and Closing Meetings

Accomplish your meeting goals with a speaker, facilitator, trainer and emcee who knows technical professionals, knows audiences, and knows leadership from the ground up.

  • Keynotes and Workshops are variable-length programs on leadership that inform, entertain and inspire leaders. 
  • On-Stage Interviews are exciting alternatives to formal, one-way presentations by technical experts, senior executives and other special guests
  • Panel Interviews offer another great alternative in sharp contrast to tired PowerPoint presentations. An expanded version of the On-Stage Interview, Panel Interviews bring out multiple perspectives on a single topic, followed by probing questions from the moderator and the audience
  • Leader Labs are the most dramatic of our alternatives to “Death by PowerPoint” in that they bring a series of real-brief, real-time and real-relevant case studies in leadership directly from the audience to the stage
  • The Emcee (or Master of Ceremonies) for your special event is the glue that holds your event together on stage from start to finish, the tour guide who transitions the audience from one phase to the next and the entertainer who makes it a fun overall experience
Kickstarting meetings (boots)

Did You Know…?

The three business objectives that require face-to-face (rather than virtual) meetings in order to be effective include:

  1. To capture attention. People’s full attention is needed when you want to initiate or accelerate a new or different culture, strategy, or product.
  2. To inspire a positive emotional climate. Face-to-face meetings are required when you want to energize and inspire a positive workplace.
  3. To build human networks and relationships. Information can be conveyed in any number of ways, but lasting people networks and real relationships are built face-to-face.

— Cornell University

From Our Clients

"The information you shared was extremely relevant, and the interactive approach that you used was hugely successful in conveying the messages and keeping the energy level very high.”

Tom L. Thompson
Deputy Chief (ret), U.S. Forest Service

“Tom was a great partner in every way, offering suggestions for topics…leaving his various audiences with practical take aways and insights that they would not soon forget…. Tom’s topics were the top two favorites by those who completed our convention evaluations…. He is a unique resource in our profession and many other that are lucky to find him.”

Caroline Kuebler
Outreach Manager, and Mike Burns, Program Resource Manager, American Tree Farm System

“Tom’s program on ‘Boomers, Geeks & Geezers!’ has not only been popular for its creative and memorable delivery but for its relevant and important content, which he keeps fresh with on-going research.”

Diana Oreck
VP, Global Learning & Ritz-Carlton, Leadership Center, The Ritz-Carlton Hotels

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