Featured Keynote Programs
Collaborating with Machines
A Blueprint for Leveraging AI to Increase Productivity, Enhance Creativity, and Create a More Human Workplace
If you believe the movies, the future of AI will lead to a dystopian world where machines rule over humans through war (Terminator 2) or love (Her). But the reality is that the use of AI is an opportunity to thrive, advance, and bring intentional humanity to the next stage of innovation.
While collaborating with machines is absolutely vital to being successful in this new era of work, it’s also not enough. Now, every person in an organization, from top to bottom, must develop and excel in the leadership skills of empathy, delegation, and seeing the big picture.
In this energizing and thought-provoking session, we will challenge the conventional understanding of AI, explain the future of tech that is already here, and teach you the skills you need to be successful, today. You'll experience hands-on, interactive demonstrations that provide a tangible sense of how these partnerships can play out in real-world settings and see examples of how AI is already being used in human-centered ways.
Whether you’ve already become best friends with ChatGPT or are wishing you could go back to the days of rotary phones, join us on a journey to see how AI will transform your work--as a collaborator, teammate, and non-dystopian coworker.
In this talk, you’ll:
- Experience the future of AI in a talk co-created with machines.
- Create a strategy for leveraging AI in your work.
- Learn 20+ tools you can start using today.
- Practice the prompt engineering you need to get effective results.
- Reinforce the human-skills needed in an increasingly tech-focused workplace.
LEADING ON YOUR FEET
The Art and Science of Leadership Through Improvisation
We live in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous world. Strategies change frequently, businesses rise and fall overnight, and the only adept at thinking on their feet, leveraging their
This engaging and interactive program will teach you the principles of what it means to lead in techniques from improvisation, attendees not only learn what it means to lead on their feet, they develop the skills to do it.
• Leadership as a Mindset
• The Perils of Unleadership
• Success in a VUCA World
• Improv Principles for Embracing Change
• The 5 Actions of an AGILE Leader
How to Communicate Any Message to Anyone
The average person spends 80% of their time in some form of communication: emails, meetings, presentations, small talk, phone calls, text messages, snapchats, knowing looks, and more. But just because we communicate frequently it doesn't mean we do it well.
Effective communication begins with understanding why we are communicating and understanding all of the messages we are sending. This hands-on program will teach you how to clearly communicate your message to any audience.
• The Exchange of Ideas
• W+E = M Listening
• The 2 Rs of Effective Communication
• Superhero Body Language
• Actionable Tips for Email, Conversation, Meetings, and Presentations
HUMOR THAT WORKS
The Secret to Being More Productive, Less Stressed, and Happier
83% of Americans are stressed out at work and 55% are unsatisfied with their jobs. The impact? Close to a trillion dollars in lost productivity and increased costs. Luckily humor is here to help. People who use humor are more productive, less stressed, and happier. This interactive and experiential program will teach you what humor at work means, why it is desperately needed, and how to use humor to create a positive work culture, increase team productivity, manage stress, and have more fun.
• Efficiency vs Effectiveness
• The $500 Billion Problem at Work
• 30 Research-backed Benefits of Humor
• Developing a Humor Mindset
• How to Start Using Humor Today
Virtual Keynotes - 45- to 60-minute programs focusing on engaging, inspiring content. Using event-level production, including multiple camera angles, picture-in-picture, and live-editing, these programs are more akin to TV than webinars.
Virtual Workshops - 60- to 120-minute programs with an emphasis on actionable takeaways attendees can implement immediately. Rather than try to manage around a virtual audience, these programs take advantage of the fact everyone is sitting in front of their own computers where they can take in-the-moment action on building the skills needed. By leveraging chat, polling, whiteboards, and breakout rooms, virtual workshops use interaction to avoid distraction.
Virtual Emcee - A live, virtual host to setup, frame, and debrief the virtual experience for the attendees. Just because some of the content is pre-recorded, it doesn’t mean the experience has to be. With a Virtual Emcee, attendees can learn more about what’s coming up, engage in Q&A, and be part of a live community going through the same experience.