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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Beyond the Tipping Point

Ever wonder how decisions are made at your company? Here's how:



Funny motivational speakers, Tim and Kris O'Shea, specialize in humorous keynote speeches for corporate meetings. Described as "SNL for Business" The O'Sheas are corporate comedy pros! Merging an entertaining delivery style with relevant subject matter, The O'Sheas understand what meeting planners want. Whether you're planning a sales rally, company meeting or association convention, The O'Sheas can help. Their innovative corporate humor programs will get your attendees motivated about workplace challenges and the fast pace of the world. To learn more, visit http://www.TheOSheaReport.com. Copyright 2007-2012 Tim and Kris O'Shea

Office Humor

From The O'Sheas' Change Management Flavor of the Month video:


To watch The O'Sheas' funny change management video that features this book parody, watch the video below:




Funny motivational speakers, Tim and Kris O'Shea, specialize in humorous keynote speeches for corporate meetings. Described as "SNL for Business" The O'Sheas are corporate comedy pros! Merging an entertaining delivery style with relevant subject matter, The O'Sheas understand what meeting planners want. Whether you're planning a sales rally, company meeting or association convention, The O'Sheas can help. Their innovative corporate humor programs will get your attendees motivated about workplace challenges and the fast pace of the world. To learn more, visit http://www.TheOSheaReport.com. Copyright 2007-2012 Tim and Kris O'Shea

Who Needs Good to Great?

When you've got:

Click here to see the Change Management Flavor of the Month Video.



Funny motivational speakers, Tim and Kris O'Shea, specialize in humorous keynote speeches for corporate meetings. Described as "SNL for Business" The O'Sheas are corporate comedy pros! Merging an entertaining delivery style with relevant subject matter, The O'Sheas understand what meeting planners want. Whether you're planning a sales rally, company meeting or association convention, The O'Sheas can help. Their innovative corporate humor programs will get your attendees motivated about workplace challenges and the fast pace of the world. To learn more, visit http://www.TheOSheaReport.com. Copyright 2007-2012 Tim and Kris O'Shea

Change Management Humor

Finally, a book with everything you need from the video Change Management Flavor of the Month.

Funny motivational speakers, Tim and Kris O'Shea, specialize in humorous keynote speeches for corporate meetings. Described as "SNL for Business" The O'Sheas are corporate comedy pros! Merging an entertaining delivery style with relevant subject matter, The O'Sheas understand what meeting planners want. Whether you're planning a sales rally, company meeting or association convention, The O'Sheas can help. Their innovative corporate humor programs will get your attendees motivated about workplace challenges and the fast pace of the world. To learn more, visit http://www.TheOSheaReport.com. Copyright 2007-2012 Tim and Kris O'Shea

How to Win Friends...

Here is the latest in The O'Sheas' business book parodies from their Change Management Flavor of the Month video.


Funny motivational speakers, Tim and Kris O'Shea, specialize in humorous keynote speeches for corporate meetings. Described as "SNL for Business" The O'Sheas are corporate comedy pros! Merging an entertaining delivery style with relevant subject matter, The O'Sheas understand what meeting planners want. Whether you're planning a sales rally, company meeting or association convention, The O'Sheas can help. Their innovative corporate humor programs will get your attendees motivated about workplace challenges and the fast pace of the world. To learn more, visit http://www.TheOSheaReport.com. Copyright 2007-2012 Tim and Kris O'Shea

Funny Change Management

From our "Change Management Flavor of the month video:


Funny motivational speakers, Tim and Kris O'Shea, specialize in humorous keynote speeches for corporate meetings. Described as "SNL for Business" The O'Sheas are corporate comedy pros! Merging an entertaining delivery style with relevant subject matter, The O'Sheas understand what meeting planners want. Whether you're planning a sales rally, company meeting or association convention, The O'Sheas can help. Their innovative corporate humor programs will get your attendees motivated about workplace challenges and the fast pace of the world. To learn more, visit http://www.TheOSheaReport.com. Copyright 2007-2012 Tim and Kris O'Shea

Day in the Life of a Payroll Professional

It's National Payroll Week! In honor of the hard working payroll professionals, here's a look at what they do everyday. (P.S. thank your payroll department for paying you!)

 


Funny motivational speakers, Tim and Kris O'Shea, specialize in humorous keynote speeches for corporate meetings. Described as "SNL for Business" The O'Sheas are corporate comedy pros! Merging an entertaining delivery style with relevant subject matter, The O'Sheas understand what meeting planners want. Whether you're planning a sales rally, company meeting or association convention, The O'Sheas can help. Their innovative corporate humor programs will get your attendees motivated about workplace challenges and the fast pace of the world. To learn more, visit http://www.TheOSheaReport.com. All content shared copyright 2007-2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Resisting Change

I attended Weight Watchers meetings seven years ago. During my time there, the employees had to transition from a paper system to a computerized system. The lovely older women who worked there were not happy at all about the change. They were flustered, impatient and overwhelmed.

Flash forward seven years, I decided to go back to Weight Watchers. As I walked in, I saw the same ladies at the front desk that were there seven years prior. As I was getting checked in, I noticed the ladies were using the computers with ease. I told the woman who was checking me in that I remembered the transition to the computers and how they were not happy about it. She replied, “Oh we love the computers now. It’s so much easier and faster. The other day the computers went down and we had to use paper, which just seemed so slow.”

