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Why have Fred to speak at your event?

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« We hired Fred Colantonio for our annual Morocco Meeting Managers 2017.

From the beginning, Fred understood our needs and advised us the best topic related to our context. During his keynote speech, he captivated the audience and shared energy and motivation to all of the participants. With simple words, humour and a remarkable presence, he delivered the key messages.

I was delighted with our collaboration and I’m ready to do it again a.s.a.p. »

Siham Benayad, Vice President, Human Resources Director, Capgemini Maroc (+100 managers), Marrakech, Morocco, June 5, 2017

« We hired Fred Colantonio as a speaker to open and close our Pep’s Days, a convention for professional photographers, in Paris in November 2016.

The L’attitude des Héros program, especially the talks Action and Innovation, were totally in line with the message we wanted our audience to hear and receive.

Fred led his mission brilliantly, with vivid conferences, energetic and highly appreciated by every person in the room. He’s so human, sincere, and able to adapt to reach the audience.

We are very pleased we worked with Fred and had him all along the event. »

Amélie Soubrié, founder and co-organizer of Pep’s Days (+300 photographers), Paris, France, December 30, 2016

Fred's Keynote Speeches Major Topics

What mindset and behavior do great leaders adopt to become successful entrepreneurs? What lessons can we learn from them? How can they inspire us to develop our own leader attitude?

Oprah Winfrey (Harpo Productions), Steve Jobs (Apple), Richard Branson (Virgin), Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity), James Dyson… Some of our human peers in business make a mark on History, on the business world, on people.

Uncover the secrets and discover the common traits of these modern heroes, whether this is about their personal mindset or their journey to success. Be inspired to enhance your own leadership skills and integrate transformative actions in your personal attitude. Are you ready for success?

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Does success always knock at the same door? Is it about fate? Is it a gift? No. People that make a mark on history and in the business world use the same patterns of action to succeed and to succeed again.

How can you maximize the success of your initiatives? Which action plan should you get yourself to succeed? Where would you be right now if you were advised directly by Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs or Richard Branson?

Prepare yourself for massive effective action by overcoming obstacles, fear and excuses. Find out 5 principles used by great business leaders and entrepreneurs. Set your challenges and measures to succeed beyond what you believe to be possible. Are you ready to become the Hero of your own story?

 

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Great business leaders and entrepreneurs didn’t have a precise map or a detailed itinerary for success. Yet many of them built their own vision and expectations in life.

Steve Jobs wanted to change the world by combining art and technology. Richard Branson wanted to do business while having fun and experiencing diverse adventures and sensations. Oprah Winfrey wanted to influence and help others.

Travel through your own story to find your answers to the purpose of your life and to make the most of each and every day. Determine your priorities to work out what really matters, learn when to say yes/no and set out a schedule for your ideal path. This is the major entrepreneurial project we are responsible for: making our own life a success.

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James Dyson, Thomas Edison, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Steve Jobs: at first sight, these successful entrepreneurs seem to succeed at whatever they do. However, all have experienced major setbacks and failures.

Discover how to go from setback to feedback. Identify how to change your mindset about failure and make it a useful resource to your success. Learn that failure is success in disguise and find out how you can overcome adversity and succeed

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Leonard De Vinci, Albert Einstein or Thomas Edison. We’ve all heard about great innovators. How do they see things that no one had yet and anticipate what everyone will eventually want? How can we trigger innovation in our businesses and companies? Which mindset and behavior can we adopt to change our vision and transform our daily routines into innovative tricks and habits?

From Jeff Bezos to James Dyson, from Elon Musk to Steve Jobs, find out how you can activate innovation and thrive it for yourself, your coworkers and your teams. Build the innovation Dream Team.

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How can you take advantage of social media today? What are the fundamental issues when it comes to exploiting these opportunities for professional purposes? How can you create a strong, lasting and profitable community and presence?

Internet has completely transformed the relationship humans have with information, with each other and with the business world. Online/offline frontier has disappeared and opportunities have grown all over the place. Discover the uses and latest trends, the opportunities of these lively, exciting and evolving fields. Learn how to play your best cards in this fast-moving environment and settle for the best.

 

How can you take advantage of social media today? What are the fundamental issues when it comes to exploiting these opportunities for professional purposes? How can you create a strong, lasting and profitable community and presence?

Internet has completely transformed the relationship humans have with information, with each other and with the business world. Online/offline frontier has disappeared and opportunities have grown all over the place. Discover the uses and latest trends, the opportunities of these lively, exciting and evolving fields. Learn how to play your best cards in this fast-moving environment and settle for the best.

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Do you still believe that customer satisfaction is earned through discounts? Do you think that loyalty is measured using satisfaction enquiries?

Steve Jobs said: « Listening to your customers is good. Knowing them is better. » Adopt a customer point of view and do all you can to delight them and earn their loyalty. See how to instill a total customer-dedicated culture all along the commercial relationship: before, during and after the selling process. Learn how to focus your communication and your actions directly on your customers. Find out how to make your customers your most loyal ambassadors.

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« As TEDx organizer, we are looking for inspiring, motivating and energetic speakers. Fred Colantonio belongs to those, but there’s more: organized and professional, his talks are well prepared and he leaves nothing to hazardous fate. Fred has the ability to adapt his words to the audience, to the main topic and to a whole lot other parameters like a wizard.

One more thing: Fred helps to promote your event through social media. He’s available before the talk to sync with your crew, and most of all he’s there to talk with the participants after the presentation.

I urge you to book Fred for your next keynote speech. »

Gregory Van Ass, TEDxLiege organizer, January 12, 2017

Fred's Workshops & Seminars Major Topics

How can you get inspired by great business leaders and entrepreneurs to tackle your own challenges? How can you defeat obstacles, fear and excuses? Which rules can you apply to build a simple and robust action plan? How can you measure your progress and keep your motivation intact?

