• Advanced Energy
• American Express
• American Dietetic Association
• Black & Decker
• Century 21
• Depository Trust & Clearing Corp.
• FMC Corporation
• Federal Reserve Bank
• Fenner Dunlop
• Howard University
• Hyatt Hotels
• Intel Corporation
• Lear Corporation
• Merrill Lynch
• Mobil Oil
• National Investor
• Relations Institute
• Pearson Technology
• SC Johnson
• Sara Lee
• Time, Inc.
• United Airlines
• United Healthcare
• Westin Hotels
• Young President’s Organization
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You get Great Messages + Great Stories + Great Delivery!
The purpose of Debra Benton’s keynote presentations is
the performance of individuals and their organization with
her unique take on best leadership practices.
She is clearly different from other speakers. Whether the audience
is 50 or 5,000 your people will talk in the hallways afterwards
about how Debra:
opening keynote speech by Debra starts your meeting with a
bang and keeps everyone jazzed up talking about her message
and using her ideas. A closing keynote from Debra sends your
people back to their families and their office charged up with
new, workable ideas and behaviors to raise their performance
and their organization.
- Is an example of her teaching “a
role model who practices what she preaches, not putting on a show like most.”
Engages the whole audience from the start getting them involved and challenged in a fun way “not an in-your-face way.”
Respects the audience and really wants them to learn “she’s not there just to present.”
over-rehearsed and over-presented (although a veteran
professional speaker) but “speaks from the
heart with conviction in an open, personable, sincere,
human, warm, and clearly believable way.”
fun, lively, and humorous in the right way (not offensive
at all) and in the right places “her stories
are intelligent, inspiring, memorable, appropriate,
a speaker who is very easy to watch and listen to “she
doesn’t so much lecture as confide her secrets.”
And months, even years later, your people will reference
the speech and how “it opened my eyes to at least
ten new directions.”
With Debra there will be lots of laughter added to the “ah-ha’s” about
the practical, but fresh, easy to remember and use content.
And you’ll get all the praise for their great
She is consistently rated in the top 2% of all speakers and
you should expect the same for your group. If you want a
guaranteed hit go with the gal who is a sure-winner. Debra’s
goal is to have your audience say “she surpassed
the good things we had heard about her – I wish all
my peers could have seen Debra speak.”
With Debra you will get someone who is easy to work with.
She is available to talk to pre-program, accommodating to
work with during the program, and accessible to you as well
as audience members post-program. She constantly strives
to stay on the cutting edge of her content – in addition
to personally conducting the research for eight top-selling
books she uses her extensive network of contacts to enable
her to adapt her material to each audience.
She will provide a program explanation and bio for program
inclusion; a selection
of photos to
chose from; an introduction (PDF); free
access to articles you can publish in your in-house
newsletter or magazine; audio-visual
checklist for room
questionnaire (note: Text Document) to
tailor the speech to the audience, situation, and current
climate; promotional materials for publicity stories
for you to use in your promotional efforts for the event;
open telephone access with Debra to meeting organizers and
the media; and (additional charge) personally autographed
copies of her latest
each audience member.
Debra suggests: People love receiving books courtesy of the
meeting chair. When you give the treat of a personally-autographed-by-the-author
book the audience members share their enthusiasm about your
program with co-workers, family members, etc., long after
the event. Fewer notes need to be taken during the event
and learning can continue after the event. With quantity
discount pricing the book is
often the same price or less then the standard baseball cap,
mug, or canvas bag!
Art of Leadership: Leadership in Action" is the most frequently requested keynote presentation. Other topics include:
- The Virtual Executive: Work is evolving. With mobile technology we can make phone calls and answer email at any time, from anywhere in the world. Yet, how do you create the feeling of in-person - when you are not? We've all experienced how an email was mis-understood, because conveying tone
via email is such a challenge. Knowing how to skillfully blend our virtual business identities with elements of real human interaction
is vitally important - it maintains productivity and helps our ideas gain traction. In this presentation, Debra Benton doesn't just
address the day-to-day of working virtually - she also introduces business strategy into the discussion. She shares specific and
practical tips that audiences put into action immediately.
- Leaders Needed: Apply Within: You've got what it takes: the knowledge, the expertise, the ability to handle more responsibility than you currently have. So, where is the promotion? Often, it is the way others perceive us more than our actual ability that holds us back. You can improve the way others perceive you! Debra Benton shares concepts and behaviors you can easily implement. Bring out what is within you, make it visible to others. As a result you will be taken more seriously and perceived as management potential.
- The Body Language of Personal Power — Unlocking the Secrets: You put time and care into your personal appearance; equally important is to think in advance of the effect you want to have on people. How you present yourself is how people take you, because people believe what they see! The way you think and the way you act may be holding you back. Executive coach Debra Benton shares tips you can apply immediately to be perceived as confident, competent, credible, trustworthy, genuine - which of course you already are. Debra shares how to bring out those qualities so that they are more easily perceived by others.
- Sales Presence for Success — Stand Out from Your Competition:Every sales person knows: First you sell yourself, then your company, then your product. How effective are you at selling yourself? Are you comfortable meeting with high level executives? Are you perceived as a trusted advisor by your clients? Executive coach Debra Benton shares how to interact as an equal with powerful people, so that you will be more effective in your selling. She shares how you can build trust and credibility, and stand out from your competition.
CEO: Getting the Nod for the Top Job:
Debra Benton has studied CEOs extensively, and written best-selling books on how they think and act. More than any person in the world, she understands what it takes to be chosen as CEO. Bench strength and succession management are important to Boards of Directors. This presentation is designed for executives who are already at very high levels within their organizations, thus potential candidates for the CEO position. At this level, the differences between highly qualified people are small and subtle. Debra Benton unlocks the missing piece of the puzzle, which is essential to reach the very top. Debra shares small but significant adjustments you can make, so that you get the nod when the CEO job opens up.