EO RALEIGH DURHAM:  PAST EVENTS

 

2012:

September:  EO Dine Around

 Connect with your fellow EO members over a fun dinner in the home of another chapter member. Come mix and mingle with members you haven't seen all year as well as the ones you see each month.

Where will you end up for dinner? Who will be with you? No one knows and that is half the fun! Spouses and significant others are welcome, so line up those sitters and prepare to have an amazing time. Friendships built, relationships bonded, and the EO family at its best. Sign up today to participate in what is guaranteed to be one of the best events of the year!

September:  Reality Marketing Revolution with Eric Keiles

Are you ready for the revolution? If so, this book and speaker gives you the tools to compete - and win - in today's tough-minded business world. You will market your company in an efficient, effective and profitable way and reap the work-life balance that can make entrepreneurship so rewarding, both financially and personally.

Reality Marketing Revolution™ will provide innovative marketing strategies and tactics to realistically meet the budgets and goals of your small- or medium-sized business. This book will reveal how you can slash your expenses and increase the response to your marketing, all the while generating more opportunities and accelerating growth and profits. Along with explaining how to identify, recognize and address customers' pains, it will guide you in making your company stand out from the rest of the herd and in structuring a Marketing Machine™ that will churn out sales. You will also learn how to use the Internet to your ultimate marketing advantage and build an effective information pipeline.

August:  The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness with David Rendall

What do you wish you could change about yourself? Are you too loud or too quiet, too hyperactive or too sedentary, too organized or too messy? You get the idea.

Most people think that they should find and fix their weaknesses. However, most of us never make much progress trying to eliminate our worst traits. In fact, our weaknesses are actually the best clue to our strengths. In this funny and counter-intuitive talk, David shows how to find success and improve performance by starting with weaknesses — and embracing them rather than trying to deny them.

We will also complete an assessment, which will help you identify your unique strength/weakness combinations, and discuss how to use the freak factor to improve employee engagement and productivity. 

May:  Entrepreneur Health Program

Entrepreneurs need all the help they can get to manage and reduce stress.  We hosted a morning of techniques from the experts at Duke Integrative Medicine.

March: Bell Leadership Institude:  Money, Families & Children

DrBell is one the most sought after presenters in the country on the topic of leadership.  The BellLeadership Institute is based right in our back yard at UNC - Chapel Hill. 

A recognized leader in executive education and development, Bell Leadership Institute has helped organizations develop leadership mastery through its programs and services since 1972.  Their training programs are built on DrBell’s Four Laws of Leadership and have been used by more than 500,000 leaders, more than 4,700 organizations and in over 30 countries.

2011:

November:  Rockefeller Habiits with Verne Harnish

On November 17,Verne Harnish led his Mastering the Rockefeller Habits workshop at the McKimmon Center at NC State University. EO Raleigh-Durham sponsored this event and we have secured discounts for members and their executive teams. 

Verne is one of the founders of EO and it is a great privilege to have him come to Raleigh and present one of his workshops. If you want a flavor of what you will get by attending this event, you can watch one of his clips on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/gazellestv#p/u/16/NyCLl1OF8Cw.

October:  Supercharged Sales with Jack Daly

Jack Daly is a high-octane speaker on topics of sales and sales management. Jack started a mortgage company in 1985 with 3 colleagues. In 18 months, they grew the company to 750 employees and 22 offices nationwide, posting total profits of $42 million in the first 3 years.  He is an expert in sales and sales management inspiring audiences to take action in customer loyalty and personal motivation.

September:  Double Header with Cameron Herold from 1-800-GOT-JUNK

Cameron was the Chief Operating Officer of 1-800-GOT-JUNK for 7 years. During that time, he helped the company grow from $2 million in revenues to $105 million in revenues with no debt and no outside funding. In addition to being an excellent company operator, Cameron is also an expert on PR. He built the PR team at 1-800-GOT-JUNK and landed over 5,000 stories for the company in 6 years using a very unique approach to PR that you have probably never seen.  Cameron is a top-rated EO speaker and also teaches at the EO MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program.

