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Get actionable leadership tips in roughly 2 minutes from Leadership Keynote Speaker and Productivity Expert, Ken Okel.

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tips for a virtual master of ceremonies

As more companies and associations move their meetings online, you’ll profit from these tips for a virtual master of ceremonies. This is a position that needs to do a little bit of everything as you help the meeting stay on time and keep attendees engaged. You’ll pick up some best practices and some mistakes to avoid in this week’s episode of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. And here’s the download link I mentioned for the special resource. About Ken Okel As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your business right away. It’s all about making you more effective and productive, and teaching you how to get more done at work, or tips for a virtual master of ceremonies. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts so you’ll never miss an episode of this podcast. Every week you’ll receive a quick tip designed to change the way you deal with challenges on the job. If you enjoy the 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast, subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Just click the image below. If you like the way Ken thinks you also might enjoy his YouTube channel. While there you can check out clips of some of his professional speaking presentations and his famous Paper Hat team building exercise, which is a great way to improve employee engagement. And Ken does virtual presentations. Want to Perform Better at Work? Check out these Articles: * Has COVID-19 made you a micromanager? * How to Ask Better Questions * Need Help with Collaboration? * How to Break Bad Habits at Work * Starbucks Couldn’t Make Coffee

12 MIN3 d ago
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tips for a virtual master of ceremonies

New Employee Training Tips

Now may be the time when you need to grow your workforce but before you hold your first interview, consider these new employee training tips. Simply putting more bodies in your business could backfire if people don’t know what they’re supposed to do. Good training assures you that high standards will be maintained and customers will stay happy. Don’t miss these actionable tips in this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minut...

3 MIN1 w ago
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New Employee Training Tips

Beware of Big Ideas at Work

While COVID-19 has forced many leaders to innovate, you may want to beware of big ideas at work. Sometimes the rush to change can lead to problems you never considered. For a man named Barry, it was a situation where he thought he had discovered marketing gold. Find out what went wrong for him and how you can protect your big plans in this week’s episode of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick...

4 MIN2 w ago
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Beware of Big Ideas at Work

Adjusting to Change at Work

For many leaders, it’s a time of adjusting to change at work. COVID-19 has created countless challenges to businesses and many will require new solutions. When you’re in the middle of this storm of uncertainty, how do you plan a new course? Find out some actionable tips in this week’s episode of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your busin...

3 MIN3 w ago
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Adjusting to Change at Work

Business Leaders Need Flexibility

At a time of uncertainty, business leaders need flexibility. COVID-19 has created daily and ongoing challenges that may require a new playbook at work. What are some of the qualities that can set you apart, as you adjust to new professional realities? Find out some actionable tips in this week’s episode of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in y...

4 MINJUL 15
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Business Leaders Need Flexibility

Effective COVID19 Employee Communication

As a leader, you want to have effective COVID19 employee communication. Otherwise, new initiatives or safety guidelines could be lost or not implemented correctly. During the challenges of the global pandemic, can you risk not being clear or heard? Learn some good employee communication tips in this week’s episode of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your ...

4 MINJUL 8
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Effective COVID19 Employee Communication

Sharing Feedback During COVID19

For leaders, your ability, when it comes to sharing feedback during COVID19, will be very important. As businesses change, as a result of the pandemic, employees will need to know what to do, how they can do it better, and why they’re being asked to change. These important steps can be lost during busy times, as leaders have to adapt to unexpected changes, like working from home. Find out some actionable solutions to keep your team strong in this week’s episode of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…i...

3 MINJUL 1
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Sharing Feedback During COVID19

How to Work in Uncertain Times

While there’s no one game plan you should follow, leaders need to think about how to work in uncertain times. You have limited time and resources to make what are likely big decisions. What are the things you focus on and what should you ignore? Get some actionable tips in this week’s episode of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your busine...

4 MINJUN 24
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How to Work in Uncertain Times

Getting Through Stressful Days

COVID-19 had changed our lives in many ways and you may find yourself needing some tips for getting through stressful days. After all, many treasured routines are either gone or not coming back for a while. In the chaos of uncertainty, you can find some serenity. You’ll learn several actionable strategies for managing stress in this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that...

3 MINJUN 17
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Getting Through Stressful Days

Saying Thank You to Your Employees

During stressful times, it’s important to understand the value of saying thank you to your employees. While you may feel the appreciation, you may not say it, simple because you’re overwhelmed with other tasks. I think there are several reasons why now is the right time to give thanks. One is that it may result in increased employee engagement. Find out more in this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick ...

