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ICCFA 2011: Eric Haseltine and Juliet Funt

      
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Tuesday I posted an announcement about our 2011 Convention & Exposition opening keynote speaker, Guy Kawasaki. We are really psyched to have Guy on the program, but the keynote wonderfulness doesn't stop there. Here's the scoop on our other two keynoters:

The Secret Lives of Visionaries
Eric Haseltine

What does it mean to be a "visionary"? According to neuroscientist and business executive Eric Haseltine, it doesn't mean seeing things others can't see. It means seeing the same things everyone else does, but seeing them in a different way. And it's something you can learn to do.

In this keynote session, Haseltine will show you how to refocus and redefine the business realities that exist right in front of you—how to make the mundane momentous and how to turn perceived threats into opportunities. He'll examine specific issues facing our industry and challenge you to re-envision them to achieve both short- and long-term advantages in the marketplace.

Eric Haseltine, Ph.D., is author of "Long Fuse, Big Bang: Achieving Long-Term Success Through Daily Victories," which was released by Hyperion in July and quickly rose to become one of the top-selling business books of 2010. He is president and managing director of Haseltine Partners LLC in Washington, DC, and is an expert on managing innovation processes. 

Haseltine has experience in the defense, intelligence and entertainment industries, having served in such diverse capacities as director of research for the National Security Agency, associate director for science and technology for the director of National Intelligence and executive vice president of Walt Disney Imagineering. He holds a doctoral degree in physiological psychology and has published more than 100 articles in periodicals such as Psychology Today and Discover Magazine.

 

Creating White Space
Juliet Funt

White space, also known as "breathing space," is the part of a printed page that has nothing on it. But it is not nothing. It is as critical to the message as the text and graphics. Imagine a page with no line spaces, paragraph breaks, columns, margins or open areas. A page where everything is smashed together inonebusy,cluttered,uncomfortablemess. 

The top complaint among successful business people today is having too much to do with too little time. American companies spend $150 billion every year on stress-related disability, and that doesn’t count the wasted time from tension, lost productivity from low morale and the costs of employee turnover.

What would you give to feel focused, efficient and energized as you face the day-to-day challenges of managing your business? Juliet Funt will share simple yet powerful strategies to help you create the white space you need to make your "page" more effective and worth reading.

Juliet Funt is a multi-talented consultant and speaker who previously served as a meeting planner, a human resources trainer for the Los Angeles Police Department and a liaison for a Palestinian/Israeli peace project. The daughter of "Candid Camera" host Alan Funt, Juliet is a co-founder of the Young Stars Project, a non-profit organization building schools for children in Uganda.

Lots more to come in the next few weeks, so check www.iccfaconvention.com early and often. We look forward to seeing you in March at Mandalay Bay!