During his session with EO Raleigh/Durham, Cameron will share tips for building your company culture to help set the stage for rapid growth. He will also provide practical techniques and strategies for getting a boatload of PR coverage, even without a PR firm.

February:  Gettings Things Done- Mastering Workflow Workshop

A day with one of the top coaches for David Allen, the author of Getting Things Done, and the creator of the GTD System. He is going to lead a full-day event "GTD Mastering Workflow" on FEBRUARY 24. This workshop is everything that you and your employees will need to have your productivity skyrocket.

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2010:

November:  The Upside of Irrationality with Best Selling Author, Dan Ariely

Author of the New York Times best-seller Predictably Irrational, and named by Fortune Magazine as one of the ten new gurus you should know about, Dan Ariely will discuss how his research on behavioral economics to offer a more positive and personal take on human irrationality's implications for life, business, and public policy.

In this keynote speech on November 11, he will examine irrational idiosyncrasies as the IKEA effect (if you build something, pride and sentimental attachment are likely to give you an inflated sense of its quality) and the Baby Jessica effect (why we respond to one person's suffering but not to the suffering of many). He shares ways to make real personal and societal changes, and what behavioral patterns we must identify to improve how we love, live, work, innovate, manage, and govern.

Ariely's research has been widely applied, he's worked with an impressive list of firms such as Procter and Gamble, Bank of America and Match.com. His work has been featured in leading scholarly journals as well as a variety of popular media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Business 2.0, Scientific American, and Science. He has also been featured on CNN and National Public Radio. Dan publishes widely in the leading scholarly journals in economics, psychology, and business. He splits his time between Princeton, NJ, and Cambridge, MA. Ariely received a PhD in business administration from Duke University, a PhD and MA in cognitive psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA in psychology from Tel Aviv University.

October:  Communicate to be Hear and Remembered with Christina Harbridge

Communicating to be Heard and Remembered(TM) Workshop with legendary EO member, Christina Harbridge, is designed to increase your verbal influence, especially when it really matters. Learn earn how your innate strength is your greatest asset in today’s communication culture, and how to apply these strengths in all your relationships.

You will learn how to:

  • Communicate to be heard and remembered with any audience 
  • Increase your verbal influence and make a message memorable 
  • Apply these skills to coaching, public speaking/presentations, one-on-one communication, and small group environments


The only person who likes lecture is the person giving it: this will be a fun hands-on participatory session! Do not expect to sit and listen.

September:  Race to Success

Get your speed on at RushHour Karting in Garner NC. See if you can beat your fellow EO members at the largest indoor high-speed go-karting facility in North Carolina. Plus, get expert tips on driving from Dan Unkefer, Chief of Instruction at the National Auto Sport Association, professional race car driver, and CEO of High Performance Concepts. We have the entire track to ourselves, plus drinks and food (drinks and food are AFTER we drive!). Dan will also share some inspirational ideas on how to relate racing concepts to increase our performance both in the office and on the road.

August:  Running Your Business with the End Game in Mind

A roundtable discussion led by Ken Marks of High Rock Partners and include legal experts from our chapter sponsor Williams Mullen; accounting expertise from our chapter sponsor Cherry Bekaert and Holland; and former members and chapter founders Bill Laughlin of Orion International and Jim Baker of Ockham.  

Our panel will share legal, accounting, finance and operational secrets to running your businesswith a clear vision on exit strategy.  Even if you do not intend to sell your business in the near future, this event will help you run your business more effectively and set up your company for exit, should you find that strategy attractive in the future.

July:  Lunch with Dr. Gerald Bell- Building a Great Company

DrBell is one the most sought after presenters in the country on the topic of leadership.  The BellLeadership Institute is based right in our back yard at UNC - Chapel Hill. 

A recognized leader in executive education and development, Bell Leadership Institute has helped organizations develop leadership mastery through its programs and services since 1972.  Their training programs are built on DrBell’s Four Laws of Leadership and have been used by more than 500,000 leaders, more than 4,700 organizations and in over 30 countries.