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Speaking Engagements by Bill Truby...

Engaging… Inspiring… Life-Changing.

Looking for a  Different Speaker for your Conference, Business Meeting, Virtual Event, or Podcast?

Bill brings the background of common-sense learning (being raised on a cattle ranch), a B.A. in Theology, an M.A. in Psychology, the experience of a MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist), AND nearly 30 years of business practice to the table.

These multiple perspectives and backgrounds synergize to bring amazingly simple, yet powerful tools to leaders and managers – tools that have been proven over and over for nearly four decades.

Your audience will walk away with immediate lessons learned they can implement to improve their businesses, their teams, AND their personal life. 

Is Bill Qualified? Most definitely, Yes!

Bill has been speaking since he was in his late teens. Even at that age, he had a natural ability to captivate an audience, and engage them with meaningful content. Over the past many decades, he has been a sought after speaker for associations, large companies, events and multi-disciplined gatherings.

Whether his audience is 50 people in a hotel ballroom or five to six thousand people in a large auditorium, Bill is not only comfortable, but the reviews of his effectiveness are stellar. He is entertaining, motivational, and educational. Audiences walk away having laughed AND learned.

He has spoken in a one to two hour format, and has a special skill in keeping people engaged and motivated…all day! It is not unusual for a participant to say, “That 8 hours flew by. It felt like 30 minutes.”

Additionally, Bill tailors his presentation to your audience’s perspectives, skill level, and vocabulary. He has been successful speaking to a multi-hundred audience of healthcare professionals and has put on his boots and jeans to speak with hardcore construction workers. He truly can connect and communicate a message for any group of people.

Signature Topics

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Power in the Chair: The Hidden (and Often Unknown) Power in the Leadership Role

For decades, the world has focused on building better leaders. Why? Because “nothing trickles up.” As goes the leaders, so goes the company. That fact is undeniable.

Most people don’t realize the unintended consequences they create by not understanding “the power in the chair.” This presentation motivates and inspires the audience to understand the impact they have on others as a leader. And…quite frankly… this topic often stuns the listeners.

Understanding the hidden power in the leadership role, helps your audience maximize their leadership potential, and prevent unintended negative consequences.

Top Takeaways:

  • Understand the hidden power in your role – that can leverage your influence, or damage it if you aren’t aware of this power.
  • Learn the simple ways to motivate and engage people using the power in the leadership role.
  • Find out how to maximize your influence, and even be more respected when you treat people as a leader.
How To Leverage Your Time Through Flawless Delegation

For anyone leading a high-performing team, delegation is not a luxury – it is a requirement.

To function at the best performance, each person on a team needs to understand what is delegated to them and what outcomes are expected. Yet, delegation is often NOT done, or done in such a way that accountability is weak.

Learn a simple yet powerful delegation tool that covers every eventuality a leader could encounter in the delegation process. Not only does it prevent problems (or lack of follow-through), it shows leaders how to fix the problem if it occurs.

Top Takeaways:

  • Understand how to give people the motivation to “own” what is delegated and want to follow through.
  • Be prepared for ANY negative eventuality regarding the delegation process and KNOW how to prevent it.
  • Learn the four reasons a person wouldn’t follow through – how to find the reason…AND, how to fix it – for good!
Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make (and How NOT to Make These)

The leadership component of any company is incredibly important – “as does the leader, so goes the company”.

Become a better leader by learning about the top 10 mistakes leaders make.

The best thing about these mistakes, it’s often easy to fix them once you acknowledge and accept that you are making them AND you focus on changing your behavior.

Top Takeaways:

  • Learn the five constants of leadership that apply to any leader.
  • Identify IF you are making any of these top 10 mistakes. 
  • Understand how these mistakes affect you and your staff. 
  • Learn how to can make simple changes immediately
Personality Clashes? Learn How to Spot Four Personality Types and Best Interact with Each

At the heart of every interaction is communication. The quality of that communication dictates the quality of the relationship – be it in your personal life, or your professional life.

