Most Requested Keynotes and Presentations
Power of Three Leadership: Commitment to the People, the Purpose and the Plain Truth
Antarctic Explorer Ernest Shackleton has been called “the greatest leader who ever came on God’s earth – bar none.” In this talk, Angela tells the story of Shackleton's 1914 - 1916 expedition. Shackleton's stout ship Endurance was frozen into the sea off the coast of Antarctica, and then crushed by ice. It sank, leaving the crew stranded on the ice. Yet, Shackleton led every one of his 27 men to safety. Angela shows that Shackleton succeeded because he was equally dedicated to the people he led, the purpose they sought, and the plain truth. The talk tells the story of Shackleton with special emphasis on behaviors any leader can adopt: treating everyone with respect, encouraging camaraderie, admitting your mistakes, and being well-prepared and optimistic.
Length: 45 – 90 minutes
Find and Feed Your Inner Optimist
Psychologist Martin Seligman has demonstrated that athletes who are optimistic overcome setbacks. Those who are pessimistic don't perform well after a setback. This is just one of a number of studies conducted by Seligman that shows that optimists succeed where pessimists fail. Optimistic students do better in college than their SAT scores would predict. Optimistic salespeople sell more. And in every election since 1948, the more optimistic of the presidential candidates from the major parties has been elected. Why is that? What implications does it have for us … and how can we learn to be more optimistic?
Length: 30 – 45 minutes
Uncorking the Genius of Your Diverse Workforce
We are all different … and sometimes we drive each other nuts! In this lively, interactive talk, Angela teaches techniques that can be used by any member of the team to improve the strength and cohesion of the team.
Length: 45 – 60 minutes
Why Dilbert Can't Present
We technical professionals often struggle with three predictable problems.
- We know a lot and want to share it all. Too Much Information!
- We tell what we know rather than what the listeners want to know. Too Little Connection!
- We're likely to be introverts. Too Little Animation!
Although there are some stellar exceptions, technical people (engineers, accountants, IT professionals, etc.) tend to be poor presenters. In this dynamic, humorous presentation, Angela explains why "Dilbert" can't present and provides practical tips to help those of us who are geeks to speak in a manner that's effective and entertaining.
Length: 20 – 60 minutes
Have a tough problem? Learn the skills you need to find and implement a solution that is fair and satisfying… a solution that will last.
Length: 20 – 60 minutes