Stop Speaking “PM-ese!”
When Jeff Tobe M.Ed, did a survey of 250+ Project Managers, he found that communicating “outside of the project” –with stakeholders, sponsors etc.—was the number one challenge PM’s around the world felt that they face. “Stop Speaking PM-ese” is not just about communication skills but Tobe gives you two simple questions to get ‘buy in’ to your ideas every time. Join Jeff in understanding the make-up of your communication and where to put your emphasis when trying to get a seat at the table.
Jeff Tobe, Pittsburgh, PA - firstname.lastname@example.org
Certified Speaking Professional, Jeff Tobe’s credentials are impressive. His keynote to the PMI LIM in Orlando was the hit of the conference and he has since keynoted 32 chapter PDD’s/Symposiums worldwide! Readers of Convention & Meetings Magazine chose him as one of their favorite speakers with other celebrities including Bill Clinton, Anderson Cooper, Condoleezza Rice and Daniel Pink. He is a creativity and customer experience expert, professional speaker and bestselling author who works with companies and organizations who want to increase their bottom line by changing their customer experience and retaining great talent. Tobe founded Coloring Outside the Lines in 1994 and since then has worked with hundreds of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to ones with less than 20 employees including Microsoft, PepsiCo, Bank of America, ReMax International and many more! Jeff Tobe’s most requested programs focus on CREATIVITY/INNOVATION, CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE, LEADERSHIP and EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT. His high-energy, high-fun and high-content programs create the ideal presentation for your chapter. Tobe believes that no matter what the project (from agile to waterfall etc.), these 4 traits are what project management professionals need for survival in today’s marketplace. His articles have been read in hundreds of publications and he is the author of the hugely popular book, Project Management Professionals are Coloring Outside The Lines! He is the co-author of three other books and his newest book, ANTICIPATE: Knowing What Customers Need Before They Do is quickly becoming one of the hottest business books on the market. “Jeff was the hit of our 2019 Congress here in Bulgaria. His humour and his content were spot on for our 900 attendees as he kept every one of them engaged. With a professional like Jeff, we will have a hard time following up in 2020!”
-Mihael (Jordanov) Mihailov
President, PMI Bulgaria “Our 2019 PMI Poland Conference was a huge success in no small part because of Jeff. He was easy to work with and our members (traditionally skeptical) LOVED colouring outside the lines with him!”
Chair, 2019 PMI Poland Symposium
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