The Idea EnthusiastThe Idea Enthusiast

What Is IDEA ENTHUSIASM?

IDEA ENTHUSIAST (n): one whose mission in life is to appreciate ideas, creativity, debate, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and the pursuit of taste.

There are three major phases in the life of an idea.

INSPIRATION

Whether it’s through convergent or divergent thinking, improv, play and other games, learn how the best creatives come up with their ideas.

COLLABORATION

The best teammates develop skills in empathy, curiosity, critique, deconstruction, and even conflict to help everyone strengthen ideas for products, services, and campaigns.

PRESENTATION

Great ideas often fail to catch fire because they aren’t branded, marketed, or championed effectively. The art and craft of presenting ideas involves promise, positioning, persuasion, and personality.

My Story

I started speaking to audiences ten years ago, as the spokesperson and director for a national effective workplace initiative. It gave me my first real look into how both individuals and organizations struggle to evolve.

As a speaker, I like easy-to-understand concepts, with an appreciation for recurring themes. I value collective experience, so I add in demonstration, participation, humor, and whatever unexpected detour we all need.

More about me…

SPEAKING and WORKSHOPS

January 10

WORKSHOP
George Washington University
Washington DC
Public Speaking Training

February 10

SPEAKING
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – DC/VA
Reston VA
The Great Collaborator: How to Work with Anyone

February 15

WORKSHOP
Virginia Association of Realtors
Richmond VA
Spokesperson Training

February 16

WORKSHOP
Private Coaching
San Francisco CA

March 14

WORKSHOP
Metro Washington Council of Governments
Washington DC
Marketing and messaging training

March 15-28

TRAVEL
Portugal/Spain

April 19-20

CONFERENCE
ASAE XDP
National Harbor MD
Team facilitator

May 2-4

SPEAKING
SURGE Spring 2018
Virtual
Workplace Culture session

May 4

SPEAKING
Comedy Marketing Conference
Boston MA
“Balancing the Art and Science of Comedy Marketing”

May 24

EVENT
Ignite Washington DC
Washington DC
Relaunch of DC’s lightening talks chapter

June 6

TRAINING
The Wondry
Nashville TN
Presentation training

June 7

TRAINING
Tennessee Realtors
Nashville TN
Spokesperson training

June 13

SPEAKING
Apartmentalize:
Nat’l Apartment Assoc

San Diego CA
The Persuasive Spokesperson

June 26 - July 2

CONFERENCE
World Domination Summit
Portland OR
Fans and Haters: The Science of Enthusiasm

July 9-12

TRAINING
US Chamber West Institute
Los Angeles CA
Strategic Communications
Communicating Thru the Media
Innovate or Die

July 17

TRAINING
CB Hearthside
Philadelphia PA
Spokesperson and speaker training