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Linda Larsen  

Expertise in Communication, Persuasion and Conflict Management with Humor, Passion and Pizzazz.

Linda Larsen, CSP, is not your typical business woman. Yes, she is the founder and CEO of a successful communications company she started over 19 years ago. And as such, she is passionately committed to helping people upgrade their thinking, improve their communication and increase their bottom line. But more than that, she is willing to do whatever it takes to get her message across and make it stick.

Linda’s passion and spontaneous humor stem from over 20 years as a professional actress in film, television and on the legitimate stage. Her experience and training (she holds an undergraduate degree in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Florida and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Florida State University) give her the unique ability to combine the entertaining, dynamic aspects of live theater with practical, high value content to produce lasting, positive changes.

Her critically acclaimed book, True Power, is the riveting and true story of how she was kidnapped and held at gunpoint by an escaped convict for over 5 hours.  Her escape, and the positive, practical strategies she used to rise above one of life’s most potent challenges led Investor’s Business Daily to feature her in its Leaders & Success column.

Linda is the author of 5 video programs, and 2 audio programs, including the best-selling, 12 Secrets to High Self-Esteem.  She is also featured in the new book Masters of Success along with Ken Blanchard (One Minute Manager) and Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul). She has also written or been featured in over 100 articles in such publications as The Chicago Tribune, Opportunity World, Women In Business, Woman’s Day, and Personal Excellence. She lives in beautiful Sarasota, Florida with her meteorologist husband, 4 dogs, 1 cat and Buster the Big Alligator.

SOME OF LINDA'S MOST REQUESTED TOPICS:

Dance Like Nobody's Watching

5 Keys to a Life of Power, Passion and Pizzazz!

This is one of Linda’s most requested keynote presentations. Using the metaphor of dance, audiencemembers listen and laugh (and maybe even shake a tail feather or two) as Linda shares stories and strategies designed to help them fly with their ideas and soar to new levels of joy, passion and fun. People leave with a clear sense of how they can skip the light fantastic right over anything that life throws in their path.  You don't need to be a Dancing Queen or a Dancing Machine to have a blast at this presentation.  Extremely inspiring, motivating and fun!

(This presentation can also be called "Dare to Soar", using the metaphor of flight.)

Innovate! Generate! Accelerate!

Inspiring Yourself and Others to New Heights of Creativity

In business today we cannot rely on past successes to keep us going. We must be continually thinking ahead, and in different and more creative ways. In this workshop attendees learn how to inspire individuals, teams (and themselves, if necessary!) to new heights of productivity by challenging old assumptions and shifting perspectives. This presentation gives people the 5 essential tools they need to break out of their comfortable little boxes and be exponentially more creative. Interactive, fun and revealing!

Gripers, Complainers & Whiners, Oh My!

How to Deal with Chronically Cranky People

They're everywhere! We work with them, live with them and do business with them. And the truth is that they can make our lives miserable AND negatively impact our bottom line if we don’t know the most effective ways to deal with them.

Never Mind Mars & Venus - What Planet Are YOU From?Understanding Generational Differences and Making Them Work For You.

Each of the four generations possess unique characteristics, attitudes, expectations and communication styles, and the more you know about each one, the more successful you will be at accomplishing your professional and personal objectives and creating a mutually satisfying and rewarding working environment.  In this action packed, funny and enlightening presentation participants will not only learn how to quickly recognize the people with whom they work (or live), but they will also walk away with a tool-box filled with techniques to help them get what they need and want from others.

The Extreme Performance Makeover

Going from Satisfactory to Stupendous

Linda kept hearing, “I have great people. They are fighting a really tough market, and they are feeling stressed, burned out and overwhelmed. And unfortunately those feelings are showing up in their attitude and their performance. I need something that will 1) let them know how much we appreciate and value them, 2) be motivating, entertaining and make them feel absolutely great, and 3) actually give them valuable, lasting tools for continued performance improvement.” Flying into action, she created this extremely fun and content-rich presentation that has rapidly become one of her most requested. (This has also been titled: The Extreme Attitude Makeover.)

The Science of Happiness

The Fast Track to Outrageous Business Success

We all know that happy people are generally healthier, live longer, and demonstrate more courage, creativity and determination than their less happy counterparts. But did you know that there is a proven link between happy staff and customers? Happy people at work translates to less turnover and absenteeism, fewer complaints, higher sales and glowing referrals to others. This fast-paced, fun workshop will give you a tool-box full of excellent ideas on how to create a happy, healthy, productive work environment – the kind that is filled with positive energy where people LOVE to come to work, LOVE to solve problems and LOVE to go the extra mile. (This can be subtitled, “The Fast Track to Outrageously Positive Results.)

The Art of Providing Positively Outstanding Customer Service

How to Create Unprecedented Buyer Loyalty

Every single person in your organization IS your organization. Does everyone understand the vital role they have in creating and keeping customers who want to do business with you for life – AND refer all their friends to you? In this information-packed presentation people will learn very specific skills to help create the kind of environment that makes people LOVE you and your product or service, and sing your praises to anyone who will listen.

The 7 Principles of Powerful Persuasion

Mastering the Art of Getting to “Yes!”

Whether we are trying to sell someone on our point-of-view, our product, or our service, there are vitally important elements that we must employ before we ever open our mouths. Based on Linda’s work as a trial consultant (helping attorneys get juries to accept their position), and her 3 year success as the #1 sales person for SkillPath Seminars (out of 350 people), this information is absolutely essential for anyone who desires to get others to say “yes!” Motivating, practical and fun!

Staying Right Side Up When Everything's Upside Down

Achieving Excellence in Challenging Times

It is absolutely possible to achieve excellence when the world around you seems to be falling apart – IF you know the secrets. In this fast paced, fun program, Linda will give participants practical ways to light their own fire of excellence and motivate themselves to take positive, consistent action when they just want to give up. Attendees will learn what the most successful, effective people throughout history have all known and consciously applied.

ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN'S GROUPS:

Playing to Win

It’s Not Your Mother’s Playground Anymore

The rules in business today have changed. And yes, you can break the rules if you choose, but first you must know what they are. In this workshop participants will learn the different ways that men and women approach situations and how they can adapt to meet challenges and solve problems effectively. They will investigate how, as women, they can position themselves for success – and actually strengthen relationships with others at the same time.

Dancing to the Beat of My Heart

As women, we seem to be WIRED to take care of every thing and every one who even appears to need to be fed, watered, cleaned, consoled, tuned-up, organized or taken to the vet.   The result is that we have little, if any, time to take care of ourselves, resulting in exhaustion, stress and poor health.  This funny, inspiring, energizing session is designed to give women very specific tools to help them fill their lives with more joy, happiness and great health. 

 

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Speech Topics


Dare to Soar!

Gripers Complainers & Whiners, Oh My!

The Extreme Peformance Makeover

The Art of Providing Positively Outstanding Customer Service

The 7 Principles of Powerful Persuasion

Innovative Thinking – Incite & Ignite!

Quantum Confidence

The Essentials of High-Impact Presentations

Staying Right Side Up When Everything’s Upside Down

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