The pivot is on! I’ve revamped my office into a great studio so I can do awesome virtual presentations. I can also present from a nearby studio to give a “big stage” look. Here are examples from recent virtual presentations.
Managing Your Emotions in a Time of Crisis
(this is where I am at my best, helping people navigate through difficult circumstances)
Meetings.net- this was a pre-recorded event. I showed up “live” to manage the chat and Q&A in real-time while the recorded video was running.
“Don Phin has done both a Zoom webinar for Meetings Today as well as a presentation during a virtual event. On both occasions he was imminently professional, delivering an engaging presentation and always available for modifications and collaborating on ancillary materials to help promote both presentations. Both of the presentations were very well received by our audience of meeting planners, who are very acute judges of speakers.
Besides delivering a highly relevant presentation that resonated with the audience, Don also was very cutting edge with the technology used to bring the presentation to the next level in front of a virtual audience. He is also among the easiest speakers I have ever worked with, and is a true professional who was 100% committed to the overall success of the programs we worked with him on. I highly recommend hiring him for any live or virtual event.”
– Tyler Davidson, Vice President & Chief Content Director, Meetings Today
Mastering the Emotional Energy of Leadership and Engagement
ISSA- they had to pivot and move this from a live conference to a virtual one. I was the closing presenter and presented “live” from my studio.
Promo Zoom meeting I did for Members on best HR practices:
“I first met Don over a decade ago when he presented to our Vistage group in Charleston, SC. He was an outstanding speaker who crafts stories that were both entertaining and useful to business executives. Don drew upon his experience as a former plaintiff’s attorney who specialized in employment practices claims to help small businesses build HR processes to protect from these risks.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic our online trade publication, Cleaning Business Today, produces a daily livestream to help our audience connect in these unprecedented times. Don has been a repeat guest on our show and he rocks it out online as well as he does in person. Don shares a wealth of useful information supported by a trove of downloadable material which is all valued by our audience.
I highly recommend Don as a presenter for both live and virtual events.”
– Tom Stewart, CEO Modern Cleaning and Board members ISSA
Being Our Best in Challenging Times
The Inspired Workforce– this is a full online workshop with much of the discussion being around emotional intelligence.
Vistage- I’ve had the opportunity to present to Vistage executives over 400 times. Recently they have all been virtual. Here’s an excerpt from a recent “live” 3-hr. presentation done in my home studio. Workshop excerpt
“We recently had Don speak at our monthly all-company meeting. This is the third time that I have heard him and each time I listen I pick up some new compelling insight. With a unique blend of humor, warmth, and honesty he shares his perspective on behaviors, motivations, and the underlying drivers behind human interactions. He offered us concrete suggestions – tools for our interpersonal relations toolboxes as well as frameworks and guidelines for more productive communication between co-workers, family, and everyone whom the listener might interact. His presentations contain nuggets that will help one in all aspects of their lives – personal and professional. I am just sorry that we could not do it in person as some of the best ah-ha moments come from some of the group activities. But he is not daunted by the delivery constraints of these challenging times, and is definitely worth watching. … and listening. He brings good wisdom to any group of humans.”
– Laurel Lembo VP/Owner at CyberData
“Don Phin is a passionate speaker who truly cares about making a difference in the lives of others. His background in HR and law are a unique complement to his passion for employee engagement and emotional intelligence. As a speaker, he knows how to engage with and adapt to an audience to maximize the value they receive, combining humor with questions that challenge their assumptions. When he presented to all three of my Vistage groups recently, every member walked away with action items they were going to implement. I’d highly recommend Don as a speaker and a coach.”
– Cindy Hesterman, Vistage Chair, FL
“Don knocked it out of the park with his “The Inspired Workforce”. My members walked away with powerful takeaways. His Virtual presentation was effective and seamless. “40/40” is the way to go. Transitioning Expectations to Agreements is the game changer!!!”
– Derek Derdivanis, Master Chair at Vistage Worldwide
“Don presented his program The 40/ /40 Solution for Leadership and Engagement online for our Fall Summit. This was the fifth time we had Don present for us, and our Members really loved this presentation! Wonderful feedback and survey results. The Playing 40/ /40 presentation is a unique concept with excellent take-home value that can be implemented immediately! Our membership always thanks us when we have Don speak to them and consistently ask us to have him come back! Book Don for your next event and your members will love you for it!”
