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Thriving in the Tumultuous World of Speaking

Mark SanbornGuest Expert:

Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE
(About Mark)

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The Program:

Think you fully understand what is happening in professional speaking or the world in general? Think again.

Is it possible we’re in a period of such unprecedented change that nobody really knows what’s going on? Are your certainties your biggest liabilities? Are you frustrated that speakers with seemingly less talent are doing swimmingly better than you? Is the word “motivational” now derogatory? If—thanks to technology—everyone has a voice, how do you get heard? And just what is a truly great speech and/or performance?

This is not a discussion about the future of speaking. Mark focuses on the present, suggests some guidelines for the post-world-as-we-knew-it, and hopefully provokes your thinking. Mark focuses on a few key concepts and words that can make you feel pretty good regardless of the challenges you face.

You will learn:

  • Four conditions you can’t change but you can deal with.
  • The difference between what meeting planners say they want, and what they buy.
  • What effect the 2012 US election might have on speaking.
  • The two most important questions for dealing successfully with change.
  • What it takes to crush an economic curveball.
  • The primary strategy for continued survival and success in speaking.

More about our guest expert:

Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE is the president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio for leadership development.

He is an award-winning speaker and has authored or co-authored eight books, 20 videos, and numerous audio-training programs on leadership, change, teamwork and customer service.

Mark’s book The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary is an international bestseller.

Mark is past president of the National Speakers Association and recipient of Sales & Marketing Executives International “Ambassador of Free Enterprise” award.

He lives in Denver, CO with his wife and two sons.


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