Thought-provoking, actionable content delivered by an engaging keynote speaker backed by proven on-the-job results.

These popular presentations can be delivered as a keynote, workshop, or training session.

The Power of Personal Leadership: Moving Your Career From Ordinary To Extraordinary

What we say, what we do, and what we believe about ourselves and others has a direct impact on our professional growth. Without even realizing it we can create our own glass ceilings that stop us from achieving the success we desire and leave us wondering why we aren’t progressing.  Every step on the ladder of success requires improved personal leadership skills.  Failure to develop those skills can leave us feeling stuck or worse, sliding backwards.

Key learning points:

  • Identify how we inadvertently create our own glass ceilings
  • Discover how the right attitude can create limitless possibilities
  • Strategies for increasing resilience
  • Improving communication skills with different personality types

Participants will discover the most common ways high-achievers limit themselves and identifies strategies for breaking through the barriers that limit their potential.

Audiences: Sales, Leadership, Women

 


Communicate Like a Boss Without Being Bossy

Effective communication is the key to excellent leadership.  Effective communication starts with confidence and confident communicators have a toolbox full of tools to pull from to get the job done right with less conflict and less stress.  Studies show that leaders who communicate well are more likely to be happy, gain the respect of others, and have more time.  Take charge of your future by learning which communication tools other top leaders use that will have the biggest impact on you and the people around you.

In this session, you will walk away with strategies that will help you:

  • Use assertiveness and be seen by others as confident, not a doormat or bossy
  • Shift your perspective on how to deal with difficult people
  • Enlist the help of others to get more done in less time
  • Understand what motivates others to want to work with you

Audience: Leadership, Women

 


Every Day Leadership Skills That Produce REAL Results

This program is designed to give managers practical strategies they can implement on an everyday basis to get the most out of their team and produce real results. Most managers have good intentions but sometimes their good intentions have unintentional consequences that leave them scratching their heads wondering how they ended up with a demotivated team. If this continues, productivity suffers, quality decreases, deadlines are missed, and costs increase. These certain effects can be avoided with an understanding of what caused it and why.

  • Discover common snags that trip managers up and send them down the wrong road.
  • Reasons people aren’t doing what they’re supposed to be doing.
  • Uncover the most common ways managers unintentionally demotivate their team
  • Understand why managers fail to achieve the results they want (it’s not their team).
  • Learn how managers accidentally lose the respect of their team

Every day leadership is focused on helping managers create an environment where everyone is doing their best and focusing on achieving the goals of the team.

Audience: Leadership


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How to Get More Done in One Hour Than Most People Do All Day

This keynote addresses one of the most common issues faced by today’s busy professional… the mystery of the disappearing day.  Every day you wake up with great intentions for tackling your to-do list but at the end of the day you don’t actually see the results you were hoping for and another day disappears.  What’s more frustrating is that you felt busy all day long.  You soon realize that busy does not equal productive but you don’t know what to do about it.

The presentation provides specific take-aways as you discover the myth of multi-tasking, the power of focus, and the hidden ways we unintentionally lose hours of each day.  You’ll walk away feeling in control of your day.

At the end of this presentation participants will feel fully prepared to take focused action as they learn how to:  get the most out of each day with time left over; differentiate between low-value and high-value activities; and develop habits for success that bring BIG results.

Audiences:  Sales, Leadership, Women

 


Making the Connection: Bridging the Gap Between Strategy and Execution

Leaders discover the 3 critical components of developing top performing teams that set the standards for excellence and make going above and beyond a way of life instead of a once in a while occurrence.  Many companies have one or two of these critical elements in place, but only a few are connecting all three.  This presentation demonstrates, in a surprisingly simple and common sense manner, the relationship of each element and how to connect them to create a solid, high performing team that is fully charged and excited about their work and the results they are achieving.

Key learning points:  Develop a clear mission with goals that align from top to bottom to define the culture and ensure the team is built with the right people in the right seats.  Create a culture of accountability by gaining acceptance and encourage individual effort toward reaching organizational goals.  Set performance expectations, deliver feedback, and recognize efforts through ongoing 2-way communication

Audience: Leadership


Liz Uram is proud to have worked with the following organizations:sspa keynote

  • HFMA MN Women’s Leadership Conference
  • Wausau Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Allina
  • Project Management Institute CMASS
  • Project Management Institute MN
  • Associations North Fall Leadership Conference
  • HR Florida Conference & Expo
  • MN-AEYC/MN-SACA Summer Leadership Institute
  • Institute of Management Accountants Northern Lights
  • American Family Insurance
  • AdvisorNet Financial
  • CFA Society of Minnesota
  • Midwest Family Mutual Insurance
  • Community Dental Care
  • YMCA
  • Family Pathways
  • Twin Cities Human Resources Association
  • Salon & Spa Professional Associationengaging
  • Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • American Massage Therapy Association
  • The Refine Conference
  • Women In Networking
  • I94 West Chamber of Commerce
  • Executive Women International
  • International Coach Federation
  • National Association of Professional Organizers
  • eWomen Network