From Inspirational Speakers
When a person talks from actual experience, or having integrated knowledge into their muscle memory from study and application, they speak from a place like none other: of authenticity and integrity. And audiences sit up and take note.
These kinds of motivational talks not only entertain and inspire, they teach, shed light on what’s possible and challenge you to take action in your own situations.
Here are some of the Keynote Talks I enjoy sharing with audiences in boardrooms, classrooms, conference podiums, on stage platforms and online.
+How to Reject Rejection
And it can lead us to stop being proactive, to disengage, and we can find ourselves just sitting behind our desks, appearing to work, but not being productive at all.
All because someone said no.
Telana, in this hour long keynote, shares ideas from the cognitive behavioural sciences and the latest research around the mindset that leads to shrinking from rejection, and its counter way of thinking, that leads to learning from rejection and getting right back out there, to continue playing big and being bold.
Learn how to reject rejection and overcome the fear of failure, and instead be unstoppable!
Keywords: Mindset, fear of failure, rejection, sales, feedback, self worth, play big, be bold
Aimed at: Sales Teams, Executives, Managers, Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Pioneers, Business Owners, Public Speakers
Audiences of this keynote talk to date include:
- The Peer Group
- Songhai Corporate Travel
“Before your talk I found it hard to do cold calling due to the amount of rejection. I used to take rejection so personally that I sometimes couldn’t even continue making calls after what I considered a harsh rejection which impacted on my targets. After your talk, I have learned to brush rejection aside and carry on doing my job. It has given me so much confidence that I am now starting to double the number of cold calls I make in a week. I would definitely recommend your services to colleagues and friends.”
- Thulani Cele
Business Development Executive at Songhai Corporate Travel
+The Complexities of Communication
Telana Simpson explores a practical model that will help people understand the complexity of communication, and more importantly, how to apply all these aspects to their own lives, personally and professionally
+Busting the Biggest Self Esteem Myth
Telana is on a Mission to bust this big Myth that we’ve been conditioned to believe about how to define our sense of self worth. From her extensive coaching experience and research, she has found how to explain that if we want to successfully dream big, takes steps towards our goals, go for the promotion, speak up in meetings, deal with conflict, handle family matters, run a business, and even find love, busting this myth is the difference that makes all the difference. It also sets a foundation to raise children with a healthy self esteem.
Have the way you think about your self worth and contribution to work and the world, flipped on its head, and encounter a different experience of life, feeling freer to be yourself and not live a life of anxiety and regrets.
Telana is sharing this message with everyone: in every classroom, boardroom and bedroom. Is yours next?
Business Keynote Talk Variations:
This myth around self esteem shows up in the corporate and business world. Variations of this keynote include:
- How to Reject Rejection … more info here.
- The Magical Gold Dust of Sisterhood
From the “Pull her Down” Syndrome to celebrating women (aimed at women in business).
- What CEO’s are afraid of - Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome . . . more info here.
- Why we battle to self promote- The Neuro-Semantics of Effective Networking Skills.
Some audiences to date include:
- GIBS – Gordon Institute of Business Science, ‘Women as Leaders’ Programme
- Fabulous Woman Magazine
- Good Morning Africa interview
- SA FM – interview with Ben Rikhotso
- Oprah Magazine South Africa
- The Peer Group
- Songhai Corporate Travel
- Sun International – Dreams
“Before your talk (“How to Reject Rejection”) I found it hard to do cold calling due to the amount of rejection. I used to take rejection so personally that I sometimes couldn’t even continue making calls after what I considered a harsh rejection which impacted on my targets. After your talk, I have learned to brush rejection aside and carry on doing my job. It has given me so much confidence that I am now starting to double the number of cold calls I make in a week. I would definitely recommend your services to colleagues and friends. ”
- Thulani Cele, Business Development Executive at Songhai Corporate Travel
Telana Simpson is turning a single matchstick into an office to help start-up entrepreneurs. This is her story.
+What CEO’s are afraid of, and what can be done about it
- Are you plagued with self doubt and feel undeserving, even though you are seen as successful?
- Do you credit your accomplishments to luck?
- Do you hold back from advanced positions, going for that promotion, taking risks?
While few talk about it, most achievers feel the pangs of deep fears of being found out, of being a fraud. This phenomenon, known as the Imposter Syndrome, makes the workplace a confidence desert, and leads to defensive behaviours and holding back. It impacts decision making and communication negatively, and creates high internal stress levels and feeds the fear of failure.
Hear about what you can do to overcome these hidden fears, as well as bust the biggest myth that perpetuates this Syndrome.
Telana shares, in this tailored talk her, ideas on how to deal with self doubt and emotions, build confidence, see failure as feedback, speak up and have honest conversations that count, and become an authentic, empowered leader.
Aimed at: Executives, Managers, Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Pioneers