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05 Oct 2014 7:32 PM • Anonymous


3/26/15 Luncheon

Selling Your Ideas

Presenter: Gill Wagner

Partner, GRB Holdings, LLC 

Chief Catalyst Officer, Gill Wagner Connections, LLC


Whether it is to stakeholders in your organization or the learners in your care, selling your ideas to others is a critical skill for anyone in the learning and development field. The communication skills covered in this session will allow you to have a more in-depth conversation with anyone, anytime, anywhere for any reason.

We’ve all been in conversations with one or more of these people:

  • A student who can’t break free of old paradigms
  • A teammate who may be resistive to other views
  • A spouse who lets emotions cloud his or her judgment
  • A prospect who won’t make a final decision
  • A teenager who seems to be living in a world of his or her own
  • A friend who needs and wants advice but can’t let go long enough to listen

On the outside looking in, the answers seem so clear. But how do you communicate your ideas to people who need, even want, to listen but are boxed in by old beliefs and behaviors?

The secrets lie in the methods you use to communicate. Join us for “Selling Your Ideas,” and you’ll learn two key techniques for selling your ideas to people who are resistant to listening. Armed with these interview skills, you will be able to more successfully convey your ideas, provide assistance, close sales – as well as be a more effective listener, because who knows, maybe you’re the one whose thinking is boxed in now and then.

Each session attendee will receive a one-page handout of the key points covered in the session.


Presenter’s Bio:

Throughout his successful career as a serial entrepreneur, Gill has been the president, partner or CEO of seven successful start-up companies and nonprofits, and has used his ability to sell ideas to make his points and achieve objectives in each endeavor. Founder of the St. Louis business-networking association Yellow-Tie, Gill has been named the “Best Business Connector in St. Louis” and one of the “Top 100 St. Louisans To Know” to succeed in business. Most recently, Gill is a founding partner at GRB Holdings, LLC, a locally based holding company that will launch a variety of sales organizations and entrepreneurial endeavors.

When not building companies and sales teams, Gill entertains himself and others by riding a bicycle 200 miles in 14 hours and then balancing it on his chin, reciting the alphabet in six different directions, and juggling anything from beanbags to bowling pins.

LEADERS OPEN DOORS:

A RADICALLY SIMPLE LEADERSHIP APPROACH TO LIFT PEOPLE AND PERFORMANCE

 

Bill Treasurer is founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a courage-building company that exists to help people and organizations live more courageously. Bill’s newest book, Leaders Open Doors, focuses on the responsibility that leaders have for providing people with opportunities that cause them to grow and develop.

  • Gain insight into the specific skills that all Open Door Leaders need to use
  • Learn compelling ways that opportunity attracts, inspires, and develops people
  • Be knowledgeable about what it means to have an opportunity mindset
  • Understand the unique doors of opportunity that leaders can open for those they lead
  • Take away specific and immediately implementable tips on how you can start opening doors for others today 

100% of the royalties generated from Leaders Open Doors are being donated to charitable programs that support children with special needs.

 

Learn more about Bill

 

Conference Location:

Hilton Garden Inn & Regency Conference Center
360 Regency Park
O'Fallon, IL  62269
www.stlouisofallonil.hgi.com




 

Keynote Session: Bill Treasurer


LEADERS OPEN DOORS:

A RADICALLY SIMPLE LEADERSHIP APPROACH TO LIFT PEOPLE AND PERFORMANCE

 

Bill Treasurer is founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a courage-building company that exists to help people and organizations live more courageously. Bill’s newest book, Leaders Open Doors, focuses on the responsibility that leaders have for providing people with opportunities that cause them to grow and develop.

  • Gain insight into the specific skills that all Open Door Leaders need to use
  • Learn compelling ways that opportunity attracts, inspires, and develops people
  • Be knowledgeable about what it means to have an opportunity mindset
  • Understand the unique doors of opportunity that leaders can open for those they lead
  • Take away specific and immediately implementable tips on how you can start opening doors for others today 

100% of the royalties generated from Leaders Open Doors are being donated to charitable programs that support children with special needs.

 

Learn more about Bill

 

Conference Location:

Hilton Garden Inn & Regency Conference Center
360 Regency Park
O'Fallon, IL  62269
www.stlouisofallonil.hgi.com



 

LEADERS OPEN DOORS:

A RADICALLY SIMPLE LEADERSHIP APPROACH TO LIFT PEOPLE AND PERFORMANCE

 

Bill Treasurer is founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a courage-building company that exists to help people and organizations live more courageously. Bill’s newest book, Leaders Open Doors, focuses on the responsibility that leaders have for providing people with opportunities that cause them to grow and develop.

  • Gain insight into the specific skills that all Open Door Leaders need to use
  • Learn compelling ways that opportunity attracts, inspires, and develops people
  • Be knowledgeable about what it means to have an opportunity mindset
  • Understand the unique doors of opportunity that leaders can open for those they lead
  • Take away specific and immediately implementable tips on how you can start opening doors for others today 

100% of the royalties generated from Leaders Open Doors are being donated to charitable programs that support children with special needs.

 

Learn more about Bill

 

Conference Location:

Hilton Garden Inn & Regency Conference Center
360 Regency Park
O'Fallon, IL  62269
www.stlouisofallonil.hgi.com
 
Embracing the Challenges of Mobile Learning

Scott McCormick, Co-founder

Float Mobile Learning

Sometimes it seems that mobile changes all the rules of learning. Changes in instructional design, interface design, development tools, learner devices, security – you name it – mobile presents a whole new list of challenges. Scott’s presentation will focus on how these challenges can be seen as a great opportunity to invigorate your learners with mobile deliverables that are useful and sound. Mobile takes advantage of the “just in time – just enough – just for me” approach by delivering the right content at the time of need. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, learning professionals now have the opportunity to reach their audiences in new and powerful ways, some of which are uniquely mobile. Come and be encouraged about the future of learning.

During this presentation you will learn:

  • Proven strategies for effective mobile learning
  • Delivery options for the mobile platform
  • Initial steps for your first mobile initiative

 

Bio:

Scott McCormick is a founder at Float Mobile Learning. Building on a 30-year history in training, eLearning and mLearning efforts for Fortune 500 companies, Scott uses his experience to help and guide companies embrace and implement new learning strategies. Scott is also a Senior Consultant at The Iona Group, the parent company of Float. Iona offers eLearning and new media strategy and development to a diverse list of industry-leading companies.

Scott is currently in charge of client relationships to global leaders in health care, manufacturing, hospitality and insurance and is also instrumental in building new business and contributing to the thought leadership efforts for Float.

Since 2010, Scott has contributed to the thought leadership of Float by speaking about mobile learning strategy and implementation at many conferences at the national and local level. These appearances include mLearnCon 2010 through 2014, DevLearn 2010, Learning Solutions 2014, Learning 3.0 2011 through 2013 and Training Magazine 2012 through 2014. Recent engagements have also included talks at HR conferences such as ISCEBS and HR.com. Scott is also a facilitator of the ASTD Certification 2-Day Workshop and speaks to ASTD chapters at the local level.


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