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Mr. Shaw

Haydn Shaw

Senior Consultant, Franklin Covey

A master presenter with FranklinCovey, Haydn Shaw has delivered hundreds of convention keynotes or small, off-site workshops. Known for taking groups from hilarity to deep reflection, he combines rich content with use-tomorrow tools. His work makes an impact because he does his homework, customizing each speech, workshop or consultation so that they drive results. He has worked with more than 1,000 business, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations. He speaks and consults in excess of 160 days each year to clients who consistently invite him back. As a result, Mr. Shaw connects with virtually any group in any industry, and brings practical and inspiring examples from the boardroom and the front line. Hailed as a 'leadership guru' by the Washington Post, Mr. Shaw has worked as a senior consultant with FranklinCovey for over twenty years. Mr. Shaw is also one of five FranklinCovey consultants featured in the prominent Leading Authorities and Premiere Speaker's Bureaus. He is one of a handful of consultants in FranklinCovey to win the Chairman's Award, and the results from his long term organizational development and change projects have been written up in case studies. He is also the author of Sticking Points: 'How to Get Four Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart' to be released August 1, 2013. Mr. Shaw specializes in leadership and management development, change management, generational differences, and personal productivity. One of the designers of FranklinCovey's signature leadership workshop, he specializes in leadership effectiveness and development, helping both organizations and leaders spend more time leading and less time managing. Mr. Shaw has taught 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' more than 1,000 times and is still as excited today as he was when he started about how it combines principles of effectiveness with practical tools. After years of helping leaders navigate change, Mr. Shaw developed his advice into workshops to provide real-world, practical tools for leaders in the Through the 6 Change Reactions and all employees in the 'Understanding The 6 Change Reactions: Making Change Faster and Easier for All of Us'. Mr. Shaw heads up FranklinCovey's work with Generations. He is the author of 'Leading Across Generations®', FranklinCovey's best-selling workshop and two-hour webinar as well as their *Working Across Generations workshop* for all employees. He has delivered his hilarious keynote speeches on generations to thousands around the world. Personal Productivity. He has helped over 100,000 people discover what matters most, manage their time and energy, and deal with the overwhelming flow of information. Follow Mr. Shaw's blog at http://mygenerationalcoach.com.

Mr. Shaw can be contacted at 815-469-2617 or haydn.shaw@franklincovey.com

Coming up in September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.