Calvin rocked our participants and wanted more! He brought key take aways for our leadership team to be able to deliver on in the workplace along with inspiration for success. We will be having Calvin return and make an impact on others.
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures
Calvin’s approach to his keynote address with the American Camp Association was spot on and I wish other presenters would take the time to become familiar with our audience’s issues the way he did. His address on Servant Leadership was particularly effective because of the first-hand conversations Calvin scheduled with camp professionals prior to learn about their dreams, challenges, and emerging issues. This preparation, along with a genuine commitment to servant leadership, sprinkled with humor and personal stories made for and exceptionally impactful experience for audience.
Chief Program Officer
American Camp Association
Calvin is an awesome speaker and great motivator! He brings high energy to the events and generates real excitement with the audience. He has a talent for connecting with the audience and brings them along on the journey. He is inspiring, honest, knowledgeable and genuine! The audience hangs on every word and leaves the event with a desire to take their ‘game’ to the next level. Calvin’s engagement with the audience creates a dynamic energy and enthusiasm that is infectious!
Regional Director of Sales
Calvin spoke at the Aimbridge Hotel GM and Sales conference to 800+ people and had us all on our feet filled with motivation and energy in minutes. He spoke right to our business, hospitality, service and that our people make the difference. He was so good that I invited Calvin to the Windsor Court Hotel on two separate occasions to speak to my entire associate team. Again, each time they left the meeting totally motivated to WOW our customers and “move like they mean it”. Thanks so much for your energy and positive attitude.
Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans
Calvin closed out our Annual Meeting with a thoughtful and impactful keynote. He reinforced our brand message, which included new company values, and elevated his presentation to connect with the leaders of our organization. His delivery is fun and entertaining yet credible and genuine. Thank you Calvin!
I couldn’t be more pleased with the results of your presentation. Our audience enjoyed it immensely! They spoke about it throughout the event. You got them energized and set a perfect tone for what was a long day of industry learning.
Teri L. Lanza
Inside Self-Storage/ Global Exhibitions
I have had the privilege to work with Calvin on multiple events and conferences. Calvin was an integral part of our 2017 Leadership and Education conferences with Advenir Living. His ability to engage an audience and deliver a message in a fun and meaningful way is top notch. Calvin is adaptable and truly gets customer service, and his communication style reaches across all associate levels. He is a true professional in every sense of the word. I look forward to working with Calvin again in the future.
Director of Marketing and Employee Development
Calvin spoke at our company kickoff and blew us all away with his energy and excitement. Besides being a captivating speaker – he reminded everyone in the room why we come to work every day – to connect with our customers and help them thrive. In a fast growing company like ours, reinforcing that message is key – Calvin did that and he also brought the beat and got people out of their seats!
SVP of Customer Success at Toast
I first met Calvin over ten years ago as a featured speaker for a Minnesota MPI (Meeting Professionals International) program. His message was authentic, easy to understand, and also memorable. I have worked with and seen many speakers in my over 18 years in the meeting industry and Calvin is a class act. He is a professional inside and outside of the session room and stage. I had the pleasure of booking Calvin for a recent client event and he went above and beyond in a whole new way! I don’t know many speakers as flexible and versatile as Calvin and that is just one of the reasons he remains a speaker I refer and book.
Sean R. Schuette
CMP – Event Staretgist & Solutions Partner
Schuette on Duty Solutions LLC
The ICONIC Framework™ is designed to provide companies with a systematic approach to achieving and maintaining iconic status.
Consistently delivering memorable customer service is the pathway to customer loyalty. There’s an iconic energy hidden inside of every company, you just need to know the steps to get there.
Iconic brands have a purpose beyond money and provide a brand experience that stands out from the crowd and serves as a shining symbol of excellence to which other brands aspire.
Repetition is an astounding prevalent feature of music, and it’s the same for business. Purchase repetition and sharing experiences is prevalent to the success of any iconic brand.
The power of your brand lies in your ability to make an emotional connection with your customers. Research shows that 80% of buyers will pay more for better a better customer experience.
The experience economy we live in today requires an authentic leader who can promote a customer-centered culture and paint a vivid and real picture of the brand vision for employees and customers alike.
The Four P's of Iconicity
- Define your purpose
- Amplify your story
- Discover your Blue Diamond
- The more intense you are about your purpose, the more it will illuminate
- Make and Emotional connection with your customers and employees
- Immerse yourself in the employee and customer experience.
- Maximize the return on every customer interaction.
- Own it! Live it! Love it!
- Magnify your vision
- Lead with immeasurable passion and vitality
- E.E.I. Engage. Empower. Inspire.
- Never Lose the Beat!
- Consistently reinforce what matters most
- Commit to constant innovation and curiosity