ROSS SHAFER has the most peculiar background of any speaker on CHANGE.
He has authored nine business books yet also won international stand-up comedycompetitions. He’s earned six TV Emmys as a network talk and game show host yet creditshis success to reselling bicycles at age 13. He flipped cars at 15 and flipped homes at 18. After college at 21, he started buying and selling companies. The common denominator is aburning pursuit of excellence that has driven Ross to the top of every field he’s entered.
Since his early teens, Ross Shafer has been obsessed with understanding “Who succeeds? Who fails? And Why?” His confidence flourished when he discovered that there were specific blueprints for success in every job and every industry. That understanding led to his noteworthy achievements in business, television broadcasting, book writing, professional speaking (CPAE) and even stand-up comedy. His wildly diverse career choices have allowed Ross to communicate complex ideas with great fun – and an “everyman”quality.
Today, he coaches leaders and teams on how to cross-pollinate innovative ideas about emerging trends, shifting buying habits, and the motivation of workforces during mergersand acquisitions. His clients include 73 of the Fortune 100…as well as a broad array ofassociations. What most people don’t know is that Ross may have sparked the explosion ofthe entertainment cooking channels when he wrote a funny bestselling book, Cook Like a Stud (38 recipes men can prepare in the garage using their own tools). Not bad for a guy who played college football (pre-concussion-era helmets) and who still aspires to get his hair right.
When teams are happy and fulfilled, your patients (and customers) score you higher on the loyalty scale. So, with constant social media distractions, how do we reverse self-absorbed behavior? We designed a habit-changing program that is focused on team member development. By coaching team members how they can benefit from being Other-Focused, they can “crack the code” to get what they want from life. They feel more appreciated. They create and sustain better personal and co-worker relationships. They become effective communicators. They even get more likes and comments on social media.
How to gauge team member engagement and pinpoint specific behaviors that will benefit them personally and professionally
How to manage these specific behaviors so that peers are held accountable and are able to track their Other-FocusedTMScores
How to become a Certified Other-Focused Professional; which is highly valued by every employer
How to inspire ongoing improvement through a simple and fun pre-built “leader board” metric
Relevance is a moving target. Go-to Market tactics are changing. Buying habits are shifting. Your sales approach must align with new expectations. If you don’t change “at-pace” you will no longer matter to your customers and clients; causing them to gladly deliver their market share to your competitors. In this program you will learn how to create an adaptive culture that is able to evolve with whatever new trends society throws at you.
How to harvest an endless trove of innovative ideas (even when you’re not feeling creative)
How to inspire world-class expertise (under pressure)
“The New Loyalty” – How to create instant (and lasting) rapport with clients, vendors, and coworkers
How to remain adaptive, disciplined and appropriately fearless
How to tell better brand stories in order to sell more … of anything
This keynote is about recognizing when complacency is creeping into your company. If your processes are getting sluggish and your team members are starting to lack their previous responsiveness, you can “regain your mojo” by learning the guerrilla tactics of young startups.
Know the red flags that your organization has become complacent
Why startups are so good at disruption and why you should be too
How startups eliminate all friction
Why you should break the bonds of perfection and launch your ideas faster
Sell like a Startup: What can you do to overcome “Old Boy Relationships”?
This program is about taking initiative. Too often our team members stall their own growth (and yours) until they get validation and encouragement from their leaders. This program will inspire your team members to take charge of their own assignments…when nobody is around to guide them. They will learn to be accountable and responsible to and for…themselves.
How to create a No Blame, No Excuses culture of accountability
How to manage “grey space” – making decisions when the answers aren’t black and white
Why it’s crucial to take personal responsibility for your own success
How to ‘ramp up’ your resilience
How to set yourself (and your company) apart from the competition
“Don’t bother looking for anyone else! If you can book Ross, then book him!”
“Ross did a tremendous job for us this year… we were very pleased with Ross and he was very polite and accommodating toward us.”
“As evidence from the outstanding feedback from your session, our affiliates benefited tremendously from your session. Thank you for the knowledge and expertise you shared with fellow members of the organization. We appreciate your continued support.”
“You were the hit of our convention. I had many of our members approach me after your presentation saying that you were the best speaker they had ever seen at a Carpet One event. After 33 conventions and dozens of world class speakers, that is quite a compliment. We thoroughly enjoyed having you and are extremely appreciative of your insight and your contributions to our members.”
“I can’t express enough the positive impact Ross had on the group today. His presentation was outstanding! His unique ability to deliver such a dynamic message in that casual manner it truly unbelievable. Our CEO commented to me that it was the right message for the times we’re in.”