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Karen  Purves

Karen Purves

Communications Expert, Sales, Marketing, Leadership, Professional Development, Customer Service

In-Person Fee Range:
$5,001 - $7,500
Traveling from:
Nevada

Karen Purves

Communications Expert, Sales, Marketing, Leadership, Professional Development, Customer Service

In-Person Fee Range:
$5,001 - $7,500
Traveling from:
Nevada

Why Book

  • Bold. Spunky. Credible.  Karen uses improv skills honed at The Second City (think: “Whose line is it anyway?”) to offer interactive, customized programs using audience examples during each session – a winning combo of content and fun, for results-oriented programs that always offer immediately usable tips.
  • Karen creates programs that excite your brain for optimal learning, and shares simple, concrete language choices that improve bottom line results.

Biography

Imagine a speaker who provides inspiring, interactive programs filled with evidence-based content and immediate take-aways. Visualize your audience engaged, energized and laughing. Award winning International Speaker Karen E. Purves M.A. has built a solid client base providing these results for over 20 years! Karen blends relatable stories, leading edge research and proven solutions to impact your attendees so they can leave a program saying their time was truly well spent. In the last decade, neuroscience has made incredible strides in understanding how the results of communication affect others’ thoughts, emotions and responses. As a communication expert specializing in Interpersonal Neurobiology principles and affective neuroscience findings, Karen shares instantly usable tips for communication via email, phone and in person, both internally with staff or externally for customer service, sales or marketing.

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”, “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 Public Policy and over 25 years business experience along with extensive training at “The Second City” to leave audiences feeling energized, inspired and empowered. Karen also has the rare distinction of being a 3-time game show winner! These accomplishments allow Karen to connect with audiences as few others can.

Throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia – from Fortune 100 companies to associations and government – Karen regularly provides training and development solutions through her keynotes, workshops, coaching and consulting. Additionally, her articles have been featured in nearly a dozen publications. Karen’s guarantee? Attendees will receive useful material, in an engaging way, and practical tools to implement immediately!

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Programs

Communicate With Strength - Key Words That Undermine Your Effectiveness

Got the right words? Laugh and learn in this session filled with the latest solutions in effective communication, based on neuroscience principles. What are you saying that’s causing your staff and clients to subtly feel uncooperative or defensive? Karen will tell you – and give you replacement words and phrases.

Leave with an immediate, specific, action plan. After participating in this program attendees, on average, said their ability to better communicate in business improved 64%. Have a sales team? This program has also generated positive responses from more than a third of participants.

This is How You Do It – Proven Secrets to Email Etiquette

Do you know the four letter word that instantly increases the response rate to your emails? Find out the answer while participating in this cutting edge, jam packed, interactive session filled with proven email tips for emails to individuals (not “mass” emails).

You’ll learn easy, time-saving solutions to help ensure others open, read and respond to your emails, as well as how Karen gets over a 90% response rate to her emails. 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 too much of your day handling personality conflicts among staff? 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%.

Gender Matters – Effectively Influencing Men Differently Than 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. Audience members will leave with 12 techniques to apply immediately to thrive in a challenging economy!

Words that Matter – Creating a Charismatic ConnectionBecoming a Lie Spy - Clues if someone's being honest

Want to improve your language skills and speak with more power? Identify conscious communication solutions to tap into better results. Learn from a communication expert new, fresh, examples of words to use for maximum effectiveness in business success.

Karen creates programs that excite your brain for optimal learning, and shares simple, concrete language choices that improve bottom line results. Discover key words and phrases to remove or reduce in your vocabulary to increase your influence with colleagues, potential and current clients. Take away practical tips to use immediately!

Karen Purves Reviews

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.”

— Baxter

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

— Deloitte

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

— Motorola

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