effective diversity initiatives will be reviewed. Do’s and don’ts will be covered. 

 

RAPID RECOVERY – FULL SPEED AHEAD

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Presenter: Vince Poscente

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Is our “pause button economy” eating us alive… or setting us free? New York Times bestselling author, inductee into the Speaker Hall of Fame and Olympian, Vince Poscente has the answer. 

“We will not thrive by ‘coping’ with our present economic situation. Seeking to manage our way to bottom line results is not the way. We will individually and organizationally thrive by embracing and harnessing the speed of change around us.” Vince Poscente 

Now is the time to use Vince Poscente’s against-all-odds Olympic strategy for audiences challenged, overwhelmed and even – scared. Poscente’s invigorating perspective is timely and perfect for groups seeking good news.

THE AGE OF SPEED (SIGNATURE KEYNOTE)

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Presenter: Vince Poscente

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THE AGE OF SPEED (SIGNATURE KEYNOTE) 

Using concepts from his best-selling books, The Age of Speed and The Ant & the Elephant, Vince shares his Olympic experience and the ‘speed’ model that took him from a recreational skier to vying for Gold in speed skiing in 4 short years. Give your audiences an invigorating perspective that reveals:  

  • Innovation at Work – audiences learn how to innovate in any business situation using Poscente’s ‘recreational skier to Olympian in four years’ model. 
  • Competitive Advantages – you will internalize a powerful change in how to compete using the approach “Do what the competition is not willing to do.” 
  • Leadership for the Self – high speed results are possible in cultures that foster an attitude of “Owning the solution.” 
  • Speed of Execution – learn from The Age of Speed’s “Jet Profile” where employees and companies embrace Agility, Aerodynamics and Alignment. 
  • Taking Control – with infectious energy, warmth and humor, Poscente delivers an experience that translates into an empowered audience.

The next 16.572 seconds could change your life! 

Renowned business strategist and New York Times best-selling author, Vince Poscente is a master communicator. He knows how to get an audience’s attention and maintain electrifying energy while providing: 

  • Hands-on tools that you can use immediately 
  • Edge-of-your-seat stories, 135 mph ski videos, heart-pumping music 
  • Take-action-today inspiration 
  • Flat-out-fun with Poscente’s signature wit and wisdom

THE AGE OF SPEED 2

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Presenter: Vince Poscente

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At the core of Poscente’s message about embracing speed is the claim that the continued acceleration of business and life is inevitable. If we cannot stop it, perhaps we should consider putting it to work for us. On a mass scale, we have developed a peculiar love-hate relationship with speed: though we want more, faster, now, we have adopted a mindset that speed is corrosive. In effect, we have decided that though we want speed, we do not like it. Poscente turns that perspective upside down and challenges audiences not to resist acceleration, but instead to turn the momentum of its inevitable rush to their advantage. 

Vince shares the research he did for his New York Times best-selling about how companies and individuals are responding in different ways to the speed of business today.  

  • Jets – very agile companies that harness the speed of business and turn it to their advantage 
  • Bottle Rockets – companies that embrace speed, are going fast but are not smart about it 
  • Zeppelins – companies that resist the speed of business 
  • Balloons – companies that have chosen to live outside the age of speed – they don’t seek it and they don’t need to 

Unraveling the notion that in today’s world we need to slow down, Poscente illustrates why harnessing the power of speed is the ultimate solution for those seeking less stress, less busyness, and more balance. 

Who Benefits: Organizations and individuals that are going through major change at a rapid-fire pace will especially benefit from Vince’s message. 

“Focusing on change alone is a mistake. Let’s redirect our focus on embracing the speed in our more-faster-now culture. You don’t cope with change…you embrace it. What is critical is the next level…not coping with speed but harnessing it. Execution is not about what to do…it is about how to do it…that’s what creates innovative execution.” Vince Poscente 

Speed Can Be Your Greatest Ally!!

Who Moved My Future? Demystifying The Fear Of Change

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Presenter: Michelle Ray, CSP

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“Why is this happening?” “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” “We’ve always done it that way.” Three clichés that have become part of the dialogue when it comes to the topic of change. Learning how to manage ourselves around situations and events that are outside of our control is not as complex as you may think, although the process often necessitates a shift in perspective, readiness to let go of the old and willingness to embrace the new. 

Easier said than done. 

