Nearly every company in the US has a problem…and that is the fact that they leave a massive amount of money and productivity on the table…lost…gone…vapor. As companies scramble for revenue and productivity gains of a few percent, here is a rock solid methodology to realize gains of 20%…30%…40%…and more, in productivity and bottom line revenues. The simple answer…and it truly is simple – Create and manifest a company culture of joy, respect, appreciation, trust, and passion. Happy, respected, and trusted employees outperform disengaged employees by massive amounts. Using his bestselling book as a guide, learn how to define the culture you have and, more importantly, how to create the amazingly happy, productive, and profitable culture you want!
Dennis Ford is Founder and President of Quantum Leap Productions, an innovative and wildly creative corporate messaging company. With over 25 years experience crafting unique corporate messages for live meetings, creating entertaining and relevant videos, and producing myriad original Team Building experiences for over 500,000 corporate employees and Senior Management, he realized there was a common denominator that every leader in every company talked about but, literally, not one addressed effectively…their company culture.
So, after digging into the guts of many Fortune 100 and 500 companies it became his quest to actually solve a problem that every company faces…how to conceive, create, implement, and nurture a truly positive, effective, and joyful corporate culture. And even more important, how to create a truly profitable culture, one that contributes greatly to both productivity and bottom line revenues…at no cost to the company. Dennis has written a book about creating a positive and profitable culture called “Monetize Your Culture: How to Create a Passionate, Committed Workforce That Actually Increases Your Bottom Line…and Costs You Nothing”. It hit #1 Bestseller on Amazon in 2017. Dennis has given Keynote Addresses for both company leadership meetings and Association conferences from coast to coast.
In his first career, Dennis spent nearly 14 years with CB Commercial (now CB Richard Ellis), the largest commercial real estate brokerage in the world. After 7 years in sales, he became manager of the Phoenix, AZ office, leading it to #1 status among all CB Commercial offices nationwide 5 out of 7 years. He was named Senior Vice President and was the #1 rated sales and negotiating trainer, company wide.
Dennis is also accomplished at flying trapeze and trains, and performs, with a professional team, Ifly Trapeze, based in Scottsdale and Long Island. He trains as a catcher as well as a flier.
CREATE A COMPANY CULTURE OF JOY THAT ACTUALLY INCREASES YOUR BOTTOM LINE
More than 500 billion dollars is left on the table every year in the United States by companies with unhappy, unsatisfied, and unengaged employees. That’s half a trillion dollars…wasted…gone…vapor. And the simple truth is that this doesn’t have to happen.
The answer costs nothing…not a dollar. The solution? Create an intentional company culture of joy, passion, respect, dignity, and trust. Any company that makes their employees the priority, and has a culture of appreciation and support, will dramatically increase productivity and revenues. It is a fact that happy engaged employees perform at a level often 40% higher than those who are not happy in their jobs.
This is the timely topic Dennis Ford addresses in his Keynote “Monetize Your Culture”, based on his #1 Bestselling book. With stories of amazing and successful cultures, and brutal examples of how corporate America all too often misses the culture mark, the audience will be laughing at, and stunned by, the state of corporate culture in America. In the end, Dennis offers a simple solution to the oft times dismal and unhappy state of American business culture. Corporate culture can be joyful and wildly profitable, and any company can make it happen. This 60-70 minute Keynote is perfect for Leadership Meetings, including C-Suite, Dept. heads, and Managers, especially if the group they manage is underperforming. The audience will leave with the awareness that happy, engaged employees outperform others by huge margins…double didgits in fact, and they will learn the methodolgy to evaluate what their culture really is, and how to envision, design, create, and manifest, a truly joyful and wildly productive company culture.
CREATE A WILDLY PROFITABLE AND VERY PRODUCTIVE COMPANY CULTURE
87% of employees in the U.S. are unengaged and unhappy…87%! And that’s not good. Every year $500 billion is lost due to employee’s lack of engagement…half a trillion dollars, simply because employees are not happy in their jobs. According to the Harvard Business Review, companies with happy employees will have nearly 40% higher sales, 35% higher productivity, and a swing of over 60% in earnings growth. So, where do these happy, engaged, productive employees come from? A respectful, joyful, appreciative, and supportive company culture. After 25 years of sitting in on hundreds of high level company leadership meetings, we had an epiphany. That American business culture, in general, was in a dismal, even tragic, state; but it doesn’t have to be this way. That’s why Quantum Leap Productions Founder, Dennis Ford, wrote the book Monetize Your Culture: Create A Passionate, Committed Workforce That Actually Increases Your Bottom Line. It hit #1 bestseller on Amazon after only a few weeks, which tells us corporate leadership in the United States is ready to address the shortcomings, and unfulfilled growth potential, of business culture. Based on the principles in the book, we created QLP Culture Consulting…a quantifiable system to literally change your company culture and dramatically improve its performance. It can be done, we assure you!
IT’S NOT THE MESSAGE, IT’S THE DELIVERY! MAKE SURE YOUR PEOPLE EMBRACE AND REMEMBER YOUR MESSAGE
Create Compelling Messaging At Your Next Meeting:
Here’s a sobering fact – at your next meeting your attendees will leave retaining about 15% of the information…after all your efforts…only 15%!
Here’s another sobering fact. According to the Harvard Business Review, 87% of employees in America are unengaged. Now, put them in a dark ballroom, throw in a bunch of long presentations with hundreds of PowerPoint slides and what do you get? Pretty much nothing.
