A well-planned, exclusively designed, effectively executed retreat is perhaps the best way to address head-on some of the more challenging issues facing a board and the organization it governs. A board retreat is an opportunity for growth and increased board engagement. Board retreats create an atmosphere of camaraderie, give participants clear expectations and drive more dollars through the door.
Thank you for the excellent leadership at our recent retreat. Our Board of Managers retreat led by Carol Ritter was one of the most impactful afternoons in our organization’s recent history. Carol led a room of 14 volunteers with a variety of backgrounds, skills, and disciplines through a robust agenda. She easily brought the group back to topic when conversation drifted, identified the challenges in the room, and effortlessly accomplished the afternoon’s key action items. As a small non-profit, Carol’s time and energy was an extremely wise investment. I recommend her to any group seeking an impartial and skilled moderator without reservation.”
Megan van Ravenswaay, Executive Director Moravian Historical Society
Smash The Box Marketing
Learn how to unlock the creativity in your community, kick your competition to the curb and strategically position yourself as #1. Learn where to find “free” marketing, how to turn your relationships into marketing machines. Leave with Carol’s proven marketing systems that have taken her clients from average to an award-winning businesses. Attendees will leave with Carol’s custom designed Smash the Box Marketing Wheel which can be applied to your business.
Extreme Customer Service
Today’s customer demands better service and rapid responses. Attendees will learn how to take customer service from average to extreme. Learn the power of trust, strategies for going the extra mile and how to prevent explosive problems which can slow down momentum. Value added – participants will take home Carol’s ready to use “Word of Mouth Epidemic” 3 Step System.
Discover The Leader In You
High impact leaders attract more money, more members and raving fans. To grow your organization, start at the top. Learn how to lead your staff and volunteers to immeasurable success. This high energy presentation will teach you how to make yourself the most attractive business in your town. Carol’s interactive keynote will be a catalyst for change, growth and most importantly– results
The Top Ten Secrets To Becoming An Out Of This World Speaker
Kick your presentation skills up a notch … your business depends on it! In this highly interactive keynote you will polish your presentation skills, learn how to emotionally connect with the audience, and make your stories come alive. Take home Carol’s Top Ten Secrets—it’s time to go from good, to great, to AWESOME!
Designed for businesses who are ready to GROW – research shows that your chances of making a sale are 79% higher when networking is involved! This presentation will drive home Carol’s Top Ten Networking Tips, learn about networking for the shy, how to turn your networking experience in to sales and the do’s and don’ts of effective networking.
NEW! Million Dollar Fundraising
Looking to increase revenue? Kick start your fundraising plan with Carol’s 8 Point Fundraising System. Fundraising isn’t always about money, it’s about relationships and trust. Learn how to build a WORD OF MOUTH Epidemic around your mission and your brand. Attendees will leave with a one-page, turn key sample plan to help you drive dollars in the door.
Carol custom designs workshops for clients, she can take any of her keynote speeches and convert them to a workshop. Her newest workshop is in development – PARENTING YOUR PARENTS, a humorous look into the real life experience of her dad being diagnosed with Alzheimers. Includes, Carol’s 7 coping secrets along with her real life experiences,
Carol can facilitate discussion groups and a pre-event meeting will discover the outcomes for the event. Carol’s strength is building consensus in groups and allowing everyone to have a fair opportunity to participate. Her clients understand that bringing in someone from the outside with no agenda and no opinion can change the direction of any group.
Lunch & Learns
Bring Carol into your business for a Lunch & Learn – 30 minute speech on all topics listed in keynote – one most requested lunch & learn is Motivating the Team, just give her two goals you would like to achieve and she can custom design this mini speech just for you. You can integrate networking, leadership, marketing, and customer service in just 30 minutes.
I am sincere when I say we are mad about you. You are “real people” and that comes through when you’re addressing an audience. Many of our members said, “Best speaker we’ve ever had!” It was a pleasure and privilege to have you spend the evening with our chapter.”
Rosemary Geosits and Mack Trucks, Program Chairman International Association of Administrative Professionals
Thank you for the WONDERFUL job that you did at the Discover Lehigh Valley Tourism Marketing Day. Your enthusiasm and expertise on the topics…was so incredible. I love learning…and you taught me so very much that day.”
Kelly Ronalds, Hotel Bethlehem
Carol is one of my best Centers of Influence. She is my “go to” for anything I need in the Lehigh Valley. I know if I ask her for something she will get it done no matter what it is, professionally and quickly. Her connections and expertise are top notch! We have utilized her talents in many ways; as a motivational speaker for our volunteers, a marketing consultant for our new Financial Associates and as a connector to other leaders in the Valley. Go no further – you will find no one better!”
Vicki Lilley, Community Engagement Leader – Thrivent Financial®
Your vibrant personality lights up a room! We very much appreciate you adding a spark to our conversation.”
Melanie Luedtke-Taylor, President, Nebraska PTA
Carol is interactive, insightful, and engaging. She immediately grabs the audience’s attention and makes the content applicable to their lives both personally and professionally.”
Gretchen Vakiener, Executive Director, Traditions of Hanover
Enthusiastic and passionate, Carol is a phenomenal speaker who makes her audience want to hear more.”
Carol Stella, Arbonne International
I’ve been teaching for 25 years and this was the best in-service I have ever attended.
Middle School Teacher, Bethlehem School District Pennsylvania
Bravo! Finding the ideal blend of information and delivery is a difficult task, but Carol made it effortless.”
Robert Bryant, Peer Helper Adviser, Northampton High School
You were the best speaker I’ve ever seen!”
Tom, Member, Colorado PTA
Carol, you’re one of the funniest people I know! I love you, Carol Ritter.”
P. Johnson, North Carolina PTA
Carol’s enthusiasm and energy made her talk enjoyable and easy for all of us to participate. She gave us very valuable ideas on leadership which we will be able to use!”
Lori Ann Burns, Manager of MRI Services, Holy Name Medical Center
Thank you! It was OUR pleasure to have you as our guest speaker at Toastmasters. You provided some excellent insights and tips into good public speaking and we enjoyed your presentation.”