Barbara Speaking at SHRM 2012 Conference in Atlanta
Barbara will be speaking for the 16th time at the national Society for Human Resource Management conference June 26 in Atlanta. It has been her honor to have been asked to present there since 1997, and she has often been rated one of their top ten speakers. This year Barbara is speaking on “CARE Packages for the Workplace - Dozens of Little Things You Can Do to Regenerate Spirit at Work.” Barbara's session will take place on Tuesday, June 26th, from 2:15-3:30pm in the Georgia World Congress Center. The conference draws over 15,000 HR leaders from around the world. Read more information about Barbara's session.
Barbara Honored with the CANDL Foundation Light Award
On May 2, 2012, in Huntsville, Alabama, Barbara was presented with the highest award given by the CANDL Foundation, the CANDL Light Award. It is given to a person "For a Life of Letting Her Light Shine to the Glory of God." Other recipients have been Mrs. Norman Vincent Peale, Mr. S.Truett Cathy, Dr. June Scobee Rogers, and Mr. Ken Medema.
Barbara Quoted and "The Simple Truths of Appreciation" Reviewed in Quintessence, a Kaiser Permanente Publication
Both a summary of Barbara's Opening Keynote speech, "Spreading Contagious Enthusiasm™--Creating Workplaces of Passion, Purpose, and Productivity," at the Advanced Practice Symposium in Pasadena, CA, and a review of her book, "The Simple Truths of Appreciation -- How Each of Us Can Choose to Make a Difference," were included in the latest Kaiser Permanente publication, Quintessence. This magazine is the Kaiser Southern California publication for all Certified Nurse-Midwives, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants. They quote her powerful statement, "It doesn't matter what your individual jobs are, you represent Kaiser Permanente. Whether you are a receptionist, a medical assistant, an advanced practice provider, or a physician, Kaiser Permanente will be a little better place, or not quite as good, because of YOU!" You can read these full stories on Barbara's blog,
Barbara one of SHRM's Top 20 Bestselling Books.
Barbara’s book “180 Ways to Spread Contagious Enthusiasm™” is one of the Top 20 bestselling books of Spring 2012 for the Society for Human Resource Management Association. SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries.
SHRM is a globally recognized authority whose voice is heard on the most pressing people management issues of the day. See why so many of their members chose Barbara’s book to inspire their organizations:
“Happy workers will be more productive workers! In this heartwarming handbook, Barbara Glanz gives you dozens of morale-boosting ideas to help you bring more kindness, communication, respect, and appreciation to the place where you work. Whether you are an employee or a manager, you can learn to ‘spread your contagious enthusiasm™’ and make a difference every single day!”
To read more about this book and to order your copies of “180 Ways to Spread Contagious Enthusiasm™, click here.
Barbara Is Now Doing Speech and Life Coaching
Because so many people have asked Barbara for specialized help in their speaking and writing efforts over the past few years, she has decided to offer her services as a coach, either short or long term. Since the person IS their message, this coaching may also include some life skills if requested.
This experience may include any or all of the following:
- Exploration of life experiences and life stories and their application to your message
- Finding your purpose and developing a personal mission statement
- Determining your “Brand” / differentiating yourself
- Speech creation and writing
- Understanding and applying the principles of Adult Learning to your work
- Platform technique and execution
- Guidance in writing and publishing a book
- Understanding the speaking business
Barbara Inducted into Speaker Hall of Fame!
On August 2, 2011, Barbara was honored. thrilled, and humbled to be inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame in Anaheim, California, at the National Speakers Association convention. There are only 120 members in the world, including Art Linkletter, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Zig Ziglar, Og Mandino and Ken Blanchard. The current members select and vote for the new members, thus the name “Council of Peers Award of Excellence”. Just five people are chosen each year. This year’s amazing recipients were Chad Hymas, Victoria Labalme, Mike Rayburn, Dan Thurmon, (and me)! All her children and two of her grandchildren were there and many, many precious friends, so it was truly a “night to remember!” Read more here or watch her acceptance speech here.
