Karen Susman

Helps Professionals Maximize their Performance and the Quality of their Lives

Since 1983, speaker-author-coach Karen Susman has inspired audiences by offering creative strategies for assessing and effectively coping with any personal or professional situation. Among the organizations that have benefited from her mix of humor and practical content are the American Society of Association Executives, NBC Entertainment, Burger King, and the National League of Cities.

Karen's program topics include humor at work, life balance, networking, presentation skills and building community involvement.

To book Karen Susman call Executive Speakers Bureau at  800-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Communication Skills, Humor, Life Balance, Time Management

  • Travels From:

    Colorado

  • Price:

    Under $5,000

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Since 1983, speaker-author-coach Karen Susman has inspired audiences by offering creative strategies for assessing and effectively coping with any personal or professional situation. Among the organizations that have benefited from her mix of humor and practical content are the American Society of Association Executives, NBC Entertainment, Burger King, and the National League of Cities.

Karen's program topics include humor at work, life balance, networking, presentation skills and building community involvement.

To book Karen Susman call Executive Speakers Bureau at  800-754-9404.

How's Your Laugh Life? Humor, Health and High Performance

Learn ways to add fun to your home and work life. Learn how humor boosts your health and your bottom line. Lots of toys to take home. Your co-workers will thank you, your family will rejoice, your dog, well your dog loves you no matter what.

This lively program will help you:
Look at your life at home and work with fresh eyes. Shift attitudes, smooth conflict, boost creativity and vitality. Strengthen and reward teams. Create a portable humor hit. Discover 17 ways to easily and appropriately lighten up at work.

Companion Guidebook: 55 Ways To Improve Your Laugh Life

Life Balance: How To Wear Many Hats and Keep Your Head on Straight

Life Balance is a big concern for men as well as women. Want to find perfect balance? Forget about it. Learn to make important life choices. Learn to base your actions on these choices. Use this time to step back, prioritize your life and take steps to feeling more in control.

This totally original program will help you:
Pinpoint personal priorities based on your values. Uncover 9 ways to match actions to priorities. Negotiate your obligations. Realign your life using an exciting, new six-step ladder. Use 21 proven ways to manage the stress of our hectic times.

Companion Guidebook: 101 Top Dog Tricks for Time and Activity Management

Networking Skills: How To Build Relationships for Fun and Profit

Shmooze it or lose it! Don't need to network because you have a job? Remove your blinders. Ask all those laid off CEO's about the importance of building, and nurturing your contacts and your contacts' contacts. You need this program if you hate networking, if you're a tongue-tied introvert or if you don't like to sell yourself.

Get over it.
This fun, yes FUN, on your feet program will give you career and life building skills you'll use everyday to:

Propel your success in your existing or next job. Build your visibility. Open a conversation, keep it going and say good-bye gracefully. Converse with anyone by keeping your mouth shut. Follow-up and keep in touch big time and long term.

Companion Guidebook: 102 Top Dog Networking Secrets: How To Follow Up, Keep in Touch and Turn Contacts into Customers 

Presentation Skills: Connect for Success

Why does Tiger Woods need a golf coach? Tiger's the best of the best. He strives to improve his personal best. Are you an experienced speaker? You can improve your personal best, too. This program is a must if you want to be a success in your career or anytime you need to get your message across.

Learn to:
Add humor without flopping, offending or repelling your audience. Energize don't anesthetize your audience with your audio/visuals. Maximize your body to maximize your message. Connect with any audience. Organize your remarks in 63 seconds flat.Coaching individuals, small groups, video taping.

Building Community Involvement: Perfect for municipal, nonprofit, association and business groups. Co-presented with former Englewood, Colorado Mayor Tom Burns.

Do you wish you had a steady stream of interested people to get involved in your organization. Do you yearn for consensus? Would you sing sonnets to gain support for your initiatives? Take home more implementable ideas than you can shake a gavel at.

Learn to:
Discover volunteer motivators. Entice people to get off their couches and into your organization. Be visible to build support. Recognize and reward volunteers. Grasp 38.5 creative ways to gain and maintain involvement.

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American Expresss Tax and Business Services

"You got us to follow a networking plan that is sure to pay off."

American Council of Engineering

"...a great deal of food for thought presented with energy, enthusiasm and humor...just what we needed!"

A/E Management Services, Inc.

"How's Your Laugh Life?" received no less than excellent evaluations from our attendees. Your humor and charisma were delightful."
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