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Racing is a business. And like any business its success is dependent on people. It's not enough to have the greatest driver, if the team backing them up isn't working together. And even that isn't enough if they aren't communicating. MORE >Of course, we all know that. We simply need to be reminded. And it needs to be done in a way that grabs the attention of the people in your organization. A compelling story that shows what can be accomplished when communication is a part of the plan.
This presentation isn't about racing. It's about winning.
Alexander Rossi's victory in the 100th running of the Indy 500 was an amazing achievement. Here was a rookie who had never driven in this race, beating drivers and teams with decades of experience. So how did he do it? Two words: communications and teamwork. Telling that story is more than just entertaining, it's an amazing lesson in how any business can find a victory.
Rick DeBruhl is a lifelong communicator. With a career that started in radio and now finds him covering auto racing for ESPN, he's learned the art of storytelling. Rick has a Master's degree in Media Management and is also the chief communications officer for a statewide organization. He understands communication theory and how it can make or break an organization.
Winning Communications will help explain:
* The importance of the communications culture
* Critical communications needed during innovation and changing strategy
* Communicating at the right speed
Tailored to fit your group or organization, Winning Communications will inspire your audience to find new ways to get amazing results.
Changes are coming fast and furious these days. Whether it's technical or political, adapting to those changes will be the key to success or failure. Rick's four decade career in broadcasting has allowed him a ringside view to successes and failures. His insight will allow your group to focus on the goal and understand what they need to get your organization across the disruptive threshold. MORE >Of course, that message is only the beginning. Rick's story telling skill will engage your team and leave them ready to face the next challenge.
In this interactive session, Jenny invites participants to explore: 1) Key characteristics of leadership. 2) An approach that enables individual and team potential to emerge. 3) Creating sustainable results in the midst of change
“But you are too expensive,” “I’ll get other bids,” “too busy right now,” are just some of the things prospects say when they play ‘Lets make you the Commodity’ game. In this session, Mike teaches audiences how to interrupt the thinking of the prospect to never compete on price or be treated like a sales pest instead of a sales person. MORE >
Let's face it, there's no shortage of great advice out there but little can be tied to real performance. I was once a CEO who managed my company from "gut" instinct. The problem is my "gut" didn't scale to my managers and it left frustrated with lack luster results. Even worse, my employees were relying on me to 'read the tea leaves' and predict the future. Before I learned how to properly develop and track KPIs I was shooting in the dark. MORE >Learn what KPIs are, Why they matter for YOUR business and Which Vital Few you should be tracking; daily, weekly, and monthly.
The workshop covers four key engagement building activities for any organization-: 1. Conducting Effect Meetings; 2. Knowing your employees; 3. Recognizing Positive Behaviors; 4. Holding Everyone Accountable.
Cyd West, a specialist in business and linguistics, presents ways to enhance our communication skills that are pertinent to every leader whose workforce feels affected by recent events and headlines.
Today’s headlines: MORE >• Layoffs have decimated Cotech. Many of the remaining workers are immobilized by fear of losing their jobs through more layoffs or even company closure. John Powers, the CEO, thinks the situation can be turned around but he cannot make it with the current levels of productivity.
• Employees of Medico have accepted a 1% cost of living increase in lieu of performance increases (usually between 4-6%) in order to protect their jobs during a downturn in the market. They soon find out the CEO of Medico was awarded a $6 million dollar bonus from the Board of Directors.
These events occur every day and are highly publicized. They affect the culture in companies across the world. Uncertainty is airborne and contagious in the workplace. The costs of high turnover and productivity loss from poor morale are mounting.
• the “controllable” causes of uncertainty.
• what employees want from their leaders during difficult times.
• how a leader’s communication and behavior affect employee’s anxiety levels.
• methods to solicit feedback and evaluate how our communication is perceived.
Awareness of how our words and actions are interpreted during stressful times allows us to manage perceptions of our own reputation as well as the commitment of an organization to it’s workers, customers and partners. Opportunities abound to enhance these relationships through a realistic self-assessment and strategic communication.
Recent research has unveiled a wealth of information for leaders who seek to motivate and inspire. Furthermore, there is a direct correlation to the bottom line. The common denominator in these findings is authentic and honest communication from successful leaders – as well as adopting the behaviors to support their messages.
Entrepreneurs are driven by a dream and passion for what is most important to a successful life. But all too often they spend countless hours working in their business without really achieving the results they want. They end up feeling burned out, overwhelmed, and unfulfilled. MORE >This presentation helps business owners reconnect with their passion and drive, and gives practical steps toward creating a strategic adventure in business and life. Bottom line, they learn to enjoy the adventure of running their own business, and achieve measurable business results.
Managing risk in today's workforce, including hiring, retention, loss prevention and claims management.
It’s not uncommon to think that only artists are creative. In reality, creativity presents in many different ways and has been scientifically proven beneficial to our health and well-being. Learn how to manifest the spirit of creativity in your life and reap the rewards of improved job satisfaction, happiness, and health. MORE >Brad is a former healthcare administrator, with over thirty years of experience including managing physician practices. Born and raised in New York City, Brad holds a B.A. from S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo and an M.H.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. A former Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Certified Medical Executive from the Medical Group Management Association, Brad no longer works in healthcare but continues to volunteer with non-profit organizations. He is the author of the award-winning novel, The Intersect, set in Phoenix, which explores hot-button issues of immigration, elder abuse, and teen homelessness. He also writes a weekly blog: There I Said it! His second novel, After the Fall, has just been released in May 2018. For more information about Brad Gaber, go to www.bradgraber.com.
Warm, engaging, and at times, very funny, Brad will be a welcome addition to your meeting.