Special Announcement

February 7th, 2019

2019 SPEAKER SHOWCASE DATE – August 27, 2019 LOCATION: Airport Holiday Inn 6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321 REGISTRATION: 8:00am SPEAKER SHOWCASE: 8:30am – 12:30pm LUNCH: 12:30 – 1:30pm (lunch with speakers) COST: $45 includes continental breakfast and lunch

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Powerful speakers for your 2019 conferences!

February 7th, 2019

The following speakers were some of our most booked and loved speakers in 2018! Don’t miss out on having them speak at your 2019 conference.    Holly Hoffman Holly Hoffman was born and raised in Eureka, South Dakota, and was the last remaining member of the Espada Tribe and the last woman standing on Season […]

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Book spotlight: “How To BECOME a Born Leader”

January 31st, 2019

Billy Riggs’ book “How To BECOME a Born Leader” was just released in October of 2018. In the book, Billy Riggs explains the difference between a boss and a leader. The boss lurks behind to prod, goad, and threaten workers, or stands in front to entice them to do jobs they would never do otherwise. […]

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Speaker Spotlight: Chip Bell

January 29th, 2019

Dr. Chip R. Bell is a customer service keynote speaker and world-renowned authority on customer loyalty and service innovation. His highly popular keynotes reveal the best practices from the successful organizations leading the customer loyalty charge, giving audiences powerful cutting-edge ideas and unique strategies they can put into practice the minute they leave. Chip is […]

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Introducing Andrew Busch, Economist

January 28th, 2019

We are excited to announce that after serving the US government as the 1st Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO), Andrew Busch is returning to the speaking circuit!    As CMIO, Andrew’s job was to improve and enhance the government’s understanding of the markets. He provided objective research on the financial markets to the CFTC, SEC, US […]

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The Lost Art of Listening by Kate Delaney

January 17th, 2019

The Lost Art of Listening: A Simple Way to Save Your Business by Kate Delaney In a recent article on Forbes.com, Emmy-Winning journalist and keynote speaker, Kate Delaney, shares five tips for becoming a better listener. If you want your business to succeed in 2019, she states good listening skills is the key ingredient in a […]

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Keys to building solid relationships with Kit Welchlin!

January 15th, 2019

When someone shares his thoughts and feelings with you, how do you respond?  Does your response build enough trust to develop the foundation of a personal or professional relationship? According to Kit Welchlin, if a person risks being open about his ideas or needs, sharing what he thinks and feels, the key to maintaining the […]

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Terry Rich, Former CEO, Ethics/Innovation Speaker & Author

January 8th, 2019

A fresh face on the speaking circuit is Former CEO, Terry Rich.  Terry officially retired as the CEO of the Iowa Lottery on December 31st and is sharing his business expertise with audiences worldwide. During Rich’s tenure as CEO of the Iowa Lottery that began in 2009, the Hot Lotto Scandal uncovered the largest fraud against U.S. […]

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Turning Discouragement Around by Erik Therwanger

January 8th, 2019

Have you ever felt discouraged? I know that life’s challenges can often cast a large shadow over our goals and dreams. But there is always hope! My wife and I experienced a five-year period of challenges and heartaches. Gina was diagnosed with cancer twice, my father passed away, my career was up in the air, […]

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Why Do Customers Choose to Do Business with You?

January 8th, 2019

Why Do Customers Choose to Do Business with You? Customer Service Keynote Speaker Shep Hyken shares the reasons why. Why do your customers buy from you? Who’s responsible for keeping their loyalty? Customer service expert Shep Hyken has compiled this list of the top 10 reasons why a customer chooses to do business with a […]

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Wild at Work: Being Wildly Welcoming by Chris Heeter

January 8th, 2019

On Being Wildly Welcoming in the Workplace  Sometimes when I’m speaking at a conference, I’ll ask the audience how many of them, on greeting someone at the event, responded to the query “how are you” with the word “busy?” It’s astonishing how many hands go up. If I then ask how many responded by reciting […]

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How NOT to Do It by AmyK

December 20th, 2018

2018 was filled with a lot of noise. If you’re not careful, you’ll get swept up in the comparison current. Watch AmyKism #57 for a short reminder of what NOT to do if you want to end the year profitably and start 2019 with a bang!  

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The Communication Ratio by Chris Heeter

December 17th, 2018

7/38/55  Does that ratio ring any bells?  You’ve probably heard it before, but it is worth bringing back to our awareness.  7/38/55 represents the ways people perceive communication.   7% is what we say.  //  38% is how we say.  //  55% is body language.   What’s hopeful about this ratio is that we have the ability […]

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Purpose Matters by Chris Heeter

December 3rd, 2018

There are several themes I hear over and again in my preparatory calls before speaking for an organization or at a conference. Whether it’s from growth or re-structuring, regulations or new technology, every organization is trying to figure out how to manage so much change. And how to address change fatigue in employees weary with […]

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