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You only get one chance to make the right first impression. Within a few seconds, people judge your level of intelligence, trustworthiness, and social status. This happens in an instant, and yet can impact the way you're perceived for the rest of the relationship. How can you turn this to your advantage? This session will cover the science of charisma; the keys to making fantastic first impressions, and the secrets to having that "Wow effect", that “boardroom presence” to quickly establish credibility, trust, and rapport.

Cabane is fluent in Spanish and French as well as English and can give her presentations in any one of these languages.

Dealing with difficult people is an unavoidable part of doing business, so it's important to learn how to do so skillfully. When people don't feel skilled at handling difficult conversations, they either avoid having them (when they really need to be having them) or they handle them poorly. This presentation give audience a solid framework and tools to optimally handle difficult conversation, developed within the Harvard Negotiation Project. Your audience will feel both more confident and more skilled in handling these crucial conversations.

Cabane is fluent in Spanish and French as well as English and can give her presentations in any one of these languages.

Most companies have focused so far on creating the best possible culture for innovation; to have corporate environment around individual innovators. This is a wonderful start— but what if inside your innovators' heads, mental landmines are crippling their potential? This presentation will expose the most common mental roadblocks to innovation; based on recent science. You will also gain access to cutting-edge techniques backed by sound cognitive and behavioral science to avoid these mental traps and help your people reach their full innovation potential.

Cabane is fluent in Spanish and French as well as English and can give her presentations in any one of these languages.

Have you ever felt as if only half of your mind were present in a conversation; while the other half was busy beating you up? Internal self-criticism is known as one of the biggest obstacles to great performance. It’s often called the “silent killer” of business—so many good executives suffer from it, yet so few dare to speak about it. In this paradigm-shifting session, Olivia will provide key insights and practical techniques to increase your self-confidence and self-esteem.

Cabane is fluent in Spanish and French as well as English and can give her presentations in any one of these languages.

Alastair Campbell is a sports nut. His latest book was inspired by his insight that too many politicians pay lip service to sport when in fact they can learn from it. A man who counts Manchester United’s former manager Sir Alex Ferguson as a close friend, who has played football with both Pele and Diego Maradona, been out on the bike with Lance Armstrong and met and worked with sports leaders around the world, Campbell hoovers knowledge of sport and tries to apply it to the other worlds in which he moves. What can a political campaign learn from the way Jose Mourinho leads Chelsea FC? What links Billy Beane to Formula One to global business brands? What lessons in life can we take from a Joe Torre or a Tiger Woods, and what lessons could they take from the way other winners operate? Campbell is a marathon runner, triathlete and soccer fan whom rarely misses a game played by his lifelong team, Burnley FC. Partly that is because sport is his passion. It’s also because sport is where he finds lessons in winning, and lessons in life.

John Carlin, who is equally at ease in English or in Spanish and never speaks from a prepared text, will center his speeches on a man who, like Abraham Lincoln, belongs to the ages, whose lessons and example will ring as valuable and true in a thousand years as they do today. Carlin will select his material in such a way as to maximize the value of his spoken words in accordance with the needs and interests of each audience. For some, lessons in negotiating with rivals might be the key issue; for others, building up a company that has fallen on difficult times; or restoring bruised internal personnel conflicts; or how to blend tactical flexibility with strategic clarity. Then again, some might consider it paramount to learn how Mandela addressed himself to the eternal question of healing race relations. All audiences will be interested, however, in the chief themes that run through all Carlin’s speeches on Mandela: generosity astutely deployed; patient wisdom and bold perseverance; enormous empathy and respect for all people, irrespective of their station in life; integrity—a diamond-hard coherence between what one preaches and what one does—as the engine of all truly convincing, successful leadership.

Kevin Carroll (Exclusively WSB)

As children our days were filled with productive play. What was entertaining was also instructive. Games of tag were exercises in planning, teamwork, strategy, design, decision-making, creativity, interpersonal communication and risk-taking. Play was serious business in our youth—and it should be even more serious business in our professional lives if we hope to unleash the creative genius that spurs organizational growth. By cleverly drawing from childhood lessons, Kevin Carroll reveals the relevance of play and how we must continue to tap into those lessons for our future success. An innovator who passionately inspires leaders to create sustainable change in their own organizations, Carroll raises a variety of questions during the session including:

  • Are you continuing to strengthen the creative genius of your organization?
  • Do you have the necessary passion and creative endurance to deliver consistent and amazing insight and business ingenuity? 
  • Why should an organization’s business culture embrace the power of play even more so in the 21st Century?
  • How can a business culture that incorporates “purposeful play” impact leadership, employee quality of life, retention and attract new talent?

The career escalator is jammed at every level. Unemployment rates are high. Creative disruption is shaking every industry. Global competition for jobs is fierce. The employer-employee pact is over and traditional job security is a thing of the past.

In a keynote based on his #1 New York Times best-selling book, Casnocha presents a blueprint for how to thrive in this new economic landscape. The key: learn to think and act like an entrepreneur. In other words, move up that jammed escalator by running your career like it’s a start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of you.

You don’t need to start your own business, but you do need to adopt the mindset and learn the skill set of entrepreneurs.

Why? Start-ups—and the entrepreneurs who run them—are nimble. They invest in themselves. They build their professional networks. They take intelligent risks. They make uncertainty and volatility work to their advantage. These are the very same skills professionals need to get ahead in today’s fractured world of work.

In this keynote, you will learn the Silicon Valley strategies that will make you more effective at your current job and jump-start your career for the long term. This is a bold presentation on thriving in a world where every professional must be the entrepreneur of his or her own life.

Dr. Milton Chen, senior fellow and executive director emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), will present the rationale and examples for inquiry and project-based learning (PBL) in STEM. At a time when the U. S. is emphasizing STEM for college- and career-readiness, PBL now needs to become the curricular centerpiece for a national movement. GLEF's Edutopia.org website has documented many exemplary STEM projects during the past decade, using documentary film and supporting articles and interviews, from elementary grade students using GPS devices on farms to monitor endangered species to high school students designing schools of the future with architectural software.

PBL and STEM represent an important "edge of innovation" in our schools, as described in Chen's award-winning book, Education Nation. PBL curricula connect to other "edges of innovation," such as the role of technology is transforming when, where, and how students learn. New roles for teachers and students are being defined, as teachers form teaching teams with other experts and students take on more responsibility for their own learning. Dr. Chen will show examples of these practices from Edutopia.org. Its archive of documentaries is available for free download from iTunes U.

As the U. S. grapples with educating its diverse students to higher levels, creative educators are taking them beyond the four walls of their classrooms. The “achievement gap” can be traced to an “experience gap.” Many of today’s students are growing up without the broad range of experiences to connect school life to real life and to propel their educations forward with purpose and passion.

In the title of filmmaker Ken Burns’ PBS series, the more than 400 National Park sites can be “America’s Best Idea” for education. These sites include the well-known, from Gettysburg to Yosemite to the Grand Canyon, as well as smaller parks, such as the Japanese-American internment camp of Manzanar to Frederick Douglass’s home outside of Washington, D.C.

Celebrating their Centennial Year in 2016, the National Parks emphasize place-based learning, where students can gain authentic experiences in restoring habitats, studying animal and plant behavior, and understanding how history connects to today’s events. The NPS website includes lesson plans as well as opportunities for virtual field trips and Ranger chats.

Milton Chen has been an education advisor to the Golden Gate National Parks in the Bay Area and the National Park Service. He will describe how National Parks are becoming an integral part of our nation’s new learning landscape and present examples of inspiring programs linking students to America’s most important places.

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