Keynote Presentations

Believe it or not, experts are made, not born. The experts themselves will tell you; it’s not a big secret. Putting it in perspective so you can understand how to readily accomplish your full potential and harness expertise–now there’s the secret. And yet despite what you might think, the essential characteristics and qualities you and members of your organization need to become an expert are directly under your control. In fact, understanding and applying these characteristics is the pathway to enhanced performance.

Using personal anecdotes and entertaining stories, Paul Schempp reveals to you what research and practice have proven to work in the development of expertise.  After his presentation, you will be able to:

  • leverage your experiences to improve future performances
  • acquire the cutting-edge knowledge that will give you an edge over your competition
  • develop critical skills to propel you to the forefront of your industry.

Topics commonly requested are as follows.

Developing Your Expertise: A Guide to Greatness

Becoming an expert occurs in sequential steps from novice to expert. Each step represents distinct characteristics. By recognizing which stage you currently occupy, and understanding what it takes to get to the next level is how you become an expert in your field.

The Elements of Excellence

Nine characteristics separate the great from the good performers. In this presentation, each characteristic is identified and detailed using both research and examples from contemporary leaders in sport and industry.

The Keys to Expertise

Experts use two keys to unlock the door to outstanding performance. From this speech, you will learn how to a) acquire the knowledge, and b) develop the skills that will make you the best at what you do.

Turning Potential into Productivity

It is common for someone new to a field to be labeled as one with “great potential”. But in subsequent years, some will still have only potential, while others will have built their potential into productive achievement. This presentation reveals how you can turn your potential, or someone else’s, into productivity.

Decisions that Make a Difference

How good are your decisions? Recent research has revealed the characteristics and strategies behind superior decision-making. In this session, you will learn to think and act like an expert.