As an in-demand leadership keynote speaker, Liz Uram is an engaging, relatable, and humorous speaker who provides thought-provoking, actionable content backed by proven on-the-job results.

Communicate Like a Boss® (without being Bossy!) 

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Communicating Like a Boss isn’t about being bossy, it’s about getting your point across confidently; gaining influence and respect; and getting other people to want to do the work they are supposed to do. Let’s face it, communication can be hard but if you’re in a leadership role this skill is non-negotiable. Good communication skills are the foundation to every aspect of managing and leading others. Building these skills requires tools and having the right tools makes communication easier and less stressful.

In this session, you will learn 5 best practices of effective communication and discover tools that will help you overcome everyday communication challenges so you can get better results, make a bigger impact, and be a positive influence on others. Actionable take-away’s:

  • Connect every day activities to the organization’s strategic initiatives
  • Establish standards of excellence
  • Give conflict-free feedback
  • Develop high performers through effective delegation
  • Motivate others to give their best

Liz engages her audiences through the use of props, humor, and relatable experiences. Her stories and examples drive home the lessons and make them stick. Audiences leave not only feeling entertained, but with memorable take-away’s that make a lasting impact.

Note to meeting planner: This skills-based, content-rich presentation is best for a 90-minute breakout session or workshop but can be adapted to be delivered as a 45-minute keynote.

Choice Points

Every day, you make hundreds of choices that impact yourself and the people around you. Many of these choices happen in an instant without any thought to their long-term results. As a leader, your effectiveness is the sum of the consequences of the choices you make on a daily basis.

As we explore the daily choices you’re faced with, you will become more aware of how they affect the way you show up; how you see others; and the quality of your relationships. As you become more mindful of your choices, you will have a renewed sense of confidence, clarity, and passion that will lead to more influence and success in all areas of life.

Note to meeting planner: This aspirational, message-rich presentation is best for a 45-minute keynote that sets the tone for a positive mindset throughout a conference or meeting.

The Leaders Edge: 3 Skills Tomorrow’s Leaders Need Today to Avoid Chaos, Complacency, and Lost Talent

New technology, changing regulations, and demand for talent are requiring leaders to develop new skills to avoid chaos, complacency, and lost talent. These are old problems in need of new solutions. To gain an edge and stay ahead of the competition, tomorrow’s leaders need foresight, they need to encourage innovate thinking, and they need to keep top performers. Doing the same old thing won’t work. The leader of the future needs to tackle these tough problems in a new way.

To gain an edge, tomorrow’s leaders need foresight, they need to instigate change that sticks, and they need to keep top talent – Pre-active Leadership, Transformational Leadership, and Magnetic Leadership.  Individually these skills are strong, but put them together and they become a unique and extraordinary talent stack that will set your organization up for success into the future.

Audience members will walk away from this presentation with specific action items that they can use to:

  • Identify and put a stop to recurring issues that disrupt the workplace
  • Instigate change that sticks and that people buy-in to
  • Provide meaningful appreciation that makes people want to give their all

Note to meeting planner: This skills-based, content-rich presentation is best for a 90-minute breakout session or workshop but can be adapted to be delivered as a 45-minute keynote.

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

  • State of Minnesota
  • Wabasha County
  • North Iowa Area Community College
  • North Dakota Women’s Business Center
  • ARRM
  • CoVantage Credit Union
  • Professional Insurance Women of MN
  • Independent Community Bankers of ND
  • Minnesota Department of Revenue
  • General Dynamics
  • Unity Hospice
  • 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 Association
  • Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • American Massage Therapy Association
  • Executive Women International
  • International Coach Federation
  • National Association of Professional Organizers
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