You’ve been there yourself, right? Those big meetings where you totally zone out? So, the very reason you had the meeting…to inform, to influence, to teach, and to inspire, is vapor. People leave and forget just about everything. Even if you’ve tried shorter presentations or panels, how’s it turned out? Are you convinced people “get it” or do they leave remembering almost nothing?
For 26 years Quantum Leap Productions has made it our business to make sure corporate messages and information get remembered and acted on to get you the results you need.
How? We don’t change your message – we radically change the delivery. Here is a fact…we remember plays, movies, and stories, but we don’t remember speeches. We just don’t. What we do is take YOUR information: imperatives, actions, vision, and we “package” them in wildly compelling and entertaining mediums to make them work for you.
Your marketing or sales plan becomes an all original musical comedy…full cast, live band, and big musical numbers. And the “secret sauce” to everything we do? Every production is about you. Your people, your imperatives, and your message all woven into a full-blown, custom stage production. Again, we remember stories, we don’t remember speeches.
Even complex training can be presented in sketch comedy formats like Saturday Night Live. Think about how we vividly recall SNL sketches from decades ago. That’s what will happen to your message when presented in fun, topical, and entertaining ways. It really will.
This may seem a bit “out there” at first; we get that. So, here are a few QLP clients we have delighted over the years utilizing our highly creative and entertaining solutions.
“Employees expected more speeches…instead got the best time they’d ever had at a meeting.”
“Best meeting ever…tackled serious issues…front and center, but with humor…huge impact! Surveys ranked your musical production tops! Highest rating in all 6 cities!”
– Bank of America
“Realized 30% increase in sales just weeks after the event…because of your presentation.” – ON Semiconductor
“Musical was incredible…right on target. We are true believers in the impact of using music and comedy as a communication tool.”
“The music and comedy used to get our corporate message across…a home run!”
– Arizona Public Service
Don’t go into your next meeting knowing you’ll likely waste a ton of money and miss a huge opportunity. If only 15% of your people are impacted by your message, that’s not a “win”.
TEAM BUILDING SEEM OLD AND WORN OUT? TRY SOMETHING TOTALLY CUSTOM-CREATED JUST FOR YOU
Do you roll your eyes and sigh when the subject of “Team Building” comes up? Does the thought of implementing yet another Team Building event bring on anxiety and a wish that you could just skip it this year? The fact is, according to Forbes Magazine, most employees dread Team Building.
When done right, Team Building experiences can be very effective, but building bears, and bikes, or having people climb ropes, is not the best way to build a real sense of “team”.
QLP has been creating custom Team Building events for 26 years. We have a few imperatives we live by. First, every Team Building event must be for everyone…something every single person, with any diverse skill set, can excel in. You ever try a ropes course? How’d that work out for your less than athletically inclined employees? In truth, events like this can shatter a team. It can crush relationships, not build them, and cause rifts between employees. Not what your company has in mind.
So, the answer? No more building bikes, bears, or climbing ropes. Make sure your event actually promotes individuals CHOOSING to work together as a team, and create an environment that not only engages them but one where every single person can shine. If your event recognizes and honors all skill sets and talents, it will succeed!
Give us shout and we’ll create a Team Building experience for your employees that will engage everyone, be super fun, and will actually make people feel like they’re part of a team.
Here are a few QLP clients who have come to rely on our custom team building events.
“Highest rated event of our whole week…And all of it was about our curriculum… the Quiz Show was unbelievable!”
– Johnson Controls
“Over 15 years, worked with many team building companies…none come close to Quantum Leap.”
“Incredible impact on Motorola sales organization…and huge fun as well.”
“We will never go back to using just another team building company. None compare with a custom QLP event. Just no comparison” – Wells Fargo
WHAT IF YOUR PEOPLE DON’T EMBRACE AND REMEMBER YOUR TRAINING? WE MAKE SURE THEY DO!
As a trainer, what’s the thing that keeps you up at night…that brings you anxiety and doubt? What if the people I’m training don’t “get it”? What if nothing changes…nothing is learned…no new behaviors or attitudes result? Impacting and changing behavior is a really hard thing to do! By our very nature most of us are resistant to change.
According to Learning Solutions, here is the compelling and troubling truth. Within one hour after a training session, 50% of the people will have forgotten what they learned. Within 24 hours…70%…and within a week, 90% will have retained nothing of what they were presented in training.
A cornerstone of Quantum Leap Productions is this: when information is not retained and acted on, it is NEVER the fault of the message…it is ALWAYS the fault of the delivery. So, unless your people “get it”, the time, investment, and very reason to pull your employees from their work to learn something new is a waste.
For 26 years, QLP has been creating wildly entertaining and compelling training; in sales, in diversity, in management, and more.
How do we make training compelling? We remember stories and plays, right? And we remember things that make us laugh and feel. We don’t remember “explanations”. When we produce training sessions imperative number 1 is that it has to be entertaining. We engage people because the stories they see on-stage are about them…their world, their challenges, and what they do in their jobs every day. We have a mantra that QLP lives by – “If it’s about me, you have my attention”. It’s human nature. We are our own favorite topic. If you are simply telling your people what to do, how to do it, and what to feel…it will fail.
We utilize actors and comedic sketches to bring the behaviors you want people to adopt to life. Your trainers can interact with your trainees based on what they just saw together on-stage. Engagement soars; so does retention….and that leads to action.
You can join these companies to see just how effective QLP training methodology is.
“Your ability to drive home key messages…nothing short of amazing! Salespeople loved the training…seriously, they really did!”
– Bank of America
“Our CEO said, “Best training I’ve ever seen!”
– CSK Auto
“The training was a huge success…your actors were amazing…material right on.”
“A benchmark of adult learning behavior, remarkably effective.”