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Keynote Presentations That Help Leaders Build Incredible Teams

Eric Termuende has worked with hundreds of organizations across the world, helping them attract and retain top talent to assist in future-proofing their organization. His proven methodology and takeaways keep audiences hooked throughout his keynotes and inspired to act when they get back to work.
Eric gained his experience by building a proprietary diagnostic tool that quantified culture to better understand how to better engage talent and optimize the employee experience. Following his early success, Eric wrote his bestselling book, Rethink Work and has sold thousands of copies since its release.
In his action-packed keynote presentations, you can expect immediate takeaways that require no budget to implement, an inspiring, engaging presentation, and rich stories that bring concepts to life.

One-Degree Shifts: Building Tomorrow’s Greatest Places to Work

If there is one thing we’ve all learned in the past months, it is that the future is impossible to predict. Knowing that, how do we build teams that thrive in the weeks, months and years to come? The answer lies in one-degree shifts: small, consistent changes that enable teams to build trust, remove friction, and build a culture of innovation.

In this engaging, and takeaway-loaded presentation, workplace expert Eric Termuende shares what years of research, stories, and insights uncover about the one-degree shifts leaders use to adapt to an ever-changing world around them and build incredible teams. From Domino’s Pizza to the British Cycling Team, discover how the consistent application of small, incremental changes improves camaraderie, belonging, psychological safety, and engagement. While the future of work is certain to be uncertain, there is nothing to say we can’t still thrive in it.

In this presentation, leaders will learn the secret of a one-degree shift to:
  • Reduce friction and build trust
  • Increase effectiveness of remote/hybrid teams
  • Build a culture of innovation
  • Understand your role in creating a ‘greatest place to work’
  • Discover what cilantro teaches us about strong workplace culture

 

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Leading Remote Teams: Maintaining Engagement, Productivity, and Happiness

Having studied some of the world’s best leaders and surveyed thousands of employees, workplace expert and bestselling author Eric Termuende knows that those who lead remote teams do three things effectively: They communicate well, reduce friction, and build a deep sense of trust. With the world changing at a break-neck pace, there are key steps we can take today to ensure that we’re mitigating burnout and getting the most out of our teams whether working remotely or together in the office.

In this fully customized, insightful, and takeaway-filled keynote, Eric Termuende shares leadership stories from the Cleveland Browns to Chicago’s Holy Cross Hospital to uncover what separates incredible hybrid workplaces from those that are losing talent and suffering as a result. Building stronger remote teams requires a deeper understanding of how we use our time, connect with our people, and tie recognition back to our values. While the future is anything but certain, the actions we take today are sure to prepare us for whatever the world throws our way.

Attendees will learn:
  • Three simple shifts to deepen trust, belonging, and psychological safety
  • A framework to boost innovation and creativity
  • What to expect in the future of work and how to evolve accordingly
  • The difference in communication with remote and in-person team members
  • How to get more smiles from the team and reduce friction

 

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The Great Resignation: Why This is the Biggest Opportunity We’ve Never Seen to Attract and Retain Incredible Teams

300 people on 100 teams with 7 days to get from London to Berlin. The catch? No communication with anyone outside your team, no currency or credit cards, no pre-arranged accommodation and no pre-arranged transportation – only 24 cans of RedBull. Would we make it? And what would it teach us about leading and cultivating an incredible team?

Regardless of which research we subscribe to; the outlook is bleak: employees coast-to-coast are transitioning jobs at rates we haven’t seen since the Vietnam War. And while many of us think this is a threat to our workplace culture and organizational success, the truth is that the opportunity has never been greater to establish a one-of-a-kind culture that attracts and keeps an incredible team. Instead of calling it ‘The Great Resignation’, perhaps it should be called ‘The Great Reconfiguration’. After all, people aren’t leaving the workforce, they’re aligning with a lifestyle that suits them. This is where the secrets lie.

