MAKE YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT MEMORABLE!

Gordon Sheppard is an entertaining professional speaker who delivers practical information and the inspiration you need to take action!

With more than 25 years of Strategic Management, Facilitation, Communications, and Marketing experience, combined with a ‘straight-forward’ approach to helping people to reach their goals, Gord will ensure that your audience is laughing while they learn.

So if you’re looking for the right balance of entertainment and actionable information, then Gord is the right choice to help make your event more memorable.

SAMPLES OF GORD'S WORK

Gord presents the ‘Doorway Drill' at ERIEC

Gord on CTV Morning Live

How To Be Effective In Any Meeting – Keynote

How To Connect Meetings To Your Strategy

CURRENT SPEAKING TOPICS

THE TRUTH ABOUT MEETINGS (and how to fix them…)

Should your last meeting have been an email instead? Are you burnt out because you’re getting called to too many meetings during the day, which means that you have to do your regular work at night? These are just a few of the ‘truth bombs’ you’ll discover in ‘The Truth About Meetings (and how to fix them…).

During this honest and practical presentation Gord ‘tells it like it is’ about why so many of our meetings are so bad. But not only does he say the things out loud that you’ve been dying to say, he also offers practical solutions that will help you turn your meetings into a competitive advantage.

So if you’re ready to get inspired by the guy who has run or participated in more than 2000 meetings, then this presentation is for you.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Identify bad meeting habits and discover why it’s hurting your customers
  • Learn how to measure the actual cost of a meeting so you can stop wasting time and money
  • Get practical tips and information that you can apply immediately to make your next meeting more productive and profitable
  • Learn how to fire a bad meeting facilitator in the right way
  • Learn how to connect your meetings directly to your strategy so you can build a stronger organization and serve your clients at a higher level and more

Session Details: This Keynote presentation is for Senior Leaders, CEOs, Managers, Board Members, Employees and Volunteers who are seeking education and inspiration to take control of unproductive meetings so they can build stronger organizations

Keynote Sample – The Truth About Meetings (and how to fix them…)

Having A Title Doesn't Mean You Know How To Run A Meeting

EFFECTIVE MEETINGS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

Ready to take your meetings to the next level? Then you and your team are going to love the Effective Meetings Professional Development Workshop!

Based on the proven 10-step system in Gord Sheppard’s book called The Meeting Leadership Solution, during this session you’ll get the practical tips, information and inspiration you need to turn your meetings into a competitive advantage.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Step 1 – Learn why great meeting start with you and how you can be accountable
  • Step 2 – Deepen team trust through learning fast, practical communications techniques
  • Step 3 – Learn how to calculate the actual cost of a meeting so that you don’t waste a single second
  • Step 4 – Become an awesome meeting facilitator
  • Step 5 – Learn how to connect each meeting directly to your organization strategy so you can serve your clients at a higher level
  • Step 6 – Find out how to build a blockbuster AGENDA that will excite your entire team
  • Step 7 – Learn why where you meet is as important as what you’re meeting about
  • Step 8 – Get awesome meeting productivity improvement resources
  • Step 9 – Learn how to follow up FAST
  • Step 10 – Get inspired and take action!

Session Details: This workshop/break-out session is for people of all levels from Senior Leaders, CEOs and Executive Directors to Managers, Board Members, Employees and Volunteers. It can be done for group sizes from 8-30 people (and more if there are assistants available). This Workshop has also been adapted for speaking from the stage, and at conferences it is a strong complement to the ‘Truth About Meetings (and how to fix them…)’ Keynote Presentation.

How To Make A Great POINT

HOW PROFESSIONALS CAN LEAD EFFECTIVE ONLINE MEETINGS

Is it hard to hear each other during online meetings? Do certain people talk too much? Is security an issue? Have you ever been distracted by hearing someone's dog bark? Have your colleagues ever shown up to an online meeting in a t-shirt and unshaven?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you and your team are going to get a lot out of the  ‘How Professionals Can Lead Effectve Online Meetings' Workshop!

