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JOEL FREEMAN "Smart-Fun-Sizzle" For Your Event!!
JOEL FREEMAN "Smart-Fun-Sizzle" For Your Event!!

JOEL FREEMAN "Smart-Fun-Sizzle" For Your Event!!

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Introduction: For 20 NBA seasons I served as player development mentor and character coach to the Washington Bullets/Wizards team -- surviving 6 coaching changes. These types of experiences have given me a unique inside perspective into team chemistry, leadership, stress, change management, cultural competency, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence and winning/losing at the pro level. Because of my rigorous training and eclectic life experiences...meeting & event planners from around the world call upon me to facilitate top-knotch events and keynote addresses for all types of organizations. Perhaps yours is next? MOST REQUESTED TOPIC: "Dealing With People Who Drive You Crazy!"® BIO: JoelSpeaksRealGood dot com CALL: 410..991..9718 -- Let's talk... ____________________________ Off-the-shelf training? No way! It's much more exciting for everyone, to customize training by asking to interview at least 2-3 people -- prior to the event -- to get a better sense of what I will present to the group. Each presentation centers around the implementation of the mission and vision of every organization I work with. I am curious about many things, which has informed what I am passionate about: Leadership. Black History. Rosetta Stone history. Archaeology. The psyche of professional athletes. Real-world problem solving. Conflict resolution. Travel. Entrepreneurship. Emotional intelligence. Comparative religions. Cross cultural competence. And so much more... ...It's what one learns after he/she thinks they know it all that really counts. With travels to well over 55 countries, I have learned much from the people I have met and worked with in those countries. MBTI: ENFP DISC: I/D Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0 Themes: Positivity | Strategic | Self-Assurance | Connectedness | Belief * Helping to solve problem situations for organizations. * Enhancing creativity, productivity and purposeful communication. * Providing skills and tools for better customer service (both internal and external). * Watching the "lights go on" in people's eyes. * Travel. * Meeting new people. * Helping teams communicate better. * Cross-cultural relationships.
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Hired 19 times

Serves Severn, MD

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3 employees

28 years in business

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Brock A.

Motivational Speaking

Joel did an exceptional job speaking at our event. He intrigued the crowd with his vast knowledge of history and facts about the Rosetta Stone. More impressively, he was able to relate that story to tangible business practices as it relates to our Mission, Vision, Values and Challenges. Thank you, Joel.
JOEL FREEMAN "Smart-Fun-Sizzle" For Your Event!!'s reply
Brock: Thank you for allowing me to do a presentation about the real world of problem-solving through the gateway of the historical drama surrounding the iconic Rosetta Stone. It truly was a fantastic time and I look forward to serving your organization again in the future. Thanks, Joel
Oct 19, 2016
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Samuel O.

Motivational Speaking

Dr Joel is incredibly talented, worked within my budget and gave me the best service. He is a great motivational speaker, I thank God for meeting him. Everybody in his training class was happy and highly motivated. His training session was rated the best of my 7days program by my group from Nigeria. He is awesome, I would love to work with again and again.
JOEL FREEMAN "Smart-Fun-Sizzle" For Your Event!!'s reply
Samuel: It was my honor to be asked by you to facilitate the training of two different delegations of High Commissioners from the Nigerian National Assembly Service Commission. An auspicious group. Because they are responsible for hiring, training, motivating, disciplining and firing all government workers in Nigeria. They kept me on my toes and I loved it!!! Let me know how I can best serve you in the future. Thanks, Joel
Jul 30, 2014
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Jon e.

“DR. JOEL FREEMAN DELIVERED AN INSPIRING AND CAPTIVATING MOTIVATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEECH AT A RECENT WALL OF FAME EVENT HONORING A LOCAL HERO IN OUR COMMUNITY. DR. FREEMAN WAS WELL-PREPARED, HAVING INTERVIEWED THE HONOREE EXTENSIVELY PRIOR TO THE EVENT. WE WHOLEHEARTEDLY RECOMMEND DR. FREEMAN AS A KEYNOTE SPEAKER TO HIGHLIGHT YOUR EVENT.”
Oct 31, 2019
Selena E.