The Best Keynoters — Meetings & Conventions Magazine July 2010
Barbara was honored and thrilled to be voted by meeting planners as “one of the best keynote presenters ever heard or used!” in the July edition of Meetngs & Conventions Magazine. Other names on the list included Bill Gates, Rudy Giuliani and Al Gore.
Get the whole story over here.
Barbara Contributes to new book published by NSA.
Barbara is thrilled to be one of thirty-four NSA members who have shared their expertise and knowledge in a new book from the National Speakers Association (NSA) entitled, Paid to Speak. Barbara's contribution to the book, Chapter 23: "How to Write a Compelling Book Proposal," is based on her experience of publishing eleven books with five different major publishers.
Covering every aspect of launching, building, and maintaining a successful speaking career, Paid to Speak is a must-read for professional speakers--whether keynote speaker, motivator, coach, trainer, facilitator, or consultant--as well as those aspiring to a speaking career. Thirty-four working NSA members who have built thriving speaking businesses weigh in with valuable insights and proven strategies on a gamut of topics, making Paid to Speak essential to any speaker's list of reference materials.
Barbara Quoted in an Article in Metro New York
Barbara is quoted in this wonderful article entitled, “Whistle While You Work,” by Drew Hinshaw in the Metro New York paper this past weekend. Click here to read the article.
Barbara receives distinguished “Legends” award
This past weekend Barbara Glanz, one of 554 Certified Speaking Professionals worldwide and a resident of Sarasota, Florida, receied the distinguished “Legends” award at the 23rd Annual Veteran Speakers Retreat at the Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, PA.
The criteria for selection for the “Legends – A Lifetime Achievement Award” is that each honoree must have outstanding national/international stature, have a minimum of 20 years as a professional speaker, and have made unique contributions to the speaking profession.
For more pictures and information, check it out on Barbara's Blog.
Barbara featured in Style Magazine.
Style magazine, a publication of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, recently featured Barbara in “At Lunch,” a monthly interview with Ruth Lando at a local restaurant. In her article Ruth shares some lessons she learned from Barbara. One of these is how Barbara utilizes her speaking to help make others aware of the choices they have in every interaction and how they can positively impact others around them – in the workplace or in daily life. Barbara tells of some of her world travels and how even through difficult times, she has learned not to let others control her behavior and how she responds. What a valuable lesson worth applying in one’s own life!
Barbara featured in Meeting Planners Guide
Barbara was recently featured in the Meeting Planners’ Guide special edition of the Gulf Coast Business Review in June 2010. She was interviewed by Heidi Kurpiela for an article entitled, “Make Your Presentations Sizzle”. As one of the top keynote speakers in the United States and the first speaker on record to speak on all 7 continents, she shares some of her best practice ideas to impact and engage your audiences. She also conveys one of the most powerful ways she is able to connect with participants through living her personal motto: “Spreading Contagious Enthusiasm™”!
Barbara’s article, “Grief: Can Anything Help?,” is featured in Plus: The Power of Faith, a Guideposts Publication June/July 2010. The article is excerpted from What Can I Do? By Barbara Glanz, published in 2007 by Augsburg Fortress, and available for purchase here.
BARBARA'S MOST RECENT WEBINAR A HUGE SUCCESS!
On Monday, March 8, Barbara presented a webinar for Recognition Professionals International entitled CARE Packages for the Workplace — Dozens of Little Things You Can Do to Regenerate Spirit at Work.
Barbara spoke to an audience of over 1000 on ‘the neglected "human" element in organizations that can often get lost in the midst of deadlines, timelines, and bottom lines.’
Find out more by clicking here..
NEW PROGRAM ON CHANGE:
“Exhausted, Confused and Ticked Off — Hope for a New Beginning When CHANGE Has Done You In”!
Clients are loving Barbara’s new program, and it really fits into what is happening in our economy. Learn more about Barbara's new program.