Find out how you can avoid the trap of excuses that cripple effective action. Identify obstacles that are keeping you away from realizing your ideas and projects. Build your own action plan in 5 simple steps and go back to work or home with your own individual challenge to rise to, with the KPIs to measure your progress and results.

Application on the job:

  • Identify key elements to a leader mindset and leadership skills
  • Foster massive effective action by demonstrating that any progress is possible
  • Sustain the process with a simple and effective action plan, monitoring and measurement tools

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How can you successfully spread your ideas and get people to follow your lead? How do you draw attention and captivate while remaining yourself and sincere? How can you inspire people with authenticity, whether it’s a wide audience or a single person?

Learn the public speaking techniques used by the greatest business communicators. Discover the tips and tricks to make your presentation a captivating articulated story. Understand how to build a pitch or talk that has high impact on people.

Application on the job:

  • Identify and understand the techniques used by the great business inspirers and communicators
  • Improve the process of creating and memorizing your presentation with simple tips and tricks that also reduce stress
  • Directly try and apply the ideas and notions

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What mindset can you adopt to significantly grow your influence and business relationships? How do you meet the right people likely to enrich your network and your business? How can you successfully develop your contact network?

Find out how influence can help you make a difference in the business world and networking events. Learn the keys which will allow you to create attractiveness and develop the right mindset and behavior to go beyond the simple address book and forge lasting and strong professional relationships.

Application on the job:

  • Understand simple keys to grow your network
  • Use the right tools to accelerate the creation of a useful relational network
  • Leads and actions to take immediately

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How can you introduce yourself to make an impression and get people you meet to remember you? How to reinvent and create new opportunities at every encounter? How to manage your professional identity, brand image and reputation with impact?

The current professional context is increasingly leading individuals to promote themselves in order to succeed. Discover how personal branding can boost your professional image and the perception others will have. Learn how to use your identity to promote yourself, increase your attractiveness and create a lasting brand around your name.

Application on the job:

  • Be more comfortable and fluid in professional contexts of self-presentation
  • Increase the impact of your posture and personal message
  • Have a personal action plan to self-train and have impact

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How to solve problems and get out of the dead-ends? How to instill a creativity and innovation spirit? How do creativity and innovation look alike and how are they different? How to implement them on a daily basis in your business and teams?

 

The current environment forces more and more companies, from all sectors, to reinvent themselves, to find new solutions to situations and new answers to customer or market demands. Learn to think outside the box and discover there is no box. Get used to simple tools that stimulate creativity. Understand how to stimulate creativity and innovation for you and your teams.

Application on the job:

  • Discover processes in a simple and fun way
  • Experiment with many games and exercises
  • Have directly applicable tips and tricks and a concrete action plan

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Testimonials

Since 2008, corporate organizations and business companies such as Allianz, AG Insurance, AXA, Generali, ING, Carrefour, NRJ-Nostalgie, Microsoft, Orange, Sales-Lentz, Voyages SNCF booked Fred for keynote speeches and workshops.

Participants are business owners and CEOs, managers, employees and entrepreneurs. They come from different business fields: sales, insurance, photography, travelling, public administration and entrepreneurship.

Education and institutions (Universities, associations and professional federations) also like to work with Fred: CCI (Chambers of Commerce and Industry), HEC, UQAM (University of Quebec At Montreal), and several federal publics departments in Belgium and France.

Fred delivers about 100 keynote speeches and talks par year. The audiences go from 50 to 1000 people.

He helps the participants have a better understanding and grasp on topics that are core to business development:

  • Entrepreneurship, leadership and self-empowerment
  • Innovation, creativity and differentiation
  • Digital transformation, social media and customer mindset

Fred also delivers workshops and masterclasses with small groups from 8 to 30 people.

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A Few Examples

  • When belgian business club Intermills launches officially, its founders organize an opening gala. Fred is chosen to ignite innovation among the +200 attendees.
  • In Montreal, when LaZoneVente.com holds its annual Motivation Kick-Off in 2016, Michel Bélanger asks Fred to inspire the +500 attendees and urge them to go for action with a L’attitude des Héros ® powerful keynote.
  • When the Club Wallonia Export (CWE) wants to gather its +120 membres to its annual dinner event, Fred gives a keynote speech about innovation.
  • When Orange organizes a 2-day convention in the South of France for its +850 managers, Fred is one of the speakers on a mission to inspire them to go for action and self-empowerment.
  • When CSD holds its employees’ day, 100 people go home full of positive entrepreneurial mindset.
  • When P&V Insurance wants to gather its board and then its agents networks, Fred gives 2 keynote speeches about inspired leadership and leaders of action to motivate the attendees.
  • When TEDx gets done in Liege (Belgium), GoToRo organizers ask Fred to be part of its first edition entitled « Rebirth », to tackle the topic of Perception of Failure.
  • When Union Professionnelle des Agences de Voyage (UPAV) (professional travel agencies federation) holds its annual congress for +200 travel professionals, Fred is there during 3 years with keynote speeches and workshops: in Croatia about digital strategy, in Greece about L’attitude des Héros ® and in France about innovation and selling ideas.
  • When the ObjectifCom event takes place annually, gathering +1500 attendees (business owners, entrepreneurs, communication managers, students), organizers put their trust in Fred for 4 years in a row. Fred talked about professional communication, and then, for 3 years, each L’attitude des Héros ® keynote takes place: Inspiration, Action, puis Purpose, in front of an audience ranging between 250 and 450 each time.