Don’t Let a Small Detail Ruin Your Meeting
I have a lot of respect for meeting planners.
You set the tone for great things to happen. Through your meetings, you create an environment that leads to success for all your attendees.
Everything hinges around you. You work so hard and have to plan and coordinate so many things to create an unforgettable meeting. Don’t let a small detail ruin your meeting.
Here are a few things I’ve learned along the way from speaking professionally around the world since 2002. You probably know 90% of these things but it’s the ones you don’t know that can hurt you.
I hope these tips help you make your next meeting the best one ever!
A Message that Sticks
“This was a fantastic lesson on leadership for business.”
Caroline Basyn – CIO – Bacardi
“Ruben’s message is still resonating with me long after I heard him speak.”
Dianna Gould – Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)
“Everyone thanked me for bringing you in. You made me look great!”
Karen Pena – Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
“We were captivated from the moment Ruben took the stage!”
Angelina Herrera – VP, Global Account Operations – Xerox
“Ruben’s powerful message still resonates with me 12 years later.”
Carole Machol-Atler – Director, Global Accounts HelmsBriscoe
“Ruben did a phenomenal job at our sales kick off.”
Mariana Castro – General Manager – Microsoft
People Relate to Ruben Because He’s a Common Man Who Accomplished Some Uncommon Things
Ruben became a four-time Olympian in spite of not being a great athlete. In fact, all his life when kids were picking teams in P.E., Ruben was always the last kid picked.
This is critically important, because your audience will relate to Ruben much more than they would relate to someone like Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods.
If someone like Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods spoke to your people, subconsciously your audience would think, “That stuff will work for THEM, but it won’t work for me.”
However, after Ruben’s program, people think, “If THAT guy could make it to the Olympics four times, then I can do anything!”
When Ruben shares his story he’s transparent, open and vulnerable. He shares what it felt like when he was struggling, and how he got himself to stay in the game long enough to learn the skills he would need to succeed.
He makes a powerful human connection with his audiences. The most common comment he gets after his presentations is “You’re so real, you’re so genuine.”
Ruben’s incredible story takes people’s excuses away. People actually buy into what Ruben says because they can relate to him.
Isn’t that what you want? For your people to start applying some proven success principles so they can be more productive and get better results?
Ruben will inspire and equip your people to improve their performance and reach their goals.