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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


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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Houston Speakers Bureau – Business Speaker, Garrison Wynn on Change is Mandatory…Stress is Optional

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

When the pain of what you are going through becomes greater than the fear of change, you change … but I recommend you avoid most of the pain, embrace the change and adjust.

Perhaps embracing change is not your nature. So how do you bring yourself to a place where change is less traumatic? The first step is to realize that change is always coming. It’s also helpful to acknowledge your emotions about the change ahead; don’t stuff your feelings! If you’re not honest about how you feel, you can easily end up resenting the need to comply with or adapt to the inevitable. Any resentment you harbor can negatively affect your ability to adjust quickly. It can also hamper your willingness to ask for help when needed. Don’t wait; learn the new way, and realize that it takes more guts to ask for help than it does to think you don’t need any help!

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Dallas Texas Speakers Bureau – Motivational Speaker, Michael Hoffman on “Focus on the Behavior”

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Dallas Texas Speakers Bureau presents Michael Hoffman on “Focus on the Behavior”.

How do we motivate our people to the levels of productivity we all want? The secret is NOT in the reports…”

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Dallas Texas Speakers Bureau – Humorist & Speaker, Christine Cashen on “BUSY is a Four Letter Word”

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

christine-cashen-headshotDallas Texas Speakers Bureau presents Christine Cashen on “BUSY is a Four Letter Word”.

Is your life rocketing by? People often say (when I say ‘people,’ I mean me), “Where is time going?!?” Who the heck knows? Every time I turn around I get a “due for a dental visit” postcard. Wasn’t I just there last month? Six months seem to pass like six weeks. Are you with me on this? When a new season hits, it is always a surprise. Wasn’t it just Christmas? Valentine’s Day? July 4??

If you ever wonder where time is going, consider your wonder a gift. Just having the realization is key. [The first step is admitting you have a problem, right?] In that moment of clarity, STOP and evaluate whether you are in control of your time, or is your time controlling you?

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Houston Speakers Bureau – Motivational Speaker, Theresa Behenna on How The Olympics Can Boost Your Work Performance

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Theresa-Main-Picture-high-resHouston Texas Speakers Bureau presents Theresa Behenna on How The Olympics Can Boost Your Work Performance.
 From Russia With Love  
The Winter Olympics are in full swing as the world watches athletes dreams being realized and shattered depending on their performance.

Your work performance may not get you a medal but there are relevant lessons to be learned from Olympics coach Bob Bowman – the guy who trained THE most decorated Olympian – swimmer Michael Phelps.

Dallas Speakers Bureau – Motivational Speaker, Jim Whitt on A Perfect Fit

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013


Dallas Texas Speakers Bureau presenter, Jim Whitt, on A Perfect Fit.

As a young actor, Michael Caine was struggling to make a living. One day while in the waiting room of a casting agency, the owner asked him for his coat size and inseam length. Caine told him that he wore a size 40 jacket and his inseam measured 32 inches. The casting agent waved him into his office and told him he would be playing a policeman in a small film the next day. He was selected solely because the wardrobe company’s policeman’s uniform matched his measurements. Michael Caine got the job because he was “a perfect fit” for the role.

When Arnold Schwarzenegger first showed up in Hollywood, the experts said he’d never make it. His name was too long, his accent was too thick and he just didn’t have the right build. At the time he just wasn’t the prototype of a leading man by Hollywood’s standards. So what happens? Arnold becomes a box office money machine. It turns out that his accent is just right, his build is perfect and nobody has a problem pronouncing Schwarzenegger. Arnold created the new prototype for Hollywood’s leading man.

A half century before Arnold made the scene, the screen test assessment of another Hollywood hopeful sounded dismal:  “Slightly bald, can’t sing, can dance a little.” They were right — he was slightly bald and he couldn’t sing — but Fred Astaire could dance more than just a little.

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Austin Speakers Bureau – Business & Communication Speaker, Anne Pritchard Grady discussing The Four Letter Word That Equals Success

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Austin Texas Speakers Bureau presenter, Anne Pritchard Grady, discussing The Four Letter Word That Equals Success.

Four letter words have gotten a bad reputation.  I’m sure you can think of a handful of them right now.  There’s one four letter word, however, that equals communication, camaraderie, and results.  It has the capability to be extremely powerful, yet it often struggles to reach its full potential.  It often causes friction, friendship, and frustration, all at the same time.  What is this powerful four letter word?  TEAM.

You’ve probably seen or heard the acronym for T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More).  Why then is it so hard to create effective, high performance teams?  Because teams are made up of individuals, and individuals are imperfect.

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Dallas Speakers Bureau – Sales Strategist Speaker, Ann Ranson discusses Social Responsibility in the Workplace

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Dallas Texas Speakers Bureau presenter, Ann Ranson, discusses Social Responsibility in the Workplace.

Much is being written today about social responsibility—but what exactly is it? Literally defined, it means that all people and organizations have a responsibility to society. And while many people think that it is all about the environment and going green, I describe social responsibility as being a part of the solution, rather than part of the problem.

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Dallas Speakers Bureau – Former Dallas Maverick & Texas Motivational Speaker, Walter Bond discusses how Mental Toughness Is Key

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Dallas Texas Speakers Bureau presenter, Walter Bond, discussing how Mental Toughness is Key.

I think the best benefit I received from being a professional athlete was not the money, fame or fortune my family enjoyed but the mentality I developed to get there.  Successful athletes have amazing mental discipline, confidence and have command of their thought process.  A successful athlete expects success because all he or she thinks about all day is being successful and winning. .  As an advisor, do you think about winning all day long? I never thought about losing, only winning.   I have carried that same mentality into my business and have found out that it works here too.  The successful mentality I developed in sports has allowed me to become the best in the world in two different industries.  Which, confirms to me how you think will govern how well you produce.  Your mentality will define who you are.  As a man thinks so is he.  

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