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Vicki Hitzges    

Teambuilding Motivational Speaker, Author & Former Television Host

Vicki Hitzges had a dream first job working in the Dallas Cowboy’s front office. That job led to a career in television in Dallas where she had the privilege of meeting U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, both George Bush and George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. She attributes her ability to talk to audiences today because she had to think fast and speak to everyone from political figures to business moguls to movie star to fashion designers to authors to athletes.

Later, as a publicist, she worked to get clients featured in stories on television, in magazine and newspaper articles and on radio programs. One of her clients, motivational guru, Zig Ziglar, thought highly of Hitzges’ creativity. He urged her to speak and decided to personally mentor her. Within three months, she’d spoken around the world.

Due to that rich background, Hitzges tells stories, uses humor, gives practical content and involves her audience. In 2004, she earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation. CSP is the highest earned designation awarded by the National Speakers Association to recognize proven expertise and experience. Fewer than 7% of speakers worldwide have earned this title.

Hitzges’ first book, Attitude Is Everything—Ten Steps to Staying Positive, sold out the day it was released. Her second book, Stuck on Stop—How to Overcome Procrastination, is expected to top the first book’s sales.

She’s spoken across the U.S. and as far away as Qatar, New Zealand, Panama and Thailand. Her powerhouse clients include Microsoft, Allstate, Cisco, Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, New York Life, Chase Bank, Deloitte & Touche and the CIA. Audiences have laughed, learned and cheered as Hitzges’ taught them to think creatively, act positively, connect with others and conquer change. If you’re looking for a fun, exuberant presenter, Vicki Hitzges will be the HIT of your next meeting!

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Speech Topics


Jazz ‘em Up – Turn ‘em Loose (How to Motivate Your Workforce)

Theme: To get employees to care about work, a boss must work to care about employees.

Purpose: Transform people who think they’re mere workers into confident, enthusiastic producers.

Quick Overview: Ideal presentation for managers. One of the most popular, entertaining and useful talks on this subject. Supervisors hear innovative, creative ideas that other, successful top managers currently use to motivate their employees. Humorous, fun, filled with excellent information!

Baby, Take Off Your Stress—You Can Leave Your Hat On (Tried ‘n’ True AND New Ways to Zap Stress!)

Theme: How to bounce back when you feel knocked flat.

Purpose: To pep up groups that are burned out, tensed up and stressed out.

Audiences learn:

  • Three causes of stress
  • Five major ways to zap stress
  • Seven funky ways to beat stress that really work!

Fun, interactive presentation that’s always a hit! Volunteers demonstrate stress-releasing activities on stage. The audience laughs—and learns—by hearing and DOING what it takes to relieve the Number One health problem facing America today--stress.

Here I Am - There You Are (Fuel Strong Relationships)

Theme: Jumpstart your happiness and success: Make other people know they’re important.

Purpose: To help your group build loyal customers, co-workers and friends.

Quick Overview: Using humor and stories, audiences realize the value of making others feel important. Popular, easy-to-listen-to presentation demonstrates the benefit of putting others first to create lasting friendships and loyal clients.

NOTE: Entrepreneur featured this talk and the importance of its message in the workplace.

Old Dogs – New Tricks (Conquer the Challenge of Change)

Theme: Master change or change will master you.

Purpose: For a group to flourish (not fold) when faced with a threatening change.

Quick Overview: Arguably the biggest challenge facing business today is the constant bombardment of change. When an organization faces a change, it’s resisted and resented. The people affected need to not only survive the change, they need to thrive in its midst. This interactive, fast-paced talk tells how.

Attitude Schmattitude (How to Feel Good When Everything Seems Bad)

Theme: Happiness doesn’t happen TO us, it happens IN us. Choose to enjoy life! Purpose: Up-beat, inspiring talk that boosts morale.

Quick Overview: Tips from Vicki’s popular book Attitude Is Everything. Your group will learn to get and stay up even when circumstances are down. Meaty, entertaining keynote.

Salmon Mousse Is Just a Fancy Name for Whipped Fish (How to Be Creative)

**Theme: Imagination is a mental muscle. The more you flex it, the better your life can be.

Purpose: To teach audiences to exercise their mental muscles. They learn how to brainstorm, to “frame” problems to get the best solutions and to use their imagination to find innovative solutions to challenges. (Information is practical … and fun!)

Quick Overview: With fewer resources, less people and more change, workers constantly have to do more with less. That takes time, energy and imagination. Using improvization techniques, small group activities and brainstorming sessions, this engaging presentation teaches your group to find better solutions faster.

**Theme: Imagination is a mental muscle. The more you flex it, the better your life can be.

Purpose: To teach audiences to exercise their mental muscles. They learn how to brainstorm, to “frame” problems to get the best solutions and to use their imagination to find innovative solutions to challenges. (Information is practical … and fun!)

Quick Overview: With fewer resources, less people and more change, workers constantly have to do more with less. That takes time, energy and imagination. Using improvization techniques, small group activities and brainstorming sessions, this engaging presentation teaches your group to find better solutions faster.

What Vince Lombardi, Mary Kay & an Old Crank Can Teach You

Learn from the best – a legendary football coach, a business superstar and pick up a tip or two from an old curmudgeon. Your people will learn how to build strong relationships, risk enough to get ahead, boost their self-esteem and get — and keep — a positive attitude. Best of all, they'll laugh as they learn.

Put Away the Lawnmower, Charlie, Those Are Trees Out There

In a highly interactive presentation, your people will take away several vital skills they can use at work and at home to build relationships that last. This is a fun presentation designed to teach/remind your people how to connect. The skills learned include how to make a positive impression instantly, how to listen, how to encourage people and how to see the best in the worst situations.

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