You're in the planning phase of your event and have a few key spots on your agenda that you must get right. The key to selecting the best speaker and talk depends on four criteria:
1. Theme: Do you have a theme for your event? I will help you select one of my topics that fits best within your theme.
2. Type: What type of talk are you looking at for your event? Do you want informative or inspirational? I will help you decide what may fit best.
3. Audience: What are the demographics of your audience? This will also help inform which talk might fit best.
4. Time Slot: What slot is available? Depending on the time of the day and where the slot fits in your agenda will help us decide on the best topic.
The opening keynote sets the tone for your entire event, so it's important to get this right to get the audience in the mood and ready for a great conferece. I have two keynotes that serve as fantastic opening keynotes:
This keynote is a crowd favorite. It's fun, informative, and lighthearted. I leverage my body language skills as a former military police officer and special investigator to inform and entertain your audience on the power of nonverbal communication. This talk sends a buzz throughout the conference as your audience will immediately apply what they learned during the conference breaks and the dinner reception that night. You can't miss with this talk and is a fun way to launch your event.
Key Deliverables: Printed companion notes and "How's Your Vibe? 10 Body Language Mistakes to Avoid" eBook.
"Erick presented information I had never seen or even thought about. It really had me watching myself as well as others for the rest of the conference. It will be a very helpful tool to use in my job. I look forward to reading his book on this topic."
– WSHMMA Audience Member
This is my signature message and is an excellent way to launch your conference. This talk is based on my new book, Rise Above Chaos & Discover Significance. It inspires the audience to pursue a life beyond success and how to navigate the whirlwinds of life while making an impact in their careers, in their communities, and in their personal lives.
Your audience will walk away inspired to reflect on their own lives and equipped to pursue a life of significance. This is a great keynote as it sets the tone for a deep and meaningful learning experience and interaction for the rest of your event.
Key Deliverables: Companion workbook, Discover Significance Assessment with companion eBook, signed hardcover copy of "Rise Above Chaos & Discover Significance" (optional).
"He is a wonderfully engaging speaker. He gave me a lot to think about and realize my path both on a work and personal level."
– WBA One Conference Participant
Your audience will judge your conference based on how they feel at the end of it. That's why it's critical to end on a high note. I have one keynote that I recommend that guarantees that your audience will walk away motivated, inspired, and feeling good about your conference.
This is the best way to wrap up your event. This is not a motivational pep talk, but a highly informational and inspirational talk that leverages three real life encouraging stories, with a twist at the end, that will inspire your audience to leverage the power of encouragement that will enhance their careers and lives. Your audience will leave your conference excited to apply what they learn from this talk and will be eager to give you high marks for an outstanding conference.
Key Deliverables: Companion notes and a special memento to inspire to live the perfect day.
"I felt better about the world after I heard Erick's perspective."
– Jim Schwingle, Senior Services Energy Manager & Program Coordinator
If you'e planning to provide workshops with the purpose of unpacking topics before the official start of your conference, I have topics that do well in this environment. I enjoy working with professionals that are serious about their professional development; therefore, I created two workshops that are designed to support your conference objectives and exceed the expectations of the audience members.
This is an entertaining and informative workshop that can be delivered over a flexible time slot from two hours and up to six hours, depending on your goals. I take the audience on a fun journey into the world of body language, leveraging my experiences a military police officer and my lifelong study of human dynamics. By the end of the workshop, the audience is equipped to leverage nonverbal cues to detect levels of comfort, agreement, and deception that can be used immediately in the real world.
Key Deliverables: Companion workbook and "How's Your Vibe? 10 Body Language Mistakes to Avoid eBook".
"This was a great overview of what different body language really means. I'm excited to read the book!"
– Participant, Wisconsin Banking Association Leadership Summit
Communication is the foundation of success. All busy professional men and women must learn and master the art of communication, especially public presentations. This workshop is designed to simplify and demystify the public speaking. Whether presenting at a staff meeting, gaining approval at a board meeting, or delivering a formal speech in a professional setting, I train the audience how to prepare and deliver an effective talk in any setting.
Key Deliverables: A video on public speaking best practices, a video on common pitfalls to avoid when speaking publicly, and a companion workbook.
"Excellent and worthwile information."
– The One Conference Participant
Breakout sessions are a wonderful opportunity for audience members to explore one of my popular topics in more detail. I usually participate in a breakout session in addition to a keynote. I have two popular breakout sessions that pare nicely with my keynotes.
This talk pairs well with my Lead Without Speaking – The Importance of Nonverbal Communication keynote. Audience members that enjoy the keynote can continue the journey with this breakout. I explore the five channels of body language a deeper and provide more insight in what to look for with nonverbal cues when interacting with others.
Key Deliverables: Companion workbook.
This talk pairs well with my Rise Above Chaos & Discover Significance and The World Belongs to the Encourager keynotes. This is fun and extremely informative, because each audience member takes a personalized assessment at the beginning of the talk and gets a significance score that shows them where they are on their journey of significance. I discuss the meaning behind the results and provide action steps on how to move forward and take the next step on the journey.
Key Deliverables: Online assessment and "Discover Significance" eBook.
Panel discussions are a nice feature for a conference. It's a great way to bring thought leaders and subject matter experts together to unpack a specific issue or topic. I'm happy to participate on panel discussions based on the following topics: human dynamics, leadership, customer service, management, productivity, and self-care.
I'm looking forward to delivering a wonderful experience with you at your next event. Let’s do this!