Inspirational Speaker

"FANTASTIC – so engaging! Yup, could very well be the best speaker I've heard!" – WBA Conference Participant

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Don't ruin your event with a bad speaker.

You've worked hard to plan your event. It’s not an easy task.

Hours of planning can be overwhelming and exhausting.

The last thing you need to worry about is your speaker.

There's nothing worse than having your speaker bomb on stage.

Don't let the wrong speaker ruin your work.

I'll make your job a lot easier and stress free.

I developed a reputation for crushing it on stage.

I work extremely hard to ensure I exceed your expectations.

I deliver an experience that will leave your audience wanting more.

Your audience will congratulate you for a great event.

I'm experienced, established, and can ensure your event is a success.

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"Wow! If I were asked of all the keynote performances, that I have SAT in on, who would rate the ultimate highest of all speaking performance levels… Erick Rheam would be the king!"

– Janel Sparks, Indiana Municipal Electric Association

Here's How I Can Help You

1. Opening keynote

It's critical that your event kicks off with energy and enthusiasm.

The opening keynote sets the tone for your entire event.

You've only got one shot to get your audience dialed in.

I'm a master at getting your audience engaged and ready to enjoy your conference.

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2. Closing Keynote

Your audience will judge your event based on how you end your conference.

It's critical that you end well.

Your audience will remember how they feel when they leave your event.

My closing keynotes are designed to inspire your audience to apply what they learned at your event and to feel good about their experience.

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3. Workshop

I excel in a workshop environment and take the audience on a journey.

I unpack my topics in a fun and entertaining way.

I can provide a pre-conference workshop.

I can come onsite and work with you and your staff.

I provide a rewarding experience that's both inspirational and tangible.

You and your audience will walk away inspired to apply the tools and methodologies I share during our time together.

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"I felt better about the world after I heard Erick's perspective."

– Jim Schwingle, Senior Services Energy Manager & Program Coordinator, Wisconsin Public Power Institute

You Have a Choice

You can gamble your entire event on a speaker that may or may not deliver for you. That speaker may fail to meet expectations, which could disrupt your event, harm your reputation, and ruin all the hard work you put into your event.

OR...

You could partner with me and go into your event confident and stress-free knowing you have a reputable, experienced, highly energetic, and inspirational speaker that will not only deliver, but inspire your audience to achieve great things at your event and beyond.

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"This was just the workshop I needed – erick did an amazing job and is an asset to everyone, be it personally or professionally. I can’t say enough about what a great experience this was for me."

– NWWPA Workshop Attendee

 

What can you expect during this process?

1. Exploratory Call

We'll engage in a call to discuss the theme of your event and what experience you're looking for to enhance and elevate your agenda. The goal, during this call, is to ensure I’m the right fit for your event to include my availability and speaking fee.

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2. Proposal

I will send you a proposal to review and if we decide to work together, we'll lock your event in my calendar.

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3. Pre-Event Interview

We'll have a call several weeks before your event where we’ll discuss all the final details to include any unique requirements for your event.

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4. Execute Deliverables

I will deliver an outstanding message to your audience based on your expectations and goals.

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"Erick and his team are professional and easy to work with, they're a well-oiled machine!"

– Michelle Perzee, HR Director, Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association, Inc.

This is my commitment to you

This is your event, and our job is to ensure that it’s an overwhelming success. This is accomplished by following three cardinal rules.

Clarity

  • I'm obsessed with clarity.
  • There are no surprises when you work with me and my team.
  • I'll clarify and verify every variable and expectation leading up to your event, during your event, and after your event.

Organized

  • I don't like messy.
  • You're too busy and focused on your event. I've got you covered.
  • I show up early and stay late.
  • I meet all deadlines and always deliver everything I promise.
  • I've surrounded myself with an outstanding team that covers every angle of your event.

Professional

  • This is what I do, and I take my role and your event very seriously.
  • I show up to your event prepared and ready to deliver.
  • I treat everyone I encounter with the utmost respect.
  • I ensure that all walk away from the experience edified and uplifted.
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"Erick was easy to work with and made our job easy. He received some of the highest speaker performance ratings ever from our conference surveys!"

