1) Untie the Knots®
(Improving Habits, Choices, People, Relationships, Performance, and Results)
An organization or person tied-up in toxic knots becomes an organization or person destined to fail in one or several areas of business or life. Untie the Knots®: Improving Habits, Choices, People, Relationships, Performance, and Results is a dynamic wake-up call that addresses the countless challenges, obstacles, issues and toxic habits found inside most organizations and people today. This no-holds barred, get-real program will bring your audience a practical solutions based process that they can implement immediately to create positive improvements and significant real-life results.
Bring this powerful - engaging and energizing - keynote session to your organization or group, and discover the same transforming principles that have led hundreds of organizations, business leaders and their teams to the professional and personal optimal success they desired.
2) Re-Capturing and Re-Igniting Your PASSION
(Going from Burned Out to Re-Fired Up to Doing Meaningful Work)
PASSION Is, As PASSION Does!
In today’s demanding workplace; coupled with downsizing, layoffs, organizational restructuring, cut budgets, fixed budgets, hiring freezes, team issues, customer service issues, quality control issues, time management challenges, having to wear many hats, having to do more with less, and having to overcome one challenge after another—it’s not uncommon to read or hear about the millions of employees inside organizations across the nation who have lost their passion for the work that they do. The talented, motivated, winners you hired have become unmotivated and burned out.
Re-Capturing and Re-Igniting Your PASSION is an interactive, fun and energizing keynote session for professionals on all levels and in all career fields! Where others might see burn out and average work as being the new norm, Ty sees a ripe opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the talented, motivated, winners you originally hired. Ty believes, "To Re-Capture and Re-Ignite one’s PASSION is not about balancing or multitasking; it’s about making true life changes that result in the renewal of enthusiasm and the consistent drive to do meaningful work. It’s about inspiring and coaching employees on all levels to embrace and practice a process that will have them re-fired up and re-committed to work each day with a high level of PASSION. When this occurs, a work environment of passionate and meaningful work will soon become the norm, again."
3) Excelling in Teamwork
(A Team That Excels — Does Several Things 'Cohesively' Well)
Is your team moving forward together or inundated with conflict? Do your team meetings consist more of bickering than collaborating? Do you have some team members who are everyday peak performing superstars, while others do just enough to get by?
Winning teams do not just happen, they are created by committed leaders and team players who’ve learned how to motivate, inspire and guide their productive efforts to individual and organizational successes. Ty Howard's Excelling in Teamwork - action learning keynote / general session - shares awareness and strategies in the areas of teamwork, team dynamics, team problem-solving, and team decision-making. The structural and behavioral dimensions of building and leading an effective work team, task force or group are fully explored. He skillfully combines a highly substantive team building curriculum with ongoing indoor fun and safe team building activities to spark participant curiosity, motivation, trust, honest communication, and commitment to apply and practice individual and group learning gains immediately.
You will also learn what it takes to develop leadership skills applicable to creating successful self-directed work teams, employee participation teams, interdepartmental task groups, and other group situations where combined efforts are needed to reach optimal team performance and desired outcomes.
4) Building an Attitude of Excellence
(A Proven Attitude Tune-Up with Practical Strategies to Make Anyone's A.O.E. — A-Okay!)
How important is it that you maintain a healthy and positive attitude in every situation? How much do you want to succeed at work and in life as a person of excellence?
According to author, Keith Harrell, of the best-selling book Attitude is Everything — "It isn't how much you know about maintaining a positive attitude that's important. It's how well, and how consistently, you put that knowledge to use."
Building an Attitude of Excellence is a dynamic, energizing, funny, fun, and engaging keynote session filled with advice on how to become an extraordinary person with a resilient and brilliant outlook on work and life. Using real world examples and powerful relatable stories, Ty Howard will help your audience members to see, strive for, and achieve higher levels of excellence, daily. He will cover a broad spectrum of ideas, including attitude, employee morale, team building, accountability, leadership, creative thinking, dealing with stress, handling change, how to criticize, how to motivate and inspire others to peak perform (as well as yourself), the power of laughter, how to exceed expectations, work - life balance, excellence, and how to effectively give yourself The Untie the Knots® Attitude of Excellence Tune-Up.
Ty Howard believes positive thinking can change the way an individual or employee feels about their job, their self-worth, their desire and drive for excellence, and even the way they perceive their peers, managers, and the organization they work in. This session will bring to you the concrete, proven principles that will teach and inspire you to make positive thinking, positive self-talk, and positive behavior a permanent accepted pool of success habits for work and life, moving forward. He can also elevate the attitude of management staff and provide them with tools in developing a team with positive attitudes which can decrease turnover, and increase productivity and team success.