– Sanford M. Fisch, CEO & Co-Founder
American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, Inc.
Workshop (Half or Full Day) - The Inspired Workforce
The Hour of Power
Dear Don, bravo on a job well done! People are still talking about how this was the best presentation they have ever experienced… I know I took nine pages of notes and will implement many of the life strategies you presented use find me to do great things and I just wanted to say I appreciate our friendship!
Dear Don, I just returned from Florida chair retreat and was singing your praise to everyone. My members love you and had a voracious appetite over all you expose them to. Always great to work with a professional!
Don, thanks for working with my group this week! They got TONS of take-home value! Great job.
Dear Don, thank you for a great program. I have been in HR for 30 years and I believe that your program is the most helpful for HR professionals I have ever seen.
Don, your presentation will forever stand out in my memory for two reasons; your message was “powerful” and you are the first guest speaker in my career as a Vistage Chair. I will recommend you at every opportunity.
Dear Don, thank you for the great learning experience that you shared with us at the Align HR seminar in Wheeling, West Virginia. I have since started to implement some of your teachings, so far so good! I hope to see you again next year.
Don, thank you very much for speaking with my Inside Group. We really enjoyed having you and I know that everyone went home with value. You’re entertaining and your content was awesome!
Hi Don, you made such a big difference in the success of our showcase – you set the perfect tone for the day and open everyone’s minds (as you always open mine). It has been great working with you on this event – I hope it’s just the beginning of a long association between our offices. Thank you, Don! You’re the best!
Don, I have attached a copy of a news article that appeared in our local paper. Our attendees overwhelmingly rated you very high in your presentation, substance, interaction and style! I wasn’t the least surprised. I have heard you speak at least 6 times, and I still fill up multiple pages of notes with your comments, and still very much enjoy hearing you speak. Our clients were clamoring for your return. I mean that in all sincerity. Thanks again for a great presentation. You made us look good!!”
Don, I heard lots of positive feedback from both of the sessions you gave at the AMSUG meeting. Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed your session and got great insight into human behavior that will be a benefit in both my business and personal life. Great seeing you again!
Dear Don, Thank you for your support and guidance. It’s always ‘right on the mark’. Since your session at our annual staff retreat, we have come a long way. Victims, Villains and Heroes makes so much sense, drama in the workplace is greatly diminished. Our staff loved your presentation and were totally engaged. You kept their attention and really drove points home. It had an impact. Conversations among staff are on a deeper, more meaningful level. We made tremendous growth in a very short period of time. Victims, Villains and Heroes is a powerful frame. Thank you again for your guidance.”
Don, I wasn’t sure how my supervisors would react to the training today. I think we all learned a lot today. Thanks! I will highly recommend your training, it was informative! Thanks again for an inspiring and illuminating talk.
Don, Your session on Friday was a fantastic experience! To borrow a word from the Yiddish vernacular, your presentation was a mitzvah a good deed—on so many levels. Your ears should have been burning not from the sun shining on them at the pool but rather from all the positive and enthusiastic comments that were made about you and your presentation! Everyone present learned so much from you, your experiences and your expertise! That you put the entire presentation in a context that was understood, absorbed and discussed long after you left the room is a compliment to your insight, your knowledge and your intelligence! I thank you for being so generous with your time and your talents! I also am thankful that whatever caused your epiphany to leave your lucrative law practice has brought you to this stage in your life where you are able to enlighten others in such an effective manner To paraphrase a Peanuts saying: You’re a good man, Don Phin!
Don, thank you very much for presenting your seminar, “Building Powerful Employment Relationships”, at our recent claim managers’ meeting. Everyone in attendance enjoyed the experience and feel they gained much from it. Having attended your seminar once before, I was not surprised with the positive feedback I received from my peer group. You are indeed very well informed on the subject of human resources, and you deliver your knowledge, ideas and comments in a very engaging and enthusiastic manner. There is much to be learned from you in helping us all to stay tuned to the human touch.
The 40/40 Solution provides us with a comprehensive and thorough approach to Management and Human Resources. For the first time, we are proactively discovering problems and improvements and seeking solutions, rather than spending time “fighting fires” and doing damage control.
Don very naturally draws his audience into a deep level of emotional examination without being overly psychological or threatening. He accomplished what would take me two years to achieve in one afternoon! My management team can’t stop talking about it!