GO! Courting the Adventurous Spirit
Adventure travel has become the third largest retail industry and grown into a $200 billion business representing one-half of America`s $400 billion tourism industry. Indeed, 50% of American adults have taken an adventure trip in the last five years; 80 million people will look for an adventure within a year.
Steve Zikman will explore the fascinating mindset of the adventure traveler, highlighting ways in which to attract a greater share of this lucrative and rapidly growing audience.
THE SOUL OF NATURE: Ecotourism & You
The International Ecotourism Society defines ecotourism as "travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improve the well-being of local people." It accounts for more than 20 percent of all international travel. In this innovative and insightful presentation, Steve Zikman will highlight the challenges of today`s ecotourism industry.
Using a backdrop of powerful, thought-provoking images, Steve will take your audience on a journey into the very heart of nature, demonstrating ways to create unforgettable natural experiences and providing eco-friendly solutions that offer a win-win-win-win situation for travelers, travel providers, community hosts and the environment. Topics explored include Urban Ecotourism, Rural Tourism and `Green` Hospitality.
THE POWER OF TRAVEL: Getting the Most Out of Your Travels... and Life!
Whether it`s for business or for pleasure, travel presents us with unparalleled opportunities for adventure, discovery and growth.
Sharing invaluable insights, an intrepid sense of humor and spirited selections from his bestselling series title Chicken Soup for the Traveler`s Soul and The Power of Travel, author and adventurer Steve Zikman will take your audience on a compelling and energizing tour of travel`s infinite possibilities.
THE NEXT FORK: Embracing Change & Transition
Change happens. Change is constant. The cheese does move, often. Whether at home or in the office, our lives consist of a series of transitions to the many forces that cause change. Some of these are small adjustments while others are large shifts. At times, they may seem overwhelming and even insurmountable. How we respond to change will determine our state of mental, physical and spiritual well-being.
In this innovative and insightful presentation, Steve Zikman will highlight the challenges of change and demonstrate creative and effective techniques to welcome the next fork in the road with curiosity, excitement and a genuine sense of opportunity.
FINDING YOUR COMPASS: The Path to Passion and Purpose
I have so few real passions. I`ve lost my compass. I know there`s something I`m supposed to be doing, but I don`t know what it is.
Most of us have a sense that there is a better, more meaningful way to live our lives, but we can`t seem to find what it is. Instead, we carry on doing what is required of us, and still the voice returns, There must be something more.
ACHIEVING THE RIGHT WORK/LIFE BALANCE: The Search for the Holy Grail
Do your days and weeks seem to go by in a blur? Are your priorities off? Are you waiting until things settle down so you can get back on track... and never do?
Balance takes desire, awareness, and determination. Let Steve Zikman re-focus the fine line between what you need to do, what you ought to do and what you really want to do.
DOING GOOD FOR GOODNESS` SAKE: How to Start Where You, Use What You Have, and Do What You Can
Drawing on insightful selections from his book, Doing Good for Goodness` Sake, Steve Zikman will inspire attendees to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of others--whether at work, with friends and family, within their community, or in the world-at-large.
Arthur Ashe said: "Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can." Steve invokes that same spirit as he demonstrates how audiences can view their own personal and professional lives in a new and refreshing light.
BUILDING BRIDGES: Resolving Conflicts Through Mediation
Mediation resolves disputes by facilitating agreement between the parties. The mediator does not decide the outcome, but helps the parties develop a solution that is mutually acceptable.