Leadership is not a title or a position but a personal responsibility. Venturing into unchartered waters is one of those responsibilities. Nobody seems to jump up and down at the prospects of new change and keeping team inspiration high during turbulent times is not easy.
Over 55% of people (by their own accord) are introverts. A Keynote speaker at a recent convention suggested that being less socially expressive means you may be misinterpreted as withdrawn or cranky. She went on to assumb introverts have less refined interpersonal skills. I disagree.
Most meeting planners ask for a motivational speaker video before hiring a professional speaker.
Next week I am the keynote inspirational speaker at another banking conference. To help me prepare for the conference speaking engagement, I spoke to a bank Senior VP today. He said he was happy to speak with me as it will get him out of another dull staff meeting designed to waste his time. Meetings, if done right will kill you.
Generational speaker, Dr Mark Goulston, says Increasingly parents bail out their children and keep them from facing the consequence of their actions.
Thousands of books have been written about leadership, yet their aren't that many really incredible or profound examples of leadership in action.
As a guest speaker during nurses week, people want to know how to appreciate nurses.
As a motivational speaker, I have been given a lot of gifts after my seminar from the meeting planner. Some of these gifts are useful and some I have no idea what I will do with.
Since the recession, the last several years has been really tough on financial professionals. Their have been layoffs, restructuring, downsizing, and increased need to do more with less. As one seminar participant put it- work hasn't been alot of fun.
As a funny motivational speaker, I am usually hired to do a keynote speech. Here, there isn't a lot of time ( and the audience is too large) to do workshop activities.
However, sometimes I have the opportunity to do a follow up leadership seminar.
I was the keynote speaker for the Ontario Landscape Congress yesterday. The guest speaker who followed me did an orderly and engaging seminar on etiquette.
Most public speaking books say the same thing. The basics- make eye contact, speak clearly, don't pick you nose.
Here is some advice from an exceptional meeting planner blog Eventbrite about how to use twitter to promote your convention, meeting or event. Organizers are constantly looking for ways to promote their event and social media is quickly becoming a venue of choice.
One of the main reasons for x and y Generation lack of leadership and complacency, lack of work ethic and sense of entitlement is Overparenting. Parents who do too much for their children, acting as life coaches and cleaning up their messes.
The Boston Globe published an article on intelligence in convention or meetings. It indicates that a groups intelligence has less to do with the intelligence of each individual but the congruence of the entire group. This is essential information for a meeting planner to plan an event that is a success.
As a conference speaker, I hear alot of presentations. Many professionals speak at their industry convention to contriubute to professional development and continuing education in their association. Trouble is they haven't been taught the basics of public speaking and they often put the audience to sleep.
Every year health care professionals need to receive CME, CNE and CE (Continuing Education Credits) to stay on top of their game. Continuing professional development is critical to keeping up with advances in health care and with changes in the delivery of care. Health care Conferences are a great way to acheive CE credits and accept responsibility for continual learning.
Our theories about what leadership and interpersonal skills it takes to inspire a workforce and boost morale changes every year. What will it be this year? If we were to look into a crystal ball to see how leadership will organically change over the next year, here is what i would suggest: