Tag Archive: franchisee speakers

SPEAK!’s Top 10 Under 10 – Updated!

Whether you’re a growing franchise system with a moderate speaker budget, OR one interested in utilizing additional speakers for specific session objectives, SPEAK! is often asked about the quality of speaker available for an investment of $10,000. There are some terrific options! Presenters with relevant, actionable content, engaging delivery, authentic inspirational messages AND not a…

Speakers Who Have Been Franchisees Recap plus one MORE! – TJ Schier

Over the last few weeks, we’ve featured speakers that have been or are franchisees, because they create a unique and instant connection with a franchisee audience. Following is a recap of those 4 speakers, plus one more—TJ Schier. He’s currently a multi-unit franchisee and his session at the 2015 National Restaurant Association Show was rated…

Dennis Snow Refocuses Franchisees on the Customer Experience: What Happens When Cinderella Takes a Coffee Break?

  Dennis Snow encourages us to ask ourselves: How much of our focus (and time), our franchisees’ focus (and time) and their employees’ focus (and time) is spent fine-tuning goals, processes and tasks? What if we turned our lens around? What if we refocused and peered through the lens of our customers? Every detail of…

The Day the Lights Went Out – Healthy Franchise Relations Tip #100

This week we are celebrating the 100th Healthy Franchise Relationships Tip from Greg Nathan!  We consistently get great feedback from so many folks in the North American franchise community on these pithy, insightful and thought provoking ‘Tips’.  Quite often, franchisors write in and let us know how they have used a particular tip to stimulate…

When a Franchisee Calls – Greg Nathan Tip #81

This month’s tip from international Franchise Relations thought leader, Greg Nathan, dives into the critical value of an up-to-date and easy-to-access operations manual. In the article below, Greg suggests six great questions to ask yourself when evaluating your system’s operations manual. Before we dive into this month’s tip, here’s a quick update on Greg’s 2014…

We Need to Talk…It's About Your Chronic Procrastination

Okay, I have to admit, I’ve been procrastinating on a big project. In fact, what I have been pushing off is sitting down and organizing our blog posts for the next few months.  So this morning, while actively procrastinating (see above and insert ‘email’ for ‘internet’) I sent my good friend Lee Plave a note…

Helping Your Franchisees Succeed! – Frantopia 2013 Franchisee Business Summit

Our good friends at Franchise Business Review have created an amazing event designed specifically to help franchisees grow their businesses – FRANTOPIA’s 2013 Franchisee Business Summit! This event will be held in Chicago on June 13-14 and I can tell you, if this had been available to me when I was a franchisee, I would…

Alright Mr. Hazard, I'm Ready for My Close-Up!

I certainly hope I'm not as creepy as Norma Desmond from Sunset Boulevard, but I WAS equally excited to get in front the camera with Troy Hazard for some major franchise talk! One of my favorite topics that Troy talks about as a franchise speaker is “Truth or Fear”.  He explains one of his many…

Social Influence for Non-Social Franchisees

This week’s blog post comes from Ford Saeks, a Business Growth and Internet Marketing specialist and SPEAK! team member.  Ford helps franchisees find, attract and keep more customers through innovative local area marketing and social media strategies that are profit generating and easy-to-implement!   How important it is for franchisees to engage in their local ‘social’…

Leadership by CHOICE, by Lou Heckler

This isn’t the first time (and certainly not the last) that you will find SPEAK! mentioning Lou Heckler!  We think so much of Lou’s invaluable message and the heartfelt way he personally engages his audiences, we officially made him part of the SPEAK! team.  Check out Lou’s recent article on Leadership by CHOICE. Oh, and…