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EVENT PLANNERS: when you need your event to be a success, you need to be able to rely on your speaker to meet your needs, to deliver on their promise. After all, if it's your responsibility to make the event a success, you don't want to leave things to chance.
You need a seasoned professional who loves people and loves what he does.
"...Dr. Freeman's presentation of the material was both masterful and dynamic..." -- Judge Richard Conaboy, Chairman, US Sentencing Commission
"...Joel is extremely knowledgeable and a great communicator. Everyone in our group was very impressed with his presentation. We will have him back again." -- Don G., Deputy Chief, National Counterterrorism Center
"...Dr. Freeman's wit, winsome style, organized presentation and strong knowledge of the subject combined to make an indelible impact upon the morale, productivity and general emotional climate of our team. The tangible value that has been added to our interaction with each other can be traced back to this program. ..." -- Stephen Burkhardt, MRI area leader, GE Medical Systems
Thank you for stopping by here on Thumbtack.
For more than 20 years, I have been called upon by meeting planners and executives from fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, heads of state, and professional associations to provide the message that can make a difference. And in critical situations where the message really does need to make a difference.
I have earned a solid reputation. When my clients have faced a variety of challenges, I have been there.
Our Thumbtack special: since you are within driving distance, I do not have to make my way to the airport, wait in long lines, take off my shoes, get searched, and then board another plane. Plus, I do not have to stay in another hotel. To someone who has traveled to many countries around the world, that's music to my ears. And to my wife's ears! This is why I am available here on thumbtack at a serious discount for your event. I hope this makes sense.
Fee -- you may have noticed that I did not set a specific fee for your event in my proposal. I have discovered that it is generally better for both of us to discuss those matters over the phone. I'd love to better understand the goals for your event so that I can add premium value to your organization.
My promise: to facilitate a world class event for you that will meet your needs -- without breaking your budget. Nor will you have to deal with my agent -- giving more value than receiving in payment for services rendered.
Here's what some others have said:
"... The combination of content, information, application, and heart that you presented was life-changing, and I do not use that term lightly ..." -- Erich Becker, corporate leader (Baltimore, MD)
"... Participants commented that your seminar was the best management training class that they had ever experienced, myself included ..." -- Rod Huff, HR Director, EMI Music Group (Nashville)
"... I am still amazed that our seven-hour investment of time and resources has continued to return such dividends ..." -- Jeffrey Wright, President (UMI, Chicago)
I have some customized staff development, cultural diversity, leadership training, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, team building, entrepreneurship, customer service, black history, executive coaching and conference presentation ideas you might find interesting, but first, please let me introduce myself.
For 20 seasons, I served as mentor and chaplain for the NBA Washington Bullets/Wizards professional basketball team (retired in 1998). Guys at the pro level, with big egos and big paychecks, sometimes have a problem with teamwork, leadership and customer service. From some of my work in the NBA, I developed the following:
* The curiosity-driven life
* Connecting now with later
* Diversity: the value of mutual respect
* All stressed out and nobody to choke!
* Enhancing your emotional intelligence
* The surprising benefits of unselfishness
* A white man's journey into black history
* When strangling someone isn't an option!
* Dealing with people who drive you crazy!
* If nobody loves you, create the demand!
* Lessons from blades of grass in a concrete jungle
* Ignite (or reignite) your entrepreneurial passion!
* How your personality impacts your organization's success
* The mysterious Rosetta Stone: cracking the code to your team's success
* Professional bloodsuckers: dealing with the people who drain you of your time, energy and patience
These uniquely powerful on-site programs are examples of what can be customized to address the following (transcending generation, race, religion and gender):
* conflict resolution
* mentoring 101
* core values
* anger management/violence prevention
* communication skills
* customer service
* leadership skills
* change management
* stress management
Satisfied clients are ranging from the prime minister of Grenada (and his senior advisers), top government officials and business professionals of Nigeria, and permanent secretaries of Barbados to the White House Communications Agency (WHCA), Secret Service, Keller Williams, Defense Security Service (DSS), Rutgers University, National Security Agency (NSA), E! Entertainment Television, Blacks In Government (BIG), NASA, Verizon, FBI, GE, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), EMI Music Group, Ikea, NRC, CDC, NTSB, YPO, DISA, NIH, Association of International Schools for Africa (AISA), US Sentencing Commission, Billboard Music Group, Black Public Relations Society, European Council of International Schools (ECIS), many pro athletes and executives around the globe.
I am looking forward to talking with you...
The following is a reference letter from E! Entertainment TV in Hollywood, CA:
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Our team here at E! Provides all television production for all shows airing on E! And style networks. This is a customer-service job requiring a combination of people skills and technical skills. Not long ago, our department was experiencing some challenges that needed an objective person to help us sort through them.
After reviewing Dr. Freeman's website, I contacted him hoping he could help. Initially I was not totally convinced that he could deliver. I know my team members. They are a somewhat skeptical and resistant bunch when it comes to "attending another workshop."
After listening to my interpretation of the issues, he discussed the problems with a couple of my most experienced employees. During his research, Joel included every part of my department, from the employee to the employer. Unbiased and now informed, Joel developed a unique, customized program for us that was very well received by our entire team.
Joel flew out from Maryland to Hollywood for one day and created a code of conduct with my employees that they and I value to this day. He helped us to understand and accept the unique qualities of each other. I was surprised by the mastery with which he presented the material and the impact it had on my staff and me.
Dr. Freeman actually analyzed the fundamental problems facing us, encouraging us to confront the obstacles. He helped us to see how, as individuals and as a group, we could turn the perception of our entire department around.
We now have the positive tools to disrupt the patterns of negative attitudes that follow us into our very busy schedules. Dr. Freeman is truly a gem who should be utilized by any organization that values employee morale and customer service.
Field Production Supervisor
E! Entertainment Television
Severn, MD 21144
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