Thought-Leader General Sessions
Thought Leader General Session I
Monday, January 21 • 8:30 am - 10:00 am
The New Body Language in Business
Wouldn't you love to know exactly what to do or say when your customer or client closes down or has reservations about you, your services, or your prices? Conversely, is it possible your own body language is getting in the way of your success? The proven secret to closing more sales, building teamwork, and growing your bottom-line is through decoding, implementing, and adapting the power of the NEW Body Language.
Now imagine the financial impact you'll have when you're able to quickly uncover the truth behind the objection, decode the hidden messages behind people's word choices with accuracy, and ultimately save hours of wasted time on dead-end relationships.
Wouldn't you love to quickly spot micro-expressions, body language, and words and phrases? If you need to influence others, establish rapport, grow your referrals, or negotiate client transactions, New York Times best-selling author Janine Driver can help! Janine helps people better understand themselves, the impact of their non-verbal and verbal communication on others, and how to read others’ hidden emotions.
You've got a front row seat for Janine's fast-paced presentation! During this general session, you'll learn to strengthen interpersonal relationships, become a stronger leader, manage your nerves better, and attain ambitious new goals. You'll be better prepared to perform as a persuasive communicator, problem-solver, and cunning negotiator. With your ramped-up confidence and enthusiasm, you'll save time, money, resources, and that all-important edge in an often-challenging business environment.
Janine Driver is a retired federal law enforcement officer who spent over 15 years as an investigator with the Department of Justice. Janine, aka the "Lyin Tamer," body language contributor to NBC's Today show, and CEO of the Body Language Institute, will equip you with skills that will allow you to prevail in your personal and professional interactions.
Janine is an international trainer and speaker who cleverly provides salespeople, professionals, and executives with cutting-edge, scientifically-based communication tools on how to win new business, increase sales, improve selection of staff, and generate significant return on investment. She is a popular media guest who has made appearances on the Dr. Oz Show, The Rachael Ray Show, NBC's TODAY, and NBC's Weekend TODAY, FOX News, and CNN's Larry King Live. She has been quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Psychology Today and more.
Thought Leader General Session II
Tuesday, January 22 • 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Bill Thomas, MD
Transforming the Culture of Aging Toward a New Old Age
"It is time to enjoy what aging has to offer us, and actually welcome it into our lives."
In the 1950s, Dr. Benjamin Spock began to speak out against popular but harmful child-rearing practices. He offered anxious new parents sensible, compassionate advice. His book sold 40 million copies, and changed child-rearing forever.
When Baby Boomers began having children of their own, they rejected the conventional clinical approach to childbirth and searched for another, better way. They discovered Dr. Lamaze and brought his radical ideas about childbirth into the mainstream. Lamaze classes have become a generational rite of passage.
Now, as Baby Boomers move into there 50s and 60s, Dr. Bill Thomas offers a clear-eyed view of aging and radical ideas about why Baby Boomers should embrace it. "The old way of seeing old age, as a time of relentless decline, ignores the value of the last half of life: He adds, ”Old age may be difficult, but there is plenty of good in it as well."
In his provocative book entitled What Are Old People For?, the Harvard-trained physician explains why we age and shows that our mastery of aging is one of the most human things about us. He explores how the obsession with youth harms young and old alike and argues that aging Boomers will change our society one last time. "Creating a new old age will be the Baby Boomers' last act on the public stage," says Thomas.
Drawing from popular culture, history, science and literature to explore what aging really is, Thomas presents elderhood as a developmental stage of life that is an essential part of a healthy society, as important in its own way as childhood and active adulthood. He maintains that seeing old age solely in terms of disease, disability and decline, damages our society.
William H. (Bill) Thomas, M.D., is a Harvard Medical School graduate, an author, a geriatrician, a consultant for AARP, and a speaker to diverse health care professionals, academics, researchers and aging services providers.
Dr. Bill Thomas is a visionary leader in the Changing Aging movement and a world-renowned authority on geriatric medicine and eldercare. Bill is founder of two movements to reshape long-term care globally The Eden Alternative and Green House Project. Recipient of numerous awards, Bill is also a professor at UMBC's Erickson School of Aging, a musician, author of six books and an insatiable social media consumer and blogger. Dr. Thomas' book, What Are Old People For? is firmly rooted in the idea that old age is no accident. Thomas says, "People of all ages will live better lives when we succeed in bringing elders back into the heart of our society."
Thought Leader General Session III
Wednesday, January 23 • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hard Won Wisdom
It's our moment. Together, we are shaping a new and emerging profession. How do we dig deep and manifest true greatness by shedding our limits?
Join bestselling author and global speaker Fawn Germer to learn how to mute your negative inner voice, take risks, expect and overcome obstacles, and dare to achieve at a level you never imagined. Fawn has interviewed more than 300 of the most accomplished women leaders and trailblazers of our times to find out what they learned the hard way. Their insights will set you on a clear path to success that will fill your world with passion, purpose and professionalism.
Global leadership speaker Fawn Germer is the Oprah-featured, best-selling author of six books, including Hard Won Wisdom and, most recently, Pearls. Fawn's relentless self-determination led her first book onto the best-seller list, then into the hands of Oprah Winfrey, who told the world of Fawn's "very inspiring" work.
Fawn has interviewed more of the nation's most accomplished leaders and trailblazers than any other speaker. She is a four-time Pulitzer-nominated journalist who wrote for The Miami Herald, The Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report. She is one of the nation's most sought-after keynote speakers, and her recent clients include Kraft, NASA, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co., State Farm, 3M, GlaxoSmithKline, Accenture, SAP, PepsiCo, Frito Lay and many, many others.
Fawn is based in Clearwater, FL. but travels internationally, teaching individuals how to embrace their power and deliver more courageous and creative performance. You won’t want to miss this opportunity!