“I could not sleep last night because I kept visualizing you on stage. You were one of the best speakers at the two-day conference… your captivating delivery and meaningful message were incredible!”
Biennial Woman’s Conference (IL)
As a national keynoter, Nancy Hunter Denney offers a change of pace to the traditional keynote speaker. She is a business owner, publisher, community volunteer, author, mother and wife who not only controls – but enjoys – how she spends her time. Penning her own quotes, she writes, “How you spend your time is the only true measurement of your priorities in life.”
Most fitting for a corporate event is her signature keynote about personal and professional influence called, Zing! — a word she has trademarked. Ms. Denney offers up her theory of influence in a humorous, yet instructive style drawing from research used in her recent book, “Zing! 21 Insights on Maximizing Your Influence – 3rd Edition (Foreword by Dr. Ken Blanchard.) Ms. Denney believes the key to effective influence is making others feel more worthy in your presence. Complimenting the work of Bennis, Buckingham, Collins, Blanchard, and Maxwell, this humorous high energy speaker challenges audience members to consider traits and behaviors of effective leaders.
Nancy Hunter Denney is a great way to kick off a sales conference or management training event. Given her ability to not only keynote, but facilitate up to 8 hours of consecutive leadership training, Nancy brings great value to your professional development efforts and works closely to meet your programming needs.
Life by Design: Finding Balance
The one thing most people have in common is their kitchen drawer. It can’t be opened because it’s jam-packed with miscellaneous items no longer needed. Stale gum, a broken pencil, and dead batteries, for instance. Despite what goes into this kitchen drawer, nothing ever seems to come out. Our lives can be like a kitchen draw as we try to fit 36 hours into a 24 hour day.
This humorous, insightful, and practical one-hour keynote lecture (also available in workshop format) challenges audience members to “dump that drawer!” Nancy Hunter Denney creatively compares making life improvements to making home improvements. She offers a five-phase model for identifying what needs to be cleaned up, remodeled, renovated, or completely rebuilt in a person’s life, then inspires audience members to put on their overalls and get to work until they discover a more balanced and meaningful life.
Nancy believes that change is easy. Believing one is worthy of change can be the hard part. When this happens, all aspects of one’s life are impacted (i.e., employees resist new ideas, staff members don’t work to become more of a team, individual relationships are characterized by poor communication skills, etc.) It’s all connected. Just like the floors of one’s residence are connected to the walls, this keynote emphasizes the role of self-esteem in making life improvements and finding enhanced happiness in living and leading a more balanced life.
This keynote is based on Nancy’s first motivational book,Life by Design. A Do-It-Yourself Approach to Happiness.
Zing! Your Life and Leadership
Ever notice how some people have “it” and some wonder what “it” is? Have you started to wonder why some people get noticed and you only get passed by and passed up. In a highly humorous and engaging presentation style, Nancy Hunter Denney presents her original Zing! Impact Equation demonstrating it’s never just one thing, rather a combination of the person, environment, skill level and minimization of distractions that determine the level of one’s potential influence or personal magnetism.
Zing! is the thing that allows others to “override competing forces to positively influence others” while living life and leadership with an exclamation point. It comes from the fundamental belief, “the energy you put out there, is the energy you get to draw from.” From self-inspection to humility, insights are shared suggesting any person has the potential to increase their influence by recognizing another fundamental belief, “you can’t expect different results by repeating the same behaviors. It’s time to live life and leadership with an exclamation point.
Audience members are challenged to use their aptitude to show their gratitude and turn the many opportunities afforded them into a personal sense of obligation to serve a greater social good. What time is it? It’s Zing! time.
This keynote is based upon Nancy’s third book: Zing! Your Life and Leadership:21 Insights on Maximizing Your Influence – 3rd Edition. Available in bulk sales.
Zing! Your Life and Professional Influence
Ever notice how some people have “it” and some wonder what “it” is? Have you started to wonder why some people get noticed and you only get passed by and passed up. In a highly humorous and engaging presentation style, Nancy Hunter Denney presents her original Zing! Impact Equation demonstrating it’s never just one thing, rather a combination of the person, environment, skill level and minimization of distractions that determine the level of one’s potential influence or “charisma”. Zing! is the thing that allows you to “override competing forces to positively influence others.” Zing! is living life and leadership with an exclamation point and comes from the fundamental belief, “the energy you put out there, is the energy you get to draw from.” Within the context of “professionalism,” Zing! is the standard effort and attitude needed to be consistently applied in order to effectively accomplish a shared mission. Relevant “insights” ranging from self-inspection to humility offer the road map to Zing! and enhanced happiness. You always know what time it is when you accept your aptitudes as a means of demonstrating your gratitude! From this moment on: It’s Zing! time…
This keynote is based upon Nancy’s third book: Zing! Your Life and Leadership: 21 Insights on Maximizing Your Influence – 3rd Edition. Available in bulk sales.
Why Not Now? The Urgency of Your Greatness
What’s the urgency of your life and leadership? Can you afford to leave your greatness up to chance, or are you willing (and able) to raise the bar of your life and leadership? When “good” seems to have gotten you this far, it’s time to value time – every second and challenge yourself to reach higher, think harder and lift heavier! It’s time to accept your role in making the world a better place by also accepting a simple reality: You’ve got potential! This humorous and inspirational keynote will offer five strategies on how to act with urgency, seeking daily to ask, for example, “How can I help?” as opposed to “What’s in it for me?” Warning: There is greatness among us and within you!