Recently I was a keynote speaker for a conference where the meeting planner was cagey and hard to get in touch with. I wrestled with getting contact information from her to help me do pre conference Interviews.
A motivational speaker for a nursing conference recently quoted Robert Green Ingersoll who says "Happiness is not a reward — it is a consequence." Happiness is a by-product of our choices- how we spend our money, resources and especially time.
Have you ever over-extended yourself because you kept saying yes to every request you get? Me, too.
A keynote speaker at a nursing conference quoted researcher David Myer's findings that suggest multitasking makes you overall 25% less efficient when completing any single task. Multitasking diminishes productivity.
I was a speaker for a dieticians' conference where several health and wellness speakers on a panel shared tips on how to stay healthy.
Are you developing a staff meeting and looking for a new and different way to engage people and develop team building skills? Try some of the teambuilding activities below:
I was a guest speaker for a Health and Safety conference where the event thoroughly pushed health and safety standards at every opportunity.
Controlling an agenda is not easy, especially when the guest speakers don't finish on time.
Attending a conference is time consuming and expensive. Before you can decide if you can attend an event you need to understand what expenses will be involved.
I was a funny motivational speaker for a franchise conference where the meeting planner did a fabulous job of thanking me. Her thank you was warm, personalized and very meaningful. I went away feeling elated and truly appreciated.
I was keynote speaker for a canadian franchise conference; where the meeting planner suggested she had a hard time figuring out how to hire Canadian Motivational speakers. She wanted a speaker from Canada because of potential work visa issues she had to deal with in the past.
Nurses are at the heart of what happens in health care. Although nurses should be recognized daily, Nurses Week, is a designated week when hospitals take time out to appreciate the contribution nurses make.
My friend Sanja is a fabulous networker. She is my go- to person about what's up in our city. She is connected and knows what is going on and best of all is prepared to help others by facilitating contact and connection.
I am an inspirational speaker for the California Association of Area Agency on Aging ( C4A) Conference on November 15, 2011 in Los Angelas, CA.
Meeting planners often design events in cities they do not live; adding logistical challenges.
As a keynote speaker for state association events I usually interview 4 or 5 delegates before the conference. From this interview process, I learn a lot about an industry and specific jobs.
On December 1, 2011, I am a guest speaker for the Michigan Association of School Personnel Administrators, a state chapter of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators. The audience is comprised of K-12 public education personnel/human resource leadership professionals from across michigan.
Last month I was a speaker for a group of school administrators. During one of the conflict management workshops we had a heated discussion about disciplining students. It turns out the root of the conflict wasn't the student at all, instead it was his overbearing mother.
The scenario went like this...
When a child is caught swearing in the playground, the principle calls the students mother to report what happened. He explained that as a standard form of discipline the child will have to eat lunch alone in the classroom for a couple of days. The overbearing mother is livid, refusing to allow the school to discipline her child. She insists on picking her daughter up for lunch for the next few days ;essentially rewarding her daughters behavior.
How should the leadership manage this conflict? In the workshop we discussed how conflict comes wrapped up in many issues, so we have to break apart the dilemma to analyze the best recourse.
Issues at the root of this conflict are...
The Mother is overstepping her boundaries at school and suggesting her child does not have to follow the rules.