Breakout Sessions/Workshops

Getting To Yes: Winning Stakeholder Support For Your Projects/Career

Analyzing your stakeholders is critical to the success of every project or assignment in every organization. By engaging the right people in the right way, you can make a big difference to your project’s success – and to your career. As your career develops, the projects you manage and actions you take will affect more and more people – the more likely your actions will impact those who have power and influence over your projects or career. These stakeholders could be strong supporters of your work – or they could block it. Understanding stakeholder management is a critical business skill that successful people use to win support from others. Attendees will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately from “The Lady on the Harley©.”

Be A Master of Conversations With Stakeholders

Engaging stakeholders – those who have a vested interest in your project, does not require time consuming meetings. It requires a committed leader to invite the correct people into the conversations about the questions that matter most to the stakeholder, not you. And it is critical that you listen to what others are communicating, to be transparent about decisions impacting the entire organization, and to promote collaboration and innovation. You will be taken on a journey in clarifying the priorities and concerns of stakeholders and generate action in order to accomplish project success. Attendees will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately from “The Lady on the Harley©.”

Guide On The Side: Coaching To Inspire Higher Performance

Coaches are leaders who help managers and employees improve and succeed. Coaching is a method of interacting and communicating higher expectations, demonstrating respect and caring for people. You will reflect on the concepts and skills of management coaching styles that build commitment, drive employee engagement, and get results for organizations, the teams, and you. Attendees will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately from “The Lady on the Harley©.”

Remaining Indispensable At Work: Maximizing Your Value

We can debate whether or not we are in a recession, but there is no doubt that organizations are focused on cutting labors costs. Why? Labor costs comprise 80 percent or more of an organization’s operating costs. Job security is the top concern within today’s workforce. How do we bring attention to the value of what we do? Rather than focusing on procedural and maintenance issues, we will review strategies for aligning our work with the organizational strategy. Participants will learn to make a strategic difference in better positioning their positions to meet their organizations’ current and future strategic challenges. Attendees will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately from “The Lady on the Harley©.”

The Business of YOU: Reflecting On Your Personal Brand

Reputation is about earning credibility, not expecting it. You must work hard at building credibility so others are confident about doing business with you. One way to earn credibility is to keep your promises. Another way is to be honest. If you are credible and honest, your personal brand will sell naturally. So make your brand work for you by participating in this interactive and engaging program. You will be introduced to the lessons of developing a brand which will assist you in communicating your unique brand within the marketplace. Attendees will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately from “The Lady on the Harley©.”

The Business of YOU: Reflecting On Your Brand Champions

My high-energy, entertaining and engaging keynote, “Are You On Fire? Reflecting On Your Brand Champions,” is a guaranteed crowd pleaser! This solution-driven presentation speaks to the core application of why some leaders stand out in a crowd when you deliver the same exact set of skills. More than likely they have created an authentic brand supported by core values that differentiate themselves from others. Reflecting on your supporters is a mindset and a time-tested, real-world process. Attendees will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately from “The Lady on the Harley©.”

Where Do Your Brand Champions Hang Out?

Brand champions are people who support you and tell others about you, your career, aspirations and the type of clients/jobs you are looking for. Your brand champions are authentic and vocal advocates for you without the rhetoric. They also guard your name and reputation and stand up against any negativity about you. Who are your brand champions? Do you know what social media sites or professional associations they hang out at? Are your brand champions attracted to your website or blog? What do they say about you? Attendees will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately from “The Lady on the Harley©.”

The Power Of Your Informal Networks

Networking is recognized as a major influence on one’s ability to achieve great success. The most successful people in the world possess the capability to influence and shape the opinions of others. Much has been written about how successful leaders and executives participate in formal networks, but very little is known about the substantial amount of time they spend within their informal networks. You will be introduced to the skills necessary to maximize your informal networks. Attendees will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately from “The Lady on the Harley©.”

Finding Business: Determining The Customer Footpath

Organizations use an integrated marketing communications plan to present a unified message to their market segments and target markets. A successful business plan is built on a strategic view of the audience – an understanding of how they think, make decisions, and act. To effectively listen to and communicate with the internal and/or external customers, the marketing plan must have a mix of numerous marketing techniques. You will be taken on a journey to find where your potential customer’s hang out in the marketplace, how they make decisions to purchase products and services, and the best methods to communicate with them! Attendees will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately from “The Lady on the Harley©.”

Market Trends Impacting The Way We Do Business

From social media to health care to customer service, here are the forecasts of how different the business world will be for the future. What are the forces causing change? Have you adjusted your strategies? You will be taken on a journey through the top trends impacting the business world. The biggest moneymakers in any organization are always the people who know how to be different. Attendees will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately from “The Lady on the Harley©.”

 

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