Dan Thurmon

Dan Thurmon

  • Best-selling Author
  • Member of "Speakers Hall of Fame"
  • Amazing Communicator, Juggler and Acrobat
Perform‐Ability: Peak Performance Keynote

How to Be Your Best When It Matters Most

“Always be at your best because every moment counts.” This may sound like good advice, but it isn’t really possible, and the truth is, some moments count...

How to Be Your Best When It Matters Most

“Always be at your best because every moment counts.” This may sound like good advice, but it isn’t really possible, and the truth is, some moments count much more than others. That’s why it’s more important (and realistic) to be your best When It Matters The Most.

In this keynote, peak performance speaker Dan Thurmon explores the reasons why some individuals fail under pressure, and why others seem to naturally rise to handle critical moments with ease and excellence. Here’s a hint: It isn’t an innate talent. It’s an ability that can be learned and mastered. Dan calls it “Perform-Ability.” The key to being able to “perform,” or deliver excellence when it matters the most, is to prepare properly and understand the mindset and methods of top performers. But Dan doesn’t just explain this – he demonstrates these concepts in his signature high-impact style that includes juggling, acrobatics, and even a unicycle. Audiences leave this unforgettable session armed with new tools and the enthusiasm to tackle their biggest challenges. And, they’ll have a fantastic time!

Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this program, attendees will be able to:
• See themselves as performers, capable of delivering excellent results under pressure.
• Understand the three aspects of an effective performance.
• Clarify what they are trying to achieve.
• Develop strategies to succeed.
• Recognize critical moments and rise to the occasion.
• Adopt the mindset and methods of peak performers.
• Commit to ongoing learning and disciplines to aid their efforts.

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High Performance Sales: Selling is a Performance Keynote

High Performance Sales

Selling is a performance – the process of taking your audience (customer) through an experience that builds interest and engagement, ending in a successful sale. Dan reveals...

High Performance Sales
Selling is a performance – the process of taking your audience (customer) through an experience that builds interest and engagement, ending in a successful sale. Dan reveals presentation/performance secrets to help sales professionals improve performance and bottom line results, including:

• How to differentiate your approach from competitors to stand apart and above the rest.
• How to manage your customers’ expectations and ensure that you deliver more than they
anticipate.
• How focusing on value and uniqueness transcends objections about price.
• How to leverage your most powerful asset – your brand – for greatest results.
• Why telling stories is far more effective than imparting benefits.
• How every performance has a beginning, middle, and end. Design your presentations for impact, and move your customers to action.
• How to build relationships for success.
• How to break through external barriers and self-imposed limitations.

Continuous Improvement
Because sales happens in real-time, and every encounter is unique, the high-performance salesperson must be committed to improving and building upon every sales experience. With every one performance there are three – the one you plan, the one you do, and the one you should have done (and think about on the way home). Dan helps sales professionals to:

• Prepare daily and take a disciplined approach to developing skills. Go into each sales performance with a plan and specific approach. (The first show)
• Develop the ability to improvise, discover opportunities that arise, and use those opportunities to build trust and rapport. (The second show)
• Intentionally “debrief” each effort, identifying what worked well, what you can build on, and what you can improve or eliminate. (The third show)

Embracing Change – Off Balance On Purpose
The concept of “Off Balance On Purpose” is central to Dan’s work and is all about initiating changes that lead to growth and results. He makes the case that we are in a perpetual stage of transition and the pursuit of perfect balance, while well intended, is out of sync with reality. The top performer must be off balance – biased toward shaping future events. Dan illustrates this concept atop a six foot unicycle, demonstrating how forward progress begins by leaning into the uncertainty. It is uncomfortable, at times, to launch yourself into the unknown, but it is absolutely necessary to drive results.
• You are off balance, and must be, in order to serve your customers, drive results, and improve your efforts.
• “On purpose” has an intentional dual meaning – that you are intentionally embracing the uncertainty and initiating changes AND that you are bringing a sense of purpose, or mission, to your efforts. A strong, compelling purpose will help you overcome challenges and attract
advocates to your cause.

Building Relationships for Success
One of the segments of Dan’s presentation involves bringing an audience member on stage and
coaching her to effectively perform a team juggling performance with me. This is a very powerful experience, as it engages someone in a real-time challenge and also enables him to illustrate and teach the principles for effective partnership with customers. Some of the lessons that are incorporated in this routine (and debriefed afterward) include:

• Start with belief. It’s impossible to accomplish something if you don’t believe it is possible.
• Build upon strengths (your own, and your customers’).
• Establish clear targets.
• Build a solid foundation before attempting too much.
• Provide feedback, and invite feedback from your partners.
• Encourage progress and celebrate success.
• Dan also includes a bonus example of how to “upsell” your customer toward a morecompelling goal.
• The way you treat one person is the way you treat everyone. This is why ethics, values, and core beliefs are integral to a long and successful career.

