SIX PRESENTATIONS FOR 2016 - 2017!
SKIP THE RAISE - GIVE ME A BETTER BOSS!
Most people don't like their boss! In fact, when given a choice between a bigger paycheck and a better boss, nearly two-thirds of Americans would pick the manager over the money! What can you do to be a more effective leader? Ditch the title "boss". Focus energy in stand-up meetings. Sharpen your persuasive abilities. Do the hard stuff first. Remember the two most important words in the English Language: Thank you! You don't have to be a boss to gain new insights from this humor-packed presentation. Anyone who wants to empower others, strengthen team-work and improve morale will benefit from this brand-new presentation.
WHAT MY STUDENTS HAVE TAUGHT ME:
LESSONS FROM UNDERACHIEVERS, OVERACHIEVERS AND YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WILL CHANGE THE WORLD!
This presentation will put a smile on your face as Dr. Veninga shares what he has learned from students at the University of Minnesota. The most important lesson? Students will forget the information you convey, but they will never forget how they were treated. If you are looking for a first-hand look at how this new generation of young people will change the world, consider this upbeat presentation. It is an ideal talk for parents, grandparents, supervisors, educators and anyone interested in the dreams that young people have for their lives. (New for 2019-2020)
THE REMARKABLE ATTRIBUTE CALLED "RESILIENCE"
One of the most exciting areas of research is on what keeps people resilient when going through difficult times. How do you stay resilient when life becomes a challenge? Find a cheerleader. Don't visit the past - it's an old country. Don't go on guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall or to the next county, but avoid a trip to Guilt. Finally, celebrate tiny accomplishments. This is Dr. Veninga's most popular speech and has been given to hundreds of audiences throughout the world.
"TELL ME I CAN'T GET IT DONE, AND I WILL"
THE POWER OF PURPOSE, GRIT AND DETERMINATION
Happiness increases when you have grit! What is "grit"? It's having a passion. It's stretching your talents. It's carrying yourself with confidence and authority. This presentation is based on remarkable research on what makes people happy and successful in their relationships, marriages and careers. It is an uplifting speech best used at the conclusion of your conference.
THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS:
CREATING GRATITUDE THROUGH SIMPLE ACTS OF KINDNESS
Our political divisions run deep and trust in our major institutions is at an all-time low. Yet there is surprising research as to how GRATITUDE for life’s blessings can positively impact families, places of employment and communities. What are the keys? Let go of failures. Nurture healthy relationships. Stay involved in your community. This presentation - filled with inspiring case studies - is an ideal keynote for conferences sponsored by educational institutions, religious organizations and nonprofit agencies. NEW FOR 2019-2020!
BEACH THE BOAT - NOT YOUR DREAMS!
MAKING RETIREMENT THE BEST YEARS OF YOUR LIFE!
During the past decade Dr. Veninga has spoken to thousands of clients of Ameriprise, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Smith Barney and other financial services organizations on the psychological aspects of retirement. What are the keys to a great retirement? Avoid petty disputes. Make new friends. Create new dreams. Remember if married: you can be right, or you can be happy! This speech comes with a guarantee: Everyone in attendance will love the organization that invites them to this humorous, inspiring event!
ADDITIONAL TITLES FOR SPECIFIC AUDIENCES:
FOR EXECUTIVES: "MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON: HOW TO MANAGE A CRISIS!"
FOR CLERGY: "HEALING THE AMERICAN CHURCH: MANAGEMENT 101 FOR CHURCH LEADERS"
FOR PHYSICIANS: "CARING FOR OURSELVES AS WE CARE FOR OTHERS: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF RESILENCE"
"Dr. Veninga is one of the best speakers in the world. When at the podium, he was the star of the World Productivity Congress." (Hong Kong, China).
Dr. Tor Dahl
World Productivity Congress
"Dr. Veninga received raved reviews from the physicians. It was refreshing to hear physicians laugh so much.
Director of Education
Minnesota Medical Association
"In my 23 years of employment at Merrill Lynch, I have never seen clients react to such a heartfelt and timely message."
"I can't thank you enough for your excellent presentation. It may have saved my professional life."
Conference on Nursing Administration
Dr. Robert Veninga is a member of the University of Minnesota Teacher's Hall of Fame and an award winning author. He has spoken to over 1,000 audiences throughout the world. Six of his presentations have been featured in the Prestigious Vital Speeches of The Day which recognizes the very best speeches given throughout the world. He is the winner of the 2012 Cicero Award which is given to the top speech writers in the country. For further information on his presentations, contact www.robertveninga.com or [email protected] He can also be reached at 651-482-0919.