Clear language that inspires
Ever read a lifeless cover letter, a proposal full of jargon, or a boring bio? Ever written one?
We get it. You’re dying to sound like a human being, but your voice is drowning in all the corporate babble and creativit-ese.
Lee & Emily to the rescue. No, we will not teach you proper English. We just want to keep your audience awake with clear language that inspires.
Bring your best conference bio, session description, or landing page copy. If you can handle a little tough love, you may walk away with the most human writing you’ve ever done.
The Skinny: 3 things you will do in this session
- Experience why your words matter
- Learn to paint a verbal picture
- Launch your writing future
Emily Nichols’ professional background might fool you. It’s true that she is a leader and an engineer in manufacturing. It’s true that she can use statistics to optimize the production rate of granola bars and the longevity of the paint on your car. And it’s also true that she summarized her master’s thesis in 5 Dr. Seuss rhymes. Her energetic presence brings “the silly” to complement the science.
Emily’s special talents are spotting opportunities, imagining alternative possibilities, and inspiring others to action. Be sure to tell her about your next big challenge – she has a knack for connecting ideas, possibilities and people to help you get there faster.
Emily is a returning presenter. Click here to see their sessions from previous years.
Lee Kitchen is Workshop Leader/Speaker/Presenter and inspired Innovation Catalyst with 30+ years of driving creativity-in-action at Disney.
Now he’s launched his own company serving businesses hungry for a-la-carte (and over the top) strategic innovation sessions infused with tools and techniques to stimulate contagious creative culture change and ‘dream team’ driven innovation! How? Using a unique blend of ‘different thinking’ mixed with proven creative problems solving processes (and just the right amount of magic)!
Lee is a returning presenter. This year’s sessions:
- Biodanza or wabi dancing (Sophie Harvey)
- Boardroom Bushcraft How to thrive in any environment (Peter Zapf)
- Bouffon for Presenters (Massimo Agostinelli)
- Branding Boot Camp Bigger, better branding (Janet Rouss)
- The Convergence Challenge Navigating the emotional potholes of decision-making (Ismet Mamnoon)
- Creativity Beyond “A-ha!” (Dan Bigonesse, Katie Tagye)
- Cryptocurrencies Playing with the chain of trust (James McAnanama)
- Dash It Weh How to release your stuff and embrace the perfection of your imperfection (Marguerite Orane)
- Deep Listening Sonic awareness meditation (Paul Groncki)
- Elements of Creativity Tapping into natural elements to inspire our creative selves (Susannah Childers)
- Facilitating Impossible People Strategies to handle difficult personalities (Dawn DePasquale)
- Flower-up Your Process! Warning, this session is experimental. (Alexandre Eisenchteter)
- Game On! (Sharon Fisher)
- Gender Role Reversal What daily life really feels like for the opposite sex (Susan Robertson)
- Glimpses Exploring deeper realities (William Sturner)
- The Good, the Bad, and the Funny Celebrating perfect imperfection (Alison Cohen, Megan Mitchell)
- Grow | Transform | Emerge (Ana Matic, Goran Matic)
- Mirror, Mirror Feedback for creativity and change (John Sedgwick)
- The Museum of Me (Lisa Baxter)
- Objects of Genius Unleash creative genius with an apple and a chair (Philippe Brasseur)
- Out-of-the-Box Persona Crack your personality shell to build better relationships (Julia Zarina)
- Pages to Color (Emily White)
- Play with Ambiguity How might PLAY make more of our potential when facing complexity and uncertainty? (Katrin Elster)
- The Power of Power Learning to facilitate from positions of privilege or power (Robert Wakulat, Denise Pinto)
- Preach it! Applying the primal wisdom of preaching and storytelling to your presentations and talks (Allan Cole)
- Raising Individual Resilience Adapting to change (Deborah Jann, Giselle Kovary)
- Restore Repair an object, repair your soul (Leonardo Muñoz)
- Shower Thinking An Introduction to the art, science, and process of incubation (Clare Dus, Kristen Peterson)
- Simply Drawing (Kaz Ogino)
- Stay Sane (in an insane world) (Jens Hoffmann)
- Stimulocity Using expressive arts as stimulus for creation (Lee Kitchen, Terri Segal)
- Stop Selling Solar Panels Your customers don’t care about your products or services (Yoel Kluk)
- Threads An intuitive game that reveals our connections with self, others and universal energy (Karen Rudolf)
- The Wabi-Sabi Brain Or how to love the perfectly imperfect mind (Marc Hurwitz)
- Wabi-Sabi Conversation (Newell Eaton, Allie Middleton)
- Wabi-Sabi Poutine Can interculturality be a part of the challenge? (Jerome Faytre)
- Word Up! Clear language that inspires (Emily Nichols, Lee Kitchen)
- Writing the Vignette A first step in memoir writing (Michelle Tokarczyk)
- Yes, And … No, But (Janeen Halliwell, Paul Fleming)
- Your Magical Journey Experiencing the art and practice of magic (Bruce Baum)
- …or why not just hop to another random session?