Based on the proven 10-step system in Gordon Sheppard’s book called The Meeting Leadership Solution, during this session you’ll get the practical tips, information and inspiration you need to turn your online meetings into highly productive and profitable events.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Learn why great online meetings start with you and how you can be accountable for both technical and content issues
  • Deepen team trust through learning fast, practical communications techniques
  • Learn how to calculate the actual cost of a meeting so that you don’t waste a single second
  • Become an effective online meeting facilitator and find out the practial things you need to do before, during and after an online meeting
  • Learn how to connect each online meeting directly to your organization strategy so you can serve your clients at a higher level
  • Get inspired and take action!

Session Details: This workshop/break-out session is for people of all levels from Senior Leaders, CEOs and Executive Directors to Managers, Board Members, Employees and Volunteers. It can be done for various group sizes. This Workshop can also be adapted for speaking from the stage, and at conferences it is a strong complement to the ‘Truth About Meetings (and how to fix them…)’ Keynote Presentation.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“If you would like to engage your staff or students in an interactive session, contact Gord Sheppard. Gord will share valuable information and strategies to make your meetings worthwhile, productive and engaging.”

Marg Ralstin, Manager, Student Leadership Development and Community Engagement – MaceEwan University

“I enjoyed this event (Gord’s Truth About Healthcare Meetings presentation) and took away several nuggets that I can implement into my meeting structure to create some quick wins in facilitating efficient and effective meetings. I appreciated Gord’s knowledge from an “outside of health care” view and the group participation to enlist rich ideas from allied professionals”.

Darren Crawford, Care Manager - Alberta Health Services, Addiction & Mental Health

“I’ve attended meetings in the past that have lacked efficiency and effectiveness, and by using Gord’s 10 tips for creating meeting agendas, I am excited to have more productive and profitable meetings in the future.”

Nicole Blomme, Employer Relations Specialist - MacEwan University

BIOGRAPHY

During his 25+ years of work experience Gord has facilitated, run and participated in more than 2000 meetings! He has also produced a variety of online educational materials to help organizations reach their goals. He is a Professional Speaker, Meeting Facilitator, Consultant and Trainer who combines a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a Bachelor’s Degree in Drama, and Prosci Change Management Certification, to deliver a unique, people-centred approach that will help you and your organization to succeed.

Gord is the Author of the ‘Meeting Leadership Solution’ which offers a proven 10-step system that will help you take action and turn your meetings into a competitive advantage. He is also the President of MLI Interactive which helps organizations learn how to produce and market their own online courses.

Gord has worked successfully with CEOs, Executives, Managers, Employees, Students and Volunteers across all sectors. You can hire Gord to facilitate meetings, help you build your organization strategy, teach you how to produce and market online courses, do leadership development, coach your team, speak at your event, do a customized meeting improvement workshop and more.

Gord is also a proud husband, father, brother and dog-walker. He also loves hockey, playing guitar, mentoring and volunteering for worthy causes like the YEG Passport Rotary Club.

If you’d like to learn more about how Gord is changing the world, one meeting at a time, then get in touch at gord@meetingleadershipinc.com

MEDIA APPEARANCES INCLUDE

IN THE NEWS

How To Create Awesome Board Meetings – PDF Download

Fall Issue | 2016 – Insite To Condos Magazine

Class Notes

Fall Issue | 2016 – UAlberta Business Magazine

How To Create Awesome Non-Profit Board Meetings

Feb 17 | 2016 – CharityVillage.com

How To Create Awesome Meetings

Feb 16 | 2016 – CBC News

Changing the World, One Meeting At A Time

Sep 23 | 2015 – Rotary Club of Edmonton

CTV MORNING LIVE APPEARANCE

GLOBAL NEWS MORNING APPEARANCE

NOTABLE APPEARANCES INCLUDE: