Meeting Keynote & Event Speaking
Elevate your message, and give your crowd an unforgettable experience. As a true keynote, Jeni bonds the audience to the overall goals of your meeting. Below, you’ll find speeches that weave seamlessly into major conferences, company meetings, and large professional gatherings alike.
Leadership and Management
Influence is the result of leadership. In any industry, strong influence can promote growth, inspire change, and lead to profit. These discussions guide your leadership team toward becoming more influential, authentic and strategic.
Hiring Strategies for the Savvy Manager
In order to grow your business you need to grow your staff, but what comes first, the chicken or the egg? Business development or billable employees? Permanent or contract? Hiring strategically is critical in a recovering economy. You will learn how to determine your needs and practically put them in place, how to utilize outside resources as well as internal and how to measure the success of your decisions.
Leading for Greatness
Understanding today’s work force and how they function is critical to recruiting, hiring, managing and retaining the “dream team”. Learn to kill complacency, create a “buzz” in your region and build a world-class team that plays together and stays together. The best leaders are those who encourage and provide opportunity for others to be great!
The “Millennials” and “Gen X” Take on the Boomers
As we are heading deeper and deeper into the 21st century we are forced to deal with a new set of economic and social nuances within the workforce. We have the “baby boomers”, who forged the way for us and continue to be visible in the workforce, as we, “Gen X” and “Millennials”, try to change the landscape of our jobs to create more opportunities, more balance and more challenges. How do you hire and retain them? How do ensure you are offering an environment that will allow for profit yet attract a generation that is looking for something very different than that of our parents?
Weaving in Sustainable Business Practices
Just how do you implement major policies that revamp the way you do business? This dialog centers around bringing radical ideas to the table, and the methods to guide them from an intangible to a very real, profitable component of your organization.
Charting the Course for Corporate Success
The organization of an in-house team should emulate that of any other outside agency. By looking at the “functions” needed in agencies across the board and determining which positions will hold these functions, we can build a team for lasting corporate success.
Jeni has spent the last twenty years working with creative and corporate leaders to identify practical strategies on “doing business better.” The speeches below a blend of design “know-how,” the current trends in creative leadership and Jeni’s uncanny ability to move a crowd.
Building Strategy into the Core of the Designer Mind
Assuming that creative professionals are not “business-oriented” is highly misinformed. Designers by nature and by education are the ultimate problem-solvers, they are just not pushed to believe this about themselves. More and more, they are being asked to prove their ability to provide business-focused design solutions on demand. Get inside the heads of your design team with cerebral methods designed specifically for the creative brain and learn advanced techniques for evolving your strategic prowess.
From In-house team, to becoming a Profit Center
Respect is the battle cry of every in-house designer. Simply put, respect is earned & the only way to earn it in a business setting is to be of value to your organization. It doesn’t take a MBA to know that value is determined most easily by profitability. Turn your design department into a profit-center by creating a charge-back system that proves time & time again the intrinsic value of your team.
Getting Respect for Your In-House Design Department
How can you build a top-notch reputation for your in-house design team? Learn how to act like a design firm! Discover the inside secrets of design firms when it comes to branding and promotions so can position your team for greater recognition and better projects.
When someone is trying to build a path (or walk on one), it helps to have the proper equipment. These conversations are centered on giving just that to your audience. Having been involved in the Staffing industry for years, Jeni offers simple, effective guidance.
Creating a ‘Career’ Brief
The overall purpose of a ‘design brief’ is to create a specific pathway to accomplishing an identified goal. Typical briefs include overviews, target audiences, challenges and more. As designers we are problem-solvers, trained and hotwired to interpret and create. So, why not take those principles and skills and use them to create an ideal professional path uniquely your own? Sort through the seemingly endless possibilities before you, create a career map (past and future) to help identify patterns, create opportunities and be inspired to change ‘should be’ to ‘could be’.
Design Your Reality
So many of us struggle with the demands of our careers, families and personal lives. Putting balance into your life can make all of it work better. It is a combination of organization, recognition, realization and creation. Learn to recognize your unique priorities and design a path that turns your fantasy to reality. You’ll discover how to look at your life priorities, recognize what you value the most, find yourself in your work life and, most importantly, bring more of your dreams into your reality.
Creating Strategic Awareness
Learning to integrate business goals into your daily process is the key to setting yourself apart from the competition. Strategic awareness is the understanding of your own firm’s business goals while recognizing that what you do affects your organization’s bottom line. Learn how to develop your strategic thinking skills – and recognize the key business issues that should drive your career and your firm. We’ll identify how you approach providing solutions in your work and start you down the path to reaching your aspirations for business and your career.
Corporate Culture and Social Responsibility
Inspire, Influence and Impact
Consumers have a voice that seems to get louder and louder. Wouldn’t it make sense to always take into account the full impact of your business and the world? This discussion is centered around the power of corporate culture, and how it can lay the groundwork to full blown global impact for the better, or for the worse. We’ll quickly see that the most positive impacts made by corporations take form through authentic strategic initiatives. Not only do these promote “for good” causes, they actually result in greater long-term profit for your business and strengthen the brand.