Breaking Barriers
There are some wonderful examples and stories Dan likes to include in this presentation. One of these involves the story of Tony Steele, legendary trapeze performer and the FIRST man to break the barrier of the triple somersault. Tony, also a very good friend of Dan’s, performed the 3 1/2 somersault in 1962, a world record that stood for 20 years. In this touching story, Dan encourages the audience to adopt a new approach to their personal limitations and challenge them to transcend those ideas (let go) in order to grasp a new level of success. Tony is 78 years old and still performs trapeze. Dan closes this segment with a short video of Tony in action. This is a wonderful and powerful segment that will cause everyone to rethink their own concept of limitations!

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Off Balance On Purpose: Work-Life Integration Keynote (Work-Life Balance)

Work-Life Integration That’s Possible, Not Perfect

Achieving a perfect balance between the demands of work and the complexities of life is an intriguing, desirable concept. It’s also completely...

Work-Life Integration That’s Possible, Not Perfect
Achieving a perfect balance between the demands of work and the complexities of life is an intriguing, desirable concept. It’s also completely unrealistic. The common way of pursuing “balance” is entirely inadequate: We sell short our best efforts, burden ourselves with guilt, and exhaust our energy. Instead, we need to make an ongoing effort to infuse “life” into the workplace, and to let go of the notion of being perfectly balanced.

A New Standard for Balancing Work & Life
In this empowering keynote, Dan provides a new model for viewing work objectives. Instead of being separate or competing with life, they are a vital and connected component. Successful work-life integration fosters excellence, innovation, and loyalty among employees. Therefore, this presentation becomes the catalyst for an ongoing and transformational conversation and plan of action.

High-Impact, Unforgettable Presentation
Work-life integration speaker Dan Thurmon provides practical, reality-based solutions to help leaders and employees support one another personally, as well as professionally. And his presentation style? It’s nothing short of spectacular! Dan doesn’t stand Behind a podium and Talk about work-life integration – he does handstands On the podium to Demonstrate what real balance actually looks like. Your audience will talk about this presentation for years to come!

Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this program, attendees will be able to:
• Manage their energy and time more effectively.
• Improve their ability to focus on the task at hand.
• Understand that “Perfect Balance” is an unachievable goal.
• Adopt an Off Balance On Purpose approach as a realistic and empowering alternative.
• Name the Five Spheres of “Complete Success.”
• Utilize “Lifelines” to integrate the aspects of life.
• Have supportive and appropriate conversations with their peers about life outside the workplace.

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Total Wellness: Corporate Wellness Keynote

Managing Stress & Taking Care of You

As a performer and speaker, Dan Thurmon knows first-hand the importance of stress management, physical fitness, and total health. Your audience can benefit from...

Managing Stress & Taking Care of You
As a performer and speaker, Dan Thurmon knows first-hand the importance of stress management, physical fitness, and total health. Your audience can benefit from a corporate wellness program by a speaker who actually lives what he says.

Balancing Dan’s physically demanding presentations, a full speaking schedule, and family priorities requires self-discipline. It also demands an understanding and appreciation of the areas that can impact a person’s total
wellness: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. In this keynote, corporate wellness speaker Dan Thurmon explores the relationship between employee wellness and corporate success. But it’s his signature high-impact style (including juggling, acrobatics, and even a unicycle) that drives his message home. Audiences have a fantastic time while being inspired and motivated to improve their total wellness!

Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this program, attendees will be able to:
• Understand the effects of stress on personal and work success.
• Recognize the importance of taking care of all aspects of their health.
• Develop strategies to manage stress.
• Adopt a positive mindset and methods for success.
• Commit to ongoing learning, self-respect, and self-discipline.

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The Rhythm of Success Team Building Keynote

Are you are looking for a way to gain top performance from your team? Would you like to enhance the strength and reliability of your organization’s internal and external relationships? Are you...

Are you are looking for a way to gain top performance from your team? Would you like to enhance the strength and reliability of your organization’s internal and external relationships? Are you searching for a motivational
experience that delivers energy and enthusiasm, as well as a powerful message? Well, look no further.

The Rhythm Of Success is a thrilling team presentation that illustrates the value of relationships in business and in life. After all, achieving “success” is not a solo performance. We rely on others for support, input, and accountability. To be our best, we need to learn the most effective way to partner with others.

A Truly Dynamic Duo
Dan Thurmon teams up with his performance partner (and best friend since high school), Philip Solomon, to deliver this unique, transformational program. They combine live percussion, great music, thrilling stunts, and a healthy dose of audience involvement to illustrate the vital characteristics of successful teams. Philip Solomon is a nationally recognized actor, musician and entertainment producer. He’s also the Los Angeles Outreach Coordinator and an International Trainer for Cirque du Soleil. Philip is President of Way Too Much Entertainment, and an expert in conflict resolution, teamwork, and communication.

Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this program, attendees will be able to:
• Develop more effective communication, collaboration, and trust in your organization.
• How to partner effectively, especially when the pressure is on.
• Enhanced communication and collaboration.
• New techniques for resolving conflicts and repairing damaged relationships.
• Invigorated team spirit.
• Tools and motivation to take on new challenges together.
• Create better results.
• More rewarding experiences for team members and clients.

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Keynote $17,500.00
Dan Thurmon travels from Atlanta, GA and requires flat travel fee of $1500 + hotel

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