A very funny motivational speaker, Brad Montgomery, happened to sit next to me on a flight from Fort Myers, Florida to Chicago.
Attending conferences is expensive and time consuming. You can get the most out of your conference experience by having a plan before you arrive. Below are some techniques to get the most out of your conference investment:
I was a keynote speaker for the Kentucky School Superintendents' conference last week. School superintendents are typically known to be a very stern, deadpan group - however not in Kentucky. This group, 90% male senior school leaders, loved the opportunity to laugh at themselves, each other, and the education profession.
When I get hired as a keynote speaker, a common question from the meeting planner is How much time do you need? My answer is How much time do you have?
I was hired last month as a funny guest speaker for a staff appreciation event. As soon as I started to speak I realized three things I wished I had told the AV Guy:
I was a funny guest speaker for a teachers' conference last week where we explored how teachers can use humor in the classroom.
If you feel stressed out, you are not alone. Our top sources of stress today are linked to budget cutbacks and the strain it causes organizations. It seem most people are constantly forced to do more work with fewer resources. 62% of Americans say too much work has a significant negative impact on stress levels. Our lack of time and excessive workload are slowly killing us.
When I was a speaker for an HR leadership conference, we debated the use of social networks to attract top talent. Some HR professionals are for it, but many are still against. Tools like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn can help you recruit the best candidates for your next job opening.
I am a guest speaker for the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents Summer Institute June 23, 2011 where about 250 School supertintendents and vendors are expected to attend.
On June 17, 2011, I am a guest speaker for the Arizona Credit Union League, where approximately 110 credit union volunteers, executives, management and operational employess will gather at the Radisson Fort McDowell Scottsdale, Arizona.
I was a guest speaker for a women's conference last month where I did a workshop on Building Confidence.
As a generational speaker I present a seminar called, Follow Me I'm Right Behind You on generational diversity. The topic of discussion always comes around to... Should we support using Social Media at Work and if so, How do we do it?
I recently got a call from volunteer board of directors that had hired me as a humorous speaker for a conference of municipal government employees. The caller was looking for hints on how to run a respectful board meeting. She had one coming up and she anticipated some really heated discussions and impending conflict.
I was hired to be a funny speaker for the Upper Island Safety Conference this week where I am speaking about Humor, which seems appropriate for a motivational speaker who strives to inspire! The idea of taking potential workplace injuries lightly leaves some people baffled.