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Karen Purves

Karen Purves

Teamwork & Communications
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Communicate With Strength: Key Words That Undermine Your Effectiveness - Got the right words? Laugh and learn in this high energy, fun-filled, humorous session offering the latest solutions in effective communication. What are you saying that’s causing your prospects and customers to scamper to your competition? Karen will tell you - and give you replacement words and phrases. Leave with an immediate, specific, action plan to talk smart, and achieve results!

This is How You Do It:Answers to Your Email Etiquette Questions - Do you know the four letter word that instantly increases the response rate to your emails? Find out the answer plus laugh as you learn in this cutting edge, jam packed, interactive session filled with proven email tips. Email marketing and sales expert Karen Purves, M.A. shares easy, time-saving solutions to make your emails stand out in the crowd and how she gets over a 90% response rate to her emails. For cold and warm leads alike, converting contacts to cash often relies on email. Bring examples of subject lines and text that you'd like to refine for maximum effectiveness. After participating in this program attendees, on average, said their ability to write a more effective email improved 74%.

Wag More, Bark Less: Reducing Negativity in the Workplace - Deal with difficult people? Spend most of your day handling personality conflicts among staff or clients? Explore 14 different ways people express negativity and learn a tip for dealing with each one. You’ll learn effective skills on handling a broad spectrum of negative personality styles - and see how you can adjust your own attitude to help stay positive and improve organizational excellence! Receive tips on exactly what to say to whom, so you can go back to work and do something different immediately. After participating in this program attendees, on average, said their ability to handle negative situations in the workplace improved 28%.

Becoming a Lie Spy: clues if someone’s being honest - Want to better understand human behavior and help identify when people behave in a trustworthy manner? There’s a science to decoding unconscious behaviors and you can hone your observational skills to help you, and others, act with integrity. This innovative and engaging program shares numerous, practical, insider tips to identify cues and gain insight on human behavior. You’ll leave better able to gather information and trust your judgment about someone’s behavior to reduce deception. Karen shares specific steps to get to the truth, preventing costly mistakes, increasing positive outcomes and allowing you to make better decisions!

Mars and Venus: selling differently to men and women - Karen pairs her relatable, funny and energetic style with her original scientific research to offer attendees a unique, current, content-rich program on maximizing buy-in from men and women on procedures, products and services. This session offers the latest in cutting edge brain science and answers your questions on the best way to influence men and women during the sales process. Audience members will leave with 12 techniques to apply immediately to thrive in a challenging economy!


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Want your meeting attendees to say “I didn’t want the session to end”? Does your audience think they’ve seen and heard it all? Karen Purves's inspiring, entertaining and funny approach connecting science with emotion, has built a solid client base through results-oriented programs. Karen frequently speaks to standing room only crowds, co-creating interactive presentations weaving audience involvement with relevant content.

In addition to being described as “one of the best” or “favorite” speakers of entire conferences dozens of times, other attendee comments include: “Refreshingly honest”, “contagiously enthusiastic”, “attention grabber and keeper”, “breath of fresh air” and giving “real answers to real life”.

Karen combines a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Master’s Degree in Environmental Public Policy and over 20 years business experience along with extensive training at “The Second City” leave audiences feeling energized, inspired and empowered. Karen also has the rare distinction of being a 3-time game show winner!

Throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Asia - from Fortune 100 companies to associations and government - Karen guarantees that attendees will receive useful material, in an engaging way, and practical tools to implement immediately for success!

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We appreciate the time you took to tailor your presentation to our audience as well as your enthusiasm and solid content."
--Association of Destination Management Executives

"Karen's program provides terrific insight to improve the impact and effectiveness of communication with your co-workers, customers and friends. She delivers it in a warm and energetic style that connects with the audience and makes her program as much fun as it is educational."

“The presentation was beneficial because the discussion revolved around realistic examples and challenges.”

"Your enthusiasm and humor greatly improved the overall experience and the interactivity of this program and participation among the audience retained their interest."