In this head-scratching, insight-filled, and unexpectedly funny keynote, workplace culture and future of work expert Eric Termuende takes us on a journey filled with out-of-the-box ideas that are budget-free and immediately actionable as we work to not just survive ‘The Great Resignation’ but thrive through it. Just because there is a national talent shortage, doesn’t mean our team has to have one too.

In this presentation, attendees will learn:
  • What it means to ‘plant your flag’ and how to do it
  • How to tell a better story to attract top talent
  • Why the best defence is a good offence and how to retain your best people
  • Where your best recruiters are (hint* they’re closer than you think) and how to give them the free tools they need to build the team
  • What cilantro teaches us about workplace culture and attracting top talent
  • Why all of your eggs should actually be in one basket

 

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ENGAGING, SMART, TO THE POINT, AND VERY RELEVANT.

SENIOR CONFERENCE & MARKETING DIRECTOR, INFORMA CANADA

“Today’s presentation was great and I’m delighted at the response from the Team. The videos, the customization, and of course, your presence, knowledge, and energy made it a huge success! I’ve contracted and supported many Executive Leadership Summits for the agency over the years and it is not often that they say…” This is the best Summit we’ve ever had!” There’s been a lot of that type of feedback today and it is much deserved and well-earned praise.”

SUSAN SCHOENBERG
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

“In October 2020, in the middle of this Pandemic crisis, we had the pleasure to work with Eric for one of our episodes of our Dell Technologies Thought Leader Series. In addition to being a very fun person to work with, Eric was very generous of his time and an amazing presenter that our customers love!!!! His story was very inspiring and helped people with a different perspective during these difficult times.”

MICHEL LAGACÉ
DELL TECHNOLOGIES

“We had the opportunity to bring Eric in as the keynote speaker for our annual strategic planning workshop with all of our Senior Leaders. Eric did an excellent job of helping us understand and connect the links between strategy and culture with some “one degree shifts” in our thinking about people and process. This slight change in our thinking was a great catalyst for the subsequent discussions as we built out our strategies for the coming year.”

DAN KLASSEN
VICE PRESIDENT HUMAN RESOURCES AT TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING

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“I found Eric to be a highly credible, engaging and relevant speaker that connects with all levels of leadership. Eric’s insights are well articulated and provide examples and ideas that are critical to an organization looking to improve engagement and retain the right talent.”

Dion O. Kostiuk, Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Services

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“Eric did an excellent job of communicating to our membership where our workforce is headed and what we needed to do to accommodate trends in the workplace. His use of visuals and presentation style made a complex topic manageable for our audience. He is a captivating presenter and prompted a lot of discussion.”

Director of Communications, Alberta Forest Products Association

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“Eric is a remarkable thinker, and one of those speakers you see sometimes, but not often enough, who you run around telling everyone about for a long time afterwards. I remember the first time we met, and within a few minutes he had me leaning over the table in the restaurant, fascinated, waiting to hear what would come out of his mouth next. I can count on one hand the number of times that has happened to me; he's in very rare company. So book him. Listen to him. Take the time to use his ideas. They are a gift.”

David Allison, Branding Expert

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“Eric was absolutely fantastic this morning. He was incredibly well received, so much so that, at least in my 20 or so years attending this conference, I've never seen so many questions asked of a presenter. Our expectations of an energetic, interesting and engaging keynote speaker were definitely exceeded.”

Incoming Executive VP and Workshop Chair, Canadian Property Tax Association

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“What a world it would be if we viewed people as "human beings, not humandoings"! He's spoken at several of our conferences and has become a favorite among our delegates. Engaging, smart, to the point and very relevant.”

Senior Conference & Marketing Director, Informa Canada

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"Eric delivered a high energy, engaging and informative keynote that left our people leaders inspired, informed and committed to shifting 1 degree. The task of creating a conversation about what ‘has got us here, won’t get us there’ was met 100% with modern research and examples of companies that were relevant and thought-provoking. Eric has a gift for deep listening, challenging the status quo and confidently sharing his stories with humility, humor at a world class standard."

Laura Appleton
Senior Manager, People & Culture - Arc'teryx Equipment

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