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Status Quo Must Go by Frank Keck

February 3, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

About Event:

Spark Ideas, Solve Problems, and Re-think the Status Quo How much time do you spend each week putting out the same fires? Do you wait until something is broken to fix it? Learn how to get to the root cause of the situation so you stop bandaging the problem. Experience a paradigm shift from being reactive to being proactive by developing the attitude, knowledge, and skills you need to become a Solutions Guru. Learn how to help your teams to have this same shift. All this while you are having a great time laughing, learning and interacting with other remarkable people!


  • Spark ideas to create better ways of doing things
  • Let go of the status quo and develop something remarkable
  • Get to the root cause of a situation and fix the true issue
  • Eliminate “stop gap” solutions and find long-term solutions
  • Turn your culture into a proactive, positive change machine
  • Learn Three innovation tools to help “think outside the box”.


Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016, 9:00AM to 4:30PM

About Presenter:

It all began in Mrs. Stannard’s 4th grade class. Frank was asked a question by his friend Todd, and not wanting to draw the attention of everyone else (and thus making that other student feel demeaned), Frank whispered in Todd’s ear some helpful information. (This was not during a test, we do not condone cheating!) Todd perked right up and gasped loudly enough for everyone to hear, “Ah, now I get it!” Todd went on to incredible heights that year in 4th grade and Frank realized the value of “whispering”.

Ms. Tighe’s English class, junior year of high school. Frank is entered in an original comedy speech contest, does 10 minutes of impromptu speaking and wins the competition. Frank learned the value of making people laugh as a way of keeping their attention and impacting their memories.

Fast forward to 1979, Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO. Frank is attending a Zig Ziglar conference and sees how Zig can inspire thousands of people at once by speaking to a group of people (as opposed to just Todd). Frank realized the power of speaking to groups of people.

1990 and Frank is working for an international training company. He is being taught how to facilitate their signature training program. Frank’s mentor and boss, Steve, keeps telling Frank the same things over and over, and then making Frank practice them over and over. He makes Frank tell him how using these new skills has helped him be a better facilitator. Frank learned the importance of an ongoing learning cycle to improve behavior.

2006 and Frank receives his Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association. This confirms with Frank and thousands of others what Zig taught Frank back in St. Louis. You can get anything you want in life by helping other people get what they want.

A few years ago, Frank is at a dinner and meets the woman of his dreams. He realizes that in order to achieve a goal, you must first have a dream.

PDUs: 7

Talent Triangle Category: Technical 2 + Leadership 1 + Strategic 4

Location: Spark at Lipscomb, 3252 Aspen Grove Dr #9, Franklin, TN 37067

Event Minimum/Maximum Capacity: A minimum of 10 and a maximum of 40 attendees


$295 for PMPs and Nashville PMI Members.

$325 for non-PMPs and non-members.

Registration Close Date/Time: Monday, Feb 1st, 2016 by midnight.

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February 3, 2016
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


PMI Nashville


Spark Cool Springs
3252 Aspen Grove Dr #9
Franklin, TN 37067 United States
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