During volatile market conditions, it isn’t unusual for businesses to tighten their collective belts and become even more risk-adverse. Adapting to a rapidly changing business environment is expected, yet many people feel even more afraid. On the other hand, it is equally concerning to lull ourselves into a false sense of security during positive times. As a franchisee, innovative thinking is essential, regardless of the economic climate. 

During this dynamic, interactive and content-rich keynote, your attendees will learn the core reasons behind resistance to change, how to achieve greater levels of acceptance in order to move beyond the “status quo” and ultimately, how to implement and communicate new strategies and approaches for long-term results. 

Expected takeaways for attendees: 

  • Experience Michelle’s 3-step process to managing change 
  • Develop a repertoire of communication skills to achieve buy-in and build rapport 
  • Transform your perspective from negative to positive in the face of change 
  • Address the human side first in the change process i.e. the fear of change and the fear of failure 
  • Learn to anticipate disruption and shifting business trends 
  • Recognize the difference between reacting vs. responding to change 

7 Trends That Will Forever Change Your Business… And Your Life

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Presenter: Daniel Levine

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As a business leader, knowing what is now isn’t enough – you also need to know what will be, or you’re gone. Tomorrow’s world will look vastly different from today’s, so strap on your jetpack and get ready for an exhilarating “advance preview” of the most spectacular and useful tech-driven trends that are guaranteed to shake up your world. In a rollicking presentation packed with keen insights, you will get a “sneak peek” into the contemporary culture of tomorrow – and the changes that are revolutionizing the way you work, live and consume. Daniel will treat you to a glimpse of everything that matters – from the future of ecology, technology, transportation and medicine, to communications, business, and human relationships. And he will put it into perspective and connect the dots so you know what it means for your business. If you aren’t ready for tomorrow’s world you’ll be swallowed up by more nimble competitors. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stay ahead of the game.

Case Study: HVAC/Plumbing Franchise

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Presenter: AniMates

Situation:  

This HVAC/Plumbing franchise system wanted to get all their independent dealers/business owners together to have business-critical sales training. They needed to convey a lot of information over three days, but present it in a way that overcame objections to changing individualized processes for one system of selling.  

Solution:  

We created an AniMated character to emcee and interact during the training who was one of the audience—an independent dealer. He knew all the inside information, how it was for the people in the audience, and why they were resistant to change. He was able to ask the tough questions on their minds and help the trainers make the case for the new training.  

Result:  

The audience had full participation throughout the event, and increased buy-in. They could see how the training would benefit them, and at the same time felt like their objections were known, heard, and acknowledged. 

Change 180°

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Presenter: The O’Shea Report

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Dealing with Change through Humor

The world is changing…fast. Fast enough that by next week, the iPad will be thought of as Amish furniture.

It’s time to laugh about it.

Change 180 takes you on a hilarious journey through the ups and downs of dealing with change. Through motivational humor, The O’Sheas help audiences feel less defensive about change, put their minds at ease, and open their minds to progress.

The O’Sheas will help your audience laugh as they examine:

  • From the 50s to Today:  the constantly changing times we live in.
  • Generational styles, from Boomers to Gen Y – how to communicate across generational differences.
  • Keeping up to date on the latest business books with “Change Flavor of the Month.”
  • The ups and downs of the modern “Conference Call.”

Woven throughout the funny keynote is messaging about how to deal with change effectively. The O’Sheas will encourage your attendees to:

  • Reframe: How looking at a situation from a different point of view can change the emotional context in a positive way.
  • Communicate: How to talk to someone who resists change…even if you embrace it.
  • Support each other: How teamwork and having a support system is essential to help get you through challenging times.

Packed with humor and insightful tips, this keynote is ideal for organizations looking for a lighthearted way to deal with the heavy topic of change.

The Progress Challenge: Stop, BOP and Roll Program

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Presenter: Dean Lindsay

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Finding Progress in these times of change requires new processes, heightened performance, and traveling untrodden paths.

Dean Lindsay’ Stop, BOP and Roll program, offers the three keys to staying confident and productive through the necessary process of Finding Progress in Change.

Key # 1: Stop… …Beating Yourself (and Others) Up. …Blaming Others and Holding on to the Past. …Procrastinating! …Letting feelings of the moment get in the way. …Changing and start Progressing.

Key # 2: BOP – Be Open to PROGRESS.

Key # 3: Roll… with the Opportunities