What Does Your Business Do?
- Creating Your Company Purpose
When someone asks, What Does Your Business Do?, what do you tell them? Now imagine answering the same question without talking about your job - that is not easy!
Listen to business leader and master storyteller, Erik Listou, as he shares his answer to the question and how it changed his business. And now it can help your team.
Bonus >>> the Secret of the Six-Second Hook. Learn how to create your perfect elevator speech that hooks your audience in only 6 seconds!
Your Ideas Can Change the World if you are careful!
Many years ago in a land far away, an old carpenter shared with a young man a simple idea about driving nails into wood. Erik Listou was that young man. Over time, he has come to understand how that same concept can transform new business ideas into lasting systems that do not split and hold strong against the natural forces of change. You and your team will learn tips to motivate your team to consider and accept new ideas. Discover how you can become one of the thousands of businesses, just like yours, that have learned from the wisdom of that one old carpenter.
Three Words That Guide Every Business
Learn the power of three simple words to guide and improve your business. In this lively and thought-provoking session, Erik Listou will help you and your team understand how to examine your business operations, internally and externally. Learn how to find the proper education for you and your team. Gain an understanding of what needs to happen now to keep your business healthy and create immediate action plans.
Tips to Make Spaces Safer for Everyone
Safety and health for your team, clients, and yourself is simply the right thing to do. Improving the built-environment can reduce injuries and lost time, and improve worker and visitor experience. Taking action to improve your office space can also increase productivity and morale. Learn from Erik Listou who is one of the most trusted and valued experts in built-environment safety. You will understand how to evaluate and take affirmative action. Discover how to go beyond minimum standard codes and requirements. This presentation is critical to the well-being of your team, customers, and business operations.
Expectations of Fun - Motivating your Team
Just imagine... the lights dim and the audience grows quiet in ever-growing expectation. Then suddenly, music from 1897 fills the air! Yes, this entertaining and thought-provoking class starts with the sounds of an old-fashioned circus parade, plus a real circus trick! Erik will help you and your team understand why you should examine the Concept of Expectations. Discover the secrets to a productive and thriving work environment. Laugh together and gain practical tips to improve morale and results. Just as the circus promises fun for children of all ages, Erik promises an event that will delight, amaze, and inspire everyone!
The Color Gray - Learning From Others
When he first entered the business world, Erik remembers being told, “look for the gray hairs.” He thought that meant literally those with gray hair. Learn to change your perception of those with experience, regardless of their age. Understand the value of learning how from others, no matter their apparent age!
Open your eyes and discover the most respected color in the business world, the Color Gray.
It Takes a Village - Team Building
How effective is your team? Discover what motivates team, how to lead a team, and how to destroy a team. Learn from Erik as he helps you understand different types of teams. Understand the secrets to motivating and empowering every team. Whether you are a one-person team, part of a larger team, or managing large or multiple teams, this Idea class is guaranteed to help your business.
Smile...or Not - Confrontation Management
In every situation, we must always make an immediate choice. That first choice will directly affect your business. Erik will share a simple trick his parents taught him about 70 years ago. Erik taught this to his daughter, his grandchildren, and now applied this basic concept throughout his career. Learn how your business will benefit by applying this idea when you are working with your team and your customers.
Body Language for Professionals
We have all seen the three little monkeys and their "see no-hear no-speak no" images. Body language expert Erik Listou will share with you their surprising and profound secret. Learn how to present yourself with your best foot forward and with a smile on your face. Understand how to "read" others. You will instantly become a better communicator and inspire everyone around you, even on virtual calls!
When We Are Young...Marketing By Age
"When we are young we think we are old. When we are old we think we are young. In between, we just don't think." Discover how to age grouping might not apply to your business. Understand how people are influenced by those around them. Learn that people are defined by what they do, not when they were born. Erik will share some of the insights he has gained - at least those he can remember!
The Secret of Amazing Presentations - S.M.I.L.E.
Professional presentations are one of the most cost-effective and powerful tools for gaining more clients and reinforcing business connections. Public speaking is easy when you discover the secrets of S.M.I.L.E. In this very engaging session, master public speaker and body language expert, Erik Listou, shares with you his secrets developed from over 2,000 public appearances, and those are just since 1990. Learn the basics and the finer points of public speaking and creating an effective presentation. When you leave you will be able to overcome your fears and gain that special magic and charm that inspires devotion and makes everyone around you happy!
Just Turn the Ocean Around - Managing Change
Every business is continually faced with waves of change. Our first reaction is to turn the ship around. But what if you just turned the ocean around? Recognized business influencer Erik Listou invites you to discover a new way for your business to stay on course through the never-ending currents of change. Learn how to create a work environment of smooth sailing, always towards your true vision.
When You Put On the Big Red Suit - Branding Your Business
How do you brand your business? When a little boy once put on Santa's signature hat, he exclaimed, "Look at me, I am wearing the most famous hat in the world!" Listen to Erik Listou as he shares how that little boy impacted his understanding of branding. Learn the importance of consistent branding. Your business may not be worldwide, but imagine if your customers had that same delightful image of you and your business. And, if you ask politely, Erik will bring his beautiful red hat with white fur trim, hand-made by Mrs. Claus.