A senior strategic business development and marketing media executive, fluent in 4 languages, who has developed new business for global sales and marketing with closed sales over $30M USD, expertise in strategic partnerships and management of content technology projects with extensive national and international experience in the fields of consumer packaged goods, strategic marketing, interactive, media, technology, transportation, and biomedical.
Bestselling Author of 16 books and Hall of Fame professional speaker with over 2,800 engagements worldwide.
I am the original author of Relationship Selling. That book along with The Acorn Principle have both become international bestsellers and been translated into multiple languages. I teach people to become better presenters, speakers and leaders through the practice of Self-Knowledge and Relationship Intelligence®.
Mr. Joshua Ammons is a strategist with 10+ years of experience improving the efficiency and effectiveness of large and complex organizations. He has concentrated his career on introducing innovative approaches and tools and in improving business processes. He has experienced great success designing and developing collaborative solutions for large government institutions such as the Department of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community and the Postal Service.
TIPS for Good Management Ltd has been in existence since 1998. Julian Hammond is the principal and founder of the business who has a wide background of industrial and commercial knowledge with over 30 years experience at supervisory, middle and senior management level. Julian also operates at director level. Based in the heart of Norfolk, UK, the Company boasts a number of corporate clients who have gained significant benefits from the courses that TIPS for Good Management offers. We are also approved by the Chartered Management Institute.
The TIPS programme has been uniquely developed using our ï¿½Brain Friendly' techniques. The use of accelerated learning means that information is absorbed more quickly, more thoroughly and can be recalled more easily. In 2007 we were UK Winners of The National Training Awards and in 2008 we received the Training Journal Award for Best Change Management Programme and recognition for the Best Commercial Programme for over 1000 employees.
We spend years at school and college learning things. Maths, Science, English, Chemistry, Physics etc, etc. But how long do we spend understanding how we learn? For most of us this period of our lives was spent learning in the ï¿½academic wayï¿½. It was fairly strict and the threat of punishment if we didnï¿½t conform was ever present. We learned by constantly repeating things and we competed with our peers, surely you remember the stigma of being bottom of the class or the dislike we felt for the swot who was top of the class? Talking to each other was frowned upon; indeed in exam and test conditions it was called cheating! Learning by reading was also the norm and was probably the way most of the knowledge was transferred. At best our teachers spoke, wrote information on a board and we listened and copied it down. Compare that experience to how we learned things before we could read write or even speak properly. Yes I am referring to our formative years before attending school. We learned by experimenting, by getting it wrong and being encouraged to have another go. We were told stories which carried phenomenally powerful messages. Games and having fun were all an integral part of our learning process at a critical time in our development. In fact these were important lessons that we needed for life, so they had to be learned well. Have you noticed how sometimes under extreme pressure sportsmen ï¿½chokeï¿½? This tells us a lot about the brain and what the conditions need to be for optimum learning and peak performance. If you consider some of the teachers you had in school or college which oneï¿½s stand out most? For me it was those that were truly inspirational. The oneï¿½s that cared about me the individual, who encouraged me to do better even when I perhaps got it wrong or didnï¿½t understand straight away. There were never any stupid questions for these teachers, they applauded the attempt and by doing so I lost any fear of failure. Above all else they made it fun, enjoyable and inclusive.
Can you recall the colours of the rainbow and in their correct sequence? Thought you might! Did you do the ï¿½Richard Of York Gained Battle In Vainï¿½ thing? Maybe you remembered ROYGBIV?
When you leaned the alphabet and even your ï¿½times tablesï¿½ (when they used to be mandatory) did you do it with either a song or rhythmically? I can almost hear you singing - A, B, C, D, E, F, G....
The use of acronyms and mnemonics have been powerful learning devices for centuries as have stories and metaphors.
Hereï¿½s another strange phenomenon, what happens when you catch a familiar aroma wafting in the air, say a particular perfume or after shave? It immediately accesses the memory of a person, maybe a time and a place of emotional significance to you. For me it is always the smell of newly cut grass in spring. The memories of the cricket field come flooding back and the ï¿½crack!ï¿½ of leather on willow.
Similarly a familiar piece of music can conjure up in your mindï¿½s eye an image of a scene or a memory of an event long since passed. It comes back to our consciousness as sharp and clear and as powerful as if it was only yesterday.
What does all of the above tell us and how does this fit with ï¿½Brain Friendly Training?ï¿½ We know that participants on a training event will likely be influenced by the school ï¿½systemï¿½ they experienced. Firstly we create the right environment for the brain to learn effectively, this is absolutely critical.
When we deliver information it comes in a variety of ways, all designed to appeal to the most natural way of learning. We play games, and have themes to the sessions where the whole room becomes a learning environment. Music features heavily and the occasional use of carefully selected aromas to set the mood or stimulate participants. The learners are encouraged to share knowledge rather than compete with each other; this can take the form of learning partners or syndicate work. Stories, movie clips, game shows, virtual car racing, Oscar ceremonies, all features in our learning approach.
The outcomes of the Brain Friendly approach have been astonishing by anyoneï¿½s standards.
Participants leave the sessions full of energy and ideas about how to implement the training. People talk of ï¿½life changingï¿½ moments and being able to recall information easily and they retain it for extraordinary long periods of time. The business results for companies have been equally stunning. One large corporate organisation kept a tally of the cost savings proposed over 2 years of management courses we ran. The last total we heard of was over Â£30 million!
