Look for the 4 E’s when booking your next conference speaker.

There are more than 1 million meetings in South Africa per day. These are not just three or four friends getting together over a beer – these are formal gatherings ranging from budget discussions to conferences, conventions, training sessions and motivational sessions for under-performing employees. According to Gillian Saunders at Grant Thornton, there were 101 000 conferences held in South Africa in 1999. From these figures, it doesn’t...

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The Success Hangover

I recently met with Bruce a company owner and MD intent on growing his already-successful company. He’s in the process of employing Regional Managers, Sales Managers and devising an aggressive sales and growth strategy. He is looking to partner with me as a coach and mentor to his company – but what I discovered was astounding. Bruce has decided to cancel company conference. He’s cancelling the very bastion of motivation and...

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Important tips for booking a Speaker.

There are over 5000 "professional" speakers worldwide – according to Speaker Associations. And there are probably just as many who don’t belong to industry bodies. So when you engage the services of a keynote speaker, how do you know what you’re going to be getting? Will your audience leave enthused with pertinent insights, or will they end up counting the ceiling tiles and light fixtures while the speaker rattles off...

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