– Lisa P. Dunn, Director of Conference Services, Alabama Bankers Association

Client List

  • A Network of Evansville (IN) Women
  • Accutech Systems (IN)
  • Alabama Bankers Association
  • Alexandria (MN) Light & Power
  • American Council of Engineering Companies (IN)
  • American Public Gas Association (D.C.)
  • American Public Power Association (VA)
  • Anderson (IN) Municipal Light & Power
  • Association Executives of North Carolina
  • Austin (MN) Utilities
  • Automated Energy, Inc. (OK)
  • Basin Electric Power Cooperative (ND)
  • BOMA International Indianapolis
  • Bremen (IN) Electric Light & Power
  • Brownsville (TX) Public Utilities Board
  • California Municipal Utilities Association
  • Capital City (IL) Speakers Bureau
  • Cardinal (OH) Operating Company
  • City Church (IN)
  • City of Gastonia (NC)
  • City of Jasper (IN)
  • City of Moreno Valley (CA)
  • City of Stillwater (OK)
  • Claskaine (OR) People's Utility District
  • Clay Electric Cooperatives (FL)
  • Cleveland (OH) Public Power
  • Colorado Association of Municipal Utilities
  • Cowlitz (WA) Public Utilities District
  • Crawfordsville (IN) Power & Light
  • Dairyland (WI) Power Cooperative
  • Deleware Municipal Electric Corporation
  • Detroit Lakes (MN) Public Utilities
  • Doetsch Environmental Services (MI)
  • Douglas County (WA) Public Utility District
  • Electric Cities of Georgia
  • EFM Events (IA)
  • Fairfield and Woods, P.C. (CO)
  • Fiduciary & Investment Risk Management Assoc. (GA)
  • Flathead (MT) Electric Cooperative
  • Florida Municipal Electric Association
  • Gainesville (FL) Regional Utilities
  • Genesis Church (IN)
  • Grain and Feed Assoc. of Illinois
  • Greenfield (IN) Power & Light
  • Greenville (NC) Utilities Commission
  • Grizzly (MT) Broadband
  • Hawaiian Electric
  • Heartland Consumers Power District (SD)
  • Heber (UT) Light & Power
  • Hoosier Energy (IN)
  • Hunstville Utilities (AL)
  • Illinois Bankers Association
  • Illinois Municipal Electric Agency
  • Indiana Bankers Association
  • Indiana Municipal Electric Association
  • Indiana Municipal Power Agency
  • Indiana Society of Association Executives
  • Indiana Tourism Association
  • Insurance Accounting & Systems Assoc. (WI)
  • Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives
  • Iowa Bankers Association
  • Irby (MS) Utilities
  • Jefferson County (WA) Public Utility District
  • Kansas Municipal Utilities
  • Keys (FL) Energy Services
  • La Plata Electric Association (CO)
  • Lawrenceburg (IN) Utility Systems
  • Lebanon (IN) Utilities
  • Lincoln (NE) Electric Systems
  • Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
  • Marshalltown Community School District (IA)
  • Memphis (TN) Gas, Light & Water
  • Michigan Township Association
  • Midwest Renewable Energy Association (WI)
  • Minnesota Rural Electric Association
  • Missouri River Energy Services
  • Morristown (TN) Utility Systems
  • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (VA)
  • Nebraska Municipal Power Pool
  • Northeast Public Power Association (MA)
  • Northwest Public Power Association (WA)
  • Ohio Bankers League
  • Ohio Electric Cooperatives
  • Oregon People's Utility District Association
  • Owatonna (MN) Public Utilities
  • Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association (PA)
  • Poudre Valley (CO) Rural Electric Association
  • PowerSouth Energy Cooperative (AL)
  • Ravalli (MT) Electric Cooperative
  • Redding (CA) Electric Utilities
  • Richmond (IN) Power & Light
  • River Falls (WI) Municipal Utilities
  • Rochester (MN) Public Utilities
  • Royal Bank (WI)
  • San Miguel (CO) Power Association
  • Shrewsbury (MA) Electric and Cable Operations
  • Southern California Public Power Association
  • Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation
  • Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative (NJ)
  • Sussex (NJ) Electric Cooperatives
  • The Speaker Lab (TN)
  • Tennessee Bankers Association
  • Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association
  • Tennessee Valley Public Power Association
  • Texas Bankers Association
  • Texas Electric Cooperatives
  • Texas Public Power Association
  • Texas Veterinary Medical Association
  • Touchstone Energy Cooperatives (VA)
  • Town of Argos (IN)
  • Town of Veedersburg (IN)
  • Town of Winamac (IN)
  • Tri-State (CO) Generation & Transmission Assoc.
  • Trust Advisors Forum (NC)
  • VAHRMM (VA)
  • Wabash Valley (IN) Power Association
  • Warren Rural Electric Co-Op Corporation (KY)
  • West River Electric Association (SD)
  • Western States Healthcare Materials Mgmt. Assoc. (WA)
  • Wilson (NC) Energy
  • Wisconsin Bankers Association
  • Wisconsin Rapids Water Works & Lighting Commission
  • Wyoming Rural Electric Cooperatives

