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Motivational Speaking (is there any other kind?)

Born to share words of wisdom (WOWs), Ilene's favorite activity is speaking. Using humor to tap into truths about workplace dynamics,  Ilene's  signature speeches will make you laugh; make you cringe; and ultimately make you change.  See your actions as others do.  It's Powerful.  

Equal parts Teacher, Catalyst and Entertainer,  Marcus  starts with background research  to focus directly on your  issues and crafts stories, lessons and ideas that leave a memorable mark.  

Marcus’s provocative style stimulates action to build a more joyful workplace to drive your agenda forward with purpose.

Phil Fine, Vistage International
Best Practice Chair/Master Chair/Group Chair

​I've always classified people into three groups: those who give me energy, those who are neutral, and those who suck out all my energy.  I have never found a way to deal successfully with the energy suckers.  Ilene Marcus' nuanced book presents a fantastic and clear pathway on how to deal with these annoying people.  My only regret is that the book was not available 40 years ago.   The energy, productivity and happiness I lost would certainly have been reduced.   Kudos, for a masterful, helpful and practical approach to dealing with those people in your life who suck the oxygen out of your environment.

Speaking Topics:

Managing Annoying People

Truly relevant in today’s workplace with employees who are competent, moral and ethical and yet drive you crazy!  When employees bring real value, managers are challenged to cope with numerous social skill sets, personal styles and eccentricities that can annoy to no end.  Ilene Marcus, author of the book Managing Annoying People,  provides techniques and insights on how to change this relationship dynamic to  save time, energy and annoyance. 

Driving Your Agenda

Either you are already in chaos or you need to create some chaos to springboard outcomes. Far beyond spotting crisis and opportunities, this speech will show you how to make the right opportunities to fuel the change and outcomes needed in your organization. Your comfort zone will expand and so will your team cohesiveness and your sphere of influence will blossom.

Engaging Teams for Action

Great leaders know how to align mission, resources, talent and intent to drive relevance, purpose and profits. Outstanding teamwork, doesn’t just happen. You must tend to your PETs (Powerful Engaged Teams) to get the results you desire. Building powerful cohesive teams is a step to building a better widget (whatever your widget is) and then a better world. As the boss, your key function is to keep your team engaged and on track.  Ilene will show you how to  boost and maintain employee engagement and show you how to how fun while making your team more responsive.  

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Special thanks to my production team for the sizzle reel and speaker sheet. 
Great talent by recent Elon University Grads:  Kelsey Lane, @kelsey_lane17 and Samantha Lubliner,  

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