Programs

My Keynotes and Workshops

“You had the entire audience engaged in your presentation. We were pleased with our session, great panelists and a lot of questions from the participants.”

Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Janet Boston/ Executive Director Indiana Chamber of Commerce

“This interactive program was fantastic, and many attendees commented that they were going to put these techniques to use in the workplace. Chad is an amazing speaker with a fantastic program.”

West Carrollton Schools

Tammy Pierce/ CAP/ West Carrollton Schools

“Chad was very professional and received a lot of praise from my peers, and superiors who attended the meeting. Wonderful presentation that resonated with all of us. Thanks so much!”

Nationwide Insurance

Alex Bork/ IT Department, Nationwide Insurance

“I highly recommend Chad J. Willett as a speaker for any organization seeking an innovative approach to building confident leaders.”

Cardinal Health

Veronica N. Farris / Sr. Marketing Manager, Cardinal Health

“We had a great experience with Chad. He was really engaging and delivered an inspiring and useful message. I really think we will see the long term value from his framework.”

Direct Energy

John Williamson/ VP, Finance Direct Energy

“Your engaging performance received rave reviews for both the quality of the delivery and value of the information. Your Techniques we can all easily leverage in our roles as business leaders. Bravo!”

HBA Ohio

K.C./ President, HBA Ohio

Keynotes

  • “Smash The Box”

    45-75 minutes

    Think Outside the Box... Or SMASH It?

    SMASH THE BOX takes thinking “Outside the Box” to the next level by turning ideas into actions!  “Smash the Box” creates cultures of innovation where walls are removed, judgment is suspended, focus is sharpened, and team work is exemplified.  Groups that create cultures of innovation turn ideas into actions and become the game changers in their respected industries.   Re-imagine your culture by “Smashing the Box.”  

    Smash the Box is a one of kind experience which includes:

    Transformation: Groups will create a culture of innovation that suspends judgment and allows all voices to be heard

    Innovation:  Innovative strategies and technique designed for working America

    Improvisation: Using the art of improvisation to think, act, and perform up to one’s creative potential

    Entertainment: Scenes from “Saturday Night Live” highlighting the principles discussed in “Smash the Box”

    Interaction: Members receive free signed copies of Chad’s book “Smash the Box” by participating in skits and the Q & A session 

    Outcomes

    • Culture of Innovation- Transform your meetings, discussions, and employee interaction by using the 4 techniques discussed in “Smash the Box”
    • Creative Plan- Many companies have a business plan, few have a creative plan
    • Mental Prison- Dismantle the four walls of the mental prison: fear, perfection, judgment, and negativity
    • Smash the Box- Become an idea generator  and problem solver which is the “spark” to the creative process
  • “Putting Out Fires”

    45-75 Minutes

    Focus on the 93%... Not the 7%

    Many people start fires, few put them out!  Putting out fires focuses on the way we communicate non verbally which is over 93% of communication and includes our gestures, facial expressions, body language, and tone of voice.  By improving our non-verbal communication we escape a negative manufactured reality which is built on: 

    High Stress

    Low Morale

    Lack of Loyalty

    Poor Communication

    Scapegoating

    Dysfunctional Relationships   

    Become a master communicator by matching your non-verbal communication skills with your verbal communication skills.  

    Outcomes

    • Focus on the 93%-Get the focus off the words and the way we communicate non-verbally
    • Leave the Party of “No”- By saying “Yes And” energy levels increase which has a direct impact on one’s performance
    • Stop Throwing Stones- By suspending judgments cultures go from negative to positive
    • Manufactured Realities- Escape a negative manufactured reality that creates fictitious stories with a beginning, middle, and an end
  • “Eyes of a Leader”

    45-75 minutes

    Don't Just Be a Leader... Be a Creative Leader

    Only one thing stands between you and creative leadership! It’s your ability to successfully think, look, and act like a creative leader. Become a creative leader by challenging your inner dialogue (Think), improving your physicality (Look), and using the art of improvisation as a weapon in working America (Act). Through spirited participation in a facilitated conversation about creative leadership practices, you will take on the role of a creative leader by:

    Thinking-Creating “inner dialogue” that is positive, confident, and embraces challenges

    Looking- Improving your posture and physicality which will allow you to command attention and own your space

    Acting- Becoming a master improviser will allow you to make spontaneous decisions with thoughtful consideration

    Outcomes

    • Improvise- Improvising with a set of constraints is the true definition of creative leadership
    • Own Your Space- Proper posture improves one’s confidence and self esteem which allows one to take command
    • Creative Leadership- Gain a creative advantage over your competition by thinking, looking, and acting like a creative leader
    • Real Vision- Anticipating the future rather than reacting to it is how visionaries are created
  • “Working in the Moment”

    45-75 Minutes

    Work Safety

    In today’s fast-paced world, we are rarely working in the moment.  We are reflecting on the past, or thinking about the future, and this lack of working in the moment is a major cause of accidents.  Every year, un-focused acts costs billions of dollars in damage and injury. 

