Posts Tagged ‘keynote’

Sometimes it takes a little moving around to learn something new.

As the kind of person who does not sit still very well, I do enjoy presenting in a way that allows the audience to standup, move around and experience their learning. During this clip, you will hear me use the word selfish a couple of times.  The reason I focus on that word is so the audience realizes what they are hearing today is to make themselves better, NOT their spouse, co-workers, family, church members, etc.  Today is about them becoming better and more effective as a person.  Enjoy this clip from the Texas CERT conference.

Remember: You don’t lead Things, You lead People!

txcertspkcropAfter my personal experience volunteering in Joplin recently and realizing the enormity of the situation and the organization it takes to coordinate the total effort during an emergency response, I had a new perspective for speaking at the 2011 Texas Unites Conference in Austin, Texas. During my time there, I met people both volunteer and paid staff leaders.  There is no doubt that these individuals are passionate to help others prepare for any type of emergency, but the challenge is for citizens to head to the education being provided.

Our time together was spent talking about effective communication to support their efforts in leadership.  The reality of there work is comprised of individuals and teams coming together.  But also, most of their effort is communicating preparation and not always first response to disasters, so effective communication is priority one.  Our time together went by too quickly.

While at the conference, I picked up one interesting nugget I hadn’t thought of before.  During a tornado warning, you want to be in a window free centered room and if possible, you shelterwant to hold on to something that is anchored to the floor.  There are not many items that fit this description for being anchored, but a toilet is.  It is anchored to bolts in the concrete on your lowest level.  What else could you hold on to that is anchored in concrete in your home?

After the Joplin tornado May 22nd, the weather patterns were still causing havoc in the Midwest.  I have provided a picture of my daughter, Ragan, and me camped out in the bathroom with our safety headgear on.  My three children had the strapped on helmets.  All that was left for me was the Pig Sooie foam hat.

Have a plan for your family and be prepared for an emergency situation.

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We All have a Hand in Quality Conference

They came from near and far to attend the Rockline Industries “We All have a Hand in Quality” conference held in Northwest Arkansas. Associates from Wisconsin,  New Jersey, Arkansas and the United Kingdom were present at the conference.  Each of the associates was sharing best practices related to ideas that were implemented within their plant locations.  With a focus on quality and teamwork, Scott conducted an after lunch keynote to train on human behavior and communication.

For those who have heard Scott speak, you will hear his phrase often “People are what Life and Business are All about.”  It’s about the People.

While the conference focus was themed around “quality”, it is always a good time to teach individuals about themselves and how they are wired and the best way for them to communicate with others.  Since the associates were from different parts of the company and the globe, it was interesting for them to see the strengths in each of their personalities.

Enjoy this quick video of pics that were taken during the conference and the smiles that were shared.   Contact Scott to present for your next conference or convention.

How Valuable is it to be part of a Professional Association?

Last week I had the opportunity to train a workshop and keynote for the International Association of Administrative Professionals regional conference for OK and AR. Many of these individuals are executive assistants to top leaders in their companies.  In my own mind, I try to think about the challenges they face on a daily basis, not only working with their individual manager(boss), but several of the attendees were the only administrator within a whole department at a corporation.  Can you imagine the types of individuals and personalities they learn to deal with on a daily basis?  I don’t know for sure, but I am curious how much training is offered for administrative support teams to excel and reach their full potential?

I heard some excellent stories during both of my sessions, but my most memorable time was during my keynote as we played a round of the Family Feud.  It is always fun to watch the competition come out amongst teams.  What I realized during my 2-3 hours at the conference, is these members had a camaraderie due to their professional experiences.  When you mention like-minded individuals, this association (like most) is targeted.  This allows for the attendees and members to learn from and discuss real-time topics to support each other.

So what associations should I be more involved with to become better?  Which ones should you not only join, but become an active member to grow and develop in your role?

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Effective Leaders Communicate Effectively

Arkansas PTA had Scott keynote for their convention in April. For many volunteer-based organizations, they like to offer professional trainers to support their leaders.  The goal is to increase their skill levels to be more effective communicators.

Life is about Learning: Scott trains on People Skills and Communication

Conference planners are always looking for quality content from their presenters , but many hope that the presenter can offer it in a way that will be interactive with the attendees. Here’s a clip from a recent presentation, where Scott had the 400+ attendees broken out by personality types around the room.  Hear it, see it and experience it are critical elements for an audience to retain what they learn.

Feedback is alsways good to receive and fun to share when positive.

In November Scott had the opportunity to present for the Texas School Safety Center’s School Administrators Safety Conference. Austin was a beautiful place to be that time of year.  300+ were inspired by Scott’s keynote “Family and Education is the CURE”.   Here are some of their comments below:

“Great energy, very interactive and engaging.”

“Very dynamic and informative.”

“I was very engaged in Scott’s presentation.  I looked forward to hearing him since I saw him present in 2009 during a workshop.  I thought then he was good, but today he was great!”

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Success with the Nebraska PTA team!

“Scott brings an instant enthusiasm to any conference or workshop. He works with you to define your goals and then delivers a spot on message. Our attendees enjoyed his spirit, wisdom and interactive delivery”.

Melani Luedtke-Taylor, Immediate Past President, Nebraska PTA

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Who are the mentors in your life? (Live clip of Scott)

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When you have the opportunity to provide training for a team of people, the energy you put in to that presentation should not make a difference whether you are in front of 20, 100 or 2,000. Everyone in the audience is looking to connect and engage in the lessons/training you are providing.  I made a 1,600 mile driving journey over the last several days to the finer “tropical” destinations of St. Louis, Chicago, Kansas City, Wichita and Tulsa.

“Scott Huse brought amazing amounts of enthusiasm, positive energy and insight to our state board recently. His leadership style assessment was incredibly accurate and provided us direction on how to better work cohesively as a group. His positive attitude and energy levels were contagious and his presentation was engaging throughout. I look forward to his return to Illinois in the future!”

Jennifer DeFranco, Membership/Marketing, Illinois PTA (Board of Managers Meeting)

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