On September 29, 2012, I am an luncheon inspirational speaker for the Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians Conference/ Scientific Assembly in Halifax, NS.
On September 27, I am an opening inspirational keynote speaker for the British Columbia Society of Laboratory Science Conference in Kamloops BC.
I was an inspirational speaker for an insurance conference where a very busy CEO, who was also a guest speaker, gave an inspirational speech about work-life balance.
Fun at work should be planned and not left to chance, otherwise it will disappear when times get tough.
I am an inspirational speaker for a financial services organization where the delegates of this organization are going through a lot of change. No kidding! No surprise there.
Delivering bad news about layoffs by any other means than face to face speech can be dangerous. I was an inspirational speaker for a franchise event where I learned that the CEO had laid people off via email only a week earlier. The crowd was still boiling with anger - and it was obvious. News, both good and bad, travels fast these days and information leaked over the Internet only increases gossip and cuases fear to fester, further depleting morale and destroying trust.
In any interaction, people need to know what you want. Most conversation involves some kind of objective - there are very few neutral interactions - and the thrust of the interaction is typically understood by those involved, even though it is not stated.
I was recently an inspirational speaker for a life insurance conference where the other guest speaker led a round table discussion about the characteristics of an unhealthy organizations. The overall consensus was that in toxic organizations dysfunction is tolerated.
Even nice people sometimes piss me off. I also know that I occasionally do things that make other people want to punch me in the head. Conflict is a two way street where, fortunately, knowing is half the battle.
Most of the people I meet in my seminars could set the world on fire with the brilliance of the ideas they come up with in training sessions.
Some people continually do things that frustrate their colleagues and make them want to punch them in the head. The interesting part is- they don't even know it. Many people don't realise the impact their behaviour has on other people (or they choose to block it out).
Yesterday, I was a motivational speaker for the Winnipeg Technical College Staff Retreat. The event was designed to invigorate college staff before students return to classes this week.
I was recently a motivational speaker for an insurance conference, where the other guest speaker offended the audience with lame jokes about insurance.