Vicki conducts in-service training seminars to hospitals, healthcare
organizations and national and state associations. She conducts
workshops for maintenance, food service, nursing and administrators.
Vicki's knowledge of inter-office staff relations can benefit
physicians's office personnel as well. She has conducted many
all day hospital-sponsored events for the whole community.
The Challenge Series
"Together We Can Build a Better
No matter who we are or what we do, life is a continuous series
of challenges. This dramatic series of presentations is designed
to explore the skills needed to successfully face every challenge:
provide quality service, respect others, believe in ourselves,
work as a team, establish solid family relationships, and develop
a positive attitude. By focusing upon these qualities, each
audience member is motivated to face the challenges of building
a better world!
If We're Going to
Win This Race, We Need to Run in the Same Direction!
Challenge: Creating a Team for Success
Imagine if you will... people working together in a positive
environment, sharing ideas, taking risks, supporting one another,
resolving conflicts face to face, and treating others with dignity
and respect. Does this sound like the Twilight Zone? If so,
this information-packed, dynamic presentation is for you! Positive
attitudes and a commitment to cooperation are essential to the
success of any team -- at work or at home. Excellent keynote
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Be Easy If It Weren't for Other People!
Challenge: Dealing With Difficult People
Life is full of difficult people, situations and demands, but
we never quite learn to live with them. This fast-paced, entertaining
session explores the differences between men and women, touches
on marriage and parenting, and then moves into the workplace
describing the whiner, tattler, gossiper, complainer, and the
employee who says, "That's not my job". Though humorous
and motivational, this presentation is full of information and
techniques that can be applied immediately to home and work
to help people build better relationships, open lines of communication,
and enjoy life a little bit more.
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Creating a Vision:
A Goal for the Soul
Challenge: Building a Better Future
Unlike goals, a vision is immeasurable. A vision is what makes
life worth living. A vision is what makes you feel GOOD about
getting out of bed in the morning, doing your job with a sense
of pride, and working with others in a spirit of camaraderie.
A vision begins with a belief in yourself because confidence
and self esteem give us permission to take risks, explore new
territory and examine innovative ideas and procedures. This
highly motivational presentation delivers cutting-edge information
about the work force of the 90's, empowerment, total quality
management, and the demands of a global market.
Learning to Say No in a World Full of
Challenge: Learning to Take Charge of
Your Life and Still Be a Caring Person
Stress is often the outcome of too many demands coupled with
our inability to utter a simple "no". This presentation
attacks the problem of over-commitment at both ends, exploring
the manipulative techniques that others use against us and the
underlying factors that too often cause us to give in. In an
entertaining and memorable presentation, skills necessary for
open and honest communication will be discussed.
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When I Said I Needed a Vacation, I Didn't
Mean a Guilt Trip!
Challenge: Learning to Handle Guilt
With humor and a flair for drama, this presentation will recreate
scenes from life where people are determined to get their own
way, through manipulation. Spouses, teens, co-workers, friends,
and even 2 year olds are often the agents who try to book us
on the "guilt trip". Learn to say "No" and
plan your own itinerary for life! Great for a luncheon or after-dinner
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Everybody Thinks They Can Do My Job,
But Nobody Wants It!
Challenge: Successful, Effective Leadership
Successful managers must address the need for better customer
service, the demand for higher quality and the cry for consistent
leadership. This workshop is designed to empower business managers
in the vital areas of building a successful team, conflict resolution,
interpersonal communication skills, employee morale, a winning
attitude, burnout, self esteem in the workplace and effective
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Gimme a Break!
Challenge: Balancing home, career, and
Men and women alike are juggling and struggling with the roles
and demands of home and career. Most of us yearn for another
few hours in each day, but would we use it to relax, vacation,
or get a few needed hours of sleep? Probably not. This entertaining
and informative presentation does not concentrate on the usual
time management, stress or organizational skills approach but
rather focuses on some bottom-line issues that keep us from
getting the most out of life.
"Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Throughout our questionnaires are comments about how "wonderful",
"great", enjoyable", "organized", "the
best" YOU are!
Just today, a woman called me from 200 miles away (rural Iowa)
to tell be how wonderful a speaker you were and how much she
enjoyed "A Saturday For Me". The compliments continue
to flow - and we love it! "
Director, Women & Children's Community Health Services
Sioux Valley Hospital
"As President of the Illinois Society of Orthodontists
I want to express the Societies' appreciation for an excellent
program. Judging by the enthusiastic number of attendees, your
topic was not only poignant but well received. I have had many
colleagues and their staff come up to me and express their pleasure
at the timeliness and content of your presentation."
Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
Illinois Society of Orthodontists
Thank you so much for participating in the 5th Annual Parenting
Celebration & Expo. The evaluations from your workshop were
overwhelmingly positive. Parents praised not only the content
of your presentation but also your talented delivery of the
Mental Health Association of Greater Dallas