    “Working in the Moment” combats this problem by giving audience members the tools to operate in the present moment, concentrate better, and heighten their attention to detail while effectively managing distractions.  Distractions include being sleep deprived, hungry, along with the digital distractions that keep our focus on us rather than the job we are doing at that moment. 

    Outcomes

    • Breathing Techniques to slow down and become present ˆ
    • Stop distracting thoughts by shifting one’s focus off of oneself
    • Learn how to make spontaneous decisions with thoughtful consideration
    • Experience and express emotions in a safe and healthy fashion
    • Strategies to help other people focus, including co-workers, family and friends
  • “Unleash the Guerrilla”

    45- 75 minutes

    Guerrilla Marketing Strategies

    Unleash the Guerrilla is the achievement of marketing goals (e.g. profit) using unconventional methods such as investing energy and ideas instead of money. Guerrilla Marketing is a growing trend: executed correctly, it can be targeted at the people you want to turn on the most.  Unleashing the Guerrilla is about daring to be different with your marketing campaign, having an appetite for risks, and willing to do and try the unexpected.  In short, it is about producing results that command attention, draw people in, get people talking and bring you more business. 

    Unleashing the Guerrilla focuses on the following marketing verticals:

    Social Media- Capitalizing on short, raw videos to gain visibility

    Events/ Demonstrations- Hosting live events which brings energy and excitement to your brand

    Blogs-Creating content to establish your group as an expert in your field

    Product Placements- Placing your products at events, on TV, or in social media to gain exposure

    Flash Mobs- Using your staff as actors to create one of a kind marketing campaigns

    Outcomes

    Cheap to execute- Guerrilla marketing tends to be much cheaper than traditional advertising

    Allows for creative thinking- With guerrilla marketing, imagination is more important than budget

    Grows with word of mouth- Guerrilla marketing relies heavily on word of mouth marketing, one of the most powerful weapons in a marketer’s arsenal

    Publicity can snowball- Unique guerrilla marketing campaigns will be shared on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn etc.) resulting in a publicity powerhouse

Workshops

  • Dynamic Presentations

    Half day and full Day Workshops

    Presentation Skill Training

    This event is designed for individuals working in Corporate America who want to improve their presentation skills. People form an opinion of who we are and what represent by our ability to deliver business presentations. A person who can stand in front of a group, with poise and self-confidence, gains instant credibility and respect from one’s peers.

    This training will give you insights on where you are as a speaker and what you can do to be dynamic. All members will have an opportunity to speak in front of the group, receive constructive feedback, and learn the strategies and techniques needed to deliver impactful presentations. Bring your own material or scripts will be provided at the training.

    Outcomes

    Course Outline:

    Training Session #1- BEING A FEARLESS PRESENTER

    • FEAR- A theatrical technique to reduce your fear while speaking
    • STRESS- Being in the moment reduces stress and anxiety
    • FOCUS- Get the focus off of you and onto your audience

    Training Session #2- PRESENTING WITHOUT ANY NOTES

    • MEMORY- A simple technique that will improve your memory so you will never lose your train of thought in a speech
    • NO NOTES- Give entire presentation without needing notes
    • STORIES- Using stories and examples to make your presentations more interesting

    Training Session #3- THE POWER OF NON-VERBALS

    • POSTURE- A simple technique that will instantly improve your posture
    • GESTURES- Use your hands in a clear and concise fashion to support your presentation
    • BODY LANGUAGE- Removing barriers connects the speaker to his/her audience

    Training Session #4- CONNECTING TO YOUR AUDIENCE

    • CONNECT- Learn how to connect with your audience members sitting in the back and front
    • PROJECT- Project your voice off the back of the walls by breathing correctly
    • PARTICIPATION- A few strategies to include great audience participation

    Course Materials:

    1. Class Manual
    2. Chad’s book “Smash the Box”
    3. One on One Coaching
    4. Video recordings of presentations from all 4 classes