“Many of our members continue to follow formulas for membership and programming because they fall into the rut of ‘we’ve always done it this way.’ Jim Mathis is a provocative speaker that challenged our audience to do something different. With dynamic examples and an engaging presentation, Jim left participants talking about their new outlook.”
-Bob Thomas, Michigan Chamber of Commerce Executives
Jim Mathis, IPCS, CSP, MDiv.
The Reinvention PRO™
Best-Selling author of “Reinvention Made Easy: Change Your Strategy, Change Your Results"
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1. Reinvent the Chamber! – Primary Interactive Keynote
What is “Kindling” Your Business?
Every executive can reinvent the chamber in an interactive, energetic and value-changing presentation. Change is happening! Just as the Kindle has changed paper publishing forever, Netflix has changed movie theaters and the smart phone has altered the banking, purchasing and interaction services the realities of your business have changed completely in the past few years. A recent North American survey by ChamberMaster (2017) indicated that 51% of members are not renewing with their local chamber due to a lack of perceived value for their investments. What can you do to increase membership value and ROI? Participants will answer Critical Questions dealing with how people feel “rewarded or punished” for doing business with you; what policies, practices or programs have become your “dinosaurs;” what has changed in your economic sector; and what is “kindling” your business are dealt with interactively with attendees in small buzz-group discussions.
Key questions/talking points:
“The results are in and…you were the highest scoring part of the MACE program! Out of five stars, your average was 4.47. Well done!”
2. Reinvent Your Management Style – Management/Leadership Staff (Workshop for Staff Training)
Managing People in a Changing Economy
Every chamber executive can learn how to manage different personalities reducing board and member turnover and personal leadership stress. How do you manage different people in a changing environment? Are you communicating with everyone on your board and members in their strengths? An energetic, entertaining and interactive exchange about positioning individuals to bring out their best performance. Attendees will explore essential tools for managing, leading & retention of good workers, improved member service and reduced conflict delivered in a “Dr. Phil meets Jeff Foxworthy” style.
“I enjoyed your great talk at the Mid-America Chamber Executives a year or so ago.”
3. Generational Genius – Millennial Marketing Presentation
Where Were YOU When the World Changed?
Everyone can become a generational genius in today’s economic climate. The Millennials are a huge part of successful management strategy, but they present challenges that have never been faced. McDonald's, Target, Fiat, Best Buy, Whole Foods, churches and many other organizations are attempting to reach this group in the way they uniquely hear, buy and are managed in the workplace. They use social media, are mobile in every possible instance and have distinct needs and language, but can contribute with unsurpassed benefits and are a bonus to your staff. They will also be running your business one day!
How do you brand your chamber based on the current Millennial trends? Which environments and circumstances are they most productive in? What are the differences in world view and economic that characterize each generation? How do Millennials shop, use social media, work together and make decisions in life differently? What can you do to communicate better to manage more successfully? Laugh and learn much as each generation is explored and answer the question each one asks: “Where were you when _____________ occurred?” …and how does that affect your strategy toward the current management group?
You will learn that: Everyone can be a “Generational Genius” in hiring, marketing, service and management.
“Our office saw Jim speak a few weeks ago at a conference with the theme of ‘Think Differently’. I was amazed at his ability to really excite the room and make everyone shift their thinking. Our team spoke afterwards at length about how great he did. Thank you, Jim, for the inspiring presentation!”