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Beacon Technology – What is it and will it work for your event?

Texts. Alerts. Social Media. We use them for our personal use and now they are prevalent in conferences, as well. Conference apps are becoming more and more common. Our event management friends at Meeting Expectations, are on top of conference technology. We found their article about how technology is becoming increasingly popular at conferences interesting,…

Women in Franchising – Cheers!

As I read so many posts and articles last week on #InternationalWomensDay, I reflected on the franchise community, which includes and is led by so very many strong, smart female executives. And then there are female franchise owners. I ran across this list of the Top 50 Franchises for Women in 2017, published by one…

Plan for a Healthier, More Profitable Franchise System: eBook from Franchise Business Review!

We saw this valuable 2018 planning tool, provided by our friends at Franchise Business Review and hoped that you saw it as well. But just in case, we wanted to pass it along.. This one-year plan for creating a healthier, more profitable system is a must-have. Commit to making one change each month to achieve…

Save on Recruiting Costs with Video Interviews!

I ran across the following article by Peter Capodice from Capodice & Associates on the use of video interviewing to reduce recruiting costs (by nearly 50% they estimate!). I thought it was excellent and wanted to pass it along!  Video Interviews as a Phone Screening Alternative Top talent are more mobile than ever thanks to…

HOW TO Deliver a WOW Opening Speech at Your Franchise Convention – Patricia Fripp FREE Webinar Opportunity

Would you love to take your next annual convention’s opening “State of the Franchise System” address from good to great? (OR from great to outdoing last year?) SPEAK! is excited to partner with Patricia Fripp, world renown professional speech and executive presentations skills coach, to bring a FREE webinar to our franchise exec team friends…

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…

Greg Nathan: North America 2016 -2017 Dates! Make Plans?

The majority of you are familiar with Greg Nathan, Founder of the Franchise Relationships Institute (FRI). Perhaps you’ve seen him at IFA, worked with him at some point in your franchise career or read, Profitable Partnerships or another of Greg’s tactical books. He’s synonymous with helping systems build healthy franchise relationships and strong cultures. We frequently…

Updated SPEAK! 2016 Franchise Industry Events Calendar

Hello industry friends, Could it be that we’re over half way through 2016? I hope you’re thriving this summer, both professionally and personally. As the 3rd quarter has begun, it’s time to send out an updated version of our 2016 SPEAK! Franchise Industry Events Calendar for your use—feel free to pass it along! I look…

Where will your next conference theme come from?

A. It will surface as a logical progression during your previous event. B. A brilliant suggestion from a team member. C. A divinely inspired dream! D. None of the above. If you answered D or you’re second guessing the validity of A, B or C, read on! Most likely a fantastic convention theme is produced…

Which is More Important to Success, Intelligence or Attitude?

A dear friend sent this article along to me the first week of January—it has stuck with me, surfacing nearly every day while considering my business, my contribution and our team. That’s a great indicator that I should pass it along as well! With all that’s written as a new year begins about goal setting…