In this short post I share my 6 Keynote Speech topics for 2020.
Every year I write new Keynote Speeches
Last year I delivered 4 Keynote Speeches at industry events. Three in London (what a city) and 1 in Hungary (my very first time in Hungary which was cool).
And each was super fun to deliver and very well received.
As a Speaker, there’s a big difference between facilitating a 2 or 3 day workshop program and delivering a Keynote Speech.
In a workshop – the facilitation is what matters. Because when a workshop is well facilitated, most of the actual talking is done by Participants. Not by the Workshop Leader.
In a Keynote Speech, the scenario is obviously different. You have perhaps 20 minutes – 40 minutes with hundreds of folks in attendance.
And the constraint on time drives creativity. More stories, better stories – and stories that get to the heart of what it is you want people to remember about their time with you.
And of course humor matters a lot. Because who likes sitting through a boring presentation?
My 6 Keynote Speech topics for 2020
Much of the work I do is customized for the Client or the Audience.
But when a Conference Organizer or Client contacts me, it helps to have a set of Keynote speeches on selected topics already written and ready to go.
So in no particular order, here are my Keynote Speech topics for 2020.
How is your approach to Customer Empathy? Well done or Lucky Draw?
Great empathy doesn’t help if you can’t express it to the Customer. Because ‘being’ empathetic and expressing empathy are two different things.
In this practical and humorous session you’ll get a chance to practice your own ability to express empathy.
And in the process, perhaps you’ll better understand why so many organizations struggle to deliver empathy in their Customer communications – especially in their Customer Service & Contact Centre functions.
Customer Service Lessons you can’t live without
While it’s true that Customer Service is a subset of Customer Experience – it’s an important subset for some and a critical subset for others.
After 20 years of teaching Customer Service, I’ve found that there’s a short list of lessons that every Frontliner – and their Managers – love learning.
From my fun but practical approach to Transactional Analysis through to how to Say No – this one’s for Customer Service heros and the folks that support them.
What we learned conducting CX-based Mystery Shopper on Chatbots
We combined our know-how around CX with our expertise in Mystery Shopper to deliver (to date) 4 Chatbot Mystery Shopper research programs for Clients.
In this Keynote Speech we share the drivers around the research, the parameters we used for the research and what we found out about Chatbots – from the Customer point of view.
5 Motivational Quotes and what they mean in real life
I had always been leery of motivational quotes in the past.
That was until I found my Mother’s notebook of handwritten motivational quotes in her desk drawer. Shortly after she had passed away and we were cleaning out her house.
Thanks to a Client in Singapore, I developed this ‘motivational’ talk to help & inspire people to harness the power of motivational quotes.
While understanding that not every quote will resonate every time – and why that’s so.
One of my favorites – and for designed for all Participants.
How to Improve Contact Centre Agent Productivity
This Keynote Speech topic – developed for a webinar that I delivered last year – addresses both the obvious choices that improve Agent productivity in Contact Centres and the not so obvious choices.
Because a lot of practices out there in the Contact Centre industry are outdated – and increasingly harmful to the Agent & Customer experience.
So we consider Agent KPIs – of course – but move on quickly to the key Management decisions that impact contact volume, channel usage and Customer satisfaction.
What kind of Experience does your Contact Centre deliver?
Yes – this is a topic from 2019 – and one of our most popular. That’s why I’ve decided to keep it on the roster for 2020.
Drawing on case studies from our extensive Mystery Shopper research experience, I share specifically how some Contact Centres are getting quality right. And how others have gone down a dark and sad road – both for Agents & Customers.
And of course I get to do my Kung Fu Panda impression which is always fun.
If we can be of help on Keynote Speech topics
Do any of these sound good for your event? Would you like to have something written specifically for your event?
We’re experts in Contact Centres, Customer Service & Customer Experience – so chances are we’ve got a topic that will resonate with your audience.
And it helps to know that we deliver audience feedback results that have Organizers invite us back over and over.
Thank you for reading!