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Volume 4, Issue 37

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’10 Under 10′


We are often asked by growing franchise systems with moderate speaker budgets about the quality of speaker they can get for an investment of $10,000 or under. SPEAK! has found some great, franchise-savvy options so this week, we’re not sending you one clip, but 10!


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Rick Lewis’ “Intelligent Misbehavior”


1.     Rick Lewis, Professional Misbehavor https://www.franchisespeakers.com/speakers/rick-lewis-2/  $9,500/$1,500 Flat Travel Fee, Travels from Vancouver, BC


2.     Ford Saeks, Business Growth/Accountability Success https://www.franchisespeakers.com/speakers/ford-saeks/ – $9,700/Travel based on expenses, Travels from Wichita, KS

3.     Scott Greenberg, Mastering the Franchisee Mindset https://www.franchisespeakers.com/speakers/scott-greenberg/ – $7,500 to $10,000/Travel based on expenses, Travels from Los Angeles, CA

4.     Gerry O’Brion – What Big Brands Know! https://www.franchisespeakers.com/speakers/gerry-obrion/$7,500/Travel based on Expenses/Travels from Denver, CO

5.     Dean Lindsay, Be Progress! https://www.franchisespeakers.com/speakers/dean-lindsey/$7,500 – $9,500/Travel based on expenses, Travels from Dallas, TX

6.     David Lewis – Putting your Franchise On the Fast Track! https://www.franchisespeakers.com/speakers/david-lewis-cfe/   $7,500/Travel based on expenses, Travels from Oklahoma City, OK

7.     TJ Schier, Moving Service from Extra Ordinary to EXTRAORDINARY!
https://www.franchisespeakers.com/speakers/tj-schier/  $9,000/Travel based on expenses, Travels from Dallas, TX

8.     Gina Schreck, CSP, Social Media Marketing Expert https://www.franchisespeakers.com/speakers/gina-schreck-csp/  $8,500 – $9,000/$1,000 Flat Travel Fee, Travels from Denver, CO

9.     The Leading Edge – Carol Grannis and Cindy Maher https://www.franchisespeakers.com/speakers/leading-edge/  $10,000/$2,000 Flat Travel Fee, Travel from Connecticut and Minnesota

10.   Ross Bernstein, The Champion’s Code https://www.franchisespeakers.com/speakers/ross-bernstein/ $10,000 – $15,000/$1,000 Flat Travel Fee, Travels from Minneapolis, MN



Kwik Tip


Alan Parisse’s Speaking Intensive! 


Have you had the urge to hone your professional presentation skills and learn how to more effectively get your message, knowledge, and passion across to any size audience?   


Or have you thought about helping your leadership team, directors, managers and business consultants prepare to communicate more authentically and effectively with your franchisees at annual franchise conventions or regional roadshows? 


If you responded ‘yes’, to either of these questions, we have found the perfect solution for you – Alan Parisse’s Speaking Intensive!


I recently decided to polish my own professional presentation skills and enrolled in Alan’s innovative program and was I ever impressed with both the process and the results. 


Alan promised to broaden our range as presenters and through his unique coaching approach and ‘secret sauce’ gleaned from 30 plus years as a professional speaker, I can attest that each of the 7 participants grew by leaps and bounds in two short days.


“Audiences crave authenticity. Real people delivering substantive messages that resonate. That’s what changes minds and creates action.” – Alan Parisse


Real People, Real Messages, Real Results.


Designed specifically for business professionals interested in getting themselves across more fully to any size audience with authenticity, humor and heart, The Speaking Intensive is a jam-packed two-day program offered as a public program in Denver, CO or as a custom, program that can be delivered on-site to an organization’s leadership and management teams. 


Here’s a short interview with Alan talking about his remarkable program and what makes it so unique:


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The next Speaking Intensive is around the corner and if you are interested in sharpening & polishing your presentation skills at any level, I encourage you not to miss the last opportunity in 2014 to work with Alan and his talented co-coach, Lisa Casden.  


November 6 & 7, 2014

Denver, CO


And if your system is going through a large change initiative, consider Alan’s franchise specific program “Get your Story Straight!”. This program is designed to help franchisor leadership teams convey their message with the polish and nuances needed to enroll the entire system – right down to the front-line staff. 


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In this program, Alan will teach each member of the franchise leadership team how to convey the same message, with consistency and in their own voice. Powerful stuff!



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Do you help your team members by offering professional presentation skills coaching before asking them to communicate with your franchisees?  


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Partner Post

You invest a lot of money in training…


Is it driving real-world business results?

Are your people using what you’re creating?  

Is your training improving employee and franchisee performance?

Are you being effective? 


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Tortal’s Training & Development Summit is a one-of-a-kind, interactive, peer-to-peer leaning exchange and it’s around the corner – November 4 & 5, 2014 in Charlotte, NC


In this content-rich 2-day program, leaders in franchise training will learn how to:

  • Increase training usage 
  • Build an effective training program
  • Measure your training’s impact
  • Gain buy-in on your training program
  • Demonstrate the value associated with your training program
  • Leverage training to drive business results
  • Incorporate innovations in mobile and gamification
  • Effectively structure your training program


For more information visit the Training & Development Website.



EARLY BIRD PRICING for Tortal’s Training & Development Summit

$699/attendee & $899/supplier!

Don’t delay – early bird pricing ends 10/3!


The event is at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and there will be a special event on the track the first evening, along with a traditional Southern dinner.


