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Involving Audiences in a High Impact, Directed Conversation
For over 30 years, Kristin J. Arnold has helped over a hundred different organizations, facilitated over four hundred executives and their teams, and presented to over a half a million people around the world around the topics of team leadership, team work, collaboration, culture, and critical thinking.
Whether your meeting is completely online or a “hybrid” with some folks meeting face-to-face while others join in virtually, your meeting success is directly related to the ability of the speakers and participants to connect with the topic and each other.
That’s where Kristin Arnold can help!
Kristin is a leading authority on panel discussions, a member of the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Certified Professional Facilitator | Master (CPF | M), and an award-winning author. This unique background and personality enable her to work as a mainstage conversationalist™, engaging and involving the audience in shaping the content.
1 Minute Intro Video
Kristin's Most Requested Presentations
In a world of incredible change and chaos, where decisions are made in the blink of an eye, have you ever made a half-baked decision? For whatever reason, you just didn’t think it through. The result? Less than stellar outcomes.
You and your people don’t have hours to agonize over every decision, (nor would you want to…) but you can get smarter about it!
In this highly interactive and thought-provoking presentation, you will be able to:
- Identify 5 common traps that cause poor or faulty reasoning
- Discover simple techniques to prevent yourself from falling into these traps
- Learn an easy, 4-step process that will allow you and your teams to be brilliant!
Smarter Decisions ♦ Greater Confidence ♦ Outstanding Outcomes
Let’s face it. We’re living in a commoditized world. And if you aren’t innovating, you’re dying.
But it’s gotta be more than “new and improved,” slapping a new label on a new package of your tried-and-true product.
You’re looking for innovation…and it’s in short supply!
In this big brainstorming, barnstorming barrel of a good time, we’ll:
- Dig through Drucker’s 7 sources of innovation
- Show you how gosh darn easy it is to come up with new ideas
- Sift through the possibilities to find real gold in them there hills!
- Brainstorm in real time potential innovations
Better Brainstorming ♦ More Innovative Thinking ♦ Brilliant Ideas
Gone are the days when the leader can simply tell their people what to do. Rather, the leadership role has evolved into being more of a facilitative coach, responding to the needs of a specific person and situation in order to achieve the desired performance.
In this fun, upbeat and interactive session, you will learn how to coach your team members to be truly empowered – with minimal intervention from you! You’ll increase the quality and quantity of conversations you have with your employees, accelerate their development, and dramatically improve their performance.
You’ll walk away being able to:
- Diagnose the development levels of your team members and choose the appropriate coaching style
- Discover your own “default” coaching style
- Adapt to the changing needs of your team members
Improved Performance ♦ Empowered Employees ♦ Greater Productivity
Teamwork is not a natural talent – and no two teams are alike. That’s why Kristin’s approach is completely customized to take your team to the next level:
- Propel performance with quick tips and ideas to shift team expectations and behavior.
- Help explain the team dynamic with relevant models.
- Increase the team toolbox – just the right thing to do at the right time!
Exceptional Results ♦ Smooth Process ♦ Cohesive Relationships
People talk about how important “culture” is to an organization, but what exactly is “culture”? More importantly, how can we, as leaders, intentionally shape the organization into a much more productive and engaging workplace? In this highly interactive and engaging session, team management expert Kristin Arnold shares real-time, practical tools, techniques and best practices for leaders, managers and employees to access, enhance and magnify your organization’s culture.
- Define “culture” in the context of your organization and/or industry.
- Understand seven key elements that contribute to your current organizational culture.
- Discover specific steps/techniques/tools to help shape the company culture.
Exceptional Results ♦ Smooth Process ♦ Cohesive Relationships
You just budgeted a boatload of bucks for the upcoming conference. And what do you have to show for it? Smiley faces? Comments about the tepid coffee?
Find out what your attendees are really going to take away and do back in the workplace.
In this unique and highly interactive session, the participants will:
- Share their “keepers” – key takeaways and best practices
- Develop mastermind partnerships and accountabilities
- Be energized and motivated to implement their ideas
- Be excited about coming back to the next conference!
And… you’ll be able to extend the learning by following up on the actions that matter most!
Exponential Learning ♦ Awesome Accountability ♦ Inspired Action
Kristin is adept at making ordinary panel presentations powerful through a lively, engaging, audience-centered conversation. As a thought leader in making panels more powerful onsite and online, she uses her facilitation skills and process techniques to make your panel session into a robust, interesting and lively discussion. She ensures there is audience/panel participation, the information is useful and the session starts and stops on time.
Kristin knows her panel moderator role is to be the producer/director of your conference panel presentation – and not the star of the program. Your panel presenters and participants are the stars and Kristin makes them look like heroes!
With Kristin as your onsite or virtual Emcee, you can be assured that your business event will flow smoothly and on time. She’s the glue that holds it all together in a gracious and elegant way.
Kristin quickly connects with the group with her warm, engaging style. She reinforces the conference theme and “connects the dots” between mainstage speakers and event activities. She involves the audience without making them do silly teambuilding, ra-ra, turn to your neighbor activities. She’s “refreshingly candid,” building conversations with the audience about key issues. She’s known to be spontaneous, witty, and gets the audience to crack a few smiles and chuckles – even with left-brained scientists and engineers!
Caveat: While Kristin is fun, engaging, and perfect for business meetings, she is NOT a comedienne or entertainer – so if that’s what you are looking for, we can refer you to a colleague!
2023 Recipient of Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE)® CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame®
Your presentation had great take-aways and I appreciate the insight you shared. I have started quoting some of your phrases…and my team completely understands the meaning. Thank you!Jim McColigan, VP of Accounting, Dixon Valve
Kristin, your session got just super feedback and was second best session of the entire convention! One comment was “brilliant”!Claudia Haider, Co-Owner, Experts4Events Speaker Bureau
Kristin, I think the use of the words ‘dynamic,’ ‘masterfully,’ and ‘extraordinary’ fit you perfectly.Dan Sullenbarger, VP, Corporate Responsibility, Marathon Oil Company
We could not be more appreciative of the presentation you made to our 540 associates. “Building Extraordinary Teams” was exactly the presentation we needed to feed the minds of all our team members.Thom Hillberry, HR Manager, Kroger Columbus Bakery
We asked Kristin to deliver a program regarding personnel trends geared to our organization and demographics. Kristin was able to quickly understand our organization and to provide concrete ideas and common sense solutions. She did a terrific job pulling it together and delivering it in a way that was fun and inspiring.John Phelps, CEO, State Bar of Arizona
Thank you again so much for your fantastic program on Thursday. We are continuing to hear amazing feedback from the attendees, many of whom are really interested in getting more involved with our network and feel more empowered to manage their careers. That is such a wonderful result and exactly what we were hoping for. Thank you so, so much!Teresa Viola, Replenishment Manager at General Mills
“Thank you for the high energy start to the R3 Summit with your Critical Thinking Skills presentation. We all appreciate your willingness to participate in the conference, contributing as a CWTE expert, and most of all, but contributing a huge amount of value through your keynote.
We had great feedback from your main session:
Very relevant and lots of practical ideas I can use for both work and chapter
Great takeaways, engaging
Kristin was dynamic, engaging and fun.”