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Jeff Tobe CSP
"The Guru of Creativity"
Jeff TobeExpertise: Change Management • Creative Problem Solving • Innovation • Creative Marketing • Sales Techniques • Leadership • Communication • Teambuilding
Fee Range: $5,000 to $10,000
Location: Pennsylvania
If your group would enjoy and benefit from a high-energy, humorous and memorable outside-the-lines speaker - then Jeff Tobe should be invited to your next meeting. Certified Speaking Professional Jeff Tobe presents more than 100 programs a year to organizations that need to stay ahead of their marketplace. Jeff's background as an award-winning sales and marketing entrepreneur, has made him the leading authority on change and creativity-in-business.

Insider Magazine recently dubbed him "The Guru of Creativity". Readers of Convention and Meetings Magazine voted Jeff, "one of the top 15 speakers in North America for 2001". In Jeff Tobe's signature Coloring Outside the Lines™ style, he will teach your organization that to grow, and increase your bottom line, you must first implement strategies that have a fresh approach. Jeff's upbeat, participatory and fun sessions will teach your attendees how to find a fresh approach to your industry.
Jeff Tobe has helped thousands "get outside of their comfort zones" to find new ways of approaching their specific industry or personal challenges. His client list reads like a Who's Who in Corporate America and Canada and includes: Kraft Foods, IBM International, Pepsi Co., Chase Manhattan, SunLife and many others. Jeff Tobe owned his own promotional business for over 10 years. During his last three years in that business, he won five INTERNATIONAL GOLDEN PYRAMID AWARDS for creativity in promotions.

Jeff is the Primary Colorer at Coloring Outside the Lines. He is also one of only 350 speakers worldwide to have earned the designation of Certified Speaking Professional, the highest accreditation of the National Speakers Association. Less than eight-percent of all National Speakers Association members hold this designation.

Tobe believes in the power of creativity to manage the change that is inevitable with innovation and to look at what one does from an entirely new perspective. He helps participants to not merely cope with transition, but creatively embrace, initiate and thrive from it.

Jeff is the author of the best selling book "Coloring Outside the Lines; Business Thoughts on Creativity, Sales & Marketing" (deletion). He is also the co-author of the business books, "The Sales Coach" and "The Communication Coach". (tm)

Jeff Tobe's programs have been called both "captivating" and "contagious ". His original and innovative concepts will motivate your participants to rise to and exceed their potential. If your organization needs to learn critical career skills for your increasingly competitive marketplace, AND if you want your group to have FUN doing it, then join Certified Speaking Professional Jeff Tobe in Coloring Outside the Lines™.

PROGRAMS:

COLORING OUTSIDE THE LINES
Helps participants, not only manage change but to thrive from it creatively. This high-energy, participatory, humorous 'signature' keynote or workshop has received outstanding reviews from diverse audiences around the world. Certified Speaking Professional, Jeff Tobe, asks "what makes you different than anyone else out there? " Attendees tackle the issues of VALUE vs. THE PERCEIVED COST of working with you. Tobe offers techniques to getting 'internal' and 'external' clients to buy into your innovative ideas when you do develop them. He addresses the concept of seeing the world through their eyes-from their perspective! Most important, his sessions are upbeat, interactive and FUN!

Join Jeff to learn:
  • How to spark innovative thinking-in yourself and others.
  • How to re-define the challenges we face every day.
  • Motives for being more creative in your professional and personal life.
  • Techniques to effectively manage the change that comes with innovation.
  • How to tap your creativity to challenge your existing "boundaries".
  • How to see the world through your internal and external clients' filters.
  • How to give yourself an Alternative Solution Kick when you think you have the right answer
OUTSIDE THE LINES MARKETING
Jeff Tobe will challenge your attendees to step outside of their comfort zone in positioning your organization, your services or your products to give you maximum exposure and the competitive edge for which we all strive in this crazy marketplace. This high-energy, fast paced, humorous marketing workshop has received outstanding reviews from organizations around the globe. In it Jeff shares how to create a marketing "blueprint" that applies to any sized organization. He then takes participants through a 5-step process of re-evaluating their marketing and advertising techniques. Finally, Tobe will share many of his 101 secrets to gaining marketing prowess and increase your bottom line.

Participants will be able to:
  • Agree on what they really do for a living.
  • Discuss the benefits to increasing their presence with their market.
  • Analyze the difference between sales and marketing.
  • Review the advantages to having a written marketing plan.
  • Develop the blueprint of a marketing plan for their businesses.
  • Discuss on-line marketing; analyze effective strategies for their organization.
  • Choose between 25+ creative marketing techniques that get them recognized in the marketplace.
  • Look at un-traditional ways to market on a shoestring budget.
  • Discuss ways to be more creative in their marketing mix.
CREATIVE TEAM BUILDING
Effective teams increase workplace morale and productivity. Teams that are innovative make fewer mistakes, save money and are more efficient. A recent study of 160 top global companies revealed that within a decade the greatest influence would not come from an individual but from a team. The number one challenge that teams face is that they have trouble blending together because of varying degrees of knowledge and skills held by the team members. Jeff Tobe's creative team building fosters group collaboration. His fun and participatory session teaches the lesson that all contributions are important to the whole team. Jeff explores the creation of interdependence in teams and how the most powerful teams foster self-motivation among their members. In the end, everyone realizes that the best teams do not have one great leader, but instead are a team of leaders.

Join Jeff to learn:
  • The 4 myths about motivation in a team atmosphere.
  • What happens when we don't get input from all team members.
  • The power of shared team responsibility.
  • The decision-making process made easy-even when you are under time pressure.
  • Some teambuilding techniques to bring your people together as a cohesive unit as quickly as possible.
Jeff also develops customized teambuilding events for any organization. If you want your people to 'experience' teambuilding in an outside-the-lines environment, contact us about your next teambuilding event.

Client Testimonials:
"Your presentation to the UTC in Minneapolis last week received the highest ratings of any speaker -- past and present. I never tire of COLORING with you and I am happy we were able to work together still another time."
-- Suzanne Scammerhorn Marketing Communications Specialist Alcatel Network Systems, Richardson TX

"I was confident of your presentation skills, but what impressed me most is your ability to work with such frenzied meeting planners and event coordinators like us!!.. I appreciate the extra time you spent customizing your message by interviewing a lot of the attendees prior to the meeting."
-- Wendy S. Shapiro Director of Education & Special Events Int'l Assn. of Convention & Visitor Bureaus, Washington D.C.

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