You’ll meet with peers, develop valuable relationships, and share and learn best practices from other training professionals and executives.  


Mark Your Calendar!

November 4 & 5, 2014

Charlotte, NC


More soon…




Katrina Mitchell

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Published on Thursday, October 2, 2014


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What Clients Say About Rick!


Rick Lewis is an absolute ’15’ out of ’10’. The fact that he really takes his audience off-guard and then delivers a truly powerful message made the lessons stick. I was personally struck by how Rick’s act demonstrated for all of us the importance of not taking situations at face value and taking the time to dig down a little deeper and find the root of what’s causing the behavior. I can’t just use one word to describe Rick’s session – I have to use two and they are “HONEST” and “REAL”. Rick enters your life in a way you don’t expect and you’re suddenly confronted with these powerful principals by an authentically real and honest person. I think this puts Rick in and extraordinary position to make his point. A powerful experience for anyone in any franchise organization.” 

Brian Vaughn, CEO of Nearly Famous, Burger King Multi-Unit Franchisee & Vice Chairman of the Burger King National Franchisee Association 

“Rick Lewis took our association leaders on a fabulously entertaining journey. His connection with the group was authentic, real and meaningful which was evidenced by that fact that no one wanted to leave the room when the evening was over! The combination of surprise, engaging entertainment and a valuable message was outstanding. I’d highly recommend Rick to any franchise group looking for something extraordinary and meaningful at the same time.” 

Kristi Keith, VP Marketing Communications, National Association Management Group on Rick’s session for the Coalition of Franchisee Associations annual meeting 

“Rick Lewis provided the most captivating, engaging and eye popping performance I have seen in my 30 years of conference presentations. Even more impressive was his deep insight into human behavior, the culture we align to, its blessings and its curse. Using excerpts from his book, “7 Rules You Were Born to Break”, Rick broke down obstacles to taking risks, gave inspiration to “stand out”, to be you and be different; and even taught a few men how to stop and ask for directions when in need of help. I have read it through twice now and will borrow heavily from the work in my leadership journey. I am forever changed! Hire Rick and get the book. You will not be disappointed. You are missing out if you don’t!” 

John C. Miller, President & CEO 
Taco Bueno Restaurants LP



“Rick Lewis provides the stories and experience that give us what we are always searching for in organizations: new and innovative ways to show people their own behavior so that they can have that ‘aha’ moment that shifts their personal paradigm. Rick’s gift is humor, humility and an uncanny access to human beings and the barriers in our ability to work together effectively. I recommend his book to managers, business owners and every individual who is open to learning from a totally new vantage point.” 

Dorothy Stingley 
Franchise Owner & Operator 


“To say the group enjoyed it would be an understatement. To this day, folks still tell me how he was the best performer and speaker they have ever seen.” 

Tom Ferris, Corporate Meeting Director
Schwan’s Foods



“Thank you so much for appearing at out President’s Banquet! Your performance is still being talked about by our members. The waiter routine was a big hit with our group of foodies and I appreciate the professional manner in which you conducted your show. As if the waiter routine was not enough, our group really enjoyed your stage performance, especially the unicycle. They had a great time! I would also like to express my appreciation to you regarding keeping the evening moving. Not only was your performance outstanding, you intuition regarding timing of the evening and the mood of the audience was right on. I will always keep you in mind for future events with out company.” 

Tony Butler, Executive VP 
Society for Food Management


What Our Clients Say About Us!


“Working with SPEAK! is an absolute pleasure in every way.  They listen carefully and provide the perfect solutions to meet our learning objectives, timing and budget.  We consider Katrina and the entire SPEAK! team a valued partner in helping us help our franchisees succeed.  If you are a franchisor and are not working with SPEAK!, you should be!every way.  They listen carefully and provide the perfect solutions to meet our learning objectives, timing and budget.  We consider Katrina and the entire SPEAK! team a valued partner in helping us help our franchisees succeed.  If you are a franchisor and are not working with SPEAK!, you should be!”


Heather Lane, VP of Training and Development, FOCUS Brands



“SPEAK!’s expertise really shines through. For the third year in a row, we put our trust in Katrina’s knowledge of great franchise speakers and successful franchise conventions. That expertise coupled with her knowledge and understanding of our culture and our brand really paid off. I can’t think of anything they could have done better!”


Rob Weddle, COO

The Cleaning Authority



“SPEAK! has helped us hit a home run with our annual franchise Reunion speakers three years in a row! They helped me move quickly to find the perfect speaker and kept us on track through the entire process. We rely on SPEAK! as a trusted partner in helping us create a great experience for our franchisees and I really appreciate that we don’t have to worry about the speaker element of our event in any way – from overall fit, to preparedness, to seamless management of the logistical details, SPEAK! nails it for us every time!”


Alex Bingham, Senior VP Operations

The Little Gym International



When I make an investment in a speaker, we get one shot; it’s a sizable investment in what could be a HUGE miss. As it turns out, working with SPEAK! was one of the best decision of my professional career! Katrina’s guidance and expertise took the guesswork out of the process, and ensured that my investment was a HUGE HIT instead. The value the speakers brought to the conference was incredible. Almost all of our franchisees came up to us and said, “This is by far the best conference we have ever had!” and they are a pretty discerning bunch. There isn’t anything SPEAK! could have done better – and we’re already looking forward to working with them next year!”


Allan Young, CEO, ShelfGenie Franchise Systems, LLC



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