My Upcoming Events

July 10, 2024

Event: Key Accounts Training
Talk: Key90 Operating System
Sponsor: Indiana Municipal Power Association
Type: Workshop
Location: Indianapolis, IN

July 16, 2024

Event: TVPPA Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Talk: Nonverbal Communication
Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Public Power Association
Type: Workshop
Location: Olive Branch, MS

July 23, 2024

Event: DEMEC Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Talk: Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Sponsor: DEMEC
Type: Workshop
Location: Smyrna, DE

July 31, 2024

Event: Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Talk: Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Sponsor: Northwest Public Power Association
Type: Workshop
Location: Vancouver, WA

August 6, 2024

Event: OEC Leadership Edge
Talk: Rise Above Chaos Workshop
Sponsor: OEC
Type: Workshop
Location: Columbus, OH

August 7 - 9, 2024

Event: Rise Above Chaos Phase II Employee Training
Talk: Phase II of the Rise Above Chaos Utility Culture Training System
Sponsor: Cardinal Operating Company
Type: Workshop
Location: Brilliant, OH

August 20 & 21, 2024

Event: TVPPA Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Talk: Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Public Power Association
Type: Workshop
Location: Dothan, AL

August 27 – 29, 2024

Event: Northern California Power Agency
Talk: Key Accounts Certification Workshop
Sponsor: APPA
Type: Workshop
Location: Roseville, CA

September 18, 2024

Event: DEMEC Annual Dinner
Talk: The World Belongs to the Encourager Keynote
Sponsor: DEMEC
Type: Keynote
Location: Smyrna, DE

September 26, 2024

Event: TVPPA Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Talk: Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Sponsor: TVPPA
Type: Workshop
Location: Brentwood, TN

October 1, 2024

Event: PREA Communication Institute
Talk: Public Speaking 101
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association
Type: Workshop
Location: Bedford, PA

October 3, 2024

Event: Fall Conference
Talk: Lead Without Speaking – The Importance of Nonverbal Communication Workshop & The World Belongs to the Encourager
Sponsor: Kansas Public Power
Type: Workshop
Location: Wichita, KS

October 8-9, 2024

Event: TVPPA Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Talk: Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Sponsor: TVPPA
Type: Workshop
Location: Jackson, TN

November 6 & 7, 2024

Event: Key Accounts Certification
Talk: Key Accounts Certification Workshop
Sponsor: NWPPA
Type: Workshop
Location: Vancouver, WA

November 19 & 20, 2024

Event: Redmond Life Profession Development
Talk: Public Communication Skills Workshop & Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Sponsor: Redmond Life
Type: Workshop
Location: Heber City, UT

November 21, 2024

Event: Heber Light and Power Professional Development
Talk: Phase III Rise Above Chaos training System – The Activation Workshop
Sponsor: Northwest Public Power Association
Type: Workshop
Location: Heber City, UT

November 25 & 26, 2024

Event: Doetsch Environment Services Annual All Employee Training
Talk: Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Sponsor: Doetsch Environmental Services
Type: Workshop
Location: Warren, MI

January 20, 2025

Event: Employee Day Training
Talk: Rise Above Chaos Culture Training
Sponsor: Northwest Public Power Association
Type: Workshop
Location: Victor, MT

