I have given over 1000 presentations, from keynotes to training. My clients include government, associations, private industry, hospitals and much more. My favorite clients are the individuals who use The SpeakStrong Method to empower their voices, at home and at work. Here are just a few of my clients.
Lean and Toyota Kata require exceptional communication skills, which is why my session at NE ShingoPrized conference and my joint session with Toyota Kata (TK) Author Mike Rother were so popular. People tend to resist change, even when what they're doing isn't working. People also resist change when what they are doing IS working, but might be open to improvement. Continuous improvement (CI) doesn't wait for things to break to fix them. Lean/CI/Tk are based on a paradigm shift, and often where things fall down in practice is in translating lean thinking into lean speaking.
Dwight Bowen, Continuous Improvement Manager for GBMP remarked that my joint session with Mike Rother was "probably the best session he had ever attended". That's because we took the theory to a very practical level that people could relate to.
Last spring I presented half of my "Conference Communication Keynote Sandwich" for YPO: Young President's Organization. It was a lean conference, and I attended the entire session, making notes of the kinds of conversations people were having and the kinds of questions they were asking. I summarized my findings in my closing keynote, which addressed the likely challenges the attendees were likely to experience when they went back to their companies with their new understandings and ideas. I gave lots of phrases, techniques and practical suggestions.
One attendee emailed me afterwards to say that my session was the most useful since it doesn't matter how good people's ideas are if they didn't know how to talk about them.
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