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All presentations are customized based on a current business issue, your group’s needs, and/or your industry trends. Every speech can be presented in a variety of time modules to best suit your audience.

Keynote ~ Workshops ~ Concurrent Options

(Keynotes may be extended or combined and made into workshops)

45 – 60 minutes; 60 – 90 minutes; Half day Seminar; Full day Seminar

Michele has a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Leadership and an abundance of real-world business experience. She is a rare speaker who promises her audiences that they will leave her solution-driven keynotes and workshops with at least one passionate, life-transforming leadership tool. Participants will walk away with information that will change the way they seek out solutions and how to practically apply them to their job. Additionally, Michele helps organizations through consulting and coaching in each of her areas of leadership branding. She also offers individual and group work in the areas of business plan development, integrated marketing plans, and presentations to stakeholders.

Leadership Branding Topics

Engaging 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. Though important, many individuals dread this part of their profession due to the time and energy that is needed to utilize this part of the brand. Though dedicated time is needed to be successful, these networks are filled with the power and potential to help you achieve success. Leave this high-energy and engaging program with tips, tools and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately!

Winning Stakeholder Support For Your Ideas

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.

Remaining Indispensable At Work: Maximizing Your Value

All of us want to be valued within our workplace and maintain a feeling of stability and security. But in todays work environment, we are becoming more disposable. Why? Labor costs comprise 80 percent or more of operating costs and organizations are focused on cutting staff and merging positions. So how do we bring attention to the value of what we do? We will focus on 10 strategies for aligning ourselves with your organization’s strategy to remain indispensable. Leave this high-energy and engaging program with tips, tools and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately!

Establishing Effective Professional Relationships

We have all heard: it is not what you know but who you know that matters. Astonishing results can be achieved when a leader invests time in the development of strong professional relationships. The power of being connected to the right people results in success. Professional relationships are two-fold: to build relationships and help others achieve their goals. Come learn how to develop the conversation and strengthen your relationships to elevate your career.

Utilizing Your Brand Champions

Brand champions are the individuals who will push you forward in your career. Reflecting on your brand champions is a mindset and a time-tested, real-world process. Individuals who stand out in a crowd more than likely have created an authentic brand supported by core values. Leave this high-energy and engaging program and learn how to differentiate yourself with the use of your brand champions.

Building & Maximizing Your Leadership Brand

Why do some leaders stand out in a crowd while you have the same set of talents and get lost in the shuffle? More than likely those leaders have created an authentic branded supported by core values that differentiate themselves from others. To manage the impressions others have of us, we need to maintain control of our own destiny and brand. Reflecting on your supporters is a mindset and a time-tested, real-world process. Leave this high-energy and engaging program with tips, tools and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately!

Pitching Ideas & Getting A Yes From The C-Suite

Analyzing your boss and members at the c-level within your organization is a critical component to the success of every project or assignment you manage. By understanding and communicating to 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. The c-level executives and your boss could be strong supporters of your work – or they could block it. Michele promises you will leave this high-energy and engaging program with tips, tools and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately!

Leadership Topics

Leadership Solutions To Drive You Further In Your Career

This high-energy, solution-driven program speaks to the core of how we as leaders can seek out solutions and apply them without getting dragged into bureaucracy and workplace drama. When you possess acute leadership competencies, sharpened coaching skill sets, and a love for inspiring others, you can travel as far and as fast as you want to go. Michele promises you will leave this high-energy and engaging program with tips, tools and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately!

Inspirational Leadership Increases Engagement

Now more than ever the world needs inspirational leaders at work. Why? One third of U.S. employees are unhappy with their jobs and are planning to leave. Very few people are eager to go to work. Disengaged employees are looking for leaders who will inspire them to action. This workshop will examine the practices and skills of exceptional leaders and give you the inspirational techniques you can apply immediately with confidence.

Portrait Of A True Leader: What It Takes To Lead

We hear about “leadership” on a daily basis….but what is a true leader? How do you obtain the knowledge to become a stronger leader? Where do you find the tools, talent and resources to develop yourself and your team? It is becoming increasingly important to empower yourself with the skills to enhance both your personal and professional life. Michele promises you will leave this high-energy and engaging program with tips, tools and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately!

Coaching To Inspire Higher Performance

Coaches are guides on the side in helping managers and employees improve and succeed. Coaching is a method of interacting and communicating higher expectations, demonstrating respect and caring for people. You will be introduced to the concepts and skills of management coaching styles that build commitment, drive employee engagement, and get results for organizations, the teams, and you. Michele promises you will leave this high-energy and engaging program with tips, tools and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately!

Hospitality/Events/Tourism
Industry Specific Topics

Demystifying SMM: Making A Case & Selling It To The C-Suite

Strategic Meeting Management (SMM) sounds great in theory, but from the pitch to implementation there seems to be a disconnect. In this session, we uncover what it is, how to simplify it, and how to sell it to the stakeholders. Michele promises you will leave this high-energy and engaging program with tips, tools and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately!

Moving From Logistics to Strategy: Developing A SMM Plan

Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) is a business tool for advanced managers and planners – a series of strategies for showcasing the value meetings and events deliver to the organization. This program is an overview of the essential steps required for developing and implementing a plan. If you want to demonstrate your value to senior management, build collaboration within your organization, showcase your profession, and advance your career, this interactive workshop is for you. Michele promises you will leave this high-energy and engaging program with tips, tools and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately!

Market Trends and How They Impact Business

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 within your meeting planning department? Have you adjusted the event marketing strategies? We will take 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.

Presenting Your Post Event Report To Stakeholders

So you executed a flawless event, have written the post-event report, and now you have to present the report face-to-face to stakeholders. Yikes! Learn what stakeholders look for in a presentation, know the best way to structure your presentation, understand the fundamentals of a great pitch and how to present it within a variety of settings. Michele promises you will leave this high-energy and engaging presentation with tips, tools and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately!

Prove Your ROI: Writing A Post Conference Report

Writing a clear and compelling post-conference (post-con) is as important as the flawless execution of the conference. How do you structure a post-con so that the reader can find the information quickly? Are the conclusions and recommendations derived from the post-con accurate and clear? Report writing is an essential element in demonstrating return on investment (ROI) to senior management. Michele promises you will leave this high-energy and engaging program with tips, tools and techniques that can be applied on the job immediately!