January 28 – 29, 2025

Event: Rise Above Chaos Phase II Employee Training
Talk: Phase II of the Rise Above Chaos Utility Culture Training System
Sponsor: Cardinal Operating Company
Type: Workshop
Location: Brilliant, OH

January 14, 2026

Event: Bankers Executive Leadership Program
Talk: Rise Above Chaos Workshop
Sponsor: Alabama Bankers Association
Type: Workshop
Location: Mobile, Alabama

My Past Events

June 4 - 6, 2024

Event: KACP WPPI
Talk: Key Accounts Certificate Program
Sponsor: American Public Power Association
Type: Workshop
Location: Sun Prairie, WI

May 15, 2024

Event: TVPPA Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Talk: Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Public Power Association
Type: Workshop
Location: Montgomery, AL

May 13 & 14, 2024

Event: Managing Your Electric Cooperative's Key Accounts
Talk: Key Accounts Training
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association
Type: Workshop
Location: Maple Grove, MN

April 30, 2024

Event: Safety and Leadership Summit
Talk: The Importance of Nonverbal Communication Workshop & The Seven Elements of the Perfect Day Workshop
Sponsor: NRECA
Type: Workshop
Location: Kansas City, MO

April 23 – 25, 2024

Event: The Rise Above Chaos Sustainability Training
Talk: Rise Above Chaos Workshop
Sponsor: Huntsville Utilities
Type: Workshop
Location: Huntsville, AL

April 18, 2024

Event: Member Services Annual Meeting
Talk: Lead Without Speaking – The Importance of Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Sponsor: SDREA
Type: Workshop
Location: Sioux Falls, SD

April 9, 2024

Event: Sussex REC Rise Above Chaos Workshop
Talk: Rise Above Chaos Workshop
Sponsor: Sussex REC
Type: Workshop
Location: Sussex, NJ

April 6, 2024

Event: Platte Rivers Veterans Fly Fishing Annual Banquet
Talk: The World Belongs to the Encourager Keynote
Sponsor: Platte Rivers Veterans Fly Fishing
Type: Keynote
Location: Cheyenne, WY

March 21, 2024

Event: TVPPA Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Talk: Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Sponsor: TVPPA
Type: Workshop
Location: Brentwood, TN

March 7, 2024

Event: IAEC Key Accounts Workshop
Talk: Key Accounts Lite Training
Sponsor: IAEC
Type: Workshop
Location: West Des Moines, IA

March 5, 2024

Event: DEMEC Public Speaking 101
Talk: Public Speaking 101
Sponsor: DEMEC
Type: Workshop
Location: Smyrna, DE

February 29, 2024

Event: ACEC Public Presentations 101
Talk: Developing and Delivering Effective Public Presentations
Sponsor: ACEC
Type: Workshop
Location: Indianapolis, IN

January 17 & 18, 2024

Event: Cardinal Employee Day Training
Talk: Rise Above Chaos Phase 1 & Lead Without Speaking – The Importance of Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Sponsor: Cardinal Operating Company
Type: Workshop
Location: Brilliant, OH

January 15, 2024

Event: Employee Day Training
Talk: Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Sponsor: NWPPA
Type: Workshop
Location: Victor, MT

December 11, 2023

Event: CAPS Convention
Talk: Lead Without Speaking – The Importance of Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Sponsor: CAPS
Type: Breakout Session
Location: Quebec City, Canada

December 8, 2023

Event: IAEC Annual Meeting
Talk: Rise Above Chaos Workshop
Sponsor: IAEC
Type: Workshop
Location: Des Moines, IA

November 30, 2023

Event: NWPPA Flathead Electric Cooperative Employee Day
Talk: Master the Seven Elements of the Perfect Day & Key Accounts Life
Sponsor: NWPPA
Type: Workshop
Location: Kalispell, MT

November 20-21, 2023

Event: Doetsch Environmental Services Annual All Employee Training
Talk: Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Sponsor: Doetsch Environmental Services, Inc
Type: Workshop
Location: Warren, MI

November 17-18, 2023

Event: TVPPA Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Talk: The Rise Above Chaos Workshop
Sponsor: TVPPA
Type: Workshop
Location: Olive Branch, MS

