It's often said that people remember how you make them feel more than what you say. On behalf of the entire team at CDW I want to thank you for making each and every person feel in control of their success, in charge of their emotions and responsible for the next action step in their journey to success. You were memorable, relevant, energizing and authentic. Thank you for bringing your best self to CDW!
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Featured Keynote Programs
Lead Your Way Forward
Resilient Leadership for the New Economy
For an entire generation of business leaders the actions they take now and in the months ahead will define them and their companies. Navigating this defining moment in the short term and preparing to capture opportunity in the long term will require a healthy mindset, critical decision making, and strong relationships.
During this interactive, virtual experience Ryan Estis will leverage both his proprietary research and personal experience leading a business through crisis and uncertainty. Ryan will review lessons learned and provide very specific and actionable insight participants can leverage to respond to the short-term challenges and create momentum to capitalize over time.
This customized, interactive, virtual experience will provide leaders the continuing education they need to thrive in this next normal, and every leader participating will receive a complimentary copy of our eBook, Adapt & Thrive.
• Downturn psychology and the window of opportunity
• The character traits of a “Futuremaker” & making the future happen
• Coaching mindset and emotional resilience amid uncertainty
• Drivers of engagement and emotional commitment
• Keys to effective leadership communication during a crisis
• True North leadership questions that create impact
Passion on Purpose
Turning Corporate Culture Into a Competitive Advantage
This keynote reviews how to cultivate a high-engagement, high-performance work culture. As we prepare for the next growth cycle in business, leaders need to understand the needs and expectations of the modern workforce. Ryan pushes back on conventional thinking with new research and case studies from category-leading companies that succeed at maximizing human potential and elevating performance.
To win in today’s market, you need a healthy organization: tuned-in employees, authentic leadership, open communication, and trust. Leaders are called to cultivate the kind of workplace where people come first and performance and profit follow.
Most organizations leave too many opportunities on the table and waste a huge amount of their people’s potential. This keynote offers practical advice to help you reverse that trend.
After this keynote, audiences, and organizations will understand what it takes to elevate engagement, unleash human potential and compete to win in the new world of work.
• Embrace change in the new economy.
• Learn from global workforce trends and forecasting from our research portfolio.
• Build high-trust, high-value relationships.
• Connect employees to a shared vision and set of values.
• Effectively use emerging technology to improve communication, culture and work life.
The Brand Experience
Accelerating Business Growth Through Remarkable Experiences
This keynote focuses on how you can elevate the relationships you have with your most important stakeholders: your customers. Ryan teaches organizations how to create remarkable experiences and earn customers for life.
Customer expectations have changed. For buyers, an alternative choice is usually just a click away. Today, customers want an experience, and the best brands step up and deliver, consistently. This keynote examines how category-leading companies start with their people, aligning employees around a common mission and empowering them to create memorable customer experiences.
Ryan explores current trends and shares standout customer stories from his portfolio of case studies. He will demonstrate how technology and social connectedness are influencing consumers’ thinking and changing the way we engage with a brand. He helps participants shift their thinking and emerge with new ideas about both customer and employee relationships that will impact the business.
The outcome of this keynote will be an audience prepared to capture employee commitment and customer loyalty to drive business growth.
• Learn global workforce trends from our research portfolio.
• Understand how to capture your unique How Advantage.
• Explore what it means to be a chief experience officer.
• Examine the importance of brand evangelism.
• Understand the impact of social connections and technology on the brand experience.
Sell Your Way Forward
Driving Sales Growth in the New Economy
You can grow a business in any economy, however, attacking this defining moment in the short term and capturing the opportunity will require a resilient mindset, shift in go-to-market strategy, and a compelling value proposition. The time is now!
During this interactive, virtual experience Ryan Estis will leverage both his proprietary research and personal experience growing a business through crisis and uncertainty. Ryan will review lessons learned and provide very specific and actionable insight producers can leverage right now to create more qualified opportunities and drive sales growth.
This customized, interactive, virtual experience will reveal the exact playbook Ryan used to grow his own business for 10 consecutive years which has proven to provide a distinct competitive advantage to thousands of sales professionals across categories, inside the world’s best brands. Every producer participating will receive a complimentary copy of our eBook, Adapt & Thrive.
Get ready to thrive in this next normal.
• Pivot back to a performance mindset
• Cultivate emotional resilience amid uncertainty
• Stay in the “learning lane” to achieve breakthroughs
• Win with an emphasis on “total client experience”
• Solidify your value proposition and engagement to meet customers where they are
• Pre-call plan and conduct your own “growth audit”
• A game plan for capturing opportunity and accelerating growth right now
Thank you so much for a phenomenal session. Our IM was blowing up with rave reviews from the team. This was exactly the inspiration we needed to get fired up for the quarter and the year. Your unique approach of combining actionable insights with powerful stories drove the message home for the team.
Ryan was hands down one of the best speakers we have had. His knowledge of our industry and his ability to touch every attendee with either knowledge or emotion is a phenomenal skill for any speaker. We have not had a speaker who took the extraordinary steps to prepare for a presentation that Ryan took. His questions of our industry, company and attendees were unprecedented in our event planning experience.
Fantastic job! The keynote was worth the standing ovation. Your takeaways will take us it to the next level.
The most dynamic, energetic and relevant sales keynote we've ever had.
Thank you, I told others and will tell everyone reading along you were the best speaker we had in my 7 years of attendance hands down.
Ryan's expertise coupled with his ability to inspire and motivate can be nothing short of a raging success.
You were our top rated speaker from all the events I have planned (since 2006 and at least 4 events a year). Great job
We couldn't have been more thrilled with both Ken Blanchard and Ryan Estis! They did their homework and it definitely showed. I had several people come up to me afterward and say how impressed they were that both speakers took the time to get to know the issues facing our profession and understand the challenges they are confronting both in their businesses and in their outreach to client families. Our surveys are not in yet, but I know both Ken and Ryan will receive rave reviews!