Involving Audiences in a High Impact, Directed Conversation
Kristin Arnold blends the best of two worlds as a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), as well as a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF). Her unique background and personality have enabled her to work as a mainstage conversationalist™, engaging and involving the audience in shaping the content. She has engaged over half a million people around the world to think differently by invoking relevant, timely insights applicable to real world issues.
Kristin’s most requested topics center around leadership, innovation, strategy, critical thinking and teamwork.
Kristin's Most Requested Presentations
In a world of incredible change and chaos, where decisions are made in the blink of an eye, have you ever made a half-baked decision? For whatever reason, you just didn’t think it through. The result? Less than stellar outcomes.
You and your people don’t have hours to agonize over every decision, (nor would you want to…) but you can get smarter about it!
In this highly interactive and thought-provoking presentation, you will be able to:
- Identify 5 common traps that cause poor or faulty reasoning
- Discover simple techniques to prevent yourself from falling into these traps
- Learn an easy, 4-step process that will allow you and your teams to be brilliant!
BTW, VUCA is a military acronym for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous environment. I am sure one of these traits is familiar to you!
Smarter Decisions ♦ Greater Confidence ♦ Outstanding Outcomes
Let’s face it. We’re living in a commoditized world. And if you aren’t innovating, you’re dying.
But it’s gotta be more than “new and improved,” slapping a new label on a new package of your tried-and-true product.
You’re looking for innovation…and it’s in short supply!
In this big brainstorming, barnstorming barrel of a good time, we’ll:
- Dig through Drucker’s 7 sources of innovation
- Show you how gosh darn easy it is to come up with new ideas
- Sift through the possibilities to find real gold in them there hills!
- Brainstorm in real time potential innovations
Better Brainstorming ♦ More Innovative Thinking ♦ Brilliant Ideas
Gone are the days when the leader can simply tell their people what to do. Rather, the leadership role has evolved into being more of a facilitative coach, responding to the needs of a specific person and situation in order to achieve the desired performance.
In this fun, upbeat and interactive session, you will learn how to coach your team members to be truly empowered – with minimal intervention from you! You’ll increase the quality and quantity of conversations you have with your employees, accelerate their development, and dramatically improve their performance.
You’ll walk away being able to:
- Diagnose the development levels of your team members and choose the appropriate coaching style
- Discover your own “default” coaching style
- Adapt to the changing needs of your team members
Improved Performance ♦ Empowered Employees ♦ Greater Productivity
Grrr…. It just rankles you. It’s that ONE person on your team who pushes every single one of your buttons:
- Doesn’t play well with others.
- Is late for meetings and late with deliverables.
- Opposes everyone’s ideas (unless it was their idea).
- Rarely consults the team or keeps them informed…or just doesn’t play at all?
- Need I go on?
Wouldn’t it be amazing if everyone was a great team player…even that one?
You can get even the most difficult team members on board when you discover:
- The team’s prime objective (remember Star Trek?)
- Five strategies that will prevent 80% of your problems from happening in the first place
- The Vulcan Mind-Meld to get others onboard
- How to get people to sign up and step up – even when they don’t want to
- The rituals you should be doing to build your team every day
Exceptional Results ♦ Smooth Process ♦ Cohesive Relationships
You just budgeted a boatload of bucks for the upcoming conference. And what do you have to show for it? Smiley faces? Comments about the tepid coffee?
Find out what your attendees are really going to take away and do back in the workplace.
In this unique and highly interactive session, the participants will:
- Share their “keepers” – key takeaways and best practices
- Develop mastermind partnerships and accountabilities
- Be energized and motivated to implement their ideas
- Be excited about coming back to the next conference!
And… you’ll be able to extend the learning by following up on the actions that matter most!
Exponential Learning ♦ Awesome Accountability ♦ Inspired Action
Kristin Arnold is adept at making ordinary panel presentations powerful through a lively, engaging, audience-centered conversation. As a thought leader in making panels more powerful, she uses her facilitation skills and process techniques to make your panel session into a robust, interesting and lively discussion. She ensures there is audience/panel participation, the information is useful and the session starts and stops on time.
Kristin knows her panel moderator role is to be the producer/director of your conference panel presentation – and not the star of the program. Your panel presenters and participants are the stars and Kristin makes them look like heroes!
Kristin is Your Insurance to Make Your Event Extraordinary
With Kristin as your Emcee – Master (or Mistress, you can be assured that your business event will flow smoothly and on time. She’s the glue that holds it all together in a gracious and elegant way.
Kristin quickly connects with the group with her warm, engaging style. She reinforces the conference theme and “connects the dots” between mainstage speakers and event activities. She involves the audience without making them do silly teambuilding, ra-ra, turn to your neighbor activities. She’s “refreshingly candid,” building conversations with the audience about key issues. She’s known to be spontaneous, witty, and gets the audience to crack a few smiles and chuckles – even with left-brained scientists and engineers!