In summary, Brain Friendly training is a truly holistic approach to learning. The whole person is engaged in a way that makes even the most difficult of subjects easy to understand and apply in the real world. The techniques appeal directly to that part of the brain where long term memory and learning resides and is probably the most natural way for human beings to absorb, retain and recall information.
Our delegates talk of ï¿½inspirational trainingï¿½ and ï¿½fantastic resultsï¿½. Many are taken by surprise about how much they have learned whilst having fun. This often doesnï¿½t become obvious until suddenly they find their brains accessing a piece of learning and apply it to a situation in the workplace with dramatic results!
Dr. Julie Miller is founder and president of Business Writing That Counts!, and is a business writing expert, author, speaker, and trainer. Dr. Miller regularly gives keynote speeches to organizations and associations nationally.
I am a RPCV who served in Jordan. I specialize in TEFL teaching and my service focused on teacher training, improving school resources, and developing projects in my community.
My passion for social change and education have enabled me to meet the challenges and goals of my community. Furthermore, my ability to motivate and foster a spirit of teamwork have brought noticeable change with the teachers, students, and community members I have been fortunate to work and live among.
Learn It Live connects groups to real-time classes with experts. Specializing in interactive health & wellness programs, we allow organizations to provide the best in online education to their entire group.
Through a Learn It Live Learning Center, organizations easily connect their groups to real-time classes led by top experts in health & wellness and business. By accessing classes through a Learn It Live program, participants get real-time, personal instruction from a world-class instructor. We believe in the power of online education to spread knowledge, and have created a turnkey platform that allows organizations to easily leverage the power of online learning with experts.
Since 2009, the Learn It Live team has worked passionately on online education. Our entire team is dedicated to the continued practice of spreading knowledge by making top-quality online education available to all.
Lisa Boesen is a Colorado-based speaker, author, facilitator, and Certified Master Coach. Lisa's passion in life is sharing her dominant gifts, energy, insight and organization, or as colleagues and clients describe, she can color-code chaos. As a wife, stepmom and small business owner, the title fit all those tasks and small projects she performs to manage the household, save money, clean, improve efficiencies, reduce waste, navigate the healthcare system, garden, maintain a social calendar to improve longevity, nurture friends and family relationships while maintaining a busy work schedule. Sound familiar?
On the corporate side, Lisa has over 35 years in the healthcare industry including clinical management, human resources and performance improvement. She designs and implements workforce development, team and leadership development training and integrates quality and process improvement into all aspects of her coaching and consulting practice.
Lisa enjoys working with clients who want to improve personal management skills, navigate change, and build resiliency during the cycles of career and life events.
Lisa and has held leadership positions in multiple healthcare and human resources professional organizations. She holds a Masters in Organizational Management, is a Certified Master Coach, Certified Human Resources Professional, certified MBTI practitioner, certified facilitator and a Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist. She has been featured in Advance Magazine, Medical Office Today, Mainstreet, The Ladders, and ICU Medicine.
Masters of Arts in Organizational Management
Bachelors in English
Registered Respiratory Therapist
Life Events, Lifestyle management, Career, Leading Others
Workshops and Seminars
Team Emotional Intelligence
Personal Performance Improvement
Resume Writing and interview Skills
Established in 2008 the Aramex Corporate University, one of the first in the Middle East, focuses on the redevelopment of its activities in an effort to create the shift from training to learning, and to then benchmark its activities with other organizations of the same caliber. Our vision is: to Provide quality learning opportunities to Aramex stakeholders in alignment with our strategic directives & expand the knowledgeable organization principles.
Anas Shoqar is a pedagogist and certified English instructor at The Modern Language Center, Amman, where he teaches English to students and employees of different ages and levels. Along with teaching, he acts as an IR (independent representative) of Qnet, one of the fastest growing Network Marketing companies worldwide, enriching his experience in Business, particularly in Network Marketing, Direct Selling and E-commerce. He has translated for television channels and written articles for Newzy.net; an online luxury magazine for the Middle East. Moreover, he's worked as a commercial correspondent in two trading companies and has acted as a facilitator for refugee services at the UNHCR.
Among his personal non-academic interests are basketball, accordion playing and kick boxing.
Rob Prinzo is the founder and CEO of The Prinzo Group and senior consultant with the firm. Rob works with organizations to develop and implement strategic plans, conducts workshops on the implementation of technology and is an internationally recognized business writer.
Prior to starting the Prinzo Group, Rob spent over 15 years working with Fortune 500 Companies, State Governments and Start-ups. He has held various roles including: Managing Partner, Technology Director, Practice Manager, Sales Executive, Consultant and Trainer.
I have more 12 years of experience in the online, social media, and digital marketing industries, and holding top accreditation being a Certified Google Professional, Certified Process Master by Hammer and Co, Certified Digital Marketing Consultant & Trainer by WSI (Headquartered in Toronto - Canada), Yahoo Ambassador, member of the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization, member of the Web Analytics Association, and member of the Usability Professionals Association. Actively helping businesses, organizations, and professionals in North America, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa to be successful on the internet and the online digital world by creating unique online & digital marketing strategies, building their unique online brand identity & presence, increasing their online visibility and e-business efficacy, and converting online audience to leads, prospects, and measurable online opportunities that generate solid business and unprecedented ROI from the internet, online, and digital media.