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CEO Pam Gilchrist’s keynote presentation, Tsunami Success, will help your audience successfully learn how to surf the big waves of change and seize success.

Based on her research on 10 emerging socio-economic trends that are driving dramatic change in the U.S., Pam shares secrets and best practices from organizations and leaders who are forward thinking. And, she shares some personal stories about the problems with water — from sinking, to swimming to finally learning how to surf.

You can count on wit, wisdom and a fast-paced, current keynote that will keep your audience engaged and wanting more.

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Call us when you need a personal brand that can turn your profile into profit! We’re experienced. For more than a decade, we’ve helped authors and speakers successfully develop their branding and go-to-market strategies through our exclusive Speaker-Link™ program. From business planning to marketing, PR, web and social media strategies, our award-winning work will help you gain traction and grow your business.

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 It’s a big problem for businesses. Communications complexity, fueled by the explosion of social media applications and content. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the new ways to reach out and connect with customers and prospects.


There’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blogs, and on and on.


Then there’s the uncertainty. Sure … all thesocial media stuff sounnds good, but can it help the bottom-line?


To answer that question and help  solve the social media communications complexity The Gilchrist Group launched a new service today called SPEAKER-LINK™

SPEAKER-LINK helps breakthrough online clutter, increase visibility and optimize your social networking. The result: More gigs. More profit.


  1. Your online profiles are carefully set-up  with the right keywords to drive sales
  2. Your profiles are linked and optimized to gain  higher search engine rankings for blogs and websites
  3. The Gichrist Group will train and teach you what really works.


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It’s enough to get a person chirped off – isn’t it?

What’s all the Tweet about really?

Find out  in the video below on Twitter’s rapid rise in popularity by business and brand builder Pam Gilchrist, Chief Strategist & CEO, Gilchrist Group, who is presenting “TWEET THIS!” at the 2010 National Speakers Association (#NSA10) in Orlando, FL on July 20, 2010.

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President Obama’s style has been described as Catalytic Leadership. By engaging stakeholders in the process, those who may desire different outcomes can yet come to support a common solution because they were involved, included and invested. They can say “WE DID IT!

Nearly a year ago, eighth grade English teacher Roland Madore wrote on his blog: “to write [Obama] off as simply a ‘charismatic figure’ is too simplistic. His true power lies in…drawing together a variety of diverse constituencies into his decision-making process.” Whether or not you voted for President Obama, you can take cues from his 21st-century transformational leadership style.

This style of leadership embodies the tenets classic behavioral communications and link back to many of Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s principles popularized in his book Out of Crisis. Glancing back at his work makes me think: Oops!… we did it again.

RJ Eskow, who blogs at the Huffington Post, noted that “Obama’s management style resembles the classic Japanese model which embodies the concept that all humanity — all existence — is interconnected and equal. The operative word…is unity.” If Eskow is correct, Obama’s style isn’t binary, right/left, Democrat/Republican, win/lose… “His goal is group unity around the best possible realistic outcome,” says Eskow. Bottom-line: collaborate for greater innovation.

While organizations tout teamwork, many employees secretly realize that “going along to get along” is the easiest path. But for businesses to not only survive, but thrive, it is imperative to do things differently. Leadership by intimidation, hallucination and ego gratification will no longer work — and it never worked very well.

Take a cue from our new President and engage in authentic discussion and debate. Listen to opinions different from your own. And, use the technique of “crowdsourcing” to help the cream rise to the top. The best ideas will surface if you are open to receiving them. However, it is also critically important to set up a few Obama-like rules of engagement. No drama. No yelling. No finger-pointing. No grandstanding. No infighting. No leaks. Instead, take ownership. Admit mistakes. Gather intelligence. Make the quiet one’s speak up. Gain consensus. Embrace change. Delegate. Demand accountability. And move swiftly.

First identified by journalist Jeff Howe in a June 2006 Wired magazine article, “crowdsourcing” describes the process by which the power of the many can be leveraged to accomplish feats that were once the province of the specialized few.

Howe reveals that the crowd is more than wise — it’s talented, creative and stunningly productive. “Crowdsourcing activates the transformative power of today’s technology, liberating the latent potential within us all. It’s a perfect meritocracy, where age, gender, race, education and job history no longer matter, where the quality of work is all that counts and every field is open to people of every imaginable background… But crowdsourcing has also triggered a dramatic shift in the way work is organized, talent employed, research conducted and products made and marketed,” explains Howe.

Will these leadership techniques be disruptive? Yes. Isn’t your status quo already disrupted? Then, it’s a no-brainer to try something new.

Embrace Catalytic Leadership.

The results might surprise you.


This article originally appeared in the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Magazine