We’ve all had this happen, right? Something new comes out and it makes us uncomfortable or intimidated. But we eventually overcome that resistance and accept the change. Next time you are facing a change that you are resisting, remind yourself of all the changes you have mastered. You’ve got this…it’s a piece of cake (well, low-fat, low-cal cake).


Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with change through relevant business humor. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849. Copright 2012 Tim and Kris O'Shea.

Olympic "Challange"

Spot the mistake? In this busy world it's easy to overlook some important details. This is kind of a major one. Now we better spell check this post to make sure we don't make the same mistake. Happy Olympics!




Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with change through relevant business humor. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849. Copright 2012 Tim and Kris O'Shea.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A note from Kris about change

I often hear people say that they are overwhelmed by all the change in the world. And while it can be frustrating to constantly have to learn new skills, there is an up-side to change.

My mother was recently in the hospital recovering from surgery when she suddenly had a massive stroke. She was unable to move the right side of her body, couldn’t comprehend and couldn’t speak. The neuro team at the hospital wanted to give her a drug called TPA, which is a clot buster. The problem was that, because she just had surgery, she didn’t qualify for the drug because she could suffer from bleeding at the surgery site. They called her surgeon out of surgery and he overrode the disqualification, thus allowing her to have the TPA. The neuro team administered the drug and waited to see if it would be effective.

Meanwhile, I jumped on a plane to be by her side at the hospital. When I walked in the room, I held her right hand and gave her a squeeze. Then, she looked at me and squeezed back! She had movement on her right side and comprehended that I was there. The next day, they took an MRI of her brain and reported that there was no sign whatsoever of the stroke. The TPA worked!

If this had happened just twenty years ago, she would have been left paralyzed with no cognitive function. However, thanks to the advances in the medical field, she is able to return to her life with a great sense of gratitude.

So, yes, change can be intimidating and overwhelming. But it can also be amazing. Next time you find yourself grumbling about change remind yourself to reframe the situation by thinking of all of the good things that can come from change.

Footnote: If you suspect someone might be having a stroke, call 911 immediately. The TPA must be administered within three hours of having the stroke. Because my mother was already in the hospital, they were able to administer within the 3 hour time frame. For information on stroke signs and symptoms visit: http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=SYMP


Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with change through relevant business humor. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849. Copright 2012 Tim and Kris O'Shea.

Monday, April 23, 2012

O'Shea Meeting Tip: Business Awards Banquets


We have presented at many awards banquets through the years. We’ve seen it all. Typically, we present before or after the awards are given. Here are our insights on what we have seen work the best for our clients:

·         More is not better

Ever noticed how people tend to dread the awards banquet? Maybe it’s because they are often…eternal. When it comes to giving out awards, if everyone and their dog gets one, the awards often lose their specialness, and the banquet meanders into the wee hours of the night.

·         Give awards in groups

“But we want to recognize lots of people,” I hear you say. No problem. Give the more common awards in groups. For example, “Now we would like to recognize our sales reps who have exceeded their quota for the year. Please stand at your table when I say your name. Joe Schmoe, Jane Run, Jill Jack, Max Headrom and Jimmy Corn. Let’s give them a round of applause.” Then have runners bring them awards at their tables.

·         Have only the big award recipients come to the stage

A great way to keep the top awards special and keep your event moving along is to only have your big award winners actually come up to the stage. This highlights the bigger awards and keeps your event upbeat.

·         Speeches

The jury is out on letting award winners give speeches. As a rule of thumb, if award winners don’t know that they will be winning an award, it is best to skip the speeches since your recipients will be ill prepared to speak succinctly. If the award recipients know ahead of time about their award, tell them about their time limits (generally no more than 3 minutes) and give them an opportunity to rehearse along with other recipients. Nothing can kill a program more than a monotone (or drunk!) award recipient droning on and on and on and on and…

·         Do photos at the end

Another major drag on award banquets is the photo op. In the interest of expediting your program, have the award recipients meet at the stage after the event to get their photos taken. This will have a major impact on the pacing of your award banquet.

·         Professional corporate entertainment

If you opt to have an entertainer at your function, make sure that they are clean and appropriate for your group. Watch the presenter’s demo, read testimonials and have a conference call with your presenter to explain your company culture and the purpose of the awards. Make sure that your presenter is able to start their program by 8:30pm. That means your presenter should go on either before the awards or, if they go on after the awards, your awards should be paced well and completed by 8:30pm. Additionally, an after dinner presenter should present for no more than 45 minutes. If you follow this pacing, your audience will be attentive and engaged.

So there you have it. By following these tips, you can have an awards program that is special without being drawn-out. If you want to the next award banquet you have to sit through to be more engaging and fun, forward this article to your boss.


Humorous change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with change through relevant business humor. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849. Copyright 2012 Tim and Kris O'Shea.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St. Patty's Day!


Change speakers Tim and Kris O'Shea help organizations deal with change through relevant business humor. To learn more about these funny motivational speakers visit http://www.theosheareport.com/. To learn how to bring The O'Shea Report into your meeting or convention, please visit http://theosheareport.com/ or call 303-371-2849. Copright 2009 Tim and Kris O'Shea.