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John Di Frances Motivational Keynote Speaker


"As our opening keynote speaker, John did an outstanding job of connecting with our audience, and delivered a compelling and thought-provoking presentation.  He was able to combine his expertise with humor and deliver a spot-on keynote."

Kelly Foy, CEO, Elite Meetings International
Motivational Speaker John Di Frances

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Achieving Accelerated Innovation

In 2010, John founded RedDoorInnovation® to provide a dedicated location where management teams can develop purposeful innovation within a timely context. A breakthrough thinker, John acknowledges, "Not all ideas are innovation. Solutions must be value driven and capable of implementation." Red Door Innovation Center offers an accelerated program for achieving powerful new strategies through idea generation (ideation).

At Red Door Innovation, John facilitates teams as they invest four days, discovering and creating future products, services, branding, resolving design, production and operational issues and formulating cutting-edge strategies for increased market-share.

The Red Door Innovation center is a facility uniquely designed for one purpose — to facilitate breakthrough business innovation in an environment where your team's thinking will flourish — away from the office, cell phones, computers and nonstop interruptions.

At Red Door Innovation, teams are free to focus on the real issues. They are challenged to think and rethink their suppositions generating truly innovative solutions. As necessary, industry experts are brought in to contribute specialized knowledge and experience to the process.

"Ideation is central to the innovation process," states John Di Frances, "When does an idea become innovation? When it creates new markets or transforms the way business is done. The first step is to get out of the office, away from established patterns and distractions. Our actions are limited by our perceptions of reality. We provide an open environment where teams are free to function synergistically."

The Red Door program enables management teams to collaborate effectively. Pooling collective knowledge, engaging in dialogue and inquiry, abandoning established patterns of thinking, employing humor and at times sparring viewpoints combine to create the ideation dynamic for successful innovation.

The heart of Innovation is THINKING.   Deep Thinking and ReTHINKING.  It requires a commitment of time and resources from an organization's leadership.  Accelerated Innovation is an intensely collaborative exercise in which problems and potentialities are viewed from every possible perspective. It is a forum where ideas are volleyed back and forth. Solutions must be practical, affordable and capable of implementation.

Red Door Innovation center sessions assist organizations in achieving breakthrough initiatives, including:




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Are you looking for a business keynote ideation and innovation speaker? Contact us to schedule a conference call with John to discuss your program needs. Founder of the Red Door Innovation Center, John has many years of international experience helping teams and organizations gain breakthrough advantage through the practice of Open Innovation. As each ideation & innovation keynote he delivers is crafted uniquely for that specific audience, John can accomodate most requests by program organizers to incoporate unique content or address specific ideation and open innovation issues. Call us today to schedule a time to speak with John.

In today's fiercely competitive global business climate, Ideation and Open Innovation are the best means to gain a sustainable competitive advantage.



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Ideation Speaker Ideation at Red Door Innovation Center

Ideation is today's key to business success in a globally competitive marketplace. We live in a time of rapidly changing competitive business environments where innformation and technology drive change at an ever increasing rate . Old ideas and ways of achieving success in business are outmoded. New international competitors arise without warning, while old ones continue to seek new ways of gaining a competitive advantage through the application of information and technology.

Through active, continuous unhindered ideation, it is possible to gain and maintain a sustainable strategic advantage over competitors, both old and new. John Di Frances speaks and consults with corporate, association and government organizations in order to raise their awareness of the immense powerof disciplined ideation. He then takes them a step further, by teaching how to imbed the practice of open ideation into their cultures, making ideation a systemic practice that permeates the organization.

Ideation, together with open innovation, form the backbone of a winning competitive strategy for today's organizations. If you want to give your organization an ideation 'lift', then contact us about having John either speak or consult on the topic of ideation. Or, contact us about bringing your team to the Red Door Innovation Center.

As both an ideation speaker and ideation consultant, he will open creative new vista's to your organization.

Innovation Speaker Open Innovation at Red Door Innovation Center

Open Innovation is today's hot buzzword. You hear it everywhere from business leaders, government officials and the press. Unfortunately, all of this talk of open innovation has resulted is a great deal of 'innovation smoke', but far less 'innovation fire', which is wha i's really needed today.

Our competitive advantage is being trimmed by global competitors in nearly every industry and what should be our overwhelming advantage,OPEN INNOVATION, is far too often lacking altogether or totally inadequate. While we may not be able to compete on price with developing nations, we can compete and WIN on the basis of open innovation, but to do so we must focus our resources on enabling open innovation.

This begins with developing a systemic culture of ideation and open innovation. Only where people are free and encouraged to actively ideate and innovate, does true ideation and open innovation occur. It is leadership's responsibility to create an atmosphere where ideation and innovation can and do flourish. When they do so, open innovation and the organization thrive.

Open innovation and ideation can provide an unparalleled competitive edge to nearly every organization and industry. Neither working 'faster and harder' or becoming ever more 'lean' will enabe us to maintain a competitive edge. Only ideation and open innovation meet the challenge.

John Di Frances' open innovation work spans several decades and he has a proven track record of breakthrough ideation andopen innovation. If you are sensing the need to encourage and empower a new wave of open innovation within your organization, then contact us to arrange for John to be the innovation speaker for your next event or ask us about his availability for ideation and open innovation consulting. We also offer support for open innovation at our Red Door Innovation. Consider bringng your team to our Red Door Innovation Center for an open innovation that will pay high dividends.




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