Whether you are just starting out as a new hire, a frontline employee, a manager, or a seasoned senior executive, this substantive and empowering keynote session will be the jump-start and boost we all need to develop and soar above and beyond our amazingly capable Attitude of Excellence.
5) Reputation Management
(The Modernized Way to Deliver Exceptional Customer Service)
Reputation Management is becoming one of the most important marketing and survivor tools for a successful business. Yet many fail to have a consistent process in place to obtain reviews, leverage them in marketing, and recover swiftly whenever 'reputation crisis' happens.
Reputation Management: The Modernized Way to Deliver Exceptional Customer Services goes through the reason why reviews matter, how engagement and attitudes play a big role in the delivering of exceptional customer service, effectively managing your emotional intelligence in all situations, and how to create a process your team can utilize consistently for customer service success. Lastly, Ty Howard will teach and show you how to leverage your reviews in your marketing, and how to effectively recover over time if your organization is currently in damage control or recovery mode. This is an engaging and substantive keynote session every business needs to hear and experience, sooner instead of later.
6) Excelling in Leadership
(7 Steps to Successful Leadership)
For executives and managers who are seeking strong leadership skills to help them motivate and inspire others.
Are you an executive or manager who lost some of your best talent? Or are you an executive or manager who struggles to boost your employee engagement, inspire loyalty, improve productivity, and prevent employees from walking out the door?
According to a recent, preliminary report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.5 million American workers willingly left their positions. Why are so many employees willing to leave their employers? Are they leaving because of their leaders? By improving your management and leadership style, you will be able to keep your top talent, and inspire and elevate the others to consistently peak perform. Yes, you can change how they feel about YOU, the executive or manager. Small steps and improvement can make a big difference in how employees feel about their leader.
In this dynamic, interactive and inspiring keynote session, Ty Howard skillfully takes leaders on a journey of what it takes to go from just wearing the title of a leader to actually excelling in leadership. Excelling in Leadership addresses many of the challenges leaders face and have to overcome daily in order to be an effective and successful leader. By inspiring executives and managers to build on their existing strengths, Ty’s will also encourage them to embrace and practice excelling leadership skills, such as empowering team members, holding people accountable, inspirational communication, ethical leadership, and how to collaboratively and cohesively problem solving.
This is the right keynote presentation to wake up, engage, inspire, and charge-up leaders on all levels for what your organization has to offer and teach them. This is where your leaders discover how great leaders take extra steps to ensure their work environments are open, trusting, innovative and productive. As a result, your employees will respond positively.
7) Untie the Knots® of Sales
(Motivating Your Sales Team to Increase Qualified Leads and Customers)
A salesperson or sales team tied-up in knots becomes a salesperson or sales team destined to fail / struggle in one or several areas of the sales process; in turn, producing dismal sales results or "good enough to get by" profits.
Even in a tough economy every sales professional can be inspired, equipped, motivated and empowered with up-to-date sales strategies that will keep your company’s sales and profits soaring continuously. Untie the Knots®: Motivating Your Sales Team to Increase Qualified Leads and Customers is an energizing keynote session that addresses the countless KNOTS (challenges, obstacles, objections, distractions, and toxic habits) that prevent many sales professionals from consistently performing at their peak daily in today's tough economy. This no holds barred, innovated session will bring to your sales professionals inspiration, motivation and practical cutting-edge strategies to use to immediately overcome many of today's objections, win at effective negotiation, sell value over just giving price quotes, get more orders, and close more sales.
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"Everyone truly enjoyed your message, as well as your very funny and entertaining delivery. We wish you continued success as you share your positive mind-set, philosophy and inspiration with other teams around the world."
~ Sheri S., Vice President, Research & Development
"Ty, Thank you for serving as the opening keynote speaker for our recent Annual Johns Hopkins HR Conference: Celebrating HR. Judging by the energetic response of your audience and the numerous high ratings post-conference evaluations we received, your presentation, Untie the Knots®, was well-received, relevant, and inspiring. We especially appreciated your sense of humor, comfort with the topic, very engaging and dynamic style, and obvious preparation. It was a pleasure having you on our agenda!"
~ Jeb K., The HR Conference Committee, Johns Hopkins Annual HR Conference
"Ty, I cannot say THANK YOU enough for such an amazing job you did today! Your Building an Attitude of Excellence motivational keynote presentation was exactly on point, per our discussion and requests. Our staff left the assembly feeling energized and feeling a higher sense of purpose."
~ Bobvita S., Strategic Director of Human Resources, University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business