The bottom line: Your satisfaction is guaranteed - or you pay ZERO! when you hire Doug Smart, a high caliber professional speaker who has taught over 1,000,000 people worldwide through keynotes, training, books, radio, webinars, and educational materials. Want more? Here's a special ONLY for meeting planners who hire Doug Smart through SpeakerMatch: You can receive a 10% discount from Doug's regular speaking fee of $7,500. That's a genuine savings of $750 as long as the agreement to hire Doug is made via SpeakerMatch before Dec, 31, 2017. To save you time, here is a concise list of 6 INTERACTIVE, SMART, FUN, FUNNY, MOTIVATIONAL, RESEARCH-BASED and RESULTS-GENERATING Programs. All teach Leadership, Teamwork, Handling Change, and Generating More Revenue (YOU choose which area(s) you want emphasized for your attendees. Doug can focus his program on one or more of these key areas for success.) Or let Doug create a special program that meets your special needs. Available as inter-active keynote, half day or full day programs, or as ongoing training. 1. “Your Personal Strengths Are Your Most Priceless Possessions." Knowing your personal strengths makes you stronger. Use your personal strengths to be fantastic at what you do. Everyone has personal strengths, some of which might be hidden or under-utilized. You’ll love Doug’s fun methods for showing you how to discover and maximize your personal strengths so you can overcome your challenges and reach your goals smarter, faster and easier. And be happier. 2. "Leadership Styles that Work: It Pays to Know Your Personal Behavioral Strengths for Leadership in Business.” Since no two people are the same, effective leaders use their personal strengths to give the type of leadership each person on the team needs. Results: productivity & job satisfaction rise. Goals are conquered. 3. “It Pays to Know Your Personal Strengths for Leadership in the New Era." Employees today have different expectations. So, it’s now more important than ever to learn how to use your unique combination of personal strengths to build, develop and keep a team of people who each have the right stuff for exceptional performance. 4. “For Senior Management Only: How to Take the Gamble Out of Hiring and Promoting by Discovering the Personal Strengths of Others.” You and your organization are as good as the people you surround yourself with. Based on the newest scientific research, this program shows you how to discover which prospective hires have the best combination of personal strengths needed for long-term success in the job. No more surprises! No more bad hires! Get your money’s worth out of every salary you pay! Half or full day leadership workshop for top level people involved in hiring and management decisions. 5. “Advanced Teamwork 1: It Pays for Everyone on the Team to Know Their Personal Strengths for Whole Team Success” (Based on the newest discoveries in DISC Behavioral Strengths research.) In this fascinating, interactive and fun workshop, every person on the team learns to discover and use their strengths to reach team goals -- even "impossible" goals. Blast through barriers! Quality goes up while conflict and "drama" disappear. 6. “Advanced Teamwork 2: It Pays for Everyone on the Team to Know Their Personal Strengths for Whole Team Success” (Based on the newest discoveries in WMOT Motivational Strengths research.) Your team will learn how to discover and use their personal motivational strengths to accomplish more together -- exponentially -- than any individual could alone. Team cohesion and respect soar! Tackle tough workloads, challenges and goals together better than ever! Would you like more detailed info? Then simply click on Doug Smart's Biography Page on this SpeakerMatch.com site. Or contact Doug's assistant, Kelly Martin, at 404 963-1374 or Kelly@StrengthsInternational.com Comments from Meeting Planners and Attendees ....."Our CEO was afraid we couldn't find a speaker who would understand our group. But as soon as Doug finished, he told me he loved that Doug had done his homework by personally interviewing the 5 people I selected (including him). Asking to interview our people was a neat technique Doug used to make his program 'ours.' ...We laughed while learning, too. Doug was GREAT." .....“It’s rare that I see a speaker like Doug who can deliver substantive content and do it in an interactive and mesmerizing way. His session made the entire conference worthwhile for me.” .....“Doug used techniques to stimulate conversation, ingenuity, and teamwork. He supercharged our thinking skills, generated unique ideas, and replaced our “can’t be done” attitudes with “can be done” attitudes! His charisma, coupled with his sense of humor and willingness to teach is remarkable.” ....."[One year after your keynote] it appears your impact on our staff continues...In my 10 years of doing this, I haven’t had such consistent requests for a speaker’s return engagement.” .....“Since we first began working together back in 1999, Doug has always delivered rave reviews and outstanding evaluation scores.” .....“You were a hit! The feedback on your session was remarkable. Our evaluations came back with very positive comments about you, but they pale in comparison to the praise I heard in person. I'm so delighted we get you back in December." .....“We have had a very difficult year in the area of interpersonal relations in this office and Doug’s style, combined with excellent course content, went a long way to help our people recognize some of the causes of our problems.” .....“Not only was your presentation outstanding, your hands-on assistance prior to the event was very much appreciated. The articles you provided for publication in our monthly newsletter and the personal notes to our Gold Sponsors were above and beyond our expectations.” ..... “The real, practical solutions you provided to everyday situations we all confront makes it very easy to see results from your presentation. It is rare to see such an enjoyable presentation have such an immediate impact.” ....."The way Doug involved the audience in his presentation really gave them ownership and showed he had done his homework. I could not have asked for anything better!" ....."Thanks to Doug's professionalism, energy and invaluable message, our delegates told us this was the best educational program in our Association's history. Our delegates were simply 'wowed' by Doug's three presentations." .....