November 13, 2023

Event: APPA Customer Connections Conference
Talk: Key Accounts
Sponsor: APPA
Type: Workshop
Location: San Antonio, TX

November 12-14, 2023

Event: APPA Customer Connections Conference
Talk: Key Account Cheat Sheet
Sponsor: APPA
Type: Conference
Location: San Antonio, TX

November 8-9, 2023

Event: SMPA Annual All Employee Meeting
Talk: Lead Without Speaking – The Importance of Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Sponsor: SMPA
Type: Workshop
Location: TBD

November 2, 2023

Event: Siouxland IT, Symposium
Talk: The World Belongs to the Encourager
Sponsor: EFM Events
Type: Keynote
Location: Sioux Falls, SD

October 24-25, 2023

Event: NWPPA Key Accounts Certification
Talk: Key Accounts Certification Workshop
Sponsor: NWPPA
Type: Workshop
Location: TBD

October 18, 2023

Event: TVPPA Nonverbal Communication
Talk: The Rise Above Chaos
Sponsor: TVPPA
Type: Workshop
Location: Lawrenceburg, TN

October 9, 2023

Event: All Employee Day
Talk: The World Belongs to the Encourager
Sponsor: Southwest Tennessee EMC
Type: Keynote
Location: Jackson, TN

October 5, 2023

Event: IAEC Member Services Conference
Talk: Lead Without Speaking - The Importance of Nonverbal Communication
Sponsor: Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives
Type: Conference
Location: Des Moines, IA

October 4, 2023

Event: IMEA Annual Meeting
Talk: Rise Above Chaos and Discover Significance
Sponsor: IMEA
Type: Conference
Location: Bloomington, IN

September 28, 2023

Event: TVPPA Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Talk: Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Sponsor: TVPPA
Type: Workshop
Location: Brentwood, TN

September 20-21, 2023

Event: APPA JEA Key Accounts Certificate Program
Talk: APPA JEA Key Accounts Certificate Program
Sponsor: APPA
Type: Workshop
Location: Jacksonville, FL

September 13, 2023

Event: Doetsch Environmental Services Annual All Employee Training
Talk: Introduce the Significance Assessment
Sponsor: Doetsch Environmental Services, Inc
Type: Workshop
Location: Virtual

August 30, 2023

Event: Irby Users Group Annual Meeting
Talk: The Rise Above Chaos & Discover Significance
Sponsor: Irby Utilities
Type: Workshop
Location: Greenville, SC

August 23, 2023

Event: TVPPA Nonverbal Communication Workshop
Talk: The Rise Above Chaos Workshop
Sponsor: TVPPA
Type: Workshop
Location: Lawrenceburg, TN

August 22, 2023

Event: OEC Leadership Edge
Talk: Lead Without Speaking - The Importance of Nonverbal Communication
Sponsor: Ohio Electric Cooperatives
Type: Workshop
Location: Columbus, OH

Aug 16, 2023

Event: NWPPA Administrative Professionals Conference
Talk: The World Belongs to the Encourager & Lead Without Speaking - The Importance of Nonverbal Communication
Sponsor: NWPPA
Type: Conference
Location: Spokane, WA

August 14, 2023

Event: OEC Summer Conference
Talk: TBD
Sponsor: OEC
Type: Conference
Location: Columbus, OH

August 9, 2023

Event: MREA Energy Issues Summit
Talk: Rise Above Chaos and Discover Significance & Discover Significance Assessment
Sponsor: MREA
Type: Conference
Location: Bloomington, MN

July 24, 2023

Event: AENC Annual Meeting
Talk: Lead Without Speaking - The Importance of Nonverbal Communication
Sponsor: Association Executives of North Carolina
Type: Workshop
Location: Winston Salem, NC

July 11-13, 2023

Event: Basin Electric Key Accounts Training
Talk: The Three Phases of Key Accounts Program Development and Member Action Plan Development System
Sponsor: NWPPA
Type: Workshop
Location: Rapid City, ND

June 28-29, 2023

Event: Hawaiian Electric
Talk: Rise Above Chaos and Discover Significance
Sponsor: Hawaiian Electric
Type: Workshop
Location: Hawaii
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