Pfizer

"Thank you again for your helpful, and down-to-earth approach to such a difficult subject."

Larry Fagerhaug, Pfizer

Motorola

"Your enthusiasm and humor greatly improved the overall experience and the interactivity of this program and participation among the audience retained their interest."

Annette Barnitz, Motorola, Inc.

Deloitte

“The presentation was beneficial because the discussion revolved around realistic examples and challenges.”

Gina Locascio, Deloitte

Baxter

"Karen's program provides terrific insight to improve the impact and effectiveness of communication with your co-workers, customers and friends. She delivers it in a warm and energetic style that connects with the audience and makes her program as much fun as it is educational."

Bob McKay, BCU, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

USDA

"I found your presentations to be inspiring. Your energy was boundless, your enthusiasm and humor compelling."

Kevin McGrath, Chief, Complaints Management Branch, Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Agriculture, Food Safety Inspection Service

ADME

"We appreciate the time you took to tailor your presentation to our audience as well as your enthusiasm and solid content."

Fran Rickenbach, Executive Vice President, Association of Destination Management Executives

ASNE

"I think she is fabulous. Her presentation is very high energy, but focused. She is very easy to work with."

Gregory Moore, Editor of the Denver Post, for American Society of Newspaper Editors

USG

“Your light-hearted and dynamic style intrigued the group and motivated them to follow the suggestions you provided.“

Shelly Green, Manager, Employee Relations, USG Corporation

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Karen E. Purves, M.A., International Speaker

Welcome! Imagine a speaker who provides inspiring programs filled with leading edge, relevant, immediate take-aways. Visualize your audience energized, laughing and participating. Award winning, Las Vegas-based speaker Karen Purves has built a solid client base providing these results for 13 years! What matters in ‘14? In tough times, effective communication is essential for success. As a communications expert, Karen shares immediately usable tips from prospecting to closing, from email to phone and in person, internally with staff or externally for customer service, sales or marketing.

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Shift not only happens... keys to transforming life’s challenges -- Karen’s energetic and compelling keynote shares her personal story of transforming personal challenges and inspires audiences to reach beyond seeming limitations. After years of examination, Karen has uncovered three keys to creating meaningful connections. Through her indefatigable spirit, Karen remains committed not only to “carpe diem” (seize the day), but seizing life, and helping others do the same. Overcoming adversity is a common bond all of us share. Karen shares how she alchemized difficulties into something stronger - and how you can too!

Smart talk; Genius results - maximizing the impact of your message - Do you know the main reason employees quit and customers leave? The answer has a lot to do with YOU! Identify new solutions to accelerate your connection with others, reduce uncooperative responses, and increase the likelihood of forming and sustaining trust-based relationships. These proven best practices help generate greater loyalty among clients and retain staff. Receive simple, concrete tips to do something differently and immediately make new choices that yield far better results. Increase your verbal intelligence as well as your value to your organization!

Building Rapport – the blueprint for creating true connections - Are you surrounded by people who exhibit an attitude of indifference or apathy? Karen brings her trademark humor and unforgettable energy to actively engage the audience during her program. Become up to date on the latest tactics to accelerate your ability to connect with others through formulas on effective listening, inquiry and empathy. Discover how to proactively generate productive and engaging conversations to create and sustain relationships with others in tough times. You’ll receive immediately usable solutions with direct relevance to your organization!

Ignite Your Influence - harnessing the power of persuasion – Most of us either want to get someone to do something or get someone to buy something, right? This program shares solutions so you can say “mission accomplished”! Identify best practices to convert others’ inspiration into action and get the results you want. You’ll hear new research on what top performers do differently. Whether your challenge is about changing behavior of those in your organization, or improving profitability, leave with specific principles and information you can use the same day to not only survive, but thrive in a tough economy!

