Category Archives: Franchise Tools

Most Requested Franchise Breakout Topics for 2018

As a franchise speakers bureau, we spend most of our days talking to franchisors about their conference and conventions…with the goal of helping make them as effective as possible through utilizing outside speakers. So often this discussion centers around breakout sessions where critical learning provides takeaways for franchisee success. In hopes of helping franchisors with…

Top Twelve Most Requested Franchise Keynote Topics for 2018

We received so many responses and thank-yous for last week’s Top 40 Breakout Topics for 2018 that we pulled together the Top 12 Most Requested Keynote Topics for 2018. Enjoy!!! We hope this spurs some ideas on your end. Please share your ideas and feedback with us and we’ll continue to create franchise convention lists…

Ways to Increase Attendance & Engagement at Your Franchise Convention

We just had to share the latest blog post from our friends at Meeting Expectations. We love their work and they share such great information that helps everyone who plans franchise conferences and events.  “Transforming a brand vision into fruitful franchise convention success takes a carefully laid out plan. From budget to timing, registration, and…

Just 1 Easy Step to Choosing Your Next Awesome Franchise Speaker

Finding a perfect speaker match for your next event SHOULD be easy. But perhaps your event planning team’s process is time-consuming. Maybe it looks something like this: googling speakers by topic or looking into those suggested by your franchise team—often finding, after checking sources, that they are somewhat or even wildly out of your budget…

Spark Theme Ideas for Your Next Conference!

With 2018 approaching a halfway point, many of you have your 2018 events in the rearview mirror or will very soon. So over here at SPEAK!, conversations with our franchise clients are turning more and more to 2019 events. Following those exploratory conversations, several times I’ve sent out SPEAK!’s Franchise Conference Theme Ideas, as a…

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…

Wait, is it 2019 already? SPEAK!’s Franchise Convention Planning Checklist & Timeline

This week, Debbie and I spent a wonderful chunk of time reconnecting with franchisor clients to begin conversations about their next event. And BAM….2019 is here already! For some, 2018 conventions are in the rear-view mirror and being evaluated, as the focus has shifted (for the talented and organized event planning team) to 2019 events….

Fabulous Franchise Convention Ideas from your Peers!

Are you or a team member in the midst of planning your 2018 convention or conference? We understand both the significant franchisor investment, as well as the once a year opportunity to enhance franchise unity and to jump-start franchisee growth for your system. Based on the stakes, would it be helpful to have a bulleted…

Franchise Business Review: The Missing Piece of Your Corporate Culture

We just ran across this thought-provoking article from Franchise Business Review, entitled, The Missing Piece of Your Corporate Culture. Without giving it away, 😊 here’s a quote included in the article, from the Harvard Business Review about the role of emotions in culture: “Countless empirical studies show the significant impact of emotions on how people…

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…