Purposefully Prepared: How To Recession-Proof Your Career
If a recession is coming (and many experts predict it will arrive sooner than later), then people need to be preparing now. To wait to take specific actions until after an economic downturn on the scale of 2008 will leave many people scrambling. The path to navigating any economic situation is found in three buckets: Plans, Purpose and People. You need to dig your well before you are thirsty if you want to be prepared for what could be ahead. This interactive presentation will get each audience member to look at their personal situation and think about real things they can do that day to impact their careers in case of economic turbulence.
The Peer Potential Forum
Tired of the same opening general session at every conference?
Are the participants at your event asking for more interaction and engagement?
Could people benefit from hearing about the experiences of others in attendance?
Is facilitated networking something your conference needs?
The multi-day conference model has been the same for many years. Keynote speakers and breakouts, coupled with conversations at happy hour. Yet how we validate information has changed to being more peer driven than expert lead. But conferences remain the same. Is there something else we can do?
The Peer Potential Forum is the best of both worlds: Part keynote and part round-table learning discussions. Keynote speaker and professional master of ceremonies, Thom Singer, creates a hybrid and customized experience for your event that brings together both a traditional general session presentation with active participation on topics relevant to your industry.
Thom utilizes his ten years of experience as a keynote speaker and weaves the high energy and actionable content around small group peer to peer round table discussions that are participant driven. His high level facilitation skills keep the program interesting, engaging, fun, and running on-time. He created this program as an experiment with a long-term client, the National Tour Association. They were seeking something different as a way to kick off a conference, and together they created this hybrid session.
Infuse your conference with an active "buzz" that happens when people share ideas and feel they are connecting with each other. Make the opening general session fully inclusive and show everyone that the event is 100% participant focused.
•Short-talk style keynote about how to better engage with people in a gadget crazy world
•Explanation of the power of curiosity and conversation in building relationship
•Facilitated networking that gets people to open up and share their knowledge
•Customized questions for discussion with peers (based on your industry)
•Group sharing after each round-table
•Recap of the session with action items for continued conversations
First Timer's Program
Large multi-day conferences rely on a successful experience for first-time attendees to ensure they will return year-over-year. Thom Singer is an expert in helping your association or corporate event get the newcomers engaged. Create a special keynote session and encourage all attendees to come and set the tone for the best event they will attend all year.
The Morning Buzz
Many attendees at events are looking for ways to learn and connect. Too often the breakfast hour before the general session is just labeled as a "networking breakfast", but few people take advantage of the chance to connect. Create a morning program that takes each day and helps people make their plans to maximize the conference, while participating in a high-energy and interactive session to kick off their day. Ideal for a 3 day event, and each morning will build on the previous, but each day's program will stand alone.
The ABCs of Sales:
Sell More Than Your Competition
This is the message your competitor does not want your people to hear. In our social media dependent society, too many sales professionals are forgoing personal contact for the ease and safety of email and online communication. Those who are winning more business are not hiding behind online "social selling", but instead are putting the "social" back in selling! All opportunities come from people, and getting face-to-face with clients, prospects and others makes a real difference.
Being Entrepreneurial Inside The Company
Surveys show that managers have a desire for their employees to take ownership in their careers and to think outside the box. However those working inside companies believe their bosses do not empower them to make independent decisions or share suggestions on how to improve the organization. In writing his popular book, The ABCs of Entrepreneurs, Thom Singer discovered that the traits we admire in entrepreneurs are similar to what makes for great employees. This workshop is an interactive discussion about how everyone can behave as an "intrapreneur" and help their company find more success.
Destination Results (A Dynamic Interactive Closing Keynote)
The final session of a conference is paramount to the lasting impression of the event. Leave your audience with an interactive discussion about the high-level learning and community participation that they encountered over the previous days. Put Thom Singer in control of wrapping up your conference with a message of how to keep the conversations going once everyone returns to their offices and daily routines. Learning without action is just lecture. Networking without follow up is just a party. Your conference was more than fluff, make sure each person has a road map for implementation of success.
Linking Two Events (Special Program Spanning Two Conferences)
Do not let your event end on the last day. Connect two different conferences by utilizing Thom Singer as the speaker at both meetings. Each presentation will stand alone, since not everyone will attend both events. However they will also build on the knowledge shared and include a free webinar in-between. Help create community, drive attendance, and increase excitement for your next meeting while attendees are learning at your current gathering. This special program is customized for your organization and can utilize Keynotes, Master of Ceremonies, or break-out sessions. Contact Thom Singer directly for a free brainstorming conversation to energize the planning beyond a single event.
