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Dallas Speakers Bureau – Communication Speaker, Dianna Booher on “10 Ways to Get Your Point Across Persuasively”

Friday, June 15th, 2018

dianna-booher--headshotMost people have their mind made up about everything—politics, social issues, business decisions. Just ask them. Very few people will invite you to persuade them to do anything. So if you’re going to get someone to change their behavior, their actions, or their mind, you’ll need to do it intentionally. Consider these ten tips:

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Texas Speakers Bureau – Motivational Speaker, Jim Bearden on “Accountability In Action…Taking Ownership of the Situations You Encounter”

Friday, September 15th, 2017

CONCEPTS

A company I’ve done work for provides a great example of this principle. This company’s employees are the people who close real estate transactions, the people who compile the mile-high stacks of documents that have to be signed by buyers and sellers at the closing table.

Several years ago, when interest rates went into a free for all, their business took off. That increase came from the thousands of homeowners who wanted to refinance their homes. During that “boom” the closers “didn’t have time” to maintain contact with their traditional sources of business, realtors.

And then the refinance craze was over. The pool of homeowners who were able and willing to refinance their homes dried up, and interest rates began climbing. I guess you could call this a situation the closers encountered. Some of them took ownership of that situation, and some didn’t.

Realizing that they could no longer rely on business coming to them, some closers began renewing their relationships with realtors. The ones who didn’t take ownership simply waited, wished and hoped for the real estate community to “come to their rescue”. The closers who took ownership of this situation still experienced dips in their business. But because of their timely, aggressive actions, those dips were relatively shallow and short-lived.

Here’s another way of describing this ownership principle:

Negative situations like setbacks and/or unexpected, unpleasant changes, provide excellent but difficult opportunities for leaders to model accountability and take ownership.

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Dallas Speakers Bureau – Workplace Speaker, Julie Alexander on Just Decide

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

julie-alexanderWe all know people who have made major changes in their lives or their careers. Do you know someone who has quit smoking or lost a lot of weight? Do you know someone who has established a successful exercise program, improved their grades, built a profitable business, increased their sales, paid off their debts, or started a savings program?

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Dallas Speakers Bureau – Leadership Speaker, Joel Zeff on TA DA: Happy Employees make Happy Customers

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

I always start my presentations with a TA DA! The whole audience stands up. We count to three, stretch our hands high in the air and yell out “TA DA!” People laugh. Some audience members applaud. And then we do it again. We all need a TA DA.

After more than 1,700 events, I don’t think I have met one person who didn’t yell out a TA DA. I have seen accountants, lawyers, IT, sales people, maintenance men, truck drivers, surgeons, teachers, white collar, blue collar, and people from around the world all TA DA. If there is one thing we can all agree on, everyone likes positive support and appreciation. And that is the secret of TA DA. We all want to “TA DA!” We just don’t want to admit it.

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Houston Speakers Bureau – Leadership Speaker, Todd Dewett presenting at TEDxDayton 2014

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Houston Texas Speakers Bureau presents Todd Dewett at TEDxDayton 2014 discussing how to get over yourself!

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Dallas Speakers Bureau, Jason Young on The Culturetopia Effect

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Dallas Texas Speakers Bureau presents Jason Young.  Jason shares with Jeff Brady the insights into his book, The Culturetopia Effect.

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Dallas Texas Speakers Bureau – Leadership Speaker, DeDe Murcer Moffett on “Work-Life Balance Increases The Bottom Line”

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

As an entertaining leadership speaker and trainer, I’m passionate about bringing awareness to the importance of work-life balance for long term success. Leading edge companies aren’t afraid to remove the corporate thumb off employees heads and initiate a whole life culture.  They understand work-life balance increases overall well-being and that increases their bottom line!  In this article I will address what work-life balance is and why companies must implement it now.   So as M.C. Hammer sings lets “break it down”.

Businessdirectory.com defines work-life balance as a comfortable state of equilibrium achieved between an employee’s primary priorities of their employment positions and their private lifestyle.

The short version – Employers helping workers cope better with the competing demands of work and family.

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Dallas Speakers Bureau – Management Speaker, Tim Durkin on 4 Tests to Determine if You are Leading or Managing

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Dallas Texas Speakers Bureau presenter, Tim Durkin, discusses 4 Tests to Determine if You are Leading or Managing.

One of the most costly mistakes senior management can make during challenging times is to over-manage and under-lead. Over the years I have been asked many times to describe the difference between leading and managing. Describing the difference wasn’t enough. I felt it was important to come up with a description of the difference in a way that would provide crystal clarity about which discipline — leading or managing — the person was employing at any point in time. More important than knowing the difference is knowing how to balance both.

Here are four guidelines.

1. Managers provide heat. Leaders provide light. If the typical reader of this publication were asked what industry or business they are in, chances are the response would be “healthcare.” That’s not entirely accurate. Senior managers in any industry are in the energy management business. The primary job is to manage the energy of themselves and others. High school physics taught us that the classic definition of work is energy applied to a task. Read the rest of this entry »