I love the F word. By F-word I mean F.E.A.R. (What did you think I meant?) There are three normal responses...Fight, Flight, Freeze but with encouragement I offer them FOCUS. F.E.A.R. (Failure. Examination. Adjustment. Recollection.) F.E.A.R. is the hidden driver of excellence. It offers new focus, offers management insights to overcome failure, and refine what works and what doesn't. As a successful innovator, change agent, and market transformer I can demonstrate to your audience how to break through complexity, constraints, and constrictions to achieve greater abundance, freedom, and success. As a presenter my visuals are compelling, easy to understand, and contain very few words. I help create a Brilliant Idea Checklist that will help attendees discover new opportunities using existing resources. The need for Innovation has never been clearer. There is more competition than ever before. Because the older model of long product cycles, limited competition, and complacent consumers with little information is dying, and a newer, faster competitive model that relies on more information, more readily available, with lower costs of entry, and more competitors growing Innovation is now a requirement. It's no longer about cost cutting, outsourcing, or efficiency; it's about Innovation. The Journey To Bright Ideas is about achieving goals, solving problems, and overcoming challenges in an uncertain economy. It’s time to think 'inside the box' and create new products and services. It's about turning your focus to the science of attention to learn from others, to build on success. and create intricately simple solutions using skill, style,humor, and dedication to the end results not the work efforts. Turns out, the best companies are naturally good at creating new ideas and executing them brilliantly. All too often, they stop at the first part, and pat they on the back for being innovative, even though they are aren't exactly sure what to do with a great idea. I will demonstrate how discussing ideas with others in a non-competitive environment will provide a ‘think tank’ of talented people that can assist in seeing what you can’t see on your own. If you want to change how your audience thinks, how they innovate, and how they implement, I am your go-to-guy. Who knows…maybe Shift Happens! ® Jim collaborates with organizations to -evaluate problems, -create a vision where others aren't looking, -capture what others are not seeing, -increase stakeholder value, on the Journey To Bright Ideas. http://www.eved.com/blog/harnessing-innovation-for-your-dmcs-success I bring UNCOMMON, common sense to every meeting. . The question is whether or not you are creating 'bright ideas' or simply doing Business As Usual (BAU) on your path to success. Shift Happens to all of us. My information is practical, useful, transformational, and immediate. I have a candid conversation with the attendees that convincingly demonstrates the connection between innovation and productivity. Whether applied to customer service or product innovation, the concept of change is normally disruptive. I help your audience understand how 'shifts' can take place that benefit everyone involved. He challenges conventional wisdom and presents common sense, inspiring advice, and demonstrates how it is possible to reinvent yourself and hurdle barriers, leaving you more creative, innovative and productive in both your work and personal life as well. No matter what your business, from hotels to retail, cruises to automotive, software to footwear, I will help you to create the how that delivers the WOW. Innovator, consultant, author, multimillion mile traveler, I have worked with almost every kind of company, organization of any size. I embraces "shift" and helps your organization create and deliver 'meaningful memories' for your customers. My presentation will help every attendee on a Journey to create bright ideas travel the road more easily, more successful, and hopefully to avoid the pitfalls, sink holes, and wasted efforts. WARNING: Not everyone will agree with me. I am brash, controversial, and driven. I will push the audience to see things differently, take you to the edge with my insights and humor, and shift the way they think. I work with small organizations trying to become bigger, and bigger organizations that want to grow their businesses. I regularly consult with airlines, hotels, cruise lines, non-profits, and destinations to make your travel safer, more fun, more affordable, and more comfortable. With the daily changes we all need to have a better understanding of how to deal with all of this ‘shift.’ I will share with your audience how to anticipate, prevent and handle mishaps. With your permission I will create an IDEA EXCHANGE to develop hundreds of ideas to create competitive differentiation. I share my knowledge, in a lively, humorous and spirited style peppered with entertaining tales of actual stories, mishaps, misunderstandings and delays. As the author of 14 books, hundreds of articles and speeches, my presentation gives tips on what do for your customer when they are stressed out, unhappy, and leaving you for your competition. Learn ‘what to know before you go’ on the Journey To Bright Ideas. Ask me how you can obtain a copy of the limited edition artwork he had commissioned (shown in the inset) to help map out the fastest path to reach the summit of Bright Ideas. You want to make 'shift' in the audience's thinking, give me a call.