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So many non-profit organizations are started by passionate people who want to make the world a better place. Non-profits often operate on slim budgets and remain stagnant, or worse, fail. It isn't because of the lack of heart, dedication or passion. It's because of the lack of a strategic plan, goals and a solid team of volunteers. Let's talk about getting the right people in place and keeping them happy. MORE >
Looking out 5, 10, 20 years, what kind of life do you want to be living? What properties, businesses, cash, cars do you want to have? What hobbies, investments, donations, achievements, vacations? What will you want to be DOING? World travel, summers in your lakehouse, charity work, spending time with grandchildren, paying for their private school, spinning off 3 other businesses? MORE >In this presentation, Certified Business Coach Roger Engelau shows you how to align your business vision and strategies with your personal vision to insure that the business you’re building will produce your desired personal outcomes. This presentation can be customized to 20, 30, or 60 minutes and to your organization’s needs.
As the writer, producer, and executive producer of the Lifetime movie “Holiday Baggage” starring Cheryl Ladd and Barry Bostwick, Catherine has learned how to pitch investors, how to build a strong team, how to write and execute a business plan and how to market a product.
Those in management are constantly seeking ways to relate to and work with their direct reports. This presentation, based on the book by the same name, provides managers with guidelines for developing a communication style that will enable them to engage and motivate those people with whom they work. MORE >All people in management start with basic communication skills which they use as their default. Some of those skills work for them, some of them do not. A Connect & Succeed Communication Style helps managers to identify the communication skills that work for them and enhance those skills even further. This approach also helps those in management find common ground and connections with all of their employees/associates making the work more rewarding and productive for everyone.
Cultivating Culture: A playbook for decreasing turnover, increasing productivity, and improving employee engagement
This presentation takes the framework used in my book titled "The Circle of Leadership" and provides an entrepreneurial playbook on how to create and leverage culture to sustain a competitive advantage. This presentation can cover the following topics: MORE >-Cultivating & Leveraging Culture
-Diversity & Inclusion
The real estate market continues to defy odds and logic. The market in and around Indy is changing quickly and we have to change with it. Couple that with the fact that many people are looking for a way to "get rich" either flipping or building real estate, and it can be tough to navigate the waters.
Greg has over 20 years experience as a contractor, home inspector and Realtor...mostly in the downtown Indy market. This talk will take you on a deeper dive into the reality of real estate, home flipping and building in Central Indiana.
It's not about getting rich, it's about building our city with a mix of affordable housing, green housing tech and luxury homes that are built well and built to last. MORE >
A practical guide to evaluating business concepts from an owners' perspective. Mark will discuss trending business strategies, hot concepts in today's marketplace, and evaluate the three strategies behind business start-ups. Highlights include: MORE >- understanding the strategies behind fundamental business models,
- evaluating pertinent due diligence issues and business owners’ concerns,
- identifying trending variations to traditional work environments,
- exploring the teachings of Shark Tank and The Profit, and
- discussing opportunities available for entrepreneurs in Indiana.
It is apparent over the last few years that the United States is deeply divided. There are not only many different perspectives but, those perspectives are often rigidly held. But, what can be done, and more importantly what can each of us do to bring the people of this country together? MORE >I believe it starts with each of us and our communication with our family, friends, and work colleagues. To bridge differences and promote understanding of different perspectives, we need to find common ground with one another. We need to find commonalities not just differences. We can start a dialogue with people we disagree with by first finding the areas on which we agree. It is clear that there are more areas on which we agree than on which we disagree, but we often lose perspective when someone challenges or disagrees with us.
When we put this to work in our communication we develop "connections" with one another. This connection leads to a greater respect and understanding of diverse perspectives.
I've seen this approach make a tremendous difference with people and groups. And it's not hard for people to adopt. They already have the skills needed. It's just matter of applying some existing skills differently, enhancing other skills, and putting it all together with every person with whom they interact in every conversation.
I share my perspectives on how common ground connections can help bridge differences and bring people together with participants at conferences and meetings. I work with individuals and companies on identifying and resolving communication issues and improving existing communication skills.
Now more than ever we need to communicate in such a way that we establish common ground connections with everyone. I hope to work with you in helping you do that.
There isn’t one among us who hasn’t put off or avoided a tough conversation that stems from an unmet expectation. You wonder if your zone of tolerance is too small or too large or maybe you just don’t know how to say what needs to be said in a way that will leave your team member feeling good. MORE >• Should you say something to the employee who’s 10 minutes late once a week or not?
• How long do you wait before addressing your salesperson who hasn’t met goal for 3 months straight?
• If you’ve already mentioned the confusing communications from your operations manager twice and the sales staff are still baffled by operations’ messages, do you ignore it or is it time to have that tough this-is-a-pattern talk?
• Do you ever get so fed up that you say something you regret? Do team members?
Achieving a culture of accountability includes setting performance goals, establishing regular meetings to monitor progress, and having accountability conversations along the way. There’s a process you can follow that will make accountability conversations easier… even natural and uplifting.
This presentation will help you decide whether you SHOULD speak up, how to get in the best mindset for it, and how to navigate the accountability conversation, including before the conversation, during, and follow-up after.
In this interactive session, Shad will cover the hidden weaknesses that negatively affect those in sales and business development. He will also help you to learn how prospects buy and how to avoid falling into the typical buyers’ traps so you can sell and close more and do it more easily. MORE >Are you or your sales people:
• Frustrated by not being able to effectively prospect and get to the people you need to talk to?
• Doing a good job of closing business but you feel like it takes longer than it should?
• Constantly being asked to quote proposals and then lower your prices?
• Unsure of the best way to jump-start prospects who went cold?
• Tired of being used for your free information you provide (unpaid consulting)?
• Struggling to truly differentiate yourself and win the projects and business you deserve?