But successful communication goes beyond the learnings you have heard before (such as the 3 components of communication) and is also impacted by the personality type of both the communicator and the listener.

Learn how to ensure healthier communications, and therefore relationships, in all walks of life.

Top Takeaways:

  • Find out why people have personality clashes – at work AND at home.
  • Understand how different personality types, or temperaments, can be extremely difficult.
  • Learn a quick and easy solution to gain rapport, communicate with, and effectively interact with ANY personality type.
Critical Tips for Leading in a Crisis

For overwhelmed leaders trying to take care of their business and teams during these stressful times (or any other business crisis), how they act, and interact with their team, has a massive impact both during the threat and after.

After working with hundreds of leaders over the last 40 years during their own business crises and recently supporting a healthcare facility with over 80 locations during the Covid Pandemic, learn more about how to lead in a crisis.

Top Takeaways:

  • Learn about the top 10 tips to leverage your leadership into a positive impact during a crisis.
  • Start implementing a simple three-step process to deal with change and help those around you.
  • Find out about the hidden power of leadership that you may not be aware of.

Custom Topics

Looking for something more unique or custom for your audience?

Bill has spent 30 years developing custom presentations and training based on a client’s particular needs. If it’s a business or leadership topic, Bill can talk about it!

Contact us for additional topics such as the following (and so many more):

Team Structure & Management

Stress Management

Staff/Team Issues (aka People Problems)

Discovering Your Purpose

Breaking Habits

Self-Esteem and Confidence

Live a Balanced Life

Trust & Accountability

Leadership versus Management

Motivation

Testimonials and Experience

Bill Truby has conducted a wide variety of excellent organizational and personal development seminars for hospitals throughout the Catholic Healthcare West system. His expertise and communication skill has been of immense value to our organization. He is a riveting speaker and is an expert at tailoring his presentations to the particular audience he is addressing. I highly recommend his services.

Steve Sibilsky

Principal & Director of Communications, Sibilsky & Associates

One of Bill’s excellent skills is his ability to quickly assess his audience and tailor his speeches to be relevant and provide suggestions that are immediately implementable. He is a dynamic speaker who keeps his audiences’ interest.

Joan Underwood

Practice Lead, BSI Services and Solutions

Bill Truby has the talent and creativity to offer practical information in a humorous manner. Bill brings his heartfelt compassion and understanding for people to all he does.

I have had the pleasure of hearing him speak in larger groups as well as more intimate settings. He is natural. He tells stories that stick. He is spontaneous. He uses his intuition to address his audience. He is inspiring. He keeps the energy in the room alive while being authentic. He encourages audience participation and even interactive exercises or games to illustrate a point!

Joy von Skepsgardh

Private Business Owner

Acquiring personal fulfillment is a significant achievement that cannot typically be obtained alone. Bill Truby specializes in helping people achieve personal fulfillment by balancing their desired outcomes with his experienced perspective resulting in greater expected results. Bill’s keen ability to identify an individuals or a groups attributes enables him to address people in a powerful and effective manner. I recommend Bill as a speaker based on his aforementioned gift, but also because of this superb delivery in clearly explaining ideas, telling stories, and teaching personal and professional skills.

Dan Kelleher, MSc, PG

Owner, Midwest Geosciences Group

Additional Clients

Though Bill has conducted thousands of speaking engagements within the companies he has worked with, with hundreds of attendees in a session, he also has been a sought after speaker for companies needing someone to teach and motivate their leaders and staff.

Following are just a few:

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Association of California Nurse Leaders, American Institute of Architects, AORN (Association of periOperative RNs), College of the Siskiyous, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, County of Siskiyou, Grand Jury of Siskiyou County, Heritage Singers, Merced County Human Services Agency, Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce, Physician’s Health Partnership, Riverside County, Solano Mental Health, and many more.

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