“Tired of going to a woman’s conference and hearing only from men on the topics of life and leadership? Me too. As a business owner, publisher, first mate, friend, community volunteer, mother, wife and author, I seek to bring a female perspective on a variety of topics including life balance, team work, empowerment, communication, self-management, influence, professionalism and leadership. It is from my own life I seek to inspire other women to live in the “interested student of life” position.”
– Nancy Hunter Denney
Nancy Hunter Denney gained national recognition in the women’s speaking market as she successfully engaged hundreds of women In the Spring of 2004 as a featured speaker at the Biennial Woman’s Conference (the oldest professional development conference in the country for woman) where she shared the stage with financial expert Suze Orman and the incredible Amanda Gore. This invitation came after Ms. Denney opened for Dr. Phil at the iWoman’s Conference at the Indianapolis Convention Center.
Since then, Ms. Denney has found great satisfaction in speaking to women’s groups, associations and conferences. Keynotes and training sessions specifically written for female audiences include the following:
How to Zing! Your Life and Civic Leadership
Gandhi said, “WE must be the change we wish to see in this world.” His words suggest we don’t sit around talking about making a difference in the world, but we act. Zing! is the energy it takes to override competing forces to positively influence others towards a greater social good, and represents a mind set for productive, intelligent and compassionate involvement by citizens of all ages, races and beliefs with the reminder one’s vision of the world must be 20/20.
Through personal explorations, interactive experiences, stories and shared gifts, audience members will learn what Martin Luther King, Jr. meant when he said, “There comes a time when your silence is betrayal.” Various strategies for thinking globally and acting locally will be presented along with the inspiration to change the world… one person at a time. It’s always Zing! time.
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.
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!
Wisdom Along the Way: Insights on Life and Leadership
Time changes things. Time also has a unique way of teaching important life lessons not learned when given as a “suggestion” or “advice.” In a creative and story telling style of presentation, Nancy Hunter Denney shares and elaborates upon five significant life lessons and challenges the audience to consider how they might be relevant to their own lives. The lessons are derived from original quotes like, “Those who anger you, conquer you” and “Letting go of your past allows you to take hold of your future.” For each quote, there is a “call to action” and the inspiration to listen more purposely to the volume of wisdom found along the way.
This keynote is based upon Nancy’s most recent book, Wisdom Along the Way. When purchased in bulk, copies are available for only $5 per book.
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.
- Dealing with Difficult People
- Say It with Style: Enhancing Your Public Presentation
- Influence through Interpersonal Dialogue
- Straight Up: Communication across Genders
- Empowering the Powerful
- Shut Up! Internal Dialogues and Inspiration
- Gender Differences in Communication
“This city is still talking about you…You were the perfect inaugural keynote and right on with the conference goals and purpose… You made the first iWOMAN Conference a huge success…”
– Kari Eisenhooth
President, Exclamation Point Events