Be cheerful! Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important! - Irion -

Thank you so much for participating in our All Exempt Staff Conference in Indiana last month. The feedback I have received from your presentation has been overwhelmingly positive. Your message on regenerating spirit in the workplace still resonates through our organization. Several of our managers have mandated that each of their meetings begins with three minutes of good news as a result of your recommendation.

Julie Geramanis Wilson, Regional Vice President, American Heart Association

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Barbara Glanz was instrumental in our effort to implement the human dimension of our quality improvement initiative. Barbara's special skills in communicating the importance of service excellence helped us lay the groundwork. Her unique presentation skills, along with her creative visuals, were well received by our staff.

Dorothy Wright , Director-Quality Service , BlueCross BlueShield


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Babara featured in "SCENE" magazine

Gus Mollasis interviewed Barbara Glanz in a seven page article, "Contagious Enthusiasm," in the December 2014 issue of "Scene" magazine. If you don't get Scene Magazine, you can read it online.

Barbara Glanz Communications, Inc. Selected For The 2014 Best Of Sarasota Awards For Business Consultants

Sarasota Award Program Honors the Achievement

SARASOTA November 25, 2014 -- Barbara Glanz Communication Inc has been selected for the 2014 Best of Sarasota Award in the Business Consultants category by the Sarasota Award Program.

Each year, the Sarasota Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Sarasota area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Sarasota Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Sarasota Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Sarasota Award Program

The Sarasota Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Sarasota area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Sarasota Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

Barabra speaks at Casa de Dios

Barbara spoke in front of 10,000 peopel at Casa de Dios in Guatemala City. It's the largest church in Latin America. Weren't there? You can watch a webcast.

Amazing Suncoast Woman

Barbara was featured on WWSB Chanel 7 in Sarasota, Florida. You can watch the piece on her blog or on

Barbara Works With Google

Barbara recently filmed a special project for Google, where she was chosen as their customer service expert. More details will be made available at a later date, but you can see a still from the shoot on her blog.

Barbara's Newest Book

Barbara's newest book is Priceless Gifts: Using What God’s Given You to Bless Others. It's an inspirational book about the joys of Giving and Receiving. It will touch your heart with dozens of real life, positive, low-cost or no-cost, immediately actionable ideas of things people have done for one another. This practical and useful book will help you to find many more simple, creative ways you can make a difference every day. Order yours here.

Barbara Speaks at CEO council of Tampa Bay

Barbara spoke at the CEO Council of Tampa, on "Workplaces of Passion, Purpose and Productivity" Read more on her blog.

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 a Speech and Life Coach

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.


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