Special Offer for Chambers of Commerce

I have a proposal for you. I think we can create a win-win arrangement where we both get what we need.

I will provide my services for free in exchange for your helping me record footage of the event for my use in a series of promotional videos.

Your Needs

As a chamber of commerce, you are charged with providing resources to your members that assist them in a variety of ways, all in an effort to help them start, grow and improve their businesses and organizations.

In addition to providing advocacy and education to policy makers on behalf of your members, your calendar of chamber events includes speakers and workshops that provide members with the opportunity to develop skills in decision-making, marketing, professionalism, problem-solving, capacity building and employee recruitment & retention, just to name a few. I believe I can provide presentations that meet your need to offer your members and their staff the personal and professional development opportunities they need and desire.

I have been in your shoes 

 

Prior to becoming a provider of workshops and speaking services through my company, I was a university professional in student affairs who needed to identify personal & professional development opportunities for the students I served. As a director in a non-profit, I developed and implemented training & technical assistance programming for staff and stakeholders. And in my capacity as a consultant, I have produced conferences and training events for clients.  I have not only provided speaking services, I have identified and hired those who provide the services. I know what is involved in providing quality programming that informs as well as entertains.

My Needs

 

I have been in business since 2005, and have recorded my presentations and workshops on several occasions. In recent years, I have focused more on providing my clients with quality speaking and training services and have not recorded many of my proprietary workshops and speeches. However, I am in need of a new series of promotional videos to market my business.

 

As you are aware, creating promotional videos for a business takes time. You have to have a diversity of footage to truly showcase your services, especially if, like me, you have more than one signature product. Likewise, when you provide those services at a variety of locations in various states, coordinating the logistics of attendees, venues, releases and videography professionals can be daunting. I am looking to be effective and efficient in attaining my goal of acquiring new footage of my presentations.

 

Over the next three months, I'd like to record all of my most popular offerings. To get it done quickly and to ensure I get the footage I need. I am willing to provide my services for the cost of your hiring a local videography company -- perhaps a chamber member -- to record my session and provide me with a copy of the footage. 

How It Works

It is really quite simple:

 

Owens Burton Consulting will provide a free workshop or speaking event for your chamber members and the community at-large, in return, you agree to provide me with a recording of the event. 

I need recordings of all of my proprietary themes and I need a diversity of audiences and venues for my promotional videos. Therefore, I will coordinate with the potential chambers to pick events that fill all of my categories: (1) theme, (2) audience size, (3) event type.

Theme

I have three proprietary themes that I wish to highlight: (1) The Power of CARE, (2) What Color Is Your Imagination? and (3) The Promising Professional as well as my workshop on Marketing for Non-Profit organizations. I want to have recordings of all of these. 

Audience Size

My speaking experience has included small groups and large audiences.  I need to showcase the diversity of audience sizes I have and can engage.

Event Type

My themes can be presented as keynote speeches or as interactive workshops (half or full day).  I need to showcase my presentations from small meeting rooms to large auditoriums and conference spaces.

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Event Suggestions

Perhaps you already have an event in mind.  Perhaps you need suggestions...

A Leadership Retreat

A half day-long seminar for leaders within your member organizations

The Power of CARE has been used to teach everything from change management and customer service to parenting and being a "caring" church.  It is an excellent framework for helping current and future leaders identify their current strengths and where they have room for improvement. 

Entreprenuership Talk

A mid-day or evening talk for those thinking of starting a business or current business owners who need inspiration

Either The Power of CARE or What Color Is Your Imagination? would make a great presentation for an audience of budding entrepreneurs.  The former makes the audience think of the practical tasks necessary for success in any business; while the latter focuses on the creativity and innovation that is necessary in the development of products and services that people want, and will continue to want.

Professionalism Workshop

Whether as an intern or a permanent employee, there are certain behaviors that are expected from professionals

Much of ones future success is dependent on the "soft skills" that help them make a good first impression, work well with others, and navigate the politics of any profession.  The Promising Professional or the The Power of CARE in Professionalism, are two great workshops that reinforce the skills every professional must master. This would be an excellent workshop for the staff of member organizations; an example that they are investing in their employees' professional development.

An Evening With...

An inspirational talk open to the entire community

All three of the my themes: The Power of CARE, The Promising Professional, and What Color Is Your Imagination? would make excellent presentations to provide empowering content to an established event as a keynote address, or as a stand alone talk.

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There are many more options.

Let's get started with a conversation about what works for you

and your members.