Your audience deserves a speaker to enliven and inspire, someone who sets the scene for your conference with an engaging style, wit, humour and practical tips of real business value.
From shop floor to top floor, professionals, contractors, farmers, government agencies and not-for-profits, audiences just love my unique take on business. My hands-on approach backed up by a wealth of real-life anecdotes gives them all a new perspective on business risk and productivity.
Click here to see an interview I gave as part of a recent speaking engagement for international healthcare concern BUPA.
In their different ways, all of these conference keynote presentations are about business and environment. Choose the “way in” to this fascinating topic that suits you and will work best for your business bottom line, and I will tailor it for your unique needs and event outcomes.
The Productivity Paradox:
three steps to grow your business productivity, including one that will surprise you…
The ideas game: how to hatch innovation, from ideas incubator to business accelerator:
here I explore the elusive concept of innovation and delve into the brain science, organizational dynamics and environmental futures associated with it. Based on many years of reading and observation, I’ll show how you can foster creativity and capture and apply the results, and reveal the business benefits of the workplace changes that arise when this process is genuine and successful.
how environmental danger signals can diagnose poor business performance and warn you to take a closer look at a company’s other vital signs. This presentation shows how these firms can manage their way out of the risk zone by reframing The Productivity Paradox
> the civil construction sector
The Existential Doughnut:
> the financial and insurance sectors and anyone running, advising, supplying or investing in any business.
‘The end of the world might not come from nuclear war. It might come from shopping.’ Waste engineer Alan Fielding’s quote takes us into the economy and the meaning of life: where does our own happiness fit in the big picture of people, planet and profit?
The Partnership Principle:
how to set up successful environmental training programs – a 7-step guide for government agencies, utilities, major corporates, tertiary learning institutions, not-for-profits and any organization that needs to make a difference. Based on my 20 years of experience with a major program that created a new profession and an enduring partnership between industry and government. It’s part of the emerging restoration economy – new businesses that restore ecosystems and communities!
Most of these presentations are supported by conference breakout sessions, workshops and interactive distance learning that add real value to company bottom lines – and grow the happiness and productivity of company staff.
People need to go home fizzing with ideas from your conference. I delight in drawing out the key themes from your speakers and linking their ideas to the themes coming out of your conference sessions from your audience.
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How ‘The Productivity Paradox’ will add value to your business
How ‘The Ideas Game’ will reinvigorate your organization
How ‘Liability to Viability’ will reduce business risk and increase profit
How ‘The Existential Doughnut’ will give you hope for the state of the world
How ‘The Partnership Principle’ will help you create a successful environmental training program
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How ‘The productivity paradox’ will add value to your audience
Productivity – it’s the ‘holy grail’ for governments and organizations of all kinds. But it’s an elusive goal; like happiness, it’s seldom found by aiming straight at it. In this thought-provoking presentation, I show show how one company tripled its turnover after radically improving its environmental performance, and explain how productivity is a side-benefit of sustainability initiatives, the value of which often exceeds that of the primary initiative.
This presentation can be tailored for anyone from the board room to the shop floor: CEOs, CFOs, HR, safety and environment managers, middle management, sales and supply chain personnel.
Your audiences will come away from this keynote presentation with:
> new insights into the unexpected – but proven – causes of productivity growth
> learnings from many real life stories – most of them humorous, and some sobering
> practical tools to act on these to boost their organizations’ productivity.
How ‘The Ideas Game’ will reinvigorate your organization
Your audiences will come away with an understanding of the latest brain science and how it relates to organizational dynamics and business futures. Organizations will come away knowing how to foster creativity and capture and apply the results, and will appreciate the business benefits of the workplace changes that arise when the innovation process is genuine and successful.
How ‘Vital Signs’ will reduce your audience’s exposure to financial risk
Firms that perform poorly in one area of managing their business usually do badly in others too – including profitability.
Your audiences will come away from this keynote presentation with an understanding of:
> how environmental danger signals can diagnose poor business performance
> how environmental initiatives can restore poorly performing businesses to profitable operations
> what to look if you are running, advising, servicing or investing in any business
> leading international research that backs up the benefits of sustainability for business profitability.
What your audience will get from ‘The Existential Doughnut’
Aimed at general as well as business audiences, this keynote presentation will confirm your audience members’ suspicion that the money men have got it wrong. But what does it mean for businesses who want to stay in business, and for people who are increasingly searching for a more balanced and meaningful life?
Your audience will come away with some practical insights about:
> the big picture of people, planet and profit in today’s volatile world
> what more sustainable businesses can look like
> how to grow the happiness in our own lives.
What your audience will get from ‘The Partnership Principle’
This keynote presentation spells out seven steps to set up successful environmental training programs. It is relevant to government agencies, major corporates, utilities, not-for-profits and any organization that needs to make a difference.
These audiences will come away from this presentation knowing how to avoid many pitfalls and dead-ends, including by:
> finding partners within and beyond their organization
> making a compelling case for the needs and benefits of training
> understanding their trainees and their learning needs
> gaining long term resourcing and support for their training program.
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