Boost your career with these Elevate breakout sessions
Elevate, a new professional development conference created by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, will give you the chance to elevate your career with a day full of motivational speakers, breakout sessions and a networking event featuring Oklahoma City’s best brews and bites. Elevate will be held at the Cox Convention Center on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In addition to three keynote speakers—NYT bestselling author David Epstein, motivational speaker Walter Nusbaum and local business leader Amy Downs—Elevate will feature more than 50 breakout sessions, allowing attendees to customize their learning experience.
Each breakout session is included in at least one track: new employees, new managers, sales, small business, entrepreneurs, accounting and legal. The categories can be used as a guide for where to start scheduling your day, but attendees are free to choose their own adventure based on the session topics and speakers that interest you. A sample of the more than 50 breakout sessions and speakers include:
Using your story to grow your business
Brad Bishop, Owner, Bishop Branding
Using the StoryBrand method, this session will help you clarify your message, connect with customers and grow your business. You will walk away with an actionable to-do list to start getting results immediately.
Workforce development: Creating great employees
Shelley Cadamy, Partner, The Mettise Group
Finding employees with all the right skills, experience and cultural fit is a challenge and won’t get easier anytime soon. Instead of recruiting employees, learn how to create the workers your company needs to stay strong and prosper. Audience participation is encouraged, so attendees should bring real world hiring challenges to the event.
Better results through asking questions
David Curran, Head of Business Development, Sandler Training
Ever been frustrated because you visited with a team member, coworker, client, or prospect then found out they didn't tell you everything? Or have you wasted time in a useless meeting or appointment? If yes, you would want to attend this session. Attendees will learn why we struggle to ask questions, how to ask more / better questions, how to ask the right questions, and how to uncover the information you really want instead of just scraping the surface.
Vote for prom king or queen: Get crowned on page 1 Google ranking
Stacy Eads, CEO, Stacy Eads, LLC
If you wanted to be crowned Prom King or Queen, you’d need votes to reach your goal, right? The same is true to be crowned the King or Queen of Page 1 on Google Search. In this class, all the techy jargon will be thrown out the window, and you’ll get a clear checklist for how to attain votes with Google.
Becoming a trusted co-worker
Rhonda Y. Thompson, Sr. Training Specialist, OGE Energy Corp.
Do you find it hard to trust people? Do you allow past experiences to hold you back? Come prepared to identify the signs of a trusted co-worker and the steps to becoming a trusted co-worker. Attend this session to learn to model the trust you want.