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Taking the Message Home

By Karen Harris | Aug 12, 2019 | Comments Off

 

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How do some organizations take a 90-minute keynote from an annual event and turn it into an opportunity for teams to continue an elevated conversation and leverage what they’ve learned long after they’ve left the venue? The answer is easy! Send them home with something tangible!

In recent years we are seeing more and more companies expand on their annual or semi-annual events by either sending a keynote speaker’s book home with every audience member, or scheduling an in-depth, post-event training opportunity so that their team members can then do a deep-dive into the lessons learned from the stage. 

What they’ve found? Higher retention. Stronger results. More collaboration. And an adoption of strategies and tools that dramatically increase productivity, profitability, and team retention – all at a very low cost per person. 

With a book – like Mike Walsh’s new book, The Algorithmic Leader: How to Be Smart When Machines Are Smarter Than You or Dan Thurmon’s book, Off Balance on Purpose: Embrace Uncertainty and Create a Life You Loveevent participants find they have a reference guide where they can take on learning at a new level, dog-ear their favorite passages, and use it as a springboard for round-table discussions during productivity meetings. 

With a post event course or offering such as Mike Rayburn’s What If ChallengeorVinh Giang’s Creating Communication MAGIC workshopteam members fuel what they’ve learned already with a chance to interactively learn at a higher level with more connectivity, participation, and adoption of strategies because of the more one-on-one engagement. 

We love events and conferences for the grand scale they often provide. A chance to network and connect outside of the work environment. To listen to amazing speakers and get drawn into themes that set the tone for tremendous change and personal and professional growth. To be part of an experience bigger than everyday business. It’s exciting and fun, and yes – sometimes exhausting. 

Most keynotes speakers share with their audiences to just take what they can from their time together. Find a tidbit, a tool, a strategy, or a solution that they can take back after the event is over. Trying to retain it all is tough – almost impossible – despite rapid note-taking! 

That’s why I love this strategy of layering the learning and taking the message home for audiences. It’s clever, powerful, and a small investment that turns into incredible returns for organizations. 

Want to learn more? Call my team. We’re happy to help!

Mike Rayburn: Become A Virtuoso - Elite Performance Mastery

By Mike Rayburn | Aug 07, 2019 | Comments Off

Learn more about Mike Rayburn

Embrace the Unfamiliar – Vinh Giang

By Vinh Giang | Jul 31, 2019 | Comments Off

Learn more about Vinh Giang here!

The present is all we get – Dan Thurmon

By Dan Thurmon | Jul 24, 2019 | Comments Off

Learn more about Dan Thurmon and Off Balance On Purpose!

Turn Challenges into Accomplishments

By Chris Bashinelli | Jul 16, 2019 | Comments Off

Learn more about Chris Bashinelli and cmi’s other top keynote speakers.

Cooperation Is Not Collaboration

By Tim Sanders | Jul 08, 2019 | Comments Off

More from Tim Sanders here!

The Future of Work

By Dori Pominville | Jun 25, 2019 | Comments Off

We love hearing back from our clients when they have a great experience with one of our speakers! This graphic comes from Ciscos recent keynote with Mike Walsh.

The Future of Work

"It was fantastic meeting you on June 12 at Cisco’s Workplace Transformation Summit. We’ve had a phenomenal response from our customers who were in attendance at this invitation only event.  Our customers absolutely loved your presentation and raved about the concepts you shared… I know they are going to love your book, “The Algorithmic Leader!”"

Relatability and Your Reputation - Ty Bennett

By Ty Bennett | Jun 19, 2019 | Comments Off

Learn more about Ty Bennett and his Relevant Leadership keynotes!

Is Culture Your Operating System? Mike Walsh

By Dori Pominville | Jun 12, 2019 | Comments Off

Learn more about Mike Walsh here.

Do You People Watch?

By Karen Harris | Jun 12, 2019 | Comments Off

 

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(Soooo many adventures in the last six months!!)

 

I do. I find it rejuvenating.

I was traveling the last 2 days and experienced what a lot of our clients do on a daily basis…travel delays. My outgoing flight was delayed by 4 hours getting me to the hotel around 9pm. On Monday, I was going full tilt from 6am to 6pm (this type of a day is not unusual for most of us).

When I got to the airport for my return flight, I was brain dead. I had work to do but I couldn’t think. So I just sat there - and I began to watch the people around me. 

I saw a 20-something daughter traveling with her parents. She was on her phone a bit but most of the time she was fully engaged in conversation with her family. I saw a woman in a wheelchair who was traveling with a friend - they were so helpful to each other as they maneuvered her from one gate to another. I saw a man whose arms and legs were extremely short who was laying on a skateboard and just motoring to his gate. No one took special notice of him - he was just like all the rest of the travellers. I saw 2 little girls who were so happy to be able to move after their flight - they were giggling and running as their mothers were chasing after them. There was a young man sitting behind me who was watching videos and every once in awhile he’d quietly chuckle. 

Who says we aren’t kind to each other? Or thoughtful? Or loving? Or happy? These things are all around us if we just look for them.

We are fascinating to watch - I highly recommend it.