Becoming a Lie Spy – clues if someone’s being honest - Want to better understand human behavior and help identify when people behave in a trustworthy manner? There’s a science to decoding unconscious behaviors and you can hone your observational skills to help you, and others, act with integrity. This innovative and engaging program shares numerous, practical, insider tips to identify cues and gain insight on human behavior. You’ll leave better able to gather information and trust your judgment about someone’s behavior to reduce deception. Karen shares specific steps to get to the truth, preventing costly mistakes, increasing positive outcomes and allowing you to make better decisions!

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Communicate With Strength - Key Words That Undermine Your Effectiveness - Got the right words? Laugh and learn in this high energy, fun-filled, humorous session offering the latest solutions in effective communication. What are you saying that’s causing your prospects and customers to scamper to your competition? Karen will tell you - and give you replacement words and phrases! Leave with an immediate, specific, action plan to talk smart, and achieve tail-wagging results!

Develop Response Ability – Secrets to Getting Email Replies - Do you know the four letter word that instantly increases the response rate to your emails? Find out the answer plus laugh as you learn in this cutting edge, jam packed, interactive session filled with proven email tips. Email marketing and sales expert Karen Purves, M.A. shares easy, time-saving solutions to make your emails stand out in the crowd and how she gets over a 90% response rate to her emails. For cold and warm leads alike, converting contacts to cash often relies on email. Bring examples of subject lines and text that you'd like to refine for maximum effectiveness. After participating in this program attendees, on average, said their ability to write a more effective email improved 74%.

Wag More, Bark Less - Reducing Negativity in the Workplace - Deal with difficult people? Spend most of your day handling personality conflicts among staff or clients? Explore 14 different ways people express negativity and learn a tip for dealing with each one. You’ll learn effective skills on handling a broad spectrum of negative personality styles - and see how you can adjust your own attitude to help stay positive and improve organizational excellence! Receive tips on exactly what to say to whom, so you can go back to work and do something different immediately. After participating in this program attendees, on average, said their ability to handle negative situations in the workplace improved 28%.

Throw them a bone - selling differently to men and women - Karen pairs her relatable, funny and energetic style with her original scientific research to offer attendees a unique, current, content-rich program on maximizing buy-in from men and women on procedures, products and services. This session offers the latest in cutting edge brain science and answers your questions on the best way to influence men and women during the sales process. Audience members will leave with 12 techniques to apply immediately to thrive in a challenging economy!

Additional programs available!

How is Karen Different?

Bold. Spunky. Credible.  Karen uses improv skills honed at The Second City (think: “Whose line is it anyway?”) to offer interactive, customized programs using audience examples during each session – a winning combo of content and fun, for results-oriented programs that always offer immediately usable tips. Here’s a little equation to help you get to know me: Karen = actual 3-time game show winner (lots of energy) + a little bit of Tina Fey (funny, improv) +  a dash of Wikipedia (cutting edge content!)

Four Reasons You Can be Confident Hiring Karen

Four reasons you can be confident hiring Karen:

  1. Karen offers this guarantee: in any program you choose, she’ll offer useful material in an engaging way with immediately usable information.
  2. Karen understands what matters to planners (“having a speaker that is flexible and easy to work with and makes you look good!”) and attendees (“give us something enjoyable that we haven’t heard before and is worth our time and attention!”)
  3. Karen has a proven track record with clients from Fortune 100 companies to associations to government, from Las Vegas to Bangkok
  4. Audiences sense that Karen truly cares about their success which, combined with her contagious energy, generates an active dialogue with the audience. She specializes in mixing some solid science and research with humorous personal stories to deliver practical, proven, solution oriented “how to techniques” to apply for business success

Fees

Karen offers a range of fees to meet most budgets. After a telephone call to assess your program goals, you'll  receive a written quote. It's very important to me that I provide you with at least one option that meets your budget needs so kindly call 702-260-6842 or email karen@innovativeimpact.com with your inquiry. I look forward to the opportunity to bring value to your event!

Karen E. Purves, M.A.
innovative impact
1038 Country Skies Ave.
Las Vegas NV 89123 USA
cell: 702-724-4912 (phone and text)
fax: 717-924-4912
karen@innovativeimpact.com or or samneph@earthlink.net
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