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“Serving as emcee for a 7,000 attendee international simulcast event, Amanda stole the show. Her enthusiasm radiated through the live audience and had people dancing in the aisles even in broadcast locations several states away! Fun, engaging and with a solid message, you can’t help but LOVE Amanda!”
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Speaker Amanda Gore uses the principles of emotional intelligence to transform the spirit of people and cultures by changing perceptions, improving relationships, connecting people, managing change, leadership, innovation, and team dynamics.
This is all presented in an entertaining way that will engage your entire team to get involved and, most importantly, think!
For too long business has been paralyzed by the over analysis of data. However, studies show people are 80 percent emotional and 20 percent rational. Therefore, if we want them to change, we have to tell them stories that touch their hearts.
Facts and figures simply don’t work. Legendary business leader Lou Gerstner Jr. found that out firsthand when he used emotional appeal to steer IBM’s billion-dollar corporate turnaround. Not numbers.
As your speaker, Amanda Gore will help your team reconnect to what really matters – the energy and emotional layers that really drive performance, innovation, relationships, engagement and creativity in business and life.
In a few short minutes, Amanda breaks down the barriers that separate people. From that moment forward, it’s a fun, invigorating and action packed ride towards self-discovery and ultimately, real and lasting change.See keynotes with Amanda Gore
Joy matters in the workplace because everything in business is about feelings: trust, empathy, confidence, cooperation, leadership and responses to change. Not only are these elements (feelings) the hallmarks of great company culture, they also build the strongest workplace teams.
In this session, you’ll learn:
People have not fundamentally changed for a thousand years. But science has! Using a humorous yet fact-based approach, you will learn practical skills and strategies to re-engage your sales force in a way that leaves everyone feeling recharged and resilient. Transforming your sales results begins with transforming your thinking.
Did you know that science shows us that we are literally UN-conscious of our thinking and beliefs 95-99 percent of the time? Only 5 percent of the time are we present and really aware of what is going on inside us. With that in mind, this session is designed to change perceptions, relationships, personal accountability, enthusiasm, engagement, energy and culture.
Additionally, you will learn how to:
Understanding mindsets and mindfulness literally changes your brain and improves performance, leadership, decision making, creativity; reduces anxiety, stress, depression and reactivity; they increase energy, well-being and makes you happier.
In this session, you will learn
New research shows us what we believe about stress decides if our bodies react negatively or not. Therefore, our perceptions rule our reality and in part, create our environment. Moreover, how we think about life balance determines the physiological and psychological impact. The Joy Formula is a simple and easy way to review important aspects of our lives and become aware of imbalances that then allows us to make a plan to improve that balance – or at least, make us feel we have a sense of control over our lives!
In this session, learn:
Do you wonder if the opposite sex really does come from another planet? Are you frustrated because you have no idea how your partner thinks and there is no logic to what they say or do? Do you just wish they were more like you?
This session will show you:
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What is the message you hope people take away from your presentations?
As an override, Amanda’s presentations create experiences for people. She works at a group dynamics and content level to make sure the messages are relevant and based on the newest research available as well as being presented in a way that makes the messages stick. They are entertaining, very funny, and full of interaction. They learn the things that really matter in business and life! People are 80% emotional and 20% rational. Business is all about people. Therefore in business, feelings matter!
Above all else, how we feel about ourselves determines what happens in every other aspect of our lives. Our relationships at work and home; sales performance; customer service; team contribution, productivity; conflict resolution; change management; connection adn communication with others; leadership and engagement for example.
If we are unaware of the unconscious fears that drive our patterns and habits, then we can’t really change any behaviours. If we uncover the fears that drive those behaviours, and take the steps to be joyful, everything in life changes. We are more comfortable and confident and can relate more effectively with others. We change our beliefs about ourselves and our abilities. our belief in our own abilities is a better predictor of success than any level of skill.
We also know that joy precedes success. Feeling joyful changes the way others feel around us, which is the other critical component for businesses and performance. If you reflect for a minute, customer service is really all about how people FEEL when they are buying your product or how much they trust you in making the decision to buy. If your internal customers (or team) FEEL joyful and fulfilled at work, they perform much better and serve clients more effectively. How a leader FEELS about a team member (and vice versa) determines how well they work together and what they achieve. FEELING confident in your ability to do a job transforms the whole journey and outcome. At every level of business and life, our feelings determine our behaviour and therefore performance.
So they learn how to change behaviour; how to create workplaces in which people can be the best they can be; and how to believe in themselves – and help others do it and how to bring the best out in themselves and others.
How do you prepare for speaking engagements?
I do a brief with the client and tailor a specific presentation based on their needs. I ask them to fill out a questionnaire to give more details.
What are the important elements of strong relationships?
Listed above – how people feel about each other – trust, integrity, ethics, being discerning, respect, kindness, listening tounderstand and trying to find the good in every person and situation.
Who or what inspires you?
I am inspired by learning and researching. I love to delve into what makes people tick and how to bring the best out in people and how to create truly joyful workplaces that allow people to excell. I love the Barry Wehmiller credo – ‘we are developing great people to do extraordinary things.’ Thats what excites me – how do we do that!
Lao Tzu said ‘when the teacher is done, the students will say ‘we have done it ourselves””. I like to think that I present new concepts in a way that people feel they already knew them and were just reminded!
How are your keynote presentations unique?
They are experiences not just presentations. For 25 years i studied group dynamics with Michael Grinder, the master of non verbal communication and leadership so that I can pay attention to the PROCESS of connecting and working with group dynamics – not just the content. I use humour, constant audience interaction and stories to touch their hearts and inspire them to make changes in their lives.
I have been speaking for 25 years and at almost every presentation I do, someone comes up and says ‘we heard you speak 15 years ago and still remember ‘blah’ and do ‘blah’. That’s the power of the process of presenting – embedding the messages at a cellular level, so behavioural change happens relatively painlessly!
Neuroscience teaches us that people CAN change – and that they can do it in a heartbeat if you tell them a story that touches their hearts!
How do you define successful leadership?
I believe it’s 4 fold:
Can you explain why change is essential in the workplace?
The global marketplace demands we are nimble and can change direction quickly to respond to changing needs. If we don’t constantly adapt and innovate we will very quickly be left behind the competition. Having a dynamic, creative, engaged and enthusiastic team requires constant monitoring and setting achievable challenges to achieve a state of ‘flow’ or flourishing.
How does humor factor into your presentations?
I use humour constantly throughout the presentations to clear away people’s resistance and open their minds for new ideas and information. While they are laughing, they lose the self consciousness and interact far more effectively. Plus it’s much more fun for everyone! Learning while you are laughing is another way to embed the messages.
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