Keynote Speech Example Topics Part I
Professional Keynote Speaker John Di Frances
About John Di Frances
Today, more than ever before, corporations, government agencies, and association are facing immense obstacles that's why so many organizations are turning to real content speakers-subject experts who can equip their clients and enable them to overcome the daily challenges they face. John Di Frances is such a professional. As an international business expert with more than thirty years of experience John addresses the very heart of the complex issues currently facing the corporate world. He not only delivers motivating and dynamic presentations, he offers solid values and innovative solutions for long-lasting results.
Through carefully developed and targeted keynotes, seminars, conferences, and executive retreats John empowers his audiences. His highly personable style touches both the mind and the heart. With thought provoking insights, vivid stories, and a frequent dose of humor, he reaches his audiences in a way they do not forget. In this manner he provides not only instruction and motivation, but also the vision and resources needed to take the organization to the next level. Laying a principle-based foundation, John leads organizations beyond focusing solely upon current profitability, to creating their future. John's professional career spans thirty years of global corporate, nonprofit, academic, and government agency experience in senior executive and industry leadership positions.
Creating Your Organizations Future
How does an organization create its future merely fate or is it something more? The future is created through capitalizing on strategic opportunities - no exceptions. If we fail to plan how we will accomplish this, then we plan to fail. Without a plan, we become victims of our circumstances, whether those circumstances be lack of resources or market downturns and recession. However, most organizations' strategic planning efforts result in little more than glorified operating budgets. There is simply nothing strategic about them.
John Di Frances understands the necessity of strategically planning to create the future. He knows that strategic planning is the only way to overcome the circumstances that will arise to block the way. With thirty years of international corporate, governmental and non-profit experience, John is acutely conscious of the process involved in creating long-term success. In this unique and insightful presentation, he examines the purpose of futuristic strategic planning, explores the processes involved in such planning and outlines the actions essential to creating long-term organizational success.
Generating Focused Creativity
When your two year-old creates his masterpiece on the newly painted wall, it may be creative, but it is hardly productive. Often in the corporate world, the distinction between creativity and productive creativity is not made. Focused creativity is extremely valuable, producing effective solutions, innovative results and new opportunities. However, unfocused creativity is not only unproductive, it can become a harmful distraction, wasting precious resources. John Di Frances is an expert on organizational innovation. As a veteran of thirty years in the international corporate arena as well as numerous cutting edge military programs, John has the knowledge to help your organization channel creativity productively. In this insightful presentation, he will demonstrate how to develop an environment that fosters creativity, while providing a framework for channeling creative efforts into useful outcomes.
Change Management that Really Works
"Change" has become a popular word in today's corporate environment the trend. and, like other trends, it has become overused and misunderstood. Many organizations attempt change simply for change's sake, and often end up creating an expensive and destructive monster.
John Di Frances believes real change is a positive result, not just another new program. with a background spanning thirty years of global corporate experience, he understands this fine line. He also comprehends the complex process behind organizational change, and how to apply this process effectively in serving customers and gaining market share. John uses this presentation to first define and explain the process of implementing positive change, and then to provide a working strategy for outcome-based change management that furthers the organization's strategic goals.
Layoff Alternatives in Tough Times
We've all heard the saying: "Less is more." Unfortunately, this little proverb isn't always true. In times of economic downturn, when revenues drop suddenly, businesses and government agencies tend to respond fist by cutting staff. Yet, this knee-jerk reaction is not always the best alternative. Limited layoffs may be necessary, but in the long-run, wide-scale layoffs often end in creating far greater costs than benefits.
Having experienced the effects of economic change in many organizations across the globe, John Di Frances in no newcomer to tough times and economic stress. John has been around long enough to know what works and what doesn't. In this presentation, John will provide your organization with successful layoff alternatives and the answers you seemingly "excess" people, and turn your profit slump into long-term recovery and success.
Reconfiguring Your Resources for Success
Remember the last time you really cleaned house- boldly going where no one should go...through your junk drawer, closet, basement or attic? Were you surprised at what you found? All those useful little items that you thought were lost forever your nice driving gloves, favorite pen or that all purpose tool you received last year for Christmas.
In some ways, your organization isn't much different. Buried deep within are the resources necessary for success and greatness. However, over time, organizations, like individuals, tend to "misplace" and "lose track of" their greatest resources and end up wasting time, money and energy chasing "new" solutions. John Di Frances has learned over his thirty years of international experience, that reawakening existing capabilities is often more effective than acquiring new ones. In this presentation, John demonstrates the value of discovering existing resources and illustrates how to recognize and reconfigure these resources for success.
Achieving Dynamic Breakthroughs
Are dynamic breakthroughs your mission or are they simply a mission impossible? Is your organization achieving its full potential or is it lagging behind the competition, unable to keep up?
John Di Frances will show you how to make dynamic breakthroughs more than a possibility he knows how to make them a reality. He understands that dynamic breakthroughs do not occur by chance, but are the precise result of a discipline innovation process. John outlines how this innovative process works and demonstrates how to use this process effectively within your organization to achieve dynamic breakthroughs.
Prospering in an Uncertain Economy -
Recession. Terrorism. Downsizing. News like this gets depressing. People are affected—organizations are affected. Such events can engender fear and paralysis in employees, and eventually in the organization as a whole. Now is the time to build your people up with a message of hope, and John Di Frances is the man to do it.
John’s thirty years of international business experience have given him keen insights into the current economic crisis. In this presentation, he provides a practical and applicable message, sharing how developing a climate of innovation within your organization will restore hope. John empowers employees, and arms your people with the resources they need to effectively overcome today’s unique challenges.
Strategies for “Must Win” Negotiation -
Strategy—the critical element that can make or break your negotiation. What tactics will you use, and how will you execute your plan? In critical negotiations there are no prizes for second place. Every detail of your strategy must be carefully prepared and precisely carried out. There is no room for error. To put it simply, a successful outcome requires a successful strategy. If you want to improve and develop your negotiation strategies, learn from an experienced negotiator.
John Di Frances is a recognized authority on the topic of negotiation, and his articles on strategic negotiation have been widely published. Moreover, he has first-hand experience in personally negotiating large defense contracts and civil claims as well as commercial construction and union contracts. In this presentation, John shares proven negotiation strategies, and outlines how to structure and implement your negotiation strategy for the optimal win-win outcome. In addition, John will demonstrate a simple and entertaining way to remember what you have learned so that you will always have a first-place finish.