Dr Freeman is hands down one of the most engaging speakers that I have ever had the opportunity to learn from and work with! I have been in management for 40 plus years, owning several businesses and I have spent many years in academia working on my own degrees and training. Throughout my personal and professional journey I have been exposed to many talented, exceptional people! Joel Freeman stands out as one of the best. He knows how to connect with his audience. He has an amazing amount of knowledge that covers many different topics for speaking and training. He's funny and he has many amazing experiences from his own personal and professional journey that he brings to the table. His speaking style comes from a place of humility and authenticity! His humility is something that I truly value. Having been exposed to a lot of brilliant people throughout my journey, I have come to believe that a brilliant mind that is not tempered with humility is a waste of a brilliant mind, arrogance is an obstacle to the authenticity of transformative learning. The kind of learning that makes us reach deep down inside to be open to learning, admitting we're wrong or even at times uuninformed is best facilitated I believe from a place of humility. Joel Freeman brings all that and more! Selena Eldridge Regional Director Safe Harbor Behavioral Care and Safe Harbor Christian Counseling
Jun 11, 2019
Ismael M.

Motivational Speaking

Dr. Freeman did an outstanding job as our keynote speaker. The presentation was inspiring, thought-provoking, and great at connecting with the audience in a straightforward manner on leadership, team building, and career issues. We would have him back to present in a heartbeat.
JOEL FREEMAN "Smart-Fun-Sizzle" For Your Event!!'s reply
Ismael: I had such a wonderful time at that event and it was great meeting you. Thank you for your kind remarks!!! Joel
Jan 28, 2019
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    THUMBTACK SPECIAL: Since you are within driving distance, I do not have to travel on another plane and do not have to stay in another hotel. To someone who has traveled to 50+ countries around the world, that is music to my ears. International travel is not as alluring as it once was when I was younger. This is why I am available here at Thumbtack for your event. I hope this makes sense to you. Most of my work is with corporations, government agencies, and multinational companies. Let me be frank. The reason I did not list my fee for your event is because I have an agent in Nashville and I am rather embarrassed by what he charges for my services. I can guarantee that it is far more than what's in your budget. I have a clause in my agreement with my agent that permits me to deal directly with you. But if you want me to send you to my agent, I will gladly do so. Let me know what you are thinking. For Thumbtack, I am making myself available to organizations who normally would not be able to afford my services. I am a trusting soul. Tell me about the purpose of your organization, the "take-aways" you want from your event, your budget and your objectives. Some organizations have a part of their budget set aside for an honorarium, along with another part of their budget set aside for educational materials. I have great workbook materials and other books I have written that will add value to the participants. In other words, we can structure payment for my services through an honorarium, along with a cost per participant for educational materials. Other organizations ask a local corporation to fund the cost for my services. We can arrange a great win/win experience for them. Foundation to Foundation: You may be a Foundation and will probably tell me that you have a limited budget. I understand. But know that the lion’s share of the honorarium you provide will be put toward projects I am passionate about through my Foundation. In this manner I will leverage my talents to greatly benefit your organization, along with financially helping with my own Foundation work. That allows me to say, "The more you pay for my services, the happier it makes me."

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Chemistry, timing and fit are all needed to create a win/win/win result. Let's talk: 410...991...9718. We can then determine the next steps. I will need to know why you are calling for my services at this time. Is your call a proactive move or is it in reaction to something crazy that has happened within your organization? It does not matter which it is, but knowing what has sponsored your request for my services at this time will help me better serve your organization’s real needs. Video clips, bio, references and conversations over the phone all help to provide the kind of picture you need to determine if there is the right chemistry and the right fit.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Ph.D. in psychology. Have written 9 books that are currently in 28 foreign translations. It's what we learn after we think we know it all that really counts. And I am learning new things all the time. I read widely on all types of topics...and attend seminars periodically to sharpen my skills. After visiting 55+ countries around the world, I still continue to travel, along with leading annual educational group tours to Israel and Greece. I own a comprehensive collection of African American historic documents and artifacts (3,000+) that have been showcased at the United Nations, White House Communications, Secret Service, and more. Oldest item is dated 1553. I am curious about many things, which has informed what I am passionate about: Leadership. Black History. Rosetta Stone history. Archaeology. The psyche of professional athletes. Real-world problem solving. Conflict resolution. Travel. Entrepreneurship. Emotional intelligence. Comparative religions. Cross cultural competence. And so much more. What I love: * Helping to solve problem situations for organizations. * Enhancing creativity, productivity and purposeful communication. * Providing skills and tools for better customer service (both internal and external). * Watching the "lights go on" in people's eyes. * It’s all about the “words” (content) and the “music” (passion) * Making audiences laugh. * Travel. * Meeting new people. * Helping teams communicate better. * Cross-cultural relationships. MBTI: ENFP DISC: I/D Gallup StrengthsFinder 2.0 Themes: Positivity | Strategic | Self-Assurance | Connectedness | Belief

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