Caveat: While Kristin is fun, engaging, and perfect for business meetings, she is NOT a comedienne or entertainer – so if that’s what you are looking for, we can refer you to a colleague!
Dare to Be Different – Engage Audiences in a High Impact, Directed Conversation
Today’s audiences are demanding more interaction. And your audiences are no different. They want to shape the presentation and interact with the speaker and with each other. To meet this demand, Kristin Arnold has a unique format that resonates with North American audiences. Kristin is a MainStage Conversationalist™ – the intersection of two skills: Presenting and Facilitating. It’s a unique blend that engages the audience in a high impact, directed conversation about the topic.
Kristin brings forth the wisdom of the crowd – inciting interest, engagement, involvement and commitment. She deftly moves “high concept” to action – where they can actually do something about it, literally, when they return to work.
Kristin’s mainstage conversations with CEOs, leadership teams, top performers, other conference speakers and audience members are often cited as “the best part of the conference.”
“We came back recharged after our team-building session with you!”Ron Marler , VP, North America Toxicology Services, Covance Laboratories, Inc
“Kristin helped the U.S. Naval Institute develop an absolutely outstanding Strategic Plan. I’m a strong believer in the process Kristin outlined for us and the way she helped guide us. The plan has withstood the test of time, and is driving significant results. Kristin has my highest possible recommendation!”Scott Gureck , EVP, Membership and Marketing, U.S. Naval Institute
“We asked Kristin to deliver a program regarding personnel trends geared to our organization and demographics. Kristin was able to quickly understand our organization and to provide concrete ideas and common sense solutions. She did a terrific job pulling it together and delivering it in a way that was fun and inspiring.”John Phelps , CEO, State Bar of Arizona
“Kristin Arnold is the best I’ve ever seen on the subject of ‘effective teams,’ at all levels from senior execs to problem-solving teams…. I highly recommend her if you ever need some outside help on your directions for team effectiveness.”Steven L. Holcomb , Senior Project Engineer, Newport News Shipbuilding
“After literally decades of personally participating in these exercises, I was pleasantly surprised at Kristin’s skill in making this off-site one of the best ever. She exceeded all the team goals I set and provided several useful recommendations in her closing remarks and leave behind materials. Kristin is my first choice in the future to help me identify and resolve the challenges associated with any large team-building exercise. She has my unqualified recommendation as a facilitator, mentor, and problem solver of the first order.”Garnett Stowe , Vice President, Raytheon Company
“I have had several opportunities to use the tips, tricks, and tools that you presented in your workshop…and [my next] Steering Committee meeting went extremely well, far exceeding my expectations.”Leigh Baudreau , Sr Manager, Railinc
After literally decades of personally participating in these exercises, I was pleasantly surprised at Kristin’s skill in making this off-site one of the best ever. She exceeded all the team goals I set and provided several useful recommendations in her closing remarks and leave behind materials. Kristin is my first choice in the future to help me identify and resolve the challenges associated with any large team building exercise. She has my unqualified recommendation as a facilitator, mentor, and problem solver of the first order.”Garnett Stowe , Vice President, Raytheon Company
“I hired Kristin to work with my Board of Directors to facilitate our strategic planning session. My Board is composed of executive-level distributors and manufacturers. She provided me with the pre-planning support that we needed to keep the Board on-task, facilitated the meeting (totaling wowing my Board) and then provided a post-meeting summary that we used as our blue-print to complete our planning process. She managed the process flawlessly and on-budget.”Karen Ribler , Executive VP & COO, Center for Healthcare Supply Chain Research
“Kristin is a highly skilled facilitator and speaker. She blends great subject matter knowledge with practicality to help groups achieve their objectives. I recommend Kristin without reservation.”John Farrell , HR Manager, Marathon Oil Company
“Kristin did an excellent job! She kept us on target and used different techniques to reach consensus in a timely manner. We left the session with conceptual goals and action plans.”Gary C. Beach PE , President McCrone, Inc
“Kristin does a great job of getting the principles across while making the workshop interesting and interactive. Class participants give her rave reviews.The participants in the department’s Leadership Development Program enjoyed your Extraordinary Team Facilitator workshop. They found your presentation to be top-notch. Comments I have heard include such things as…she presented the information in a very informative, non-threatening manner with just the right touch of light humor. Kudos to you on a job well done! On a more personal note, I add to the team’s compliments. I have completed two other facilitation courses by national organizations and found yours to be by far superior both in content and delivery.”Kay Freidinger , Director, Missouri Department of Revenue