Author Archives: Katrina Mitchell

Greg Nathan’s Healthy Franchise Relationships 2-Minute Tip – Lessons from Wise Mums

As we’ve been reflecting on mother’s during the past week, I wanted to share Greg Nathan’s article he sent out late last week about the mums in his life. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did… Lessons from Wise Mums “In 2012 we decided not to renew the lease on our offices…

AB Bourke: Leading, Communicating & Executing at Mach 2

Last week was a wonderfully busy one and at one point I mentioned to Team SPEAK! that I felt like I was in Class IV Rapids (not quite up to Class VI 😊…but “expert” level for sure). We can all relate to that, I think. So, what happens when we’re called upon to lead, communicate…

24 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Speaker Investment!

Regardless of your overall franchise convention budget, we get it, choosing to allocate dollars for an outside speaker, is a big deal. It’s an investment, and it needs to pay dividends. Through the years, SPEAK! has compiled tips, through watching wild successes, as well as marginal results at times, to help franchisors get the most…

Headline: Game Changing Idea Suffocated by “Busy-ness”

“There will always be more good ideas than there is capacity to execute.” – Chris McChesney Are you living this truth?!!? I know we are over here at SPEAK! 😊 As the lead author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution, Chris McChesney was one of the primary developers of these principles…and they are transforming franchise…

3 Factors of Franchisee Success: Scott Greenberg

I sat down with one of our most booked and most loved franchise speakers, Scott Greenberg not long ago to talk about the keys to a successful franchisee. He talked about three factors and #3 may surprise you… If this message sounds like something that may fit as a game changer for your franchisees, let…

Something Bold, something New, something WOW and something Woo!

Have you ever considered a personalized, animated, interactive emcee to ramp up the energy during your next franchise convention? Maybe not, but see what AniMates by Live Spark can deliver…. Interacting real time at your event, AniMates create an engaging and WOW experience unlike any your audience has seen. As a co-emcee, they use humor…

When Your Keynote Speaker Fits Your Franchise Culture Like a Glove

My title is Chief Match Maker. 😊 So for me, it’s more than just suggesting any skilled professional speaker to keynote at our Client’s franchise convention. In addition to: 1) franchise event learning objectives matching speaker content, 2) a speaker being franchise savvy, 3) passing the no-Diva test, and 4) fitting the Client’s investment level,…

Greg Nathan: Franchisee Wheel of Excellence

Last week, Greg Nathan was stateside and spent the day with one of our franchise clients (with more to come this week) talking franchise relationships, as he does so profoundly. A member of Team SPEAK!, who had not had the privilege of seeing Greg live, was able to attend. Hearing her bubble over this morning…

Could a ‘Cell Phone Daycare’ be the answer for 100% engagement at your next event?

This week I was talking to our wonderful friends over at FOCUS Brands and don’t you know, the “Cell Phone Daycare’ came up! Though some of the names have changed over at FOCUS Brands, the ‘Cell Phone Daycare’ lives on! Here’s the original story from 2013. Enjoy… “We are always on the lookout for the…

Seth Mattison: Every Generation Has Its Own Story

“Every generation has its own story.” Seth’s research, intuition and personalized message inspire an understanding and respect that builds meaningful relationships… relationships that can transform the culture of a franchise system AND connect with customers authentically. Because, as Seth says, “deals get done in relationships”. On stage, Seth is energetic, passionate and uses humor brilliantly to…