Category Archives: Franchise Events

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…

Rory Vaden Helps Franchisors Multiply Time at IFA!

Rory Vaden received rave reviews after his Mini Sunday Super-Session and our phone hasn’t stopped ringing! “Everything you know about time management is wrong.” What?!?! Intrigued? Check out Rory’s TEDx Talk: How to Multiply Your Time. If you don’t have the time (😉) to watch it now, save the link somewhere to view later. It’ll…

WOW…IFA was fantastic, wasn’t it?!

(read in Dr. Seuss cadence please) …whether in a hallway or lobby, an escalator or elevator, …whether at a roundtable or super session, a meal or cocktail party, …whether walking to or from the convention center, the ladies room or men’s…whoops! 🙂 It was an absolute pleasure to meet new industry friends and deepen relationships…

Healthier Franchise Relationships with Greg Nathan

Have you considered helping your team take their healthy franchise relationships skills to the next level by working with the international thought leader, Greg Nathan and his team at the Franchise Relationships Institute? Maybe it’s been on your ‘wish list’ but the stars have not yet aligned to make it happen? Well, here’s your chance…

Where Are You in the 2018 Event Planning Process?

For the vast majority of our franchisor friends, 2018 convention planning is in the works. Perhaps the planning feels methodical, in control and exciting—but maybe the many details are looming in the background, creating a feeling that a frantic pace may be just around the corner. Being a part of franchise event planning for several…

Grateful to be Within the Franchise Community at the FaegreBD Summit

While at the FaegreBD Summit, Hurricane Harvey was relentlessly submerging Houston in flood waters, and several franchisors were receiving news from their Houston area franchisees—both with incredible needs and with stories of heroism. And as I’m writing, many other franchisors and franchisees in Florida and the southeast are bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Irma….

SPEAK!’s Top Twelve Most Requested Keynote Topics

Would it be helpful to see a list of popular franchise keynote topics for help in your 2018 event planning? Well, we created our SPEAK!’s Top Twelve Most Requested Keynote Topics, for just that purpose! And we’re currently in the process of gathering 2017 information as well and will update it at year’s end. So…

See you at the FaegreBD Franchise Summit on 8/30-31?

SPEAK! is super excited and honored to be involved with the Faegre Baker Daniels’ annual Franchise Summit again this year. It’s such a unique and valuable event, bringing together the best and brightest in franchising for two days of meaningful dialogue (and fun!!)—nothing like it! We hope to see you there, but if your plans…

WHERE to Next? Meeting Destination Tips!

We were talking to our friend Marcus Johnson, from the Reno/Tahoe Convention Visitor’s Bureau about franchise convention destinations the other day and he mentioned a great article from the Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) that we thought we’d pass along. Leverage your Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) or Destination Management Organization (DMO) to Make Your…

Was My Franchise Convention a Wild Success?!?

Here’s Part 3 of SPEAK’s series with tips for creating Fantastic Franchise Conventions! In January, I again had the wonderful opportunity to co-facilitate (with Marcus Johnson, Reno/Tahoe Visitors Bureau) a Business Solutions Roundtable at IFA and listened to some of the most successful franchisors talk about their convention successes. Here’s Part 3 of our series…