Speaking

Our President, Ron Taylor, is a dynamic, internationally-known speaker. With his wealth of experience in the private sector, the non-profit sector and academia, along with his renowned dry wit, he will educate, inspire and entertain your audience. He has spoken at the National Press Club, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives, the Central Intelligence Agency, the PMI International Leadership Institute and the Centre for Advanced Studies in Munich, among many other venues. He is represented by the Washington Speakers Bureau.

Some of Ron’s most popular topics are:

– The Leader in the Mirror: Five Secrets of Great Leaders
– Recalculating: Little Changes Can Mean a Lot
– What the Dog Saw: How to Refine Your Leadership Presence
– You Are Not the Boss of Me: How to Avoid Being the Victim of Bosses in Your Life

Take a quick look at what the following leaders have said about Ron’s speeches, and contact us to have Ron speak to your organization.

“Thanks for delivering such an excellent keynote today at the IRS. The audience enjoyed your real life stories and humor, and you made people step back from their everyday work and think about their leadership style, successes and areas for improvement. This was truly professional development. ”

– Carol Huber, Chief, Infrastructure Project Management, I.R.S.

“It was a pleasure listening to your keynote today. I found your message compelling and appreciated your clarity. Your examples were top-notch, and you have a rare ability to be not only a good messenger, but one who emphasizes the message over himself. That is a rare quality indeed!”

– Fred Apelquist, Staff Writer at GotQuestions.org

“Ron has a unique gift for telling a story with a powerful message by simplifying complex ideas. His subtle yet witty delivery kept me engaged and chuckling throughout the presentation. What is amazing about Ron is he can so easily translate his wisdom into something that resonates with each member of the audience. I can’t wait for the next opportunity to hear him speak!”

– Diana Castaldo, President, Bonaros Consulting

“Inspiration can come from different sources; Ron’s comes from experience; mine now comes from Ron. After reading his perspectives on leadership and listening to his presentations, I found myself appreciating just how deeply he understands the subject and how much I can benefit from his solid and enduring message. Ron’s enlightened insights bring much appreciated clarity to my understanding of the subject. He connected with me as a reader and a listener as if we were having a one-on-one chat with a trusted friend.”

– Michael O’Brochta, President, Zozer, Inc.

“Ron’s speeches are an inspiration and constant source of positive direction! He provides both wit and thoughtfulness to life’s everyday situations. I highly recommend Ron Taylor as a speaker to any group of professionals seeking realistic motivation.”

– Darla Howard-Ramirez, Chair, PMIWDC

“I would like to thank you personally for taking the time last night to speak at the monthly meeting of the DC Chapter of the Project Management Institute. The information and perspective you shared, in such an engaging manner, was both timeless and priceless. I literally cannot find the words to express how much I appreciated what you had to say, and how much I enjoyed the way you delivered it. You are quite possibly the best speaker I have had the pleasure of listening to.

Thanks again, Mr. Taylor. What a gift you gave us last night!”

– William Willer, Assistant Treasurer, Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

“Ron Taylor did an outstanding job leading the November 18, 2011 Leadership Breakfast in Reston, VA. His topic was “What the Dog Saw” and, through this humorous perspective, Ron facilitated a highly interactive discussion about how we learn from leaders based not on what they do, but on what we see. The overwhelming feedback after the session was that it was both informative and fun for our group of seasoned leaders. I highly recommend Ron to any group looking for an outstanding speaker.”

– Allan Croll, CEO eKnow, Inc.

“I was unable to attend your June 2010 PMI WDC dinner speaking engagement entitled, “The Leader in the Mirror”, but just finished watching a video of it on the PMIWDC website. Please know that I have never been moved to send an email like this before, but I enjoyed your talk so much I had to take a moment to thank you for this wonderful presentation. It was the best and most helpful PMIWDC presentation that I’ve seen or attended in person.

Again, sincere thanks for sharing these insights and lessons in leadership. Your presentation is a gem, and I am very happy that PMIWDC captured it for the enjoyment and inspiration of those who were unable to attend that evening.”

– Rich Manegio, Director Product and Partner Services, Symantec Corp

“I just wanted to send a note of appreciation for your presentation for my MBA class. Your skills and experience as a leader shone through, and the students were very interested in what you had to say. It is rare to find someone who has been such a successful “doer” and can translate that experience into a compelling presentation, but you managed to accomplish just that. Your stories were an excellent balance to your experience. Pacing and timing were perfect. All in all, it was a very engaging and powerful presentation!”

– Dr. Barbara Hoopes, Virginia Tech

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