4 MINJUN 10
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Saying Thank You to Your Employees

Latest Episodes

tips for a virtual master of ceremonies

As more companies and associations move their meetings online, you’ll profit from these tips for a virtual master of ceremonies. This is a position that needs to do a little bit of everything as you help the meeting stay on time and keep attendees engaged. You’ll pick up some best practices and some mistakes to avoid in this week’s episode of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. And here’s the download link I mentioned for the special resource. About Ken Okel As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your business right away. It’s all about making you more effective and productive, and teaching you how to get more done at work, or tips for a virtual master of ceremonies. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts so you’ll never miss an episode of this podcast. Every week you’ll receive a quick tip designed to change the way you deal with challenges on the job. If you enjoy the 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast, subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Just click the image below. If you like the way Ken thinks you also might enjoy his YouTube channel. While there you can check out clips of some of his professional speaking presentations and his famous Paper Hat team building exercise, which is a great way to improve employee engagement. And Ken does virtual presentations. Want to Perform Better at Work? Check out these Articles: * Has COVID-19 made you a micromanager? * How to Ask Better Questions * Need Help with Collaboration? * How to Break Bad Habits at Work * Starbucks Couldn’t Make Coffee

12 MIN3 d ago
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tips for a virtual master of ceremonies

New Employee Training Tips

Now may be the time when you need to grow your workforce but before you hold your first interview, consider these new employee training tips. Simply putting more bodies in your business could backfire if people don’t know what they’re supposed to do. Good training assures you that high standards will be maintained and customers will stay happy. Don’t miss these actionable tips in this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minut...

3 MIN1 w ago
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New Employee Training Tips

Beware of Big Ideas at Work

While COVID-19 has forced many leaders to innovate, you may want to beware of big ideas at work. Sometimes the rush to change can lead to problems you never considered. For a man named Barry, it was a situation where he thought he had discovered marketing gold. Find out what went wrong for him and how you can protect your big plans in this week’s episode of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick...

4 MIN2 w ago
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Beware of Big Ideas at Work

Adjusting to Change at Work

For many leaders, it’s a time of adjusting to change at work. COVID-19 has created countless challenges to businesses and many will require new solutions. When you’re in the middle of this storm of uncertainty, how do you plan a new course? Find out some actionable tips in this week’s episode of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your busin...

3 MIN3 w ago
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Adjusting to Change at Work

Business Leaders Need Flexibility

At a time of uncertainty, business leaders need flexibility. COVID-19 has created daily and ongoing challenges that may require a new playbook at work. What are some of the qualities that can set you apart, as you adjust to new professional realities? Find out some actionable tips in this week’s episode of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in y...

4 MINJUL 15
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Business Leaders Need Flexibility

Effective COVID19 Employee Communication

As a leader, you want to have effective COVID19 employee communication. Otherwise, new initiatives or safety guidelines could be lost or not implemented correctly. During the challenges of the global pandemic, can you risk not being clear or heard? Learn some good employee communication tips in this week’s episode of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your ...

4 MINJUL 8
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Effective COVID19 Employee Communication

Sharing Feedback During COVID19

For leaders, your ability, when it comes to sharing feedback during COVID19, will be very important. As businesses change, as a result of the pandemic, employees will need to know what to do, how they can do it better, and why they’re being asked to change. These important steps can be lost during busy times, as leaders have to adapt to unexpected changes, like working from home. Find out some actionable solutions to keep your team strong in this week’s episode of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…i...

3 MINJUL 1
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Sharing Feedback During COVID19

How to Work in Uncertain Times

While there’s no one game plan you should follow, leaders need to think about how to work in uncertain times. You have limited time and resources to make what are likely big decisions. What are the things you focus on and what should you ignore? Get some actionable tips in this week’s episode of The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that you can use on the job or in your busine...

4 MINJUN 24
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How to Work in Uncertain Times

Getting Through Stressful Days

COVID-19 had changed our lives in many ways and you may find yourself needing some tips for getting through stressful days. After all, many treasured routines are either gone or not coming back for a while. In the chaos of uncertainty, you can find some serenity. You’ll learn several actionable strategies for managing stress in this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. About Ken Okel As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick leadership tips that...

3 MINJUN 17
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Getting Through Stressful Days

Saying Thank You to Your Employees

During stressful times, it’s important to understand the value of saying thank you to your employees. While you may feel the appreciation, you may not say it, simple because you’re overwhelmed with other tasks. I think there are several reasons why now is the right time to give thanks. One is that it may result in increased employee engagement. Find out more in this week’s 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast. As a Motivational Keynote Speaker, Ken Okel works with leaders and organizations to boost productivity, performance, and profits. At conferences, conventions, and company meetings, he engages audiences with new ways to maximize their time at work. To see a sample of his keynote and workshop presentations, visit: https://www.kenokel.com/videos/ And sometimes he leads groups in his paper hat exercise, a great way to learn about how your react to an unexpected challenge. More than a meeting…it’s an experience. The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast The 2 Minute Takeaway Podcast gives you quick ...

4 MINJUN 10
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Saying Thank You to Your Employees
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