Category Archives: Interviews

Troy Hazard: Create A More Meaningful Pre-Program Speaker Call

Once chosen (we’d love to help 😊), the success of your convention keynote speaker is hugely affected by your pre-program call with him/her, weeks prior to your event! Keynote speaker and consultative franchise partner, Troy Hazard, recently sat down with Katrina and shared his experience-driven strategy for making the pre-program call between a franchise leadership…

John Francis: Could you benefit from an advisory board?

Dear friend, keynote speaker, workshop/breakout trainer, franchise guru/consultant, strategic advisor and all-around nice and fantastically fun guy, John Francis (not sure which of his hats you know best 😊), was interviewed recently about the value of advisory boards within a franchise system. I saw it land in my inbox, listened and thought it could be…

Laura Stack Tip: Eliminating Low Value Business Activities

Are you providing services or products your clients do not want, need or value? I found this recent video from Laura Stack, ‘Eliminating Low Value Business Activities’, thought-provoking. Laura is a phenomenal speaker and trainer on the subject of productivity. I thought her words might be interesting for you as well! Cheers to saving time and…

Why Use an Emcee for Your Franchise Event?

Franchise expert, business leader, professional speaker, Troy Hazard, recently sat down with me to talk about the value of emcees at a franchise event. If you’re in the midst of the planning process for your event and would like to consider the idea of an emcee, let’s explore the possibilities. This could also be a…

Sitting Down with Ford Saeks: Internet Marketing Expert & Business Growth Specialist

One of our all-time favorite speakers here at SPEAK!, Ford Saeks, recently sat down with me to talk about franchise growth—and as always, I came away with more than a few valuable tidbits. Ford Saeks Video Series Our conversation includes the following topics:  A Passion for Franchises Engagement: A Key Driver in Franchise Success Shortening…

Tips on Setting Your Franchise Convention Speakers Up for Success – Part 1

In this three part video series, Troy Hazard and I chat about some simple things franchisors can do to set their professional speakers up for success. We split some great ideas up into three key areas covering: The pre-program preparation that best enables your speaker to fully customize their session and meet your desired learning…

Why Franchising? You Don’t Need to Invent the Wheel to Make Money Selling It

Scott Greenberg opened his first Edible Arrangement franchise ten years ago in California (where competition is fierce) with great success, opened another 2 years ago, and also happens to be a 22-year motivational speaker. It’s incredibly valuable to have Scott on the SPEAK! roster because of his unique position of being a veteran speaker/trainer and…