Look for speakers who are “thought leaders, not thought repeaters, says professional speaker Neen James in this edition of MSI showcase.
In this conversation with Mulligan Speakers International’s Diane Mulligan, James warns meeting planners to not settle for speakers who offer only the, “feel-good, fluffy funny stuff.”
James, who is a professional speaker in the area of productivity, says there are three things meeting planners should look for in a speaker.
First, she says, is that, “A true thought leader is published,” which shows they’ve done the research and have thought deeply about the topic. Second is client testimonials. James explains that, “I’m a real fan of seeing what the clients are saying about the speaker.” And third says Neen, meeting planners should ask, “What are the results…that the audience has enjoyed as a result of working with that speaker.”
How can you manage the demands of the end of the year and still be a productive professional? International productivity expert and professional speaker Neen James says the secret is in scheduling. In this edition of Mulligan Speaker’s International Speaker’s Showcase, James explains a three-step approach; schedule activity, schedule recovery, and schedule re-energizing time.
Speaking with MSI’s Diane Mulligan, James says this approach is especially important for the meeting planners she works with so that they can create the best meetings possible with the time that is available.
What can a Harley-riding collector of women’s shoes tell you about being productive during the summer and while traveling? If she’s Neen James, plenty! James is an expert in productivity who speaks often on the topic to business audiences and meeting planners worldwide. She explains to Mulligan Speakers International’s Diane Mulligan how short deadlines and small rewards can boost productivity when the lazy days of summer call. She also offers her proven vital tips and travel concepts that she uses to travel professionally to as many as five cities in five days! James is a keynote and motivational speaker represented by Mulligan Speakers International. (7:35)