One workshop with Grant and you’ll have no trouble identifying his favorite thing: He loves a really good question.
He’s spent plenty of time refining how to ask one. Years shaping customer experience for the globe’s most iconic technology company. Advanced studies in sociology and community studies. A constant podcast stream of the most excellent interview-based audio art. A learner by nature, with unlimited interests, Grant’s constantly in an interrogative mood. At the front of the room or at the table next to you, he’ll regularly deploy a perfectly-timed, perfectly-aimed probing query to drive you toward every question’s endgame: discovery.
Fueling that curiosity: Living a full life. Stuffed in his satchel you’ll likely find a concert stub to Jason Isbell, a dog collar for Lucy the German short-hair, an iPad full of books, and evidence of a journey in Virginia’s rugged hills. Want to know what's inspiring him now? Make him smile by stealing his trick: Ask him.
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Influence. Everybody wants more of it. But only a few know how to find it and grow it. Grant Millsaps wants you be among them.
If you want to increase buy-in from stakeholders, decrease friction when trying to move company initiatives forward, and have impact at the moment you need it most, you’ll need to capture and catalyze your hidden influence. And Grant will help you do it.
Rather than trying to mimic the influence tactics of others, Grant empowers audiences to uncover and activate the traits and characteristics they already possess. The result: transformed communications practices, dynamic collaboration, and the kind of courageous advocacy that remains true to one's values while staying alert to the attitudes and beliefs of others.
In this fresh, candid keynote, you'll be motivated to rethink the idea of influence, stretched to better understand how others are impacted by your message, and be given the tools you need to be more influential every single day of your career.
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Working for Impact
Every single day most or many of us go to "work." We perform a job. A job that is critical to our business, our family, and our communities. At face value, that job is a simple transaction between two entities. However, the jobs that we fulfill every single day are at the center of all human experience and are endlessly more complex than a daily transaction. A job done well can transform a relationship, invigorate a customer or employee, and provide value for years to come.
Over the course of his keynote, Grant Millsaps will raise your awareness around the complexity of the "jobs" you have at work and in life. He will address pressing questions you have about customer experience, employee motivation, and business partnership. Next up, a practical way to navigate that complexity to create optimal results at your workplace, with your customers, and even your family or friends.
If we are going to "work" we might as well do our jobs in such way that they have a positive impact on those around us. Grant’s keynote gives you exactly what you need to make that simple idea a reality.