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Executive and Professional Audiences:
    Professional Success Through Time Management
    Time management should never be your goal. It should simply be a conduit to free up the time, money and resources needed to drive personal and organizational success.
    This talk, based on my #1 Amazon bestselling book, “Productivity Driven Success” and related TEDx Talk, will widen your perspective on time management and productivity enhancement. The advanced time management techniques in this talk include:
    • The 4 Zones of Personal Productivity
    • Near-Time Far-Time
    • Management Time Versus Worker Time
    • Time Management for Meetings

    Eric Bloom, combines these interrelated concepts into actionable techniques that you can immediately use upon your return to the office, that both enhance your personal productivity and help drive organizational efficiency and growth.

IT Audiences:
    Leadership Skills for Project Managers and Scrum Masters
    As quoted in PMI’s description of the PMI Talent Triangle:

      “In today’s increasingly complex and competitive global marketplace, technical skills are simply not enough. Companies are seeking added skills in leadership and business intelligence to support longer-range strategic objectives that contribute to the bottom line.
      The ideal skill set – the PMI Talent Triangle – is a combination of technical, leadership, and strategic business management expertise. To stay relevant and competitive, you must develop these employer-demanded skills.”

    Scrum Master and Project Managers alike need specialized skills, such as leadership, negotiation, team building, influence and more. They must also have the ability to think strategically, resolve conflicts, facilitate change, communicate effectively with multiple professional disciplines, and perform other related activities.
    This talk outlines the types of interpersonal and business skills needed to enhance team harmony, maximize productivity and facilitate the teamwork needed to ensure project success and enrich professional growth.

    IIBA Underlying Soft Skills Competencies
    As described in the Business Analyst Book of Knowledge (BABOK), there are several underlying soft skills competencies which support and enhance the practice of business analysis.
    This talk outlines the types of competencies needed to help ensure the success of current and future Business Analysts, including behavioral characteristics, communication skills, interaction skills, analytical thinking and problem solving.

    10 IT Megatrends that Can Make or Break Your Company and Your Career
    Internet of Things, big data, digital transformation, 3D printing, phygital, mobility, social media, cloud computing and other IT megatrends are continuing to change the corporate competitive landscape, the role of corporate computing, and the skill sets needed to stay competitive in today's job market. Each of these leading technologies has different business purposes, success criteria, required skill sets and ramifications on your organizational and professional success.
    IT organizations must continue flawless execution of the existing technical infrastructure, while simultaneously preparing the company to employ one or more of these new technologies to enhance for competitive advantage.

    Building Your Professional Brand: A 5 Step Process to Professional Success
    Whether you are looking for a job, pushing for a promotion, trying to start your own company, or looking for a date to your sister's wedding, a strong professional (or personal) brand can help. This presentation can help you with the three listed professional goals. Regarding your sister's wedding, you're on your own.
    The first aspect of your professional brand is your reputation in the job market and workplace. The second aspect of your professional brand is your credentials, skills, experiences, etc. This talk discusses both types of professional branding, now to build them, and how to use them to your advantage.


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