As a former college athlete, coach, business executive, stroke survivor, and top-ranked speaker, Pete Smith brings a direct, humorous, and interactive style to every speaking engagement.
Being called "refreshingly candid" by a national media expert, Pete is known to inspire, entertain, and educate his audiences throughout his presentations. Having achieved a high level of success in sales, operations, education, and now as an entrepreneur, Pete is frequently asked to speak at associations, organizations and conferences throughout the country. Because of his content and delivery style, Pete routinely receives the top rankings as evaluated by the audience members.
Speaking Presentation Topics:
Title: A Stroke of Significance: Who You Are and What You Do... Matters
Society encourages us to pursue happiness and success in our personal and professional lives. But if achieving those levels were the epitome of a satisfied life, why are there so many successful, unhappy people? What if, instead, we each pursued levels of fulfillment and significant in our lives? What would be different in our personal and professional life? How would we be different? This presentation uncovers the three questions every individual needs to ask of herself in order to shift the focus from success to significance… all lessons Pete learned from surviving a stroke.
Title: Engagement: Not Just An Employee Issue
More attention, time and money are being directed toward elevating employee engagement in organizations throughout the world. Yet, statistic after statistic reveals a small number of employees actually report being engaged at work. Perhaps it's because we're asking the wrong questions. Perhaps it's because we're too focused on professional engagement, at the expense of personal endeavor. Perhaps, the issue of being disconnected goes beyond the scope of the professional boundaries. The key to becoming fully engaged lies in the answers of three key questions asked during this presentation.
Title: It Starts With You: Developing High Performing Teams, One Person at a Time
Being a leader is no easy task, but it can be a remarkably fulfilling experience. Building a high performing team means becoming completely responsible for ourselves and for the results we produce. It requires that we become clear about expectations, so that we can exceed them. Great leaders focus on developing the small habits that lead to big results. Finally, it's about confronting the internal, somewhat conflicting internal desires to remain comfortable yet take risks.
Title: The Winners Edge: How the Contrarian Gains the Competitive Advantage
The best way to NOT get noticed is to do what everyone else does. Standing out, moving ahead, often requires that we act in “unconventional” ways. This doesn't mean we intentionally try to be different. Rather, it requires we become more boldly self-expressed in who we already are. This keynote will challenge and inspire you to pursue being significant, not only successful. It will provide you with actionable next steps to become a person of impact, and be a remarkable person of influence to those around you
Title: Advancing Your Career: Move Up, Move Over, Move Ahead
People are changing companies, industries and even geographies at an alarming rate. With such fluctuation, it's now more important than ever to chart the course for your own career. Examining the five “pillars of progress,” participants will design relevant action items in each category that will assist them in their career advancement.