Keynotes, Trainings and Workshops
A dozen different sessions in tracks for businesses and organizations alike give you a lot of programming options for your business training event, conference or banquet keynotes.
Poke around these two audience-centered training tracks, and contact Kyle to discuss your specific needs and dates.
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Why Loud is Losing
The customer isn't always right, but they have a thousand friends and an iPhone. Learn how today's businesses are finding fans, and where to find yours. Marketing strategist Kyle Sexton will inspire you with stories of remarkable businesses and strategies for attracting more of your ideal customers. Available as a keynote (60 mins), workshop (120 - 180 mins) or TED style (20 min) talk.
Updated for 2017: Let's talk about what's broken and what's working. Kyle applies business marketing strategies to your trade association using real stories of remarkable organizations. Learn how to engage members without asking them to show up, discover a new value proposition for the different business profiles among your membership, and communicate your values and successes through the clutter of a noisy planet. Based on the second edition of Kyle's book, ReMembership - New Strategies for Remarkable Membership Organizations.
Tomorrow’s Membership Organization
Have a S.E.A.T. and buckle up: We're going to talk about (S) serving and selling memberships with the latest technology, (E) engaging members without asking them to show up, (A) allowing members to choose their own investment, and (T) teaching members how to talk about you. Based on the first edition of Kyle's book, ReMembership - New Thinking for Tomorrow's Membership Organization.
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Turning Social Media Into Business Media
Kyle’s most popular training. Social media won't transform your business overnight or by itself. Learn how Blogging + Search Engine Optimization + Social Media Sharing can turn strangers into friends and friends into customers. “This just changed my whole life” is not an unusual review from business owners who attend this session.
So You Think You Can Network?
The word “networking” has changed meaning on us, so let's talk about network development as a part of your marketing. Let's set a goal so you have a plan, like the rest of your business efforts. You need to grow your business through people, so let's get ready to grow. Available as a 45 minute training or a 30 minute Keynote
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10 Tiered Membership Mistakes (You Don't Have to Make!)
The chamber industry's foremost authority on value-based membership tier structures breaks down the most common and most costly mistakes made while transitioning out of the fair-share model. This fast paced session leaves plenty of room for questions on the hottest topic in membership today... from the one who wrote the book on it!
Turn Social Media Into Chamber Media
Kyle’s most popular training. Social media won't transform your organization overnight or by itself. Learn how Blogging + Search Engine Optimization + Social Media Sharing can turn strangers into friends and friends into members. “This just changed my whole life” is not an unusual review after this session.
Membership Year One
After selling more than 1,000 chamber memberships and consulting for chambers across North America, marketing strategist Kyle Sexton has reverse-engineered a path to membership sales success that starts in your very first year. Discover your potential when Kyle shares tips on prospecting, developing a sales plan, building contacts and more!
Membership Solutions Session
A great way to end the day, Kyle’s unscripted format gives everyone a chance to get the ideas and advice they need in this high-energy, interactive session. Choose a focused topic like Membership Development, Communications or Web & Tech... or keep it general and let Kyle facilitate the conversation and see where it goes!
The Innovative Membership Organization
A certified marketing geek breaks down what makes a good idea take off in your chamber, and how to identify gaps in your offerings according to the Map to ReMembership. This brand new content is guaranteed to give you tools to take back to your board and committees to guide your future moves.
Technology For Trade Associations
CRM. CMS. Cut through the clutter of tech tools hitting your radar and focus in on the tools that can actually help your organization get things done for your members. This session contains tons of goodies for internal efficiency and external member benefits. This session gets reviews from the Institute for Organizational Management participants like, "This was the best session I've had in all 4 years of Institute." Really? It's just technology, but we keep it lively, fun and informative.
Thank you for booking me for your conference. I mean it. I'm at my best in a room full of people who need some innovation inspiration.
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- Descriptions of Kyle's Signature Keynotes & Workshops
- Pre-Program Questionnaire
- Promoting the Speaker
- Audio/Visual & Room Set-Up
- Press Photos
Promoting the Speaker
I have a few different resources to help you promote my credentials at your conference.
If you want to get fancy, ask me about creating an Ask Page. Here's how it works. I create a page on my site that is all about your event -- along with a shortcut such as http://www.kylesexton.com/youreventname which has an interactive tool we use to get people to sign up and attend. They simply ask the question they would like answered at the event, add their name and email address. The result is a better turnout to your event and more engaged audience, since they know their particular question will be integrated into the presentation.
Audio/Visual & Room Set-Up
All visuals are built on Prezi - no PowerPoint for me. I run Prezi from my laptop only. As a back-up, Prezi can be run from the house laptop via web browser. And I always have a back-up to the back-up. I prefer to use my own remote.
If you've asked me to Keynote, I work with your conference A/V techies to get my laptop and audio set up on your conference system. All visuals are built on Prezi and must run from my laptop. Depending on the topic, video with audio may be in the presentation, so I can work out audio integration with your team.
Classroom set-up is just fine for my workshops. If there are 20 or fewer in a training or board workshop, I prefer a horseshoe arrangement. This makes everyone feel equally included. Plus, if you stand at the back of the room, it looks like the tables are smiling at you.
For all workshops, I use my laptop and remote with visuals built on Prezi. Please have a flip chart available as it aids my ability to interact and improves the audience experience. I carry my own markers for the flip chart, and promise I'm improving my handwriting and diagram-illustrations.
A politician once told me, right before I introduced him on stage, that the more important you are, the shorter the introduction. Well, I'm no politician. Thank goodness. So if you're stumped about what to say about me, here's a suggestion. Just kidding, please don't do that. Maybe just refer to my bio and pick out your favorite pieces of Kyle trivia. But please don't read the full bio on stage. That's just silly. Try the Summary, or this fun intro.
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