Barbara Interviewed with Ken Blanchard
Barbara was interviewed with Ken Blanchard, the co-author of the famous “One Minute Manager” and probably the best known and loved business and leadership guru today, during his 70'th birthday party with all of his co-authors.
Watch the video on Barbara's blog.
Many people have ask Barbara howshe met and became friends with the famous Ken Blanchard. Fnd out the answer in this video.
BARBARA EMCEES GUIDEPOSTS NATIONAL MEETING
Last November, Barbara was privileged to emcee for the Guideposts National Meeting in Dana Point, California.
Brian Porter, the President of Guideposts Foundation, said this about their national meeting: “The Guideposts Gathering in November was tremendously successful. Our emcee was Barbara Glanz, who did an outstanding job. We were grateful for the tone she set for each session by suggesting a theme or key words–Gratitude, Appreciation, Joy, and Enthusiasm.”
See more pictures from the Guideposts National Meeting on Barbara's Blog.
BARBARA SELECTED AS A”LEGEND OF THE SPEAKING PROFESSION”
Barbara is honored to be selected for the Class of 2010 “Legends of the Speaking Profession” at the Veteran Speakers Retreat to be held in August 2010 in Pennsylvania. Speaker Naomi Rhode, a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, will introduce Barbara. Other honorees and their introducers include Larry Baker (George Morrisey), Gil Eagles (Robert Mayer Evans), Jim Rhode (Ed Scannell), Manny Steil (Michael Aun) and, posthumously, Bill Brooks (acceptance by Jeb Brooks, introduction tentatively by Tony Alessandra and Jim Cathcart) and Ray Pelletier (Gayle Carson).
BARBARA HONORED ON THE COVER OF “WEST COAST WOMAN”
Barbara is featured as the cover story in the December issue of “West Coast Woman” magazine, in an interview with Carol Darling. View the article in the archives of West Coast Woman, or download the article directly.
BARBARA FEATURED ON ILEARNING GLOBAL’S MILLIONAIRE MENTOR SESSION
Barbara was the featured speaker on iLearningGlobal’s Millionaire Mentor Session on Saturday, November 14, speaking on the topic “You CAN Make a Difference.” Read more and listen to the interview by visiting here.
NEW SERVICE OFFERED—
HIRE BARBARA TO BE THE EMCEE AT YOUR NEXT MEETING!
I have just started doing some Emceeing for several large clients like Guideposts, and I am LOVING it! I have developed a “theme within their theme” for each of the general sessions for about five minutes that really facilitate community within the group. i have also requested that when I introduce someone, they tell me something fun and personal about themselves instead of all the “business” stuff that everyone already has in their binders. This, too, has added warmth and bonding within very diverse groups who often do not know one another. In groups that already work together, these additions have created a deeper trust level as well as a lot of fun, so the attendees become much more engaged in the meeting itself as well as developing a new level of community and sharing.
One of my strengths in presenting is that through my own authenticity and creativity, I am able to create a level of trust and caring as well as a sense of joy and openness. I have long seen this happen in my keynotes and workshops; however, I did not realize it would translate into Emceeing until I had the privilege of working with the Guideposts gathering.
Brian Porter, the President of Guideposts Foundation, said this about their national meeting,"The Guideposts Gathering in November was tremendously successful. Our emcee was Barbara Glanz, who did an outstanding job. We were grateful for the tone she set for each session by suggesting a theme or key words--Gratitude, Appreciation, Joy, and Enthusiasm." I truly was the encouraging spirit that brought everyone together .....and I loved it! ;-) It was my motto of “Spreading Contagious Enthusiasm™ in action.
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Barbara was a guest on Lauron Sonnier’s debut show, “Standing Out” on Voice America in October 2009.
You may access the show here.
BARBARA FEATURED IN NEW BOOK
Barbara’s article, “A Choice in Every Interaction” is featured in a new book, Who’s Your Gladys?, by Marilyn Suttle and Lori Jo Vest. Find out more about the book, and about Barbara’s featured article, by visiting here.