I was a motivational keynote speaker for a staffing recruitment agency last month. One of the topics that came up after the motivational speech was innovative ways to use technology to attract Gen Y .
I was recently an inspirational speaker for a hospital leadership retreat. The other inspirational speaker for the hospital leaders, Ralph Burns, unravelled for us 7 key leadership qualities in his motivational speech.
Imagine a world where you are not shackled to your desk. Imagine a world where you are not promoted for the amount of time you spend working, but quite simply you are rewarded for results.
I was a motivational speaker for a large insurance company last week in Louisville, Kentucky. The other guest speaker was delivering her motivational speech amidst whispers and talking throughout the room.
Life can be brutal in flannel. Last week I sneaked out of my hotel room in my flannel pajamas to quell my insatiable desire for a Snickers bar.
As the door slammed shut, I realized I had forgotten my room key. Locked out of my room, I slinked down to the Hilton lobby. A large event was taking place and people were decked out in satin and suits. I scurried to the front desk clad in flannel, suddenly feeling embarrassed, begging for my room key. After passing the necessary security clearance, they issued me a new room key.
I entered the elevator, avoiding eye contact at all costs, begging for a direct flight to my floor with no detours to pick up other passengers. No such luck. Every stop was more and more painful as I tried to hide out in the corner.
Funny how flannel can take every ounce of confidence out of me. I was a motivational speaker for a healthcare conference the following morning, where eye contact was not optional. Yet, dressed in a black tailored suit I felt a lot more confident.