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Volume 1, Issue 28
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Dan Thurmon, CSP, CPAE



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Off Balance On Purpose


Dan Thurmon, CSP, CPAE, is the perfect choice to kickoff or close any franchise conference through his unique combination of both an essential message and a show-stopping performance. Through is signature keynote, ‘Off Balance on Purpose’, Dan enables franchisees and franchisors to see past their current obstacles, reconnect to their passion for their business, and initiate changes to become more successful. Specifically, they will learn how to utilize systems, manage focus, inspire teams, and align personal and professional efforts for maximum results. They will also have a fantastic time while they learn! Want your franchisees to leave your annual meeting recommitted to the success of their business and empowered by strategies to embrace uncertainty and create their own success? Dan’s your man!




Kwik Tip


This week’s Kwik Tip is really a Kwik Tool – it’s the Q-2 edition of SPEAK!’s Franchise Industry Events Calendar! We’ve been busy collecting new events and updates and there are many great new franchise industry events that have been announced since we published our last edition (December 2013). Be sure and check it out for the most current opportunities to connect with valued friends and colleagues in the franchise community.  

A few of the great new events that have been added include: FranConnect’s FranConnection, Faegre Baker Daniel’s Franchise Summit, and IFX’s Supplier Summit, all in August. Fisher Zucker and Fishman PR has added their not to be missed Springboard Conference in September. Be on the lookout in our next edition for another great event created by Lane and the team at Fisher Zucker – the SunC! And the team of Ingage Consulting and Tortal have shifted the Franchise Training Summit’s dates to November 4 & 5, 2014.

If you have a franchise industry event that you’d like to include in our next edition (published on 7/1/14), please send the details including dates and location to Aletha@FranchiseSpeakers.com and we’ll get it added. Deadline for submissions is June 15, 2014!


More soon..




Katrina Mitchell

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Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014


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What Dan’s Clients Say About Him


“Dan, I was so impressed with your attention to detail, listening skills during our times together and final presentation. You hit a home run with us! I believe the reason you did such a fantastic job was your personal desire to get to know what we really wanted from you. Your ability to weave what you learned during our meetings and your trip with one of our consultants in the field really helped build up your credibility with our field staff. You had a perfect balance between entertainment and education.”


Mark G. Moraitakas




We have restaurants in 33 countries around the world and we host a Global Conference every two years. Our most recent conference was last October and Dan Thurmon presented a keynote to our group of over 300. I can’t tell you how incredible this gentleman is…I’ve been around a number of years and have heard presentations from some of the most noted speakers, experts and leaders in the country and I was overwhelmed by Dan’s keynote. He combined feats of physical daring while delivering the most incredible…on target message of how to manage what is really important in your business as well as personal life. His presentation was spot on the money and would have been outstanding even if he gave it without his “props”…I won’t give away his secrets but I personally guarantee he will have your team, audience, crowd etc on their feet and moved to action. If you want to motivate, inform, educate, entertain and deliver a presentation that your team will not forget and will talk about for many years…by all means pick Dan to “deliver the difference” for you. Our franchisees, vendors, company management and support teams still fondly recall his message and method.”


Ken Meyers, President

Romacorp, Inc.



“Dan was incredible!!!! The managers, staff and Owner Operators couldn’t stop talking the session. I was looking for learning and motivation in an environment that would not be boring .Dan delivered exactly that. The juggling, unicycle, acrobatics and the handstand on the podium were all tied to the learning. It was a home run!”


Jim Mulcahy, Training Director





What Our Clients Say About Us!



“SPEAK! made finding the perfect speaker for our annual Spring Meeting SO EASY! Katrina listened to what we wanted to accomplish and quickly presented us with the perfect options to choose from. I felt confident from the start that we would have a first-rate speaker to really support both our franchisees and our vendor partners. As a conference planner with so many details to manage, I loved SPEAK!’s proactive checklist and timeline — logistically, they were amazing to work with. The entire experience couldn’t have been easier nor produced better results and I’d recommend Katrina and her team at SPEAK! to any franchise company looking for outside talent!”


Karen Cady, Conference & Event Director




“We worked with SPEAK! to find the right keynote speakers for our recent franchise convention and loved how easy they made the process for us. I very much appreciate that the speakers they helped us secure understood franchising, were easy to work with and did their homework to genuinely connect with our franchisees. We look forward to working with Katrina and her team for our next event!”


Adam Stiles, Director of Operations & Support

City Wide Franchise Co.



“We love working with SPEAK! They made it all so easy and we really appreciate how they helped us manage the speaker process with their proactive systems. We have already started working with them to find another great speaker for 2015 and we just finished our 2014 event!”


Lynn Chapman, Regional Director of Field Operations & Event Manager
Showhomes Franchise Corporation



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