Vicki Hitzges started out as a reporter and interviewer. That where she developed a talent for talking to anyone about anything. The National Press Club recognized her reporting ability with its prestigious Headliner Award. Vicki hosted TV newscasts for NBC in Corpus Christi. She also hosted talk shows, anchored and reported for Fox, CBS and ABC affiliates in Dallas.
Here Vicki most list of celebrities she interviewed:
Most fun: Bette Midler.
Most famous: Elizabeth Taylor.
Most pumped: Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Most relaxed: Cheech and Chong.
Most glamorous: Farrah Fawcett
Most difficult (surprisingly): Bill Cosby
From the wonderful world of TV, Vicki headed into public relations. One of her clients was America foremost motivational teacher, Zig Ziglar. Zig admired Vicki creativity and invited her to be one of the few speakers he has personally mentored.
Since making the transition into public speaking, Vicki has achieved numerous milestones. She was the first female speaker ever invited to address the California Business Leadership Summit. The following year she was invited back as a special guest to meet the second female speaker, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. She's spoken to enthusiastic audiences across the United States as well as in Canada, Thailand, Panama and New Zealand.
In the impersonal world of voice mail, email and text-messaging, Vicki's presentations hit home. Because technology impersonalizes our world, the ability to build relationships can get lost. Yet empirical evidence shows that success primarily depends on a person's ability to relate well with others. Vicki teaches interpersonal skills in a fun, energetic style that engages audiences and inspires them to action.
Vicki as energetic off stage as she is on. In fact, she ready and willing to take on just about any challenge. Her proudest achievement? She once installed a toilet in her guest bathroom, aided only by over-the-phone, step-by-step instructions from the guy at the hardware store.
“Put Away the Lawnmower, Charlie, Those Are Trees Out There”(Boost Strong Working Relationships/Teams/Service)
Theme: People reach out to people who reach out.
Purpose: To build strong working and personal relationships.
(People do business with people they like.)
Quick Overview: POPULAR kickoff or wrap-up convention keynote. Funny. Lots of stories. Highly interactive. Time flies because audience members participate in small-group activities that teach them how to shake hands (a huge number don’t know how,) actively listen, encourage others and connect. Your group will learn several vital skills to use at work and at home to build solid relationships that last.NOTE: After giving this talk four times in one day for M&T Bank in New York, I got seven spin-off booking requests. Chase Bank booked it eight times. It works for all industries as a service/sales/team work presentation. Ideal opening or closing keynote.
“Attitude Schmattitude”(How to Stay Positive)
Theme: Happiness doesn’t happen TO us, it happens IN us. Choose to enjoy life!Purpose: Up-beat, inspiring talk that boosts morale.
Quick Overview: Tips from Vicki’s popular book Attitude Is Everything. Your group will learn to get and stay up even when circumstances are down. Meaty, entertaining keynote.NOTE: Meeting planners often buy the book Attitude Is Everything as a gift for audience members. It’s affordable, boosts morale and reinforces the message. Ask about bulk discounts.
“Old Dogs – New Tricks” (Conquer the Challenge of Change)
Theme: Master change or change will master you.Purpose: For a group to flourish (not fold) when faced with a threatening change.
Quick Overview: Arguably the biggest challenge facing business today is the constant bombardment of change. When an organization faces a change, it’s resisted and resented. The people affected need to not only survive the change, they need to thrive in its midst. This interactive, fast-paced talk tells how.
“Jazz ‘em Up – Turn ‘em Loose!”(How to Motivate Your Workforce)
Theme: To get employees to care about work, a boss must work to care about employees.Purpose: Transform people who think they’re mere workers into confident, enthusiastic producers.
Quick Overview: Ideal presentation for managers. One of the most popular, entertaining and useful talks on this subject. Supervisors hear innovative, creative ideas that other, successful top managers currently use to motivate their employees. Humorous, fun, filled with excellent information!
“Here I Am – There You Are” (Build Strong Relationships)
Theme: Jumpstart your happiness and success: Make other people know they’re important.Purpose: To help your group build loyal customers, co-workers and friends.
Quick Overview: Using humor and stories, audiences realize the value of making others feel important. Popular, easy-to-listen-to presentation demonstrates the benefit of putting others first to create lasting friendships and loyal clients.
NOTE: Entrepreneur featured this talk and the importance of its message in the workplace.
“Salmon Mousse Is Just a Fancy Name for Whipped Fish”(How to Be Creative)
Theme: Imagination is a mental muscle. The more you flex it, the better your life can be.
Purpose: To teach audiences to exercise their mental muscles. They learn how to brainstorm, to “frame” problems to get the best solutions and to use their imagination to find innovative solutions to challenges. (Information is practical … and fun!)
Quick Overview: With fewer resources, less people and more change, workers constantly have to do more with less. That takes time, energy and imagination. Using improvization techniques, small group activities and brainstorming sessions, this engaging presentation teaches your group to find better solutions faster.
"Your message was very entertaining, yet thought provoking and inspiring at the same time – just what we needed!"
"A dynamic close to our week long meeting!"
Deloitte & Touche
"For not having much to work with (it’s a tough crowd) you really brought this group full circle. They stayed awake, they laughed and most of all they listened… I definitely recommend you to anyone looking for an incredible speaker!"
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