Unique Keynote Alternative: One-Man-Show: "Imagination Ovation"
This one man show is designed for meeting organizers who are looking for something unique to put in place of a standard general session keynote. This 45 minute "business themed play" is an out-of-the-box creation of keynote speaker Thom Singer. While different, this show is designed to fulfill the needs of an association or corporate event keynote with both education, thought challenging calls to action, and entertainment.
Prepare to Negotiate Anywhere
We all negotiate everyday, but we are often not prepared to make the best decisions that allow everyone to walk away happy with the deal. Many people are nervous about negotiating and they allow this fear to keep them from making the deal, or they give away too much. If one party feels they did not get a fair agreement, then it was not the right deal. Knowing when to negotiate and being committed to what you can and cannot give up in the process is key to successful negotiations. Whether your organization needs to increase sales, resolve disputes, improve customer service, or gain commitment on a contract, everyone needs to be a successful negotiator.
Law Firm Retreat Speaker
Thom Singer spent over four years as the marketing and business development director for two AM LAW 100 law firms. During this time he developed a deep understanding of what it means to work as a lawyer and cultivate a thriving practice. His partner and associate educational presentations are both content rich and inspirational. His talks are designed for attorneys who need to take actions to grow their visibility to win more business. Thom is the co-author of a popular book, The ABCs of Legal Marketing, and firms with a desire to create a culture of business development across their organization work with him to create ongoing dialogues about what it means to position the firm and the individual lawyers for future business success.
Presentation Skills Training
When professionals are selected to deliver a presentation or be on an industry conference panel one of three things will happen: 1. They raise their visibility and credibility. 2. They gain nothing. 3. They harm their image. The last two are not what you want to happen, but the have a positive impact a person must have the right experience and skills to be a speaker. Too many business professionals think they can "wing it" when it comes to giving a speech and many have never had any training since the eighth grade book report. Great presentation skills can be a secret weapon if your people are ever on an agenda to speak (inside or outside your company). Do not let your team "wing it". Thom Singer has given over 600 professional presentations and he can customize a program to help your organization stand out when they are center stage.
Sales Meeting in a Box
Successful sales managers know they need educate and motivate their people. But the same sales kick-off meeting year after year can become stale. Aggressive sales people want new information and a unique experiences if they are going to come out of the field for an internal meeting. Thom Singer will facilitate a full day event that will include lecture, interactive workshops, DiSC sales assessment profile, and other customized activities to engage your team and get them ready to compete in an ever changing business environment.
Everything I Need To Know I Learned On A Television Game Show
In his youth and early adult years, Thom Singer was not only a contestant on one game show, but two. Appearing on Bob Barker's Truth or Consequences as a young boy, and later as a five day returning champion on Dick Clark's The $25,000 Pyramid while in college, he learned some interesting lessons about life, sales, communication, and dealing with people. If you desire quality information delivered with engaging stories and a lot of laughs, this is the keynote for your meeting.
Can I Give You A Lyft? Lesson Learned from the Sharing Economy
To learn about the impact of the "Sharing Economy" on business and on the customer experience, Thom Singer became a ride-share driver. Having interviewed nearly 200 entrepreneurs on his popular "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" podcast, he began to see patterns in how successful people grew their companies. He was curious if there were things he could learn from the world of Uber, Lyft, AirBNB, VRBO, etc…that would show similar patterns about how people of all types engage with each other when put in a car for a short ride. With each passenger he discovered more about the realities of human engagement that would change how he now thinks about people. This presentation is designed to limit the pre-judging of others and to maximize all interactions to help grow careers and lives.
Panel Moderation / Group Facilitation
When your event is about more than one-way presentations, you need a speaker who can do more than talk. Thom Singer is an engaging panel moderator and group facilitator who can bring high energy to panels and group discussions and make sure that everyone who should be participating is engaged in the conversation.
Hybrid Event Online Host
If your company or association is simulcasting your conference, you need to engage the at-home audience. There is no better way to get the online participants to pay attention then to engage the "Conference Talk Show" team to host your hybrid meeting. Thom Singer and Eliz Greene keep the audience interested with informative interviews, event observations, and a high energy conversation that is designed to make the online participates get more than streaming video when they log in to view your event.