“Doug was the perfect ending to our conference.” Partial Client List Allied Trucking Systems American Cancer Society Aspen Institute AT&T Brunswick Recreation Centers Burger King Caterpillar Chevron Chemical Corp. City of Hope Hospital Colorado Assoc. of School Boards Deloitte Doskocil Food Service ERA Realty Fairmont Hotels FedEx Georgia-Pacific Georgia Power Georgia Society of CPAs Hilton Hotels Hospital Corp of America Hospitality Sales & Marketing Assoc. International Hotel Intercontinental IBM Institutional Investor Magazine Ironstone Bank Japanese Tobacco International Kraft Foods Lexus Life of Jamaica Lockheed-Martin Energy Louisiana Association of Wholesalers Louisiana Power & Light Marriott Hotels Michigan Dept of Natural Resources Miller Brewing Mitsubishi Motor Sales NCR Notre Dame University Pacific Specialty Insurance Phillips Business Information PriceWaterhouse Coopers Ralston Purina RV Dealers Association Selective Insurance Co. Society of Government Meeting Planners Spring Industries Tenneco Energy Trane Co TRW U.S. Holocaust Museum Vistacon Wal-Mart Speaker Fee Schedule * In North America, Doug Smart’s speaker fee is $7,500 for a keynote or training program from 45 minutes to 3 hours (client chooses length of program); for a program between 3.5 and 7 hours the speaker fee is $10,000. There is no charge for travel or meals in the US, Canada, or Mexico, however the client is to provide at least 1 night of hotel lodging at or near the location of the meeting. * In South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, or Antarctica, Doug Smart’s speaker fee is $10,000 for a keynote or training program from 45 minutes to 3 hours (client chooses length of program); for a program between 3 and 7 hours the speaker fee is $15,000. For events outside of North America, the client pays lodging, travel, meals and incidentals (such as visa fees and work permits, if any). * plus optional student materials 16 Solid Reasons for Choosing Doug Smart that Will Make You Say "Wow!" -- Especially #3 and #10 1. You can choose from 6 original programs or let Doug create a special program for your special needs. All of Doug's programs are customizable so they target the results you want. 2. Doug is an expert on personal strengths. He will show your executives, managers and teams how to discover and use their personal strengths for extraordinary success, leadership, teamwork and communication. Unlike an ordinary keynote or training program, you'll get information that lasts a lifetime because people will learn about a fascinating topic -- how to discover and use their personal strengths. 3. Your satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back. (How many speakers have you found who are willing to give you a guarantee like this?) 4, Will your executive team be at your meeting? Doug's clients include IBM, AT&T, FedEX, Kraft Foods, Lexus, US Dept of Commerce and hundreds of other organizations large and small -- that means he has the experience it takes to deliver high value to high level people at top level organizations. 5. Doug can interview 5 people (your choice) in your organization so he'll understand the unique challenges and opportunities your people face. There is no additional charge as this service is included in his fee. 6. For 30 days after the training, any attendee may call or email Doug for help. Sometimes, when students try something the first time it doesn't work out as anticipated. He will coach them. There is no additional charge as this service is included in his fee. 7. Doug is the author/co-author of 25 books. Also, he is a Certified Behavioral Analyst and he gets his up-to-date data from a research company that has studied the science of personal strengths for more than 30 yrs. ALL of Doug's programs are based on scientifically validated research. 8. Students will receive professionally produced, full color handouts that are valuable for reference long after the program (no tacky handouts made on a copier or office printer). 9. Doug's passion is 1) showing leadership teams how to discover and maximize their personal strengths for lifelong success and 2) showing managers and executives how to take the gamble out of hiring by discovering the personal strengths of others. When you are looking for true expertise, Doug is like that old saying about experts: "an inch wide and a mile deep." And he delivers with high energy, motivation and lots of audience interaction so people have fun while learning. 10. Don't have a big budget? Don't let money stand in the way -- you now have options. Yes, you can be kind to your budget and get a popular speaker, too! Doug may be able to barter or trade for up to half of his speaking fee, which will save you money. 11. Doug's 5 year goal is to show 1,000,000 people worldwide how to discover and use their personal strengths for lifelong success, leadership and teamwork so they are happier, psychologically healthier, and enjoy greater success in business. Doug's using his personal strengths to make the world a better place. 12. You will find Doug Smart and his staff are easy to work with, professional, and committed to making your event your best ever! 13. Is your meeting too important to trust to a less experienced speaker? Doug is a professional speaker, not a hobby speaker, beginner or "emerging speaker." Doug has spoken professionally to thousands of audiences. This means you get a proven professional with the experience and nuanced delivery style it takes to reach every single member of your audience— from new hires to seasoned (jaded?) veterans, from front-liners to the executive suite. 14. Does your organization have multiple locations including international locations? For continuity, Doug can deliver a program multiple times -- wherever you do business. 15. If you have a planning committee or higher-ups who'll make the final speaker decision, Doug will be happy to speak with them on a conference call with you. People like being able to ask questions and to hear the speaker's voice before they make a decision. 16. Video of Doug speaking at a leadership conference is available. Click "Check Availability" (if visible on your screen) and we'll send the link to you - or contact Doug's assistant, Kelly Martin, at 404 963-1374 or Kelly@StrengthsInternational.com. Thank you for reading this page to the end! MUCH MORE information available on Doug Smart's Biography page on this SpeakerMatch.com website. Now would also be a good time to either click to see Doug's website www.StrengthsInternational.com or contact Kelly Martin, who is Doug's assistant, at 404 963-1374 or Kelly@StrengthsInternational.com so we can check Doug's calendar for you.