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Posts by Garrison Wynn

Why Being Prepared Is Better Than Being Smart

The Hurricane Don’t List: safety tips from two generations of survivors   They say experience is important, but do we really need to learn our greatest lessons about safety at the point of failure? Although I appreciate the guy who blew himself up instructing me how not to blow myself up, I also want to hear about the person…

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The Dangerous Truth About Safety

From the first prehistoric hunter to employ someone as saber-toothed tiger bait to today’s modern leadership issues, we have learned two big lessons. Employee safety has clearly (and mercifully) become more important. People who don’t like their job probably don’t do a very good job. According to Evolve Performance Group, a spin-off organization of Gallup…

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Generations Working Better Together

Face it: The generation gap these days is more like a canyon. People under 30 and people over 40 do not see eye to eye! The over-40 crowd wonders why the 25-year-old wants to be promoted to manager during his first week of employment (and leave at 4:55 p.m. daily). Meanwhile, the under-30 group believes…

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Why Good Ideas Don’t Make It And Bad Ideas Do

Why is it that some of the best ideas are never considered and idiotic concepts that we know will fail are? How did AT&T decide to focus on the picture phone and sell off the rights to the cellular telephone? Research clearly showed that the number-one reason people placed a phone call instead of showing…

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The Mouth of Change

Change is always the same. Change itself is not the issue; it’s the resistance to change that causes problems. Many of us learned this growing up as we competed in sports, or for the attention of others. In the business world, the resistance is naturally strong when we explain our great reform is based on…

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Motivational Quotes by Garrison Wynn

These quotes have been collected from Garrison’s keynote speeches, programs, articles and books over the last 18 years. Motivational Quotes “The reason that obsessive worry has so little value, is because every problem comes with its own set of solutions.” – Garrison Wynn “Money may not buy happiness; but its better than poverty that cannot…

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Guest Speaker Room Setup and Event Planning Suggestions

Seating If possible, please make sure the front row of the audience is seated no more than 6 feet away from the stage or area in which the speaker will be presenting. We have found that the distance of the audience from the speaker considerably affects the impact of the presentation. Breaks Attendees should have…

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Managing Your Keynote Speaker

Before you call the Speaker: Planning Speakers often keep a busy schedule and travel a great deal. Arrange a conference call at a set date and time with the speaker’s office. This way, you are sure to have your speakers full attention for at least an hour without dealing with constant interruptions. Contact the speaker’s…

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The Importance of Humor

Why is it important to hire a funny speaker especially when you are primarily interested in “killer content” for your audience? Content + Humor: A Full-on Fusion Boosts Your Meeting’s Success You know your organization’s objectives for the meeting. You spend time and effort to create the perfect event to support those goals. And then…

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Leadership Integrity: The foundation of everything

It’s no mystery that we expect our leaders to tell us the truth — and we hope it’s a truth we can actually deal with and implement. We also want leaders to keep their word; we expect that the promises they make, however lofty or seemingly unbelievable, will be kept. But as anyone who has…

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